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Heyman: Twins "Heavy on Bumgarner"

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:28 AM
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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Still waiting...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:47 PM
Per MLB Trade Rumors:   We’re closing in on the one-year anniversary of these memorable words from Twins GM Thad Levine: “The best m...
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Front Page: Wish List: Circa 2012 and 2020 (Kevin Gausman)

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:32 PM
At Twins Daily, we spent a lot of time preparing for the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft. The Minnesota Twins had the #2 pick and we spe...
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Front Page: Official Twins Winter Meetings Day 2 Thread

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:29 PM
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...
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2019 2020 (non-Twins) off season

Other Baseball Yesterday, 11:29 PM
My first prediction is that WA signs their two big possible FAs to extensions.   My next is that Cole goes to LAA.   The White...
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Official Twins Winter Meetings Day 3 Thread

Day 2 of the Winter Meetings ended with a flurry of activity, ending a busy day. However, the Twins did not consummate any moves on Tuesday. Will Day 3 bring a transaction to the Twins?

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Twins Player Acquisition Tree

Did you know that the 1997 Minnesota Twins draft produced both Michael Cuddyer and Jose Berrios? Or that the 2007 draft produced both Ben Revere and Trevor May? How about the 2009 international free agency producing three significant Twins in the 2019 lineup? Allow me to connect the dots for you.

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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 future foundation.

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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.