Found November 02, 2011 on The Outside Corner:
It was uh, not a good season for the Minnesota Twins. We normally break this down into "what went right" and "what went wrong"...I'm not sure I can find anything in the "right" side of things. A year after winning 94 games and winning the AL Central title yet again, the Twins lost 99 games in 2011, finished last in the AL Central, and will actually pick second in the 2010 amateur draft. Is there anything nice on the horizon for the Twins? Hm....maybe.   WHAT WENT is going to be difficult. Outfielder Michael Cuddyer was the team's best player, OPSing .805 and playing first base and right field for the team. Because he got time at first, he didn't absolutely brutalize the team with his defense like he has in years past. Jim Thome had an .827 OPS in limited time during the season, getting into 71 games as a DH before being traded in August to the Indians. Ben Revere's rookie year featured no offense to speak of...

Provus leaves Milwaukee for Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS Cory Provus will put all those lessons learned from Bob Ueckerto use as the Minnesota Twins main play-by-play radio voice next season. The team announced Thursday that Provus will join Dan Gladden in the Twins booth next season. Provus had worked in Milwaukee, at Uecker's side, the last three seasons. Theres only 30 of these jobs in the world, said Provus, 33...

Twins Rumors: Nathan, Cuddyer, Kubel, Slowey

The latest Twins rumors, courtesy of ESPN 1500's Phil Mackey... Joe Nathan's top priority is to pitch for a winning team next year, preferably as the closer.  Last week Nathan's agent said his client seeks a closing job.  "Money won't be the driving force" for Nathan, writes Mackey.  Mackey says Nathan has strong interest in returning to the Twins...

Twins have plenty of holes to fill in free agency

The Minnesota Twins have plenty of holes to fill when the free-agent market opens. The exclusive negotiating period ends when the clock strikes midnight Thursday on the East Coast and free agents then can negotiate with all teams. The Twins have needs in the starting rotation, the bullpen and at shortstop as they try to rebound from a 99-loss season. General manager Bill Smith...

Twins' Perkins hopes for breakout 2012 season

For Twins reliever Glen Perkins, the 2010 season was a frustrating one. After making 67 appearances since breaking into the majors in 2006, Perkins began the 2010 season at Triple-A Rochester. He spent much of the year with the Red Wings before appearing in 13 games with Minnesota in August and September. "It was hard. I had never struggled," Perkins said this week. "...

Twins affiliate hires Brunansky as hitting coach

Bruno is on his way up in the Minnesota Twins organization. The Twins' Triple-A affiliate in Rochester has hired Tom Brunansky to serve as the team's hitting coach next season. He was a fan favorite during his six years with the Twins, when he hit 162 homers, drove in 463 runs and helped the team to a World Series title in 1987. The ill-fated trade that sent Brunansky to...

Movember MLB Mustache Madness: Current Players, Round 1 - Pavano vs. Holland

The Movember MLB Mustach Madness continues.  Our next match-up comes takes a look at the star 'stache offerings from current MLB starting pitchers.  Who makes our mustache rotation? Carl Pavano To be honest, I didn't like Pavano's mustache before, but it (excuse the pun) grew on me.  This bristly offering is an homage to eras gone by, but without forcing the issue...

Brunansky promoted to Triple-A hitting coach

The Minnesota Twins' Triple-A affiliate, the Rochester Red Wings, announced they have hired former Twins outfielder Tom Brunansky as the team's new hitting coach. Brunansky was the hitting coach for Double-A New Britain during the 2011 season. Brunansky, 51, played 14 years in the majors, including seven seasons with Minnesota. He was a member of Twins team that won the...

KC broadcaster Lefebvre won't go to Twins

Royals broadcaster Ryan Lefebvre is no longer being considered for the Minnesota Twins' play-by-play radio job, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

TwinsCentric: Versatility Needed

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Brunansky named AAA hitting coach

The Twins will announce their decision on who will be their next radio play-by-play voice on Thursday.
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