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Article: The Discard Pile

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:26 AM
While it's true that the Twins pushed their payroll to unprecedented heights in 2018, it's not accurate to suggest the front office execu...
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Article: Twins Sign Left-Handed Pitcher Martin Perez

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:57 AM
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that the Twins have come to an agreement with free agent left-handed starting pitcher Martin Perez...
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Thank You Nick Nelson

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:20 AM
Your recent Twitter thread should be promoted to all fans. I'm so tired of LEN3 and other media personalities tearing down fans that want...
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Article: Can the Twins Be Competitive With Their Current...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:53 PM
The MLB offseason is far from over. It’s possible the Twins could sign Adam Ottavino or Cody Allen in the coming days, I’d be glad if tha...
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Article: Twins Payroll Really is Resource Allocation

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 08:45 PM
On Monday Seth did a great job of outlining where the Minnesota Twins were at as of January 14. His 25-man roster projection looks nearly...
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The Discard Pile

While it's true that the Twins pushed their payroll to unprecedented heights in 2018, it's not accurate to suggest the front office executed some sort of aggressive offseason plan that fizzled in practice.

Instead, they adhered to their "opportunistic" credo, jumping on players who were passed up by other clubs in hopes of surfacing overlooked values. It didn't really work out. And this winter, the Twins have more or less done the same thing.

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The Winter Meltdown sold out of $40 tickets, but Fan HQ can still set you up, and for FREE! Just enter the Fan HQ Giveaway here and you can win four free tickets to our big winter event. You'll be in town anyway for Twins Fest, so just walk over to Brother's Bar & Grill on Saturday (1/26) at 5 and join us, Michael Cuddyer, ....

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Episode 408: Perez and Payroll

Aaron and John talk about the Twins signing Martin Perez just seconds before the show started, the nearly empty free agent reliever shelves, why the Twins' lack of spending should leave fans disappointed, returning to KFAN for another season on the radio, selling out the Winter Meltdown, and Willians Astudillo finishing runner-up to Delmon Young. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link.

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Twins Sign Left-Handed Pitcher Martin Perez

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that the Twins have come to an agreement with free agent left-handed starting pitcher Martin Perez. It's believed to be a one-year deal with a club option for 2020. Jon Heyman tweeted that the deal is for $3.5 million.

Perez, 27, has spent his entire career with Texas and has a 4.63 ERA in 141 games. He's coming off a rough 2018 in which he was demoted to the Rangers' bullpen.

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Reviewing the Remaining Free Agent Relievers

Twins fans became apoplectic on Friday evening when Cody Allen, coming off a horrendous 2018, signed a one-year pact with the Angels. Allen represented the last big-name, big-rep free agent reliever available besides Craig Kimbrel. Twins Twitter instantly descended into a level of chaos usually reserved for dystopian Jimmy Butler practice sessions or Vikings kickers. I’m not here to talk about the payroll (too low, and I have a right to complain about eight years of pretty garbage baseball). I’m mostly interested in answering the question who are some free agent relievers who could help the Twins in 2019?

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Patrick Mahomes Career Retrospective

Patrick Mahomes II will take the field in the AFC Championship Game this weekend. He will try and end the Patriots dynasty, while trying to exorcise the demons haunting Andy Reid’s playoff past. Kansas City has been a fun club to watch with their explosive offense. Needless to say, this Sunday will be a career altering game for the quarterbacks on both sides of the ball.

Twins fans have an obvious connection to Mahomes since his father played parts of five seasons in Minnesota. Let’s take a trip down memory lane to learn more about the elder Mahomes and his pitching career.

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Twins Payroll Really is Resource Allocation

On Monday Seth did a great job of outlining where the Minnesota Twins were at as of January 14. His 25-man roster projection looks nearly spot on, and there are very few areas of contention. When the dust settled at the end of his article the 2019 payroll projection came in at $96.32 million. That number is a laughable sum, but if we were to reclassify it as an allocation of resources, how much additional hand-wringing would there be?

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Get To Know: Twins Infield Prospect Daniel Ozoria

On Tuesday, the Twins announced that they had acquired middle infielder Daniel Ozoria from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. In exchange, the Twins sent hard-throwing reliever John Curtiss who had been designated for assignment a day earlier to make room for Blake Parker. Today you can get to know a little more about the newest member of the Minnesota Twins organization.

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Hildenberger Preparing for Another Heavy Workload

The Twins may lead the league in candidates for Comeback Player of the Year. Up and down the roster and all over the diamond you can find guys coming off disappointing seasons who you can pin high hopes on for 2019. That being the case, Trevor Hildenberger has gone somewhat overlooked. It’s easy to forget just how good he was for the Twins prior to his second-half struggles last year.

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Making a Machado Bid

For the second year in a row, the free agent market has been slower than molasses in January. Big name free agents like Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, and Dallas Keuchel remain unsigned. Spring training is looming on the horizon and these high caliber players are going to need to sign somewhere.

So, let’s imagine a world where the Twins could make a bid for Manny Machado.

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Sizing Up Cody Allen

After reaching agreement with all of their arbitration eligible players last week, the Twins have solidified their projected 2019 payroll at around $96 million. That's about $30M below where they were last year (which was just below the MLB average), so needless to say they've got spending flexibility.

The back end of the bullpen is the clearest need, and in that market, one name stands out as a fairly obvious fit.

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Meltdown Countdown: Sold Out!

We're sorry, but we're sold out! Thank you to those who bought tickets and we'll see you along with Michael Cuddyer, the new Twins beat writers, two free 612 Brew craft beers, the free pint glass, drink specials, Pick & Shovel prize pack, autographed prizes, and pizza swag. This is going to be the best Winter Meltdown yet.