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  1. Will Posey end up at first base?

    Doug Mittler

    The San Francisco Giants could borrow a page out of the Minnesota Twins' playbook and move a high-priced power-hitting catcher to a new position. Joe Mauer is no longer a catcher for the Twins, and the Giants could consider a similar move for B...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  2. Buxton's timetable for 2015

    Doug Mittler

    As expected, the Minnesota Twins will play it safe with top prospect Byron Buxton, who suffered a concussion in a scary outfield collision last week while playing for Double-A New Britain. Twins general manager Terry Ryan conceded Monday that Bux...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  3. When will Hicks get another chance?

    Doug Mittler

    While Aaron Hicks patiently waits for a promotion, center field has been a merry-go-round for the Minnesota Twins. Hicks, demoted to the minors in late June with a .198 batting average and .262 slugging percentage, was bypassed again Sunday when t...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  4. Twins to shop Kendrys Morales?

    Doug Mittler

    The Minnesota Twins have considered themselves legitimate postseason contenders (at least publicly), but 15 losses 22 games provided a sobering dose of reality. It could be time for the Twins to become sellers once the All-Star Game festivities concl...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  5. Twins to showcase Willingham?

    Doug Mittler

    One of baseball's biggest surprises in April was Chris Colabello, who batted .295/.343/.484 with three homers and 27 RBI in April. But he's gone hitless in his last 22 at-bats and was sent back to the minors Sunday as part of a series of roster move...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  6. Twins to bench Florimon?

    Doug Mittler

    The Minnesota Twins love the defense that Pedro Florimon provides at shortstop, but they may finally have run out of patience with his bat. "All indications are that Florimon, batting .150, has exhausted all chances of remaining the starter," r...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  7. The market for Bronson Arroyo

    Doug Mittler

    There was plenty of buzz at the MLB winter meetings regarding free agent Bronson Arroyo, but like many of the prominent free agent starters, he entered the new year without a contract. The odds of Arroyo remaining in Cincinnati may be declining as...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  8. Monday Roundup: Thome's future

    Doug Mittler

    Calling it quits is rarely an easy thing to do for a professional baseball player, especially one that loves the game as much as Jim Thome. The owner of 612 career owners admitted as much on Monday morning, saying in an interview on MLB Network tha...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  9. Bucs pursuing Bronson Arroyo?

    Doug Mittler

    It has been a quiet offseason so far for the Pittsburgh Pirates, but they could be looking to make a move on free agent Bronson Arroyo. Arroyo's agent, Terry Bross, already has a meeting scheduled with the Pirates to discuss a multi-year deal with...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  10. New MLB playoff format lowers the bar

    Doug Mittler

    At this week's owners meetings, Bug Selig indicated he would like to move ahead with expanding the playoffs. The commissioner should study the last few seasons before making that decision, because there would surely be some unintended consequences.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2010