Twins hire Derek Falvey as new President of Baseball Operations. Maybe.
via Twinkie Town September 26, 2016 at 06:50 PM

It sounds like it’s a done deal, but some sources are saying “not so fast.” Unless you’ve been living under a rock where no Twins baseball exists (good for you), you know that the team is looking to hire a new President of Baseball Operations as part of their restructuring of the front office. Well, news broke today that the Twins are set to hire Indians Assistant GM Derek Falvey as their ma

The White Sox still need to figure out their James Shields problem (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 26, 2016 at 03:14 PM

When the Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay Rays meet Monday night in the Windy City, let’s be honest, there aren’t too many postseason implications. The White Sox prevented the Indians from clinching the AL Central on Sunday, and that might be their final meaningful contribution to the 2016 season.

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Royals seek to continue dominance of Twins (The Associated Press) September 26, 2016 at 02:50 PM
The Twins are about to hire a 33-year-old as their new president (Big League Stew) September 26, 2016 at 01:50 PM
Monday Recap: Your 2016 Target Field experience
via Twinkie Town September 26, 2016 at 01:02 PM

Last Friday I asked you all for your 2016 Target Field experiences, as the final game there was played yesterday (in case you missed it: they lost). Despite the 100-loss season, a lot of you went to Twins games this year! Here’s what you guys shared: zkonedog picked a hell of a year to finally pull the trigger on some season tickets. SooFoo Fan went to his first Twins game! It was against t

Twins reportedly find their man in Tribe's Falvey
via Mlb.com - Twins September 26, 2016 at 11:44 AM

Indians assistant general manager Derek Falvey is emerging as the front-runner to become the Twins' president of baseball operations, according to multiple reports. Neither team has confirmed the reports.

Three losses
via Baseball Outsider September 26, 2016 at 09:38 AM

Sunday was a rough day for baseball, with three distinct losses felt in this corner of fandom.The biggest loss, and the most surprising, was the death of Jose Fernandez, the brilliant young pitcher of the Miami Marlins, in a boating accident off Miami Beach.I keep in my head a list of the great pitchers I've seen work in person. I'll never get to add Fernandez to that list. Obviously that's among

Mets clobber Phillies to take lead in NL wild card race (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 25, 2016 at 11:02 PM

The New York Mets may be dealing with a severely diminished rotation at the moment, but the offense picked them up during Sunday’s 17-0 drubbing of the Philadelphia Phillies. A Curtis Granderson solo shot extended the club’s lead in the fourth, as did a bases-loaded walk to Jose Reyes. New York feasted against the Phillies’ bullpen, scoring an incredible five runs in the seventh and six runs in

Gleeman and The Geek #278: Crawling Toward A Decision
via Aaron Gleeman September 25, 2016 at 10:26 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included the fourth annual Twins Daily pub crawl, my new job, the Twins' front office search nearing a decision, and talking beer and baseball with Parker Hageman of Twins Daily and Robert Kasak of 612 Brew. Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 278 In addition to the […]

Game Over: The 2016 Philadelphia Phillies (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 25, 2016 at 10:02 PM

Sorry, Philadelphia Phillies, your World Series trophy is in another castle. This season was all about the future in Philadelphia. While the team surprised early, the Phillies fell back to Earth as the season went on, eventually fulfilling those pessimistic preseason projections.

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Baseball-Highlights of Sunday's MLB games (Reuters) September 25, 2016 at 07:26 PM
Twins come up just short against Mariners
via Mlb.com - Twins September 25, 2016 at 05:56 PM

Time may be running out on the Mariners playoff chances, but they kept hope alive with a 4-3 victory over the Twins on Sunday behind a trio of home runs by Nelson Cruz and Jesus Sucre at Target Field.

Cruz homers twice, Mariners beat Twins 4-3 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 25, 2016 at 05:50 PM

Nelson Cruz is playing a vital role in the Seattle Mariners' postseason drive. Cruz homered twice before leaving with left wrist soreness, Jesus Sucre homered for the first time in 14 months and the Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 on Sunday. Nick Vincent, Steve Cishek and Edwin Diaz combined for 3 2/3 innings of no-hit relief for Seattle, including Diaz's 17th save in 19 chances.

Mariners 4, Twins 3: Not Quite
via Twinkie Town September 25, 2016 at 04:44 PM

Cruz’s two homer game was too much to overcome. This game was the final home game of the year for the Twins. In the end, it was decided by just a single run, and the Twins finished their season with a home record of 30-51. The Twins got the scoring started today, actually, on a double play hit by Joe Mauer. The Mariners answered that run with a solo blast from Nelson Cruz (40) to tie the g

Plate umpire Layne hit in mask, leaves Mariners-Twins game (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 25, 2016 at 03:56 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Home plate umpire Jerry Layne was hit in the mask by a foul ball in the first inning and had to leave Sunday's game between Seattle and Minnesota because of concussion-like symptoms.

Twins mourn passing of Fernandez
via Mlb.com - Twins September 25, 2016 at 01:14 PM

When Twins second baseman Brian Dozier woke up Sunday morning, he immediately checked Twitter and saw the breaking news that 24-year-old Marlins ace Jose Fernandez had tragically died in a boating accident. "I had to read it over and over to make sure I was reading it right," said a somber Dozier.

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Homers hold up to back Duffey's strong outing September 25, 2016 at 11:56 AM
Pic of the Week
via Baseball Outsider September 25, 2016 at 09:38 AM

A member of the Target Field grounds crew wrestles withthe tarp during the storm that washed out Wednesday's game.Among the many sour aspects of the 2016 season for the Twins -- and one that no general manager can have any control of -- was the weather.Wednesday's was the 13th rain delay (or postponement) at Target Field this year. They had another Friday night. I'm not going to try to prove or di

Mariners fight for playoff spot; Twins try to avoid 100th loss (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 25, 2016 at 09:38 AM

While the Seattle Mariners are trying to avoid an early end to their season, the Minnesota Twins need a late-season win streak to avoid an ugly bit of franchise history. The Mariners remain in the thick of the American League wild-card race heading into Sunday's series finale at Target Field but cannot have slip-ups like Saturday night's power outage if they are to make the postseason for the fir

The Rise And Fall Of Max Kepler
via Twinkie Town September 25, 2016 at 09:38 AM

A season has many peaks and valleys. Kepler is in a valley right now. Max Kepler, the rookie from Berlin, has been one of the bright spots for the Twins in 2016. We ranked him as our 3rd best prospect going into this year. In April he didn't do much, and was sent down to AAA on April 24th. On June 1st, Miguel Sano was injured and Max was called up to replace him. During the month of Ju