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Front Page: Randy Dobnak Is Better Than You Think

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:01 PM
Among the group of Twins internal starters without a firm place for 2020, but with a clear chance to assert themselves, one name stands o...

Dave St. Peter

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:00 PM
How powerful is Dave St. Peter, President and CEO of the Minnesota Twins MLB Team? In the Chain-of-Command he is the door between FalVine...

Front Page: The Twins Should be Dealing With the Marlins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:00 PM
Hot stove season is in full swing and that means rumors are swirling around everywhere. Jon Heyman said the Marlins are looking to acquir...

2019 2020 (non-Twins) off season

Other Baseball Today, 09:55 PM
My first prediction is that WA signs their two big possible FAs to extensions.   My next is that Cole goes to LAA.   The White...

Front Page: Choose Your Own Path: Three Ways for the Minn...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:32 PM
As we head into the 2019 MLB Winter Meetings, the Minnesota Twins are at $99MM in payroll with spots left to fill. With plenty of options...

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Free Agents

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 11 December 2019 · 95 views
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Free Agents When the best is off the table, then the second best is swept up, do we get desperate and jump at the left overs? If we cannot get what we want is it reasonable to say we should get what is left?

I cannot buy into that theory. If Bumgartner does not sign with us I can understand. Does that make Kuechel suddenly desirable? The real question is how doe...
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Spending First or Not at All

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 11 December 2019 · 224 views
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Last night the baseball world watched in awe of the contract that Gerrit Cole was handed by the New York Yankees. He signed the for the largest AAV and total contract value ever given to a pitcher. New York spending money isn’t surprising at all, but there’s a tickle down effect and how it impacts a team like the Twins remains to be seen.

It’s a great th...
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3 Bold Predictions for the 2019 MLB Winter Meetings

Posted by Hansen101 in Hansen101's Blog, 08 December 2019 · 1,033 views

So far the 2019-2020 MLB offseason is getting off to a hot start, while the Atlanta Braves have been resigning some of their own Free Agents they signed Will Smith to a 3yr/$39M deal, they also signed Travis d’arnaud to a 2yr/$16M deal, they even signed Cole Hamels to a 1yr/$18M deal. The White Sox signed the top catcher on this year’s market by signing...
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Plan B: Dallas Keuchel and Josh Donaldson

Posted by Nash Walker in The Special Season, 07 December 2019 · 2,182 views

Plan B: Dallas Keuchel and Josh Donaldson Somewhat expected news dropped on Saturday night when LaVelle E. Neal of the Star Tribune basically removed Hyun-Jin Ryu from the Twins' potential list of targets in his latest Winter Meetings primer article .

Similar to Zack Wheeler, Ryu has a preference to stay on the coast. For Wheeler, the east was most desirable. But for Ryu, he would like to remai...
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Olney: Phillies Front Runner For Wheeler, Twins Not Mentioned

Posted by Dome Dogg in Dome Dogg's Blog, 04 December 2019 · 673 views

Per Buster Olney at ESPN (posted this morning), the Phillies are the front-runners for Wheeler. The Reds, White Sox and Rangers are also mentioned as possibilities.

"The bidding for right-hander Zack Wheeler continues to progress toward resolution, with the Philadelphia Phillies seen by sources as the most potent bidders -- and the Reds, White Sox and R...
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Wheeler, Bumgarner, Ryu

Posted by BlakeAsk in BlakeAsk's Blog, 23 November 2019 · 2,718 views
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Wheeler, Bumgarner, Ryu Last night the Twins Daily Twitter account tweeted out a poll, asking which free agent pitcher people would want the Twins to sign.

As I am typing this right now, 71% of people voted Wheeler, 15% voted Bumgarner, and 9% voted Ryu, with 5% saying they wouldn’t want any of the 3. I personally voted f...
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The Epitome of Offseason Plans

Posted by terrydactyls1947 in A Look Back, 19 November 2019 · 1,163 views

You have all been very patient waiting for my 2019-2020 offseason plan. Your patience is now rewarded as I present to you the master plan for winning the 2020 World Series. {Cue the calliope.} This plan includes six free agency signings, one major trade, three contract extensions, and one token raise as a reward for a great year.

The Trade to End All...
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Offseason Blueprint: Let's Make a Trade

Posted by dbminn in dbminn, 18 November 2019 · 1,495 views
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My 2020 Offseason Blueprint builds a Twins roster that can win the World Series within the next two years. I’ve tried to address the three weaknesses that TD staff have ably outlined in previous articles:
A rotation depleted by free agency and in need of a second front-line starting pitcher.
Poor infield defense.
An inability to attract first-tier free ag...
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Yet Another 2020 Blueprint: Wheeler and Ray, Let's Play!

Posted by Long Live La Tortuga in Long Live La Tortuga, 14 November 2019 · 1,547 views

Throw another log on the off-season blueprint fire because here's one more opinion about how the Twins should approach the winter. I believe this game plan is realistic and it would make the 2020 Twins a more complete team than the 2019 Twins. This off-season is all about adding quality pitching (hopefully a lot of it!), and my blueprint does just that....
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My 2020 Twins Blueprint

Posted by beckmt in Views from the road, 12 November 2019 · 868 views

First I non-tender Cron, tough decision, but have too many moving parts to keep him.
This leaves me with
C - Garver
1B - Sano
2B - Arreaz
ss - Polonco
3B - Gonzalez
LF - Rosario
CF - Buxton
RF - Kepler
DH - Cruz

Of - Cave
OF - Wade
UTL - Adrianza
C - Like the thought of signing Maldenado for about $3

This should give me the flexibility in case Gordon...
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Foot, Meet Throat: A 2020 Offseason Blueprint

Posted by TwinsO'Holic in Thoughts from The Catch, 11 November 2019 · 2,218 views
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Foot, Meet Throat: A 2020 Offseason Blueprint In January 2019, Thad Levine answered a question at Twins Fest:

"The best time to acquire players of that magnitude is when your window to win is wide open, not when you got your fingers underneath the window and you're trying to jam the window open. I want to do it when we're projected to win the Central and we're ready to put our foot on someone's thro...
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2020 Offseason Blueprint

Posted by nmjohn4 in 2020 Offseason Blueprint, 11 November 2019 · 1,352 views

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Coming off 101 wins in 2019, the Twins have put themselves in a position that GM’s could merely dream of. They only have around $70 million in guaranteed contracts and expected arbitration salaries on the books for 2020, making the possibilities almost endless. The window is open and it’s time to take full advantage of the roster and payro...
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2020 Minnesota Twins Blueprint, version 1.0

Posted by Cory Engelhardt in Cory Engelhardt's Blog, 06 November 2019 · 2,391 views

Here is my first blueprint for the Twins offseason. I'm using baseballtradevalues.com to come up with the trade scenarios.

1) Let CJ Cron walk.
2) Re-sign Sergio Romo, 1 year 3 million. Re-sign Jason Castro, 1 years 6 million with an option.
3) Keep Odorizzi, either through QO or work out a 3 year deal.
4) Trade Eddie Rosario, Jordan Balazovic and Lewi...
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From Contender to Champion: my plan for the 2020 Minnesota Twins

Posted by PSzalapski in A View from the Slot, 05 November 2019 · 3,740 views
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This time last year, I gave an offseason blueprint that had the Twins winning 100 games in 2019. Commenter tarheeltwinsfan appreciated that, saying "I like your hope-filled optimism." Well, so did the Twins, and they one-upped it by winning 101, beating my overly-optimistic hope by a win.

What won the Twins the division in 2019 won't do so in 2020. They...
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Another 2020 Blueprint

Posted by 3rd Inning Stretch in 3rd Inning Stretch's Blog, 03 November 2019 · 917 views

While I certainly chat with the white whales this offseason (Cole, Strasburg, Rendon), ultimately none land in Minnesota. That doesn't mean the offseason cannot be a success. I move forward with the following:

Zach Wheeler - 4 years/76 million
Mike Moustakas - 3 years/42 million
Jake Odorizzi - 3 years/39 million
Will Smith - 3 years/35 million
Jason Cas...
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2020 Blueprint

Posted by sthpstm in Postma Posts, 30 October 2019 · 1,940 views

Here we go...this first one will hurt...
Trade Miguel Sano, Alex Kirilloff and Jhoan Duran or Balazovic to the Reds for Luis Castillo
Trade Eddie Rosario and a couple of lower prospects for Jeff Hoffman
Let Sam Dyson go
Pay Martin Perez his buyout
Project payroll: $67.5M

Sign Marcell Ozuna for 3 years, $36M
Sign Josh Donaldson for 2 years $45M
Sign Madis...
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Building the 2020 Twins Bullpen

Posted by Matthew Taylor in Bomba Blog, 28 October 2019 · 1,736 views
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If you read my article last week on the 2019 Minnesota Twins bullpen, then you already know my thoughts on how the season went. It was a roller coaster ride for the ages. For my article today, though, I will be moving past 2019 and looking ahead to the offseason. I will be looking at where things currently stand for the Twins bullpen, what decisions need...
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Twins Talk: Buxton's Jumps, Rosario Trades and More

Posted by Tom Froemming in Get to know 'em, 24 October 2019 · 3,193 views

Fellow Twins Daily contributor Matthew Lenz and I discussed a few topics related to the Twins outfield. He recently wrote a piece for the site on Byron Buxton's defensive impact. We discussed some of the interesting things he discovered, the potential of an Eddie Rosario trade and more.


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Blueprint: Add Bauer, Gregorius, Betances

Posted by DannySD in DannySD's Blog, 24 October 2019 · 2,015 views

2020 Offseason Plan

My basic theories/assumptions:
A. Be realistic. If your plan assumes Cole, Strasburg, Ryu, Rendon, Chapman, or Bumgarner will sign here, I think you are doing this exercise wrong.
B. Teams are likely to hang onto those solid #2/3 starters (Syndergaard, Minor, Ray, etc) in the offseason unless you overpay or they are trying to dump s...