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After a huge night from the Minnesota Twins’ offense that was led by Nelson Cruz, and a perfect night from the bullpen, the Twins were se...

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Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:48 PM
The Twins have needed a lot to go right for them in order to hold the lead in the AL Central. For every playoff team, that includes getti...

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Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:34 PM
For the last time under the current rules, teams will be able to add as many as 15 players to their active bench once the calendar turns...

Is Cruz the best Twins FA signing ever?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:17 PM
The old man has only been a Twin a short time and even shorter when you look at games played, but so far, is he the best FA signing in Tw...

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Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 08:53 PM
A buddy o' mine is flying into the cities Monday, and thought to check out Target field which was a kindly sentiment, knowing he's not mu...

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The Case for the Joe Mauer Contract

Posted by Tom Schreier , 12 October 2015 · 1,058 views
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I wanted to stay in a Twins uniform, and I want to win. And we’re definitely headed in the right direction.
— Joe Mauer after signing an eight-year, $184 million contract in 2010

All of the vitriol aimed at Joe Mauer right now would have been directed, ten-fold, at Twins management if they had not retained him in 2010. Minnesota had just opened a new pu...


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Winning Season Raises Expectations for Inexperienced, Inconsistent Minnesota Twins

Posted by Tom Schreier , 08 October 2015 · 976 views
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I’m coming here to win. I think that it’s very important to lay that out there, right from the start. Things can change in this game very dramatically at this level.
— Paul Molitor at the press conference in November, announcing his hiring as Twins manager

It might have sounded corny last winter when I talked about 70-92 and the fine line of being able...


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Minnesota Twins Patience with Prospects Frustrating, but Effective

Posted by Tom Schreier , 18 August 2015 · 2,272 views
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I understand the frustration, and the patience that needs to be shown, but it's the way [it works].
-- Twins GM Terry Ryan on being patient with prospects, 8/14/15
All Minnesota Twins fans wanted on Friday night was Jose Orlando Berrios to make his first major league start. The 21-year-old pitcher was rated the 36th best prospect in all of baseball by Ba...


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Can the Minnesota Twins Season be Considered a Success if They Don’t Make the Playoffs?

Posted by Tom Schreier , 11 August 2015 · 2,359 views
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I’m trying to be realistic. Our expectations in that clubhouse should be to make the postseason.
— Twins GM Terry Ryan, 11/4/14
The Minnesota Twins set the tone shortly after hiring Paul Molitor as Ron Gardenhire’s successor. Molitor came out and said that he wanted to win immediately, general manager Terry Ryan said that he expected the team to make the...


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Maturity, Experience are Behind Aaron Hicks Reaching His Potential

Posted by Tom Schreier , 15 July 2015 · 1,510 views
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Aaron Hicks is only 25. Entering the All-Star Break he has yet to have his 700th plate appearance, and he’s played in just over 180 games. And yet, he’s already dropped switch-hitting for a brief time period, has been called out by former manager Ron Gardenhire and assistant general manager Rob Antony for showing up to the ballpark and not knowing who the...