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Sonny Gray parlayed his strong season with the Twins into a large payday with the Cardinals.

Gray and Maeda are gone. So what's next for the Twins rotation?

The Twins have four top trade candidates, but they aren't likely to be attractive enough to acquire a high-end pitcher in return — and signing a prominent free agent is unlikely.

Ex-Twins pitcher Maeda gets two-year deal with Tigers, source says

November 27
Kenta Maeda went 6-8 with a 4.23 ERA with the Twins this year after missing the 2022 season because of Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery.
Free agent right-hander Kenta Maeda and the Detroit Tigers agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

Neal: Twins' quest for financial slimdown takes risky turn

November 25
Reliever Nick Anderson, with a career ERA of 2.93, was one of former Twins scout Bill Milos’ discoveries. Now Milos is out of a job.
An organization-wide strategic shift doesn't come without casualties.
November 22
Turkey of the Year: Time to sharpen the knives.

Patrick Reusse's 2023 Turkey of the Year winner is ...

Come for the sides, stay for the Turkey. The traditional feast is here.
November 21
Frank White threw out the first pitch before a Twins game.

White, Bremer will be honored by Twins at Diamond Awards

Frank White ran the team's RBI program for 23 years, and Dick Bremer was on the TV broadcast for 40 seasons.
November 21
Byron Buxton (25) and Carlos Correa (4) were signed as cornerstones of the Twins franchise.  How that plays out remains to be seen.

Twins mailbag: Broadcast deals, big contracts and shrinking payroll

With questions swirling around a shrinking payroll, fans wonder if a new TV deal could change the plan or if the front office will have to get creative.
November 20
Joe Mauer saluted Twins fans during his final game with the Twins in 2018.

Headed for Cooperstown? Mauer added to Hall of Fame ballot

Joe Mauer, who spent his 15-year major league career with his hometown Twins, is one of 12 new names appearing on the ballot for the 2024 Baseball Hall of Fame.
November 17
Torii Hunter and Michael Cuddyer are special coaches for the Twins; they enjoyed a laugh during spring training in 2020.

Neal: Torii Hunter as Angels manager would've made for a grand reunion

Matthew LeCroy and LaTroy Hawkins could have been a very strong coaching staff that would have demanded excellence ... and a few pranks.
Mudonna and T.C. Bear joined St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter for the ceremonial first pitch at the St. Paul Saints home opener last season.
Minnesota Twins minor-league guide Minnesota Twins farm system directory
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Want to follow the St. Paul Saints and the other Minnesota Twins baseball minor-league affiliates. Here's where to find information on all of the organization's teams.
November 17
Donovan Solano and Kyle Farmer of the Twins celebrated a Farmer home run in April.

At non-tender deadline, Twins extend offers to all seven eligible players

Kyle Farmer, Ryan Jeffers, Caleb Thielbar and Alex Kirilloff are among the players the Twins kept under their control.
November 16
Allie and Rocco Baldelli welcomed twins to their family: Enzo and Nino.

Souhan: Baldelli on Twins, rocking his twins and rockin' Target Field

Relaxing in Rhode Island? Only a little for Twins manager Rocco Baldelii, with young twins in his hands and his other young Twins on his mind.
November 16
Hammond Stadium is home to the Twins during spring training.

Twins facilities in Fort Myers are renamed Lee Health Sports Complex

The team has two minor league teams playing at the site in Florida, where they also hold spring training.
The worst: Kevin Slowey and the 2011 duds. The best: Kirby, Jack and the ’91ers.
Minnesota Twins history Reusse: Grading all 62 Minnesota Twins seasons — the all-time best, meh and worst
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You can probably guess the top two. And you might remember some of the F's. Only Patrick Reusse, in attendance on the Minnesota Twins' first day in 1961, can grade them all.
November 16
As TV gets more fragmented, is there a case to be made for sticking together in a streaming world?

Should Minnesota's pro sports teams bundle into one streaming service?

A bankruptcy judge approved a plan that will essentially put NBA teams — and soon NHL teams — in control of their local TV rights after this season. Is there any way the Wolves, Wild and Twins could work together?
November 16
Minnesota Twins players celebrate at the end of the Game 2 of the Wild Card series, Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn.

Twins TV situation: Yes, it will affect the team's 2024 payroll

The Twins will have less room for error in roster decisions for next year, and the unsettled TV situation is the cause. Baseball writer Phil Miller joins host Michael Rand. Also, don't sweat the Wolves loss to the Suns.
November 15
Bally Sports North will continue to televise Timberwolves games this season, and likely those of the Wild. But Twins broadcasts are up in the air.

Bally Sports North will televise Wolves; Twins' TV future unclear

A federal bankruptcy judge's ruling keeps Wolves games on TV this season, and likely those of the Wild. But the Twins could face a financial hit.
Luis Arraez became the fifth different Twin to win the American League batting title Wednesday, joining (clockwise from top left) Tony Oliva, Rod Care
Minnesota Twins batting champs Luis Arraez joins four other Minnesota Twins as AL batting champions
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Luis Arraez's crown is the 15th batting title won by five Minnesota Twins players. Rod Carew won the most titles as a Twin with seven. Here's the complete list:
November 14
Sonny Gray left Game 3 of the ALDS against Houston in October in what was likely his final mound appearance for the Twins.

Gray a free agent after rejecting Twins offer; two added to roster

Sonny Gray is testing free agency for the first time in his career and the expectation is he will command at least $20 million per year in a multiyear deal. .
November 10
Max Kepler had an impressive second half of the season for the Twins, but he may need to be traded for payroll purposes.

Neal: Here are 5 offseason to-dos for Twins as payroll drops

As the team deals with limited spending ability, two productive players should be on the trading block.
November 9
Center fielder Austin Martin could fit into the Twins’ plans in 2024.

Three Twins offseason concerns — and how they could be solved

The Twins are looking outside of their current roster to fill three areas of concern — and will need to be creative because of their intention to cut the payroll for 2024.
November 8
Kyle Farmer had a strong season for the Twins after coming over from the Cincinnati Reds.

How will the Twins navigate the offseason with a reduced payroll?

Kyle Farmer, Jorge Polanco and Max Kepler might be on the trading block as the offseason "Hot Stove League" commences.
November 8
Remember those Twins? Yennier Cano finished second in MLB in holds with the Orioles, Mitch Garver won a World Series in Texas and Josh Donaldson hit .

Remember them? Tracking 107 ex-Twins who played elsewhere in 2023.

Luis Arraez won a batting title in Miami, Mitch Garver, Robbie Grossman and Martín Pérez won World Series rings with Texas, and that's just the top of the iceberg.
November 7
Twins President of Baseball Operations Derek Falvey at the MLB General Managers Meetings in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Tuesday.

Falvey: Twins expect to carry lower payroll in 2024 season

The loss of the Diamond Sports Group TV contract means there will be less money to spend than this season, when the team had a record $156 million payroll.
November 6
Judge Harry Crump, the judge credited with saving the Minnesota Twins, has died.

Judge Harry Crump, who saved Twins from contraction, dies at 85

Judge Harry Crump issued an injunction two decades ago to stop MLB owners from eliminating the Twins as part of a contraction plan.
November 6
Twins starter Sonny Gray’s strong 2023 season put him near the top of the free agent market during baseball’s offseason.

With qualifying offer, Twins stay in the hunt to keep Sonny Gray

Gray finished 2023 with an 8-8 record and a 2.79 ERA in 32 starts and is considered one of the top available free agent pitchers. The next move is up to the pitcher.
November 6
Yunior Severino of the Twins during spring training.

Twins add minor-league home run leader, catcher to 40-man roster

Yunior Severino led all minor leaguers with 35 home runs, 24 at Class AA Wichita and 11 at Class AAA St. Paul, while posting a .272 batting average