Twins reportedly eye Rangers exec for GM

The Twins are considering Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine as a candidate for their general manager position, according to a report from the Star Tribune on Tuesday. The Twins have not confirmed the report.
14 hours ago

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
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Twins Likely To Hire Rangers’ Thad Levine As GM

The Twins are likely to hire Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine as their new GM, reports La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Though he’d be receiving a promotion in terms of title, Levine would still serve as second in command to newly tabbed executive vice president/chief baseball officer Derek Falvey in the Twins’ baseball operations hierarchy....
Via MLB Trade Rumors
15 hours ago

Twins' Garver goes yard in Fall League win

Mitch Garver, who is rated as the No. 24 prospect in the Minnesota Twins' organization, hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning as his Surprise Saguaros defeated the Glendale Desert Dogs, 4-0, at Camelback Ranch. It was Garver's second home run of the fall, and he co-leads his team with seven RBIs.
20 hours ago

Inbox: Will Twins improve pitching in offseason?

Realistically, how much can the Twins improve the pitching staff this offseason? Beat reporter Rhett Bollinger answers this question and more in the latest Inbox.
2 days ago

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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota's Revolving Door Continues At Shortstop

Photo Credit: Linwood Ferguson, Captive PhotonsShortstop has been a revolving door for the Twins organization for more than the last decade. Since the Christian Guzman era ended in 2004, there has only been one time the Twins have used the same shortstop on Opening Day in back-to-back seasons. That player was Pedro Florimon and he wasn't really a long-term solution to the Twins'...
Via North Dakota Twins Fan
8 days ago

Twins outright five players off 40-man roster

The Minnesota Twins have outrighted five players off their 40-man roster as of Monday night, per Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN. The players include: pitchers Tommy Milone, Pat Dean, and Andrew Albers, third baseman James Beresford, and outfielder Logan Schafer. The Twins are coming off the worst season in franchise history (in terms of winning percentage) since the 1957 Washington...
Via Today's Knuckleball
8 days ago

Twins’ Stephen Gonsalves continues to shine at every level

Stephen Gonsalves entered the 2016 season on many people’s radar, but well outside the top-100 according to most pundits. He left the 2016 season as one of the fastest risers, showing signs that his off-speed arsenal is catching up to that fastball and making himself a well-rounded pitcher. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound left-hander had the ideal projectable frame coming out of Cathedral...
Via Today's Knuckleball
11 days ago

Inquest opens into death of batsman Phil Hughes

SYDNEY (AP) Cricket Australia has expressed hopes that an inquest into the death of test batsman Phil Hughes, which was opened on Monday by the New South Wales coroner, will have a positive outcome. Hughes died on Nov. 27, 2014, two days after being struck in the neck by a short-pitched delivery during a Sheffield Shield match at Sydney between his South Australia state and New...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins, new executive Falvey ready to move forward

MINNEAPOLIS -- The day after their worst season in club history, the Minnesota Twins took a symbolic step forward.The Twins formally announced 33-year-old Cleveland Indians assistant general manager Derek Falvey would be their new executive vice president and chief baseball officer, charged with turning around a team that lost by far the most games (103) in the major leagues."I believe...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Long road for the Minnesota Twins to find relevance

There’s no question, the Minnesota Twins have had a rough go of things in the 2010’s. After a decade chock full of great moments, top prospects, and five division titles, the franchise has fallen on hard times. The Twins have only been on the brink of competing for a wild card once since 2010 (in 2015), and the team is rightly looking for answers to the many questions that have...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Byron Buxton hits inside-the-park homer, shows off how dang fast he is

It wasn’t a fun season for the Minnesota Twins and their fans, as the team finished with a 59-103 record, good for the very worst record in the majors by a full nine games. But, the good news is that awful record secures them the No. 1 overall pick in the MLB Draft, and — along with Brian Dozier’s dingers — they have some exciting young talent on the team with players such...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Buxton, Sano HRs propel Twins to 6-3 win in season finale

CHICAGO -- Byron Buxton hit the game's first pitch for an inside-the-park home run and the Minnesota Twins beat Chris Sale and the White Sox 6-3 on Sunday in what may have been manager Robin Ventura's final game with Chicago.Miguel Sano added a three-run homer off Sale (17-10), who allowed five runs and six hits over five innings.Ventura, in the last year of his contract, said he...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: What happened to all the Twins’ fans?

The fans attending Thursday afternoon’s game between the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins needn’t worry about elbow room or personal space. After estimating that the crowd at the game was well under 2,500 LaVelle E. Neal of The Minneapolis Star Tribune took a picture that proved he’s no liar. Game time — LaVelle E. Neal III (@LaVelleNeal) September...
Via Sportsnaut
September 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Almost nobody shows up at Target Field for Twins makeup game

Being a Minnesota Twins fan is rough. The Twins have been largely abysmal over the past few seasons and are on pace for a 100 loss season in 2016. With the season coming to a close, almost nobody showed up to watch Minnesota take on the Detroit Tigers on Thursday afternoon. I’m not being hyperbolic. Check out the scene at Target Field during the first inning. There only appears...
Via The Comeback
September 22, 2016  |  Discuss

DPD: Ervin Santana’s Incredible Stretch

We don’t have much for you today, but we do have a decent matchup in the back half of a doubleheader and an emerging ace who is looking a lot more like himself of late. Check ’em out! Justin Verlander (DET) versus Ervin Santana (MIN) 8:10 p.m. ET This is the second half of a doubleheader at Target Field after the game Wednesday was washed out—literally. Verlander has been...
Via The Sports Post
September 22, 2016  |  Discuss

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