TWINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Hiring of advisory firm doesn't bother Antony

The Twins officially hired an advisory firm, Korn Ferry, on Tuesday to assist with the search for the club's new general manager, but interim GM Rob Antony said Tuesday he hasn't thought much about his future and chances of being retained as full-time GM.
Via Twins.com
16 minutes ago

Fantasy stock goin’ up on a Tuesday: Kepler’s burgeoning power

Trying to find players to highlight each can be a chore, but this week, stock up will feature two outfielders with different skill sets along with a starting pitcher and an emerging young reliever. Minnesota has a very favorable schedule in the second half and it should allow Max Kepler to continue to emerge as […] The post Fantasy stock goin’ up on a Tuesday: Kepler’s burgeoning...
Via Today's Knuckleball
3 hours ago

Minnesota Twins Try for First Winning Month

Minnesota Twins Finally Recording More Ups than Downs in July After recording one of their worst three month stretches ever in franchise history, the Minnesota Twins looked to the July schedule and saw team after team at or near the top of the standings in their respective divisions. Texas, Cleveland, Detroit, and Boston. All of […] Minnesota Twins Try for First Winning Month ...
Via Puckett's Pond
7 hours ago

Minnesota Twins: Braves Arrive for Anniversary Series

It’s been 25 years since the Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves faced off in one of the greatest World Series ever played and on Tuesday, those same two teams will meet up once again. No doubt when the two-game series begins, there will be some special memories to be had by the Minnesota Twins and […] Minnesota Twins: Braves Arrive for Anniversary Series - Puckett's Pond - Puckett...
Via Puckett's Pond
12 hours ago

Prospectus Feature: Miguel Sano Is a Strikeout Pioneer by Aaron Gleeman

The Twins phenom hits homers at a spectacular pace but strikes out at a record pace. That`s not by accident, and it`s not necessarily by mistake.
Via Baseball Prospectus
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Kintzler: Proven Closer?

Photo Credit: Rick Osentoski, USA Today SportsProven closer...In a baseball world full of analytics and new statistical analysis, what does the term "proven closer" even mean?Old-school baseball minds would tell you that a "proven closer" is the player a manager always turns to in the ninth inning of a close game. He has experience collecting saves and pitching in high leverage situations...
Via North Dakota Twins Fan
23 hours ago

Minnesota Twins: Hunter a Managerial Candidate?

In an earlier piece I wrote about the prospect of David Ortiz potentially being a suitable candidate for the Minnesota Twins hitting coach position, I found it to be just a fun little hypothetical situation. So why not toss out another hypothetical? As I’ve written about before, with the firing of Terry Ryan, one can’t […] Minnesota Twins: Hunter a Managerial Candidate? - Puckett...
Via Puckett's Pond
1 day ago

Max Kepler's early power surge might not last

Max Kepler was not known for his power in the minor leagues, but he has found his home run swing in the bigs. For anyone who pays attention to the world of top Minor League prospects, the language used to describe players becomes familiar quickly. ‘The bat is good enough to play anywhere.’ ‘He may have to move off shortstop.’ ‘He’s looked overmatched at times, too much...
Via Beyond The Box Score
1 day ago

Suzuki out of starting lineup with 'sore' chin

Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki was held out of the starting lineup Sunday after receiving eight stitches to his chin Saturday, but manager Paul Molitor said he's hopeful Suzuki is available to play in an emergency.
Via Twins.com
2 days ago

Sano homers, Nunez drives in 3 as Twins rally past Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) The Minnesota Twins are proving they haven't given up. After opening the season with just 16 wins in their first 56 games, the Twins have started the post All-Star break nicely. They earned their fifth victory in nine games to clinch a winning road trip. Miguel Sano homered and Eduardo Nunez drove in three runs, including two in a five-run seventh inning, as Minnesota...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins outlast Red Sox for 11-9 win

BOSTON -- Miguel Sano homered and Eduardo Nunez drove in three runs, including two in a five-run seventh inning, as the Minnesota Twins rallied for an 11-9 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.Eddie Rosario had four singles for Minnesota, which won its second straight over Boston after losing the series opener Thursday.Hanley Ramirez belted a three-run homer and Xander Bogaerts...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kintzler suddenly garnering plenty of interest

When Brandon Kintzler signed a Minor League deal with the Twins in December, he never imagined he'd be the closer at any point this season.
Via Twins.com
3 days ago

Twins hold on for win after Gibson's gem against Red Sox

BOSTON -- Kyle Gibson put an end to a two-game hitting outburst by the Red Sox, allowing just a pair of hits in the first inning and none over the next seven as the Minnesota Twins edged Boston 2-1 Friday night.Brian Dozier hit a solo home run for the Twins in the second inning and Miguel Sano added an RBI single in the sixth. It was all the scoring Minnesota needed as Gibson (3...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins owner wants ‘someone that’s lovable’ as new GM

Anyone interviewing for the Minnesota Twins now vacant general manager job take note. When meeting with owner Jim Pohlad, don’t be afraid to give him a big bear hug. Minnesota’s owner wants a few things. Though, in the end, the team’s new GM must be lovable. Yes, you read that right. He wants a lovable general manager to run the front office. “When we had the all-staff...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins fire GM after more than 30 seasons with team

In the midst of a sorely disappointing season, the last-place Minnesota Twins have fired general manager Terry Ryan. The decision comes as some around the Twin Cities have suggested the organization needs a shake up from top to bottom. Ryan, who served as the Twins general manager from 1994-2007, was the figurehead for an organization that found on-field success while existing...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins fire long-time GM Terry Ryan as team slumps to AL-worst record

The Minnesota Twins have fallen on hard times over the last few years, and on Monday the club decided to make a major move towards correcting that situation. It announced in a statement via Twitter that they were relieving long-time GM Terry Ryan of his duties effective immediately. Minnesota Twins announce GM Terry Ryan has been relieved of his duties. Assistant GM Rob Antony...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Fire Terry Ryan

You don’t often see GMs fired two weeks before the trade deadline, as this is a pretty busy time of year to be shaking up a front office. You don’t often see the Twins fire anyone, as organizational continuity has been a hallmark of their club, and why they’ve only had five GMs in their franchise history. But today, the Twins bucked both trends, relieving Terry Ryan of his...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays, Kevin Jepsen Agree To Major League Deal

The Rays and right-hander Kevin Jepsen, who was released by the Twins recently following a DFA, have agreed to a Major League deal, reports SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo (links to Twitter). Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reported shortly before that news that the two sides were nearing a deal (via Twitter) and had first mentioned the Rays’ interest in a reunion with Jepsen last...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Release Kevin Jepsen

JULY 11: The Twins have released Jepsen, tweets Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. JULY 3: The Twins have designated right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen for assignment, reports LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune (Twitter link). To replace Jepsen on its roster, the club has recalled outfielder Eddie Rosario from Triple-A Rochester, tweets Rhett Bollinger...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Hughes Tweets His Congrats to Derek Jeter

As you might’ve heard, Derek Jeter added another ring to his collection Saturday when he tied the knot with longtime fiancé Hannah Davis. Among the reported 100 well-wishers were former teammates Jorge Posada, Tino Martinez and Andruw Jones. Not in attendance, longtime teammate Phil Hughes…but he had a good excuse. Dude just had a rib removed. True story. Even though he’s...
Via Hall of Very Good
16 days ago  |  Discuss

This Twins fan has shaved an Eduardo Nunez jersey into his back hair

Baseball was introduced to the world's biggest and hairiest Eduardo Nunez fan on Saturday.During the FOX broadcast of the Minnesota Twins-Texas Rangers game, this fan was spotted in the stands at Globe Life Park:The folks around him appear to be thrilled that he made the trip to Arlington to cheer on his Twins hero. And we can only imagine how creeped out and/or impressed Nunez must...
Via FOX Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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