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Article: Big Splash Coming in Twins Territory

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:12 PM
With the offseason upon us, the Hot Stove will eventually heat up and free agents will begin to select their teams for the 2019 Major Lea...
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What does Arizona take for Greinke?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:31 PM
OK, so we know that they have some salary issues. We know we have money to spend (and yes, I'm concerned that the FO may handcuff this te...
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Article: Twins Add To Coaching Staff

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:33 PM
On Friday afternoon, the Twins announced most of their 2019 coaching staff. While they are still looking to fill one spot on Rocco Baldel...
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Off Season BluePrint: Money Laundering

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:42 PM
Seeings how it's not my money and I'd just as soon see a major shakeup of any of our Pro Sports teams, rather than be stuck in the middle...
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Article: Offseason Blueprint: Bargain Bin Shopping (Part 2)

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:36 PM
As of 8 AM on Thursday, yesterday's story about bargain bin free agent hitters had eight comments, and none of them were "the Twins/Pohla...
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Latest News


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Offseason Handbook Now Available for Download

The World Series has come to an end. The Boston Red Sox are celebrating. And now we all can celebrate the arrival of a new offseason with its infinite possibilities.

The 2019 Offseason Handbook is available for immediate download. Click this link and name your price to receive a copy of this TwinsCentric offseason primer immediately.

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Twins Add To Coaching Staff

On Friday afternoon, the Twins announced most of their 2019 coaching staff. While they are still looking to fill one spot on Rocco Baldelli's coaching staff, they did make seven of their coaches official.

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Rundown: Target Field Security, Offseason Expectations and More

Target Field is undergoing yet another fairly major update this offseason, the focus being around Gate 34. Rochelle Olson of the Star Tribune relayed an update on the project and noted that there will be added security measures. Though no specifics were reported, Olson wrote that all of MLB is moving slowly toward full NFL-level security.

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Offseason Blueprint: Bargain Bin Shopping (Part 2)

As of 8 AM on Thursday, yesterday's story about bargain bin free agent hitters had eight comments, and none of them were "the Twins/Pohlads are so cheap" and I want to congratulate Twins Territory on that giant leap forward. It's not often that happens in a story about fiscally responsible spending. We'll try for two in a row today, as we continue by finding bargain bin pitching...

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Is Minnesota's Refreshed Coaching Staff... Too Fresh?

While toiling in obscurity for eight years since their most recent division title, the Minnesota Twins have had their share of issues, covering all sizes, shapes and forms. But the one persistent flaw plaguing these teams is poor pitching.

Minnesota's new hires at pitching coach and bullpen coach, which came to light on Thursday, illustrate just how creative – and daring – they are becoming in the quest to finally overcome their perennial run-prevention problems

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Big Splash Coming in Twins Territory

With the offseason upon us, the Hot Stove will eventually heat up and free agents will begin to select their teams for the 2019 Major League Baseball season and beyond. The Minnesota Twins have some of the most available money across both leagues, and they also have some relatively glaring holes. Needs up the middle, on the corners, and in the bullpen are of the utmost importance. Plugging just anyone into the mix isn’t logical and there’s an offensive profile that is desperately needed.

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HAYES: Twins to Hire Wes Johnson as Pitching Coach

Dan Hayes of The Athletic is reporting that the Twins will hire Wes Johnson to fill their pitching coach opening. Johnson has been the pitching coach for the University of Arkansas for the past two seasons.

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Offseason Blueprint: Bargain Bin Shopping (Part 1)

The last thing Twins fans want to hear is the benefit of moving forward with a frugal payroll. However, creating an offseason plan around a shoestring budget is at least valuable as a thought exercise. It’s foolish to do all these moves, but identifying a couple could free up money for a more expensive addition.

So let’s identify a few bargains to fill some of the holes in the Twins 25-man roster…

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AFL Report - Week 5: Air Force Ace

What a difference a week can make in the small sample size of the Arizona Fall League as the Salt River Rafters followed up their string of blowouts in week 4 with a bunch of close one-run games in week five. They finished the week with a record of 2-3, but remained on top of the East Division standings heading into a final push for a Championship Game appearance.

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Rundown: Mauer Being a Pain, Prospect Lists, Philly Trade Rumors and Other Notes

For as many words as there have been written and said about Joe Mauer, his legacy won’t truly be determined by what anybody outside the game has to say about him. Instead, it’ll be his teammates, opponents and coaches who solidify how Joe is remembered as a ballplayer. There was an impressive group that attended Mauer’s retirement press conference Monday, and even more who shared their praise of Joe on social media, but my favorite response to his retirement came from a longtime rival pitching coach.

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Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 398: Joe Mauer Retires

Aaron and John talk about Joe Mauer making his retirement official, what his Hall of Fame case will look like in five years, the Twins' free agent options at first base and third base, Kennys Vargas going to Japan, reported interest in J.A. Happ, speculation about interest in Carlos Santana, and taking in the views at the new Bonnes Sky Cabin. 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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Improved Secondary Offerings Key to Trevor May’s Bullpen Breakout

I distinctly remember watching Trevor May pitch in the spring of 2017 for the Twins vs. Team USA, tuning up for the WBC. May was looking smooth early against a loaded Team USA lineup before being removed with arm discomfort. A torn UCL and 16 months of recovery and rehab later, and May made his return to the Twins major league club in July, after a rehab stint primarily at AAA Rochester. Fast forward a few short months and May has established himself as a high leverage reliever in a Twins bullpen surrounded by uncertainty headed into the offseason.