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Article: Official Winter Meetings Wednesday Thread

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:21 PM
Crickets...That's the sound coming from Minnesota Twins camp so far at the Winter Meetings in Washington DC. There has been some Brian Do...
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Source: Dodgers trade for Dozier to be completed within t...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:20 PM
Have a source within one of the two teams listed above. I was just texted that the deal is all but done, just a couple questions on the 4...
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Sale to the Red Sox

Other Baseball Today, 04:04 PM
While this could be discussed in today's Winter Meetings thread, I think that the Chris Sale trade warrants its own thread.   Chris...
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The Other Outfielder

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:21 PM
Assuming Buxton and Kepler continue to get better who is the other outfielder? I would love to see Palka get a chance with Rosario the 4t...
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Article: Twins, Please Don't Trade Brian Dozier!

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:36 PM
With the offseason in full swing, the refueling begins on Minnesota Twins fans hope-tanks. The only notable decision thus far this offsea...
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Series Preview: Angels By The Numbers

92.5 – The “over/under” estimate from casinos on the number of games the Angels will win this year. That’s the highest number of any team in the AL West.
73 - The “over/under” estimate from casinos on the number of games the Twins will win this year.
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Offseason

317,500,000 – The dollars the Angels guaranteed to pitcher CJ Wilson and slugger Albert Pujols when they signed them this offseason.
154,000,000 – USAToday’s computation of the Angels payroll this year, 4th most in MLB. It is $61M more than the Twins.
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In The Dugout

12 – Years in which Mike Scioscia has managed the Angels.
+188 – How far over .500 Scioscia has been as a coach in those 12 years. By comparison, Ron Gardenhire is +109 in 11 seasons.
9 – Years in which Scioscia has received at least one Manager of the Year vote.
75 – The least number of games a Scioscia team has ever won. That was back in 2001.

On The Hill This Series

7th – Where Dan Haren, who is scheduled to pitch the 3rd game versus the Twins, finished in American League Cy Young voting last year.
6th - Where CJ Wilson, who is scheduled to pitch the 1st game versus the Twins, finished in American League Cy Young voting last year.
2nd - Where Jered Weaver, who is scheduled to pitch the 2nd game versus the Twins, finished in American League Cy Young voting last year.

Phat Albert

11 – Seasons Albert Pujols has been in the majors.
10 – Seasons in which Pujols has been a top 5 finisher in MVP voting. In 2007, a year in which he hit a career low 32 home runs, he slipped to ninth.
7 – Seasons in which Pujuls has either won the MVP award or been the runner up.


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