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Could successful comeback solidify Johan Santana's Hall of Fame bid? (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 21, 2017 at 11:44 AM

The 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot will include some interesting new names and cases, such as Chipper Jones and Jim Thome. Former Minnesota Twins and New York Mets left-hander Johan Santana is also currently slated to be among that group. As we first learned in November and FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reminded us Friday, Santana is working out again in hopes of making a comeback in 2017. Johan

Trumbo, Orioles finalize $37.5 million, 3-year deal (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 20, 2017 at 05:26 PM

For the second year in a row, the Orioles negotiated a deal to keep the major league home run champion in Baltimore. Mark Trumbo's $37.5 million, three-year contract Friday was finalized Friday, a day after the sides reached agreement subject to a successful physical. Trumbo had a limited no-trade provision, allowing him to list seven teams each year he cannot be traded to without his consent.

Jorge Posada falls off Hall of Fame ballot after just one year (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 18, 2017 at 08:26 PM

The first member of the Core Four eligible for the Hall of Fame might be the only member who never gets the call. New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada received just 3.8 percent of the vote Wednesday, falling off the Hall of Fame ballot after just one year. The fact that Posada was not inducted into Cooperstown shouldn’t come as a major surprise.

Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 18, 2017 at 07:20 PM

First baseman Jeff Bagwell, outfielder Tim Raines and catcher Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez on Wednesday were selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2017. Bagwell (381 votes) received 86.2 percent of the vote, one year removed from falling just 15 votes shy of the 75 percent needed to gain entry into the exclusive club. Raines (380) garnered 86 percent on his final year on the ba

Twins agree to deals with Gibson, Santiago, Kintzler (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 13, 2017 at 08:44 PM

Santiago agreed to a one-year, $8 million deal, Gibson got $2.9 million and Kintzler got $2,925,000. Pressly also agreed to a one-year deal for $1,175,000. Santiago went 3-6 with a 5.58 ERA in 11 starts for the Twins after being acquired in a midseason trade with the Angels.

Nunez, Kontos, Smith agree to 1-year deals with Giants (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 13, 2017 at 07:08 PM

Keeping Eduardo Nunez healthy and in the lineup could mean so much for San Francisco's infield and its chances. Nunez reached a $4.2 million, one-year agreement with the Giants on Friday to avoid arbitration. Right-handed reliever George Kontos received a $1.75 million contract and left-hander Will Smith earned $2.5 million as the club announced all of its arbitration-eligible players had reache

Pineda, Gregorius reach deals; Betances and Yanks $2M apart (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 13, 2017 at 05:56 PM

Right-hander Michael Pineda and shortstop Didi Gregorius were among six Yankees who agreed to one-year contracts Friday, leaving reliever Dellin Betances as the only remaining player remaining eligible for salary arbitration. Betances asked for a raise to $5 million and was offered $3 million by the Yankees. Betances made the minimum $507,500 last year after the team renewed his contract.

Hot Stove Digest: Orioles still negotiating with Mark Trumbo (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 12, 2017 at 07:14 PM

Mark Trumbo has lowered his demands, but the Orioles aren’t biting. IT’S COMPLICATED: The Baltimore Orioles are still negotiating with free-agent Mark Trumbo, but things are complicated. Trumbo has reportedly lowered his demands, requesting a three-year deal around $40 million.

Hot Stove Digest: A's reach two-year agreement with Santiago Casilla (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 11, 2017 at 08:56 PM

DONE DEAL: Veteran reliever Santiago Casilla is back with the Oakland A’s after agreeing to a two-year, $11M deal on Wednesday. Casilla was first signed by Oakland as an amateur free agent in 2000. Of course, he went on to become a big part of San Francisco’s bullpen, pitching for three World Series championship squads.

Twins to put Hunter, Hawkins in FSN broadcast booth in '17 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 11, 2017 at 05:20 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Former Minnesota Twins stars Torii Hunter and LaTroy Hawkins will serve as television analysts this season for broadcasts on regional cable outlet Fox Sports North.

Vogelsong, Tepesch agree to minor league deals with Twins (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 11, 2017 at 03:20 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Right-handers right-handers Ryan Vogelsong and Nick Tepesch have agreed to minor league contracts with the Minnesota Twins, adding two veterans to the competition for spots in a rotation that was among the major leagues' worst last season.

Lowdown: Dodgers Moving On? (Rotoworld)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 11, 2017 at 12:26 PM

Have Brian Dozier trade talks hit a dead end? Signs are beginning to point in that direction. If so, what's next?

Hot Stove Digest: Twins and Dodgers at impasse for Brian Dozier (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 10, 2017 at 07:02 PM

Welcome to The Stew’s Hot Stove Digest, our daily rundown of MLB news, rumors and gossip for Hot Stove season. Here you’ll find a quick recap of all the day’s action and other fun stuff from around the internet that we think is worth your time.

Rejoice! Here are spring training report dates for all 30 teams (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 10, 2017 at 01:44 PM

Winter is terrible. The weather is cold, the days are short and baseball news is scarce. The only thing keeping us sane is the promise of spring.

Hot Stove Digest: Rays sign outfielder Colby Rasmus (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins January 09, 2017 at 07:38 PM

Welcome to The Stew’s Hot Stove Digest, our daily rundown of MLB news, rumors and gossip for Hot Stove season. Here you’ll find a quick recap of all the day’s action and other fun stuff from around the internet that we think is worth your time.

Hot Stove Digest: Twins request 'best and final' offers for Brian Dozier (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 30, 2016 at 10:14 PM

The Brian Dozier sweepstakes could have a winner very soon. HOTTEST RUMOR OF THE DAY: It appears the Minnesota Twins are getting anxious as it pertains to trade negotiations surrounding All-Star second baseman Brian Dozier. For weeks we’ve heard speculation about his availability, who might be interested and what the Twins are seeking in return.

2017 Category Sleepers: SB (Rotoworld)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 28, 2016 at 09:26 PM

Seth Trachtman analyzes sleepers for stolen bases in 2017.

Chicago Firesale Rekindling? (Rotoworld)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 28, 2016 at 11:20 AM

In the latest Offseason Lowdown column, Nick Nelson examines rumors that the White Sox may further dismantle their veteran core.

Wish List: What does every MLB team want the most this Christmas? (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 25, 2016 at 09:38 AM

For the second straight season, we’ve obtained every single Major League Baseball team’s Christmas wish lists to Santa. Remember that one year when everyone desperately needed to have Furby, and was willing to physically injure others in order to get one? Consider this list every MLB team’s Furby. The Red Sox are going to boast a tremendous staff in 2017.

Snow turns minor league park into perfect holiday card (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins December 24, 2016 at 05:50 PM

If you’re looking for the perfect baseball theme for your holiday cards next year, you can’t do much better than the wonderful winter scene from Frontier Field in Rochester, NY.