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2014-2015 MLB Offseason Moves Thread

More Baseball Today, 07:35 PM
First "big" trade of the offseason went down today with Adam Lind moving from the Blue Jays to the Brewers for Marco Estrada in a move th...
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Article: Who Says No? Trevor Plouffe Edition

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:28 PM
We’re back for another round of Who Would Say No? After considering a potential long-term deal for 2B Brian Dozier yesterday, we’ll now c...
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Cole Hamels

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:08 PM
I know there have been rumblings with the Phillies trading Cole Hamels.  I was curious what people thought of the Twins going after...
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Article: Who Says No? Brian Dozier Edition

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:32 PM
Big money is being spent around baseball. Players are signing long-term deals before free agency. There are are a couple of Twins players...
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Article: Twins Feel Prospect Eddie Rosario Close to Major...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 05:52 PM
When Mike Radcliff returned from Arizona he was hopeful with what he had seen from Eddie Rosario.Among the organization’s prospects playi...
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Who Says No? Trevor Plouffe Edition

We’re back for another round of Who Would Say No? After considering a potential long-term deal for 2B Brian Dozier yesterday, we’ll now consider the merits of a long-term contract for Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe. Look at his numbers and consider what you would do. Leave your comments in the forum.

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Who Says No? Brian Dozier Edition

Big money is being spent around baseball. Players are signing long-term deals before free agency. There are are a couple of Twins players who would/could be looking to gain some financial security. In this series, I’ll review a Twins player, his numbers, his contract status and his earnings potential. I’ll put out a contract that I would consider fair and ask Twins Daily’s readers, “Who Says No?” We’ll start with Brian Dozier.

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No Juice Podcast #31: Baseball Things!

On this week's No Juice Podcast, Dan Anderson and Parker Hageman talks about the latest happenings in the Twins' world including the hiring of pitching coach Neil Allen, bringing back Torii Hunter, the reports bidding on Korean LHP Hyeon-Jong Yang and the rumors of interest in Wily Mo Pena.

Listen below.

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For the last three years, the Murphy family has tried to answer a single question: how can we help get Tony Oliva in the Hall of Fame?

No one asked them to answer that question. Not the Twins. Not Tony himself. They weren't deputized or drafted. They chose to do it themselves, coming together in a kitchen to found Vote Tony O to find out, "how can we help get Tony Oliva in the Hall of Fame?"

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The Case for Tony O

Recently, the Baseball Hall of Fame announced the ten finalists who are on the Veteran’s Committee’s Golden Era Ballot. Three former Twins players are on the ballot, Luis Tiant, Jim Kaat and Tony Oliva. Today, I’m going to post several of the reasons that Oliva should be considered a Hall of Famer. At the end, I’ll let you know how you can help Oliva’s case.

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No Experience Necessary?

When Doug Mientkiewicz emerged as an early contender for the Twins' managerial job, his lack of experience served both as a point against him and a point in his favor.

On the one hand, Mientkiewicz hadn't managed above Single-A, and had only been there for two years. That's not a lot of track record for a big-league skipper.

On the other hand, he had the advantage of being fresh, and not set in his ways. It is difficult for any long-timer to match the fire and ambition that burn within a guy who's just getting started.

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Episode 172: BS'ing with Stu

Aaron and John welcome special guest Steve "Randball's Stu" Neuman for beers atSummit Brew Hall and talk about filling out the Twins' coaching staff, having Torii Hunter feelings, Miguel Sano and 40-man roster additions, good charities and $100,000, The Sportive podcast, and trying out for The Voice.

Don't forget, you can subscribe to GATG using iTunes or Stitcher. Or listen by clicking on "Play" below.



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REPORT: Neil Allen to be Hired as Pitching Coach

The Star Tribune is reporting that the Minnesota Twins will select Neil Allen as their next pitching coach.

Last week, we learned that the Twins search for a pitching coach had narrowed to just two: Carl Willis and Neil Allen.

On Saturday night, the Star Tribune beat writers reported that the team had selected Neil Allen as Paul Molitor's pitching coach.

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Twins Win Posting for Korean LHP Hyeon-Jong Yang

UPDATE (Sun, 10:00 PM) - Beradino tweeted that the Yang's KBO team, the Kia Tigers, have not officially accepted the bid yet. Meanwhile, Darren Wolfson says that the Korean media is reporting that Texas had the winning bid."

The Minnesota Twins have won the posting for South Korean 26-year-old pitcher Hyeon-Jong Yang per Pioneer Press’ Mike Berardino. This means they now have exclusive negotiating rights with him for 30 days to finalize a deal. Amazin Avenue has an excellent profile of Yang that goes beyond the initial anonymous scouting reports. This summarizes a lot of that story and adds in some other sources I’ve found.

Yang is 26 years old and dominated in high school, making the South Korean Junior National Team. His success led to him being drafted ninth overall in the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) Draft.

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Alex Meyer Reflects on 2014, Looks Forward to 2015

Thursday morning, RHP Alex Meyer joined 3B Miguel Sano, OF Eddie Rosario and LHP Jason Wheeler as the Minnesota Twins newest members of their 40-man roster. On Thursday night, he joined the Twins Hangouts podcast to talk about the honor, his 2014 season, subbing in the classroom for Jeremy, and much more. (Download on iTunes)

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Twins Feel Prospect Eddie Rosario Close to Major League Ready

When Mike Radcliff returned from Arizona he was hopeful with what he had seen from Eddie Rosario.

Among the organization’s prospects playing for the Salt River Rafters in the Arizona Fall League was the recently rehabilitated Rosario. The 23-year-old had served a fifty game suspension due to a failed marijuana test -- his second such offense. In the grand scheme, with a nation heading towards increasing tolerance and two major league cities allowing use of the recreational drug, it appeared less of a concern than the use of performance enhancing drugs to inflate his numbers. Nevertheless, rules were rules and Rosario had broken them. Twice.

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The Twins Awful, Unrepeatable Second Half

At the All-Star break, the Twins were in decent shape, just 6 games under .500 and on pace to finish with a win total in the mid-70s that would have demonstrated clear progress in their rebuilding efforts. But at the beginning of the second half they faltered, dropping 9 of 13, the first 10 of which were at home, to finish July. Now 11 under .500 and 11 games out of first place, it was time to sell the veterans and turn to youth.