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Who's the back-up catcher on this squad?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:57 PM
Kurt Suzuki is the Twins everyday catcher, but even as the everyday catcher, someone else is going to need to kneel behind the plate a co...

Article: Minnesota Twins Sign Reliever Tim Stauffer

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:57 PM
Those Twins fans hoping that the last spot in the Twins bullpen this year might go to a failed ex-starter may have gotten their wish toda...

Cole Hamels

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:47 PM
Ignoring the no trade clause, if you were the Twins' GM would you trade for Cole Hamels?  If so, what would you give up.  ...

Thank you Moderators

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:59 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...

The trade that is coming

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:13 PM
TR has made more moves than most expected (though he has added exactly what I expected, nothing more or less). I expected a starter to be...



2015 Twins offseason top 40 prospects list: 31-35

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 24 December 2014 · 193 views

Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch

Today is the second installment in the top 40 Twins' Off-season prospects countdown. You can find all installments here in reverse chronological order. This is the 31-35 rankings. Previous rankings: 36-40 .

35. Mat Batts LHP (--), LHSP, DOB: 7/6/1991, 5'11", 190 lbs.

The Twins drafted Harrison M...

114: Hang out and Talk to Contact

  Posted by Paul Pleiss in Beyond the Limestone, 23 December 2014 · 66 views

You can download the new Talk to Contact (@TalkToContact ) episode via iTunes or by clicking here , and if you want to add the show to your non-iTunes podcast player, this is the RSS Feed .


Phil Hughes renegotiated a contract adding three more years to his...

Minnesota Twins Extend Affordable Ace Phil Hughes

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Go Gonzo Journal Twins Blog, 22 December 2014 · 160 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.

This blog was originally publish...

Cody's Top 30 Twins Prospects: Part 2 (11-20)

Posted by Cody Christie in North Dakota Twins Fan, 22 December 2014 · 635 views
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Cody's Top 30 Twins Prospects: Part 2 (11-20) One of the highlights of the off-season for a core of Twins fans is the release of the Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook . Seth Stohs has worked to put together this fantastic book for the last seven years. In 2012, he gave me my first taste of helping with the book. By 2013, I was writing an article for the annual and for the last three years I have been...

25 man roster 2015

Posted by Shane Wahl in Field of Twins, 15 December 2014 · 1,227 views

Unlike any year in recent memory, I believe at this point in mid-December, the Twins likely are done with any meaningful acquistions that could contend for the 25 man roster. I just don't see the gaping roster hole that would make for a constant concern in the coming months. Sure, the Twins could sign another pitcher, another OF, and another catcher, but...

The Intriguing Case for Rick Porcello

Posted by bwille in Wille's Way, 10 December 2014 · 659 views

The Intriguing Case for Rick Porcello With the holiday season upon us and the Hot Stove burning as hot as ever at this week’s Winter Meetings, it is no wonder why they call this the most wonderful time of the year. The presumable free agent waters should finally be flowing now that the major barricade that was Jon Lester has chosen his new home for the next six years. While the Minnesota Twin...

$200 million is the new $100 million

Posted by Jon Marthaler in Marthaler, 10 December 2014 · 511 views

Forbes.com reported today that Major League baseball league-wide revenues jumped from $8 billion in 2013 to $9 billion in 2014, mostly due to the league's new national TV contracts and to revenue from MLB Advanced Media, the league's online streaming arm.

A look back: In 2001, revenue was $3.6 billion; adjusted for inflation, $4.66 billion in today's do...

Why I am excited to see Miguel Sano as a Twin...and why you should be too

Posted by AJPettersen in AJPettersen's Blog, 08 December 2014 · 466 views

Hopefully this story can bring you a little cheer for the holiday season, baseball season is right around the corner, hang in there!

While we all expected Miguel Sano to debut last season, we are still waiting to see him at Target Field. Having played with him for about 250 games, I have seen him do some incredible things. Here is why I am excited to se...


Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 06 December 2014 · 448 views
dozier, puckett, cuddyer, hunter and 1 more...

The signing of Torii Hunter has brought off-the-field issues back to the fore for the Twins. Part of the reason for signing Hunter has been for clubhouse leadership, mentoring of young players, and also bring back fans to the park. Hunter's pros and cons in these areas have been analyzed more than the break on Phil Hughes' spike curve.

I weighed in on...

Connect With Baseball History Through SABR

Posted by Sarah in Blog Sarah, 05 December 2014 · 222 views

Connect With Baseball History Through SABR While the dark, cold days of winter can be an ideal time to dive into research on baseball history, as a lifelong baseball fan I have to ask...is there ever a bad time to talk about baseball history? I serve as co-chair of the research committee for the local chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research and invite other Twins Daily readers to ge...

Where Are They Going? A Look at the Future of the Twins 40 Man Roster

Posted by RealTwinsFan357 in Random Thoughts About Baseball, 04 December 2014 · 546 views

The Twins are in an interesting place. The 40-man roster is, yet again, full. The Twins definitely have a lot of players, but they don't have a lot of great (or arguably even a lot of good) players. It is obvious the Twins won't win a championship with their current team, but that's not to say there aren't bright spots. I'd like to take a quick look a...

Poker night with Terry Ryan

Posted by ashburyjohn in Nevada Twins Fan, 04 December 2014 · 302 views

One of the interview questions with Terry Ryan at the Torii Hunter introduction press conference was, "are you surprised it [he?] took a one year contract?". Terry twitched and suppressed a smile and basically used every single one of his facial muscles before replying "no".


The Battle over Torii Hunter

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven in Peanuts from Heaven, 03 December 2014 · 260 views
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He's back. Torii Hunter is back, and in the 7 hours of his official presence in a Twins line-up again there are two clear camps in response to his return.

In the blue corner, weighing in at 140 characters, 140,000 grey hairs in the last four seasons and 140 million liters of digital ink are the analytically minded, podcast savvy, SABR-metrical, writers,...

What are they thinking

Posted by Secondary User in Twin's Organizational News, 03 December 2014 · 276 views

Can someone please explain to me what Terry Ryan is thinking? For three years we've been rebuilding. Guys like Correia, Marquis and Pelfrey were brought in as payroll was slashed. And now, in the past 3 hours, two pieces of news have convinced me that they have absolutely no clue what they're doing.

First, we signed Torii Hunter to a 10.5 million dollar...

Blueprint Evolution

Posted by NoCryingInBaseball in NoCryingInBaseball's Blog, 28 November 2014 · 434 views

My blueprint evolution
Constructing Twins off-season blueprint has been an interesting exercise the past couple of years. There have been many needs to fill and the team tried to fill those needs with multiple trades and acquisitions. It is my humble opinion that the Twins limit their FA acquisitions & trades to one big transaction for each year for t...

Swarzak Outrighted

Posted by tobi0040 in Blog tobi0040, 25 November 2014 · 579 views

Swarzak outrighted to AAA and off the 40 man.



Posted by docsillyseth in docsillyseth's Blog, 24 November 2014 · 662 views

I think it's time to either pull the plug on Hicks as an OF and make him a pitcher or trade him to say like the Red Sox now for one of their "failed prospects". The Twins drafted Hicks as an everyday player but some in the organization thought he'd be a better pitcher out of HS. I think he was clocked in the upper 90's with a good CB. I think you could...

The Curse of the Trees

Posted by AM. in Blog AM., 23 November 2014 · 383 views

After the inaugural season at Target field, the Twins brass made the fateful decision to remove the 14 black spruce trees from centerfield. When viewed in retrospect, this decision, it seems clear, has placed a curse on the franchise. Consider:
The Twins won 58% of their games in the first season in which they called Target Field their home, including a...

Hot Stove League

Posted by curt1965 in curt1965's Blog, 23 November 2014 · 365 views

This is a fun time of year when everyone looks ahead to the possibilities of their team adding new personal by trades, free agency, or the farm system. The Twins and their fans are no different. If you are a re-building team (see Minnesota), this is a time for hope. New players, new coaching staff-everyone is excited.
Please tell me how Torii Hunter, Wi...

Twins Minor League Report (AFL Week 6 and Final Recap): Kepler Finishes Season Strong

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 18 November 2014 · 505 views

It was about a week ago where the Minnesota Twins AFL team, the Salt River Rafters, clinched their spot in League Championship game, but they still had a few games left to play before that.

Eddie Rosario entered the season’s final week with a chance at a batting title, and two relief pitching prospects had yet to allow a run in a league play. How would t...

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