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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:04 PM
I'm just going to post here whenever they do an article on the Twins.   Today, they have one on Trevor May (noting some changes in s...
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Article: Three Twins Breakout Candidates For 2018

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:55 PM
During every season, there are players who figure something out and take the next step. It can be a pitcher finally gaining command of a...
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2017-18 non-Twins MLB Off-Season Transactions Thread

Other Baseball Today, 04:31 PM
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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Article: Rosenthal: Twins Agree to Deal With Addison Reed

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:43 PM
Most of the attention this offseason has been dedicated to the Twins' pursuit of top starting pitching options, but it appears they just...
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Article: Why I Believe The Twins Are Going To Sign Yu Dar...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:20 PM
Call it a hot take. I'm fine with that. It's been cold out, and the frozen state of affairs this offseason is only deepening the chill.Bu...
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Twins Official Scorer Stew Thornley Joins Meltdown & Raffle Prizes Announced

Twins Daily's Winter Meltdown is down to the last 20 tickets, and today is your last day to get them. Besides special guest Joe Nathan and 612 Brews, we’ll be joined by Twins Official Scorekeeper Stew Thornley who will tell you why you’re wrong to ever question his decisions. And we’ll have some FANTASTIC raffle prizes:

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Three Twins Breakout Candidates For 2018

During every season, there are players who figure something out and take the next step. It can be a pitcher finally gaining command of a third pitch. It could be a hitter making an adjustment at the plate. In 2017, Twins fans saw Byron Buxton put things together on both sides of the ball. He won numerous postseason awards for his defensive prowess and his bat started to come around in the second half.

A couple of weeks ago, I identified three prospects to watch in 2018. At the big league level, what players have the chance to rise above the crowd in 2018? Here are three possibilities…

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Get To Know Twins Third Base Prospect Andrew Bechtold

I was 12 years old in 1987 when the Minnesota Twins won their first of two World Series championships in five years. I remember those players, and when I think of those teams, I smile.

When the Philadelphia Phillies won the 2008 World Series championship, a 12-year-old Andrew Bechtold was watching, and learning, and starting to envision following a career path that would involve baseball.

Recently, I was able to connect with the Twins 2017 fifth-round draft pick to discuss that Phillies team and his own path that has led him in several directions before joining the Twins organization. Continue reading to learn more about the Twins third base prospect.

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Not So Fast: Is Eddie Rosario Already Losing a Step?

Eddie Rosario had a huge breakout year in 2017, posting career highs in virtually every offensive category, but he also saw his defensive and base running metrics take a dip for the second-straight season. Is it possible we’re already seeing the decline of Rosario’s athleticism, or could there be something else going on?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.