What are Hall of Fame chances for former Twins Santana, Thome?

What are Hall of Fame chances for former Twins Santana, Thome?

Four former Twins are on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time, even if not all of them are best known for the time they spent in Minnesota.

AP source: MLB, Japanese, union reach posting deal

November 22
AP source: MLB, Japanese, union reach posting deal
Major League Baseball, its players' union and the Japanese commissioner's office agreed Tuesday to a new posting system that could allow star pitcher-outfielder Shohei Ohtani to be put up for bid next week, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

With new payroll flexibility, Twins might unpinch their pennies

November 21
With new payroll flexibility, Twins might unpinch their pennies
Though they have nearly $70 million committed to six players for 2018, the Twins on the hook at the moment for less than $25 million in 2019, and virtually nothing in 2020.
Twins
November 22

Which young player(s) should Twins try to sign long-term this offseason?

The Twins have six emerging core players who they could sign to long-term contracts before they reach arbitration. How should they prioritize those players?
Music
November 21

The Eagles and Jimmy Buffett to team up for June 30 concert at Target Field

Glenn Frey's son Deacon and Nashville stalwart Vince Gill will round out the new Eagles lineup.
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November 21

Littell, Gonsalves, Thorpe added to Twins' 40-man roster

The Twins' decision to leave four roster spots open is an indication they plan to add players via trade or free agency in the coming weeks, but they also risk losing eligible prospects in the Rule 5 draft next month.
Twins
November 21

Twins payroll plans: Show me the money

As the MLB offseason begins, the Twins have an Opening Day 2018 payroll estimated at $93.2 million, roughly 15 percent less than their $108 million payroll a year ago.
Variety
November 20

Saints co-owner Bill Murray channels love for minor-league baseball into series

The new Facebook comedy debuted Monday.
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  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Cleveland 102 60 .630 0 49-32 53-28 7-3
    Minnesota 85 77 .525 17 41-40 44-37 7-3
    Kansas City 80 82 .494 22 43-38 37-44 5-5
    Chicago White Sox 67 95 .414 35 39-42 28-53 6-4
    Detroit 64 98 .395 38 34-47 30-51 2-8
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Boston 93 69 .574 0 48-33 45-36 5-5
    NY Yankees 91 71 .562 2 51-30 40-41 6-4
    Tampa Bay 80 82 .494 13 42-39 38-43 6-4
    Toronto 76 86 .469 17 42-39 34-47 5-5
    Baltimore 75 87 .463 18 46-35 29-52 2-8
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 101 61 .623 0 48-33 53-28 8-2
    LA Angels 80 82 .494 21 43-38 37-44 4-6
    Seattle 78 84 .481 23 40-41 38-43 4-6
    Texas 78 84 .481 23 41-40 37-44 2-8
    Oakland 75 87 .463 26 46-35 29-52 6-4
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Chicago Cubs 92 70 .568 0 48-33 44-37 7-3
    Milwaukee 86 76 .531 6 46-38 40-38 5-5
    St. Louis 83 79 .512 9 44-37 39-42 3-7
    Pittsburgh 75 87 .463 17 44-37 31-50 7-3
    Cincinnati 68 94 .420 24 39-42 29-52 2-8
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Washington 97 65 .599 0 47-34 50-31 5-5
    Miami 77 85 .475 20 42-36 35-49 5-5
    Atlanta 72 90 .444 25 37-44 35-46 3-7
    NY Mets 70 92 .432 27 37-44 33-48 5-5
    Philadelphia 66 96 .407 31 39-42 27-54 5-5
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Dodgers 104 58 .642 0 57-24 47-34 8-2
    Arizona 93 69 .574 11 52-29 41-40 6-4
    Colorado 87 75 .537 17 46-35 41-40 5-5
    San Diego 71 91 .438 33 43-38 28-53 3-7
    San Francisco 64 98 .395 40 38-43 26-55 5-5
  • Batting Average
    J. Altuve HOU .346
    A. Garcia CWS .330
    E. Hosmer KC .318
    J. Ramirez CLE .318
    J. Reddick HOU .314
  • Home Runs
    A. Judge NYY 52
    K. Davis OAK 43
    J. Gallo TEX 41
    N. Cruz SEA 39
    (4) Players 38
  • Runs Batted In
    N. Cruz SEA 119
    A. Judge NYY 114
    K. Davis OAK 110
    J. Upton LAA 109
    E. Encarnacion CLE 107
  • Earned Run Average
    C. Kluber CLE 2.25
    C. Sale BOS 2.90
    L. Severino NYY 2.98
    M. Stroman TOR 3.09
    E. Santana MIN 3.28
  • Wins
    C. Carrasco CLE 18
    J. Vargas KC 18
    C. Kluber CLE 18
    D. Pomeranz BOS 17
    (2) Players 17
  • Saves
    A. Colome TB 47
    R. Osuna TOR 39
    C. Kimbrel BOS 35
    K. Giles HOU 34
    E. Diaz SEA 34
  • Batting Average
    C. Blackmon COL .331
    D. Murphy WAS .322
    J. Turner LAD .322
    J. Votto CIN .320
    B. Posey SF .320
  • Home Runs
    G. Stanton MIA 59
    C. Bellinger LAD 39
    C. Blackmon COL 37
    N. Arenado COL 37
    M. Ozuna MIA 37
  • Runs Batted In
    G. Stanton MIA 132
    N. Arenado COL 130
    M. Ozuna MIA 124
    P. Goldschmidt ARI 120
    A. Rizzo CHC 109
  • Earned Run Average
    C. Kershaw LAD 2.31
    M. Scherzer WAS 2.51
    S. Strasburg WAS 2.52
    R. Ray ARI 2.89
    G. Gonzalez WAS 2.96
  • Wins
    C. Kershaw LAD 18
    Z. Greinke ARI 17
    Z. Davies MIL 17
    M. Scherzer WAS 16
    A. Wood LAD 16
  • Saves
    K. Jansen LAD 41
    G. Holland COL 41
    F. Rodney ARI 39
    C. Knebel MIL 39
    W. Davis CHC 32
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November 17

Twins radio broadcasts will move back to WCCO Radio

The Twins and WCCO will reunite for the 2018 season and beyond, multiple sources confirmed Thursday, after 11 seasons on other outlets.
Twins
November 16
Japanese pitcher-outfielder Shohei Ohtani arrives for a press conferenc...

Twins could lure Japanese star Ohtani after voiding Dominican teen's deal

The termination of Jelfry Marte's contract is why the Twins have been identified last week as one of three teams with the ability to offer Japanese star Shohei Ohtani more than $3 million.
Twins
November 15

Molitor rewarded with American League's top manager award

Paul Molitor was chosen as the American League's top manager over two other finalists, each of whom led their teams to 100-win seasons
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Twins
November 15

Souhan: Twins almost had to explain why they let AL's top manager go

If Derek Falvey and Thad Levine had fired Paul Molitor, Tuesday would have become one of the more embarrassing days in Twins history.
Twins
November 14

American League Manager of the Year voting results

Here are the totals in the AL Manager of the Year voting:
Twins
November 14

Sano has surgery, will start rehab in New York

The operation on the Twins' third baseman was done in New York at the Hospital for Special Surgery. A rod was inserted to help strengthen Sano's lower left leg.
Twins
November 13

Falvey, Levine ready for second GM meetings as Twins bosses

Derek Falvey and Thad Levine spent much of last year's meetings getting a crash course on their own players. Now, they already have "a pretty good understanding" of what other teams covet.
Twins
November 11

Reusse: Dozier emulates Grant's credo about durability

It is harder to play through injuries these days than ever. But 50 years ago, Bud Grant came down from Winnipeg to coach the Vikings and soon was telling us durability was as important as ability.
Twins
November 11

Reusse: Halladay's death stings players he influenced, including Twins' May

Trevor May was a high school pitcher in Washington when he was selected in the fourth round of the 2008 draft by the Philadelphia Phillies. Soon after, he was exposed to Roy Halladay.
Twins
November 10

Twins' Buxton named Wilson Defensive Player of the Year

Sabermetrics determined the center fielder was the top defensive player in the major leagues this year.
Twins
November 8

'Hey, Doc. I'd love to talk': When athletes work on their mental game

Kyle Gibson of the Twins credits a sports psychology professional with helping to turn around his 2017 season, and other Minnesota athletes have worked on their mental game since they were teenagers.
Twins
November 8

Finest in the field: Buxton, Dozier win Gold Glove awards

It's the first time since Joe Mauer won as a catcher in 2010 that any Twins player has earned a Gold Glove, which is awarded for best defensive player at each position.
Twins
November 8

After firing by Twins, Mientkiewicz hired to manage Toledo Mud Hens

Doug Mientikiewicz will manage the Class AAA minor-league team in the Detroit organization, reestablishing his ties to former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire.
Twins
November 8
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Twins will let Tonkin leave to sign with team in Japan

The Twins will open another roster spot Wednesday by allowing righthanded reliever Michael Tonkin to sign a contract with the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters.
Twins
November 7
Minnesota Twins coach Rick Stelmaszek talked to catchers during Spring...

Souhan: RIP, Stelly. You could turn the mundane into the hilarious

'Stelly' helped a young baseball writer learn the game. More important, he treated people well and talked baseball like the savant and grassroots comedian that he was.

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