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Please pass on Yu Darvish Twins

Other Baseball Today, 11:47 PM
As much as it would be good for a couple of years it would not be a wise decision to invest over $150M for a SP who by the way will be tu...
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Article: Would You Rather: Darvish or a Cobb/Lynn Combo?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:21 PM
It’s possible both Alex Cobb and Lance Lynn end up costing roughly the same amount combined as Yu Darvish all on his own. Add to the top...
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Article: Twelve's A Crowd: Twins Are Rolling In Relief

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:58 PM
Minnesota's signing of righty reliever Addison Reed to a two-year, $16.25 million contract, which became official on Monday, was stunning...
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Article: Glen Perkins: Tribute To A Twins Daily Hall Of F...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:13 PM
EDITOR'S NOTE: We're re-pinning this article from October today due to the news that Glen Perkins has officially retired from baseball.On...
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Rumor has it Kohl Stewart is sniffing around A&M foot...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:43 PM
Various college football related message boards, including a couple reporters on the Texas A&M beat are suggesting that Kohl Stewart...
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5 Challenges The Twins Should Be Prepared To Face In 2018

In the history of baseball, no season has ever gone off without a hitch.

To encounter nothing but smooth sailing over the course of six months and 162 games is about as realistic an aspiration as hitting a five-run homer.

The better you can foresee and anticipate hurdles coming down the pipeline, the more prepared you'll be to overcome them. With this in mind, here are five predicaments I believe the Twins should be accounting for, if not counting on, in the 2018 season.

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Glen Perkins: Tribute To A Twins Daily Hall Of Famer

EDITOR'S NOTE: We're re-pinning this article from October today due to the news that Glen Perkins has officially retired from baseball.

On the final Sunday of the 2017 regular season, Minnesota Twins fans had the privilege of watching 44-year-old Bartolo Colon put, perhaps, the finishing touch on a lengthy major-league career that will go down as unforgettable.

One night earlier, another pitcher likely closed the book on a story that's been far more impactful and personal to us, playing out from start to finish in our own backyards.

Glen Perkins won't loom as large as Colon in the game's history, but he will deservedly go down as a Minnesota baseball legend, and if we were to establish a Twins Daily Hall of Fame, he'd certainly be a first-ballot inductee.

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Would You Rather: Darvish or a Cobb/Lynn Combo?

It’s possible both Alex Cobb and Lance Lynn end up costing roughly the same amount combined as Yu Darvish all on his own. Add to the top or aim for depth? Which of those strategies would you prefer the Twins take when it comes to upgrading their rotation?

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Fernando Romero Is Healthy, Ready To Compete

Fernando Romero is healthy, and he’s ready to contribute to the Minnesota Twins as soon as they deem him ready.

I had the opportunity to catch up with the hard-throwing Twins minor league right-hander at Twins Fest this past weekend. We discussed his first full season back from Tommy John surgery, his hopes for 2018 and more.

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Overheard at TwinsFest: Granite Wants to Kick Yankee @!#

TwinsFest is a great destination for fans to gather, meet the players and maybe score a few autographs, but it’s also the source of a lot of great information. WCCO did an amazing job providing coverage from the event, and made tons of interviews available online. Here’s some of the quotes I found to be most interesting ...

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Top Ten Twins Players Under 25 (6-10)

Prospects lists are in interesting endeavor. In the 2018 Twins Prospect Handbook, all of the writers compiled their own top prospect lists. We even have previous year’s list so you can peruse some of the history of the organization. This year’s book was the tenth edition so there have been plenty of hits and plenty of misses along the way.

One thing prospect lists don’t show is the depth of young talent at the big league level. Minnesota’s farm system would look a lot different if the likes of Byron Buxton or Jose Berrios were still populating top-10 lists. Hence, the need for a look at the top ten players in the Twins system under age 25.

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Twins On Deck With Seth Podcast (Episode 3)

So, first of all, I'm testing out a name for the podcast. I really feel that because my podcast will primarily be chatting with minor leaguers, the phrase On Deck makes a lot of sense. It is obviously a baseball term for the next batter up. Next up. That's a phrase we often hear players in the upper levels use when saying they need to be ready because if someone gets hurt or another transaction occurs, they could be the next player called up. It's a work-in-progress, but it's much better than Seth's Twins Talk, right?

Anyway, we've got five new guests on tonight's podcast. Tune in live at 8:00 central time, and we'll likely go just shy of 90 minutes again this week.

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Can Addison Reed Become Minnesota's Bullpen Ace?

It was a surprising move to the say the least. Despite already having signed two relievers to MLB deals, leading to a crowded bullpen picture, the Twins went out and signed one of the top relief arms on the market to a contract unprecedented in franchise history.

What was it about Addison Reed that prompted Minnesota to finally dive into the deep end of the free agency pool?

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Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 352: Winter Meltdown 2018

Aaron, John and the Twins Daily crew interview Joe Nathan and Twins official scorekeeper Stew Thornley at Twins Daily's Winter Meltdown and answer questions submitted by the 500 attendees. Sponsored by Sota Stick. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link.

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The Twins Almanac for January 21–27

This week's Almanac features former Twins Harmon Killebrew, Camilo Pascual, Tom Mee, Sam Mele, Tom Kelly, Andy MacPhail, Mike Pagliarulo, Eddie Guardado, and Michael Cuddyer, as well as Minnesotan major leaguers Hank Gehring, Blix Donnelly, Dick Stigman, and Kerry Taylor.

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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.