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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...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-09-28 11:02:50
via Twins Digest September 28, 2014 at 11:23 AM

In today’s column, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe looks at nine managers and GMs to watch. The Braves search for a new GM features prominently on the list. While Royals owner David Glass won’t prevent GM Dayton Moore from pursuing the ope...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-09-26 13:27:15
via Twins Digest September 26, 2014 at 02:53 PM

With the regular season coming to a close, we can see with MLBTR’s Transaction Tracker that there were dozens of waiver claims made this season. While many of the players involved in these transactions didn’t crack a big league roster or ...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-09-25 18:45:51
via Twins Digest September 25, 2014 at 07:05 PM

The Brewers fell to the Reds today by a score of 5-3, thereby officially eliminating the club from the postseason despite having spent 150 days in first place in the NL Central this season. As MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy notes, Milwaukee’s colla...

Hughes turns to offer to pitch in relief to reach bonus
via Twins Digest September 25, 2014 at 05:41 PM

DETROIT — After Phil Hughes fell just one out short of reaching a $500,000 bonus for reaching 210 innings on the season because of a rain delay on Wednesday, the Twins offered him an opportunity to pitch in relief this weekend to reach the bonus,...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-09-24 22:37:18
via Twins Digest September 24, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Phil Hughes‘ excellent season with the Twins has been a bright spot in an otherwise bleak season for Minnesota, and his final start on Wednesday had plenty of significance. Hughes whiffed five hitters and walked none, giving him an 11.63-to-1 K/...

MLB Trade Rumors » Minnesota Twins 2014-09-24 14:34:05
via Twins Digest September 24, 2014 at 02:47 PM

Third baseman Trevor Plouffe suffered a fractured left forearm today, as LaVelle E. Neal III of the Star Tribune reports on Twitter. That will end the 28-year-old’s season, but not before he posted a solid .258/.326/.423 slash over 520 plate app...

Beloit Snappers News List 2014-09-24 11:01:07
via Twins Digest September 24, 2014 at 12:11 PM

The Beloit Snappers are pleased to announce the signing of a new two-year player development contract with the Oakland Athletics. The new contract will run through the end of the 2016 season. The Snappers have been affiliated with the A's since the 201...