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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
1 hour 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
1 hour 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
1 hour 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
2 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
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

AL Central Top 10 Prospects 2015

Francisco Lindor tops the list of prospects in the AL Central The calendar has flipped and spring training has arrived once again, meaning it is time for the baseball world to go crazy over prospect rankings for the forthcoming season. Based primarily on stats and potential, below is our list of the AL Central’s top 10 prospects for 2015. 1. Francisco Lindor SS – Indians:...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Belly’s MLB Power Rankings (25-21)

Here’s a look at Power Rankings (25-21). 25) Minnesota Twins This team has one of the better farm systems in baseball. Top prospects Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano should be arriving very soon giving Minnesota a much-needed boost. However the here and now Twins currently employ newly acquired Ervin Santana who should give the rotation […]
Via The Majors National
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Hughes expecting bounce back year from Ricky Nolasco

Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor told reporters yesterday that Phil Hughes has been “penciled in” as the team’s Opening Day starter this year, but Hughes seemed more excited to talk about last year’s Opening Day starter Ricky Nolasco rather than his role at the top of Minnesota’s rotation. Phil Hughes raved about Ricky Nolasco's 2-seamer after their simultaneous pen...
Via Baseball Essential
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins have Hughes 'penciled in' as opening day starter

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) The Minnesota Twins have slotted Phil Hughes as their opening day starter. Manager Paul Molitor said Monday that Hughes has been ''penciled in'' to take the mound on April 6 when the Twins play at Detroit, provided the right-hander stays healthy through spring training. That's according to the throwing schedule set up by pitching coach Neil Allen plotted out...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Molitor tabs Phil Hughes as Opening Day starter

getty images Twins manager Paul Molitor told reporters on Monday that Phil Hughes is penciled in as his Opening Day starter. In his first season with the Twins the 28-year-old Hughes performed well posting a 3.52 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and a 186/16 K/BB ratio. He totaled 209 2/3 innings of work. The Twins rewarded Hughes for his efforts giving him a three-year extension worth $42 million...
Via Tireball.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Prospects Poised To Make An Impact In 2015

Prospects in baseball are always exciting to watch. They give fans optimism about the future, and those in fantasy baseball feel smart when they draft them in a late round. In 2015, a fair share of youngsters will be given a shot to start their MLB career. Here’s a look at the top five ready to make an impact in the majors. Kris Bryant: Every single prospect list in baseball...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Fantasy Preview

Spring Training games are right around the corner with pitchers and catcher reporting to camp this week; baseball is back. Fantasy baseball is back too and fans from all over the country will be drafting their teams in the coming weeks with hopes of winning their league championship this year, bragging rights over their friends and possibly a few bucks too! The Minnesota Twins are...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Ink Jared Burton to Minor League Deal

Jared Burton #61 of the Minnesota Twins delivers a pitch against the Chicago White Sox during the seventh inning of the game on July 27, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the White Sox 4-3. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The New York Yankees have added right-handed pitcher Jared Burton on a minor league contract, the team announced on Monday...
Via The Sports Journal
11 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
14 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
16 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
22 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
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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