Pitching patience: Twins sign Pineda and look to lure Darvish

Pitching patience: Twins sign Pineda and look to lure Darvish

The Twins inked Michael Pineda, who underwent Tommy John surgery in July, to a two-year deal and have sent out vibes they are looking to add a top-tier starter like Yu Darvish.

Molitor: Twins have 'tremendous interest' in Yu Darvish

December 13
Molitor: Twins have 'tremendous interest' in Yu Darvish
As a mini-throng of Japanese media looked on, manager Paul Molitor was asked about the Twins interest in free agent righthander Yu Darvish.

RandBall: Pineda signing is another smart move by Twins

December 13
RandBall: Pineda signing is another smart move by Twins
Even if this ends up being more like a one-year, $10 million deal for 2019, that’s a good thing because Ervin Santana’s four-year deal expires after next season.
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December 13

Twins leave intriguing prospects unprotected for Rule 5 draft

There's a belief the Twins farm system is going to take a hit Thursday by the group left unprotected for the Rule 5 draft.
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December 13

Winter Confidential: Day 3 with the Twins at the winter meetings

Word spread on Tuesday when it was learned that righthander Tyler Chatwood had a clause in his contract that calls for a $2 million salary increase, from $12 million to $14 million, if he received one — one! — vote for Cy Young.
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December 13

Twins trying to sort out their options for closing games

The team is interested in veteran Fernando Rodney and former closer Brandon Kintzler among others, while knowing that a future closer could already be in the organization.
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December 12

Ohio writer wins baseball's Spink award; Reusse among three finalists

Star Tribune columnist was up for prestigious baseball writing award.
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December 12
Gabriel Moya(58) came in to finish the game 16-0.

Restocking their system gives Twins some trade pieces this winter

Trading for a starting pitcher could require multiple prospects — and the Twins might have enough to make things interesting after acquiring young talent over the last several months.
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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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December 12

Twins speak with Nicasio, Kintzler; injury updates on Hughes, Sano

The Twins were not close to a deal as of Tuesday night, but spent the day in meetings with agents and clubs.
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December 12

Five things to know about potential Twins trade target Archer

As the Twins ponder ways to bolster their starting rotation, the Rays pitcher in particular seems to make the most sense for them to pursue this offseason.
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December 12

Twins definitely have interest in Tampa Bay pitcher Chris Archer

Crafting a deal to land Archer would be the type of move that would fire up the Twin Cities. But it will take a package of prospects in order to land Archer.
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December 12

Winter Confidental: Twins' Winter Meetings suite looks vastly different

The Twins spent the first full day of the winter meetings talking to representatives of free agents, but they don't appear to be close to any deals.
Twins
December 11

Morris tells writers no hard feelings over years of Hall of Fame snubs

Jack Morris and Alan Trammell went through 15 years of rejection by baseball writers on their ballots before they were voted in by a 16-person Hall of Fame committee.
Twins
December 11

Twins look well-positioned to package prospects to land pitcher

The Twins spent Monday speaking with clubs and agents about upgrades for their pitching staff during the first full day of the winter meetings
Twins
December 11

Reusse: Morris makes 3-of-a-kind for St. Paul Hall of Famers

Jack Morris' call to Cooperstown means he will join Dave Winfield and Paul Molitor as St. Paul players forever donned in bronze.
Twins
December 11

Twins seek pitching upgrades; Jake Mauer explains split from Twins

With Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton off the market, a flurry of activity is expected this week at the winter meetings
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December 11

'They got it right.' Committee votes Morris into Hall of Fame

A group of former baseball executives, ex-players and members of the media honored St. Paul native Jack Morris by voting the 1991 Twins' World Series hero into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Twins
December 11

Results of Modern Baseball Era Ballot

Jack Morris received 14 of 16 votes. A look at the other candidates.
Twins
December 10

Winter confidential: Checking in from the MLB meetings

Relief pitchers will be a hot topic this week in Florida.
Twins
December 10

Twins have new look, new attitude heading into winter meetings

With an emerging core of position players, Twins executives head to Florida this week for the annual winter meetings looking to make moves that could help them gain ground in the American League
Twins
December 9

About the baseball winter meetings

It's the annual gathering of MLB team executives, where "hot stove" talk heats up.
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December 9

Jack Morris gets another shot at Baseball Hall of Fame

After falling short on the writers' ballot, his candidacy goes before the veterans committee.
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December 8

The 10 Hall of Fame candidates under consideration by the Modern Baseball Era committee

The Modern Baseball Era ballot contains 10 names that will be voted on Sunday by a 16-member committee at the winter meetings.

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