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Bullpen Going North

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:15 PM
Just wondering what everyone was thinking in regards to the bullpen as Spring Training winds down (man, it went fast this year!). Does Ki...
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Article: Tyler Duffey, Alan Busenitz Optioned

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:14 PM
Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reported this morning that Tyler Duffey and Alan Busenitz have been optioned to Triple-A Rochester, p...
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Article: Opening Day Roster Coming Clear With Thursday Tr...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:02 PM
FORT MYERS - On Thursday morning, the Twins announced that right-handed relief pitchers Alan Busenitz and Tyler Duffey were optioned to R...
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Article: Twins To Sign Lance Lynn

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:50 PM
The Twins offseason puzzle is now complete. Jon Heyman reported that the Twins were closing in on a deal for free agent starting pitcher...
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Minor Leaguers and Minimum Wage

Other Baseball Today, 05:00 PM
https://www.twinciti...ens-operations/   We've had a lot of discussion about how the minor leaguers often do not earn a livable wage...
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Opening Day Roster Coming Clear With Thursday Transactions

FORT MYERS - On Thursday morning, the Twins announced that right-handed relief pitchers Alan Busenitz and Tyler Duffey were optioned to Rochester. Following the game, outfielder Jake Cave was also optioned to Rochester, and 1B Brock Stassi was sent to minor league camp. Also, the team announced that outfielder Chris Heisey asked for and received his release. In addition, several players, including Erick Aybar, were told they would not make the Opening Day roster. He can opt out of his contract tomorrow.

With these roster moves, the Twins Opening Day roster is becoming more clear.


Nightly Wrap: TV And Twins Talk

FORT MYERS - The Minnesota Twins are taking on the New York Yankees. ESPN is here. MLB Network is here. It's a fun day at Hammond Stadium. Seth keeps you updated on the shortstop situation and Wednesday in the minor leagues too.
You can listen to it here, or better yet, subscribe to it on your smartphone using the directions below.


Clock's Ticking: The Tyler Kinley Decision

Opening Day is just a few short days away. For many players, the fate of their careers could be on the line. Twins fans have already seen the club make a decision on Kennys Vargas and there will be other player decisions in the days to come.

For Tyler Kinley and other Rule 5 Draft picks, the yet to be made decisions will help determine which organizations they will play for in the coming season. Rule 5 picks must stay on the 25-man roster or the disabled list for the entire season or be offered back to their former organization.

Kinley will certainly be packing his bags but will his final destination be Minnesota or back to Miami?


Tyler Duffey, Alan Busenitz Optioned

Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reported this morning that Tyler Duffey and Alan Busenitz have been optioned to Triple-A Rochester, providing some clarity on who may fill out the Opening Day pitching staff. These cuts leave just 13 active pitchers remaining in Twins camp.


Report From The Fort: Escobar's Opportunity

FORT MYERS: On Sunday, the news broke that the Minnesota Twins starting shortstop Jorge Polanco had been suspended for the first 80 games of the season. After the initial shock, the questions turned to who would become the team’s primary shortstop. Would Ehire Adrianza get the opportunity? Could Erick Aybar be a factor? Or would manager Paul Molitor turn to old reliable Eduardo Escobar? On Wednesday, we got that answer, or at least we know who is going to be given the first shot.

Of course, pending a decision from MLB on the Miguel Sano situation, it is all subject to change again.


Minnesota's Wild Card Competition

Prediction season is here across the baseball world. Earlier this week, I made some bold predictions about Minnesota’s upcoming season. Truthfully, there’s a chance none of these predictions come true. Jorge Polanco’s suspension earlier this week also put a damper on the optimism that was surrounding the Twins so far this spring.

Minnesota is likely going to finish behind Cleveland in the AL Central. The Indians have more depth and have been near the top of the AL over the last two seasons. Let’s take a realistic look at who the Twins might be competing with this season if they are in the Wild Card hunt.


Report From The Fort: Kirilloff Excited For The 2018 Season

FORT MYERS - The highs and the lows of life in sports. Alex Kirilloff is just 20-years-old, and he has experienced both sides of that coin already. In 2016, he became the first-round pick of the Minnesota Twins and his career started out very well in Elizabethton. The season ended with an elbow injury that cost him the entire 2017 season. However, through hard work, strong faith and his support system, Alex Kirilloff is looking forward to what the 2018 season will bring.


Nightly Wrap: A Day In Minor League Camp

FORT MYERS - The Minnesota Twins had a full off day on Tuesday. Except Kyle Gibson and Bobby Wilson. Gibson threw six innings in the Twins AAA game against the Rays' AAA squad and looked very good.

You can listen to it here, or better yet, subscribe to it on your smartphone using the directions below. Seth discusses Gibson and other goings on from a busy day at Twins minor league spring training. Stephen Gonsalves and Fernando Romero also pitched on Tuesday.


Twins 2018 Position Analysis: Right Field

Is Max Kepler a full-time player, or destined for platoon duty? The jury is still out, and while he has time yet to prove his worth against left-handed pitchers, the Twins need to start thinking seriously about their course of action if he is unable to do so.


Can Ryan Pressly Put It All Together?

In five seasons since being selected in the Rule 5 Draft by the Twins, Ryan Pressly has oscillated between very good (2016 version), and so-so (2017 version). This will be an especially pivotal year for Pressly. He's out of options, the front office added significant major league talent this offseason and relief talent is also present in the high minors. For a Twins team hoping to challenge for the AL Central, a poor start may mean the end of Pressly's tenure in Minnesota.


Report From The Fort: Rooker Getting Into The Swing Of Spring

FORT MYERS - 2017 was a fantastic year for Twins prospect Brent Rooker. After being drafted in 2016 by the Twins, he went back to Mississippi State where he won the SEC's Triple Crown, a feat not accomplished in about 30 years. He was drafted again by the Twins, this time 37 rounds higher, and diced to sign. He hit a combined 18 home runs between Elizabethton and Ft. Myers in his professional debut.

2018 could be an even bigger year for Rooker. He is now engaged. He participated in his first Twins Fest in Minneapolis in January. And he is currently participating in his first spring training. Could he be up with the Twins in 2018, maybe 2019? That’s to be determined, but it isn’t out of the realm of possibility.


Let’s Go Crazy: Off-The-Wall 2018 Predictions

Baseball is almost officially back. I’ll let that comment sink in a minute. No more practice games where the starters are removed early. No more waiting for free agents to sign contracts. After the Twins front-office compiled a sneaky good off-season, the games will actually start to matter.

Plenty of national publications will be making predictions in the days ahead. You will read about the likely front-runners for the major awards and how the playoff picture will shake out. Here are three crazy predictions about the 2018 Minnesota Twins (Spoiler alert: all three could come true).