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2016 Schedule
59-103, 5th in AL Cent
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Padres load up in Rule 5 draft, acquire RHP Diaz

The Padres, after selecting third overall in the Rule 5 draft, traded for the No. 1 selection from the Twins and acquired the No. 2 pick from the Reds as well.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Twins 2B Brian Dozier on trade rumors, like those connected to the Dodgers: "That is what fuels you to hopefully remain in an organization because you want to be a part of success there, but at the same time I understand it's a business. Obviously the Dodgers have come up and it's one of those things that is exciting. If you don't embrace the opportunity to let all of this soak in and see how teams value you, then you lose out. I think it's pretty cool."

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How does the Twins' front office work?

With the winter meetings around the corner, you need a different kind of scorecard for who's calling the shots and stocking their rosters. Jim Bowden explains the chain of command and style for the Twins' baseball operations leadership teams. Breaking down all 30 MLB front offices (Insider)

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Ross, Revere, Asche among 35 new free agents

Former Padres All-Star Tyson Ross, Nationals outfielder Ben Revere and Phillies outfielder Cody Asche are among 35 players who became free agents Friday.

Where do Twins stand for winter meetings?

What are the Twins' biggest needs heading into next week's winter meetings? What free agents could they be interested in? Who could they trade? Jim Bowden breaks it down. Winter meetings checklist for all 30 teams (Insider)

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The Phillies have hired former Twins GM Terry Ryan as a special assignment scout. He & team president Andy MacPhail go back a looonnnng ways

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Ivan Nova a solid fit for Twins

The Twins won't get involved in a bidding war for the right-hander, but that doesn't mean they should be counted out. Improving the rotation is a must, and there are plenty of young options available in trades if Nova is too pricey. Bowden: Top targets, fallbacks (Insider)

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Another fun tidbit in the Bill James Handbook: Your AL leader in OPS by a LF was . . . the Twins' own Robbie Grossman (of course), at .863.

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Whom might the Twins draft at No. 1?

The 2017 MLB draft appears to lack the depth of some recent classes but features an above-average group of first-rounders, Keith Law and Christopher Crawford write. Could a five-tool outfielder out of Vanderbilt go to Minnesota with the first pick? Top 2017 MLB draft prospects (Insider)

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Could Twins deal Dozier this offseason?

David Schoenfield notes that the trade value for second baseman Brian Dozier, who won't be a free agent until 2019, would be huge following his 42-homer season. Surprising trades

ESPN Stats and Information  

New Twins catcher Jason Castro ranked 14th among catchers in called strikes rate above average, a stat that measures the ability to get extra strike calls for your pitcher (pitch framing). The Twins struggled at that last season. They ranked 27th among the 30 teams in that stat.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25121st
On Base Percentage.31622nd
Slugging Percentage.42114th
Earned Run Average5.0829th
Quality Starts5930th

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