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TWINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

StaTuesday: Rating the Twins defense

Welcome to the latest edition of StaTuesday, where each week we'll give you a different look at sports by examining a particular statistic or numbers. This past weekend, the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) issued its first Defensive Index rankings (SDI) for the season, based on games played through July 12. According to SABR, these rankings account for roughly 25 percent...
Via Fox Sports North
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

The One Glairing Issue with Kyle Gibson

The Minnesota Twins took Kyle Gibson in the first round of the 2009 Draft and he quickly became one of the better pitching prospects in baseball. Now through 61 career starts in just his second full Major League season, the 27-year old hurler is 23-24 with a 4.42 ERA. He’s gotten noticeably better each year. Gibson posted an ERA above six in ten starts during the 2013 season and...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins trade rumors: Tyler Clippard edition

The trade deadline is now only five days away, and teams are frantically trying to improve their rosters in order to rise above the rest of the league. While most blockbuster trades happen as close to the trade deadline as possible, there have already been two in the past few days. Scott Kazmir was traded from the Oakland A’s to the Houston Astros earlier this week, and, just moments...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins lose to Yankees despite milestone homer from Hunter

MINNEAPOLIS -- Alex Rodriguez hit three home runs in a game for the fifth time in his career and keyed a ninth-inning rally against All-Star closer Glen Perkins, sending the New York Yankees over the Minnesota Twins 8-5 Saturday night. The Yankees trailed 5-0 early. Rodriguez hit Perkins' first pitch for a tying homer, and John Ryan Murphy later connected for a three-run shot. Rodriguez...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Front of Minnesota Twins rotation suddenly one of league’s best

The Minnesota Twins rotation was basically a joke after finishing dead last in starter ERA in both 2013 and 2014. Phil Hughes was a bright spot for that terrible rotation last year and finished seventh in American League Cy Young voting. The Twins had high hopes for Hughes to continue his success at the top of the rotation, and Minnesota singed veteran free agent Ervin Santana to...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hughes gets best of former club, Twins rout Yankees

MINNEAPOLIS -- Phil Hughes pitched seven shutout innings against his former team and Miguel Sano hit one of Minnesota's four home runs in the Twins' 10-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night. Hughes (9-6) gave up seven hits, struck out three and wiggled out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh. Trevor Plouffe went 3 for 4 with a homer and a double and Torii Hunter and...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Buxton resumes baseball activities

Byron Buxton, the Minnesota Twins' prized 21-year-old centerfielder, resumed baseball activities on Friday, as he attempts to recover from a thumb injury. And, one of the baseball workouts Buxton utilized is rather unique. Twins manager Paul Molitor told reporters that Buxton fielded ground balls and some outfield fly balls. Buxton also took some swings underwater. Currently on the...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Coaches Corner: Pitching grips with Carl Pavano

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Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Three runs is magic number for Twins

The Minnesota Twins hope recent history won't be repeating itself when the New York Yankees invade Target Field. The Twins certainly have had their difficulties with New York over the years at home. And let's not even talk postseason, as the Yankees eliminated Minnesota in the divisional round in 2003, 2004, 2009 and 2010, the latter two being sweeps. Of course, this is a very different...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ervin Santana Pitching Like an Ace for Minnesota Twins

What makes an ace an ace? Surely winning big games in October has given players like Madison Bumgarner and Jon Lester the title but there are also a lot of things that a pitcher can do in the regular season to earn that title. Ervin Santana hasn’t been able to pitch in October with the Minnesota Twins, he hasn’t even thrown for more than an entire month in a Minnesota uniform...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Angels vs. Twins vs. Annoyed

I’m already annoyed at this series. I’m annoyed that the Twins are good and I honestly have no idea how they are good. No team that has prominently featured Mike Pelfrey, Tommy Milone and Ricky Nolasco in their rotaiton should be any good. I’m annoyed that Torii Hunter is on the Twins, which is going to lead to a whole new round of Angels fans on Twitter bemoaning the Halos...
Via Monkey with a Halo
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter Gets Walker, Adult Diapers From Twins For 40th Birthday (Video)

Torii Hunter still is finding ways to contribute for the Minnesota Twins, but that doesn’t change the fact that he’s old in baseball years. And his teammates didn’t miss the chance to poke fun at him on his 40th birthday. Before the Twins lost 3-2 in extra innings against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday, Hunter’s teammates gave him some presents more fit for an 80-year...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins OF Torii Hunter Gets Walker and Adult Diapers From Teammates For 40th Birthday

There are certain birthdays you look forward to like your 18th and 21st (for obvious reasons), but there is one that you most certainly do not look forward to because it means you are officially getting old. You are officially middle-aged. I'm talking about the dreaded 4-0.On Saturday Minnesota Twins outfielder Torii Hunter officially turned 40. To commemorate the event his teammates...
Via FatManWriting
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins gift Torii Hunter with walker for 40th birthday

The Minnesota Twins have surprisingly won 50 of their first 90 games in the 2015 season, and the increased number of wins has been directly proportional to the sense of humor in the clubhouse. Veteran slugger Torii Hunter, the elder statesman of the team, celebrated his 40th birthday on Saturday, which is, like, 80 in...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins’ Paul Molitor is the first half’s frontrunner for manager of the year

It’ll never work out. Those four words rolled off the tongues of critics following the Minnesota Twins’ hiring of Paul Molitor as manager in November 2014. Why would it? Fans from the Twin Cities had a front row seat as they watched an annual playoff contender disintegrate into the doormat of the American League. This wasn’t the same club that won six division titles in nine...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Dozier and Perkins impress in the All-Star Game

Two players from the Minnesota Twins, Brian Dozier and Glen Perkins, were participants in Tuesday night’s All-Star Game. Not only were they both representing the Twins, but they both also received playing time from AL manager Ned Yost. What they did with that playing time is what made headlines Wednesday morning. Dozier came into the game in the top of the eighth inning as a pinch...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

American League wins ASG 6-3, Mike Trout wins MVP

The American League knocked off the National League 6-3 in Tuesday night’s All-Star Game, their third straight win in the midsummer classic. The AL champion will now have homefield advantage in October’s World Series. The win went to David Price and the loss went to Clayton Kershaw, who allowed two runs on three hits in the fifth inning. The scoring started early on when Mike...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four."...
Via Athlon Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins trade rumors: Oswaldo Arcia edition

The Minnesota Twins won again yesterday pushing their record to 49-40, good enough for second best in the AL heading into the All-Star break. They have continued to exceed expectations and with the trade deadline quickly approaching, they have solidified themselves as legit contenders. Most teams that are in contention to make the playoffs around July 31st are classified as buyers...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Dozier headed to All-Star Game as replacement

The Minnesota Twins‘ second-baseman Brian Dozier has been named to the American League All-Star roster in place of Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays. Bautista, who was originally voted into the game by his fellow players, will miss the game due to a shoulder injury he has been dealing with over the last several weeks. It is his sixth consecutive All-Star Game, and rightfully...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Miguel Sano Makes First Home Run a Great One

When you finally get your chance to play in the Big Leagues you want to enjoy and relish every moment. You want to make sure you take advantage of the time you get--because you never know how long it will last--by leaving it all out on the field. Do so and the memories you make will most certainly be good ones.Just ask Minnesota Twins designated hitter Miguel Sano. The big man was...
Via FatManWriting
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Aaron Hicks Makes Tremendous Willie Mays-Like Catch

This is the first and only time you will ever see light-hitting Minnesota Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks compared to the great Willie Mays. What Hicks did Monday night in Minnesota’s 4-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles was nothing short of extraordinary. And it brought back memories of one of the greatest catches in the history of the game. The only thing really missing from this...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins to call up top prospect Miguel Sano

The Minnesota Twins have selected the contract of their organization’s top prospect, Miguel Sano. Sano’s fun personality could bring a great atmosphere to the Minnesota clubhouse. (Rob Carr/Getty Images North America) Sano, who hails from the Dominican Republic, is ranked as the No. 9 overall prospect in the minor leagues by MLB.com. A third baseman by trade, Sano will likely...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins call up top prospect Miguel Sano

Following an 11-17 June, the Twins have fallen five games behind the Royals in the AL Central, just one game ahead of the Tigers for second place in the division. Minnesota is only a half-game away from the league’s second wild-card bid, but is fighting in a mosh pit with five other clubs for that spot. To try and break from the pack, the Twins have to put their best team on...
Via The Outside Corner
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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