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Article: Arms Race: Will the Twins Front Office Regret Lo...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 01:17 AM
In echoing the thoughts of others throughout the winter, it’s extremely difficult to be disappointed as a Twins fan this off-season. The...
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Article: Twins To Sign Erick Aybar

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:58 AM
LaVelle E Neal from the Star Tribune is reporting that the Twins will sign shortstop Erick Aybar to a minor league contract. The veteran...
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Twins injuries in spring training

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:23 PM
I'm doing some research myself on this topic for a possible story, but thought I'd reach out to people whose memory or research skills ar...
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Not a Gamethread: Romero K's 3

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:02 PM
Thought I'd check in on the  game.  https://www.mlb.com/...ore,game=533803   Meija threw two scoreless, and then Romero ca...
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T-Wolves Regular Season Thread

Minnesota Timberwolves Talk Yesterday, 10:58 PM
Let's get this mother started.    
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Spring Training Update: Waiting For The Big Story

We’re still waiting on the Twins big story of the week even as a smaller story played out.

The Twins introduced Erick Aybar to the press today and he said all the right things. That was expected. The modus operandi of this front office is already well known when it comes to signing veterans: they need to be team leaders, they need to be competent, and they need to fill a need.

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Arms Race: Will the Twins Front Office Regret Losing High-Impact Arms?

In echoing the thoughts of others throughout the winter, it’s extremely difficult to be disappointed as a Twins fan this off-season. The team has added six pitchers, including a necessary starting pitching addition in Jake Odorizzi. Minnesota has added established bullpen arms (Reed) and others with either upside (Rodney), or bounce back potential (Duke).

While we can bemoan the Twins inability to land a marquee arm like Yu Darvish, the Twins have established themselves a platform for being competitive in a weak division. Solid rotation, good bullpen, excellent lineup.

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Lance Lynn to the Twins?

After coming up short in their quest to sign Yu Darvish, the Twins were forced to turn their focus toward other pitchers on the free agent and trade markets in order to fill out their rotation. They have since added two starting pitchers, by taking a flyer on Anibal Sanchez, and making a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays for Jake Odorizzi.

Theses moves added just under $9M to the Twins 2018 payroll, bringing the total to roughly $118M. However, it is reasonable to assume that if the Twins were willing to offer Yu Darvish a $20M+ per year deal, they might have more money available to make another addition to the rotation.

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Twins To Sign Erick Aybar

LaVelle E Neal from the Star Tribune is reporting that the Twins will sign shortstop Erick Aybar to a minor league contract. The veteran of 12 major league seasons will join the Twins at spring training soon. He'll compete with Ehire Adrianza for a utility infield spot or be the second utility man option for the time Miguel Sano is either on the disabled list or potentially suspended.

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Twins Weekly for Feb. 16-22: Picture Day!

It was another big week here at Twins Daily. The Twins (finally) added some starting pitchers, we wrapped up our top prospects list and there was an actual Twins baseball game played. So come check out this edition of Twins Weekly to catch up on what you may have missed, including some great pictures from media day.

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TD 2018 Minnesota Twins Top Prospects Recap

Over the past few weeks, we've counted down our choices for the Top 20 Minnesota Twins Prospects of 2018.

Today, we'll recap our rankings and review in search of trends and takeaways.

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Backstop Battery Becoming an Asset

In 2014, the Minnesota Twins employed Kurt Suzuki as their starting catcher. He was brought in as a free agent to take over for Joe Mauer, who had to step out from behind the plate. In his first season with the Twins, Suzuki posted a then career-best .727 OPS and made his only All-Star Game. After falling off from there, Minnesota has been searching for answers. It seems as though 2017 helped to find a recipe that may fit.

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Gameday: Twins Versus Gophers (Exhibition)

Tonight, we have a baseball game to watch on our televisions. At 5:05 central time, the Minnesota Twins will take on the Minnesota Gophers. Sure, it’s “Just” an exhibition game, but it’s a baseball game. As noted earlier, the Twins lineup will be filled with non-roster invites and minor leaguers, but that’s OK. Today, I thought it would be fun to get to know some of the Gophers players so that as you’re watching you know a little about the Twins opponent.

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Who Are These Guys? (Twins Non-Roster Invites)

On Thursday at 5:05 (central time), the Minnesota Twins will play their first game of spring training, an exhibition game against the Minnesota Gophers. Earlier in the week, we learned that lefty Stephen Gonsalves would get the start, and on Wednesday, we saw the Twins lineup for the game. Frankly, many might have seen the Twins lineup and found themselves asking “Who are these guys?” several times. Today, I’ll try to help answer that question to some degree. Below you can get to know a little bit about the Twins non-roster invitees before watching them on your TV.

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Twins Daily 2018 Top Prospects: #1 Royce Lewis

It says a lot about Royce Lewis that he could probably write this profile about himself and it would be more accurate – encompassing all the good and bad – than anything I could hope to draft.

Mature, wise, and self-aware beyond his years, Lewis possesses an extremely rare makeup that has many people (including myself) convinced he'll harness his incredible talent and turn into a big-league star. It's only a matter of when.

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Sano Going To Let It Eat

With big expectations, there are big responsibilities. It's fair to say that since signing with the Minnesota Twins as a teenager, Miguel Sano has been the focal point of some very big expectations. His massive power potential has long been the narrative, and despite being signed as a shortstop, the feeling was always that his bat and frame would push him from the position. Fast forward to 2018 and we've got a near-25 year-old who's toyed with those expectations, but has overlooked some of the responsibilities.

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Twins Daily 2018 Top Prospects: #2 Fernando Romero

Fernando Romero was Twins Daily’s top prospect last season, but it was easy to predict that he’d be unseated. Even a year ago at this time, it would have been a pretty safe bet to pencil in the future No. 1 overall pick of the 2017 MLB Draft in this season’s top spot. Still, Romero faced plenty of competition for the second spot. What set Romero apart from the other contenders?