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Twins' minor league pitcher Landa dies in Venezuela

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins say minor league pitcher Yorman Landa has died in Venezuela. He was 22. The club said in a statement that the Twins are ''deeply saddened by the heartbreaking loss.'' The team did not say how he died. Landa pitched in the 2016 season with the Fort Meyers Miracle, going 2-2 with 7 saves and a 3.24 ERA in 41 2/3 innings pitched. His career minor...
Via Associated Press
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Offseason Rumors, 10/4-12/8

This has been one of the quieter offseasons in the last few years for the Twins. With just one major signing on the books, they appear to mostly be relying on the players already signed to their roster to hold them over for now. With so much time between posts, it only seems reasonable to catch up on the events that have happened since the last time we checked in with the Twins....
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Trade Top Pick in Rule 5 Draft

Twins Trade Out of #1 Pick, Still Get Their Man – Pitcher Justin Haley. The Winter Meetings continued today with the Major League Rule 5 Draft, and the Twins had the number one pick overall. While teams aren’t permitted to trade positions, they are allowed to trade picks after they are made. When Minnesota selected […] Minnesota Twins Trade Top Pick in Rule 5 Draft - Puckett...
Via Puckett's Pond
2 days ago

Twins gauging interest on more than Dozier

While the division-rival White Sox initiated their rebuild with two major trades at the Winter Meetings, the Twins continue to listen on their veterans such as second baseman Brian Dozier.
Via Twins.com
2 days ago

Inward focus keeps Twins busy at Meetings

With chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine still getting to know their new organization, the Twins have focused more internally than externally in the first two days of the Winter Meetings.
Via Twins.com
3 days ago

Twins promote Deron Johnson to senior adviser of scouting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have promoted Deron Johnson to senior adviser of scouting and Sean Johnson to director of scouting. The Twins announced the promotions on Monday. Both men have been in the organization for years and will continue with the team even after Derek Falvey and Thad Levine took over the baseball operations department. The 50-year-old Deron Johnson...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Kepler, 2017 Fantasy Sleeper

In an industry, 'pert 12-team mock draft that I recently participated in, I grabbed Max Kepler with the 194th overall pick, and, quite honestly, I could've likely took him in the final round, or just grabbed him off waivers if there were waivers in a mock draft, which there's not.  No one cares about the Twins.  I'd say Twins lives matter, but I'm not trying to incite riots.  One...
Via Razzball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers aggressively pursuing trade for Brian Dozier

The Los Angeles Dodgers have yet to make that big off-season splash that has come to define the defending NL West champions over the past several winters. Some of that could have to do with a less-than-stellar financial situation the team finds itself in. Though, we’re still pretty sure that Los Angeles will add a big name or two before spring comes calling. It might just have...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins name James Rowson hitting coach

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have hired James Rowson as their hitting coach.Rowson was the minor league hitting coordinator for the New York Yankees for seven of the last nine seasons. Between stints, the 40-year-old Rowson was the hitting coach for the Chicago Cubs for 1 seasons after a midyear promotion from minor league hitting coordinator. Rowson worked at the minor league...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Buxton, 2017 Fantasy Sleeper

Just as I went around the league and highlighted 2017 fantasy baseball rookies, I will now do the same with 2017 fantasy baseball sleepers.  These sleepers are gonna be so butter margarine gonna be like, "Yo, you got me, I'm not real."  These sleepers are gonna be so terrific they're gonna call up the West Virginian woman, Terri Fic, and tell her to change her name.  These sleepers...
Via Razzball
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the Minnesota Twins have a Successful Season?

For the last few decades, the Minnesota Twins unofficial motto has been consistency. Front office staff, managers, players, and “the Twins way” embodied a type of baseball that valued fundamentals and pitchers who were better than their raw stuff. The Twins finished first or second in the AL Central eight times between 2001 and 2010. The other two years they finished in third—hardly...
Via The Sports Post
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins make big upgrade at catcher with signing of pitch-framer extraordinaire Jason Castro

New Minnesota Twins Chief Baseball Operator Derek Falvey has made his first free-agent signing since taking over the reigns in Minnesota. The Twins signed former Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro to a three-year, $24.5 million contract on Tuesday. Though Castro is regarded as one of Major League Baseball’s best catchers, he’s certainly a massive upgrade for a team that had...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers reportedly showing interest in Brian Dozier

Another day, another infielder the Los Angeles Dodgers are sniffing around. According to a report by Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports on Monday, the Dodgers are showing interest in Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier. Dozier is a powerful hitter who could help the reigning NL West champs solve their problems against left-handed pitching. Dozier, 29, was spectacular in 2016,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 24 Prospects: Minnesota Twins

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the Minnesota Twins farm system. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from my own observations. The KATOH statistical projections, probable-outcome graphs, and (further down) Mahalanobis comps have been provided by Chris Mitchell. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which all...
Via Fangraphs
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thad Levine top candidate for Twins GM job

The Minnesota Twins are looking to fill out their front office staff, and they could be adding someone from the Texas Rangers to their organization. According to multiple reports, Rangers assistant GM Thad Levine is the Twins’ top candidate for general manager. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Jeff Wilson offered this on Tuesday: Confirming report that #Rangers assistant GM...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 26, 2016  |  Discuss

The best ever? Remembering the Twins-Braves WS 25 years later

With the MLB Championship Series in full swing and the 2016 World Series set to embark next week, it brings to mind what happened 25 years ago. If you recall, that's when the Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves took part in one of the most memorable series in baseball history. In fact, the 1991 World Series is arguably the greatest World Series of all time and certainly of my generation...
Via Yardbarker
October 18, 2016  |  Discuss
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