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When do you fire a manager?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:41 AM
Okay.   At some point you need to send a message far from "Paul Molitor will remain our Manager. in 2017." I'm sorry. Paul is gifted...

Berardino: Ervin Santana Clears Waivers

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:55 PM
According to Mike Berardino, RHP Ervin Santana has cleared waivers. As we know, that means that he can be traded to any team the rest of...

Tracking Arcia

Other Baseball Yesterday, 10:55 PM
I have loyally followed the Twins since the late eighties. My father would tell stories of Harmon Killebrew while I watched Ron Coomer le...

Article: Twins Minor League Report (5/27): No-Hit Bids Sh...

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 10:08 PM
It was another interesting day in the Minnesota Twins minor leagues. One starter carried a no-hitter into the late innings. Two other sta...

Innings increase for Gonsalves and Stewart?

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 10:08 PM
So here it is near the end of the season and both Stephen Gonsalves and Kohl Stewart are primed to see a considerable increase in innings...

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The 2016 World Series Champion Minnesota Twins

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 08 November 2015 · 1,201 views
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The 2016 World Series Champion Minnesota Twins The Minnesota Twins can win the World Series next year. They have the lineup, mostly. They just need a bat and more production from the catcher position. The pitching is on the way in the form of Jose Berrios, Tyler Duffey, and Trevor May, and they have the defense. They need a left-handed reliever, a bat, and more production from the catcher position, an...


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Fixing the Minnesota Twins’ Bullpen

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 19 August 2015 · 1,634 views
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Fixing the Minnesota Twins’ Bullpen After the bullpen blew two leads in New York in as many days on the way to being swept by the Yankees, the Minnesota Twins’ playoff chances have taken a massive hit. Now with closer Glen Perkins leaving the team to have an MRI on his neck, it looks as though Terry Ryan sitting on his hands at the MLB Trade Deadline and using kid gloves with Byron Buxton,...


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Mike Pelfrey is Finally Paying Off

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 09 June 2015 · 1,142 views
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Mike Pelfrey is Finally Paying Off Mike Pelfrey has a lot of making up to do in order to earn the $18.66 million the Minnesota Twins have paid him these last three years, but he's finally starting to pay off. Pelfrey made roughly $150,000 per inning the last two seasons, but this season he's All-Star trade bait.

This blog was originally published at Go Gonzo Journal .

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Minnesota Twins Extend Affordable Ace Phil Hughes

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 22 December 2014 · 1,988 views
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Minnesota Twins Extend Affordable Ace Phil Hughes Terry Ryan and the Minnesota Twins extended Phil Hughes through 2019, effectively making his contract a five-year, $58 million deal. He will earn $9.2 million in 2015 and 2016 before earning $13.2MM annually from 2017 to 2019. Considering his 2014 numbers, the $11.6 million per year average salary is more than reasonable.

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Ervin Santana Newest Member of Twins’ Crowded, Mediocre Rotation

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 11 December 2014 · 1,618 views
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Ervin Santana Newest Member of Twins’ Crowded, Mediocre Rotation Terry Ryan and the Minnesota Twins made their one move of the Winter Meetings, reaching an agreement with Ervin Santana on a four-year, $55 million deal that features a vesting option that goes into effect if Santana tosses 200 innings in 2018, which would make the deal worth $68 million. It’s the biggest free agent deal in Twins’ history, which says a lo...


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Minnesota Twins are Worse with Torii Hunter

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 03 December 2014 · 1,175 views
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Minnesota Twins are Worse with Torii Hunter Minnesota Twins’ GM Terry Ryan is putting his neck out, again, signing Torii Hunter to a $10.5 million, one-year deal. Frankly, this Twins reunion **** is getting old – literally. Hunter will be 39 years old next year, is the worst defensive right fielder in the game , and will be severely overpaid. He should be making low-end DH money, yet he’s being pai...


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Paul Molitor: Spanish-speaking Players Expected to Learn English

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 06 November 2014 · 2,028 views
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Paul Molitor: Spanish-speaking Players Expected to Learn English I have just two problems with answers new Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor gave in response to fan questions in a recent interview. First, he said he'd like his nickname to be spelled ‘Mollie,” citing that it looks more masculine, but I suggested his nickname be Paulie, as in a guy named Paul from St. Paul and the big sign in center field featuring a...


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New Face, Old Gard(y): Twins Choose Tradition over Talent, Again

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 03 November 2014 · 1,444 views
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New Face, Old Gard(y): Twins Choose Tradition over Talent, Again Terry Ryan kept with company policy and made the long-expected and unsurprising decision to offer Paul Molitor a contract to become the new manager of the Minnesota Twins. Molitor, a St. Paul native, has been expected to take over as Ron Gardenhire’s replacement for at least a year, if not longer depending on the rumors you choose to believe, and could ha...


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A Gonzo Look at the 2015 Minnesota Twins Coaching Staff

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 09 October 2014 · 4,183 views
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A Gonzo Look at the 2015 Minnesota Twins Coaching Staff Coaches are underrated, underpaid and picking a coaching staff is hard. That’s what I’ve learned since attempting to dig into all the coaching candidates to fill positions on the 2015 Minnesota Twins coaching staff. Choosing a coaching staff is largely the manager’s job, but Terry Ryan will certainly play an active role in who the new manager hires, espec...


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Minnesota Twins 2015 and Beyond: Non-tender, Extension, and Trade Candidates

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 07 October 2014 · 2,185 views
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Minnesota Twins 2015 and Beyond: Non-tender, Extension, and Trade Candidates With Dave St. Peter saying the Minnesota Twins’ payroll won’t be “going down significantly” in an interview with Mike Berardino , the time has come to determine how significant the payroll decrease will be. With season ticket sales due to drop without the lure of the MLB All-Star Game and the “honeymoon effect” of shiny, new Target Field wearing off, I ar...