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Other Baseball Today, 10:10 PM
https://www.mlb.com/...eos,game=490873   This is more like your traditional baseball fights and we learn that throwing a batting hel...
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Article: Game Thread: Twins v Astros, 5/29 @ 1:10pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:10 PM
Before I move on to other things… I want to start by saying that today is Memorial Day. I want to lead with this because Memorial Day sho...
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Fun with Numbers: 2017 edition

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:05 PM
Twins on pace to win 162 games this season. Twins team ERA on pace to be 1.0 Sano on pace to hit 162 home runs. Santana on pace to have t...
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How do we fix this so called bullpen?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:03 PM
This isn't a pile on session, but it's pretty clear that this bullpen is cooked. We now have multiple guys with 8.00+ ERA's, and outside...
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Article: Eight Weeks In: Twins Trends And Tidbits

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:03 PM
On Monday, the Minnesota Twins endured their worst loss of the year, melting down after Ervin Santana left with a six-run lead on the way...
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Twins, Perkins Agree to Contract Extension

The Twins announced this morning that left-handed relief pitcher Glen Perkins had agreed to and signed a three year contract extension worth $10.3 million. The contract includes an option for 2016.

UPDATE - According to Joe Christensen of the Star Tribune via Twitter, "#Twins will pay Perkins $2.5 million in 2013, and $3.75 m in both 2014 and 2015. Option (2016) is for $4.5 m with $300K buyout."

In January, Perkins and the Twins avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $1.55 million contract for 2012. We do not yet have the breakdown for his annual salaries going forward, but an average annual salary of $3.43 million puts him in line with other top young bullpen arms.
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The contract essentially buys out his final year of arbitration and two years of free agency, with an option for a third year. The Minnesota native and former Minnesota Gopher will continue to pitch in key roles for the Twins through at least the 2015 season.

Remember just one year ago today, most Twins fans would have been happy if the Twins had just released Perkins rather than offer him arbitration. However, the Twins insisted that his move to the bullpen would be fruitful, that the ball was 'really coming out of his hand well.'

Perkins responded very well, posting an ERA of 2.48 and a WHIP of 1.23. In 61.2 innings, he walked 21 and struck out 65.

The Twins haven't had the best of luck with long-term deals of late, but this one makes a lot of sense.

What do you think of the deal and the Twins signing a long-term deal with one of its top bullpen arms?

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