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Article: What Will It Take For Twins To Contend In 2015?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:42 AM
In his first full season as manager of the Minnesota Twins, Tom Kelly guided to the team to the first World Series title in franchise his...
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Twins Trades That Fell Through

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:42 AM
Per MLB Traderumors per Doogie   The Twins believed they had completed two trades that ultimately fell through this offseason, as th...
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MLB.com ranks Sano #3 third baseman

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 08:42 AM
http://mlb.mlb.com/m.../y2015/#list=3b   Behind Bryant (no surprise) and Joey Gallo (a bit more of a surprise).     "Follo...
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2014-2015 MLB Offseason Moves Thread

MLB Baseball Today, 08:14 AM
First "big" trade of the offseason went down today with Adam Lind moving from the Blue Jays to the Brewers for Marco Estrada in a move th...
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Do the Twins have a potential winner here?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:24 AM
OK...less than 30 days until the start of Spring Training. In the great scheme of things, we know nothing of what will ultimately transpi...
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JO Berrios: Working for a Big Season (VIDEO)

If you follow him on Facebook or Twitter, you have seen the grueling offseason workouts that JO Berrios is putting in. He has some very lofty goals. He is working for a big season, and there is a new video to prove it. (Video Below.)

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The Best 25 GMs in History: #19 Lee MacPhail

This post is part of a series in which Mark Armour and I count down the 25 best GMs in history, cross-posting from our blog. For an explanation, please see this post.

Lee MacPhail ran two baseball teams — the Orioles (1958-1965) and Yankees (1966-1973) — and did not win a pennant at either stop. That said, the evidence suggests that he did a great job at both places, dramatically improving organizations that had been in disarray and won championships soon after he had (voluntarily) moved on.

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The Best 25 GMs in History: # 18 Joe L. Brown

This post is part of a series in which Mark Armour and I count down the 25 best GMs in history, cross-posting from our blog. For an explanation, please see this post.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have won three World Series in the past 89 years, and all three of those teams were substantially built by the same man. Joe L. Brown replaced a legend, Branch Rickey, but in 21 seasons in Pittsburgh he carved out his own great legacy.

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Who Should Be In Line For Fifth Starter Spot?

With the addition of Ervin Santana via free agency, the Twins have essentially sealed up four of five spots in the 2015 rotation. Barring an injury or a dramatic turn of events in spring training, Santana, Phil Hughes, Ricky Nolasco and Kyle Gibson are all going to be there on opening day.

That leaves one final opening, with several names in the mix to fill it. Who should be the leading candidate?

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The Best 25 GMs in History: # 20 Cedric Tallis

This post is part of a series in which Mark Armour and I count down the 25 best GMs in history, crossposting from our blog. For an explanation, please see this post.

Cedric Tallis had a fairly short career as a general manager, certainly so when making his case as one of the best 25 GMs in history. But his role in turning an expansion team into one of the model franchises in baseball should be recognized. Relatively quickly Tallis assembled the Royals teams that would dominate the AL West throughout the late 1970s.


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The Top 5 Moments in Tim Laudner's Career

On Saturday night, Twins Daily will be hosting the 2nd Annual Winter Meltdown. We are thrilled that we will be joined by Twins President Dave St. Peter, and former Twins Jacque Jones and Tim Laudner. Laudner was a member of the Twins 1987 World Series championship team and spent nine seasons with the Twins, from 1981 through 1989. He has been a Twins analyst the last several years for Fox Sports North.

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The Top 5 Moments of Jacque Jones' Career

We at Twins Daily are ecstatic that one of the three featured speakers at this Saturday's Winter Meltdown event will be Jacque Jones, who was a member of three division champion teams during his seven seasons in Minnesota from 1999 through 2005.

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Gleeman & the Geek, Ep 178: Arbitration, Extensions & Projections

Aaron and John hang out at 612 Brew and talk about the Twins' arbitration settlements, whether to offer Trevor Plouffe a long-term deal, FanGraphs' unfavorable projections for the Twins in 2015, the art on 612's new beer cans, Byron Buxton compared to Carlos Gomez, the perfect setting for Aaron's bachelor party, David Price's record-breaking arbitration salary, and next weekend's "Winter Meltdown" event. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click the Play button below.

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The Best 25 GMs in History: #21 Brian Cashman

This post is part of a series in which Mark Armour and Daniel Levitt count down the 25 best GMs in history, cross-posting from our blog. For an explanation, please see this post.

Of all the successful general managers in history, few are more of a challenge to assess than Brian Cashman. We could see an argument that he should rate much higher — after all, the Yankees have won six pennants and four championships in his 17 years as general manager, a record very few can match.

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Trevor Plouffe's Improved Defense

Trevor Plouffe’s 2014 was quietly impressive.

With super prospect Miguel Sano out for the season with UCL surgery, there was little pressure on Plouffe’s job security. Some believed he would not be able to respond without the push but not only did the 28-year-old infielder make strides at the plate, supplying value in the lineup as a run producer, he turned a corner in the field as well.

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The Best 25 GMs in History: #22 Jim Campbell

This post is part of a series in which Mark Armour and I count down the 25 best GMs in history, cross-posting from our blog. For an explanation, please see this post.

Jim Campbell was decidedly old school. He believed in building teams through scouting and development. He displayed loyalty to his players and staff, who he expected to work hard and show appreciation for their opportunity. To those he respected he was generous and loyal. On those principles his Detroit Tigers won the 1968 World Series.