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Orioles out of Kurt Suzuki sweepstakes?
via Twinkie Town July 29, 2014 at 03:17 PM

One bidder down. Maybe. #Orioles out on Kurt Suzuki -- Per @Joelsherman1 and @Ken_Rosenthal . — Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) July 29, 2014 It's easy to see this for what it is - a death knell on the trade rumors revolving around Kurt Suzuki - but we also thought that the Cardinals were done with Suzuki after signing A.J. Pierzynski. But here's the thing: if the Cardinals and the Orio

Twins trade rumors: Suzuki, Willingham, Correia, Duensing, Fien
via Twinkie Town July 29, 2014 at 02:29 PM

This afternoon's daily wrap courtesy of opinions from around the interwebs. I'll keep flipping back and forth between the content dashboard and Twitter in between sentences, but as of right now the Twins have yet to make a follow-up trade to the Kendrys Morales to Seattle maneuver. Here's what some of the best and brightest have for you today. LEN III had a nice overnight update, includin

Tuesday Twins: It's time to start asking questions about the Twins
via Twinkie Town July 29, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Are you read ready for some Twins links? Are the Twins the unluckiest team in baseball? Did the Twins mess up yet again by selling off Vance Worley to the Pirates? Why did the Blue Jays trade former-Twin Liam Hendricks to the Royals for former-Twin Danny Valencia? Will Joe Mauer start taking live batting practice sometime this week? How does the Twins clubhouse feel about the Kendry

5 teams that could have interest in Kurt Suzuki
via Twinkie Town July 29, 2014 at 11:05 AM

With an extension unlikely, which contenders are in need of a catcher? Monday afternoon, Darren Wolfson tweeted that an extension appears to be unlikely to materialize between Kurt Suzuki and the Twins. The Minnesota front office smartly had a limit to how high they were willing to go, while Suzuki's agent came in pretty high. No Suzuki extension talks over weekend. Easily can be posturing,

The Price of Tanking Again
via Twinkie Town July 28, 2014 at 11:05 AM

The Twins need to find something, anything, to make fans interested in them for the rest of 2014. I'm not one of those guys who talks about their fantasy teams because I know how boring it is for you guys, but I hope you'll indulge me for a paragraph. I promise it will go somewhere. I'm tanking in one of my simulation leagues that is replaying the 2013 season. I'm pretty good at it too, hav

Twins squeak by White Sox in series finale, 4-3
via Twinkie Town July 27, 2014 at 06:11 PM

Sam Fuld's two-run single pushed Minnesota in front for good, and Glen Perkins left the bases loaded in the ninth. All wins are good wins. Whether you're a contender or one of the league's worst teams, you love to win. Always. By that standard, today was a good day. Not that avoiding being swept by the White Sox in a four-game set in Minneapolis for the first time ever puts a silver lining o

Sale owns Twins as White Sox blank Minnesota, 7-0
via Twinkie Town July 27, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Logan Darnell had his moments, but the game belonged to Chris Sale and the Chicago offense. It started well for Logan Darnell. It really did. He sent down the White Sox 1-2-3 in the first and struck out the first two batters he saw in the second, but then scoring happened. And it was the epitome of what would happen all night: some good results mixed with too much of the plate and some hard

Stock market report: Twins trade chips
via Twinkie Town July 26, 2014 at 04:11 PM

The Twins are selling. Here's the latest on Minnesota's remaining tradable parts. As of just over an hour ago, there were 120 hours - exactly five full days - remaining until the MLB Trade Deadline of 3:00pm central on July 31. History and track record should always be the largest factors to consider, but front office personnel and human and as such they are subject to pressures. That means

Kohl Stewart to the disabled list with right shoulder impingement
via Twinkie Town July 26, 2014 at 02:23 PM

What's a right shoulder impingement, what does it mean, what's the treatment, and what are details on recovery? Jesse has more. The Twins have moved 2013 first round pick Kohl Stewart to the disabled list with a right shoulder impingement. A shoulder impingement is a "common cause of shoulder pain" cause by bones in the shoulder. Here's more from WebMD: [Shoulder impingement] occurs when th

Correia Lit Up As White Sox Thump Twins, 9-5
via Twinkie Town July 26, 2014 at 11:05 AM

They look like sellers. If you were five minutes late tuning in to Friday's game, you missed Kevin Correia putting the Twins in an immediate hole, surrendering a majestic, 3-run dong to Chicago's Jose Abreu.  It was a hole the Twins were never able to crawl out of, as the White Sox cruised to a 9-5 victory. With both their long relievers (Samuel Deduno and Anthony Swarzak) unavailable, Minne

May, Meyer Will Be Called Up As Soon As They Answer Series of Riddles, Each More Difficult Than The Last
via Twinkie Town July 25, 2014 at 11:05 AM

The Twins defended their process, while news surfaced of a secret quiz of ancient riddles. The Twins, under fire for not promoting minor league pitching prospects Trevor May and Alex Meyer, defended their decision to keep them in Rochester on Thursday.  Twins GM Terry Ryan denied that it had anything to do with service time, and said it was for an altogether different reason. "We have a proc

Chuck Knoblauch arrested for assault, Twins cancel Hall of Fame induction
via Twinkie Town July 24, 2014 at 03:05 PM

Ex-Twin allegedly assaulted his ex-wife. Here's Chuck Knoblauch's mugshot from his recent arrest when he allegedly assaulted his ex-wife: pic.twitter.com/Azs1duNRmo — Tyler Mason (@FSNtylermason) July 24, 2014 Chuck Knoblauch won Rookie of the Year in 1991, playing second base for the Twins in a season where they won their second World Series in five years. He was a four-time All-Star f

Twins recall Jorge Polanco
via Twinkie Town July 24, 2014 at 02:35 PM

Young middle infielder was only just promoted to Double-A. It looks like he was upgraded to the Majors. Just like that, 20-year old Jorge Polanco is back with the Twins. He must have impressed somebody, because he passed by everyone we thought would be possible to replace Kendrys Morales in the event of his trade. More: Twins trade Kendrys Morales to Seattle Mariners In his four games wit

Twins trade Kendrys Morales to Mariners for Stephen Pryor
via Twinkie Town July 24, 2014 at 02:05 PM

The first of Minnesota's trade chips has been dealt. Kendrys Morales didn't have a lot of trade value for the Minnesota Twins, but his name and history still held enough power for the Seattle Mariners to come calling. Morales has been sent back to Seattle in return for right-hander Stephen Pryor. Pryor, who just turned 25 yesterday and who will take Morales' spot on the 40-man roster, has sp

Twins at the MLB Trade Deadline: who replaces the departed?
via Twinkie Town July 24, 2014 at 11:05 AM

The Twins haven't traded anyone yet. But if/when they do, who will the team call up to take their place(s)? Nothing has moved in terms of the Twins and the rumor mill, one week in advance of the MLB trade deadline. Josh Willingham, Kevin Correia, Kurt Suzuki, and Kendrys Morales are all still on the team, and we haven't seen their names attached to anything other than guesswork. But if Minne

Twins Take Series, Beat Cleveland 3-1
via Twinkie Town July 23, 2014 at 07:11 PM

Swarzak strong in emergency start; Twins DFA Guerrier after the game. Anthony Swarzak and a host of other bullpen types led the Twins to a series-clinching 3-1 victory over Cleveland on Wednesday afternoon. Swarzak, Minnesota's long reliever/Sasquatch enthusiast, was pressed into action when it was announced Tuesday that Kyle Gibson had a sore back and would miss his scheduled start.  He del

Twins designate Matt Guerrier for assignment
via Twinkie Town July 23, 2014 at 05:11 PM

The band is officially broken up. I think it's safe to say that it comes as something of a surprise, but the Twins have designated Matt Guerrier for assignment. Matt Guerrier designated for assignment. Ryan Pressly to be recalled — Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) July 23, 2014 Guerrier had a blowout yesterday, giving up four runs in an inning. In his 20 prior appearances, he'd posted

Don't Trade Glen Perkins
via Twinkie Town July 23, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Elite closers aren't all that easy to come by, and the Twins might really wish they had one in a year or two. The thing about this time of year is that everybody has to be a "buyer" or a "seller" -- either you're in the race and looking to get better, or you're out of it and desperate to ship out everything that moves (and Josh Willingham, too). It makes some sense, even if it's overblown. A

Tuesday Twins: Math proves Twins fans rule, Tommy Watkins hates frogs, and more
via Twinkie Town July 22, 2014 at 01:11 PM

Good afternoon Twins fans! Here are some links for today: Congrats guys: Martin Kleinbard did the math and the Minnesota Twins objectively and indisputably have the best fans in baseball. Rob Neyer wondered why there are still so many signs telling people how to get to the Metrodome. The Star Tribune looked into it. Derek Wetmore looked at supply and demand on the trade market and concl

Twins, Suzuki not close on extension?
via Twinkie Town July 22, 2014 at 11:05 AM

The Twins and Suzuki's representatives aren't close on an extension yet. As the Twins begin to evaluate their options in how to tred the upcoming trade deadline, one of their more valuable trade chips lives in murkier waters than the others. Kurt Suzuki, in the midst of a career year at age 30, is a player that the Twins are interested in keeping around. Except the two sides aren't close on