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Article: Making a Machado Bid

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:51 PM
For the second year in a row, the free agent market has been slower than molasses in January. Big name free agents like Bryce Harper, Man...
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Article: Hildenberger Preparing for Another Heavy Workload

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:45 PM
The Twins may lead the league in candidates for Comeback Player of the Year. Up and down the roster and all over the diamond you can find...
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Article: Get To Know: Twins Infield Prospect Daniel Ozoria

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 01:44 PM
On Tuesday, the Twins announced that they had acquired middle infielder Daniel Ozoria from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. In exchange...
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Twins Trade Curtiss to Angels for Daniel Ozoria

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:45 PM
The Twins announced tonight that they've acquired minor-league infielder Daniel Ozoria from the Angels in exchange for RHP John Curtiss,...
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Manny Machado

Other Baseball Today, 01:21 PM
Jeez, if the White Sox get him on an 8/250 deal, I'll scream.   http://www.espn.com/...icago-white-sox   That's a future HOFer...
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Meltdown Countdown: Michael Cuddyer Joins the Meltdown

Twins Daily is very happy to announce that Michael Cuddyer, Minnesota Twins slugger, All-Star and magician, will be joining us as our special guest at the Winter Meltdown. Remaining tickets for the event go on sale tomorrow (Tuesday, the 15th) at 8 AM and are expected to sell out fast. Cuddyer is a fan favorite, but there will be a lot of fan favorites at this year’s meltdown.


Meltdown Countdown: Pizza Luce Bringing The Swag

Besides prizes, this year’s Winter Meltdown will include giveaways, including swag from Pizza Luce, who will have a promotional table to check out. That’s on top of the two free 612 Brew craft beers, the free pint glass, drink specials, Pick & Shovel prize pack, and autographed prizes. Tickets go on sales Tuesday at 8AM on Twins Daily. You’ll also get to meet our new Twins beat writers and special Twins guest…..


Meltdown Countdown: Fan HQ Providing Autographed Prizes

Every year the Winter Meltdown has included great prizes, and this year is no different, which is one reason we expect tickets to sell out fast after they go on sale here Tuesday at 8AM. This year, Fan HQ is providing both a Jose Berrios signed baseball and an autographed item from our Twins special guest, who is….


Can the Twins Be Competitive With Their Current Bullpen?

The MLB offseason is far from over. It’s possible the Twins could sign Adam Ottavino or Cody Allen in the coming days, I’d be glad if that happened, but for the purpose of this article let’s just assume the club is willing to head to spring training only with the current available arms. Is this group of relievers good enough to take Minnesota’s bullpen to the next level?


Meltdown Countdown: Pick & Shovel Prize Pack + Panel Announced

The Winter Meltdown is for gathering, and we especially appreciate those attendees that connect with others. So this year, we’ll reward some attendee with a monster gift basket from Pick & Shovel, just for finding the guts to talk to strangers. Plus, we’re happy to announce one of our baseball panels. But you can’t win if you don’t attend, so make sure you’re here on Tuesday morning at 8:00 AM to get some of the limited tickets.


Best Remaining No-Risk Starters on the Free Agent Market

As we march into mid-January, with spring training suddenly only weeks away, the Twins' roster is coming into focus. Through various avenues, they've supplemented both the offense and the bullpen.

If they are to address the rotation, it's looking less likely they'll do so through a major-league contract. That doesn't necessarily rule out an interesting addition though.


Waiting Game to Play Out Differently in Minnesota?

We’re nearing the middle of January and there are still plenty of high-caliber free agents on the open market. The Minnesota Twins have committed over $30 million to a foursome of players that should all be expected to help this club. There’s still another $30 million the front office could choose to allocate (more on that here), but the question is whether they’ll fall into advantageous situations like 2018.


Meltdown Countdown: Three Olives To Supply Cocktails

There will be more specials, giveaways and prizes at this year’s Winter Meltdown than ever before, but we also have fewer tickets available than ever before, so make sure you’re here on Tuesday morning at 8:00 AM. Today we can announce Three Olives will be offering a cocktail at a special price. Plus, another hint about our main guest.


Let's Make A Deal (Arbitration Edition)

Friday Updates will be added under each player's section as we hear news of signings or dollars exchanged.

As you recall in November, the Twins had to decide whether or not to tender 2019 contracts to their 11 arbitration-eligible players. CJ Cron agreed to terms, signing a one year, $4.8 million contract. Ehire Adrianza agreed to a one year, $1.3 million 2019 deal. Finally, they decided to non-tender Robbie Grossman.

That means that they now have to work with eight players and their agents on the arbitration process. By Friday, the two sides need to agree to terms, or they will have to exchange numbers. At that point, the sides can work together to try to avoid going to an arbitration hearing. Often they will meet at the midpoint. The two sides could also work on a long-term extension, though they can do that any time.


Projecting the 2022 Lineup

Every year as we create the Twins Prospect Handbook, I’m intrigued by the amount of talent throughout the Twins system. Only a few players will meet their ultimate dream of suiting up for the Twins. Projecting the future can be a challenging exercise but it can be fun to investigate the crystal ball.

Roughly a year ago, I took a stab at projecting the 2021 Twins lineup. Some things have changed since that point with the rise of other prospects and changes in the organization. Let’s look one year further into the future. Who will comprise the 2022 Minnesota Twins?


Spending the Twins' Excess Cash

After inking Blake Parker to a one-year deal worth just north of $3 million, the Minnesota Twins 2019 projected payroll looks to be somewhere near $97 million. In 2018 Derek Falvey and Thad Levine fielded a team that cost $129.56 million as of Opening Day. Right now, there’s projected to be $30 million shy of that number, and if that isn’t cause for concern, it should be. Knowing that, it’s time to figure out how the money gets spent.


Nine Innings With Seth

While there were no real big stories revolving around the Twins on Tuesday, there were several little stories of interest. A couple of Twins players hit big home runs in Winter League play. The Twins made some announcements about Joe Mauer. The Twins made another minor league hire.

Hopefully you will enjoy this format from time to time, a place to discuss these types of stories. Feel free to discuss any of them and ask questions.