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TWINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Twins Rumors: Team declines option on Jared Burton

The Minnesota Twins struggled to a 70-win season in 2014, the fourth consecutive season with 70 or fewer wins. Although seventh in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the Twins downfall was a pitching staff that was 29th in ERA at 4.57. Jared Burton, who had been a very dependable setup man in 2012 and 2013, showed significant decline in 2014. As a result, the Twins decline the option...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins Rumors: Doug Mientkiewicz has had second interview for manager job

The Minnesota Twins search for a manager continues, following the Twins fourth consecutive season with 70 of fewer wins. Pitching was a downfall, as the Twins ranked 29th in the Major Leagues in ERA. The poor finish resulted in the firing of Ron Gardenhire, who had managed the Twins since 2002. With the managerial position still up for grabs, word has it that Doug Mientkiewicz...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins decline $3.6M option on reliever Burton

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have declined their $3.6 million option for 2015 on reliever Jared Burton, who gets a $200,000 buyout and becomes eligible for free agency after the World Series. The 33-year-old had a stellar 2012 season for the Twins, posting a 2.18 ERA in 64 appearances with an opponent batting average of .186. But he regressed the last two years, with his...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins decline $3.6 million option on Jared Burton

Minnesota has declined right-hander Jared Burton‘s option for 2015, choosing to pay the 33-year-old reliever a $200,000 buyout rather than a $3.6 million salary. Not so long ago that option looked like it might be a bargain, as Burton went from scrap-heap pickup to one of the league’s best setup men, but he showed major signs of decline this season while throwing 64 innings with a 4.36 ERA.
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Burton a free agent after Twins decline option

MINNEAPOLIS -- Relief pitcher Jared Burton's time in a Twins uniform appears to be over. Minnesota announced Wednesday that it declined Burton's 2015 club option worth $3.6 million. After receiving a $200,000 buyout, Burton is now a free agent. Burton, 33, spent three seasons with Minnesota and posted an 8-16 record and a 3.47 ERA in 192 innings. He began his major-league...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins Rumors: Paul Molitor gets second interview, favorite for manager

The Minnesota Twins have called in Paul Molitor for a second interview for the team's managerial position left vacant with the firing of Ron Gardenhire reports CBS Sports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman. Molitor seems the likely favorite to land the job as several candidates have dropped out of the running. The Twins fired Gardenhire as the regular season ended.molitor gets...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Source: Minnesota Twins Will Name Paul Molitor New Manager

A source close to the team has confirmed to Standing O Sports’ Malcolm Kelner the Minnesota Twins will name Paul Molitor as the new manager. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because the Twins have not yet made the announcement official. Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities reported last night that GM Terry Ryan will interview Molitor for a third time today. However...
Via Standing O Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Molitor still favorite for Twins job even as team drags feet on offer

While Paul Molitor remains the favorite to land the Twins managerial job, but according to Mike Berardino it “doesn’t sound like” the team is ready to offer him the position just yet. Molitor has a long history with the Twins and sat in on their organizational meeting last week. Doesn't sound like Terry Ryan is expected to offer Paul Molitor the mgr job just yet. More...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A not Optimistic Twins Discussion

Hello all.  You know what's weird?  We are sitting here, the day before the World Series starts at the end of a season where the Twins fired their manager and I haven't written one word about it.  I still love baseball.  I've still watched almost every playoff game possible.  I have a strong rooting interest in the Royals over the boring and overused Giants.  I...
Via Down with Goldy
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins pitcher Glen Perkins reminds the Royals of his World Series assistance

Glen Perkins reminds the Royals of his World Series assistance, tweets they can thank him later.I gave the Royals home field advantage with my save in ASG. They can thank me later.— Glen Perkins (@glenperkins) October 15, 2014Funny stuff. Almost as funny as the fact that the ASG is giving KC home field advantage.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins closer: Royals can thank me later for home-field advantage

The Kansas City Royals owe it all to Glen Perkins. OK, maybe the Minnesota Twins closer didn’t have that much to do with Kansas City’s four-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Central Series, but he’s technically the reason the Royals will have home-field advantage in the World Series when they take on either the St. Louis Cardinals or the San Francisco...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins pitcher sends funny tweet to Royals

Twins closer Glen Perkins was happy for the Kansas City Royals after the Royals managed... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins fire Ron Gardenhire

The Minnesota Twins fired manager Ron Gardenhire on Monday. Gardenhire, who took over in 2002, led the Twins to division titles in each of his first three seasons and four of his first five.  Minnesota also won back-to-back AL Central championships in 2009-10. But the team has slipped over the past four years, finishing fifth in the division in three of those seasons and fourth...
Via Sports-Glory
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Hughes turns down $500K bonus offer from Twins

As we near the end of Major League Baseball’s regular season, incentive bonuses in player contracts are coming into play with only a few games remaining. In the case of Minnesota Twins pitcher Phil Hughes, his 2014 season comes to an end agonizingly short of an additional $500,000. Hughes was to receive the half million […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Rain delay costs Phil Hughes shot at $500K bonus

It’s been a rough year for the Minnesota Twins.  They enter play on Wednesday with the second worst record in the American League, having finished fourth or fifth in the AL Central the last four seasons.  One of the team’s bright spots has been Right hand pitcher Phil Hughes, who entered today’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 15-10 record and very respectable...
Via Reading Between The Seams
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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