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Phil Miller at the Star Tribune spoke with Twins general manager Terry Ryan and team president Dave St. Peter regarding the 2015 payroll....
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (AFL Week 2): The Rosa...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:45 AM
The second week of the Arizona Fall League season included a tie for the Salt River Rafters as their game on Friday went 11 innings, and...
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World Series starts Tuesday...

More Baseball Today, 12:03 AM
...so who do you like? I picked KC as my adopted team going into the postseason, so I'll ride that horse and say the Cinderella story has...
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Article: Postseason Review: Phil Hughes

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:50 AM
Barring injury, Phil Hughes will be the opening day starting pitcher for the Twins in 2015. Hughes pitched in 2014 as a 28-year old, so h...
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Baseball America Grades 2009 MLB Draft by Team

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 10:51 PM
Baseball America recently reviewed the 2009 drafts of each Major League team and gives them a letter grade.   The Twins get a B with...
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Twins Minor League Report (AFL Week 2): The Rosario Show Continues

The second week of the Arizona Fall League season included a tie for the Salt River Rafters as their game on Friday went 11 innings, and the teams ran out of scheduled pitchers. Overall on the week, the Rafters were 3-2-1, and Eddie Rosario continued to rake and run.


Wild Xtra Is Live!

Please take a minute to check out our new web site Wild Xtra! Just like Twins Daily, we've gathered the best of the independent Twins bloggers, only this time we have EIGHT of them. That means it will have 2-3 in-depth, independent and intelligent stories each day on the Minnesota Wild. Plus, you'll find the same great discussion on the day's news in the forums, where your Twins Daily login will work.


Gleeman and the Geek, Ep 167: Payroll & Terry Ryan Quotes

Aaron and John take the podcast to the brand new LynLake Brewery and talk about the Twins' lack of spending, Parker Hageman's lengthy interview with Terry Ryan for the TwinsCentric Offseason Handbook, how Ron Gardenhire's exit probably happened, the value of outfield defense, fans going from frustrated to angry, playoff payrolls, imagining the Twins as the Vikings, and mailbag questions from listeners. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click the Play button below.


Postseason Review: Phil Hughes

Barring injury, Phil Hughes will be the opening day starting pitcher for the Twins in 2015. Hughes pitched in 2014 as a 28-year old, so he was one of the younger free-agent signees inked in the offseason.

He was the Twins best and most reliable starting pitcher last year by far. Hughes was signed to a three-year $24M contract coming off a 4-14 season with the New York Yankees, a team that won 85 games. Hughes had allowed 24 homers in 145+ innings for the Yanks and the thought was that a new location and less pressure would allow for improvement.


Winter Meetings: Major and Minor League Rosters

Reports have estimated that as many as 100 members of the Twins staff may participate in the meetings this week. That's a lot of people, but then it's a big job. In Part 1, we covered the manager and coaching staffing issues. In Part 2, we look at roster matters at the major league and minor league levels.


The Widening Search For a New Twins Manager

While they initially appeared to have emerged as front-runners, and still may be, things have been quiet on the Paul Molitor and Doug Mientkiewicz fronts. That's because the Twins, true to their word, have expanded the scope of their manager search substantially, with numerous outside names entering the mix over the past couple weeks.

Let's run through the latest developments as the search moves on and picks up:


Contemplating the Royals... and the Twins

The Kansas City Royals are going to the World Series. The AL Central team that was seemingly in a perennial rebuild suddenly has put itself in a great position. They won the 1985 World Series and this is the first time since then that they've been back in the playoffs. They have now gone 8-0 this postseason and will represent the American League in the World Series.

The Twins have had a run of four-straight 90-loss seasons, so I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the Royals roster and see how their players were acquired. Are there similarities between the Twins and the Royals?


Left Field In Need Of Upgrade

If there is one position that will be different for the Minnesota Twins in 2015, it appears that it will be left field. And if the team wants to reward it’s pitching staff, it should be a defensive-minded individual.


The Painful Truth?

Terry Ryan has formed a rock-solid reputation during his decades in the game of baseball, in large part because of his integrity and honesty. Say what you will about the man, but he will always give you his sincere opinion.

Sometimes, that honesty isn't so refreshing.


Twins Hangouts: October 14

Seth and Jeremy return Tuesday night with special guest Jason Kanzler to talk Twins Baseball.

We'll also cover the latest on the managerial search and the latest roster and payroll news.


No Juice Podcast #25: Talking with Terry Ryan

On this week’s No Juice Podcast Dan Anderson and Parker Hageman talk about Parker's interview with Twins general manager Terry Ryan that will be released for the upcoming Twins Daily Offseason Handbook.

Listen below.


Winter Meetings: Organizational To-Do List

The Minnesota Twins are holding their annual “organizational meetings” in Fort Myers this week. As newsworthy baseball stories go, that bit of information ranks quite a bit below the MLB postseason games and their seemingly nightly extra-inning games and walk-off finishes.
What exactly are the organizational meetings?