Off-Season Discussion

What If Kubel Falters?

The Twins and Jason Kubel seem convinced that he will be the team's DH this season. But what if something goes wrong?

Late Offseason Free Agent Ideas

Spring training is upon us and the Twins are gearing up for the 2014 season. Although they're likely done shopping, perhaps there's still a few players available that could help the team this year.

Choosing A Backup Catcher

The Twins seem committed to using Kurt Suzuki as their regular catcher to start 2014. Eric Fryer, Chris Herrmann, and Josmil Pinto are the three that will compete to be his backup next year, but who should win the job?

Is Masahiro Tanaka Stalling The Twins' Offseason?

After a flurry of activity to start the offseason, the Twins have gone silent lately, though they still have interest in multiple free agent pitchers. Is the allure of Masahiro Tanaka to blame, or is the Twins' interest much ado about nothing?

Radar Mapping The Five Tools

Let's use some graphs to visualize how various Twins players rate with the five tools!

Twins Winter Meeting Primer, 2013

Even after signing Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes, the Twins have a great deal of work to do. The Winter Meetings is a good place to get things started for the rest of the off-season.

SBN Mock Winter Meetings Day 4 Review & Full Recap

Twinkie Town reveals their final moves of the SB Nation Mock Winter Meetings, and reflects on the week-long exercise.

SBN Mock Winter Meetings Day 3: Santana Signs

Jesse and the Mock Twins continue to be active, especially for starting pitching, in Day 3 of SB Nation's Mock Winter Meetings.

SBN Mock Winter Meetings Day 2: Haren Highlights

The Twins were very active on Day 2 of the SB Nation Mock Winter Meetings. How did they do? Read on.

SBN Mock Winter Meetings Day 1: Twins Acquire SP

With Day 1 of the SB Nation Mock Winter Meetings wrapped up, Twinkie Town's Jesse dishes on the happenings of the day for the Twins.


Off-Season Prep: MLB's Important Dates

Need to know what will be happening when, baseball fans? Twinkie town has your answers. And a couple of translations.

Where Do the Twins Need the Most Help?

Jesse runs through the Twins, position by position, to determine which areas of the team should be getting the most focus from the front office this winter. Starting pitching is one area, but what does he identify as the two other "must help" areas?

To Tender or Not to Tender: Twins Arb Eligibles

Examining Minnesota's three arbitration-eligible players and their places on the 2014 roster.

Thirty-Something Hitters and the Twins

Warne examines some thirty-something hitters whom the Twins should consider targeting this offseason.

2012 SB Nation Mock Winter Meetings In Review

Last winter, Jesse played the part of Twins GM as SB Nation ran a simulation of the Winter Meetings. He made a few really good decisions, and a few bad ones. How did it turn out overall?

Poll: Should the Twins Target Josh Johnson?

With the Twins targeting starting pitching this winter, is Josh Johnson one guy you'd be willing to see them chase down?

Off-Season Prep: Baseball's Qualifying Offer

With the off-season just a couple of weeks away, now is the time to get learned up on a few of baseball's rules that came into effect last winter. Today, Jesse breaks down Major League Baseball's Qualifying Offer and free agent compensation.

Five Free Agent, Pull Power Targets for the Twins

The Twins need starting pitching in 2014. But they also need to find a way to add a little offense. Jesse finds five right-handed hitters who pull for power, fitting the profile of Target Field.

Loss Leader Strategy: Losing Teams and Free Agents

The Twins need to find a new strategy to help them bring in free agent talent. With more money available than they've ever had before, the answer might just be: over-spend.

2014 Payroll: Contracts, Arbitration, Resources

When it comes to the upcoming winter, the Minnesota twins will have a lot of money to spend. How much do they have on the books and what kind of resources will they have? Twinkie Town has more.

2013 Rule 5 Draft: Who Must the Twins Protect?

The Rule 5 draft is a great annual source of speculation, for any number of reasons. Twinkie Town looks forward to discuss which players the Twins must add to the 40-man roster in order to protect them from the Rule 5.

Twins Post-Season 40-Man Roster: Who Gets Cut?

After the playoffs are finished in October, teams across baseball will be getting their 40-Man rosters in order for the winter. Here's how Jesse sees that process shaking down for the Minnesota Twins.

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