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Fun With Numbers: 2015 Edition

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:38 PM
Not sure this is fun... We have been outscored 11-0 and given up 4 more runs than we have hits.

Stick a fork in Hunter, he is done.

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:35 PM
Terrible signing. Hopefully the Twins find a way to trade him or cut bait before to long. Or he could do the honorable thing and just ret...

Don't look now, Twins have won 7 of last 12

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:38 PM
After starting the season 1-5, the Twins have now gone 7-5 in their last 12. Even though their run differential is -23 it is actually in...

How Long for Pinto?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:17 PM
It sure looks like Josmil Pinto is healthy.......unless he had no idea how far back to set up when catching, why is he not up yet? Is the...

Article: WARNE: The Twins' Secret Extension Candidate

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:11 PM
There’s a Minnesota Twins player who has quietly turned himself into one of the best players in the American League at his position, and...

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Minnesota Twins Extend Affordable Ace Phil Hughes

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 22 December 2014 · 920 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 · 1,070 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 · 529 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 · 1,314 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 · 803 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 · 2,620 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 · 1,508 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...


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Goodbye, Gardy. Hello, Ozzie!

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 29 September 2014 · 1,169 views
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Goodbye, Gardy. Hello, Ozzie! That day I’d been calling for the past three years is finally here, and we can now speculate as to who will fill Ron Gardenhire’s shoes as manager of the Minnesota Twins. I don’t see any problem with the decision, and apparently neither did Gardy.

“I agree with this. I think this is right,” he said at today’s press conference, citing many times that he’s...


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A Realistic 2015 Minnesota Twins Roster, Staff and Payroll

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 26 September 2014 · 5,680 views
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A Realistic 2015 Minnesota Twins Roster, Staff and Payroll There is no reason the 2015 Minnesota Twins can’t be competitive. They have money to spend, prospects to watch, and changes to be made to the coaching staff that will reap rewards. Terry Ryan should be making drastic moves just to keep his job. Anywhere else and he would have been canned by now, but I believe in Terry Ryan’s ability to do the job. He can...


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Gonzo Waiver Trades for Terry Ryan and the Minnesota Twins

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 17 August 2014 · 1,147 views
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Gonzo Waiver Trades for Terry Ryan and the Minnesota Twins With the waiver trade deadline just two weeks away, Terry Ryan and the Minnesota Twins' front office still have some work to do despite unloading Josh Willingham and Kevin Correia for marginal returns and a few dollars they won't use. However, the veteran jettison has created roster spots for Trevor May and Tommy Milone, but the big problem in Minnesota n...