TWINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Four To Five Teams Interested In Brian Dozier

The notion that the Dodgers have “piqued” the Twins’ interest in trade talks for second baseman Brian Dozier is “more rumor than substance,” a source told Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News (Twitter link). That could change, however, as talks will pick up during this week’s winter meetings, per Wolfson. In a potentially interesting development, Dozier will attend the...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 hours ago

Max Kepler, 2017 Fantasy Sleeper

In an industry, 'pert 12-team mock draft that I recently participated in, I grabbed Max Kepler with the 194th overall pick, and, quite honestly, I could've likely took him in the final round, or just grabbed him off waivers if there were waivers in a mock draft, which there's not.  No one cares about the Twins.  I'd say Twins lives matter, but I'm not trying to incite riots.  One...
Via Razzball
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins keeping ears open at Winter Meetings

Given their backgrounds as assistant general managers, the Winter Meetings are nothing new for Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and GM Thad Levine. But it'll be a different experience this time around, as they're now tasked with leading the turnaround of a franchise that has lost at least 90 games in five of the last six seasons.
Via Twins.com
8 hours ago

Twins Sign Ben Paulsen To Minors Contract

The Twins have signed first baseman/outfielder Ben Paulsen to a minor league deal, 1500 ESPN’s Darren Wolfson reports (Twitter link).  The contract contains an invitation to Minnesota’s big league Spring Training camp. Paulsen was outrighted off of Colorado’s 40-man roster in September and granted free agency after the season.  The 29-year-old saw regular action for the Rockies...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
10 hours ago

Report: Dodgers aggressively pursuing trade for Brian Dozier

The Los Angeles Dodgers have yet to make that big off-season splash that has come to define the defending NL West champions over the past several winters. Some of that could have to do with a less-than-stellar financial situation the team finds itself in. Though, we’re still pretty sure that Los Angeles will add a big name or two before spring comes calling. It might just have...
Via Sportsnaut
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

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.
Via Twins.com
2 days 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.
Via Twins.com
2 days 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
2 days 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
2 days 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
5 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
6 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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
11 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
13 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
13 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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