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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 at it another shot. I have debated about whether it's worth it to even sign a closer, I mean how many games will he get to save and how many would actually be blown by Acosta/Parnell. But if some of these positional youngsters are part of the future you don't want them losing games on a regular basis in the 9th inning and getting that "snakebitten" mentality. Matt Capps struggled in 2011 and could bring the Twins a compensatory draft pick in 2012, but the team is working to re-sign him. Gardenhire would like to bring the right-hander back because he’s a “great teammate and a good pitcher”...
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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. "...
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...
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.
In efforts to
rekindle the passion that has subsided after a disappointing summer, the Twins
hosted yet another one of their fan forums. This time, it was general manager
Terry Ryan’s turn to attempt to talk the disgruntled down from their ledge.
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Ron Gardenhire and the Twins are seriously considering moving Justin Morneau to designated hitter in the hopes that it will keep him in the lineup.
”One of the things Terry [Ryan, the Twins' GM] and I talked about is making sure before we get too deep in this thing [is] what were going to do with Morny,” Gardenhire said. ”Where he is going to play, if it is DH, if it is...
Twins try to piecemeal together their once glorious bullpen that has now been
blown to smithereens, there is one player already on the roster who should help make the
late innings much less of an adventure.
As the Star Tribune’s
Joe Christensen reported that the team is bumping Brian Duensing from the rotation and relocating him back to the
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The annual Winter Meetings are right around the corner, and the Twins figure to remain aggressive in trying to fix a club that lost 99 games last season.
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Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer says he is "healthy and happy" and ready to begin preparations for spring training.