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Twins leave Winter Meetings seeking pitching

The Twins' stated goal at the Winter Meetings was to treat it as more of an orientation than a swap meet.

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Pre-Twinkie Town Prospect Vote 2019 prospect review

Which prospects did we vote for last season, and how did they do in 2018? Let’s take a look.

I thought it would be good to start our prospect voting with a review of how we typically do this and what happened last year.

I will select a few players to vote on for each particular round. The person who gets the most votes wins the round. Suggestions on how to improve this process will most likely be ignored. This is for entertainment purposes and like all other prospect rankings we will...

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TJ Gorsegner

Thursday Twins: Byron Buxton doesn’t know where he stands with the team right now

But Rocco Baldelli plans to visit him in Georgia this winter.

During a visit to Minnesota in which he helped teammates and former Twins distribute Christmas Gifts at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, Byron Buxton took an opportunity to open up to the media. He expressed some clear frustrations with the way his season was handled last offseason, as well as the fact he has no idea what the team wants from him right now. Hopefully the visits that Rocco Baldelli is planning to make to...

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Baldelli looks to connect with Buxton, Sano

It's been a tough year for Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano -- and for those that hoped to see two key pieces of the Twins' young core continue to tap into their tantalizing potential.

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Names and rumors after Day 2 of Winter Meetings

The Minnesota Twins have made it through two days of the Winter Meetings and here is an update of names that have been connected to the team. The Minnesota Twins front office seems to be keeping pace with what they have done every offseason since Derek Falvey and Thad Levine took over the team. They are […] Minnesota Twins: Names and rumors after Day 2 of Winter Meetings - Puckett's Pond - Puckett's Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Andrew Bryzgornia

The Twins should absolutely sign Nelson Cruz

Minnesota’s offense seems set despite looking unspectacular, but now it appears they’re interested in adding a big bat as their DH.

As we head into the second half of the MLB Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, the Twins seem focused on improving their pitching staff. They have ties to relievers Cody Allen and Andrew Miller, both of whom could serve as a late-inning fireman or as the closer. The offense seems to be set after the additions of C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop, but then this...

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With the AL Central in a Flux, the Minnesota Twins Could Be a Surprise Contender

The Minnesota Twins are a hard team to figure out. After winning just 70 games in 2014, they rebounded to win 83 the next year, only to produce a measly 59 wins in 2016. Instead of continuing a downward trajectory, they surprised everyone in 2017 and made it to the AL Wild Card game by winning 85 games. Last year, they slightly slumped down to 78 wins in a lackluster year for the AL Central. So, based on their recent pattern, the Twins may be destined to return to contention next year....

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Frustrated Buxton still big part of Twins' plans

Byron Buxton wasn't happy with how the 2018 season unfolded, but the Twins haven't lost confidence in him.

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Buxton: September snub 'didn't go over well'

Twins outfielder Byron Buxton said on Tuesday that not getting called up in September "didn't go over well" with him.

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Report: Nelson Cruz to sign with either Twins or Rays

There are apparently two finalists in the Nelson Cruz sweepstakes. Dominican Republic reporter Hector Gomez of Deportivo Z 101 said on Tuesday that Cruz is deciding between the Tampa Bay Rays and Minnesota Twins. MLB Network’s Jon Morosi says that Cruz is also talking with other teams. Cruz is 38, which may be limiting his market despite his ability to still hit for power. In 144 games for Seattle last season, Cruz batted .256 with 37 home runs and an .850 OPS. He averaged 41.5 home runs...

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Jeanna Thomas

Twinkie Town is looking for its next site manager

As we say farewell to Maija Varda, could you be her successor?

It’s the end of an era at Twinkie Town. Maija Varda is stepping down as site manager, which leaves SB Nation with big shoes to fill.

We’re looking for someone with Maija’s passion for the Twins and this community to lead Twinkie Town into next season and beyond. Keep reading to see if this is the right opportunity for you.

What does the job entail?

The site manager for Twinkie Town will be responsible for:

Making sure...

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Tuesday Twins: Minnesota interested in Wilson Ramos, Nelson Cruz, and others

Plus, handsome managers, top franchise players (according to some), and more.

Here are the links?

Remember Wilson Ramos? The catcher played seven games for the Twins in 2010 before Bill Smith shipped him off to the Nationals in a trade for Matt Capps. (Yeah, THAT Wilson Ramos). According to ESPN 1500’s Darren Wolfson, the Twins are kicking tires on Ramos. The Twins are also said to be “kicking tires” on slugger Nelson Cruz, and pitchers Trevor Cahill and Joakim Soria. Some real great...

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Twins in 'learn-and-explore mode' at Meetings

Don't expect the Twins to make a major move at the Winter Meetings -- but there's plenty of offseason during which they may make some noise.

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Bid on chance to play Fortnite with May

The Twins are auctioning off a private tour of Target Field and the opportunity to play Fortnite with pitcher Trevor May as part of the 2018 Winter Meetings Charity Auction, which officially began on Monday and runs through Thursday at 9 p.m. CT.

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Minnesota Twins Rumors: Team interested in DH Nelson Cruz

The Minnesota Twins wasted no time being involved in Winter Meetings rumors as they appear set to meet with Nelson Cruz’s agent. The Minnesota Twins didn’t waste much time getting involved in some talks at the Winter Meetings that would catch our attention. For most of the day Monday, chatter had been happening on Twitter […] Minnesota Twins Rumors: Team interested in DH Nelson Cruz - Puckett's Pond - Puckett's Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Report: Nelson Cruz, Twins have 'mutual interest'

The Twins are looking into a number of available free agents, perhaps most notably slugger Nelson Cruz.  Fancred Sports’ Jon Heyman was the first to report Minnesota’s interest in Cruz, with MLB.com’s Do-Hyoung Park noting that there is indeed “mutual interest” between the two parties.  Beyond Cruz, the Twins are also “kicking the tires” on Wilson Ramos, Trevor Cahill, and Joakim Soria, according to 1500ESPN.com’s Darren Wolfson (Twitter link). It’s an intriguing mix of...

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Minnesota Twins Rumors: Bullpen help leads Winter Meeting targets

The Minnesota Twins will head into the Winter Meetings this week with bullpen help topping the wish list, but splashy signings might not be in the cards. The Minnesota Twins and all of baseball are descending onto Las Vegas for the annual Winter Meetings. The Winter Meetings always represent a time and space where a […] Minnesota Twins Rumors: Bullpen help leads Winter Meeting targets - Puckett's Pond - Puckett's Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Tawny Jarvi

Monday Winter Meetings Minnesota

W is just an upside down M so it works.

The Links Part:

As we roll into the Winter Meetings, don’t expect the Twins do do much of anything. LENIII of the Star Tribune relays that the Twins are merely looking for bullpen help and a full time DH if they can get one on the cheap. The previous signings of Jonathan Schoop and C.J Cron are the biggest it seems we’ll get. Part of me understands the sense, but a part of me also wants big dumb video game trades. For Schoop’s part, Beyond the...

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Winter Meeting moves that should be explored

The Minnesota Twins front office is headed to Vegas for the Winter Meetings this week and here are some Trades and Free Agents that should be explored While the Minnesota Twins have made one of few moves of note so far this offseason the Winter Meetings is where the action truly starts. During these meetings […] Minnesota Twins: Winter Meeting moves that should be explored - Puckett's Pond - Puckett's Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Minnesota Twins Offseason Trade Partner Profile: Los Angeles Dodgers

The Minnesota Twins 2018-2019 offseason is here. Here we explore who could be their trade partners as they look to return to the playoffs. The Minnesota Twins need to make some moves with the offseason now upon us. Free agents will attract a lot of the attention over the next several weeks as there are […] Minnesota Twins Offseason Trade Partner Profile: Los Angeles Dodgers - Puckett's Pond - Puckett's Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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