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Revisiting Terry Ryan's Thoughts On Payroll

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:34 AM
Since 2012 Twins Daily has had the opportunity to sit down with Twins GM Terry Ryan and discuss the impending offseason. One of the bigge...
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Article: Joe Maddon is Out in Tampa. Could Twins Get Him?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:54 AM
A compelling new twist was added to the Twins' managerial search on Friday, when it was announced that Rays skipper Joe Maddon has opted...
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Pet Peeves

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:17 AM
Maybe I'm cranky because I have to be to work early this morning, maybe it's because the coffee isn't the right temperature, maybe it's b...
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Good-Bye Jared Burton (maybe)

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:53 AM
LaVelle E. Neal III ‏@LaVelleNeal  · 3m3 minutes ago  Twins have declined the 2015 option for RHP Jared Burton     I...
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Where can I find ....

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:53 AM
updated info on how Hicks is doing in winter ball?
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Joe Maddon is Out in Tampa. Could Twins Get Him?

A compelling new twist was added to the Twins' managerial search on Friday, when it was announced that Rays skipper Joe Maddon has opted out of his contract in Tampa Bay, becoming a free agent.

Minnesota is the only club with a current opening. Will they take advantage of this unexpected opportunity and aggressively pursue the heralded longtime manager?


Twins Organizational Depth Chart: Third Base

Earlier this week, we looked at the organization depth at first base for the Twins. Today, we make the jump across the diamond to the hot corner and see all the third basemen in the Twins organization.


An Open Letter to Terry Ryan

Dear Mr. Ryan

Let's start out on some common ground. The last four years have been very disappointing. We've heard these numbers in one form or another for years now, so I won't drag it out, but I want to highlight just a couple of the most disappointing statistics:

In four seasons 383 losses.. A pitching staff whose ERA ranked 29th, 28th, 29th and 29th out of 30 from 2011-2014. A starting rotation that ranked last in the league in ERA from 2011-2014. And all of this coming as we moved into the publicly-funded Target Field. It has not been fun.


How "Different" Is Paul Molitor?

In many ways, Paul Molitor is an easy sell as the next manager of the Minnesota Twins. He is a Hall of Famer who has been involved in pro baseball for nearly four decades. His knowledge of the game is lauded by individuals around the league. He is a St. Paul native with plenty of local ties.

That last part might actually be the team's biggest hurdle in trying to generate excitement around Molitor, if he is the ultimate choice. But it seems like the Twins are already trying to get out in front of that potentially negative reaction.


Twins GM Terry Ryan Talks About The Search For A New Manager

The Minnesota Twins search for a new manager remains a fluid situation however, the hunt has seemingly narrowed to three final candidates in Paul Molitor, Doug Mientkiewicz and Torey Lovullo. While we know who the applicants are, what is not known is how and what the organization is looking for in the next manager.

General Manager Terry Ryan offers insight on the hiring process.


...and Then There Were Three

It was three-and-a-half weeks ago that General Manager Terry Ryan announced that manager Ron Gardenhire would not be returning to his job in 2015, and we still don’t know who will be guiding the Twins on the field next season.

But we’re getting closer.


Hangout and Talk Twins, Episode 46, 10/22

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson will be a featured guest on tonight's LIVE Twins Hangouts podcast at 9:00 central time. If you have any questions for the Twins right-hander, please leave them in the comments below. Gibson was a frequent guest on Seth's previous podcasts and always was a great interview, so ask away!

In addition, Seth and Jeremy will talk plenty about Twins baseball. The coaching search is down to three and there's plenty of activity in the Arizona Fall League as well as getting some other winter leagues underway.


Powering Up The Bullpen

There are only so many worthwhile takeaways to be gleaned from an examination of the Kansas City Royals' incredible postseason run up to this point. It's just been one of those miraculous stretches of baseball where everything has kept on clicking. (At least until Game 1 of the World Series.)

It is possible that the impact of Kansas City's speed, fundamentals, and maybe even defense, can be overstated.

The impact of a lights-out bullpen, however, cannot.


Want to ask Twins President Dave St. Peter a question?

Do you have a question for Twins President Dave St. Peter that you have wanted answered? A topic he should address? Now is your opportunity.


Twins Organizational Depth Chart: First Base

After what seems like such a long delay, the World Series begins with Game 1 tonight. When the Series is complete, players that are eligible will become free agents and the offseason will begin. I thought it would be good to take a look at the Twins by position to find their areas of organizational strength or weakness. Today, we start with the first basemen.


Postseason Review: Ricky Nolasco

Last year, Ricky Nolasco signed what is easily the largest free agent contract ever for the Twins. While not every Twins fan was happy, the consensus was that the Twins had opened their wallets wide to get a guy who would guarantee them innings and competitive starts. In other words, while Nolasco's ceiling wasn't thought to be that of an ace, his floor was thought to be competence or better.


Let's Just Roll With What We Have

It may mean a bunch of losses in 2015, but the Twins need to use their next season to evaluate what they have. Next off-season, they can look at the trade and free agent market and search for a way to supplement their 25-man roster, but for now, they need to commit to the youth movement. I'll take a look at the players who deserve an extended look in each area of the Twins roster.