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Kvasnicka recovered, ready for a step forward

Former Gopher hurt in collision with Buxton, but hopes he'll be "a phone call away" from majors in 2015

TFD: Twins projected to lose 90 games again; AL Central winner barely over .500

We know. We know. It’s January, and none of the games are even close to being played yet. Spring training is still a month away. And even when real games happen, they will be played on the field, not paper. Still, Baseball Prospectus’ PECOTA projections for team records came out this week, and they are not kind to the entire AL Central — and the Twins in particular. The Tigers are projected as the division winner with a mere 82-80 record. The Twins? They’re dead last at 70-92, which is also the worst projected record in the entire AL. Silver lining, we suppose, if you root for the...

Twins well represented on top prospect lists

Yes, the Twins farm system is loaded. And the latest rankings reflect that.

Development shouldn't be issue with 2015 Twins

Twins spent a bundle on three veteran starters the past two seasons. Luckily for them, this batting order advice is free.

TwinsCentric: Center of Attention

Centerfield will be one of few open positions going into spring training.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Jan 28, 2015
Twins' farm system again ranked No. 2 by ESPN analyst

Twins' farm system again ranked No. 2 by ESPN analyst

The Twins have been stuck in a four-year meltdown on the major league level, but their minor league system still rates highly, at least according to ESPN's highly respected analyst, Keith Law.

Twinsights: Paul Molitor, Ichiro Suzuki share special bond

As the winter wore on and Ichiro Suzuki continued to seek employment, his agent reached out to the Minnesota Twins on multiple occasions. In particular, veteran agent John Boggs would check in with another client of his, one he's known for more than three decades: Twins manager Paul Molitor. "We kind of had a running thing: 'Paulie! Ichiro! Come on!' " Molitor said during a break over the weekend at TwinsFest. "I’d say, 'Sorry, Johnny. I love Ichiro, but he just doesn't fit in here for us really." After signing Torii Hunter, who turns 40 in July, for $10.5 million […] The post Twinsights:...

Mauer feels good, so Molitor does, too

The Twins first baseman and manager expressed optimism about a productive offseason.

Twinsights: Kurt Suzuki offers updates on Terry Steinbach, Rick Anderson

Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki had particularly close relationships with two of the four coaches that weren’t retained from Ron Gardenhire’s final staff. Suzuki said this weekend at TwinsFest he has been in contact with former bench coach Terry Steinbach and pitching coach Rick Anderson, neither of whom have taken new jobs elsewhere. “Steiny is good,” Suzuki said. “You can never tell with Steiny if he’s having a good day or bad day. That guy is awesome. I loved having Steiny around. He’s a good mentor. It’s sad to see him go, but that’s part of the business. But a guy […] The...

Mike Pelfrey ready for rotation battle

Twins righthander knows he has to fight for a spot in the rotation. He could end up in the bullpen.

Byron Buxton hopes for big season

Twins' top prospect hopes all the injuries are behind him and he can focus on reaching the majors.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Jan 25, 2015

TwinsFest will remain at Target Field in 2016

This was Year 2 of a three-year experiment of sorts for holding TwinsFest at Target Field.

Twinsights: Alex Meyer talks Randy Johnson, blooming late

It was probably no accident that towering Twins right-hander Alex Meyer was wearing No. 51 at TwinsFest this year. Those same digits once belonged to Randy Johnson, recently elected in a landslide to the National Baseball Hall of Fame after a similarly late-blooming career. Meyer, who turned 25 three weeks ago, said he is “well aware” of those who wonder what’s taking him so long to reach the majors. “That’s fine,” Meyer said. “Randy Johnson, I think I read he came up when he was 25. He just so happened to be tall, too, so let’s hope. If I could […] The post Twinsights: Alex...

Twinsights: Twins committed to one more year of TwinsFest at Target Field

This was Year 2 of a three-year experiment of sorts for holding TwinsFest at Target Field. According to Twins president Dave St. Peter, things went about as well as could be expected, even though a potential move to a larger venue will be considered after next year’s event. Total attendance should wind up in the 14,000 range for the second straight year. Once again, about $300,000 was raised for the Twins Community Fund over the weekend. “We were pleased with the support we received this week from our fan base,” St. Peter said Sunday afternoon. More than 10,000 tickets were […] The...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Jan 25, 2015

Twins' Tom Kelly hopes to get clearance for spring training

Tom Kelly's booming voice echoed again in a crowded hallway in the bowels of Target Field on Sunday morning.

Twins Player News

  • Brian Duensing

    Brian Duensing

    Twins' Brian Duensing agrees to $2.7 million contract; Twins payroll over $100 million

  • Trevor Plouffe

    Trevor Plouffe

    Twins: Trevor Plouffe not planning on relinquishing third base job

  • Joe Mauer

    Joe Mauer

    Mauer feels good, so Molitor does, too

  • Torii Hunter

    Torii Hunter

    Tom Kelly hoping to be cleared this week to attend Twins spring training

  • Ervin Santana

    Ervin Santana

    Twinsights: Torii Hunter tells a great Paul Molitor story

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