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2016 Schedule
59-103, 5th in AL Cent
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13hKeith Law

Farm system rankings: The middle 10

As the world champion Cubs and a group of playoff contenders in this tier prove, you can win without sacrificing your farm system.

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What would Twins say off the record?

If you gave truth serum to the executives of all 30 MLB teams, what might you hear? Buster Olney believes the Twins would reveal their disappointment in the return on investment from Joe Mauer's contract. Front-office truths (Insider)

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Will Byron Buxton step up in 2017?

Of all the talented youngsters in Minnesota, Buxton remains the straw that could stir the Twins' drink, Tony Blengino writes. The 23-year-old still strikes out a ton but can make an impact at bat when he makes contact. MLB players ready to improve (Insider)

AP Photo/Jim Cowsert

It's about that time again

Spring training is nearly here! Minnesota pitchers and catchers will begin workouts in Ft. Myers, Fla. on Feb. 15 and will be joined by the full squad on Feb. 19.

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13d

Shuck, Gordon among Twins' spring training invites

Outfielder J.B. Shuck and shortstop Nick Gordon are among 16 Minnesota Twins minor leaguers who have been invited to major league spring training camp, the club announced Friday.

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Is Dozier baseball's best second baseman?

Starting June 17, Brian Dozier hit like a baseball god. He bashed 35 homers in 94 games, with 63 extra-base hits and 75 runs. Where does Dozier rank on Buster Olney's list? Top second basemen (Insider)

Twins are in the cellar

The Twins have a young nucleus with great potential, but their pitching needs an overhaul at all levels, Jim Bowden writes. Midwinter Power Rankings (Insider)

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

The Twins haven't set a drop dead "yes or no" date on whether they'll trade second baseman Brian Dozier. But there's agreement within the organization that they have to make a call one way or the other soon. The front office doesn't think it's fair to Dozier -- or beneficial to the team in general -- to let the current state of uncertainty drag on much longer.

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Who could be the Twins' Ben Zobrist?

Eddie Rosario has good power at the plate, but his bat isn't good enough to continue starting in the outfield. He was a second baseman in the minor leagues, so perhaps Minnesota should try using him at multiple positions. A Zobrist for every team (Insider)

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23dDavid Schoenfield

Path to the playoffs for every AL Central team

With the Twins and White Sox rebuilding and the Tigers and Royals in limbo, the Indians remain the overwhelming favorites in the AL Central.

Twins sign two to minor deals

Minnesota inked 1B Matt Hague to a minor league contract with an invite to major league spring training, the team announced Wednesday. The Twins also re-signed 1B Reynaldo Rodriguez to a minor league pact without a spring invite. Rodriguez served an 80-game PED suspension last season.

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Twins right to not panic

As crushing as losing 103 games is, Minnesota's best course of action is to accept a rebuild and avoid making any rash moves. So far, so good for Derek Falvey & Co. Szymborski: Good winters for bad teams (Insider)

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30dJim Bowden

Which rebuilding team is doing it best?

Eight clubs at rock bottom are trying to claw their way to the top. We rank who is headed in the right direction and who could get left behind?

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs72216th
Batting Average.25121st
On Base Percentage.31622nd
Slugging Percentage.42114th
Earned Run Average5.0829th
Quality Starts5930th
WHIP1.4528th
BAA.28330th

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