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Trade for Josh Hader?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:04 PM
The article linked below suggests that the Brewers might be willing to trade him to the Yankees for prospects. Hader is a top reliever wh...
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2019/2020 Twins Minor League Coaching Changes

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 04:44 PM
http://www.startribu...tes/562941602/   According to the Star Tribune, the Rochester Red Wings will have a new coaching staff in 20...
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Front Page: Let's Talk About Willians Astudillo

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:30 PM
There’s a certain phrase in the Braun family household that gets tossed around often. We (somewhat) affectionately like to call each othe...
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Heyman: Twins "Heavy on Bumgarner"

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:21 PM
Minnesota's interest in Madison Bumgarner is very real, based on what Jon Heyman is hearing at the Winter Meetings. However, he adds that...
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Yu Da Man!

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:19 PM
Saw suggested on here earlier that Darvish may be available relatively cheap from the Cubs.With 4-years and a smidge over $80mil left on...
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Absorbing Risk Is Twins Next Decision

101 wins, an AL Central Division crown, and a trip to the postseason. That’s what the Minnesota Twins accomplished under first-year manager Rocco Baldelli in 2019. Now when looking to sustain that the front office is faced with a you-choose menu involving risk. How they navigate it will lay a foundation or the future.

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Official Twins Winter Meetings Day 2 Thread

Day 1 of the Winter Meetings came and went. There was a major signing. Stephen Strasburg returned to the Nationals. But for the Twins and their fans, Day 1 was incredibly quiet. Maybe Day 2 will bring more rumors for discussion. Here is the place to discuss any Twins rumors throughout the day.

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Revisiting Falvey and Levine Era Trades: Jake Odorizzi

The hiring of Derek Falvey and Thad Levine by the Minnesota Twins marked a true change in the Twin Cities. Since their hiring they have made a number of critical hires and player moves. In this series we are going to look back at the significant trades this front office has made. First up, Jake Odorizzi.

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Big Mike Brings Upside to Bottom of Rotation

It might be a stretch to say Michael Pineda was pitching like an ace before being hit with a season-ending suspension. But it's definitely no stretch to say that he had become the team's best starter, and was shaping up as a credible choice to start Game 1 of a playoff series.

Now, Big Mike is back, on a deal that seems almost too good to be true.

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Leading Off Podcast, Ep 22: So, Now What? Ryu or Bumgarner?

Matt and Cooper of Twinsdaily discuss the latest in coaching hires related to the Twins along with the two recent free agent signings. They also got into the general state of free agency as a whole and much more.

Click here to listen.

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Alex Avila and the Frame Game

If you or someone you know is a robot umpire, you might not want to read this.

The automated strike zone may be on the horizon but the Minnesota Twins are still very interested in stealing strikes from human umpires -- and the newly signed Alex Avila figures to play a key role in the larceny.

Sure, Avila is also going to hit, run, throw and do other things but the Twins have invested heavily in infrastructure to maximize their catchers' framing abilities. Like it or not, Alex Avila is going to participate in the ruse.

But how good are his receiving skills?

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Choose Your Own Path: Three Ways for the Minnesota Twins to Use Their Remaining $35MM

As we head into the 2019 MLB Winter Meetings, the Minnesota Twins are at $99MM in payroll with spots left to fill. With plenty of options still on the board, I will outline three viable plans to fill out the 2020 roster, and you get to play general manager and choose which one they should go with.

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Is Alex Avila an Upgrade Over Jason Castro?

In 2019, Mitch Garver and Jason Castro combined to form one of the most productive catching tandems in MLB history. Tough act to follow.

In 2020, Garver will be back, coming off an historic sophomore campaign, but he'll have a new partner in pitch-receiving. Will Alex Avila represent an upgrade?

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Twins Winter Meetings Primer

On Sunday, the annual baseball Winter Meetings will commence in at the Hilton Bayfront in San Diego. The event is another opportunity for the Minnesota Twins front office to continue working on their 2020 roster. Here are areas that the Twins still need to address this offseason.

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Twins Offseason Status Update: December 8th, 2019

In the hustle and bustle of a busy offseason, it can be tough to stay on top of all the Twins news and developments – especially if you're not following along obsessively (how dare you).

To keep folks up to speed, we'll be running occasional offseason updates on the 2020 roster, payroll, and big-picture progress.

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Free Agent Faceoff: Madison Bumgarner Is Not Who You Think He Is Edition

With Zack Wheeler coming off the board, Twins Territory seems to have attached to Madison Bumgarner as the must-have free agent of the offseason. Why? Here’s a look at how MadBum stacks up against two much less heralded pitchers on the free agent market.

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Twins Villains: 3 Free Agents Who Love Terrorizing Minnesota

As the Twins survey the open market, there are three gut-wrenching players who may have them losing their appetite. The Twins should consider signing them to avoid further damage.