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Should Twins trade for Carlos Quentin?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:29 PM
The Padres recent acquisitions have made Quentin likely to be dealt.  He could still be moved to first base but even that is problem...

Article: Twins Extend Phil Hughes

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:23 PM
Mark Feinsand from the New York Daily News is reporting this morning that the Twins and Phil Hughes have agreed to a three-year contract...

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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:11 PM
Hi everyone,   It's been a while since I've been able to participate significantly in the Twins Daily forums. The truth is that it's...

Article: Mientkiewicz Draws Key Assignment

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 04:54 PM
It was easy enough to see coming, but the Twins made it official last week that Doug Mientkiewicz will move up and manage the club's Doub...

REPORT: Jose Berrios To Play Winter Baseball

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 04:45 PM
UPDATE: According to Brad Steil, the Minnesota Twins' Director of Minor League Operations, the organization will not grant Berrios permis...

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Ervin Santana Newest Member of Twins’ Crowded, Mediocre Rotation

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 11 December 2014 · 752 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 · 303 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 · 1,018 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 · 569 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 · 1,688 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 · 1,220 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 · 845 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 · 2,692 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 · 1,033 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...


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The Wildest Mlb Trade Deadline Day I've Ever Seen

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 31 July 2014 · 745 views
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The Wildest Mlb Trade Deadline Day I've Ever Seen In a wild MLB Trade Deadline Day that saw David Price to Detroit, Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes, John Lackey to St. Louis for Joe Kelly, and even Stephen Drew from Boston to the Yankees, Terry Ryan and the Minnesota Twins' front office can hold their heads relatively high. They locked up All-Star catcher Kurt Suzuki for two mor...