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FanPost Friday: Rank your favorite MLB teams, first to last
via Twinkie Town January 20, 2017 at 03:14 PM

Welcome to FanPost Friday! Yes, this still exists! This is the thing where I give you a question or topic, you think about the topic, write a FanPost, and then we recap what everyone came up with on Monday. Sound fun? Well it is! It's a slow part of winter, so I had a fun topic for today... What are your favorite MLB teams, all 30, ranked from favorite to least favorite? That's right, I

Ron Gardenhire Reviews the Gilmore Girls
via Twinkie Town January 20, 2017 at 09:38 AM

The former Twins manager gives his thoughts on the Netflix revival of the popular family drama. I don’t know what the hell I just watched. I mean, first of all, everyone’s talking too fast. Nobody talks that fast. Geez Louise, I’m used to being around guys like Matty LeCroy and Brad Radke. Those guys, when they talked at all, spoke at a real natural pace about Bass Pro Shops, stuff like that

Rod Carew doing “great” after heart and kidney transplant
via Twinkie Town January 19, 2017 at 02:02 PM

We can all rejoice, because the hitting legend is reportedly doing great after receiving a new heart and kidney last month. Good news for adorable human being and mad-hits-haver Rod Carew: According to a release from the American Heart Association, the Twins-great is doing great after undergoing heart and kidney transplant surgery a little over a month ago. Doctors are reportedly thrilled wi

Six former Twins will appear on the 2018 Hall of Fame ballot
via Twinkie Town January 19, 2017 at 12:50 PM

Jim Thome and Johan Santana will lead a class of six former Twins coming to the HOF ballot next year. What are their chances of actually being elected? The 2017 MLB Hall of Fame results are in, and the only two former Twins on the ballot—Orlando Cabrera and Casey Blake—received a grand total of... zero votes. Hence, both will be dropped from the ballot in 2018. The newcomers on next year’s b

Sidney Ponson trolls Curt Schilling on Twitter over Hall of Fame vote
via Twinkie Town January 18, 2017 at 08:08 PM

I’m not sure if this account actually belongs to ex-pitcher Sidney Ponson, but I sure hope it does because this is fantastic. Hey kids! Remember Sidney Ponson? You know, the kinda overweight, kinda major league pitcher guy? He started seven games for the Twins in 2007 before they sent him packing because, well, he just wasn’t very good. If you don’t believe me, you can see for yourself here

Baseball Hall of Fame results 2017: Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell, and Ivan Rodriguez elected
via Twinkie Town January 18, 2017 at 05:32 PM

Three players will be inducted next summer in Cooperstown (and no former Twins). The 2017 MLB Hall of Fame results have been announced, and three players will be heading to Cooperstown next summer: Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell, and Ivan Rodriguez. It was a long wait for Tim Raines, who was in his tenth and final year of eligibility on the ballot. He received 86% of the vote, a big jump from the

Hall of Fame announcements today
via Twinkie Town January 18, 2017 at 09:38 AM

Today, we learn of the players that did and didn’t make it into the MLB Hall of Fame. Later today MLB will announce the players that have been elected to the Hall of Fame. Though many are deserving, it very well likely could be a repeat of what we’ve seen in the past where just a fraction of those are actually enshrined. It’s times like these where the Baseball Hall of Fame Vote Tracker bec

Twinkie Town Prospect Vote: Round 13
via Twinkie Town January 17, 2017 at 10:02 AM

Congratulations to Nick Burdi, our round 12 winner. Two outfielders join us for round 13. Nick Burdi wins round 12. Hopefully he joins the Twins bullpen in 2017. Daniel Palka and LaMonte Wade join us for round 13. Twins top 30 prospects for 2017 Stephen Gonsalves - 52% (Gordon 34%, Kirilloff 8%, Jay 7%) Nick Gordon - 73% (Jay 15%, Kirilloff 13%) Tyler Jay - 46% (Kirilloff 29%, Romero 17%,

Tuesday Twins: Status update on Joe Mauer’s legs and other notes
via Twinkie Town January 17, 2017 at 09:38 AM

Hey all! There’s not much news these days, but I still got the links: Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but new reports say Joe Mauer has been spending the off-season trying to strengthen his legs. “I needed some time to rest,” Joe told Mike Berardino. Sure, the Joe Mauer contract has been disappointing, but would it be better for the Twins to just admit that? Derek Wetmore explored

BREAKING: more hacked Twins emails released
via Twinkie Town January 14, 2017 at 09:38 AM

TwinkiLeaks hacked emails show it’s worse than we thought The mysterious group from Iceland calling itself, “TwinkiLeaks” has released more emails from David “Dave” St. Peter’s cell phone. This batch is a correspondence between St Peter and the Twins new Viceroy of Baseball Operations, Derek Falvey. From: Dave St Peter [UNDHockeyDave85@minnesotatwins.com] To: Derek Falvey [TheFalveyGuy@minn

HOT STOVE COOKIN’: Twins Avoid Arbitration with Gibson, Santiago, Kintzler
via Twinkie Town January 13, 2017 at 01:26 PM

BUT WHAT ABOUT RYAN PRESSLY. WHAT ABOUT RYAN PRESSLY?!? Friday afternoon’s Twins update has nothing to do with Brian Dozier, who is still a Minnesota Twin. Rather, the news is about other Twins who are also still Minnesota Twins. All the local beats are reporting that the Twins have agreed to terms and avoided arbitration with pitchers Kyle Gibson, Hector Santiago, and Brandon Kintzler. Per

Mauer ‘Doubtful’ He Can Get Curfew Extended for Billy Joel Concert
via Twinkie Town January 13, 2017 at 09:38 AM

“Mom doesn’t like his defiant lyrics,” added the Twins star. Although he was on hand for Thursday’s announcement of a Billy Joel concert at Target Field this summer, Twins first baseman Joe Mauer probably won’t be at the show itself. “Concerts go pretty late,” said Mauer. “And unless I’m working, Mom wants me home at 11:00 sharp.” Mauer, who is married and no longer lives at home, said he is

Twins GM Thad Levine downplays rumors around Dozier, Bautista
via Twinkie Town January 12, 2017 at 03:44 PM

Just when you thought the Brian Dozier to Dodgers deal was dead and the Twins were signing Jose Bautista, GM Thad Levine says, “Slow your roll, bloggers.” Remember a couple weeks ago when the Twins said they were asking for final offers on Brian Dozier? It turns out that wasn’t entirely true. Oh—and neither was that stuff about the Twins seriously pursuing Jose Bautista. Twins GM Thad Levin

Twinkie Town Prospect Vote: Round 12
via Twinkie Town January 12, 2017 at 09:38 AM

Congratulations to Mitch Garver for being voted the #11 prospect. Mitch Garver wins round 11 without much competition. I am not adding anyone for round 12. Twins top 30 prospects for 2017 Stephen Gonsalves - 52% (Gordon 34%, Kirilloff 8%, Jay 7%) Nick Gordon - 73% (Jay 15%, Kirilloff 13%) Tyler Jay - 46% (Kirilloff 29%, Romero 17%, Stewart 4%, Mejia 4%) Alex Kirilloff - 51% (Romero 35%, St

Twins sign pitchers Ryan Vogelsong and Nick Tepesch
via Twinkie Town January 11, 2017 at 07:20 PM

Twins add two veteran righties. Phil Miller of the Star Tribune reports that the Twins have agreed to minor-league deals with righties Ryan Vogelsong and Nick Tepesch. The deals also come with invites to spring training. The more the merrier, I guess. Vogelsong, 39, had his surprising career year in 2011 when he made the All Star Game and posted an ERA of 2.71 with the Giants. Last year he

Torii Hunter and LaTroy Hawkins join Twins broadcasting team
via Twinkie Town January 11, 2017 at 01:50 PM

Hunter and Hawkins will join FSN’s rotation of color commentators for Twins games. We learned last fall that Bert Blyleven would be broadcasting fewer games in 2017 and 2018, and that FSN was “considering multiple options” for other game coverage. Turns out those multiple options included Torii Hunter and LaTroy Hawkins, who are officially joining the FSN broadcast team as analyst for Twins

The Twins can totally sign Jose Bautista
via Twinkie Town January 11, 2017 at 09:38 AM

Some people are a little concerned about the addition of Jose Bautista to the Twins roster, but I argue that there is indeed room for him. While we’ve been wondering all offseason if Brian Dozier will indeed be traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, it seemed as if the Twins had put a halt to all other negotiations. After all, nothing has happened since Jason Castro was signed back in late Nove

Twins Hot Stove: Team has met with Jose Bautista’s agent, and other notes
via Twinkie Town January 10, 2017 at 02:26 PM

The latest on Jose Bautista, Jae-gyun Hwang, minor scouting and coaching hires, and (of course) Brian Dozier. No, Brian Dozier hasn’t been traded yet—but there’s some other Twins news and rumors floating around. Here’s the scoop: I don’t mean to get anyone overly excited or anything, but THE TWINS MET WITH JOSE BAUTISTA’S AGENT AND OH MY GAWD!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok, yes: The Twins did meet with Jo

Quiz: Twins with 30 SB in a season
via Twinkie Town January 10, 2017 at 09:38 AM

Back in November I made a quiz about the 13 Twins who have hit 30 or more home runs in a season, and just about everyone did very well on it. It seemed only appropriate to create a sister quiz regarding those who have stolen 30 bases in a season. This list is a bit shorter, at just eight players, and there is no overlap between the two. Since there are fewer correct responses, I put two minu

Twinkie Town Prospect Vote: Round 11
via Twinkie Town January 09, 2017 at 02:14 PM

Adalberto Mejia finishes out the top 10. An Australian lefty joins us for round eleven. Mejia finally found enough votes to make the top 10. I added another foreign lefthanded starting pitcher prospect to replace him on the list as we go to eleven. Twins top 30 prospects for 2017 Stephen Gonsalves - 52% (Gordon 34%, Kirilloff 8%, Jay 7%) Nick Gordon - 73% (Jay 15%, Kirilloff 13%) Tyler Jay