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Yahoo Sports Says Both Twins and Cardinals Pursuing Trade...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:47 AM
Just read it on Yahoo Sports.Apparently, the Twins want to see if they can sign Yu Darvish first.I'd rather have the younger Chris Archer...
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Article: Johan Santana Elected To Twins Hall of Fame

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:44 PM
This afternoon at Target Field, the Minnesota Twins announced that Johan Santana has been elected to the Twins Hall of Fame.Santana is th...
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Article: Why I Believe The Twins Are Going To Sign Yu Dar...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 08:50 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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Article: Twins Weekly for Jan. 12-18: Reed All About It

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:44 PM
Welcome to Twins Weekly. This feature intends to help readers discover anything they may have missed, encourage prospective writers to ge...
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Article: Three Prospects To Watch In 2018

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 06:16 PM
If you haven’t heard yet, the 2018 version of the Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook is now available. It’s hard not to get overwhelmed wh...
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Johan Santana Elected To Twins Hall of Fame

This afternoon at Target Field, the Minnesota Twins announced that Johan Santana has been elected to the Twins Hall of Fame.

Santana is the 31st person elected into the Twins Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame ceremony will be on August 4th.

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Players’ Union Rejects Pace Of Play Proposals

Pace of play has been one of the major focuses during Rob Manfred’s time as commissioner. Timers have been added for between innings and when new pitchers take the mound. In the minor leagues, a 20-second pitch timer has been used at the Double-A and Triple-A levels since 2015. Major League Baseball wants to see some more changes to baseball’s highest level but the Players’ Association doesn’t agree with these changes.

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Diamond Awards A Big Success

The Diamond Awards were held last night at The Depot in Minneapolis, including dinner, a silent auction, and an award ceremony and a big night of fund-raising for the University of Minnesota’s battles with neurological diseases.

The centerpiece of the event is the award ceremony. Hosted by Dick Bremer, the Baseball Writer’s Association of America presents awards to Twins players, coaches and Midwest supporters. This year that included Brian Dozier, Ervin Santana and Joe Mauer. It also included Byron Buxton, who couldn’t be there to accept the award due to weather-related travel problems, which provided one of the more amusing moments of the night.

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Twins Weekly for Jan. 12-18: Reed All About It

Welcome to Twins Weekly. This feature intends to help readers discover anything they may have missed, encourage prospective writers to get active and provide readers an opportunity to offer up requests for content. We finally had another move to talk about this week, as the Twins signed reliever Addison Reed.

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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.

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