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Front Page: Is Alex Avila an Upgrade Over Jason Castro?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:27 PM
In 2019, Mitch Garver and Jason Castro combined to form one of the most productive catching tandems in MLB history. Tough act to follow.I...
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Front Page: Choose Your Own Path: 3 Ways for the Minnesot...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:24 PM
As we head into the 2019 MLB Winter Meetings, the Minnesota Twins are at $99MM in payroll with spots left to fill. With plenty of options...
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Heyman: Twins Pursuing Hyun-Jin Ryu

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:24 PM
As the Winter Meetings get underway in San Diego, we've got a juicy tidbit courtesy of the always-plugged-in Jon Heyman, who says the Twi...
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Would Justin Turner to the Twins make sense?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:42 PM
LA Dodgers are very much in the Rendon sweepstakes which would take Turners spot. He has said to be willing to move to 2B but Gavin Lux...
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The Trade Route

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:15 PM
Ive heard rumblings of the Twins swinging a trade with the Tigers for a big name pitcher, and I have to assume it would be Boyd.   A...
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Is Alex Avila an Upgrade Over Jason Castro?

In 2019, Mitch Garver and Jason Castro combined to form one of the most productive catching tandems in MLB history. Tough act to follow.

In 2020, Garver will be back, coming off an historic sophomore campaign, but he'll have a new partner in pitch-receiving. Will Alex Avila represent an upgrade?

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Twins Winter Meetings Primer

On Sunday, the annual baseball Winter Meetings will commence in at the Hilton Bayfront in San Diego. The event is another opportunity for the Minnesota Twins front office to continue working on their 2020 roster. Here are areas that the Twins still need to address this offseason.

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Choose Your Own Path: 3 Ways for the Minnesota Twins to Use Their Remaining $35MM

As we head into the 2019 MLB Winter Meetings, the Minnesota Twins are at $99MM in payroll with spots left to fill. With plenty of options still on the board, I will outline three viable plans to fill out the 2020 roster, and you get to play general manager and choose which one they should go with.

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Twins Offseason Status Update: December 8th, 2019

In the hustle and bustle of a busy offseason, it can be tough to stay on top of all the Twins news and developments – especially if you're not following along obsessively (how dare you).

To keep folks up to speed, we'll be running occasional offseason updates on the 2020 roster, payroll, and big-picture progress.

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Free Agent Faceoff: Madison Bumgarner Is Not Who You Think He Is Edition

With Zack Wheeler coming off the board, Twins Territory seems to have attached to Madison Bumgarner as the must-have free agent of the offseason. Why? Here’s a look at how MadBum stacks up against two much less heralded pitchers on the free agent market.

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Twins Villains: 3 Free Agents Who Love Terrorizing Minnesota

As the Twins survey the open market, there are three gut-wrenching players who may have them losing their appetite. The Twins should consider signing them to avoid further damage.

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Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 456: Pineda and Avila (& Bumgarner?)

Aaron and John talk about the Twins re-signing Michael Pineda, replacing Jason Castro with Alex Avila, and how they can stick the landing of a great offseason with Madison Bumgarner, Hyun-Jin Ryu, or a big trade. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link.

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Passan: Twins to Sign Catcher Alex Avila

Jeff Passan of ESPN reported Friday morning that the Twins had an agreement with veteran catcher Alex Avila on a one-year, $4.25 million deal. The 32-year-old posted a .774 OPS and started 49 games behind the plate for the Diamondbacks last season.

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Local Uncle Eager to Blame Quiet Twins Offseason On Joe Mauer

Bert Galligan, a divorced business machine salesman from West St. Paul, has begun blaming the Minnesota Twins’ slow start to free agency on Joe Mauer to any and all who will listen, according to multiple nieces and nephews. Everything from holiday celebrations to everyday interactions are affected.

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Twins Rookie Pitchers Were Well Prepared in 2019

There are probably only a handful of things in sports more terrifying than being a pitcher. I mean, just think about it for a second: Someone else just 60 feet and 6 inches away is trying their hardest to hit the ball you’re throwing as hard as they possibly can in order to ruin your day. As an ex-soccer goalkeeper who put his face on the line for years, I have to respect the level of confidence that pitchers must have.

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Twins Offseason Chapter has a Loaded Amount of Spoilers

Recently the Philadelphia Phillies inked Zack Wheeler to a five-year deal, and in losing out on a highly coveted free agent starting pitcher a good portion of the Twins fanbase lost their collective minds. What if we’re going about this all wrong though, and the expectations need to be shifted?

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Report: Twins Nearing Multi-Year Deal with Michael Pineda

According to Peirre Noujaim from Fox 9 News in Minneapolis, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal to keep veteran Michael Pineda with the team. His sources tell him that the deal is for two years and $20 million.

Dan Hayes reports that the deal is pending a physical.