4:28 PM EDT, Sat August 27, 2016

Bill Smith's shining moment: signing Sano, Kepler, Polanco in 2009

Bill Smith did plenty of things wrong during his tenure as Twins GM, including questionable decisions on three trades — Johan Santana, Matt Garza and Wilson Ramos — that contributed to the ultimate demise of the franchise this decade. But I’ve come here to praise Smith, not bury him — and the praise has nothing to do with the fact that, you know, the Twins won two division titles and almost won a third in his four season at the helm. If there is one thing Smith can feel particularly good about from his time as Twins’ GM, it is the work he and his staff did in the international free...
Twinkie Town Aug 1, 2016

Twins, Blue Jays Discussing Ervin Santana Trade

Several pitchers could be coming back to the Twins if the deal is finalized. According to Jon Morosi, the Twins and Blue Jays are having talks centered around starting pitcher Ervin Santana. After a rough start to the season, Santana has a 3.66 ERA overall in 20 starts while averaging roughly six innings per start. Though his strikeout rate is down (a below-average 17.2 percent), he’s excelled at getting weak contact and staving off home runs, which have been an issue at times during his career. As for who could come back to the Twins, it’s currently unknown but Mike Berardino has...

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