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Twins Insider is maintained by La Velle E. Neal III, who is the Star Tribune's beat writer for the Minnesota Twins.

He's always on top of the latest happenings and rumor mills, and is typically the one of the first places to break news on player signings and the rare Twins trade.


Latest Content from Twins Insider

Having covered Michael Cuddyer for 11 seasons, heck yes I'm biased
via Twins Insider December 16, 2011 at 03:24 PM

Cuddy is headed for baseball at altitude with Tulo and Car-Go and the Slow Man.

Twins get pitcher to complete Slowey trade
via Twins Insider December 08, 2011 at 06:24 PM

Righthander Daniel Turpen will be assigned to Class AAA Rochester

Twins select White Sox pitcher in Rule 5 draft
via Twins Insider December 08, 2011 at 10:24 AM

Terry Doyle is now on the 40-man roster

Late night, er, early morning update: Cesar Cabral?
via Twins Insider December 08, 2011 at 03:06 AM

Twins prepare for Rule 5 draft, where they are expected to land a pitcher.

Evening update: Cuddyer, Kubel decline arbitration
via Twins Insider December 07, 2011 at 11:48 PM

Twins hope to sign one of them and will remain in contact with their agents.

Afternoon update from the winter meetings
via Twins Insider December 07, 2011 at 04:36 PM

Gardy meets the press. Twins wait on Cuddyer. Where will the Twins find pitching?

La Velle: Looking for pitching and thoughts on Slowey
via Twins Insider December 07, 2011 at 11:00 AM

The Twins are still looking for starting pitching and hoping Michael Cuddyer signs.

Quick evening update
via Twins Insider December 06, 2011 at 06:48 PM

Capps, Slowey, Cuddy, twin daughters all in play during the second day of the winter meetings.

The noonish update from the winter meetings.
via Twins Insider December 06, 2011 at 12:42 PM

Twins seem to have a decent chance to keep Michael Cuddyer

Twins trade Slowey to Colorado
via Twins Insider December 06, 2011 at 10:42 AM

Twins to get player to be named. The player is expected to be someone who's not on the 40-man roster.

Winter meetings, Day Two
via Twins Insider December 06, 2011 at 08:06 AM

Twins look to finalize Capps deal and find out if they can sign Cuddyer,

Closer Matt Capps to be back with Twins in 2012
via Twins Insider December 05, 2011 at 08:48 PM

Closer to return following poor season

Oliva, Kaat fall short in Hall of Fame bid; Ron Santo gets in
via Twins Insider December 05, 2011 at 02:00 PM

Ron Santo becomes the 15th third baseman to be elected into the Hall of Fame

Twins claim shortstop Florimon from Orioles
via Twins Insider December 05, 2011 at 01:54 PM

Orioles SS heads to Twins on first day of winter meetings.

La Velle: Winter Meetings, Day One -- morning edition
via Twins Insider December 05, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Things are getting started in Dallas

A look at the 2011 Hall of Fame ballot. Does Morris have a shot?
via Twins Insider December 01, 2011 at 11:12 AM

Morris, Larkin have the best chance for induction this year because of a group of newcomers that lack a sure thing.

Rambling about closers and other Twins subjects
via Twins Insider November 29, 2011 at 02:30 PM

There's a large pool of closers available. Which one will the Twins add?

Nathan's Twins career ends as he heads to the Rangers
via Twins Insider November 21, 2011 at 08:30 PM

The Twins' all-time saves leader to sign a two-year deal with defending AL champs

La Velle: MLB making moves that don't need to be made
via Twins Insider November 17, 2011 at 01:36 PM

MLB clearly is bored and announces changes that don't need to be made

Twins shortstop solution: From Jamey Carroll to Brian Dozier
via Twins Insider November 16, 2011 at 02:48 PM

The newest Twin will be used as a bridge to prospect who recently came on the scene