Found December 01, 2011 on Timberwolves Central:
John Sickels Minnesota Twins Top 20 Prospects for 2012 All grades are PRELIMINARY and subject to change. Grade C+/C guys are pretty interchangeable depending on what you want to emphasize. The list and grades are a blending of present performance and long-term potential. Comments are welcome, but in the end all analysis and responsibility is mine of course. Full reports on all of players can be found in the 2012 Baseball Prospect Book. We are now taking pre-orders. Order early and order often! QUICK PRIMER ON GRADE MEANINGS: Grade A prospects are the elite. They have a good chance of becoming stars or superstars. Almost all Grade A prospects develop into major league regulars, if injuries or other problems don't intervene. Note that is a major "if" in some cases. Grade B prospects have a good chance to enjoy successful careers. Some will develop into stars, some will not. Most end up spending several years in the majors, at the very least in a marginal role...

Twins' Mauer dispels rumors of further illness

MINNEAPOLIS -- Joe Mauer missed a good chunk of the 2011 season with multiple ailments and injuries. As a result, Twins fans grew frustrated that Minnesota's 184 million catcher wasn't on the field. So Mauer met with a small group of reporters Friday in the Twins' clubhouse at Target Field to clear the air. "I'm healthy, I'm happy," Mauer said. "...

Twins' Ryan previews winter meetings agenda

MINNEAPOLIS Before Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan headed to Dallas for baseball's winter meetings last week, he reiterated that he's still attempting to re-sign free agent Michael Cuddyer. "We're trying to bring him back," Ryan said of Cuddyer, who has spent his entire 11-year career with Minnesota. "Nothing more than trying to bring him back...

Ryan: Twins working to bring back Cuddyer

Twins general manager Terry Ryan held court with reporters on Friday about a wide range of topics heading into next week's Winter Meetings in Dallas. Ryan reiterated the club's interest in signing free-agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer.

Minny trying to keep Capps

Twins are looking to re-sign Matt Capps, I'm getting a bit nervous that the numbers are just falling out of our favor in regards to getting a legitimate closer.  There are still 6-7 teams looking and only 5-6 closers remaining.  After that your going into the Branden Looper/Luis Ayala type situation, where your trying to make someone into a closer or give someone who failed...

Twins’ Justin Morneau expected to see more time at DH

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Mauer healthy, happy, ready for spring training

Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer says he is "healthy and happy" and ready to begin preparations for spring training.

Arencibia & Lawrie Are Topps, Sickels Top 20 reports catcher J.P. Arencibia and third baseman Brett Lawrie have been named to the 2011 Topps All-Star Rookie Team.J.P. Arencibia and Brett Lawrie have extra reason to celebrate after being named to the 2011 Topps All-Star Rookie Team.  The two celebrate Arencibia's walk-off single against Orioles closer Kevin Gregg in a 5-4 victory at the Dome September 10. The...
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