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Minnesota Twins 2015 Preview and Prediction

When Phil Hughes signed a three-year, $42 million contract extension just before Christmas, the veteran righthander insisted he could see signs of...
Via Athlon Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 A.L. Central Preview: Minnesota Twins

As many of you won't recall I like to do a preview of the A.L. Central during Spring Training.  It is a way to kind of size up the competition and see what is lies ahead for the Royals this season.  And this year, unlike last, it looks like this division could be the best division in all of baseball.  With new additions of Jon Lester, Jeff Smarzdja, and Melky Cabrera this...
Via Royals Blue
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins, Dozier closing in on contract extension

The Minnesota Twins and second baseman Brian Dozier are currently making progress on a contract extension according to the Pioneer Press. Dozier is scheduled to be arbitration eligible for the first time after the 2015 season and it is expected that this deal will cover all three years and possibly more. The two sides are reportedly close to an agreement. An extension with a pay...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Season Preview

As we work towards Opening Day, John Pielli will be previewing each team based on past performance, offseason moves, minor league system, and overall outlook for 2015. Today: the Minnesota Twins. The Minnesota Twins have been an organization trying to rebuild itself since 2011. 2010 was their last winning season and it has been understood why the team has struggled to compete with...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter’s future goal: ‘To be GM of the Twins’

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports Minnesota Twins right fielder Torii Hunter, the oldest position player in baseball, hopes to be a general manager one day.  If he decides to retire after this season, Hunter hopes to work in the Twins’ front office while also working in TV. “I really want to get into that front office, make some changes, and build a team that I want to build...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins to limit players' smartphone use on game days

  Taking away cell phones isn’t just a punishment for misbehaving teenagers anymore.   The Minnesota Twins said Friday that they’re going to limit their players’ cell phone time on game days, asking them to shut down their devices 30 minutes before the first pitch. The policy is something former manager Ron Gardenhire tried to start late last season and that...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Back with Minnesota, rehabbed Mark Hamburger relishes moment

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) With 61 players in spring training with the Minnesota Twins, the paths taken to major league camp are many. Mark Hamburger's winding journey included a month in rehab. ''I don't believe in coincidences, so all that stuff that happened to me and even stuff that's going to continue to happen, whatever path I take I know that it's meant to happen,'' Hamburger...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Questions And Optimism Surround Nolasco And Twins This Spring

As we near spring training, questions and optimism are endless around Major League Baseball. No different in Fort Meyers, FL where the Minnesota Twins are looking to right the ship after four consecutive 92-plus loss seasons. It’s a new era for the Twins under Paul Molitor and the long list of second or third year players who are ready to make a real impact in the lineup. As for...
Via Hot Stove MLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hometown boys Molitor, Mauer trying to turn Twins around

On a chilly winter afternoon in St. Paul, two St. Paul natives sat down for lunch at a St. Paul restaurant and did what St. Paul guys do - they talked about what it's going to take to fix the Minnesota Twins. The only thing that separated this conversation from hundreds of others that occur in the restaurant on a daily basis was these two guys could actually do something about it...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Mauer hopes to reap rewards of healthy offseason

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- If there's anyone who could give Joe Mauer some hitting advice, it's Paul Molitor. The latter, Minnesota's new manager, is a Hall of Famer with 3,319 career hits. The former is a six-time All-Star, a three-time batting champion and a former American League MVP. Yet despite a down year for Mauer in 2014 by his standards, Molitor isn't sure there's much more he...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Glynn appreciative to be back home with Minnesota

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Today's trivia question: Who was Minnesota's first Mr. Basketball? Hint: He's a member of the coaching staff of the Minnesota Twins. If you didn't know, don't feel bad. After all, it was 40 seasons ago that Gene Glynn was voted the winner of the prestigious high school award. Glynn, the new third-base coach of the Twins, starred at Waseca High School and then...
Via Fox Sports North
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Settled with Twins, Perkins has 'zero desire' to leave

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) The contract Glen Perkins has with the Minnesota Twins goes through at least 2017, so the All-Star closer wouldn't have to think about switching teams for a while. He already has. He would never do it. ''I won't go anywhere else. Not at this point. I've been home my whole life, and I would rather try to win here and never win than go somewhere else just to...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oswaldo Arcia and the Relentless 3-0 Hack

Last week, I wrote a post in which I drew a comparison between Oswaldo Arcia and phenom George Springer. All things considered, the two are far from similar players, but this was strictly an offensive comparison. Even then, it wasn’t perfect, but it was something! Springer and Arcia had the two worst in-zone contact rates […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: 30 Prospects in 30 Days — Alex Meyer

View image | gettyimages.com Profile Alex Meyer certainly looks the part. He towers over the mound at a lanky 6’9” and sports an electric heater that has touched 100 and routinely sits in the mid-90’s. There’s certainly effort in his delivery and his mechanics aren’t exactly tight, but it’s a natural motion with an arm slot that uses his height to get excellent downward...
Via The Fantasy Fix
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the Twins do enough for this season?

The Twins had a fairly quiet offseason compared to the Chicago White Sox, but it was pretty active compared to the Cleveland Indians. The Twins are very clearly building for the future, but is there an inkling of hope that they might even contend this year? Well, maybe. Tony Blengino’s preview of the AL Central has the Twins winning 75 games next year, according to preseason Steamer...
Via The Rhino and Compass
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mauer to Hit No Lower Than Third in Order

First year Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor still doesn’t know what the batting order on Opening Day will look this in April, but he guarantees that first baseman Joe Mauer will bat no lower than third. The 2009 American League MVP and six-time All-Star is coming off arguably the worst year of his career after he batted just .277 in 2014, while being limited to just 120 games...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

In season of change, Duensing a constant in bullpen

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Hitters may know what's coming when Minnesota's Brian Duensing takes the mound, but that doesn't mean they're going to hit his best pitch. "That would be a sinker, the two-seam fastball," the left-handed Duensing said prior to taking part in drills on day four of the Twins' spring training camp at Hammond Stadium. All-Star catcher Kurt Suzuki agreed. "With that...
Via Fox Sports North
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Taking a look at Spring Training position battles

The Major League Baseball season is just around the corner, as the Minnesota Twins opened up Spring Training in Fort Meyers, Florida this week. The Twins are trying to get back to respectability in 2015 after finishing 70-92 last season. Spring Training will be vital this year as the team is breaking in a new manager and pitching coach and starters will be decided at a few positions...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Top Prospect: Byron Buxton

We’ve all heard the name. Byron Buxton. He’s the best prospect in baseball according to MLB.com and number two according to ESPN and Baseball America. While Kris Bryant of the Cubs, the top prospect in the eyes of the World Wide Leader and BA, is projected to make a big impact this season, Buxton’s season is less predictable. The #2 draft pick in 2012 behind Carlos Correa...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins and Roster Change from Last Year

With the Gopher basketball season now essentially over and spring training getting started, I have begun starting to kind of think about baseball.  Usually when I think about baseball I think about the Twins, unfortunate as that is.  So to start, I'll take a look at the roster changes vs. last year, which you should have probably guessed because of the title of this post.ADDITIONS...
Via Down with Goldy
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins deliver incredibly cheesy pickup lines for Valentine's Day (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Some Minnesota Twins players were brought together to get their fans into the Valentine's Day spirit by delivering some of the most incredibly cheesy pickup lines you will ever hear.Brian Dozier, Torii Hunter, Trevor May, Trevor Plouffe, Kurt Suzuki, Caleb Thielbar and Glen Perkins take part, and they're clearly having fun with it. And the pickup...
Via Holdout Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Youth Movement Continues At Catcher

From 2005-2013 the Minnesota Twins had the best catcher in the American League, arguably in the Major Leagues. That argument would be going against a 6x All-Star, 3x Gold Glove winner, 5x Silver Slugger, and an MVP winner Joe Mauer. Then Mauer moved to first base for health reasons, in steps Kurt Suzuki. Suzuki managed to fill the void by being voted to the All-Star game with his...
Via Hot Stove MLB
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Michaels says Twins pumped fake noise in World Series

Al Michaels has covered incredible sporting events since the 1970’s. Michaels was the play-by-play commentator of eight World Series, nine Super Bowl and ample Olympic events, including the 1980 Miracle On Ice. On Wednesday, Michaels went on ProFootbalTalk Live with Mike Florio and discussed the recent revelations that the Atlanta Falcons are pumping artificial crowd noise into...
Via Awful Announcing
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Michaels: Twins pumped in noise during 1987 World Series

On the heels of the Atlanta Falcons admitting to pumping artificial crowd noise into the Georgia Dome this past year, comes this dandy from the venerable Al Michaels. Speaking to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, the veteran announcer indicated that he believes the 1987 Minnesota Twins—winners of the World Series that year—pumped artificial crowd noise into the Metrodome during...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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