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Article: Twins To Sign DH Logan Morrison

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:46 PM
According to Jon Morosi, the Twins have an agreement with DH/1B Logan Morrison. In 2017, he had a career year in which he hit 38 home run...
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Article: On Rushing Pitchers And Taking Lumps

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:36 PM
When a vaunted young player arrives in the major leagues and initially struggles, it's easy – perhaps even automatic – to jump to an ines...
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Twins on target to top Senators (or already have)

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:26 PM
I still think of the Twins as being the lesser part of the long history of the Washington-Minnesota franchise.   Not so. The franchi...
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Article: Does the Logan Morrison Signing Make Sense for t...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:23 PM
There are still a number of the top free agents still looking for work, and even after a busy offseason it appears the Twins are still sh...
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Position player roster looking clearer. Lineups?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:18 PM
Lineups. What you think the team will do and what you would like to see them do (most of us dream on moving Dozier from leadoff) while ke...
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On Rushing Pitchers And Taking Lumps

When a vaunted young player arrives in the major leagues and initially struggles, it's easy – perhaps even automatic – to jump to an inescapable conclusion: He was rushed.

... Was he though?

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Twins Daily Nightly Wrap - 2/25

Every day we're in spring training, there are lots and lots of notes and speculation that can't fit into our stories. So we're going to talk about those for 10 minutes or so occasionally in the Twins Daily Nightly Wrap. You can listen on your smart phone at work at this link. Tonight's topics include Logan Morrison, Miguel Sano's health, a conversation with MLBPA Executive Director about the slow free agent market, Kyle Gibson's turnaround and arbitration process and Ervin Santans's finger.

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Gleeman & The Geek: Logan Morrison

Aaron and John conduct an emergency long-distance podcast about the Minnesota Twins signing Logan Morrison and then go back to talking about various other topics including listener questions. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link. Sponsored by Sota Stick and Bark Box.

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Twins To Sign DH Logan Morrison

According to Jon Morosi, the Twins have an agreement with DH/1B Logan Morrison. In 2017, he had a career year in which he hit 38 home runs.

Also per Morosi, the Twins will give him $6.5 million in 2018 that does come with escalators that could make it a two-year, $16.5 million deal.

Darren Wolfson has also tweeted that it is a done deal.

The Twins do have an open 40-man roster spot that he can take when the deal becomes official.

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Examining Logan Morrison’s Breakout 2017 Season

Throughout this offseason, there have been rumors of the Twins searching for a veteran bat. The free agent market has been slow this year and there are multiple pieces still available to sign as spring training games have already begun. Mike Napoli was one name tied to Minnesota as the offseason started but nothing came to fruition. Now a different veteran bat is heading to the Twins.

What will Logan Morrison add to the Twins line-up? Was his breakout 2017 campaign a fluke?

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Does the Logan Morrison Signing Make Sense for the Twins?

There are still a number of the top free agents still looking for work, and even after a busy offseason it appears the Twins are still shopping. One of the names the Twins have shown interest in is Logan Morrison, but would a left-handed hitting first baseman be a fit in the organization right now?

***UPDATE*** The Twins have reportedly signed Morrison!

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Twins Almanac for February 25–March 3

This week's Almanac marks the birthdates of Minnesotan major leaguers Joe Fautsch, Joe Jaeger, Lefty Bertrand, Mickey Rocco, Johnny Blanchard, Mike Johnson, Terry Steinbach, Bob Hegman, Dana Kiecker, and Glen Perkins.

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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.