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Minnesota Twins: Four bold predictions for 2015

As the 2015 season fast approaches, Minnesota Twins fans are well aware that the 2015 (and possibly 2016) seasons look to be rebuilding seasons in one of the deepest and most talented divisions in the MLB. While it is hard to find optimism in a team that has lost 90-plus games for four consecutive seasons, there are potential bright spots and exciting players that can cement themselves...
Via isportsweb.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Predicting Minnesota Twins Lineup in Three Years

The Minnesota Twins and Brian Dozier agreed on a four-year contract extension earlier this week, locking up one of baseball’s best second baseman for years to come as the team tries to complete a rebuild and return to the top of the American League Central. Dozier has become a clear part of the team’s future with his new contract, which could turn out to be a steal for the team...
Via Baseball Essential
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins to offer $19 Bloody Mary with pizza slice garnish

The Minnesota Twins have been down this road lined with outrageous adult beverages before, but the team pulled out all the stops on its latest alcoholic drink offering that will be available at Target Field this season. Minnesota Twins icon Kent Hrbek announced on Twitter Friday that the establishment inside the team’s stadium at the...Read More The post Twins to offer $19 Bloody...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday - Twins Sign Phil Hughes

Prior to the start of the 2014 MLB season, the Minnesota Twins signed Phil Hughes to a 3 year $24 mil deal.  He had a record setting season in his debut, setting the Strikeout-Walk ratio record at 11.63.  Hughes beat out Bret Saberhagen (1994) and Cliff Lee (2010) as the only others to have a ratio of 10 or better.  Curt Schilling's 2002 season was the only other time a starting...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Recharged with Molitor, Twins need starting pitching spike

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Paul Molitor was hired as Minnesota's new manager, bringing Hall of Fame membership and renowned intelligence and intuition to a team seeking a fresh start. The Twins brought back one of their most popular players ever, Torii Hunter, to help solidify an unsettled outfield, mentor a fledgling team and hit a few home runs. They have collected plenty of promising young...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 Minor League Preview: Minnesota Twins

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2014 (3) | 2013 (10) | 2012 (19) | 2011 (13) | 2010 (6) 2014 Affiliate Records MLB: [70-92] AL Central AAA: [77-67] International League - Rochester AA: [73-69] Eastern League - New Britain (2015 Chattanooga) A+: [82-57] Florida State League - Fort Myers A: [73-67] Midwest League - Cedar Rapids Graduated Prospects Danny Santana...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Off-Season Yoga Propelling Minnesota Twins Pitching Prospect to Peak Performance

Baseball stat heads and sabermetricians use advanced projection systems known as Steamer and ZiPS to predict a player’s future performance. But an emerging trend increasingly serves as a more accurate
Via Stack
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Would Brian Dozier Have Commanded More in the Free Agency?

The Minnesota Twins have locked up one of the cornerstones of their rebuilding franchise, agreeing to terms with second baseman Brian Dozier on a four-year deal worth $20 million. Dozier was already signed through 2015, but the Twins wisely decided to deal with his contract situation now, before the budding star could test the free agent waters. While this move makes all the sense...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Dozier, Twins Agree to a Safe Contract

On the heels of contract extensions for Christian Yelich and Adam Eaton, Brian Dozier and the Minnesota Twins got in on the action, agreeing to a four-year deal worth $20 million. Brian Dozier is one year further along in his career and one year closer to arbitration than Yelich and Eaton. Looking strictly at the […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Dozier Signs 4 Year Deal with Minnesota Twins

Picture Credit – Jesse Johnson – USA TODAY Sports This morning, it was announced that the Minnesota Twins had come to terms with their 27 year old second baseman Brian Dozier. The contract spans four years and will be worth $20 million. Being that this deal is four years, this time period spans over all three of Dozier’s arbitration eligible years, and he is still on track...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dozier and Twins agree to $20 million, 4-year contract

Second baseman Brian Dozier and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $20 million, four-year contract. The deal was announced Tuesday, before the Twins played Toronto at their spring training home in Fort Myers, Florida. Dozier already was under contract for this year at $590,000 in the major leagues and $324,000 in the minors. The new deal calls for $2 million this season, $3 million...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Gameday: Twins (8-9) at Phillies (9-10)

Minnesota Twins (8-7) at Philadelphia Phillies (10-6)  Starting Pitchers:PHI: David Buchanan vs.NYY: Mike Pelfrey Time: 1:05 EST, Bright House FieldTV: TCNWeather: Cloudy with possible rain, 71Media: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Today:  It was announced this morning that Aaron Nola (7th overall pick, 2014) will start Friday against the Yankees. Severino Gonzalez is slated...
Via Phillies Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

MLS to make 'important announcement' on future in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Major League Soccer is expected to confirm during a news conference this week that an expansion franchise has been awarded to Minnesota. MLS said Monday that Commissioner Don Garber will join Bill McGuire, the owner of the Minnesota United franchise in the North American Soccer League, at the news conference Wednesday to make ''an important announcement'' without...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins News and Notes: Week of 3/22

Here is a summary of Minnesota Twins news from the last week:  Twins catcher Josmil Pinto suffered a concussion after being hit with three backswings during Saturday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles. “We’ll just see how he comes along, I talked to him this morning. He’s feeling OK, just not quite himself.” Manager Paul Molitor said according to the Pioneer Press...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Central Show Down: Minnesota Twins

When Torii Hunter last played for the Twins, they were a Central Division heavyweight and opposing teams dreaded playing the scrappy team, particularly in the Metrodome. When he returns to the team he broke in with as a 21-year old outfielder this season, he’ll discover much has changed. The Twins have since relocated to Target Field, a much nicer playing home, but the Twins are...
Via Burning River Baseball
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins 2015 Preview: 3 Up and 3 Down

2014 was another year to forget for the Minnesota Twins. The Twins finished in last place in the American League Central with a 70-92 record, their fourth consecutive 90-loss season. Things will look a little different in Minnesota this year, as the team hired Paul Molitor as its new manager in the offseason to replace Ron Gardenhire, who was fired after 13 seasons. Neil Allen was...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Eduardo Nunez scandal rocks baseball!

Former Cashman Wunderkind and his outrageous quest for cheap thrills. Can baseball survive such challenges that strike at the very core of the game? Eduardo, say it ain't so!!

2015 season preview: Minnesota Twins

After years of toiling at the bottom of the AL Central, the Minnesota Twins finally look like they are ready to break out of their doldrums. Featuring a ton of young talent on the rise and a new manager in Hall of Famer and legendary former Twin Paul Molitor, the Twin Cities look like they have something to be excited about for the first time in a long time. But after a false start...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hicks’ Development Could Decide Two Positions For Twins

Photo Credit Keith Allison   Generally baseball managers like to build teams ‘up the middle’ with a catcher, middle infield, and centerfielder. For the Minnesota Twins, outside of second base, these positions have yet to be decided. Kurt Suzuki is a strong bet to be behind the dish. We know who we want at shortstop and centerfield, but the battle for those spots are heating...
Via Hot Stove MLB
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Pelfrey throws glove to first to record out

We’ve seen this happen plenty of times before, but it never fails to amuse me. Adeiny Hechavarria smacked a chopper back to the mound…and Mike Pelfrey couldn’t get the ball out of his glove. Naturally, he did what you’re taught to do – he threw the whole glove over to Joe Mauer at first base. I had no idea that Hechavarria could hit a ball that hard. He’s not exactly...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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
23 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
26 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
February 06, 2015  |  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
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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