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  1. The Dominos are falling: The Twins acquire Kris Johnson from the Pirates

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    In the first trade of the 2013 off-season, the Minnesota Twins returned RHRP Duke Welker (whom they acquired in the Justin Morneau trade) to the Pittsburgh for LHSP Kris Johnson.

    Johnson (6'4", 190, 28 years old) is a former first round draft pick of the Boston Redsox (2006) and signed as a minor league free agent by the Pirates 2 years ago. He was listed as the Redsox' fourth best pitching prospect ...
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  2. Quit wasting my time with Gleeman and the Geek

    For those of you waiting with great anticipation about where the best beer in the Cities is or what the social behavior of Bonnes and Gleeman is going to be, look no further just download the GATG episodes. For me, I am sick of them, I have no desire to listen to two drunks give their opinions on night life in twin cities or their drinking habits they are so proud of. Please Twins fans recommend other podcasts that are really filled with Twins content, I wont be going back to the circus named, ...
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  3. Why the ignorance on Deduno?

    I read post after post about the projected rotation for Twins in 2014, many exclude Deduno entirely or at least have him at number 4. Cmon folks, quit listening to the experts, trust your eyes, Deduno has GREAT stuff, don't believe it, ask Gardy...

    Any other pitcher who didn't pitch like Deduno, would be praised and hailed as savior of Twins pitching, but because his style is o unorthodox, he is like a fastballing knuckleballer.....we (twins nation) have to rely on other peoples opinions ...
  4. Why the ignorance on Deduno?

    I read post after post about the projected rotation for Twins in 2014, many exclude Deduno entirely or at least have him at number 4. Cmon folks, quit tolistening to the experts, trust your eyes, Deduno has GREAT stuff, don't believe it, ask Gardy...

    Any other pitcher who didn't pitch like Deduno, would be praised and hailed as savior of Twins pitching, but because his style is o unorthodox, he is like a fastballing knuckleballer.....we (twins nation) have to rely on other peoples ...
  5. My big, bold, unrealistic Twins 2014 off season

    This is a completely ridiculous-not-going-to-happen-in-a-million-years-but-could-if-Terry-Ryan-was-ludicrously-bold offseason plan.

    First off, the Twins will only have $46 million allotted to non-rookie contracts; this should free up tons of money. I'm not going to get into money that in depth, but I would like to think any of the players I mention as FA pickups would fit within the budget. Soooo, here it is:

    1) Biggest, boldest, boldesterest move: Trade for Jurickson ...
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  6. #Hangout and Talk Twins; Episode 2

    Join Seth and I Tuesday night at 8:30 pm as we discuss your favorite nine.

    Some things on the agenda include: The 40-man roster decisions, the news about Eddie Rosario, free agent rumors, curious moves, winter league updates and questions from viewers.

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    As always, we'd love to get your feedback, so leave below.

    (LINK WILL BE POSTED TOMORROW WHEN IT'S AVAILABLE.)

    Updated 11-19-2013 at 01:02 PM by Jeremy Nygaard

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  7. Baseball Prospectus Top 10 Twins prospects

  8. When Could Alex Meyer Boost the Rotation?

    There are plenty of questions for the Twins to find answers to in the coming months. One of the biggest conundrums swirling around the team is trying to figure out who will make up the starting rotation. Kevin Correia seems like the only lock for a starting job but the Twins don't really want him as the staff ace. So what direction should the team go?

    If the season started today, the Twins would likely enter the year with a rotation composed of Kevin Correia, Kyle Gibson, Scott Diamond, ...
  9. What If You Won The Lottery

    Hi There!

    So what if you happen to win the lottery tomorrow?

    Itís got to be my favourite scenario, me winning the lottery, so you can bet iíve given this a lot of thought - iíd use the money to pay off my loans, then iíd help our my parents, then iíd invest in a property, go on a european holiday.

    If winning the lottery was a possibility what would you do with the money and why? More About Winning Lottery.

    Updated 12-21-2013 at 07:39 PM by SirClive

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  10. Gleeman and the Geek, Episode 120: Moving Mauer and Wedding Balls

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ID:	6046Aaron and John talk about Joe Mauer moving from catcher to first base, being sponsored by another Twins podcast, the Twins' odds of actually signing Ricky Nolasco or another big-money free agent pitcher, recapping Dave Chappelle's marathon show at First Avenue, Jason Bartlett rejoining the Twins, Hebrew school reunions, Pedro Hernandez' 2014 ERA, Twitter beefs, John breaking his toe, and Aaron getting married. You can listen by clicking below, download us from iTunes ...
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  11. Twins making a "strong push" for Nolasco

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ID:	6033Employment is not difficult to find if you are a moderately successfully and young starting pitcher in major league baseball. As an example, Ricky Nolasco has several four-year offers in discussion and, as Fox Sportsí Ken Rosenthal pointed out this morning, the Twins are making a strong push for his services.

    In conversation with his agent Matt Sosnick last week, Nolasco is seeking a five-year deal. While multiple teams are levying the four-year offers, ...
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  12. Span and Revere Could Move Again

    Last offseason, the Minnesota Twins traded two of their most important outfield pieces, Denard Span and Ben Revere. There were plenty of reasons for doing this but the main reason was the team needed to add some pitching prospects to their minor league system. The club also felt Aaron Hicks was close to being ready to take over the everyday center field job.

    It's nearly a year later and things might already be falling apart for both of these players in their new organizations. Reports ...
  13. Find Mauer's Replacement: Part 2

    So the Twins have a problem. For the first time since A.J. Pierzynski first established himself as a regular, the club lacks an entrenched stalwart behind the plate. As discussed earlier this week, the solution might be in-house, but that's far from guaranteed.

    The timing of the announcement regarding Joe Mauer's position switch at first struck me as odd. Just three weeks earlier Terry Ryan had stated that he was planning around Mauer being a full-time catcher, while also ...
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  14. Scott Boras: Jacoby Ellsbury & The State of MLB Free Agency

    Jacoby Ellsbury, healthy only 2 of the past 4 seasons, and his agent Scott Boras are prowling the streets of the free agent market with the notion that Carl Crawford's $142M contract is well, "an old contract."

    Ellsbury who has a career AVG/OBP/SLG .297/.350/.439, a single GG, one season where he hit over 10 home runs, missed two of his last four seasons with injuries, he's 30 years old, and his agent believes he should get upwards of 7 yrs $180M.

    Scott Boras ...
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