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  1. Twins looking for a reliever?

    Doug Mittler

    The Minnesota Twins may not be done looking for pitching after reaching an agreement with Ervin Santana on a reported four-year, $55 million deal. Santana went 14-10 last season with an ERA of 3.95 in his one season with the Atlanta Braves. He i...

    Blog | December 13, 2014
  2. More teams interested in Gee?

    Doug Mittler

    Add the San Diego Padres to the list of teams at least "kicking the tires" on Dillon Gee and/or Jonathon Niese, a source told Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. Rubin says the Mets prefer to trade Gee and no deal is considered imminent. The Texas ...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  3. Latest on Twins' managerial search

    Doug Mittler

    Give the Minnesota Twins credit for doing due diligence in their managerial search. It has been nearly a month since Ron Gardenhire was fired, and the club is still conducting interviews. According to various reports, including this one from Mike...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  4. Rays manager by Thanksgiving?

    Doug Mittler

    The Tampa Bay Rays may have been caught off guard by last week's departure of Joe Maddon, but they will not be rushed into naming a new manager. Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Tribune reports new president of baseball operations Matt Silverman and ...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  5. How Twins could cut corners

    Doug Mittler

    The Minnesota Twins have entered the offseason with little financial margin for error, and that will make for some difficult decisions regarding the back end of the roster. "The 2015 payroll is likely to be much closer to the $86 million the Twin...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  6. Hale was a candidate for Twins' job

    Doug Mittler

    The Minnesota Twins are taking their time in deciding on a new manager, and the deliberate pace cost them a shot at hiring Chris Hale. Hale, the bench coach of the Oakland Athletics who was drafted by the Twins back in 1987, was named the new ski...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  7. Evidence suggests the famed "Moneyball" mindset has run its cours...

    Doug Mittler

    Doug Mittler lays out recent evidence suggesting that the teams that have succeeded in recent playoffs and during the regular season are the teams that have a more aggressive approach at the plate, then details why they might have that approach.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  8. Will Roenicke survive in Milwaukee?

    Doug Mittler

    Ron Roenicke is the manager of the Milwaukee Brewers, at least for now. The Brewers were a first-place team for the first five months of the season before a 9-22 finish dropped them clear out of the playoffs. The seat under Roenicke would appear ...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  9. Who replaces Gardenhire?

    Doug Mittler

    The Minnesota Twins are looking to hire just their third manager since the Reagan Administration following the decision of general manager Terry Ryan to part ways with Ron Gardenhire on Monday. Gardenhire was dismissed following four consecutive...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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