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Benjamin Jones

Should the Twins Sign Luke Voit?

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The former MVP candidate has had a rough couple of years, but he could fill a big need for the Twins.

With the free agent market all but dried up, Luke Voit has been speculated as a potential fit for the Minnesota Twins. Theoretically, he could be. The Twins are heavy on left-handed bats and short on first base depth with Jose Miranda taking over third base and Alex Kirilloff’s unreliable wrist. A right-handed, slugging first baseman could be...

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What the Experts Are Saying About the Twins’ Top Prospects

Minnesota Twins prospect Brooks Lee reached AA in his first professional season | Photo by Joe Robbins/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s prospect list season. How do the public evaluators rank the Twins’ best minor leaguers?

We’re just a couple of weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training, which means it is prospect ranking season. Over the past few weeks, most of the major baseball publications have released their updated top prospects lists, along...

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Twins SS Carlos Correa to skip WBC with wife expecting

The Minnesota Twins and Carlos Correa made a joint decision that the star shortstop will sit out next month's World Baseball Classic with Correa's wife expecting.

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Carlos Correa disappoints some fans with latest announcement

Correa will not be participating in the World Baseball Classic this year. Minnesota Twins reporter Dan Hayes says Correa and the Twins reached an agreement about the matter.

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Twins Sign Locke St. John To Minor League Deal

The Twins have signed left-hander Locke St. John to a minor league deal, according to his transactions tracker at MLB.com. He’ll presumably receive an invitation to major league Spring Training.

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Ben Beecken

The Twins’ front office seems overconfident about their bullpen

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Does Derek Falvey have his head in the sand when it comes to the ‘pen, or will the incumbents show marked improvement?

Earlier this week, the Star Tribune's Phil Miller had something of a head-scratching quote regarding the status of the Twins’ bullpen from President of Baseball Operations Derek Falvey.

Despite the reality that relief pitching was one of the primary reasons the Twins...

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Twins add RHP Aaron Sanchez on minor league deal

The Minnesota Twins are bringing back All-Star right-hander Aaron Sanchez on a minor league deal after he pitched in eight games for the club last season.

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Twins Re-Sign Aaron Sanchez To Minor League Deal

The Twins are bringing back veteran right-hander Aaron Sanchez, re-signing him to a minor league deal, according to his MLB transaction log. Sanchez joined the Twins in June last year after an unsuccessful stint with the Nationals.

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Twins VP of player personnel Mike Radcliff dies of cancer

Twins vice president of player personnel Mike Radcliff passed away today following a three-year battle with cancer. He was 66 years old.

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Brandon Brooks

Rival Roundup, Vol. 36: The Beat of Your Own Drum

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The passing of a Cleveland legend leads this week’s roundup.

The baseball offseason is funny in that it winds down just as things are beginning to ramp up. It’s the quietest point of free agency, despite pitchers and catchers reporting within the next two weeks. Early November simultaneously feels like an age ago, and also not that long at all. But through the grueling winter, one constant remains.

IT’S RIVAL ROUNDUP, BABY It’s not often that a...

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One-time All-Star 1B hosting workout amid extended stay on free-agent market

It’s clearly not the manner in which the former All-Star envisioned testing the open market for the first time. He’s a bounce-back target for teams seeking to bolster their first base depth.

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Twins reportedly reverse course on trade stance on Max Kepler

While Kepler drew reported interest from several teams this offseason, the Twins obviously haven’t found a deal they consider satisfactory.

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Zach Koenig

Listen up—a top five of baseball podcasts

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For all your exercise, commuting, and household chore needs.

My preferred mode of exercise is daily walking. Whether my shirt is dripping wet or the snot is freezing in my nostrils, I’m out pounding the pavement. For awhile, that time was filled by music—but now I’m of the age where the bulk of my music palette lies behind me (not ahead) and one can only listen to so much 80s pop or 90s country.

So, the last 3-4 years have seen me dive headfirst...

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Batting champ Luis Arraez wins arbitration with Marlins

Newly acquired infielder Luis Arraez earned his first victory of the season, defeating his new team in salary arbitration on Thursday. Arraez will earn $6.1 million in 2023 while the Miami Marlins -- by way of Minnesota -- had filed at $5 million.

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Twins president Derek Falvey: Bullpen upgrades 'not a priority'

The Twins have been active this offseason, notably headlined by the Carlos Correa signing. Things have been relatively quiet in terms of the bullpen, however, and it doesn’t seem as though that’s going to change in the near future.

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Dodgers name Dave Roberts' top assistant

The Dodgers announced their 2023 coaching staff this afternoon.

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Kirby's Ferret

The Case for Miguel Sano

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Does the big man deserve another chance?

Back in November, Zack wrote a piece about El Boqueton’s tenure in Minnesota, claiming the Twins were exiting the Miguel Sano rollercoaster. I, however, have hammered some hot dogs, rolled a few rounds of Skee-Ball, and jumped back in line. I’m ready to continue the adventure!

Below, is a deep dive into the archives. Then, a perusal of why he belongs on the roster.

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2017 No. 1 overall pick Royce Lewis looking for new position amid Carlos Correa signing

The Twins were leading the AL Central division for much of 2022. However, injuries mounted throughout the season and the Guardians surpassed them for good in September, eventually finishing 14 games ahead of Minnesota. Better health and depth will be key for the Twins if they are to have better results this year.

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Twinkie Town Analytics Fundamentals: Running the Bases

Atlanta Braves David Justice scoring the winning run against the Minnesota Twins in Game 3 of the 1991 World Series. Baserunning played a pivotal role in the closely contested series. | Set Number: X42070 TK3 R4 F30

Part 7: It’s more than stolen bases. (Stealing is often not a great play, anyways.)

You can check out all parts of the Twinkie Town Analytics Fundamentals series by clicking the tag at the top of the post. If you have other topics you’d like to be explored in this series,...

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Tawny Jarvi

Monday Morning Minnesota: Edition Edition. (Special Edition)

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Or just some links like always.

Previously on Twinkie Town:

Ben Beecken explained to us why the Twins acquired their 27th outfielder in Michael A Taylor. I would also like to point out that A is funniest initial because it makes it sound l the last name is an attribute the first name has. Michael, A Tailor. As always Brandon rounds up all the news in the AL central in what probably honestly gives you enough link to click and just skip my stupid thing. Yet...

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