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The Littell DilemmaRoster management is such a key component for a front office. There is a 26-man roster.

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Most Valuable Non-Prospect Pitching Trade PiecesMore often than not we tie top prospects to big name trades because of their potential and years of team control remaining.

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Who could be the Twins' Randy Arozarena?posted in Twins Daily Front Page Articles: There has arguably been no better story in the 2020 MLB playoffs than the emergence of Tampa Bay Rays' outfielder Randy Arozarena out of obscurity and into the collective baseball zeitgeist.

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Grading the 2020 Twins: Caleb ThielbarAs we did last offseason, Twinkie Town writers are grading player who appeared in a game for the 2020 Minnesota Twins.

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Minnesota Twins: Nelson Cruz worth a two year dealNelson Cruz wants to remain with the Minnesota Twins and he wants a two year contract.

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Cruz, Buxton each win two awards from Twin Cities baseball writersThe Twins, in conjunction with the Twin Cities Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America, announced the winners of the annual Diamond Awards on Friday morning.

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Graterol lives up to Twins' World Series dreamsMinnesota's former top pitching prospect throws seven pitches in his World Series debut, six of them topping 100 mph.

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Here's What a Postseason Start Looks Like in 2020The information below is from all rounds of the 2020 postseason leading up to, but not including the World Series so far.

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Play with the Twins' Payroll at TwinsPayroll.comThe Twins are facing at least six big decisions this offseason, so weve set up a google sheet at TwinsPayroll.com where you can answer those questions, and many more.

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Red Sox interview Twins bench coach Mike Bell for managerial jobJames Rowson, former Twins hitting coach, also among several candidates for Boston job after Ron Roenicke's firing.

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Red Sox Interview Luis Urueta, Don Kelly, Skip Schumaker, James RowsonThe Red Sox have interviewed Diamondbacks bench coach Luis Urueta as part of their managerial search.

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Graterol lives up to Twins' World Series dreamsARLINGTON, Texas — It actually happened on Friday, and it was just as overwhelming as Twins fans had fantasized about.

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Twins announce Diamond Award winners, change in formatThe awards keep coming for Nelson Cruz. A day after being named the Marvin Miller Man of the Year by his peers, Cruz was given both the Most Valuable Twin Award and the Bob Allison Award for leader...

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Press release: Twins, BBWAA announce 2020 Diamond Awards winnersMinneapolis/St. Paul, MN \-\ - The Minnesota Twins today announced the recipients of the Diamond Awards, their annual awards for the 2020 season based on voting conducted by the Twin Cities Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America and the Twins Community Fund Board of Directors.

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Minnesota Twins Nelson Cruz Named MLB Man of the YearThe Minnesota Twins took home the AL Central title in 2020 and now some of their players are taking home some individual awards as well.

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Nelson Cruz Reportedly Seeking Two-Year DealTwins DH Nelson Cruz is a free agent this winter and reportedly looking for a two-year deal.

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Gabbing w/ Gamble: Who was the 2020 Twins Rookie of the Year?Of these 12, we can immediately cross off most of the names. Edwar Colina, Sean Poppen, Aaron Whitefield, Lewis Thorpe, Devin Smeltzer, and Travis Blankenhorn all appeared in less than ten games, to varying rates of success.

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Twins, BBWAA announce Diamond Awards winnersLike much else in 2020, the Twins' annual celebration of the Diamond Awards will have a considerably different look this year.

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Diamond AwardsThe Official Site of Major League Baseball.

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Could regional differences of opinion on Minnesota's handling of COVID offer the GOP an opportunity?But there are big differences when it comes to how the response is viewed among Twin Cities voters and how it's seen in the suburbs and Greater Minnesota.

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Nelson Cruz, Byron Buxton each win two awards from Twin Cities baseball writersNelson Cruz was named the team MP and won a leadership award; Byron Buxton won for his defensive play and community service.

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Ice Castles Not Returning To Minnesota This Winter Due To COVID-19 PandemicA popular winter attraction will not be returning to the Twin Cities this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Twins Free Agent Targets: Catcher and InfieldOn Thursday nights episode of Offseason Live I was joined by Andrew Gebo and David Youngs.

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Re-Creating the Bullpen in the AggregateGiambi was an incredible player who held an eye-popping.477 OBP in 2001. There wasn't a snowball's chance in hell that the A's could get a similar player at their budget so they decided to reconcile his loss with the other two position players...

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Minnesota Twins: Handing out Season Grades for the InfieldThe 2020 Minnesota Twins season is now complete, so it's time to complete the grades with a look at the infield that took a step back in the shortened year.

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Designated Hitter Gets New Wrench for Twins in 2021Image courtesy of Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports The Star Tribune's LaVelle E. Neal is hearing that the DH will revert back to an American League only rule in 2021.

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Twins win!Well, we know that one Twin won: Nelson Cruz was awarded the Marvin Miller Man of the Year award for his "leadership on the field and in the community." Not only has Cruz shown the world continued prowess at the plate, but he has also been a humanitarian and advocate for his native Dominican Republic.

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Twins' Nelson Cruz Wins Marvin Miller Man Of The Year Award For LeadershipNEW YOIRK — Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz was voted Marvin Miller Man of the Year and Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was picked as Player of the Year in annual Players Choice award voting by the Major League Baseball Players Association.

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Nelson Cruz honored as Marvin Miller Man of the YearNelson Cruz’s peers have recognized him as the player who they “most respect based on his leadership on the field and in the community” by voting him as the Marvin Miller Man of the Year.

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Nelson Cruz, Freddie Freeman winners at Players Choice AwardsMinnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz was voted Marvin Miller Man of the Year and Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was picked as Player of the Year in annual Players Choice award voting by the Major League Baseball Players Association.

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Nelson Cruz wins leadership award from baseball's players unionCruz has been named the winner of baseball's Marvin Miller Award, which is given by the players union for leadership on the field and in the community.

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Poll reveals stark divisions between Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota voters on critical issues"Place is becoming a political identity now, " says the University of Minnesota Duluth's Cynthia Rugeley.

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Coronavirus Thursday update: 20 more Minnesota deaths and 1,574 new infectionsMinnesota reported another 20 fatalities from COVID-19 and 1,574 new infections were recorded by the state Department of Health.

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Ranking the Twins Top 5 Prospects at Instructional CampImage courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins Daily 5. RHP Matt Canterino: 2019 Stats : 1.44 ERA, 0.64 WHIP, 31 K, 8 BB, 25 IP: After being a three-year starter at Rice, Canterino was the Twins second-round pick in 2019.

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Let's Get Creative: Pushing Jorge Polanco to the Utility Role?It's very difficult to evaluate and project Jorge Polanco. He hit a solid but not spectacular.272/.329/.420 in 288 games before his breakout 2019 where he exploded for 69 extra-base hits.

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Minnesota Twins: Comparing the 2000s Twins against the 2010s TwinsWith the 2010s decade closed off after this season, we compare the 2000s Minnesota Twins vs. the 2010s Minnesota Twins to see which decade was best!

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Time for some positivityIt's not all doom-and-gloom in Twins Territory.

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Twins Face 2 Pivotal Decisions in ArbitrationOn Tuesday nights episode of Offseason Live, I talked through each of the Twins players with Matt Braun and Matthew Trueblood.

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Former Twins in the World SeriesWhich former Twins could soon be World Champions?

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Ex-Minnesota Wild Player Is Selling His Twin Cities HomeEDINA, MN — Former Minnesota Wild player Eric Staal is selling his Edina home. Staal was recently traded from the Wild to the Buffalo Sabers.

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Close and Personal Friend: The Baseball Legacy of Sid HartmanMinnesota lost a close, personal friend and arguably it's most storied journalist on Sunday. Sid Hartman transitioned over to the Field of Dreams, passing away at the age of 100.Hartman touched the lives of athletes, coaches, and fans across th...

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Minnesota Twins: Handing out Grades for the Outfield and DHThe 2020 Minnesota Twins season is now complete, so it's time to pass out grades to an outfield that was banged up for most of the year.

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Twins Could Target the Other Free Agent Starting PitcherImage courtesy of Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The former Blue Jays starter didn't pitch in 2020, and he used some shrewd maneuvering to benefit himself for 2021.

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A Minnesota sports legend gone at the age of 100Sid Hartman a Minnesota legend and Minnesota sports columnist, radio personality and an old-school home team booster who once ran the NBA's Minneapolis Lakers and achieved nearly as much celebrity as some of the athletes he covered died at the age of 100 on October 18, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Minnesota Twins: 3 Things Twins Fans can root for in the 2020 Fall ClassicAlthough the Minnesota Twins won't be competing in the 2020 World Series, there is still a lot for Twins fans to root for in this year's Fall Classic.

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Early season snow arrives in Twin Cities metro, greater MinnesotaEarly season snow is on the way for the Twin Cities metro and much of Greater Minnesota.

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What should the Twins learn from Tampa Bay's road to the World Series?In terms of pure comparisons, Atlanta in the NL is a more natural fit when it comes to measuring postseason frustration with the Twins.

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"Mental Toughness" and the Twins' playoff streakAn exploration into what folks think mental toughness is and how to end the worst streak in sports history.

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Grading the 2020 Twins: Miguel SanoAnother notch for the plus column though—he finally was healthy. Sure, he suffered the sort of bumps'n'bruises that all baseball players do, but he was available consistently, and played in 53 out of 60 games, and 52 of those at first.

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Five things the Twins could learn from the AL champion RaysThe 2020 postseason ended for the Twins in familiarly frustrating fashion - with a sweep that was as meek as it was disappointing.

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Offseason Trade Target: Fixing Jon Gray's SliderImage courtesy of Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports The 2020 season did not go well for plenty of players as the Twins saw with Jake Odorizzi.

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How to swindle a stadium deal: "Throw A Billion Dollars From The Helicopter" film explainsA recent documentary shows how the sausage gets made, Globe Life Field style.

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Gophers baseball launches Virtual Scout WeekBecause of COVID-19, the the Gophers baseball team won’t be able to welcome scouts onto campus this fall.

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Five offseason issues for the TwinsThe 2020 Major League Baseball season was a season like none other. The 2020 offseason figures to be the same with questions about what next season might look like, how COVID-19 will affect spending, what rule changes from this year might remain in place and so on and so forth.

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I'm tired and I'm not going to take it anymoreEvery winter I tell my closest friends that we should trade Byron Buxton. Then, I suffer through the slings and arrows of those who inform me that he has possibly the greatest potential of any athlete in any, ever.

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Minnesota Twins MVP Award, Twinkie Town style!A trio of candidates stand out from the rest of the roster.

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Monday Morning Minnesota: Still waiting for the offseason editionTwins beat reporter Do-Hyoung Park's mailbag is worth a read to see his take on big questions like the chances of Eddie Rosario being a Twin in 2021.

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Twinkie Town staff submits their votes for Twins MVP. Who is your choice?Twinkie Town writers submitted their selection for the Twins’ 2020 MVP and their argument as to why that player is deserving of the award.

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The Nastiest Pitch of the Twins' 2020 SeasonSometimes the batter ends up corkscrewing themself into the ground after sitting fastball only to see a changeup come out of the pitcher's hand; other times it's a slider that ultimately leaves them staring off into space as the bat swords off...

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Should The Twins Shop Miguel Sano?Miguel Sano is Good:I love Miguel Sano, and you should too. Trading him should make you nervous if you remember a man named David Ortiz.

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Twins statement on the passing of Sid HartmanThe entire Minnesota Twins organization is saddened by the death of legendary sports personality Sid Hartman, who passed away today at age 100.

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Sid Hartman, Legendary Minnesota Sports Journalist, Dies At Age 100The iconic newsman appreciated his long career, because he appreciated where he came from.

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Behind the Dish: Twins Catchers in 20212020 was supposed to be the year of Mitch Garver. Following a breakout year in 2019 highlighted by Silver Slugger honors, it seemed as if nothing could stop the craft beer loving, New Mexico State alum.

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It's tough to be the RaysThe Tampa Bay Rays, one of the more uniquely run organizations in baseball, have reached the World Series.

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Legendary sports columnist Sid Hartman passes away at 100The long-time Star Tribune sports reporter's last column was published today.

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VIDEO: 2020 Minnesota Twins HighlightsWhen the Twins return to Target Field in 2021 there will be a new banner flying.

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Grading the 2020 Twins: Taylor Rogers' drop from the top echelon of closersI followed one, Austin Thune's MLB: The Show simulation. During Austin's season, the video game version of Rogers struggled as closer, blowing seven saves before being replaced by the pixels and programming representing Trevor May.

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Rival Roundup: Offseason EditionTechnically it's the Postseason edition. Please complain in the comments below.

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Should These Twins Free Agents Stay or Go?On Thursday nights episode of Offseason Live, I chatted with fellow Twins Daily writers Matthew Taylor and David Youngs about the players hitting free agency this winter.

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Reusse: All I want for my 75th birthday is these three into the Twins Hall of FameThe Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame, started with their 40th season in 2000, never can be a satisfying look at the franchise's history as long as three glaring omissions remain from the 1960s.

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Plato's Cave: A 2020 Baseball AllegoryA group of people have been chained in a cave their entire lives. They face a blank wall and only see the shadows projected onto it from objects passing in front of an unseen fire.

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Gabbing w/ Gamble: Who should the Twins bring back?Clippard and Romo trended in opposite directions as the season went on, as Clippard remained rock-solid all year, putting up excellent numbers, while Romo struggled with inherited runners and had a few bad outings towards the end of the season.

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2020 Scenes From Intern EvanThe 2020 Twins season from the eye of photography intern Evan Triplett.

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Twins Daily 2020 Awards: Most Valuable PlayerImage courtesy of Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Nelson Cruz looked like the runaway winner of this award for much of the season.

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The Twins Are Making Other Teams Do All The WorkI got into a Twitter argument the other day about the Twins. Typically this is far from a notable event but for the first time in the recorded history of the internet, I actually reflected on what was said in the conversation.

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The Payroll Question to Answer for the 2021 TwinsImage courtesy of Jordan Johnson-USA TODAY Sports It's completely tone deaf to suggest that owning a major league sports franchise is a losing business venture, the reality is that revenues won't be at their traditional levels in 2020.

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Minnesota Twins' Nelson Cruz finalist for Hank Aaron AwardThe slugger can add some more hardware to his trophy case.

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Twins Mailbag: Trade options, hot seats, catching plans and prospect timelinesA busy offseason looms for the Twins. We answer your questions on what comes next.

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Grading the 2020 Minnesota Twins: Josh DonaldsonGrading the 2020 Twins: Josh Donaldson How did the Bringer of Rain's season shake out?

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Thursday Morning Minnesota: Waiting for the off season editionHe also did a bunch of links earlier, and they are way better than mine because finding good links about a team not playing baseball while other teams still are playing baseball is very hard.

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The Minnesota Twins Saved Runs By Going All InAdmittedly, pulling the infield in is nothing new. With no exact origin story, the alignment likely began when the first runner reached third base at Elysian Fields.

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Minnesota Twins: Handing out Grades for the BullpenThe 2020 Minnesota Twins season is now complete, so it's time to pass out grades to a bullpen that had its ups and downs this season.

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Twins Daily 2020 Awards: Best PitcherVoting for pitcher of the year can be difficult. How do you compare a starting pitcher who may work 160-200 innings to a top relief pitcher who might throw 60 innings, but most of them are very high leverage?

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5 Things the Twins shouldn't do this offseasonWe find ourselves again in an offseason after the Twins botched their trip to the postseason.

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Josh Donaldson Continues to Call Out Umpires, Is He Right?Image courtesy of Jordan Johnson-USA TODAY Sports Former Twins player Trevor Plouffe started the conversation on Twitter when he brought up the fact that umpires "aren't held accountable" and thy have "as much job protection as a Supreme Court justice." Josh Donaldson responded by saying, "It's embarrassing."

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Twins' Nelson Cruz named Hank Aaron Award nomineeTwins designated hitter Nelson Cruz was named a Hank Aaron Award nominee on Wednesday, one of seven American League hitters still being considered for the award given annually to the best hitter in each league.

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Twins' pending free agents most likely to be back in 2021While the front office and manager are entrenched and aren't going anywhere — nor should they — the men who actually participate in the games will almost surely see some significant turnover prior to Spring Training 2021.

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Sioux Falls Canaries are up for saleAccording to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, owners Mark Ogren and Tom Garrity are looking to sell the team to local investors so that the team has a better area presence.

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Welcome to the Majors. Your Season Is on the Line.Before this year, only two players had made their M.L.B. debuts in postseason games. In 2020, three have done so, thanks to an expanded playoff format.

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Be the Victor: The Philosophy of Corey KoskieCorey Koskie was in a pickle. The fan-favorite retired Twins third baseman was retired and cutting his teeth in the business world as a Planet Fitness franchisee in the Twin Cities.

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Twins' Payroll Points to Six Big DecisionsStill, through the crud, we can see the Twins wrestling with six big decisions. The first is the biggest, and everything else is dependent on it:Decision 1: How much will the Twins budget in player payroll next year?

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Twins Daily 2020 Awards: Most Improved PlayerImage courtesy of Peter Aiken, USA Today Most Improved. It is a difficult award to vote on, and this year that was certainly the case.

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Minnesota Should Plunder Another Pirates PitcherImage courtesy of Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports As a former first round pick, Musgrove is now a part of his third organization.

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Minnesota Twins 2020-21 International Signing PreviewThe top prospects to know for the Twins upcoming Jan. 15 international signing class.

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Grading the 2020 Twins: Marwin GonzalezJack of all trades, master of none—is that good enough?

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Joe Morgan, and his ongoing effect on baseballHall of Famer Joe Morgan passed away today. Known as one of the pistons in the Big Red Machine of the 70s, he experienced even more fame as the color man in ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball booth.

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Twins shortstop Polanco has ankle surgeryThe 27-year-old had a similar procedure last year following his All-Star season.

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Twins Shortstop Jorge Polanco Undergoes Another Post-Season Ankle SurgeryMinnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco is recovering from surgery on his right ankle for a second straight offseason.

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AL Central Aftermath: What's Next?Cleveland IndiansWhat went right? The Indians seemed to be set up well to find a way to win.

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Minnesota Twins SS Jorge Polanco again undergoes ankle surgeryTwins shortstop Jorge Polanco underwent a cleanup procedure on his right ankle for the second straight offseason.

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Twins Daily 2020 Awards: Rookie of the YearImage courtesy of Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports There is always much to learn for a rookie first entering the big-league ranks, but it's a steeper curve for catchers.

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Twins SS Polanco has ankle surgery in 2nd straight offseasonMINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco is recovering from surgery on his right ankle for a second straight offseason.

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For second straight offseason, Jorge Polanco undergoes ankle surgeryFor the second straight offseason — and second time in less than a year — Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco has had surgery to address his bothersome right ankle.

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Minnesota Twins: What Could Have Been in a Shortened SeasonThe Minnesota Twins had everything in front of them but inconsistent hitting led to a two-game home sweep and many questions going into 2021.

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Job Posting: Minnesota Twins Baseball Research FellowOperationsReports To: Director, Baseball ResearchStart Date: Start dates are flexible between January and August 2021Application will be accepted until October 30, 2020.

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Twinkie Town Talk: The last 2004 Twin still playing baseballStuff you may have missed: We started grading the 2020 Twins with Kenta Maeda. Mitch Garver and Nelson Cruz.

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The Year That Never WasThe 2020 Twins were set to be unique in the lineage of other Twins teams.

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3 Promising Stats from the Twins Top 3 Returning StartersImage courtesy of David Berding and Bruce Kluckhohn, USA Today Kenta Maeda led the Twins in innings with 66 ⅔, but issued only 10 walks with zero hit-by-pitches and zero wild pitches.

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The 2020 All-AL Central TeamOutlined below is how the All-AL Central Team shook out, with the best player from the AL Central recognized at each position.

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Grading the 2020 Minnesota Twins: Nelson CruzLast year I graded Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz and while last year was pretty cut and dry on his grade, this year is probably about the same.

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Understandably so, Minnesota Twins fans are less confident after the team is swept in the Wild Card roundBecause, you know, the Twins are not good in the postseason.

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The Twins Should Pursue Starting Pitching Aggressively in the Trade Market This OffseasonOffseason acquisitions Kenta Maeda, Matt Wisler, and Caleb Theilbar burned the hottest and helped lead the Twins to post the third-best ERA , give up the fewest home runs , and strikeout the fourth most batters in the American L...

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Most Valuable Non-Prospect Offensive Trade PiecesMore often than not we tie top prospects to big name trades because of their potential and years of team control remaining.

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Don't Give Up On Lewis ThorpeEven before this season turned into the patented nightmare 2020 we've all grown accustomed to, Thorpe was already struggling.

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Grading the 2020 Twins: Mitch Garver"But TJ," you say, "Mitch Garver barely even played this year." And I know. That's why we're getting this one out of the way.

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Rebuild on the Fly? Analyzing Max Kepler's Future in MinnesotaThe case againstKepler signed a 5-year, $35 million extension following his solid but not spectacular 2018 season.

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Twins offseason FAQ 2020With a big class of departing free agents, a large group of top prospects nearing the Majors and a large excess of outfielders, the conditions are certainly in place for the Twins to have a considerably different look in 2021, if they so choose.

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Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New YorkNew York Yankees Ramero Pena crosses home plate while Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira react after Melky Cabrera drives in the game winning runs in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium in New York City on May 15, 2009.

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Minnesota Twins Hire High School Football Coach and Police Officer as Director of SecurityThe Minnesota Twins have found their new Director of Team Security and it is a familiar face to the Twin Cities.

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Gabbing w/ Gamble: Who is the all-time face of the Twins?Who do you consider to be the all-time face of the franchise?

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Obituary: Ron PerranoskiRIP to Ron Perranoski, one of the best relievers of the 1960s and a long-time pitching coach.

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2020 Minnesota Twins Instructional League RosterAnalysis of the Twins 2020 instructional league roster, including notable omissions and players to watch.

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Offseason Live: Let's Play Jeopardy!Faithful readers and community members may have noticed that for the first time in more than a decade, were not publishing an Offseason Handbook this year.

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North football coach Adams leaving Mpls. police to direct security for TwinsAdams, 40, started with the Twins on Monday, calling the job a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity." Matt Hoy, the Twins' senior vice president for operations, announced the hire Thursday at a meeting of the Minnesota Ballpark Authority and described Adams as a "very engaging, 100-percent-on human being."

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A Day in the Life of the Only Twins Daily Writer Who Wants to Keep Eddie Rosario7:00 am - Wake up7:01 am - Roll over and immediately grab my phone7:02 am - Invigorate my morning with the video of Eddie Rosario's throw to tag out Rafael Devers at home plate in 20197:03 am - Realize that Eddie Rosario's strikeout to walk rat...

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Time for a Bauer Outage in MinnesotaThe lineup should remain virtually unchanged going into 2021. Eddie Rosario is a prime non-tender candidate given his production and assume cost.

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North High School coach Charles Adams III is leaving the Minneapolis police to direct security for the Minnesota TwinsAdams, 40, started with the Twins on Monday, calling the job a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity." Matt Hoy, the Twins' senior vice president for operations, announced the hire Thursday at a meeting of the Minnesota Ballpark Authority and described Adams as a "very engaging, 100-percent-on human being."

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Minnesota Twins will still pay Elizabethton for stadium renovations, even as team leavesElizabethton spent millions of dollars to renovate the Twins baseball stadium and keep the team in town, but now they're leaving anyway as the Appalachian League reorganizes.

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The Tampa Bay Lightning's Stanley Cup JourneyJohn Crane tells the gravity of the Tampa Bay Lightning finally winning the Stanley Cup after years of failure.

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Only in ClevelandESPN got a lot more than they bargained for when they sent a camera man outside Progressive Field to film an annoying Indians fan drummer banging away.

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Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox's Juan Uribe upends second baseman Brendan Harris to break up a double play after Toby Hall hit into a fielder's choice during the eighth inning in Chicago on May 8, 2008.

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Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox American League Central Division playoffChicago White Sox catcher Toby Hall gives a piggy-back ride to pitcher John Danks after the White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 1-0 to win the American League Central Division playoff on September 30, 2008 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago.

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North High School coach Charles Adams III is leaving the Minneapolis police to direct security for the Minnesota TwinsAfter two decades with the Minneapolis Police Department, and months after being pulled from his post as a resource officer at North High School, Charles Adams III is leaving the force to work for the Minnesota Twins as director of team security.

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BP Job Posting: Minnesota Twins Baseball Research FellowPosition Summary: The Twins are looking for data scientists with a passion for baseball and baseball analysis.

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More machine than man: Managing in Major League BaseballDoes a manager really, uh, manage anymore?

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Minnesota Twins break the wrong record after the 2020 seasonAfter a red hot 2019 season, the Twins were ready to break new records this coming season.

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LaMonte Wade Jr. is Too Interesting To IgnoreYou know LaMonte Wade Jr., right? The guy who knows the Rochester to Minneapolis flight like how I know flannels?

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Five ex-Twins pitchers close out first round of playoffs for their teamsFive pitchers who finished a wild-card series previously worked for the Twins.

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Pending Free Agents to Keep an Eye on the Rest of the PostseasonStarting Pitchers:With Kenta Maeda, José Berríos, and Michael Pineda due back for the Minnesota Twins in 2020, the Twins' starting pitching situation is in a lot better shape than it was at this time last season.

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Frustrated Donaldson goes deep on umpires, shifts in series of tweetsTwins third baseman Josh Donaldson, who missed the two-game playoff sweep last week with a calf injury and unfortunately like his Twins teammates now has a lot of time on his hands, spent some of it on Twitter Tuesday espousing some big opinions about MLB umpiring and teams that employ infield shifts.

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Donaldson continues criticism of umpires: 'Tough to watch any game'I don't know why this is so hard to understand. This isn't high school where you can say that's too close to take.

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The three position players the Twins are most likely to trade this off seasonThere are at least 3 non-free agents who the Twins may move.

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Grading the 2020 Minnesota Twins: Kenta MaedaTo top this all off, Maeda made what would be considered the best start we've seen from a Twins pitcher in recent memory: an almost-no-hitter that he took into the ninth inning.

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Is it Time to Move on From Nelson Cruz?Image courtesy of Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports Nelson Cruz has operated as the designated hitter for the Minnesota Twins each of the past two seasons.

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Minnesota Twins: Handing out Season Grades for the RotationThe 2020 Minnesota Twins season is now complete, so it's time to pass out grades for a very much improved pitching staff.

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Ron Perranoski has passed at the age of 84Ron Perranoski a big league relief pitcher for thirteen seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, Detroit Tigers and California Angels passed away at his Vero Beach, Florida home on Friday, October 2, 2020 of complications from a long illness, his sister Pat Zailo told the Associated Press on Saturday.

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To end their 16-year playoff futility, Twins must reinvent their offenseJohan Santana pitched seven shutout innings, Juan Rincon and Joe Nathan had a scoreless inning each, and just like that the Twins had a 2-0 win in Game 1 of the ALDS at Yankee Stadium.

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Will Nelson Cruz return? Breaking down the Twins' free-agent hitter decisionsThe Twins have a number of big decisions to make on free-agent bats, with the 40-year-old Cruz at the top of the list.

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Minnesota Twins Vs Seattle MarinersSeattle Mariners right fielder Jose Guillen catches a pop fly hit by Minnesota Twins' Torri Hunter in the sixth inning at Safeco Field in Seattle on August 15, 2007.

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New York Yankees v. Minnesota Twins8 - The New York Yankees' Hideki Matsui throws the ball in, which was hit by Torri Hunter for a double in the 4th inning of the New York Yankees v.

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Twins Early Offseason Outline: The Future is NowImage courtesy of Jeffrey Becker - USA Today Sports Alex Kirilloff is Here to Stay: Minnesota made it clear how highly they thought of Alex Kirilloff by having him on the postseason roster and starting him in an elimination game.

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Injuries and Departures Push a Bench Role into the Twins' Top Offseason NeedsThe Minnesota Twins front office is tasked once again with finding the answer to the impossible question, how to win a playoff game?

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Ron Perranoski, Ace Reliever in Dodgers' Storied '60s, Dies at 84A crafty left-hander, he appeared in three World Series for Los Angeles, backing up the likes of Koufax and Drysdale.

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Twins may be eliminated, but plenty of former players still in postseasonThe Twins didnt last long enough in the postseason to make it to one of Major League Baseballs neutral site bubbles, but plenty of their former players did.

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Oakland A's news: Sympathy for MLB's remaining postseason cursesNo matter what happens from here on out, Oakland has busted its long curse. It would be disappointing to not move on further in the bracket, and especially against the national villain and division rival Houston Astros, but at least we've seen them win something in October for the first time in over a decade.

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How Houston's pitchers beat Minnesota's hittersOffensive production proved to be Minnesota's weakest link all throughout the 2020 season. The Bomba Squad of 2019, despite the adulation of the homeruns, was also a reasonably balanced and well-rounded offensive attack.

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More Concerning Injury History: Byron Buxton or Josh Donaldson?Josh Donaldson's Recent Injury History2017: Right-calf strain 2018: Right shoulder inflammation, left-calf strain 2020: Right-calf strain Minnesota was well aware of Josh Donald's calf issues...

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The curious case of Byron BuxtonThat might have all changed in the final week of the 2020 season. In the last regular season series against the Reds, Buxton was struck in the helmet by a pitched ball.

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Minnesota Twins Vs Baltimore Orioles In BaltimoreBaltimore Orioles catcher Ramon Hernandez prepares to tag out Minnesota Twins left fielder Jason Kubel who was caught in run down in the fifth inning as third baseman Melvin Mora waits on the bag at Orioles Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore on August 24, 2007.

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What if?It's impossible not to do it. We've all got that voice in the back of our head whispering those soulless, heart-wrenching words." Would the Minnesota Twins have gone further in the postseason if the 2020 MLB season was a ‘regular year?"

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5 Twins storylines to watch this offseasonThe Minnesota Twins had gigantic expectations coming into the 2020 season. After the team shattered MLB's record books and tabbed themselves the "Bomba Squad," many expected the Twins to gear up for a long postseason run.

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Minnesota Twins: A Look Ahead at the Team's Hopeful FutureDespite another failed Minnesota Twins postseason visit, we should still be optimistic about the future of this team.

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Minnesota Twins: The 5 Stages of Being a 2020 Twins FanWith the Minnesota Twins season coming to a very disappointing ending once again, we jump right back into the cycle of Twins fans emotions.

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Twins enter offseason with many of their players headed toward free agencyTwins decision-makers haven’t spent much time on offseason planning yet. After all, they weren’t thinking it would be the offseason this soon.

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Cedar Rapids Kernels are hopeful they'll remain in affiliated professional baseball, and with Minnesota TwinsIf you read between the lines, you get the impression the Cedar Rapids Kernels feel pretty confident about their chances to remain in affiliated professional baseball next season and beyond.

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Cedar Rapids Kernels hopeful to remain in affiliated pro baseball, and with Minnesota TwinsIf you read between the lines, you get the impression the Cedar Rapids Kernels feel pretty confident about their chances to remain in affiliated professional baseball next season and beyond.

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Oddities of 2020 leave Twins with plans to make, little to go onBudgets dictate decisions, and it's almost impossible, given the ongoing pandemic, to reliably forecast what the finances of the sport's 30 franchises will look like by next spring, or how that uncertainty will affect the value of players and the mechanisms for teams to acquire them.

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It's Time to Turn the Page on the Bomba SquadThe "Bomba Squad" label was more than a fun nickname for the 2019 Twins. It represented not just the daily lineup, but a persona for the team.

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A Very Disappointing FinishMinnesota Twins second baseman Luis Arraez was tagged out at home plate in Game 2 against Houston Last Sunday, Twins fans were thrilled that Minnesota was going to play Houston, who finished the season with a mediocre record of 29-31, in the first round of the playoffs instead of the dreaded Yankees.&.

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Target Field Minnesota Twins Baseball Ballpark Stadium Yoga Mat for Sale by Christopher ArndtThis yoga mat is 24" x 72" in size and made from natural rubber with a blended microfiber top surface.

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Well now what?It happened again. The Twins, despite a good season, fell flat in the playoffs. They set and surpassed the North American sports record for consecutive playoff losses.

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Twins Payroll Primer and Key DecisionsThe Nitty Gritty: payrollGUARANTEED CONTRACTS:Josh Donaldson - $21 millionMiguel Sanó - $11 millionMichael Pineda - $10 millionMax Kepler - $6.5 millionJorge Polanco - $4.33 millionKenta Maeda - $3.125 million Sergio Romo - $5...

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Twins welcome some minor leaguers back to Fort MyersSelect Twins minor leaguers, many of whom spent the season at home, unable to compete as COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the Minor League Baseball season, have reported to Fort Myers, Fla., to get some work in.

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40. It's going to be a long year&Our attention to Alebrijes de Oaxaca hasn't lasted nearly as long, but this numb, depressing, losing streak has still hurt.

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Twins player-by-player look ahead: Will they stay or will they go?Part of the Twins trying to figure out how to end their 18-game postseason losing streak is to build a team that can handle both the grind of the regular season and the added stresses of the playoffs.

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John Shipley: Twins need a plan for Josh Donaldson's calf musclesWhen the Twins signed Donaldson to a four-year deal last January, they hoped hed push them over the top in the postseason.

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Ranking the Offseason Additions Based on 2020 ProductionJust to recap, here are the notable offseason acquisitions that played this year. Alex AvilaJosh DonaldsonKenta MaedaRich HillHomer BaileyTyler ClippardMatt WislerCaleb Thielbar8.

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Gabbing w/ Gamble: Who to root for now?If you have the heart to watch the rest of the playoffs, that is...

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Mystery of why Byron Buxton didn't start Game 2 unsolved, unflatteringAlex Kirilloff, who hadn't played in a game since Sept. 8, 2019 — and that one was for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos — made his Major League debut in a playoff elimination game for the Twins on Tuesday.

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Souhan: Ending playoff failure era may best be a job for youngest TwinsMany fans may again demand that the Twins fix all of their problems with one, flashy free agent signing.

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Post Playoff Depression Morning MinnesotaOh hey cool, remember how Jorge Polanco's output dropped this year and also he comitted a huge error that may have cost the Twins a chance at actually winning a playoff game once?

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Should the AL Central's lackluster showing in the postseason give hope to Royals fans?The American League Central appeared to be one of the stronger divisions in the American League in 2020, as they had three teams represented in the new expanded postseason format: the division champion Minnesota Twins ; the Cleveland Indians ; and the Chicago White Sox , who were appearing in their first postseason since 2008.&.

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5 Pivotal Questions Heading into the Twins Offseason1: Will fans be back at at Target Field in 2021? In some ways, this question is more pertinent to fans like myself than it is to the team.

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Jorge Polanco Could Require Ankle SurgeryThe Twins' season came to an unceremonious end Wednesday with a two-game elimination against the Astros.

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69 Billion to 1: The True Futility of the Twins PostseasonSetting a baselineNow, theres a very good chance youve seen the number 262,144 floating around Twins Twitter in the last day or two, and thats because if you were to flip a coin 18 times, the odds of each flip resulting in the same outcome a...

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A bit of post-postseason leisure: Name all members of the 2020 TwinsBetter to get the pain out of the system quickly.

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Why were the Minnesota Twins swept by the Houston Astros?Judd and Jake air their grievances about the Astros sweep of the Twins. Topics: Bullpen management, pulling starters and of course, the 18-game postseason losing streak.

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Should the Twins Front Office Have Added a Bat?The rationalizations they offered after the quiet passing of that deadline sounded reasonable enough. The team anticipated getting Byron Buxton and Josh Donaldson back, and that figured to improve their offense immediately.

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Twins signed five players for postseason help; only one playedNewcomers Josh Donaldson, Tyler Clippard, Jake Odorizzi and Rich Hill all watched from the bench as the Twins were swept by Houston - and Sergio Romo was the losing pitcher in Game 1.

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Nelson Cruz, Twins express mutual interest in staying together in 2021Minnesota Twins' Nelson Cruz celebrates his two-run home run against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Sunday, June 9, 2019.

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8 Uses For Your 2020 Minnesota Twins Homer HankyThe Minnesota Twins postseason lasted as long as a rabbit fart. If you rushed to get the 2020 Homer Hanky, you may be wondering what to do with it now.

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After getting swept from playoffs, Twins left searching for answers. Again.Rocco Baldelli was not aware of the Twins’ postseason futility when he was hired two Octobers ago to take the organization in a new direction.

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Pirates Claim Sean Poppen, Designate JT RiddleThe Pirates have claimed right-hander Sean Poppen off waivers from the Twins, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic tweets.

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Souhan: Improving the Twins? The best options may already be hereMany fans may again demand that the Twins fix all of their problems with one, flashy free agent signing.

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2020 Minnesota Twins autopsy report and a Scoop with DoogieMackey and Judd get into what's next for the Twins after being bounced from the playoffs and having lost 18-consecutive games in the postseason.

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Minnesota Twins: 5 Takeaways from an Ugly Wild Card SweepThe Minnesota Twins were swept out of the playoffs once again, this time by the Houston Astros.

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Twins season fades away as surely as baseball's COVID protocolsThe Twins season began in late July with high hopes for a World Series and a long list of dos and don'ts distributed by Major League Baseball governing on-field protocol for players.

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Mutual Interest Between Twins, Nelson CruzOct. 1: Asked about Cruz's comments today, Twins president of baseball operations Derek Falvey tells Park: "The feeling is mutual...."

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Minnesotans reminisce about life the last time the Twins won a playoff gameNaturally, the Twins' reliable postseason uselessness has sparked a wave of nostalgia among fans reminiscing about what they were doing the last time the Twins won a playoffs game.

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Can We Give the Twins a Pass This Season?When Jorge Polanco was called out on strikes to end the Minnesota Twins season on Wednesday, it not only added to two decades of playoff futility, it was also indicative of the Twins' inconsistency this season.

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Not to add more doom and gloomArticle snippet comes from the incomparable Jayson Stark of The Athletic :. • Finally, this was a year in which the Twins had the best September record in their league — and still got swept.

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The Minnesota Twins, Lew Ford, and playoff lossesThe Minnesota Twins keep losing playoff games. A lot has changed since they last won in 2004, and Twins fans could stand to learn a thing or two from the only player on that team still playing baseball, Lew Ford.

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Why I love the TwinsWhy I love the Twins - posted in Minnesota Twins Talk: Its a tough day to be a Twins fan, but days like today are part of the journey.

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No more excuses—this is the Twins' streak nowThat narrative is now dead and buried. The 18 consecutive playoff loss streak? The blame is squarely on the team doing the losing rather than the "other guys" doing the winning.

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Thankful for a Twins Journey Unlike Any OtherImage courtesy of Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports The 2020 Minnesota Twins were arguably the most impressively constructed roster this franchise has ever seen.

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Re-Load vs. Re-Tool vs. Re-Build for 2021Re-Load vs. Re-Tool vs. Re-Build for 2021 - posted in Minnesota Twins Talk: The Twins certainly have options this winter now that the core has been here long enough to make some tough calls.

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3 offseason moves Minnesota Twins must make after postseason embarrassmentAfter yet another quick postseason exit this year, here are three moves the Minnesota Twins simply have to make this offseason.

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After beating Twins, Astros tell baseball world to 'stay mad'The Twins have lost a North American sports record 18 consecutive postseason games, so even the sub.500 Astros are capable of coming to Minneapolis and stomping out the league's most pathetic postseason competitor.

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What are the odds of losing 18 straight playoff games?However, I decided to handicap each individual game, rather than assuming the Twins actually had a 50% chance of winning each one of them.

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3 offseason moves Minnesota Twins must make after postseason embarrassmentAfter another early postseason exit, here are three offseason moves the Minnesota Twins have to make.

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Rocco Baldelli's quick hook for starters leads to Twins' quick exit from playoffsDo not let the oddities of this short, strange season distract you from the fact this was the most embarrassing loss of the Twins' record-breaking postseason losing streak.

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Minnesota Twins: The Curse of David OrtizThe Minnesota Twins have not won a postseason series since 2002. That offseason, they released a future star in David Ortiz.

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How the Minnesota Twins Became the Worst Playoff Team in Sports HistoryAfter getting swept by the Astros, the Twins have now lost 18 consecutive postseason contests.

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Minnesota Twins Still Worst Playoff Team in History With 3-1 Loss to AstrosDuring a day of playoff baseball, the Minnesota Twins were the biggest losers of all despite only falling to the Houston Astros by a 3-1 margin.

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Well, that wasn't goodBut perhaps there is a kernel of wisdom to be found.

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Twins swept by Houston in AL wild card series; 'We weren't expecting this'A listless offense combined with other shortcomings sent the Twins to their 18th consecutive postseason loss, a streak of ineptitude that dates to 2004.

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Reusse: Twins' fall futility grows when Bombas of summer don't save themWith too many free swingers and not enough multi-talented athletes, the postseason strikeouts and defeats keep piling up for the Twins.

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Souhan: Baldelli's quick hook for starters leads to Twins' quick exit from playoffsIn the past two postseasons, Rocco Baldelli hasn't allowed a Twins starter to pitch into the sixth inning.

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MLB Around the Horn: Minnesota Twins suffer playoff heartbreak againAnother playoff, another heartbreak for the Minnesota Twins.

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Hartman: Twins run into familiar end to unfamiliar seasonDespite their playoff loss, the Twins did well to navigate in a pandemic and win the AL Central.

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Video: Breaking down Astros' sweep of TwinsThe Houston Chronicle's Chandler Rome analyzes the Astros' sweep of the Minnesota Twins in the wild-card series at Target Field.

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Minnesota Twins endure yet another October nightmareThere are many ways to quantify how long it's been since the Minnesota Twins won a playoff game.

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Rosario ejected, Berrios exits early as frustration fills Twins' dayThere was passion, frustration and reflection from the Twins on a day their season came to an end.

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Minnesota Twins' torture: Breaking down their record MLB playoffs losing streakSwept in the Wild Card Series by the Astros, Minnesota continued years of futility. Here's a game-by-game recap of how the Twins got here.

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How long has it been since the Minnesota Twins won a playoff game?Going back to Game 2 of the 2004 ALDS, the Minnesota Twins are winless in last 17 postseason games.

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Twins got the starting pitching, but the postseason bats were asleepThe Twins pitching rotation seemed set up well for their three-game, wild-card series against the Houston Astros, and the starters did not disappoint.

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John Shipley: Yes, Rocco Baldelli gets it. Twins need to be better in postseason.There isn’t much one can say about the Twins’ recent inability to win a playoff game anymore, so perhaps the best thing to do is stand back and gape.

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Strike zone frustrated Astros and Twins, but Eddie Rosario crossed the lineMinnesota Twins Eddie Rosario reacts to a called strike in the sixth inning of Game 1 of an American League wild-card baseball series against the Houston Astros at Target Field in Minneapolis on Tuesday, Sept.

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Minnesota Twins postseason losing streak reaches 18 gamesMackey and Judd react to the Twins' 2020 season coming to an end after being swept by the Houston Astros in the Wild Card round of the MLB playoffs.

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Minnesota Twins: Evaluating the 18 game postseason losing streakEvaluating the Minnesota Twins, who have dropped 18 straight playoff games, the most consecutive postseason losses in major American sports history.

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Astros 3, Twins 1: Season ends early againMinnesota's offensive woes continue as Twins are eliminated.

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Astros Serve Twins Their 18th Straight Postseason LossThe Astros handed the Twins a record 18th straight postseason loss Wednesday - the most of any North American pro sports team, ever.

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Twins' season ends with 3-1 loss to Astros in Game 2 of AL Wild Card SeriesMinnesota Twins first baseman Miguel Sano , holds his head in the dugout long after the rest of the team left for the lockerroom following the Twins 3-1 loss to the Houston Asstros in Game 2 of an American League wild-card baseball series at Target Field in Minneapolis on Wednesday, Sept.

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Watch live Twins playoff postgame show on StribSports LiveMichael Rand breaks down the Game 2 loss to the Astros and talks about all the things that went wrong during another Twins playoff failure.

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Swept again: Twins streak of playoff misery continues with 3-1 loss to HoustonA listless offense combined with other shortcomings to send the Twins to their 18th consecutive postseason loss, a streak of ineptitude that dates to 2004.

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Astros sweep as Twins lose 18th straight in playoffsMINNEAPOLIS — Carlos Correa hit a two-out, tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning for the Houston Astros, who produced another stifling pitching performance and swept Minnesota with a 3-1 victory Wednesday that sent the Twins to a record 18th straight postseason loss.

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In The MLB Playoffs, For The 18th Straight Time, It's The Same Ol' Situation For The Minnesota TwinsThat's 18 straight postseason losses in a 16-year span — enough time for someone to learn to crawl, learn to walk, learn to drive and enter his senior year of high school, all without ever seeing the Twins win a playoff game.

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Houston Astros sweep as Minnesota Twins lose 18th straight in playoffsCarlos Correa hit a two-out, tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning for the Houston Astros, who produced another stifling pitching performance and swept Minnesota with a 3-1 victory Wednesday that sent the Twins to a record 18th straight post-season loss.

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Wild Card Wednesday Takeaways: Reaction to all eight MLB playoffs matchupsThe Astros became the first team to advance, and the Braves and Reds set records for scoreless frames.

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HOU 3, MIN 1: Hello Darkness, My Old FriendBox ScoreBerríos: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 KHome Runs: NoneBottom 3 WPA: Kepler.128, Jeffers.125, Rogers.123Jose Berrios came to play with his best stuff early.

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Same Old Story: Another Abject Postseason FailureOver the past two regular seasons, Minnesota has gone 137-85, winning 62% of their games and capturing back-to-back division titles.

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Houston Astros sweep Minnesota Twins to advance to ALDSSept. 30 - Nine months after Houston's illegal sign-stealing scheme was revealed, the Astros advanced to the AL Division Series with a 3-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday at Target Field in Minneapolis.

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AL Wild Card Series Game 2: Astros at TwinsToday, Jose Berrios takes the hill against surprise starter Jose Urquidy. Urquidy isn't a stranger to the postseason, having thrown five scoreless innings in Game 4 of the World Series last year, but he's only started five games so far this year.

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Buxton on bench for Game 2; Kirilloff to make major league debut in right fieldIn the Twins' most important game of the season, Alex Kirilloff will start in right field and hit sixth against the Astros in Game 2 of thea best-of-three Wild Card series.

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Byron Buxton not 100% so not in Twins' starting lineupByron Buxton is not in the Twins' starting lineup because he is not 100%.

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Twins Game 2: Ailing Byron Buxton out, rookie Alex Kirilloff inTwins center fielder Byron Buxton is out of the starting lineup for Wednesday’s win-or-go-home playoff game against the Houston Astros at Target Field.

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Road To The ShowFirst round pick in the 2016 draft, Alex Kirilloff, is set to make his MLB today as the Twins take on the Astros in Game 2 of the Wild Card Series.

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