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Article: Three-Bagger: Park Arrives, Making Room & Zim

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:29 AM
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend. Let's get caught up on some of the latest Twins-related offseason stories as we prepare t...
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Byron Buxton will start 2016 .......where?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:29 AM
Prior to the Aaron Hicks trade, many Twins fans, including myself, figured that Byron Buxton was ticketed to the minor leagues to start 2...
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Article: Berrios And Friends To Take Field For Charity

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:01 AM
2015 was a big year for JO Berrios. He was the Twins Daily (and the Twins) Minor League Starting Pitcher of the Year for the second strai...
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Berardino: Byung-ho Park Reportedly Headed to the Twin Ci...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:53 AM
According to Mike Berandino, a South Korean news agency reports that Byung-ho Park departs on Sunday for the Twins Cities.He is scheduled...
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BA AFL Top Prospects

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:45 AM
New article today by Bill Mitchell about the top prospect in the Arizona Fall League. Here.Started as their top 10, but ended up men...
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Berrios And Friends To Take Field For Charity

2015 was a big year for JO Berrios. He was the Twins Daily (and the Twins) Minor League Starting Pitcher of the Year for the second straight season. However, like so many members of the Twins organization, Berrios also does a lot off the field to contribute to his community. He has organized a pretty neat event in his hometown of Bayamon, in Puerto Rico, for December.


Three-Bagger: Park Arrives, Making Room & Zim

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend. Let's get caught up on some of the latest Twins-related offseason stories as we prepare to flip the calendar to December.


Get To Know: OF Rowan Ebersohn

In July of 2014, the Minnesota Twins signed an outfielder from South Africa named Rowan Ebersohn. He is a stocky 5-10 and about 200 pounds. The Twins have signed a couple of other minor leaguers from South Africa. He spent the 2015 season in the Gulf Coast League making adjustments to life in a new country as well as plenty of baseball to learn. He held his own and looks forward to the 2016 season.


Why I Still Write About Sports at Times Like This

It's been a hard fall for me to write in these spaces. Every evening I try to sit down to write, I find a dozen other things to do. There are papers to grade and recommendations to submit and people to actually be married to. So while I love to write, and even though I want to write, it slips through my fingers more often than I like.

This past week, I had the time, I had the energy, but every time I opened up this page, I stopped and stared. And as the feeds from North Minneapolis streamed into my phone, as people I love and trust engaged in louder and louder protests for more pressing matters than quality sports analysis, I couldn't find it in myself to write.


Twins Give Plenty Of Reasons For Thanks Giving

Whether you're new here or not, a quick glance at a handful of the articles at Off The Baggy should give you a glimpse of what I'm about. Not a full-blown sabremetrician, I find myself using statistics to tell a big story more often than not. In this post however, there's very little reason for numbers to quantify anything. With what the Twins gave us in 2015, and where they appear headed, there're plenty of obvious reasons for thanks.


THANK YOU From Twins Daily!

As Thanksgiving arrives and we reflect on all of the many things that we are thankful for, our team at Twins Daily has no shortage of gratitude.


Looking Back: Twins 40-Man Roster Additions

Since last Friday when the Minnesota Twins announced they were adding seven players to their 40-man roster, there has been a lot of debate. Who was added? Who shouldn't have been added? Who could be lost in next month's Rule 5 draft?

I thought I'd take a look at who the Twins chose to add in recent years, but I'll also look at who the Twins have lost in recent Rule 5 drafts.


Can The Twins Have An Elite Bullpen In 2016?

When the Kansas City Royals won the World Series earlier this month after coming up just short in 2014, it spawned an army of articles on how every other team could learn from their success and implement aspects of their blueprint.

In reality, the foundations of Kansas City's rise to the top have been fairly simple: They get good enough performances from starting pitchers, play roundly excellent defense and consistently execute offensively. Perhaps the defining component of the club, though, has been a phenomenal relief corps that turns virtually every late lead into a victory.


Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 225: 40 Man Roster Moves

Aaron and John eat Mac n Cheese from Mason's Barre and talk about adding Adam Brett Walker and other prospects to the 40-man roster, losing Josmil Pinto and A.J. Achter on waivers, Aaron's peanut butter preference, Paul Molitor getting Manager of the Year votes, Jacque Jones' new coaching gig, Ron Gardenhire possibly joining a front office, and the dangers of podcasting next to multiple Packers fans.
You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click the Play button below.


Looking Back: Age Of Twins Players During Great Seasons

The 2016 Minnesota Twins roster should be comprised of a roster intended to win. After taking a big step forward in 2015, the playoffs are certainly the goal for 2016. We so often hear that the team is still young, still building. While it is absolutely true that the team will continue to add players from the minor leagues and give them more prominent roles in 2016, the team is not too young for anything.

Note: Sometimes you write an article with a plan for where it's going to go. Honestly, I wrote this one simply because I was curious. I don't know if there are any great answers in the information below, but 1.) it's interesting, and 2.) Hey, it's fun to read all of the names from those great Twins teams.


AFL Recap Week 6: Twins Prospects Lead Scottsdale To Title

The Scottsdale Scorpions went 2-2 in the final week of the 2015 Arizona Fall League season, to finish with an 18-12 overall record and earn a place in the AFL Championship Game for winning the East Division. They faced off against the West Division winners, the Surprise Saguaros on Saturday.

But before we get to that game, in which the Twins prospects played a big part, Adam Brett Walker went cold; catchers Mitch Garver and Stuart Turner were same old, same old; the bullpen trio of Trevor Hildenberger, Jake Reed, and Nick Burdi continued to shut down opponents; and Taylor Rogers added to his case for MLB roster consideration out of spring training.


Twins' 2016 ROY Candidates

Earlier this week, the Rookie of the Year awards were unveiled. In the BBWAA balloting, Carlos Correa picked up the AL honors. However, it was Miguel Sano who finished in third place with 172 points and seven first place votes. Looking at the BBWAA balloting, Sano once again finished third with teammate Eddie Rosario coming in sixth. An impressive finish for the two however, is merely a foreshadowing of what is to come.