Randball
December 2, 2021
Dylan Bundy after giving up a home run at Target Field to Max Kepler in 2018.

Dylan Bundy's signing raises question: Did Twins learn anything?

Free agent pitcher Dylan Bundy, who was signed Wednesday, has some upside. But his recent track record suggests he has more downside.
Twins
December 2, 2021
At a Target Field news conference Wednesday, Twins center fielder Byron Buxton said he tries not to overthink each trip to the plate. That’s what ML

Reusse: Buxton's hitting theory goes against MLB's lethargic pace

With MLB's mind-numbing march of pitchers, and minute after minute without seeing a ball in play, it was refreshing to hear Byron Buxton on hitting: "See the ball, hit the ball."
Twins
December 2, 2021
Dylan Bundy

Twins sign starting pitcher Bundy, former first-round pick

Dylan Bundy had a promising 2020 season with the Los Angeles Angels before struggling last summer. He'll get a fresh start with the Twins.
Twins
December 2, 2021
The Twins first made a contract extension offer to center fielder Byron Buxton in March of 2017 before reaching an agreement on a seven-year, $100 mil

Lengthy, lucrative contract shows loyalty between Buxton, Twins

With higher-payroll teams in the bidding, Byron Buxton would likely have gotten richer offers had he waited to become a free agent after next season despite his injury history.
Twins
December 1, 2021
Twins bosses Derek Falvey, left, and Thad Levine flanked Byron Buxton after signing him to a $100 million contract extension Wednesday. They’ll focu

After memorable day of signings, Twins bosses prepare for lockout

Minor league player development and amateur scouting can go on unaffected if there is no new labor agreement.
Twins
December 1, 2021
Byron Buxton’s smile was easy to spot during Wednesday’s press conference at Target Field.

Buxton's biggest goal after signing Twins deal: 'Win as many rings as I can'

The Twins formally announced the signing of their center fielder to a 7-year, $100 million deal. "This is a special place for me. This is a special place for my family," Byron Buxton said.
Twins
December 1, 2021
Byron Buxton hugged Paul Molitor, his first Twins manager, after a press conference Wednesday at Target Field.

Molitor, Buxton's first Twins manager, still shares lessons on overcoming injuries

"You deserve this,'' Paul Molitor said to the Twins' $100 million center fielder Wednesday.
Twins
December 1, 2021
Twins President of Baseball Operations Derek Falvey and center fielder Byron Buxton during Wednesday’s press conference at Target Field.

Watch Buxton's press conference on his new $100 million contract

Byron Buxton and the Twins held a press conference to officially announce his new seven-year, $100 million contract. Tap here to watch it.
Twins
December 1, 2021
Veteran righthander Tyler Duffey avoided arbitration with the Twins by signing a $3.8 million contract for the 2022 season.

Twins sign Duffey, Thielbar, Cotton. Offer contracts to three players, release three

The Twins offered contracts to Taylor Rogers, Mitch Garver and Luis Arraez while sending three others to free agency, including a player claimed on waivers only hours earlier.
Twins
December 1, 2021
Twins center fielder Byron Buxton has the skills to be in MVP contention every season — if he’s healthy — and his new contract contains incentiv

Neal: Why Buxton's biggest contract bonuses are troublesome to me

Baseball writers take their MVP votes seriously, and the reported bonuses for Twins center fielder Byron Buxton will create conflicts of interest, both real and imagined.
Twins
November 30, 2021
Byron Buxton is one of the most talented baseball players on the planet.

Souhan: $100 million deal is a win for both Buxton and the Twins

The seven-year contract makes all kinds of sense for both sides. Next up: Find a few pitchers so the Twins can be competitive in 2022.
Twins
November 30, 2021
Left-hander Taylor Rogers could earn more than $6 million in his final Twins season before free agency.

Twins face contract decisions today on Rogers, Garver, others for 2022

Eight players are eligible for contract arbitration and the Twins must decide by 7 p.m. — the deadline for offering 2022 contracts — whether they want to spend the money to keep them.
Randball
November 29, 2021
Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton signed autographs for fans. 


 

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With nine-figure deal, Buxton will face Mauer-like levels of scrutiny

Already a heavily scrutinized athlete, Byron Buxton will now enter a new phase of rigorous inspection on a nearly pitch-by-pitch basis.
Twins
November 29, 2021
Byron Buxton’s new contract is for seven years and will pay him $100 million in salary and many potential bonuses.

Buxton agrees to 7-year, $100 million deal loaded with potential bonuses

Byron Buxton agreed to a new contract Sunday, checking off the Twins' major offseason agenda item before MLB heads into a potential work stoppage this week.
Sports
November 27, 2021
Alex Rodriguez

Neal: A-Rod doesn't deserve to be in Baseball Hall of Fame

3-2 Pitch: There's at least one vote Alex Rodriguez won't be getting when he appears on the Cooperstown ballot for the first time.
Sports
November 26, 2021
Minnesota Twins' Byron Buxton celebrates with teammates after hitting a solo home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Ind

Will Twins spend enough to win? And will they trade Buxton?

Phil Miller joins Michael Rand on the Daily Delivery podcast for a look at the offseason. The Twins should have about to $50 million to spend on the open market. But the biggest question may be Byron Buxton's future.
Sports
November 25, 2021
Turkey of the Year: Time to sharpen the knives.

Patrick Reusse's 2021 Turkey of the Year winner is ...

Last year, we demanded the Turkey make a comeback. This year, The Chairman agrees: The Turkey of the Year is here to stay.
Twins
November 24, 2021
Willians Astudillo

Astudillo clears release waivers, will head to baseball's open market

Popular Twin Willians Astudillo was designated for assignment last week. Pitcher Charlie Barnes also cleared waivers and was assigned to Class AAA St. Paul.
Twins
November 23, 2021
Josh Donaldson will earn $21 million next season.

Heading into next season, Twins could have $50 million to spend

Pitching and shortstop are areas of immediate need, and the team expects to spend up to last year's payroll of about $125 million.
Twins
November 22, 2021
Jorge Polanco was the Twins’ MVP last season, and is in the middle of a five-year, $27.5 million contract.

Chart: A look at every contract on the Twins' roster for 2022

Josh Donaldson eats up a big share of the pie, and seven veterans are under contract, with nine others headed to arbitration.