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DaveW: Dodgers trade for Dozier to be completed within th...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:28 AM
Have a source within one of the two teams listed above. I was just texted that the deal is all but done, just a couple questions on the 4...
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Article: Haley Trade Carries Shades Of Old And New

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:28 AM
Carrying the No. 1 pick in Thursday's Rule 5 draft, the Minnesota Twins got creative, selecting coveted flamethrower Miguel Diaz and imme...
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Article: Twins, Please Don't Trade Brian Dozier!

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:21 AM
With the offseason in full swing, the refueling begins on Minnesota Twins fans hope-tanks. The only notable decision thus far this offsea...
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Eaton to the Nationals for Giolito and more

Other Baseball Today, 07:06 AM
Again, I encourage people to discuss transactions and rumors and such in the daily Winter Meetings thread, but this one is so crazy, I'm...
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Sale to the Red Sox

Other Baseball Today, 02:27 AM
While this could be discussed in today's Winter Meetings thread, I think that the Chris Sale trade warrants its own thread.   Chris...
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Haley Trade Carries Shades Of Old And New

Carrying the No. 1 pick in Thursday's Rule 5 draft, the Minnesota Twins got creative, selecting coveted flamethrower Miguel Diaz and immediately trading him to the Padres in exchange for right-hander Justin Haley.

The maneuvering, and the thinking behind it, carried some distinctly familiar signatures of the previous regime, but also hints of fresh perspective from the new leadership.

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RIP Yorman Landa

In some horrible Saturday morning news, we have learned the Twins minor league pitcher Yorman Landa has passed away. He was involved in a traffic incident early this morning outside of Caracas, Venezuela.

Details are pretty sketchy so far this morning, but I did get confirmation from one person in the Twins organization.

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Go "Behind the Voice" with Sean Aronson

“Babies for everyone!” was one of St. Paul Saints broadcaster Sean Aronson’s more memorable calls during the 2016 season. (It referred to a hitting tear Saints third baseman Nate Hanson went on after returning to the lineup following the birth of his child.) Throughout the year, sports fans let a few dulcet-toned folks into their lives on a daily basis to bring them the sights and sounds of their favorite pastime. Did you ever wonder who these people are when the headsets are off? Aronson does, and he brings their stories to life with his podcast “The Voice Behind the Voice.”

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Less Is More?

During this week's Winter Meetings we've seen the Chicago White Sox trade two of their premier players, Chris Sale and Adam Eaton, for a total of seven prospects. The moves have skyrocketed the White Sox farm system, which has been rated in the bottom third of baseball for several years.

With Sale and Eaton both being very valuable thanks to their ages and team-friendly contracts, the White Sox managed to land both quality and quantity in terms of the prospects they acquired. For the Twins, it's likely the front office will have to choose between quality and quantity in their deals this winter.

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A Tale Of Two Catchers

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

Granted, it probably wasn't anywhere near the "worst of times" for Stuart Turner and Mitch Garver, but the excitement of learning they had been drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the June, 2013 Amateur Draft had to have been at least slightly dampened with the realization that the Twins had drafted both of them.

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Rule 5 Results: Twins Take Miguel Diaz, Likely To Trade

With the first overall pick in the Rule 5 draft, the Twins selected RHP Miguel Diaz from the Milwaukee Brewers. MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo notes that it is expected that he will be traded to the San Diego Padres. Mike Berardino says the Twins will get RH SP Justin Haley from the Angels. It turns out that both were right.

The Cincinnati Reds selected catcher Stuart Turner with their 2nd Rule 5 pick of the MLB draft.

Each year, MLB has its Rule 5 draft on the final day of the Winter Meetings. Players eligible for the draft include guys signed at 19 years old or older in 2013, or guys that signed when they were 18 or under in 2012. It costs $100,000 to make a pick, and that player needs to remain with the team that selected him through the 2017 season.

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Official Winter Meetings Thursday Thread

It’s the final day of the Winter Meetings. Things have been very quiet on the Twins front, to be sure, but that doesn’t mean it’ll stay that way. There were a couple of major moves made on Wednesday, and of course, the Rule 5 draft will take place this morning.

The Rule 5 draft is often called the official end of the Winter Meetings, but it has also been a day of moves. It’s like it is the last day where teams and/or agents can meet in person and they want to reach agreements before they fly home. Two years ago, the Twins announced the signing of Ervin Santana moments after the Rule 5 draft. Five years ago, the Twins and Phillies made the Ben Revere for Vance Worley and Trevor May trade.

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Paul Molitor At The Winter Meetings

Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor met with the media at Winter Meetings on Wednesday morning, answering questions and sharing his thoughts on what went wrong in 2016 and the recovery ahead.

The talk ranged from working with the two new members of the front office, the Jason Castro signing, the Brian Dozier trade rumors and more. If you weren’t a credentialed member of the press or had the opportunity to watch it on the team’s official Facebook page, the people at ASAP Sports has transcribed the conversation in its entirety.

Here are some of the notable highlights.

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Official Winter Meetings Wednesday Thread

Crickets...

That's the sound coming from Minnesota Twins camp so far at the Winter Meetings in Washington DC. There has been some Brian Dozier talk, though some of that was because he was scheduled to be at the meetings for other reasons. They promoted a couple of guys in the scouting department. They signed Ben Paulsen to a minor league deal.

Traditionally, Wednesday is the busiest day at the Winter Meetings. The first few days involve a lot of discussions, and then the GMs (and Chief Baseball Officers) take what they've heard and start to reach agreements, be it with free agents or with other trade partners.

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Dead Of Winter

Just outside the nation's capitol, the Hot Stove is fired up at baseball's Winter Meetings. The biggest bombshell of the offseason dropped on Tuesday when the White Sox shipped ace Chris Sale to Boston in exchange for Yoan Moncada, arguably the game's best prospect.

The Minnesota Twins, however, have yet to take part in the festivities.

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Official Winter Meetings Tuesday Thread

Brian Dozier came to town on Monday. The power-hitting second baseman was in DC at the Winter Meetings for a marketing, promotional event for Under Armour. However, with his name mentioned in all kinds of trade rumors, it certainly brought about reason for more talk.

But on Monday it appears it was all talk for the Twins new front office, and throughout baseball. There weren't any major transactions announced on Monday, but there was plenty of talk, and much of it was in the American League Central.

As always use this thread to share rumors and transactions throughout the day as you hear new information. Of course, if the Twins do make a transaction, we'll post that in an article as quickly as we can.

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Not-So-Premium Velocity

Not so long ago, hard-throwing pitchers were in high demand. As triple-digit readings became increasingly common, the Minnesota Twins notoriously lagged far behind. The organization put no shortage of effort into correcting that issue, but with mostly subpar results.

Now, the Twins have fireballers to spare. And so do the rest of the league's teams.