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Thu, 8 Dec 2016 14:30:15 EDTWhile Brian Dozier's name generated some buzz as a trade candidate, it was ultimately a quiet first Winter Meetings for new Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine.
Thu, 8 Dec 2016 12:12:12 EDTThe Twins had the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday morning's Rule 5 Draft but maneuvered a three-team trade with the Padres and Angels to acquire right-hander Justin Haley.
Wed, 7 Dec 2016 21:44:31 EDTWhile the division-rival White Sox initiated their rebuild with two major trades at the Winter Meetings, the Twins continue to listen on their veterans such as second baseman Brian Dozier.
Wed, 7 Dec 2016 14:57:20 EDTWith the late start to the offseason for the new front office, the Twins have been using the Winter Meetings as their own mini-organizational meetings to further analyze their roster. Twins manager Paul Molitor has been at the Winter Meetings all week as a result, and he said he's meshed well with chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 19:14:48 EDTWith chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine still getting to know their new organization, the Twins have focused more internally than externally in the first two days of the Winter Meetings.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:59:55 EDTStay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 20:28:41 EDTWith trade rumors involving his name swirling, Twins second baseman Brian Dozier got his first taste of the Winter Meetings on Monday.
Wed, 7 Dec 2016 11:44:39 EDTTwins manager Paul Molitor answers questions at the Winter Meetings on Wednesday.
Mon, 5 Sep 2016 11:17:10 EDTWho do the Twins have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Minnesota's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:49:58 EDTThe Twins made their first move of the Winter Meetings on Monday, signing first baseman/outfielder Ben Paulsen to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 16:48:53 EDTMajor League Baseball lost one of its family members when Mets senior director of media relations Shannon Forde lost her battle with breast cancer earlier this year. To honor her legacy, MLB and all 30 clubs created a charity auction to benefit youth baseball and softball in Forde's hometown of Little Ferry, N.J.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 20:42:25 EDTBrian Dozier is a popular trade target this winter, and that's in large part because he learned to tap into his power by elevating the ball and pulling it to left. That's an easier place for batted balls to turn into homers, and he's become among the best at it.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:00:09 EDTThe Arizona Fall League announced it's official Top Prospects Team on Monday. Selected by Fall League managers and coaches, the team recognizes 24 players who distinguished themselves throughout the league's six-week schedule against other top prospects from every organization in Major League Baseball.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 18:47:45 EDTWith the Twins set to make the No. 1 overall selection in the MLB Draft in June, the new front office made changes to its scouting department on Monday, as Deron Johnson was promoted to senior advisor of scouting and Sean Johnson was promoted to scouting director.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 21:19:57 EDTThe Twins tendered contracts to all five of their arbitration-eligible players before Friday's deadline, but they cleared a spot on their 40-man roster by non-tendering Minor League right-hander Yorman Landa.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:30:30 EDTThe Twins on Friday named James Rowson as hitting coach. Rowson, who had served as the Minor League hitting coordinator for the Yankees for the past three seasons, replaces Tom Brunansky, who was Minnesota's hitting coach for four years.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 14:28:11 EDTLongtime Twins media relations director Tom Mee, widely regarded as the organization's first employee as it made the move from Washington, D.C., to Minnesota in 1961, died Friday at the age of 88.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EDTMajor League Baseball's players and owners have reached a tentative five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement through the 2021 season.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:35:19 EDTIn the first major move under the new front office led by Derek Falvey and Thad Levine, the Twins and free-agent catcher Jason Castro on Wednesday finalized a three-year deal worth $24.5 million.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:29:18 EDTWhen Derek Falvey was introduced as the Twins' chief baseball officer in early November, one of his major themes was the importance of establishing a better culture throughout the organization. One major change heading into next year to help address that is the organization's Minor League coaches and instructors will be able to take breaks during the season to attend family-related events.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:48:55 EDTBrian Dozier goes bike riding with his dog
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:25:47 EDTAs part of MLBPipeline.com's coverage of all things prospect and the AFL in particular, a group of five experts was assembled to discuss a quintet of up-and-coming stars. Each prospect has lofty expectations and an argument can be made for all of them to have the brightest futures. Those arguments were hashed out in "The Next Big Leaguers."
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:59:40 EDTThe Twins announced plans on Tuesday for their annual TwinsFest, which will be held at Target Field for a fourth straight year from Jan. 27-29.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:37:26 EDTWhen the new front office led by Derek Falvey and Thad Levine was officially introduced in early November, both men talked about the importance of bringing back former players to the organization. The Twins did just that on Monday, hiring former Minnesota stars Torii Hunter, LaTroy Hawkins and Michael Cuddyer as special assistants to baseball operations.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:00:00 EDTGiving back to the community has always been one of the major tenets of the Twins organization. 2016 was no different, highlighted by both the Rod Carew Heart of 29 Campaign and the 25th anniversary of the Twins Community Fund.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:40:24 EDT2016's fastest baserunning feats in MLB
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:20:58 EDTWhy did the Twins release Adam Walker? Where will Trevor Plouffe will end up? Beat reporter Rhett Bollinger answers these and other questions in this week's Inbox.
Sat, 19 Nov 2016 21:05:33 EDTEnglish made an amazing catch in AFL Championship
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:42:12 EDTThe Twins made some surprising roster moves Friday, as third baseman Trevor Plouffe and catcher Juan Centeno were outrighted off the roster, while outfield prospect Adam Walker was claimed off waivers by the Brewers.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:33:51 EDTWith two weeks left in the regular season, Major League Baseball approached Twins second baseman Brian Dozier and asked him if he'd be interested in being the league's representative as part of the MLB Ambassador Tour in Taiwan. Dozier didn't hesitate, as he was excited about the opportunity to promote baseball abroad and always wanted to travel to Asia.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:35:10 EDTMinnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer and former two-time Cy Young winner Roy Halladay were among nine inducted into the Florida State League Hall of Fame Class of 2016 during a ceremony on Tuesday night.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:15:00 EDTThe Twins did have an analytics department under Terry Ryan led by director of baseball research Jack Goin, and used advanced statistics to help with personnel decisions both externally and internally. That department, however, will be expanded under the new regime of chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 13:32:22 EDTDespite the stereotype that analytically-driven front offices value numbers over the human element, new Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine both said improving clubhouse chemistry is one of their goals heading into next season.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 16:42:48 EDTWhile improving the rotation is a top priority for the Twins this offseason, the bullpen could use reinforcements as well, especially with closer Glen Perkins still rehabbing his surgically-repaired shoulder.
Wed, 9 Nov 2016 16:36:50 EDTAfter losing a Major League-high 103 games in 2016, it's clear the Twins have plenty of work to do to get back to being a competitive club. But new chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine aren't ready to say how long it will take before Minnesota will be a postseason contender.