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Article: Twins Win Posting for Korean LHP Hyeon-Jong Yang

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:56 AM
The Minnesota Twins have won the posting for South Korean 26-year-old pitcher Hyeon-Jong Yang per Pioneer Press’ Mike Berardino. This mea...
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Article: REPORT: Neil Allen to be Hired as Pitching Coach

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:38 AM
The Star Tribune is reporting that the Minnesota Twins will select Neil Allen as their next pitching coach.Last week, we learned that the...
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Article: Twins Taking A Close Look At Justin Masterson

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:52 AM
By now you are aware that the Minnesota Twins have some level of interest in free agent pitcher Justin Masterson.The big-bodied Masterson...
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Wily Mo Pena?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:57 AM
In my 40+ years of being a Twins' fan, this has to be one of the most perplexing rumors I've ever heard.... Why???   http://www.mlbt...
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Parmelee is yet another Twin who takes early leave in win...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:57 AM
Just a couple days after telling an ebullient interviewer that he would be playing in Venezuela until December 2nd, Chris Parmelee is hea...
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REPORT: Neil Allen to be Hired as Pitching Coach

The Star Tribune is reporting that the Minnesota Twins will select Neil Allen as their next pitching coach.

Last week, we learned that the Twins search for a pitching coach had narrowed to just two: Carl Willis and Neil Allen.

On Saturday night, the Star Tribune beat writers reported that the team had selected Neil Allen as Paul Molitor's pitching coach.

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Twins Win Posting for Korean LHP Hyeon-Jong Yang

The Minnesota Twins have won the posting for South Korean 26-year-old pitcher Hyeon-Jong Yang per Pioneer Press’ Mike Berardino. This means they now have exclusive negotiating rights with him for 30 days to finalize a deal. Amazin Avenue has an excellent profile of Yang that goes beyond the initial anonymous scouting reports. This summarizes a lot of that story and adds in some other sources I’ve found.

Yang is 26 years old and dominated in high school, making the South Korean Junior National Team. His success led to him being drafted ninth overall in the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) Draft.

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Alex Meyer Reflects on 2014, Looks Forward to 2015

Thursday morning, RHP Alex Meyer joined 3B Miguel Sano, OF Eddie Rosario and LHP Jason Wheeler as the Minnesota Twins newest members of their 40-man roster. On Thursday night, he joined the Twins Hangouts podcast to talk about the honor, his 2014 season, subbing in the classroom for Jeremy, and much more. (Download on iTunes)

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Twins Feel Prospect Eddie Rosario Close to Major League Ready

When Mike Radcliff returned from Arizona he was hopeful with what he had seen from Eddie Rosario.

Among the organization’s prospects playing for the Salt River Rafters in the Arizona Fall League was the recently rehabilitated Rosario. The 23-year-old had served a fifty game suspension due to a failed marijuana test -- his second such offense. In the grand scheme, with a nation heading towards increasing tolerance and two major league cities allowing use of the recreational drug, it appeared less of a concern than the use of performance enhancing drugs to inflate his numbers. Nevertheless, rules were rules and Rosario had broken them. Twice.

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The Twins Awful, Unrepeatable Second Half

At the All-Star break, the Twins were in decent shape, just 6 games under .500 and on pace to finish with a win total in the mid-70s that would have demonstrated clear progress in their rebuilding efforts. But at the beginning of the second half they faltered, dropping 9 of 13, the first 10 of which were at home, to finish July. Now 11 under .500 and 11 games out of first place, it was time to sell the veterans and turn to youth.

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Hangout and Talk Twins: 40-man Review

Twins right-handed prospect Alex Meyer is set to join the Twins Hangouts podcast tonight at 9:00 central time. He was one of four Twins minor leaguers that were added to the Twins 40-man roster. Meyer, along with Miguel Sano, Alex Meyer, Eddie Rosario and Jason Wheeler filled out the Twins 40 man roster.

Tonight at 9 pm, Seth and Jeremy will discuss the additions of these players as well as the omissions of others.

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Twins Winter League Updates

Twins Daily would like to thank Steve Lien for giving us weekly updates of the Arizona Fall League. Today, I wanted to provide Twins Daily readers an update on what is happening in the other winter leagues.

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Twins Taking A Close Look At Justin Masterson

By now you are aware that the Minnesota Twins have some level of interest in free agent pitcher Justin Masterson.

The big-bodied Masterson is an ideal rebound candidate -- he is only 30 years old, he has big ground ball numbers, solid strikeout rates, averaged 199 innings per season from 2010 to 2013 while working 6.2 innings per start, big BABIP numbers are primed for regression and so on. You know, all the stuff that made Phil Hughes so amazing. On the other hand, because of his delivery and repertoire, he has never fared well against left-handed opponents and he had some shoulder ailments at the end of the 2014 season.

The Twins front office will tell you that they are doing due diligence on all the available options, not just Masterson. Beyond the reasons above, here is a more in-depth look at what to expect from him in 2015.

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The Case For Brett Anderson (Again)

I feel like I've written this article before. Maybe that's because I have.

A year ago, Brett Anderson looked like a good target for the Twins to pursue. This time around, because of his circumstances -- and the team's -- he seems like an even more logical fit.

Will Terry Ryan feel the same way? And if so, what will it cost to bring in the left-hander?

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Twins Minor League Report: AFL Week 6

It was about a week ago when the Minnesota Twins AFL team, the Salt River Rafters, clinched their spot in league championship game, but they still had a few games left to play before that.

Eddie Rosario entered the season’s final week with a chance at a batting title, and two relief pitching prospects had yet to allow a run in a league play. How did they finish?

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Twins Hangouts: 40-man Preview

Seth and Jeremy took a week off but return to discuss the Twins pending 40-man roster decisions, arbitration decisions, Twins coaches, Twins rumors, and much more. They tried to keep the show to 30 minutes... but failed. But, only by three minutes. Check out the condensed Twins Hangouts podcast and let us know what you thikn.

You can also check out Seth's preview.

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Who Should the Twins Add to their 40-Man?

Might as well kill the lead right here in the first paragraph. When the Twins announce the players that they are adding to their 40-man roster on (or before) Thursday, we will see the names Alex Meyer, Miguel Sano and Eddie Rosario. Will the Twins choose to add any more than those three? We’ll find out then, but for a look at who all is eligible, keep reading.