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Berardino: Mientkiewicz has 2nd interview last week

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:17 PM
Per this article from Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press, Doug Mientkiewicz had his second interview last week.    Berardino c...
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Article: Let's Just Roll With What We Have

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:43 PM
It may mean a bunch of losses in 2015, but the Twins need to use their next season to evaluate what they have. Next off-season, they can...
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Article: Twins Organizational Depth Chart: First Base

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:51 PM
After what seems like such a long delay, the World Series begins with Game 1 tonight. When the Series is complete, players that are eligi...
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Article: Want to ask Twins President Dave St. Peter a que...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:51 PM
Do you have a question for Twins President Dave St. Peter that you have wanted answered? A topic he should address? Now is your opportuni...
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Emilio Bonifacio a logical Twins Target?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:35 PM
Think about it for a minute. All logic dictates the Twins should bring in someone, from somewhere, to compete for at least a share of the...
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Twins To Name Gibson Fifth Starter

Attached Image: gibson.jpg At the outset of camp, it appeared that Kyle Gibson had a very slim chance of claiming a spot in the Twins rotation. He struggled mightily in his major-league debut last year and, unlike his competition for the fifth starter spot, there was no outside urgency to keep him on the 25-man roster.

Nevertheless, La Velle E. Neal III is reporting that the Twins have decided on Gibson as their fifth starter.
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This may come as a shock to some, because it isn't exactly business as usual for the Twins, who typically go out of their way to protect assets, but they've said all along that they wanted to bring the best pitcher north and that's what they're doing. Options and such aside, Gibson is the most talented of the pool.

There have been several signs that this move was coming. I remarked last night that among the contenders to round out the rotation, Gibson was the only one who has completed five innings in a start. Earlier this morning, the Twins announced the pitchers that were lined up to start the next five Grapefruit games; Gibson was one of them, while Scott Diamond and Samuel Deduno were not.

And then of course there was that smart guy Glen Perkins, who told me in the clubhouse on Tuesday not to sleep on Gibson in this race.

According to Neal, Deduno will open the season in the Twins' bullpen, while Diamond's fate is unclear at this point.


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