Notebook: Hall of Fame Voting, Free Agent Signings and a Farewell
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The Twins added four-time Gold Glove Award-winning shortstop Andrelton Simmons on a one-year, $10.5 million deal. Check out our full write-up here. Below is a replay of a live stream Twins Daily's Seth Stohs, Matthew Taylor and Nate Palmer recorded shortly after the move was announced.
Hall of Fame results announced... zero players make it in
No one makes it into the Hall of Fame which has been expected for a while, but still weird to see. Barry Bonds, the home run king, remains outside the hall for another year with just one chance left. Should players like Bonds and Schilling be voted in despite their actions? Leave a comment below and let us know!
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Marcus Semien lands in Toronto
Shortstop Marcus Semien signed a one year, $18 million contract with the Blue Jays today. Semien was a known target for the Twins basically all offseason. Didn't take them long to pivot to Simmons.
J.T. Relmuto breaks a Joe Mauer record
Another free agent deal was announced today, as catcher J.T. Realmuto re-signed with the Phillies on a five year, $115.5 million contract. The annual salary will be $23.1 million, which breaks Joe Mauer's $23 million per year as a catcher. It always seemed inevitable that Realmuto ended up back in Philly, but it's a shorter contract than what he wanted.
Goodbye Ehire Adrianza
Infielder Ehire Adrianza and the Twins officially said goodbye after four seasons together. Adrianza signed a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves after the Twins seemingly had little to no interest.
Adrianza had a pretty productive time in Minnesota for what he was asked to do. His best season was 2019 when he hit .272/.349/.416 (.765) with five home runs, but one big one that we can remember.
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