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Game Thread: Twins @ Orioles, 5/24 @ 11:35AM CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:02 AM
Good Morning Twins fans!  Get ready for punch number two today.  On the mound this morning (Minnesota time) is the now fearsome...
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2017 MLB draft thread

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 10:59 AM
Baring some sort of scenario where the Twins manage to win the next 8, the Braves lose the next 8, and win the tie breaker, we'll be pick...
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Fangraphs (and other national publications) on the Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:58 AM
I'm just going to post here whenever they do an article on the Twins.   Today, they have one on Trevor May (noting some changes in s...
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Outside Starting Pitching Help Primer

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:53 AM
I can't be the only one very uncomfortable with our current back end of the rotation (Specifically the #5 spot) Santana is continuing his...
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Article: Will Hunter Greene Haunt The Twins?

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 10:58 AM
MLB's 2017 draft is a little over two weeks away. Minnesota has known they have the first overall pick since last fall and the new regime...
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Twins To Sign RHP Kevin Correia

Attached Image: Kevin Correia.jpg According to sources, the Twins have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Kevin Correia. ESPN's Jerry Crasnick is saying that the deal is a two-year deal and $10 million. The 32-year-old right-hander has gone 12-11 the last two seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates. His ERA in 2011 was 4.79, and it was 4.21 in 2012.

He was originally a 4th round pick by the San Francisco Giants. He has spent time with the Giants, Padres and Pirates. In 10 big league seasons, he is a combined 60-65 with a 4.54 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. His career strikeout rate is 6.0. However, the last two seasons, his K/9 has been 4.5 and 4.7. He made his first, and only, All Star appearance in 2011 with the Pirates. [PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]

The past two seasons, he has thrown 154 and 171 innings. His career high innings were 198 with the Padres in 2009.

Correia comes in as the veteran of a pitching staff that includes Scott Diamond and Vance Worley. Of those three, he's clearly the third best. Best case scenario, he can find a way to be just about league average in 2013 and the Twins can trade him for a C-level prospect in July. If nothing else, I do like this deal much better than the 1 year, $6 million deal that Scott Feldman got from the Cubs.


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