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A Tuesday update

Minnesota Twins Introduce Rocco Baldelli Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

The MLB Winter Meetings are traditionally a time where the hot stove boils over. While the last couple years have been slow, this season has seen players signing record deals already, and rumors flying around like crazy. Here is a round up of Twins related news and rumors that have already come out during the first (just over a) day of the meetings.

  • The Twins are in on three starters:
  • They are also at least talking to one of the best available relievers:
  • Speaking of relievers, the Twins are also connected to one of their mid-season acquisitions (the good one):
  • Some of us wanted the Twins to re-sign Kyle Gibson, before the Rangers signed him. Apparently the Rangers also signed another pitcher the Twins were interested in:
  • The Cardinals are reportedly looking for a left-handed outfielder. The Cardinals also have starting pitching in spades. Perhaps there should be some talks:

For now, that’s all the news we have, but things are likely to break quickly. Gerrit Cole is expected to sign soon, and that should open the floodgates on the next tier of pitchers, where the Twins are clearly interested. If anything major happens, we’ll have the coverage for you. In the meantime, discuss and speculate in the comments!