TWINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Minnesota Twins Prospects – Second Base

There is so much uncertainty when talking about the Minnesota Twins and their second baseman.  Brian Dozier‘s name has been making its rounds throughout baseball this offseason, with his final destination yet to be determined.  But for the time being he is a Twin and the organization is set at that position until he is moved. The Twins have had their share of second baseman over...
Via Legends On Deck
2 hours ago

Forecasting Mauer's Remaining Years

Photo Credit: Brad Rempel, USA Today SportsWhen the Twins signed Joe Mauer to the largest contract in team history, fans were excited to see what the future could hold. He was coming off an MVP season where he rewrote the record books when it comes to offense from the catching position. Minnesota was annually in the playoff hunt and optimism was running high.Flash-forward six seasons...
Via North Dakota Twins Fan
12 hours ago

Twins open up annual Winter Caravan

The first day of the annual Twins Winter Caravan kicked off on Monday, and while he's not scheduled to appear on any of the caravan's four legs over the next two weeks, the biggest topic of conversation revolved around second baseman Brian Dozier.
Via Twins.com
15 hours ago

Minnesota Twins: Three Questions They Still Have to Answer

The Minnesota Twins were the worst team in the majors last season, doing basically nothing right. They broke the franchise record for losses since the team moved to Minnesota, and were dead last in runs and earned runs allowed. They’ve made a few moves with their coaching staff since the season finished, but there are still several questions that need to be answered before the...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins agree to deals with Gibson, Santiago, Pressly, Kintzler

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins agreed to one-year contracts with starting pitchers Kyle Gibson and Hector Santiago, reliever Ryan Pressly and closer Brandon Kintzler on Friday while avoiding arbitration with their four remaining eligible players.Santiago agreed to a one-year, $8 million deal, Gibson got $2.9 million and Kintzler got $2,925,000. Pressly also agreed to a one-year...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Surprise By Signing Chris Gimenez

Twins Loading Up on Catching This Off-Season, Signing Free Agent Catcher Chris Gimenez. Obviously, the Minnesota Twins felt they needed to shore up the catcher’s position this off-season. After letting Kurt Suzuki go into free agency, they have signed Jason Castro to a major league contract, plus Dan Rohlfing, Eddy Rodriguez, and now Chris Gimenez […] Minnesota Twins Surprise...
Via Puckett's Pond
3 days ago

Minnesota Twins Add Free Agent Pitcher Ryan Vogelsong

Twins Shore Up Pitching Depth With Signing of Free Agent Pitchers A week after signing multiple fielders to free agent contracts, the Twins did the same with several pitchers – all with invitations to major league Spring Training in Ft. Myers. Highlighting the group is one-time S.F. Giants World Series starter, Ryan Vogelsong, who last […] Minnesota Twins Add Free Agent Pitcher...
Via Puckett's Pond
5 days ago

Report: Twins have been in contact with Jose Bautista’s agent

The Minnesota Twins’ bizarro offseason continues. According to a report by Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com, the Twins have been in touch with the agent of free agent slugger Jose Bautista this winter. The market for the 36-year-old Bautista has been rather frosty as of late, and he may be forced to settle for a shorter-term deal. As for the Twins, they have definitely had a strange...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Prospects: Catcher

With spring training still a month and a half away, I felt it was time to start looking at the prospects in the Minnesota Twins organization. First up will be Catcher.  The Minnesota Twins for years, well up until Joe Mauer switched to playing first base, was set at this position.  After Kurt Suzuki left at the conclusion of 2016, the Twins were left with a hole and decided to...
Via Legends On Deck
7 days ago

Minnesota's Defensive Woes Continue

Photo Credit: Brad Rempel, USA Today SportsIt's no secret that Minnesota's pitching was poor last season. Twins' starters ranked last in ERA and K/9 with a -13.95 win probability added. However, there may be an even deeper problem at the heart of the Twins issuesEven with pitchers performing poorly, the Twins also had trouble on the defensive side of the ball. Miguel Sano struggled...
Via North Dakota Twins Fan
7 days ago

2017 Minor League Preview: Minnesota Twins

It's been a rough year for Minnesota, it started with the death of Prince, and just snowballed from there. The Twins were awful, finishing with the worst record in the majors by 9 games. The Vikings crapped out after beginning the season with so much promise. Jose Berrios is not quite the ace the Target Field faithful were dreaming on, and Atmosphere, though still entertaining, has...
Via Razzball
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers ‘heavy favorite’ to acquire Brian Dozier from Twins

The Los Angeles Dodgers are still aggressively pursuing improvements, and they have one target in mind. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Dodgers are regarded as the “heavy favorite” to acquire second baseman Brian Dozier from the Minnesota Twins, but the cost will be steep. The #Dodgers are the heavy favorite to land #Twins 2B Brian Dozier,but Twins continue...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Offseason Rumors, 12/9-12/22

Not a whole lot has happened for the Twins in the two weeks since the last update on their offseason. With the largest news being a death in the organization, here are the rumors and news from the Minnesota Twins between December 9 and December 22. Twins Suffer Loss The Twins were saddened by the loss of pitching prospect Yorman Landa on December 9. He was killed in a car crash...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

The Twins Should Take Jose De Leon While They Can

The Dodgers want Brian Dozier, the Twins terrific second baseman. The Twins, rightfully so, want a lot for an excellent player due just $15 million in total over the next two seasons. Based on public reports, the two sides have agreed that young RHP Jose De Leon would go to Minnesota if a deal gets done, with the current stalemate surrounding what else the Dodgers would have to...
Via Fangraphs
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins hire Jeff Smith as first base coach

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have hired Jeff Smith as first base coach.Smith replaces Butch Davis, who was not offered a new contract. The Twins also announced Wednesday that Jeff Pickler will serve as the team's major league coach and coordinator of major league development.Smith has managed or coached at various levels in the Twins minor league system for the last 12 seasons...
Via Associated Press
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Falvey and Levine: New Leadership in Minnesota

The Minnesota Twins have a different, and far more analytical, front office than in years past. Following the World Series, the AL Central club formally introduced Derek Falvey as executive vice president, chief baseball officer, and Thad Levine as senior vice president, general manager. Falvey, who has an economics degree from Trinity College, had been an assistant GM with the Cleveland...
Via Fangraphs
December 13, 2016  |  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
November 28, 2016  |  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
November 23, 2016  |  Discuss
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