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St. Paul Pioneer Press Oct 16, 2014
Twins: Phil Hughes heads list of Diamond Awards winners

Twins: Phil Hughes heads list of Diamond Awards winners

As free-agent bargains go, it would be hard to do much better than Phil Hughes.

Twinsights: Phil Hughes heads list of Diamond Awards winners

As free-agent bargains go, it would be hard to do much better than Phil Hughes. Hughes' record-setting debut season with the Twins will be honored Jan. 22 at the 10th Annual Diamond Awards, when he will be recognized as the Twins' 2014 Most Valuable Player and Pitcher of the Year. The Twin Cities chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America handled the voting. The program at Target Field will once again benefit research, education and care in brain, nerve and muscle disorders at the University of Minnesota. Former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire also will be honored with the Media...
Twinkie Town Oct 8, 2014

Filling Out The Rotation

The Twins are looking at another offseason where they should improve upon one of the majors' worst rotations. Once again, Twins fans were treated to one of the worst pitching staffs in the majors this past season. After bringing up the rear during this stretch of 4 consecutive 90-loss seasons, it's been obvious that major improvements still need to be made. Last offseason, the Twins attempted to improve their rotation with their two largest free agent signings ever in Phil Hughes and Ricky Nolasco, and the results could not have been more disparate. Hughes only went on to post the best...
KFFL Sep 29, 2014

Twins | Phil Hughes open to extension

Minnesota Twins SP Phil Hughes is open to a contract extension to stay in the ...

Twinsights: Japan tour likely out for Phil Hughes

DETROIT -- Phil Hughes passed up a chance to make an extra $500,000 this weekend by pitching out of the Twins bullpen. “For a lot of the same reasons,” the Twins right-hander said, he is likely to remove his name from consideration for Major League Baseball’s first exhibition tour of Japan in eight years. “I’m sort of leaning 90 percent against doing that,” Hughes said. “I’d have to continue throwing for about six weeks to be ready for it. I’d have to maintain arm strength and obviously throw bullpens to make sure I’m sharp. I don’t want to go over [...] The post...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Sep 27, 2014

Twins: Phil Hughes 'would love to stay' with Twins long term

DETROIT -- As his record-setting debut season with the Twins draws to a close, Phil Hughes already has enough information to know one thing.

Twinsights: Phil Hughes "would love to stay" with Twins long term

DETROIT -- As his record-setting debut season with the Twins draws to a close, Phil Hughes already has enough information to know one thing. If the Twins were to approach their top starting pitcher about a possible contract extension, he would be all ears. “I’ve felt really comfortable here,” Hughes told the Pioneer Press on Saturday. “It’s certainly a place I would love to stay if they would have me. I don’t know if that’s something we’ll get into this offseason. If it is, I certainly wouldn’t be against it.” Two years and $16 million remain on the contract Hughes,...

Give some credit to the Twins and Phil Hughes

This may have been the ultimate First World issue, whether the Twins should have found a way to give pitcher Phil Hughes the $500,000 he would have earned.

Hughes declines shot at big bonus

Twins righthander Phil Hughes says he appreciates being offered a chance to reach $500,000 bonus, but "it just wasn't meant to be."
St. Paul Pioneer Press Sep 25, 2014
Phil Hughes turns down Twins' offer to earn $500K bonus

Phil Hughes turns down Twins' offer to earn $500K bonus

DETROIT -- Twins workhorse Phil Hughes was offered another chance to secure his $500,000 innings bonus after all.

Twinsights: Phil Hughes turns down chance to pitch again for $500,000 bonus

DETROIT -- Twins workhorse Phil Hughes was offered another chance to secure his $500,000 innings bonus after all. He turned it down. “I just didn’t feel like it was right,” Hughes said Thursday at ComericaPark. “Ownership and (Twins general manager Terry Ryan) extended the offer of letting me throw out of the bullpen. If we were fighting for a playoff spot, I would 100 percent be available. Just given the circumstances, I don’t think it’s the right thing to do.” Hughes reached a career-high 209 2/3 innings this season by going eight innings in his final scheduled start on...

Hughes turns down chance to earn $500,000 bonus

The Twins offered their ace Phil Hughes a chance to get one more out and reach 210 innings to collect a big bonus, but he decided "it doesn't feel right."

Rand and Reusse: Twins need to find a way to pay Phil Hughes

The pitcher finished 1 out short of a $500,000 bonus in his contract.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Sep 24, 2014
Twins win, but rain delay will cost Phil Hughes a $500K bonus

Twins win, but rain delay will cost Phil Hughes a $500K bonus

Phil Hughes had 500,000 reasons to look to the charcoal sky and curse the clouds.

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