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MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-10-24 16:45:03
via Twins Digest October 24, 2014 at 04:59 PM

Joe Maddon shocked many people by opting out of his contract with the Rays today and has now become the most coveted managerial free agent in recent history. While early speculation was that he’d follow former GM Andrew Friedman to the Dodgers, ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

Darnell honored for his community service
via Twins Digest October 21, 2014 at 01:47 PM

Rochester Red Wings starting pitcher Logan Darnell made significant contributions both on and off the baseball diamond in 2014. Darnell has been named co-winner of the John L. Seebach Volunteer Award as announced by the Federation of Social Workers.

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-10-20 12:52:22
via Twins Digest October 20, 2014 at 12:59 PM

SungWoo Lee, the diehard Royals fan from South Korea whose visit to Kansas City earlier this summer made headlines around the sports world, is on his way back to watch his favorite team compete in the World Series.  The Royals have gone 40-20 in the r...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-10-15 19:06:40
via Twins Digest October 15, 2014 at 07:23 PM

Congratulations to the Royals, who not only reached the playoffs for the first time since 1985 this year but are now headed to the World Series on the heels of a dominant 8-0 showing through the Wild Card game, ALDS and ALCS. As KC fans celebrate the e...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-10-13 16:43:47
via Twins Digest October 13, 2014 at 04:59 PM

Here are today’s minor moves and outright assignments from around the league… The Twins have outrighted journeyman shortstop Doug Bernier and right-hander Yohan Pino to Triple-A Rochester, tweets Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Pres...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-10-11 14:55:25
via Twins Digest October 11, 2014 at 04:17 PM

After sharing some White Sox-centric notes, let’s take a look around the rest of the AL Central… The December 2010 trade of Zack Greinke to the Brewers was a major moment in Royals history, and Tyler Kepner of the New York Times revisits t...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-10-10 23:26:08
via Twins Digest October 11, 2014 at 11:59 AM

The arbitration order regarding Mid-Atlantic Sports Network television rights fees that is now the subject of litigation between the Nationals and Orioles would deliver about $300MM in payments to the Nationals over the five years, as James Wagner...

Snappers to Host 2014 World Series Party
via Twins Digest October 08, 2014 at 12:53 PM

The Beloit Snappers are excited to announce the return of the annual World Series Party! The event will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the Hog Cabin Saloon. Admission to the event will cost $10 and include ballpark food and beer.

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-10-05 21:20:41
via Twins Digest October 05, 2014 at 09:29 PM

Previous experience is no longer the most important criterion for teams deciding on new managers, Phil Miller of the Star Tribune writes. “There are managers who are in the postseason right now who didn’t have one game of experience as manager,...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-10-03 08:37:48
via Twins Digest October 03, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Twins pitching coach Rick Anderson will not be back with the team next year, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. According to Rosenthal’s source, Anderson informed GM Terry Ryan that he wouldn’t return once Ron Gardenhire was ousted as mana...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-10-02 12:30:40
via Twins Digest October 02, 2014 at 01:59 PM

As the Twins set off to find a replacement for longtime skipper Ron Gardenhire, here are the latest news and rumors: The Twins met yesterday with Paul Molitor regarding the position, reports LaVelle E. Neal III of the Star Tribune. Molitor, ended his...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-10-02 08:15:26
via Twins Digest October 02, 2014 at 11:05 AM

After an extended run atop the AL Central last decade, the Twins turned in their fourth consecutive 90-loss season and saw many of their top prospects sidelined by injury. Guaranteed Contracts Joe Mauer, 1B: $92MM through 2018 Ricky Nolasco, RHP: $37M...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-09-30 20:19:16
via Twins Digest September 30, 2014 at 08:41 PM

With the Royals playing in the postseason for the first time in nearly three decades, general manager Dayton Moore has been validated, at least in part, writes ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick. The small-market club has stayed with the principles he ca...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-09-29 17:01:50
via Twins Digest September 29, 2014 at 06:29 PM

The Twins shook up the organization earlier today by announcing that Ron Gardenhire would be replaced as manager. Gardenhire was one of the game’s longest-tenured managers (13 years), and perhaps more incredibly, his departure will ignite the Tw...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-09-29 12:08:46
via Twins Digest September 29, 2014 at 12:29 PM

The Twins have fired longtime manager Ron Gardenhire, Patrick Reusse of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports (Twitter link).  Earlier today, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick passed along word that “the word is not good” on Gardenhire’s st...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-09-28 18:55:07
via Twins Digest September 28, 2014 at 07:47 PM

Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos and manager John Gibbons are in no immediate danger of losing their jobs, but that could change if team president Paul Beeston leaves his post, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal writes. Beeston is in the last year of his con...