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Minnesota Twins: Worth the Wait vs. Baltimore

Following a very long delay between games, the Minnesota Twins and Baltimore Orioles finally finished their series after having to postpone their final game due to rain. Kyle Gibson took the mound against Kevin Gausman and pitched quite efficiently as he held the Orioles in check for just two runs in the Minnesota Twins 6-2 […] Minnesota Twins: Worth the Wait vs. Baltimore - Puckett...
Via Puckett's Pond
2 hours ago

Scouting New Twins Prospect Adalberto Mejia

Newly acquired Minnesota Twins LHP Adalberto Mejia doesn’t have the fire-breathing stuff that many of his fellow 2016 Futures Game participants do, but he combines a deep, usable repertoire with advanced sequencing to accrue outs — and was arguably the most advanced arm in the 2015 Arizona Fall League. Mejia signed with San Francisco early in 2011 for $350,000 and dominated...
Via Fangraphs
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Why I’m Excited About the Nunez Trade

The Minnesota Twins made their first significant move of the year by trading All-Star shortstop Eduardo Nunez to the San Francisco Giants. While upon first hearing about the trade, one might feel disappointment, there’s plenty of reason to be excited about the returns. And what was the Giants’ No. 7 prospect (according to MLB.com) in […] Minnesota Twins: Why I’m Excited About...
Via Puckett's Pond
5 hours ago

Giants acquire All-Star Eduardo Nunez from the Twins

The San Francisco Giants have gotten into the trade action with less than a week remaining until the non-waiver trade deadline. The team announced on Twitter that it has acquired All-Star infielder Eduardo Nunez from the Minnesota Twins. .@SFGiants add an All-Star to their lineup in @EduardoNunez15: https://t.co/KrNVW89lr3 #MLBOnTheMove pic.twitter.com/dQY1KrZORE — MLB (@MLB...
Via Sportsnaut
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kepler, Grossman rally Twins past O's in 7th

When the Twins and Orioles were originally scheduled to play on May 9 before the game was rained out, neither Robbie Grossman nor Max Kepler were on Minnesota's roster. Baltimore likely wishes it stayed that way, as the pair combined to reach base safely seven times and score four runs to lift Minnesota to a 6-2 win in Thursday's makeup game at Target Field.
Via Twins.com
14 hours ago

Kepler homers to lead Twins in 6-2 win over Orioles

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Rookie Max Kepler continued his midseason surge with a game-tying home run among two hits and two RBIs as the Minnesota Twins rallied to beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-2 on Thursday night. The teams were squeezing in a make-up game from a May 9 postponement with Minnesota in the middle of a homestand and Baltimore heading for a weekend series at Toronto. Kepler...
Via Associated Press
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Sano shatters bat over knee after strikeout

Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sano struck out three times during Wednesday’s game against the Braves and was not happy about it. Now, through 151 games played, the Twins slugger has struck out 224 times, the most of any player through that number of games. Bo Jackson was close, getting K’d 204 times through 150. Sano swung through a breaking ball on Wednesday night, with runners...
Via The Sports Daily
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Berrios, 3 other Twins prospects make Top 100

The Twins placed four players, led by right-hander Jose Berrios, in the midseason update to MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospect list released Thursday.
Via Twins.com
20 hours ago

Byung-ho Park smashes 3 homers in Triple-A game

Minnesota Twins Triple-A first baseman Byung-ho Park is on some kind of hot streak. The 30-year-old slugger entered Thursday’s game with six home runs in the last two weeks. Against the Pawtucket Red Sox on Thursday, he added three more, going 3-for-5 with five RBI, and he displayed his power to all fields. ARE YOU […] The post Byung-ho Park smashes 3 homers in Triple-A game...
Via Today's Knuckleball
22 hours ago

Rob Antony tries to make his mark with Twins

The Minnesota Twins are facing one of their most crucial trade deadlines in recent memory. This is a layered reality which wouldn’t usually apply to this time of year. Indeed, the deadline is a time when teams face several challenges which require layers of decision making already baked in, but in 2016, the Twins encounter […] The post Rob Antony tries to make his mark with Twins...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Minnesota Twins Trade Rumors: Is Ervin Santana going or staying?

There has been a lot of speculation regarding Minnesota Twins starter Ervin Santana. The trade deadline is a short five days away and there has been no indication that Santana will leave the Twins. The Texas Rangers had been the front-runner for the 11-year-veteran, but no trade discussions have been reported. To make matters even more unclear, Twins interim general manager Rob Antony...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ervin Santana probably does have some trade value

The Twins starter, and his contract, are probably more valuable than most fans would assume. On Tuesday, Minnesota Twins interim GM Rob Antony received some derision on Twitter after the Star Tribune's Phil Miller relayed the following comment regarding the prospects of trading starting pitcher Ervin Santana. Is Ervin Santana available? Rob Antony says price would be high. "I...
Via Beyond The Box Score
1 day ago

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
5 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
9 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
10 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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