12:48 AM EST, Sun November 23, 2014
Minnesota Twins Rumors & News
St. Paul Pioneer Press 4 hours ago
Three weeks after selecting Paul Molitor as their new manager, the Twins finally got around to picking a pitching coach.
Twinkie Town 12 hours ago
Who had this in their office "Twins offseason transactions" pool? Pardon the pun, but this sure came out of left field. So left, it's coming out of Korea. It was just announced that the Twins won the bid for Korean LHP Hyeon-jong Yang according to Mike Berardino and they now have 30 days to negotiate a contract with him. Reports project Yang as a mid-rotation starter and he throws in the low to mid-90s with a good slider. It's important to note that this system is not like the current Japanese posting process but rather like the old system. In the new Japanese system, teams submit their...
The 2013 All-Star had a miserable 2014 season.
One of the free agents the Twins have expressed interest in is righthander Justin Masterson, the former Red Sox and Indians pitcher who wound up with St. Louis during the second half of 2014
Free agent movement has been sloooooow for the Twins this offseason, which shouldn’t be surprising since baseball’s hot stove generally takes a while to heat up. Not much even qualifies as “news” yet on the Twins front, but there are rumblings, at least, that free agent pitcherJustin Masterson is on their radar. Several other teams are also intrigued by Masterson, per that tweet from Jerry Crasnick, but it’s worth at least a discussion of what kind of deal would make sense for the Twins … and what type of pitcher they would be getting if they landed him. First off, Masterson fits...
Twins Insider | Minneapolis Star-Tribune Nov 17, 2014
The Twins have looked into the righthander, who is coming off of a down year but is a good bounceback candidate.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune Nov 14, 2014
Should the Twins adjust their pitching methods?
Twins Now | St. Paul Pioneer Press Nov 13, 2014
Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks postponed his wedding in order to play winter ball. Someone apparently forgot to inform Bravos de Margarita management of that part of the narrative. As often happens in the hyper-competitive winter leagues, Hicks was released recently from the Venezuelan Winter League team amid a 2-for-21 slump. His last game was on Nov. 2, and the Twins were powerless to stop the transaction. Hicks, 25, had hoped to use the extra playing time to jump-start his flagging career. He posted a .381 on-base percentage in 16 games (50 at-bats) for Margarita, but his batting average...
He’ll coach third base under new manager Paul Molitor.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Nov 12, 2014
The Minnesota Twins have hired third base coach Gene Glynn and assistant hitting coach Rudy Hernandez.
Interesting nugget from our former Minnesota Daily colleague Sam Black, who works for the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Two Minneapolis City Council members want to rename a block near the new Minnesota Vikings stadium in honor of former football coach Bud Grant. The street, on the 600 block of Ninth Avenue South, is now called Carew Drive after the former Minnesota Twins player. The city already approved plans to move that commemorative street closer to Target Field, to the 600 block of Second Avenue North. The city also announced plans to designate Seventh Street North from...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Nov 12, 2014
TwinsFest, the Minnesota Twins' annual winter fundraiser that brings players and fans together, will be held Jan. 23-25 at Target Field, the team announced Wednesday.
TwinsFest features behind-the-scenes fan experiences with current and former Twins such as photo and autograph sessions, and a chance to see inside the clubhouse and other areas of the stadium.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune Nov 11, 2014
Who can the Twins sign to bolster their defense?