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Article: Postseason Review: Aaron Hicks

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:02 AM
"Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice, shame on you".Aaron Hicks has been the starting center fielder for the Twins the last two open...
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Trade rumor: Buehrle

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:00 AM
https://twitter.com/...405807345127424   So looks like the Jays will make Buehrle available.  The future HOFer (yep) is due 19m...
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Berardino: "No contact" between Twins & Maddon

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:36 AM
Via Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press:   According to a person with direct knowledge, there has been “zero contact” between the T...
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Article: AFL Interview: Jake Reed

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 07:02 AM
Steve Buhr is in Arizona, taking in a couple of Fall League games. Be sure to follow him on twitter @JimCrikket. A year ago, Jake Reed wa...
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Bumgarner

More Baseball Today, 07:02 AM
Hats off.  Awesome effort.
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Roster Starting to Come Together

A lot of key information has been coming out of Twins camp on Sunday morning. First, Assistant GM Rob Antony appeared as a guest of Sunday Morning Sports Talk on 1500espn with Tom Pelissero and Jim Souhan.

He said many things that I found interesting, but these are the three that stood out most to me:


1.) Maloney and Burton have separated themselves, so it's down to Manship, Burnett, Fien and Waldrop for ONE bullpen spot.
2.) Parmelee has forced his way onto the roster, so it's likely Butera, Towles, Burroughs, Florimon and Revere battling for TWO bench spots. Very interesting in that a.) 3rd catcher isn't a given, and b.) Revere is not a given.


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Not long later, the Twins media core met with manager Ron Gardenhire and more information was set forth:
  • Josh Willingham will be the Twins starting Left Fielder
  • Denard Span will be the Twins starting Center Fielder
  • Right Field will be up for grabs between Trevor Plouffe, Chris Parmelee and Ben Revere, although...
  • Ben Revere will most likely be the team's 4th outfielder.
That is a lot of information in starting to clear things up as rosters will likely be set within a week. Antony also commented that Plouffe likely would be available to play in 3-4 days.

So, what do we make of it all? Parmelee has forced his way onto the roster. Right Field remains a question mark, but the biggest thing that needs to be answered is whether or not Justin Morneau will play 1B or just DH. That matters for where Parmelee plays most frequently. It also affects where Ryan Doumit plays, and how much, and in turn, it affects whether or not the Twins keep a third catcher.

What do you think of it all? What surprises you most? What questions do these answers now present?

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