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Article: Each Minnesota Team’s Greatest Finish

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:12 AM
If you’re like a lot of Minnesota sports fans, your adrenaline might still be pumping from the Vikings’ thrilling last second win on Sund...
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Article: Twelve's A Crowd: Twins Are Rolling In Relief

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:11 AM
Minnesota's signing of righty reliever Addison Reed to a two-year, $16.25 million contract, which became official on Monday, was stunning...
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2018 Prospect Rankings: Baseball Prospectus

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 08:39 AM
Baseball Prospectus has released their Twins top-ten list for 2018. Lamonte Wade makes an appearance, along with youngsters Lewis, Javier...
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Boshers DFA

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:35 AM
Buddy Boshers is off the 40-man. This makes room for Addison Reed.
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2017-18 non-Twins MLB Off-Season Transactions Thread

Other Baseball Today, 08:54 AM
I thought I'd get this going now (and pin it), even though we still have a few weeks to go. Please use this thread to track MLB NON-TWINS...
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Twelve's A Crowd: Twins Are Rolling In Relief

Minnesota's signing of righty reliever Addison Reed to a two-year, $16.25 million contract, which became official on Monday, was stunning for multiple reasons.

Yes, it was the first multi-year contract ever given to a free agent reliever by the Twins. But more strikingly, it adds another guaranteed contract to a bullpen that was already somewhat crowded. In fact, Reed may have removed the last vacancy in the unit, and that would leave some surprising names on the outside looking in.


Still A Few Dozen Tickets Left To See Joe Nathan At The Winter Meltdown!

Not only will the 500 guests at the Winter Meltdown get to see Joe Nathan and have a few tasty 612 Brews, but they'll also get this fantastic pint glass on the right, designed by Brock Beauchamp. And if you attended last year, you'll see how well it complements last year's glass on the left.


Each Minnesota Team’s Greatest Finish

If you’re like a lot of Minnesota sports fans, your adrenaline might still be pumping from the Vikings’ thrilling last second win on Sunday. Fans of the purple and gold have been tormented by heartbreak throughout the franchise’s history. The “Minneapolis Miracle” might be the first stop as the team tries to break what some have called a “curse.”

There have certainly been some other dramatic moments in Minnesota sports history. For some of the franchises, it was tough to narrow down the list. Here are the moments I picked out. Feel free to disagree in the comments section below.


SethSpeaks Podcast (Episode 2) Features 1st-Rounders Lewis, Rooker, Kirilloff

In the second episode of Seth's return to podcasting, he was joined by four Minnesota Twins prospects and another senior from the Minnesota Gophers baseball program. Get to know more about Gophers senior 1B Toby Hanson, Twins RHP Aaron Slegers, and Twins minor league hitters Alex Kirilloff, Brent Rooker and Royce Lewis.

Starting at 8:00 central time tonight (Monday), you can listen to the show here. You can also go to iTunes and subscribe to "Minnesota Sports Weekly" where you will find Seth's show as well.


Joe Nathan, Fernando Rodney, And History

On September 22nd of last season, Fernando Rodney closed out a win for the Diamondbacks and became the third active member of the 300 saves club. That number had stood at two (Francisco Rodriguez and Huston Street) for only a few weeks, because it was earlier in the same month that Joe Nathan officially lost his 'active' status by announcing his retirement.

Now, with Rodney aboard as the new Twins closer and with Nathan attending this month's Winter Meltdown as our featured guest, I'm reminded of one of my favorite baseball memories – one which happens to involve both historic relievers.


Gleeman & The Geek: Ep 351: Addison Reed!

Aaron and John talk about the Minnesota Twins signing free agent reliever Addison Reed and what it means for the rest of the offseason, all while pre-gaming at Iron Door Pub. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link.

Sponsored by RxBar and Casper Mattresses.


The Twins Almanac for January 14–20

This week’s Almanac marks the birthdates of Showboat Fisher, T.J. Bohn, and Camilo Pascual, and remembers the inaugural class of the West Central Baseball Hall of Fame in Willmar. It was also this week in history that the Twins released Harmon Killebrew, acquired Billy Beane, and Dave Winfield and Kirby Puckett received their calls to the Hall.


Exploring The Back-End Of The 40-Man Roster

Addison Reed’s reported signing is putting the Twins in an interesting spot. Once Reed passes his physical, he is going to need a spot on the 40-man roster. This also holds true for any future free agents the club signs this off-season. If Yu Darvish ends up in Minnesota, he will need a 40-man spot as well.

What players are floating at the back-end of Minnesota’s 40-man roster? Here are a few names that could be forced to pass through waivers in the coming weeks.


Rosenthal: Twins Agree to Deal With Addison Reed

Most of the attention this offseason has been dedicated to the Twins' pursuit of top starting pitching options, but it appears they just made a significant upgrade to the bullpen. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Twins have agreed to a contract with Addison Reed, who was the third-ranked relief pitcher on the market per MLB Trade Rumors.


Twins Arbitration Notes

Friday at noon was the deadline for players and teams to work out arbitration agreements before both sides exchange numbers.

Kyle Gibson remains the only Twin who has not reached an agreement yet. His agent and the Twins exchanged numbers this afternoon. The Twins offered $4.2 million while the Gibson side countered at $4.55 million.


Twins Weekly for Jan. 5-11: Seth Speaks!

Welcome to Twins Weekly. This feature intends to help readers discover anything they may have missed, encourage prospective writers to get active and provide readers an opportunity to offer up requests for content. The big news at the site this week was Seth’s return to podcasting, which featured a star-studded lineup of guests.


Looking Back: Twins Draft Kirby Puckett

***This article was written several years ago on Twins Daily. It has been edited minimally.

36 years ago today, January 12, 1982, the Minnesota Twins made a decision that altered the trajectory and the history of the organization. On that date, the Twins used the third overall pick in the January portion of the MLB Draft on an outfielder from Triton Junior College named Kirby Puckett.

As you know, in June, players out of high school, junior college and those having finished three years at a four-year college are selected. However, from 1965 through 1986, there was also a draft in January for high school and college players who graduated in the Winter. Kirby Puckett fit into that category.