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ESPN reports Brewers have made offer for Darvish

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:56 PM
Deal is reportedly for 5 years. Maybe this will start to break up any starting pitcher log jam. I’m guessing this means the Brewers were...
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Five Twins make Baseball America's Top 100

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:45 PM
Royce Lewis at 24.   Brent Rooker at 92. Nick Gordon at 93. Wander Javier at 95. Stephen Gonsalves at 97.   No real suprises. A...
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Article: Overheard at TwinsFest: Granite Wants to Kick Ya...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:24 PM
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...
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Article: Top Ten Twins Players Under 25 (6-10)

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 08:31 PM
Prospects lists are in interesting endeavor. In the 2018 Twins Prospect Handbook, all of the writers compiled their own top prospect list...
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2018 Vikings Off-Season Thread

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 07:42 PM
Lots of questions to answer... QB - They need to make the right decision here. I won't claim to know what the right decision is after wat...
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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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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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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.

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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.