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The Twins GM's return was similar to a Vikings move in 1985, when they needed Grant after a horrible season.
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What the holy heck? Sure, Minnesota Twins outfielder Ben Revere may delight us with his slick fielding skills, as evidenced on more than one occasion during last season, and the feats of athleticism he displayed out in the field don’t even take into account his hilarious somersaulting triple, either. But even with those impressive skills [...]
Although interim general manager Terry Ryan indicated payroll is likely to drop about $15 million to around $100 million next season, the Twins remain interested in re-signing free agent Michael Cuddyer.
Marty Cordova was a baseball player. He wasn’t really a distinguished baseball player, but he did win the 1995 AL Rookie of the Year award when he was with the Minnesota Twins.
Other than that, he was injured a lot. Fortunately, Cordova either had some mob money or lived way beyond his means because he bought a goddamn castle just outside of his hometown of Vegas, in Henderson...
Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com polled 28 general managers, assistant GMs, scouts and player personnel people by phone and email, 13 of whom feel Joe Nathan is more likely to regain his former glory, while 12 chose Francisco Rodriguez. The other three voters were undecided.
Jon Heyman of SI.com recently said Nathan is looking to sign a new contract as a closer and not as a setup...
MINNEAPOLIS When Terry Ryan took over for Bill Smith as the Minnesota Twins' interim general manager Monday, he knew he had his work cut out for him. The Twins finished the 2011 season with their worst record since 1982 and were last in the American League Central for the first time since 2000.
Injuries doomed Minnesota in 2011, and now the Twins are faced with several big...
For weeks now I’ve been saying Michael Cuddyer would be a great addition to the Philadelphia Phillies if they were able to sign him. Well today, Cuddyer was in Philadelphia touring Citizens Bank Park and meeting with team officials. The Phillies even flew in Charlie Manuel from his Florida home to talk with the outfielder.
According to sources, Cuddyer toured Citizens Bank...
The Philadelphia Phillies brought back a familiar face November 5th when they signed slugging 1B Jim Thome to a 1 yr, $1.25 contract. Thome, played for the Phils from 2003-2005, totaling 96 home runs in 361 games and has hit 48 bombs the last two seasons as a part time player. Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel [...]
Tom Powers looks at the successful history of the Twins in Venezuela, and how the crime and the government in the country is forcing them to cut back there:
“It’s just become a little difficult to do business,” Antony said. “We used to be so much stronger in Venezuela than we were in the Dominican (Republic). Now we’ve increased our presence in the Dominican.”