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Article: Twins To Sign DH Logan Morrison

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:15 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: Does the Logan Morrison Signing Make Sense for t...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:14 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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Logan Morrison?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:10 PM
According to MLB Rumors, Twins may have an interest.   Link: https://www.mlbtrade...n-morrison.html   Am I fooling myself,...
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Article: Examining Logan Morrison’s Breakout 2017 Season

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:07 PM
Throughout this offseason, there have been rumors of the Twins searching for a veteran bat. The free agent market has been slow this year...
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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.

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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.