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Twins Monday News Roundup

Keep up with what's going on with the Twins with our news roundup, including notes on the Arizona Fall League, Terry Ryan's off-season goals, Deibinson Romero, signing Kevin Youkilis, and good ol' John Gordon.

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Here's what made news for the Twins while you were busy cheering against the Yankees and the Tigers at the same time, don't ask how:

Terry Ryan interview with ESPN: Twins will seek 'affordable' pitching
The Twins GM reiterated that pitching is first on his off-season list, including arms for the bullpen. Twinkie Town still believes that anyone named Joe (Blanton or Saunders) should probably scout Twin Cities real estate now. Ryan also commented on Paul Molitor by offering almost no comment.

Box score from Kyle Gibson's first Fall League start
It's a good one - Gibson struck out eight in five innings, allowing just four hits and no runs. Assuming a normal rotation, he'll go again Tuesday for Peoria.

Peoria stats after four Fall League games
Chris Herrmann is hitting .571 with a 1.381 OPS, after nine plate appearances. That's not a small sample size or anything. CHRIS HERRMANN IS A STAR.

Pioneer Press: John Gordon a finalist for the Ford C. Frick Award
Gordo is one of ten names on the ballot for the Frick Award, given yearly for broadcasting excellence in baseball. Contract news for Deibinson Romero, Sean Burroughs
The team re-signed Class AA third baseman Deibinson Romero, but Sean Burroughs has elected to become a free agent after not realizing his goal of making it back to the bigs this season.

Parker Hageman at TwinsCentric: Twins should sign Kevin Youkilis
Upside of signing Youkilis: he can hit, and his peripheral stats indicate he might have been better than his numbers at the plate last year. Downside: it'd mean playing Youk at third and Trevor Plouffe at second, meaning the Twins might have to regularly play a fifth infielder in order to get their infield defense up to par.