TWINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Minnesota Twins: Countdown to the Trade Deadline

It’s the Final Countdown! The trade deadline looms and the Minnesota Twins are right in the middle of numerous rumors involving various assets they could be shipping away. Among them are Ervin Santana, Ricky Nolasco, Tommy Milone, Eduardo Nunez, Fernando Abad, Kurt Suzuki and even Kyle Gibson. Looking at the potential trading of Santana, Nolasco, […] Minnesota Twins: Countdown...
Via Puckett's Pond
9 hours ago

Twins have no plans to trade reliable Santana

Before Tuesday's game against the Braves, Twins interim general manager Rob Antony was asked again about the likeliness of trading 12-year big league veteran Ervin Santana before Monday's non-waiver Trade Deadline.
Via Twins.com
17 hours ago

Duffey, Twins look to take finale against Braves

After sharing nearly identical disappointing records throughout much of this season's first half, the Braves and Twins have traveled slightly different paths recently and consequently influenced which team will have the first selection in the 2017 MLB Draft.
Via Twins.com
18 hours ago

Twins Minor League Report (7/26): Rosario Helps Fort Myers Roll

Photo Credit: Linwood Ferguson, Captive Photons (Randy Rosario)Andrew Albers wasn't in the Twins organization the last two years but he is back and making a mark on the International League. Entering tonight's contest in Pawtucket, Albers sported a 9-3 record (97.1 innings) with a spiffy 3.14 ERA and a 63 to 23 strikeout to walk ratio. At 30-years old, Albers isn't exactly considered...
Via North Dakota Twins Fan
18 hours ago

Plouffe progressing; nearing rehab assignment

Third baseman Trevor Plouffe, who has been out since July 2 with a fractured left rib, has progressed to hitting off a tee, fielding ground balls and participating in running drills, and he could head out on a rehab assignment by the end of this week.
Via Twins.com
21 hours ago

Twins interim GM Antony tries to focus on job at hand

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Twins interim general manager Rob Antony has six days before the non-waiver trade deadline to better position a non-contending team beyond an already lost season. Antony's job of replacing long-time mentor Terry Ryan has come with no guarantee he'll be part of that future. The Twins announced Tuesday they have retained search firm Korn Ferry's global...
Via Associated Press
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy stock goin’ up on a Tuesday: Kepler’s burgeoning power

Trying to find players to highlight each can be a chore, but this week, stock up will feature two outfielders with different skill sets along with a starting pitcher and an emerging young reliever. Minnesota has a very favorable schedule in the second half and it should allow Max Kepler to continue to emerge as […] The post Fantasy stock goin’ up on a Tuesday: Kepler’s burgeoning...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Minnesota Twins Try for First Winning Month

Minnesota Twins Finally Recording More Ups than Downs in July After recording one of their worst three month stretches ever in franchise history, the Minnesota Twins looked to the July schedule and saw team after team at or near the top of the standings in their respective divisions. Texas, Cleveland, Detroit, and Boston. All of […] Minnesota Twins Try for First Winning Month ...
Via Puckett's Pond
1 day ago

Prospectus Feature: Miguel Sano Is a Strikeout Pioneer by Aaron Gleeman

The Twins phenom hits homers at a spectacular pace but strikes out at a record pace. That`s not by accident, and it`s not necessarily by mistake.
Via Baseball Prospectus
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Kintzler: Proven Closer?

Photo Credit: Rick Osentoski, USA Today SportsProven closer...In a baseball world full of analytics and new statistical analysis, what does the term "proven closer" even mean?Old-school baseball minds would tell you that a "proven closer" is the player a manager always turns to in the ninth inning of a close game. He has experience collecting saves and pitching in high leverage situations...
Via North Dakota Twins Fan
1 day ago

Minnesota Twins: Hunter a Managerial Candidate?

In an earlier piece I wrote about the prospect of David Ortiz potentially being a suitable candidate for the Minnesota Twins hitting coach position, I found it to be just a fun little hypothetical situation. So why not toss out another hypothetical? As I’ve written about before, with the firing of Terry Ryan, one can’t […] Minnesota Twins: Hunter a Managerial Candidate? - Puckett...
Via Puckett's Pond
2 days ago

Max Kepler's early power surge might not last

Max Kepler was not known for his power in the minor leagues, but he has found his home run swing in the bigs. For anyone who pays attention to the world of top Minor League prospects, the language used to describe players becomes familiar quickly. ‘The bat is good enough to play anywhere.’ ‘He may have to move off shortstop.’ ‘He’s looked overmatched at times, too much...
Via Beyond The Box Score
2 days ago

Sano homers, Nunez drives in 3 as Twins rally past Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) The Minnesota Twins are proving they haven't given up. After opening the season with just 16 wins in their first 56 games, the Twins have started the post All-Star break nicely. They earned their fifth victory in nine games to clinch a winning road trip. Miguel Sano homered and Eduardo Nunez drove in three runs, including two in a five-run seventh inning, as Minnesota...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins outlast Red Sox for 11-9 win

BOSTON -- Miguel Sano homered and Eduardo Nunez drove in three runs, including two in a five-run seventh inning, as the Minnesota Twins rallied for an 11-9 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.Eddie Rosario had four singles for Minnesota, which won its second straight over Boston after losing the series opener Thursday.Hanley Ramirez belted a three-run homer and Xander Bogaerts...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins owner wants ‘someone that’s lovable’ as new GM

Anyone interviewing for the Minnesota Twins now vacant general manager job take note. When meeting with owner Jim Pohlad, don’t be afraid to give him a big bear hug. Minnesota’s owner wants a few things. Though, in the end, the team’s new GM must be lovable. Yes, you read that right. He wants a lovable general manager to run the front office. “When we had the all-staff...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins fire GM after more than 30 seasons with team

In the midst of a sorely disappointing season, the last-place Minnesota Twins have fired general manager Terry Ryan. The decision comes as some around the Twin Cities have suggested the organization needs a shake up from top to bottom. Ryan, who served as the Twins general manager from 1994-2007, was the figurehead for an organization that found on-field success while existing...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins fire long-time GM Terry Ryan as team slumps to AL-worst record

The Minnesota Twins have fallen on hard times over the last few years, and on Monday the club decided to make a major move towards correcting that situation. It announced in a statement via Twitter that they were relieving long-time GM Terry Ryan of his duties effective immediately. Minnesota Twins announce GM Terry Ryan has been relieved of his duties. Assistant GM Rob Antony...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Struggling Twins fire GM Terry Ryan, name interim replacement

Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan came out of retirement in November 2011, but his second stint with the team ended Monday without any of the success that marked his first.The Twins fired Ryan and have named assistant GM Rob Antony as an interim replacement.Ryan, 62, was Minnesota’s GM from just after the 1994 season until 2007, when he stepped down to become a special...
Via FOX Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Fire Terry Ryan

You don’t often see GMs fired two weeks before the trade deadline, as this is a pretty busy time of year to be shaking up a front office. You don’t often see the Twins fire anyone, as organizational continuity has been a hallmark of their club, and why they’ve only had five GMs in their franchise history. But today, the Twins bucked both trends, relieving Terry Ryan of his...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays, Kevin Jepsen Agree To Major League Deal

The Rays and right-hander Kevin Jepsen, who was released by the Twins recently following a DFA, have agreed to a Major League deal, reports SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo (links to Twitter). Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reported shortly before that news that the two sides were nearing a deal (via Twitter) and had first mentioned the Rays’ interest in a reunion with Jepsen last...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Release Kevin Jepsen

JULY 11: The Twins have released Jepsen, tweets Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. JULY 3: The Twins have designated right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen for assignment, reports LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune (Twitter link). To replace Jepsen on its roster, the club has recalled outfielder Eddie Rosario from Triple-A Rochester, tweets Rhett Bollinger...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Hughes Tweets His Congrats to Derek Jeter

As you might’ve heard, Derek Jeter added another ring to his collection Saturday when he tied the knot with longtime fiancé Hannah Davis. Among the reported 100 well-wishers were former teammates Jorge Posada, Tino Martinez and Andruw Jones. Not in attendance, longtime teammate Phil Hughes…but he had a good excuse. Dude just had a rib removed. True story. Even though he’s...
Via Hall of Very Good
17 days ago  |  Discuss

This Twins fan has shaved an Eduardo Nunez jersey into his back hair

Baseball was introduced to the world's biggest and hairiest Eduardo Nunez fan on Saturday.During the FOX broadcast of the Minnesota Twins-Texas Rangers game, this fan was spotted in the stands at Globe Life Park:The folks around him appear to be thrilled that he made the trip to Arlington to cheer on his Twins hero. And we can only imagine how creeped out and/or impressed Nunez must...
Via FOX Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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