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MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-09-22 22:25:05
via Twins Digest September 22, 2014 at 11:11 PM

A 2015 postseason appearance for the Yankees will likely hinge on improvements from costly middle-of-the-order hitters like Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann, and Mark Teixeira, writes Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Barring a surprise, last year’...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-09-21 08:43:09
via Twins Digest September 21, 2014 at 11:05 AM

In today’s column, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes looks at six teams that badly need some fixing this offseason.  The list starts with the Braves, who have been held back in part by B.J. Upton‘s five-year, $75MM deal.  The Rang...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-09-19 22:40:44
via Twins Digest September 19, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Several MLB clubs have dabbled with neurological training in a bid to improve their hitters’ pitch recognition, as Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal writes. The Red Sox, Cubs, and Rays have already initiated programs, but more could be on t...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-09-19 21:27:52
via Twins Digest September 19, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Phil Hughes of the Twins has capped off one of the game’s best turnarounds by topping 200 innings on the year after today’s outing. As Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press notes on Twitter, Hughes picked up a $250K bonus after pass...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-09-18 13:57:32
via Twins Digest September 18, 2014 at 02:35 PM

The Nationals have claimed infielder Pedro Florimon off waivers from the Twins, the club announced. This is the move that necessitated the designation of Eury Perez for assignment, which the team also announced. Florimon, a switch-hitter, slashed .221...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-09-17 23:05:01
via Twins Digest September 17, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Here’s the latest out of the game’s central divisions: Brewers GM Doug Melvin denied a report from Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com that the team had decided to exercise its end of a $14MM mutual option over third baseman Aramis Ramirez f...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-09-17 20:29:18
via Twins Digest September 17, 2014 at 08:41 PM

As Baseball America’s Josh Leventhal writes, yesterday marked a two-week period where Major League clubs are free to negotiate with available minor league organizations. Major League clubs sign player development contracts with minor league organ...

Rock Cats Welcome Rockies to New Britain
via Twins Digest September 17, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Rock Cats sign PDC with Colorado Rockies for 2015-2016

Former Snapper Finally makes it to the Bigs
via Twins Digest September 15, 2014 at 01:23 PM

Former Snapper, Guilder Rodriguez, finally made it to the big leagues. It only took him 11 years, a record 1,095 Minor League games and 4,095 plate appearances.

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-09-13 12:41:38
via Twins Digest September 13, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Eduardo Rodriguez, the pitching prospect the Red Sox acquired from the Orioles for Andrew Miller in July, could end up being a key acquisition, WEEI.com’s Alex Speier writes. “Steal of the trade deadline…I know Miller is doing great in Ba...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-09-13 09:11:15
via Twins Digest September 13, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Kirk Gibson’s good relationship with chief baseball officer Tony La Russa might help him keep his job with Diamondbacks, CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman writes. The Diamondbacks are struggling and are in the process of replacing Kevin Towers as thei...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-09-11 17:16:39
via Twins Digest September 11, 2014 at 06:17 PM

In his latest piece for ESPN.com, Jerry Crasnick examines how vital a piece of the Pirates‘ success Russell Martin has become. While his two-year, $17MM deal was initially viewed as an overpay by some after a so-so season in New York, he’...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-09-05 22:03:30
via Twins Digest September 05, 2014 at 10:17 PM

The Blue Jays have announced that outfielder Melky Cabrera will be out for the rest of the season with right pinky finger fracture he suffered during Friday’s game, and he’ll have surgery next week. Cabrera is a free agent after the season,...

Snappers Fans Win Big!
via Twins Digest September 05, 2014 at 02:29 PM

Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winner of our semi annual Mega Raffle, Mary Marino of Beloit!

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-09-01 19:28:53
via Twins Digest September 01, 2014 at 07:41 PM

Here are today’s minor transactions from around baseball, with the most recent moves at the top of the post… Lefty Rich Hill has been outrighted to Triple-A by the Yankees, according to the International League transactions page. Hill wa...

Snappers End 2014 with 11-5 Win
via Twins Digest September 01, 2014 at 06:59 PM

The Snappers closed out the 2014 season with an 11-5 win over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers via the help of three homeruns.

Wings top Sox in season finale
via Twins Digest September 01, 2014 at 03:11 PM

The Red Wings beat the Pawtucket Red Sox 3-1 Monday afternoon at McCoy Field in Rhode Island, in the 2014 season finale for the Wings.

PawSox top Wings, take wild card spot
via Twins Digest August 31, 2014 at 11:41 PM

The Red Wings' playoff hopes ended Sunday night, in a 10-4 loss to the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Field in Rhode Island.

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-08-31 19:00:00
via Twins Digest August 31, 2014 at 07:53 PM

The Twins should look to the Cardinals, Braves, and A’s as role models, writes Phil Mackey of 1500ESPN.com. Like the Twins, those three clubs are middle class franchises, yet they also consistently succeed against the top payrolls in baseball. Ma...

2013 Snapper, Sanburn, Traded to White Sox in Dunn Deal
via Twins Digest August 31, 2014 at 07:05 PM

The Oakland A's acquired designated hitter/first baseman Adam Dunn and cash considerations from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for minor league right-handed pitcher Nolan Sanburn, the club announced today.