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Front Page: Twins Offseason Trade Target: Kyle Seager

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:54 PM
While Minnesota’s top priority continues to be starting pitching, the club could also be looking to add to other parts of the roster. The...
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Front Page: The Five Stages of Twins Free Agency Grief

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:44 PM
We go through this every year, regardless of who’s running the team or what the needs are. Yes the needs are always “starting pitching” a...
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Trade for Josh Hader?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:26 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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Twins Offseason Trade Target: Kyle Seager

While Minnesota’s top priority continues to be starting pitching, the club could also be looking to add to other parts of the roster. The Twins have been rumored to be interested in adding free agent third baseman Josh Donaldson, but there are questions about his age and the length of his contract. Would trading for a third baseman fit the team’s needs?


The 12 Free Agents of Twins-mas: Part I – Infielders

The holidays are around the corner with the end of this treacherous decade for Minnesota postseason baseball finally in sight. Although the twelve days of Christmas aren’t due for another two weeks (yes, they are AFTER Christmas), the five days of the Baseball Winter Meetings quickly coming to an end.


Twins Front Office Playing with Patience this Winter

It’s December 12, the snow is falling in Minneapolis, and the Minnesota Twins contingent is headed home from the Winter Meetings. They brought back a pitcher, and signed their backup catcher, but impact pitching hasn’t landed, and assets dwindled. Now, an ask for patience.


Let's Talk About Willians Astudillo

There’s a certain phrase in the Braun family household that gets tossed around often. We (somewhat) affectionately like to call each other a “fun sucker” if someone does something in the realm of sucking fun. It’s hard to specifically identify what would constitute a reason for such a phrase to be uttered, but when it’s time, we all know. So, allow me to be a fun sucker for a few minutes here.


The Twins Should be Dealing With the Marlins

Hot stove season is in full swing and that means rumors are swirling around everywhere. Jon Heyman said the Marlins are looking to acquire a left-handed outfielder, and the Twins need starting pitching. These teams should make a deal this offseason.


The Pineda Plug: 3 Upside Plays the Twins Could Target

In covering the handful of starts Michael Pineda will miss in 2020 while he serves his suspension, the Twins could simply turn to an internal option. Or, they could leverage their unique situation to lure that most intriguing of free agent specimens: the reclamation project.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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?