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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...

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.