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Rumor: Twins to spend over their Int. bonus limit in 2015...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 10:37 AM
This is completely a rumor, so huge grain of salt, but Kiley McDaniel, who is a legit source, posted it based on "surveying about a dozen...
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Alex Meyer's Debut

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:37 AM
Barring injury does anyone out there think that Alex Meyer does not start the season with the Minnesota Twins?   I know he's no lock...
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Article: Twins Extend Phil Hughes

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:12 AM
Mark Feinsand from the New York Daily News is reporting this morning that the Twins and Phil Hughes have agreed to a three-year contract...
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2014-2015 MLB Offseason Moves Thread

MLB Baseball Today, 10:08 AM
First "big" trade of the offseason went down today with Adam Lind moving from the Blue Jays to the Brewers for Marco Estrada in a move th...
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2015 Opening Day Line up

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:56 AM
What will the Twins opening day roster look like? Recently my worthless brother speculated that 23 of the 25 roster spots were pretty wel...
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Twins Extend Phil Hughes

Mark Feinsand from the New York Daily News is reporting this morning that the Twins and Phil Hughes have agreed to a three-year contract extension worth $42 million. The contract could keep Hughes in a Twins uniform through the 2019 season.

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Mientkiewicz Draws Key Assignment

It was easy enough to see coming, but the Twins made it official last week that Doug Mientkiewicz will move up and manage the club's Double-A affiliate in Chattanooga next year.

The organization clearly thinks highly of Mientkiewicz, as they interviewed him multiple times for the big-league manager opening despite his lack of experience. And while he ultimately didn't come out on top of that race, he ended up with a job that might actually be more important in the short term.

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Gleeman & the Geek, Ep 175: Ranking Rotations & Buying Bars

Aaron and John visit Mac’s Industrial Sports Bar and speculate on the Minnesota Twins remaining offseason plans, grill owner Michael Curry about how he bought his first bar, review the Twins new minor league coaching assignments, praise bad decisions on Christmas night, rank the Twins rotation versus the rest of the AL Central, eat WAY too much, anticipate Nick Punto’s return, encourage Aaron’s new foodie leanings and run through a mailbag.

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Twins Non-Roster Spring Training Invites

On Friday afternoon, the Twins announced that they have invited 18 non-roster players to major league spring training. Among others, top prospects such as JO Berrios, Byron Buxton, Tyler Duffey and Taylor Rogers will report to big league camp.

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Can Aaron Hicks Be Fixed?

One of the more critical openings the Minnesota Twins will have this year is in center field. If all goes well, that job will be Aaron Hicks’ to borrow. What are the odds that he meets expectations in 2015?

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Cody's Top 30 Twins Prospects: Part 1 (21-30)

One of the highlights of the off-season for a core of Twins fans is the release of the Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook. Seth Stohs has worked to put together this fantastic book for the last seven years. In 2012, he gave me my first taste of helping with the book. By 2013, I was writing an article for the Annual and for the last three years I have been among a trio of writers that includes Jeremy Nygaard, Stohs, and myself.

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Get To Know: RHP J.R. Graham

On Sunday, I posted a Q&A with Twins minor league Rule 5 draft pick Greg Peavey. It was fun to get to know a little about him. Today, I’m happy to provide an interview with the Twins Major League Rule 5 draft pick, JR Graham. You can learn much more about Graham in the Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook 2015.

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TD Mailbag: Center Field, Meyer's Role and More

Earlier this week we put out a call on the forum and on Twitter for mailbag questions. You guys came through in a major way. So many great submissions. We've grabbed a bunch of them to feature below.

Let's get to it:

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No Juice Podcast #34: Baseball's Winter Meetings

On this week's No Juice Podcast, Dan Anderson and Parker Hageman rehash the happenings that came from Major League Baseball's Winter Meetings, including the signing of pitcher Ervin "#SmellBaseball" Santana, exploring quotes from Paul Molitor and possibly saying farewell to Chris Parmelee.

Click to listen below.

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Young For Their League

When developing prospect lists, one of many criteria that goes into the thinking is Age-to-Level data. High-ranking prospects are often guys with great tools who are performing at a level where they are very young. If you look near the top of the Top 30 prospect lists that Jeremy, Cody and I put together for the Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook 2015, you’ll see a lot of players who were very young for their level.

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Purchasing A Rotation, And What It Means

In the past two offseasons, the Twins have signed four free agent pitchers to multi-year contracts. Four! When you think about that -- relative to their past tendencies and against the backdrop of an internally facilitated rebuild -- that's kind of crazy.

What motivated the club to enter into lengthy commitments with so many outside pitchers, and what does it mean for the young arms already in the organization vying for their own spots in a suddenly crowded rotation?

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Gleeman & the Geek, Ep 174: Ervin Santana

Aaron and John talk about the Twins signing Ervin Santana for $55 million, picking J.R. Graham in the Rule 5 draft, revisiting the Ricky Nolasco signing, using Harry's Razors for your holiday shopping, incident-free press conferences, full rotations, dropping Chris Parmelee and Chris Colabello, signing Shane Robinson, payroll debates, and Eduardo Escobar rumors.