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Fangraphs: Twins may have weakened a weakness

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:31 AM
http://www.fangraphs...ned-a-weakness/ I found this article very well written, and from a guy who doesn't appear to care about the Twins,...
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Article: Projecting Payroll: 2015

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:11 AM
When the Twins opened Target Field in 2010, they did so with a $97 million payroll. This was the highest payroll the Twins have had by a...
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How to Build a Team for Target Field

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:19 AM
I think the Twins have strayed from the formula that made them successful in the Metrodome and would translate even better to Target Fiel...
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Who will be the 5th starter?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:19 AM
The venerable Strib posted a Q&A with Terry Ryan. His response to a question on pitching is below. I read it as: - He acknowledges Gi...
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OF Defense. Thoughts and community Poll ?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:19 AM
I keep reading that our OF defense is soooo bad that they will not catch anything in the OF and we will loose many games because the othe...
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Projecting Payroll: 2015

When the Twins opened Target Field in 2010, they did so with a $97 million payroll. This was the highest payroll the Twins have had by a whopping $25M. They broke $100M the next year by spending $113M and fell back to just a shade over $100M in 2012. However, payroll fell to the mid-$80 million range in both 2013 and 2014.

Enter 2015.

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Minnesota Twins Sign Reliever Tim Stauffer

Those Twins fans hoping that the last spot in the Twins bullpen this year might go to a failed ex-starter may have gotten their wish today. It’s just that that failed ex-starter was with the Padres.

The Minnesota Twins announced that they signed right-hander Tim Stauffer to a one-year, $2.2 milion contract today to compete for a bullpen spot. Stauffer is an ex-starter who was moved to the bullpen after suffering a couple of significant injuries while he served as a fringe starting pitcher in the Padres organization.

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Where Are We Now, Where Are We Going?

On Monday, the Minnesota Twins locked up starter Phil Hughes through the 2019 season with a three-year contract extension. As the New Year approaches, it is interesting to look at where the Twins are by position for 2015 and the future. Let’s take a quick look.

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No Juice Podcast #35: The Festivus Baseball Episode

On this week's No Juice Podcast, Dan Anderson and Parker Hageman kicked off their first ever holiday episode by discussing the Twins center field situation, Jose Berrios playing in the winter league, and then they had the Airing of the Grievances.

Click to listen below.

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Cody's Top 30 Prospects: Part 2 (20-11)

One of the highlights of the off-season for a core of Twins fans is the release of the Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook. Seth Stohs has worked to put together this fantastic book for the last seven years. In 2012, he gave me my first taste of helping with the book. By 2013, I was writing an article for the annual and for the last three years I have been among a trio of writers that includes Jeremy Nygaard, Stohs, and myself.

I already released the first part of my top 30 list, and there are some strong prospects making their way to Target Field.

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Twins Extend Phil Hughes

Mark Feinsand from the New York Daily News is reporting this morning that the Twins and Phil Hughes have agreed to a three-year contract extension worth $42 million. The contract could keep Hughes in a Twins uniform through the 2019 season.

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Mientkiewicz Draws Key Assignment

It was easy enough to see coming, but the Twins made it official last week that Doug Mientkiewicz will move up and manage the club's Double-A affiliate in Chattanooga next year.

The organization clearly thinks highly of Mientkiewicz, as they interviewed him multiple times for the big-league manager opening despite his lack of experience. And while he ultimately didn't come out on top of that race, he ended up with a job that might actually be more important in the short term.

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Gleeman & the Geek, Ep 175: Ranking Rotations & Buying Bars

Aaron and John visit Mac’s Industrial Sports Bar and speculate on the Minnesota Twins remaining offseason plans, grill owner Michael Curry about how he bought his first bar, review the Twins new minor league coaching assignments, praise bad decisions on Christmas night, rank the Twins rotation versus the rest of the AL Central, eat WAY too much, anticipate Nick Punto’s return, encourage Aaron’s new foodie leanings and run through a mailbag.

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Twins Non-Roster Spring Training Invites

On Friday afternoon, the Twins announced that they have invited 18 non-roster players to major league spring training. Among others, top prospects such as JO Berrios, Byron Buxton, Tyler Duffey and Taylor Rogers will report to big league camp.

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Can Aaron Hicks Be Fixed?

One of the more critical openings the Minnesota Twins will have this year is in center field. If all goes well, that job will be Aaron Hicks’ to borrow. What are the odds that he meets expectations in 2015?

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Cody's Top 30 Twins Prospects: Part 1 (21-30)

One of the highlights of the off-season for a core of Twins fans is the release of the Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook. Seth Stohs has worked to put together this fantastic book for the last seven years. In 2012, he gave me my first taste of helping with the book. By 2013, I was writing an article for the Annual and for the last three years I have been among a trio of writers that includes Jeremy Nygaard, Stohs, and myself.

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Get To Know: RHP J.R. Graham

On Sunday, I posted a Q&A with Twins minor league Rule 5 draft pick Greg Peavey. It was fun to get to know a little about him. Today, I’m happy to provide an interview with the Twins Major League Rule 5 draft pick, JR Graham. You can learn much more about Graham in the Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook 2015.