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Re-Load vs. Re-Tool vs. Re-Build for 2021

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:01 AM
The Twins certainly have options this winter now that the core has been here long enough to make some tough calls. Which is the best rout...
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Why I love the Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:59 AM
It's a tough day to be a Twins fan, but days like today are part of the journey. I dug out the following article I wrote for my college n...
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Curse of Big Papi

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:52 AM
David Ortiz was released by the Twins in December of 2002. The Twins has just been knocked out of the ALCS by the Angels and their Rally...
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2020 Twins Transactions

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:16 AM
There haven't been many yet, but I'll start this today...   The Twins just announced that Zack Littell (hamstring) has been placed o...
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Not to add more doom and gloom

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:55 AM
This is interesting and sort of concerning. Article snippet comes from the incomparable Jayson Stark of The Athletic (Which is must read...
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Minor Leagues


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Minnesota’s Farm System is Key to Sustainable Contention

In Major League Baseball, one of the biggest keys to long-term success is developing a stable farm system that can produce consistent big-league caliber players. Minnesota’s current roster is full of players that were drafted or signed by the Twins and then those players were developed in the organization. What has the new front office done since taking over to make the farm system even better?

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Rules Help Impending Minor League Free Agents

Despite there being no minor league season in 2020, players will receive credit for this season. Players who would have been free agents after the 2020 season under normal circumstances will, in fact, become free agents after the 2020 season. Which Twins minor leaguers does this impact?

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Chalmers, Duran Show Why They Were Easy Additions to the Twins 40-Man Roster

If you watched Sunday afternoon’s Minnesota Twins intra-squad game, you got to see two innings on the mound for two of the team’s top pitching prospects. And, I think it is fair to say that they both impressed!

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Three Twins Prospects Most Hurt Without a Minor League Season

Minor League Baseball announced the cancellation of their 2020 season on Tuesday. Outside of the top prospects included in the team’s 60-man roster, there are plenty of players who fans and scouts won’t get to see for all of 2020. Here are three Twins prospects that are most hurt by there not being a 2020 campaign.

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ZiPS Predicts the Best Team From the Twins Daily Minor League Draft

For those that might have missed it, the Twins Daily minor league writers recently held a draft of players in Minnesota’s farm system. When all was said and done, six teams of 16-players were selected, and we reached out to FanGraph’s Dan Szymborski to run the ZiPS projections for each roster. The results may surprise you…

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Aaron Sabato Signs, Sees Twins as Perfect Fit

On Tuesday afternoon, the Twins officially signed their 2020 first-round draft pick, Aaron Sabato. Slot value was $2.57 million. Sabato and the Twins reached an agreement at $2.75 million.

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Get to Know: Twins LHP prospect Zarion Sharpe

Zarion Sharpe hoped to hear his name called during the recent five-round MLB draft. Unfortunately, he went undrafted. He was interested in signing a pro contract and last week, he reached an agreement to sign with the Minnesota Twins. Recently, we caught up with the lefty from UNCW to discuss his career and signing with the Twins.

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Twins 2020 MLB Draft Pick and Undrafted Free Agent Signing Tracker

In most years, the purpose of this article is reserved for tracking the signing each of the 40 plus Minnesota Twins draftees. This year, things will be a little different, as the entire draft system has been changed, which I am sure all of you know about by now. So, in addition to tracking the eventual signing of each of the Twins four draft picks, we will also be tracking when the Twins sign undrafted players, in the signing period that began Sunday morning at 8 a.m. CT.

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'Everyone Is Going To Know My Name' Twins Newest Pitcher Excited to Make His Mark

“It’s really starting to kick in.”

Marco Raya is only 17, but his repertoire and potential enticed the Twins to select him in the fourth round of the 2020 MLB Draft. He signed Thursday for $410,000, just below the No.128 slot value of $442,900.

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Minnesota Twins Post-Draft Top-20 Prospects: 1-5

In the aftermath this year's MLB Draft, it can be fun to reevaluate where an organization stacks up in the prospect department. For better or worse, franchises can make it or break it with their selections in the draft. It's also important for teams to be able to build from within to help manage the bottom line.

Minnesota's top prospect list is littered with highly drafted players over the last handful of years. Players like Royce Lewis, Alex Kirilloff and Trevor Larnach have all been taken with first-round picks. Ideally, these players will form the nucleus of Minnesota's next championship winning club.

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Minnesota Twins Post-Draft Top-20 Prospects: 6-10

In the aftermath this year's MLB Draft, it can be fun to reevaluate where an organization stacks up in the prospect department. For better or worse, franchises can make it or break it with their selections in the draft. It's also important for teams to be able to build from within to help manage the bottom line.

Minnesota's top prospect list is littered with highly drafted players over the last handful of years. Players like Royce Lewis, Alex Kirilloff and Trevor Larnach have all been taken with first-round picks. Ideally, these players will form the nucleus of Minnesota's next championship winning club.

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Minnesota Twins Post-Draft Top-20 Prospects: 11-15

In the aftermath this year's MLB Draft, it can be fun to reevaluate where an organization stacks up in the prospect department. For better or worse, franchises can make it or break it with their selections in the draft. It's also important for teams to be able to build from within to help manage the bottom line.

Minnesota's top prospect list is littered with highly drafted players over the last handful of years. Players like Royce Lewis, Alex Kirilloff and Trevor Larnach have all been taken with first-round picks. Ideally, these players will form the nucleus of Minnesota's next championship winning club.