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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.

(Photos) Twins OF Ben Revere Might Be A Bad Golfer, But His Outfit Is Worse

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 [...]

Marty Cordova’s Vegas Castle Only $3.25MM!

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...

Michael Cuddyer's Leadership and Grit Similar to Trot Nixon's, Making Him Perfect Fit for Red Sox

Leader. Versatile. Clutch. Acquiring a player who can claim to be one of those is usually a sound investment. Acquiring a player who possesses all three of those characteristics is a no-brainer. With that in mind, Michael Cuddyer is a name that Red Sox fans could learn to love. Cuddyer's name hasn't really been tossed around when it comes to the right-field vacancy left by...

Cuddyer Visits The Bank

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...

20 experts say Joe Nathan over K-Rod

Jerry Crasnick of 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 recently said Nathan is looking to sign a new contract as a closer and not as a setup...

Minnesota Twins Shakeup at GM Makes No Sense

This past week Minnesota Twins owner Carl Pohlad dismissed general manager Bill Smith from his role despite giving him the dreaded vote of confidence after the team’s ninety-nine loss season. It was mentioned that the change was due to philosophical differences and that Smith was offered another role within the organization in baseball operations. I can understand that there would...

Ryan confident he can turn around Twins

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...

Twins appear close to signing infielder Carroll

The Twins are reportedly close to signing veteran infielder Jamey Carroll to a two-year deal, according to and on Friday.

Ryan, like Grant, comes to rescue

The Twins GM's return was similar to a Vikings move in 1985, when they needed Grant after a horrible season.

Baseball In Venezuela

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.” The Twins’...

Twins To Sign Jamey Carroll

The Twins have agreed to sign Jamey Carroll to be their everyday shortstop, according to's Jerry Crasnick. The multiyear contract is pending a physical. The Millenium Sports Management client drew interest from multiple teams this offseason.  The 37-year-old infielder played shortstop and second base for the Dodgers in 2011, posting a .290/.359/.347 line in 510...
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