Share TweetThe Minnesota Twins have signed former Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes to a $24 million, three-year contract.Source: ESPN.com
Jack Morris deserves spot in Hall of Fame that would end Dark AgesUpdated Dec 3 (5 days ago) Share TweetNo starting pitcher who debuted from 1971-83 has made the Hall of Fame, a record drought. The election of Jack Morris can change that.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetThe Twins have agreed to a three-year, $24 million contract with free-agent right-hander Phil Hughes, Major League sources have confirmed.
Swarzak, Duensing, Plouffe tendered contractsUpdated Dec 2 (6 days ago) Share TweetThe Twins tendered contracts to right-hander Anthony Swarzak, left-hander Brian Duensing and third baseman Trevor Plouffe before Monday's 11 p.m. CT deadline, the club announced.
Winter League roundup: Arcia powers AraguaUpdated Dec 2 (6 days ago) Share TweetTwins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia hit a two-run homer to help Aragua top Lara, 11-4, on Sunday in Venezuelan Winter League action.
Hot Stove roundup: A.J.-Twins reunion on tap?Updated Dec 1 (7 days ago) Share TweetThe Twins are in negotiations with one-time backstop A.J. Pierzynski, while Robinson Cano and the Yankees remain about $80 million apart in contract talks, according to reports.
Minneapolis mayor celebrates Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes signings with poetryUpdated Dec 1 (7 days ago) Share TweetReactions to the Minnesota Twins signing pitchers Ricky Nolasco (four-years, $49 million) and Phil Hughes (three-years, $24 million) have been wide ranging, with the vast majority residing somewhere between critical and confused. Not necessarily because…Share TweetAll was quiet in the baseball world on Saturday night until Phil Hughes agreed to a three-year, $24 million contract with the Minnesota Twins. Prior to that, the biggest news of the day centered another Yankees free agent, second baseman Robinson Cano, …Share TweetOne rumored deal overtook the Hot Stove on Wednesday evening, when free-agent right-hander Ricky Nolasco reportedly agreed to a contract with the Twins, according to multiple reports.
Winter Leagues: Arcia powers Aragua in twin billUpdated Nov 25 Share TweetTwins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia hammered a walk-off solo shot for Aragua in the first game of a doubleheader against Margarita in the Venezuelan Winter League. Arcia also hit a grand slam in the nightcap.
Winter Leagues roundup: Twins' Arcia leads AraguaUpdated Nov 22 Share TweetTwins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia went 4-for-5 with a double and four RBIs helping Aragua cruise past Zulia in the Venezuelan Winter League on Thursday.Share TweetThe Twins added first baseman/outfielder Max Kepler, middle infielder Jorge Polanco, first baseman Kennys Vargas and left-hander Logan Darnell to their 40-man roster on Wednesday in preparation for next month's Rule 5 Draft.
Twins' Buxton, Cubs' Bryant head AFL Top 20Updated Nov 20 Share TweetThe Arizona Fall League was once again chock full of exciting young talent, though the league was younger than it typically has been, as more players who have yet to play above Class A participated. That's reflected in the Top 20 AFL prospects list, whi…Share TweetThe Pirates on Tuesday reacquired right-hander Duke Welker from the Twins in exchange for lefty Kris Johnson. With the trade, the Bucs essentially got a Mulligan on the "player to be named" in their Aug. 31 acquisition of first baseman Justin …
Quality of Twins' bullpen opens possibilitiesUpdated Nov 19 Share TweetGiven the workload, it makes what the Minnesota bullpen accomplished in 2013 even more impressive, as Twins relievers combined to post a 3.50 ERA that ranked fifth in the American League.
Dozier answered Twins' challenge in 2013Updated Nov 18 Share TweetThe Twins sent Brian Dozier a message in 2012 that he still had plenty of work to do, and it gave him the motivation to work toward a bounce-back season in 2013.
Own a piece of the Metrodome: Pitcher’s mound and famous right field baggie are up for bidUpdated Nov 16 Share TweetThe Minnesota Twins left the Metrodome in their rear view mirror when they moved to Target Field in 2010, but the dome has since remained active hosting games for the University of Minnesota along with the Minnesota Vikings, who will play there through …
Meyer representing Twins' bright future on hillUpdated Nov 13 Share TweetThe Twins have a lot riding on Alex Meyer. They're rebuilding after losing 96 or more games for three straight seasons, and one of the ways they're trying to do that is switching from a philosophy of finesse-minded strike-throwers to pitchers with more …Share TweetBack in August, before Joe Mauer's season came to a premature end because of a concussion, Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said he would talk with his superstar catcher about possibly becoming a first baseman. The toll that catching was taking on…
Twins might want Johan Santana backUpdated Nov 8 Share TweetIf the first day of spring training is the time of year when "every team's still a World Series contender," then the second week of November is when "anything can happen in free agency." Well, almost anything. Robinson Cano probably …
Are Mega-Deals Mega-Mistakes?Dec 4SC Centerpiece: Tim Kurkjian, Wallace Matthews and Colin Cowherd debate if long-term deals are a mistake.
Nolasco, Twins Agree To DealNov 28Buster Olney discusses Ricky Nolasco's four-year deal with the Minnesota Twins and how the right-hander will fit into the Twins' rotation.
The GM's Office: Wieters On The Block?Nov 19Jim Bowden takes a look at Matt Wieters' future with the Orioles.
Indians Clinch Playoff BerthSep 29Ubaldo Jimenez struck out 13 batters over 6 2/3 innings to lead the Indians past the Twins 5-1.
NBA: The new Kobe Bryant against the old Kobe BryantDec 7For the first time in his career, we will be judging Kobe Bryant against himself.
What Can This Brown Do? A LotDec 6Since the Browns’ bye week, Josh Gordon is averaging 208 yards and over a touchdown per game. (Jason Miller/Getty Images) Browns second-year wideout Josh Gordon has had his share of ups and downs during his brief NFL career. A second-round pick in the s…
Game 150: The VideosDec 6Side judge Mike Weatherford checks his watch pregame. (John DePetro/The MMQB) In November The MMQB was granted unprecedented access to an NFL officiating crew during the week of the Nov. 17 Ravens-Bears game in Chicago. My video partner, John DePetro, a…
John Clayton: Who could be the next Texans coach?Dec 6John Clayton takes a look at 10 candidates for the now-vacant Texans' head coaching position.