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Article: Twins Sign RHP Anibal Sanchez... No, Really

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:41 PM
News came out late Friday afternoon that the Twins have reached an agreement with free agent right-hander Anibal Sanchez. The veteran wil...

Twins make offer for Chris Archer

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:34 PM
http://www.startribu...ches/473745133/      FORT MYERS, FLA. – After failing to land Yu Darvish with a five-year contrac...

Article: Minnesota and Mauer Facing Important 2018

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:56 PM
In the season ahead, Joe Mauer may be looking at one of the most important campaigns of his entire career. Yes, he’s got three batting ti...

Article: The Darvish Contingency Plan

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:30 PM
Twins fans might not want to hear it but Yu Darvish is heading to the Chicago Cubs on a six-year deal that could be worth up to $150 mill...

Article: Spring Training Storylines: Pitchers And Catchers

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:19 PM
After months of speculation about free agency, baseball is back. Minnesota’s pitchers and catchers report for their first official workou...

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What Buxton's Long-term Deal Might Look Like

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 30 August 2017 · 1,201 views
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With his last three swings in Toronto on Sunday , Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton likely erased any doubts of his ability to hit Major League pitching — the final step in securing his place amongst the stars of Major League Baseball. New Twins’ president Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine have little reason to worry about signing Bux...


Brad Hand is perfect fit for Twins

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 30 June 2017 · 1,860 views
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Brad Hand is perfect fit for Twins I’ve mentioned Brad Hand as a trade target for the Minnesota Twins in two previous blogs , and now that we know the Twins’ surprising performance has Thad Levine targeting trades for long-term assets prior to the July 31 trade deadline, it seems Brad Hand is the Twins’ perfect trade target. Here are the reasons:

This was originally published at FoulPlay...


Nothing's gonna stop us now

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 25 June 2017 · 2,004 views
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Nothing's gonna stop us now The Minnesota Twins started a catcher in left field on Saturday in Cleveland and walked out of the ballpark with a win and a chance to sweep the Indians. That catcher, Chris Gimenez, would later move to first base defensively and hit a mammoth home run in the ninth inning to pad the Twins' one-run lead by one more.

This was originally published at FoulP...


When Twins become sellers, Escobar likely first to be traded

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 21 June 2017 · 2,908 views
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When Twins become sellers, Escobar likely first to be traded Fans will get to see if the Minnesota Twins truly can hang over their next nine games. Starting Thursday, the Twins will see starting pitchers Jose Quintana (8.7 K/9, 2.47 K/B), Trevor Bauer (7 IP, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K in last start against Twins), Corey Kluber (11 K/9, 4.71 K/BB), Josh Tomlin (9.33 K/BB), Chris Sale (12.2 K/9), Drew Pomeranz (10.4 K/9), Rick...


Berrios can learn from Santana's bad starts

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 15 June 2017 · 1,431 views
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Berrios can learn from Santana's bad starts In a prior blog post I called Jose Berrios the ace of the Minnesota Twins pitching staff. Not because I think six starts proves anything, and not because I don't believe in Ervin Santana. I do. Santana gets by on pitching prowess like Greg Maddux. But Berrios can flat out miss bats, regardless of who's swinging them, and that's what makes an ace. We'll g...


The Twins look to their savior, Ervin, again

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 13 June 2017 · 1,094 views
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The Minnesota Twins are running out of options when it comes to pitching, but the consummate professional Ervin Santana is back on the mound to right the ship once again. It's even dollar dog night on Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners at 7 p.m. CST, and F@*k Dick and Bert will be at Target Field and better than ever. We've got new gear that will allo...


Why Ervin Santana's complete games are so important to Twins

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 13 June 2017 · 773 views
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Ervin Santana tossed his third complete game shutout of the season Friday night. That's one more than the rest of the league combined despite it coming against a San Francisco Giants team with the lowest team OPS in baseball (.651). But the "Maddux" Santana pitched Friday night in San Francisco is so important given the recent stress on the Twins bullpen...


Twins set to save money, sign more, valuable draft picks

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 13 June 2017 · 1,126 views
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For a lot of people (just under 95 percent according to an MLB Trade Rumors poll) , the Minnesota Twins' selection of California shortstop Royce Lewis with the first pick in the 2017 MLB Draft was a surprise. It shouldn't have been. Most knew there was no consensus number one pick in this draft . There were five potential number ones. The Twins took one...


Twins need hard-to-get pitching

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 08 June 2017 · 1,633 views
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Twins need hard-to-get pitching This was originally published at FoulPlaybyPlay.com , FoulPlaybyPlay on Twitter.

Last week I urged the Minnesota Twins front office to acquire pitching — any pitching — and not to wait too long in doing so. Well, here are five pitchers the Twins could target if they want to remain competitive this season, but most of them will cost something you might...


Gibson looks to preserve his job against Cobb, Rays

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 27 May 2017 · 1,133 views

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Join F@*k Dick and Bert from Target Field on Sunday at 1 p.m. CST as Kyle Gibson looks to preserve his job against Alex Cobb and the Tampa Bay Rays. Every start in the bigs seems like it could be Gibson’s last, but he was bailed out by the Twins’ bats in his last start after allowing six runs in Baltimore.

Gibson’s Issues
While Gibson’s strikeout number...