Twins clear spot for top pick in Rule 5 Draft

The Twins tendered contracts to all five of their arbitration-eligible players before Friday's deadline, but they cleared a spot on their 40-man roster by non-tendering Minor League right-hander Yorman Landa.
10 hours ago

1st Twins employee Mee passes away at 88

Longtime Twins media relations director Tom Mee, widely regarded as the organization's first employee as it made the move from Washington, D.C., to Minnesota in 1961, died Friday at the age of 88.
17 hours ago

Twins mourn loss of longtime employee Mee

The entire Minnesota Twins organization is saddened by the death of longtime former employee Tom Mee, who passed away Friday morning at the age of 88.
19 hours ago

Twins hire James Rowson as hitting coach

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have hired James Rowson as their hitting coach. Rowson was the minor league hitting coordinator for the New York Yankees for seven of the last nine seasons. Between stints, the 40-year-old Rowson was the hitting coach for the Chicago Cubs for 1+ seasons after a midyear promotion from minor league hitting coordinator. Rowson worked at the minor...
Via Associated Press
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins name James Rowson hitting coach

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have hired James Rowson as their hitting coach.Rowson was the minor league hitting coordinator for the New York Yankees for seven of the last nine seasons. Between stints, the 40-year-old Rowson was the hitting coach for the Chicago Cubs for 1 seasons after a midyear promotion from minor league hitting coordinator. Rowson worked at the minor league...
Via Associated Press
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Byron Buxton, 2017 Fantasy Sleeper

Just as I went around the league and highlighted 2017 fantasy baseball rookies, I will now do the same with 2017 fantasy baseball sleepers.  These sleepers are gonna be so butter margarine gonna be like, "Yo, you got me, I'm not real."  These sleepers are gonna be so terrific they're gonna call up the West Virginian woman, Terri Fic, and tell her to change her name.  These sleepers...
Via Razzball
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Everything Old is New Again! Minnesota Twins Sign Ex-Twins to Advisory Roles

Twins Reach Back to Their Recent Past, Sign Torii Hunter, Michael Cuddyer, and LaTroy Hawkins to be Special Assistants to the New Front Office. When the casual fan looks at the two most recent Twins’ seasons, many of the players between both ball clubs were in place on both squads. After they lost Glen Perkins […] Everything Old is New Again! Minnesota Twins Sign Ex-Twins to...
Via Puckett's Pond
3 days ago

Twins hire Cuddyer, Hawkins and Hunter as Special Assistants

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins are bringing more of the band back together.Former players Michael Cuddyer, LaTroy Hawkins and Torii Hunter have all been hired as special assistants to the baseball operations department. The appointments were announced Monday, reuniting three members of the team's first two AL Central titles in 2002-03. Cuddyer, Hawkins and Hunter were all drafted...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the Minnesota Twins have a Successful Season?

For the last few decades, the Minnesota Twins unofficial motto has been consistency. Front office staff, managers, players, and “the Twins way” embodied a type of baseball that valued fundamentals and pitchers who were better than their raw stuff. The Twins finished first or second in the AL Central eight times between 2001 and 2010. The other two years they finished in third—hardly...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat Dean Signs With Korea’s Kia Tigers

The Kia Tigers of the Korea Baseball Organization have announced the signing of left-hander Pat Dean to a one-year contract, as Dan Kurtz of tweets. The 27-year-old Dean will earn $900K in 2017. Dean, whom the Twins chose in the third round of the 2010 draft, stayed with the organization until it outrighted him Oct. 17. That came on the heels of a year in which Dean made...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
6 days ago

Twins make big upgrade at catcher with signing of pitch-framer extraordinaire Jason Castro

New Minnesota Twins Chief Baseball Operator Derek Falvey has made his first free-agent signing since taking over the reigns in Minnesota. The Twins signed former Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro to a three-year, $24.5 million contract on Tuesday. Though Castro is regarded as one of Major League Baseball’s best catchers, he’s certainly a massive upgrade for a team that had...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers reportedly showing interest in Brian Dozier

Another day, another infielder the Los Angeles Dodgers are sniffing around. According to a report by Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports on Monday, the Dodgers are showing interest in Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier. Dozier is a powerful hitter who could help the reigning NL West champs solve their problems against left-handed pitching. Dozier, 29, was spectacular in 2016,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 24 Prospects: Minnesota Twins

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the Minnesota Twins farm system. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from my own observations. The KATOH statistical projections, probable-outcome graphs, and (further down) Mahalanobis comps have been provided by Chris Mitchell. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which all...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Multiple teams interested in Brian Dozier

The Minnesota Twins are fielding interest in Brian Dozier, with the second baseman coming off a career season. Multiple teams asked about Dozier during the GM Meetings, according to FOX Sports’s Jon Morosi, though it is unclear how interested the Twins are in moving him. #Twins received interest in Brian Dozier from multiple teams during the GM meetings. @MLB — Jon Morosi ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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
October 26, 2016  |  Discuss

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
October 18, 2016  |  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
October 02, 2016  |  Discuss

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