MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-10-23 13:44:26
via Twins Digest October 23, 2014 at 02:53 PM

Here are today’s minor moves from around the league… The Twins have re-signed minor league right-hander Mark Hamburger to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training, tweets Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN. The 27-year-old St. Pa...

Minor Moves: Mark Hamburger, Josh Stinson
via MLB Trade Rumors October 23, 2014 at 01:47 PM

Here are today’s minor moves from around the league… The Twins have re-signed minor league right-hander Mark Hamburger to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training, tweets Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN. The 27-year-old St. Paul native has had a brief taste of the Majors, tossing eight innings for the 2011 Rangers after the Twins sent him to Texas in exchange for Eddie Gu

Twinsights: Ron Gardenhire raves about Paul Molitor as potential successor
via Twins Now - Pioneer Press October 23, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has made his first public comments since Sept. 29, the day he was fired after 13 seasons. Those comments came on MLB Network Radio, where Gardenhire has made frequent appearances over the years. Thursday, he was asked about hall of famer Paul Molitor as a potential replacement, and Gardenhire gave what sure sounded like an endorsement of his long-rumored success

Twins pitching moves
via Baseball Outsider October 23, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Jared Burton servedas the closer afterGlen Perkins wasshut down in September.The Twins removed two pitchers from the 40-man roster Wednesday, but as far as I'm concerned the most significant news involved a  pitcher who isn't on the 40.That would be the bad medical news about Mason Melotakis, a left-hander the Twins took in the second round of the 2012 draft. Melotakis was a reliever in

Twins notes: 40-man roster, manager poll, Jesse on the radio
via Twinkie Town October 23, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Me fail English? That's unpossible! Twins sell Kris Johnson to Japanese Central League I almost missed this news in in the last 12 hours, but in addition to the Twins declining the option on Jared Burton they've also sold lefty Kris Johnson to a Japanese league. Johnson was, ultimately, half of the return for Justin Morneau, along with Alex Presley. Johnson made three spot starts for the Tw

Twinsights: Mientkiewicz family eyeing another championship
via Twins Now - Pioneer Press October 23, 2014 at 11:05 AM

While waiting for the Twins’ marathon manager search to reach its conclusion, Doug Mientkiewicz is hard at work in South Florida, plotting his next championship course. Steel Mientkiewicz, his 9-year-old son, plays on a U-10 youth soccer team that is off to a 7-0 start. His father is the head coach. “I know I’m coaching a soccer game on Saturday for my son,” Doug Mientkiewicz said this week in a p

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-10-22 22:00:57
via Twins Digest October 22, 2014 at 10:35 PM

As the Royals look to even the score in the World Series against the Giants, other teams in the division are shifting their focus to the offseason. Here are a few notes from the AL Central… The Indians are expected to exercise their $3.5MM club ...

Twins' Kepler sparks four-run inning in Fall League play
via Mlb.com - Twins October 22, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Max Kepler tripled and doubled, helping Salt River defeat Surprise, 9-2. With the victory, the Rafters improved to 10-3-1, becoming the first team to reach 10 wins this fall.

AL Central Notes: Aviles, Soria, Burton
via MLB Trade Rumors October 22, 2014 at 10:05 PM

As the Royals look to even the score in the World Series against the Giants, other teams in the division are shifting their focus to the offseason. Here are a few notes from the AL Central… The Indians are expected to exercise their $3.5MM club option on Mike Aviles rather than pay him a $250K buyout, reports Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The Indians could have reasonably gone

Twinsights: Kris Johnson's rights sold to Japanese team
via Twins Now - Pioneer Press October 22, 2014 at 06:53 PM

You can close the book on the August 2013 deal that sent Justin Morneau to the Pittsburgh Pirates. According to a source, the Twins sold the rights to left-hander Kris Johnson to the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of the Japanese Central League. Johnson, who turned 30 last Tuesday, went 0-1 with a 4.73 earned run average in three starts for the Twins this season. The Twins will receive a sum in the "mid six

Twins Sell Kris Johnson To Hiroshima Carp
via MLB Trade Rumors October 22, 2014 at 06:35 PM

The Twins have sold left-handed starter Kris Johnson to the Hiroshima Carp of Nippon Professional Baseball, reports Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN. At least six clubs from Japan’s top league showed interest in Johnson, but the Carp submitted the highest bid, according to Wolfson. The move appears to work out for both the Twins and Johnson, as Wolfson reports in a followup tweet that the Twins w

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-10-22 18:33:06
via Twins Digest October 22, 2014 at 06:35 PM

The Twins have sold left-handed starter Kris Johnson to the Hiroshima Carp of Nippon Professional Baseball, reports Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN. At least six clubs from Japan’s top league showed interest in Johnson, but the Carp submitted the hig...

World Series Game Thread: Game 2
via Twinkie Town October 22, 2014 at 06:29 PM

WHERE? FOX WHEN? 7:10 pm CT (Pre-game at 6:30pm CT) Last night was exciting. Let's do it again! Today's Lineups SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS KANSAS CITY ROYALS Gregor Blanco - CF Alcides Escobar - SS Joe Panik - 2B Norichika Aoki - RF Buster Posey - C Lorenzo Cain - CF Pablo Sandoval - 3B Eric Hosmer - 1B Hunter Pence - RF Billy Butler - DH Brandon Belt - 1B Alex Gordon - LF

Twins decline $3.6 million option on Jared Burton; bullpen overhaul next?
via Aaron Gleeman October 22, 2014 at 04:41 PM

Rather than keep right-hander Jared Burton around for next season at a cost of $3.6 million the Twins declined his 2015 option and paid him a $200,000 buyout, making the 33-year-old reliever a free agent. Burton was a great scrap-heap pickup for the Twins after his career was derailed by injuries with the Reds and […]

Burton heads to free agency after Twins decline option
via Mlb.com - Twins October 22, 2014 at 04:35 PM

The Twins declined their $3.6 million club option on right-handed reliever Jared Burton, the club announced Wednesday. Burton will receive a $200,000 buyout and will now become a free agent.

Twinsights: Relief prospect Mason Melotakis undergoes Tommy John surgery
via Twins Now - Pioneer Press October 22, 2014 at 04:11 PM

Twins pitching prospect Mason Melotakis is expected to miss the vast majority of the 2015 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his left (throwing) elbow last week. Melotakis, 23, was a second-round draft pick in 2012 out of Northwestern (La.) State. He showed the ability to start or relieve, but in 2014 he made all but two of his 38 outings in relief. He posted a 3.14 earned run average i

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-10-22 15:21:35
via Twins Digest October 22, 2014 at 03:53 PM

The Twins have declined their $3.6MM club option on right-hander Jared Burton, director of communications Dustin Morse announced (on Twitter). Burton will receive a $200K buyout and hit the open market this winter. Burton, 33, came to the Twins prior ...

Twins Decline Jared Burton's Option
via MLB Trade Rumors October 22, 2014 at 03:23 PM

The Twins have declined their $3.6MM club option on right-hander Jared Burton, director of communications Dustin Morse announced (on Twitter). Burton will receive a $200K buyout and hit the open market this winter.

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Weakest Series winners
via Baseball Outsider October 22, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Kansas City won 89 regular season games, seventh most in the majors. San Francisco won 88, tying with Oakland for eighth. Neither won its division title. But one of them will win the World Series.Which prompted me to wonder: What was the weakest World Series champ?I'll base this on the teams relative to their time. I am quite certain that baseball today is played at a higher level than in the past