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  1. Keep the Ball In The Park

    Phil Hughes might have had plenty of people betting MLB World Series in a real spin last year as he gave away plenty of home runs in the less than pitcher friendly environment in New York.

    This year it may well be that in Minnesota he’s in a more laid-back atmosphere and more importantly in a far more pitcher friendly stadium. After seven seasons with the Yankees, Hughes signed a $24 million, three-year contract to make Target Field his new home.


    Hughes was originally ...
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  2. Farming The Twins

    It almost goes without saying that the past few seasons have been tough for the Minnesota Twins; there have been at least 96 defeats for three consecutive seasons and the latest MLB betting suggests that it might be another year before things turn around for the better.

    Yes, this year, the Twins front office has added some decent pieces to the roster through free agency but the real resurgence will surely only come when the wave of prospects that the Twins have stockpiled comes to ...
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  3. Twins have Unfinished Business

    It is fair to say that the offseason is still very much one of unfinished business for the Twins. There is still time for things to change, of course, and there may be further business to be done yet before the season starts.

    With a 2013 record of 66-96 (.407), fans betting MLB World Series knew there was a considerable need for change and strengthening within the roster and the first part of the squad that needed attention was the pitching line-up and in particular the starters. ...
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  4. Twins have Cause for Optimism

    The past three years have been rough ones in Minnesota; the tables tell you that. They have been winning games in the mid-60s and flirting with their first 100-loss season since way back in 1982.

    However, sides can sneak up on people and, when you look at all that has been happening at the franchise of late, it makes you wonder if the Twins might be able to sneak back over the 70 wins marker and actually go a bit further than that and surprise fans betting MLB World Series.
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  5. Twins Continue to Chase new Faces

    Rumours about potential new recruits continue to circulate even after the Minnesota Twins added Mike Pelfrey to the 2014 payroll.


    The Twins have now signed three free agent starters to join Kevin Correia in the rotation, but general manager Terry Ryan is believed to still be looking at adding more new faces.


    According to the bet365 MLB betting page, the Twins reportedly remain interested in signing Bronson Arroyo even after bringing in Pelfrey.

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  6. Twins seal Hughes move

    The Minnesota Twins have added some strength to their pitching rotation with the signing of Phil Hughes on a three-year contract. The 29-year old ended his six-year association with the New York Yankees at the end of last season, signing a three-year deal worth a reported $24 million.

    The move to the Twins could well be just what Hughes needs after a tough couple of seasons at the Yankees. The pitcher finished the 2010 season as an All Star after a year in which he went 18-8 with a ...
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  7. Twins still in for Saltalamacchia

    The Minnesota Twins are reportedly still discussing a contract with free-agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia who would fill the position left vacant by Joe Mauer who has announced he is moving to first base.


    The speculation in the MLB betting news comes just after the Twins agreed to sign the former LA Dodgers righthander Ricky Nolasco on the biggest contract Minnesota have ever offered to a player.


    The record previously belonged to outfielder Josh Willingham, ...
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  8. The Twins have Pitching Needs

    The list of “needs” for the Minnesota Twins is a long one this off-season. After winning back-to-back American League Central titles in 2009 and 2010, they have now suffered three consecutive losing seasons, finishing 30 games under .500 (66-96) for the second season in a row.


    The batting line-up is full of veterans but the whole franchise is threatened by the lack of quality in the starting pitching rotation and that has to be the biggest need for the Twins this off-season. ...
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  9. Perkins slump mystery revealed

    So that’s why Glen Perkins threw so badly in the latter stages of the season. Twins insiders revealed yesterday our closer underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on 1 October to fix medial meniscus in his right knee, an issue that had been troubling the 30-year-old for some time.

    Thankfully, it appears no lasting damage was caused from two months of pitching through the pain and since the surgery Perkins revealed he has felt fine. But it is nevertheless a concern for MLB betting fans ...
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  10. Twins Keep Faith with Berrios

    After a modest season at Class A Ceder Rapids, Minnesota Twins pitching prospect, J.O. Berrios, will not participate in the Puerto Rican Winter League this offseason; instead, the youngster will get himself ready for next season.


    The 19-year old recorded an 18.00 run average in two relief outings for Puerto Rico at the World Baseball Classic, striking out Robinson Cano. But playing in that tournament put Berrios a couple of weeks behind once he returned to Minnesota camp and ...
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  11. Positives to take Heading into this Weekend

    By Joe Short


    When Trevor Crowe hit that winning run in the ninth for Houston on Wednesday, Twins fans can be justified for looking for someone to blame. Having clawed our way back into the game with singles in the eighth and ninth, all reliever Brian Duensing had to do was take down three men – he got hit twice.


    We fans betting MLB World Series are right to be disappointed with Duensing. In fact, the finger could also point to Liam Hendriks for letting three ...
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  12. Twins wait on Injured Deduno

    Minnesota Twins righthander Samuel Deduno could be set for a short lay-off after doctors confirmed that he has biceps tendinitis which will affect his ability to pitch.

    The 30-year-old Dominican complained of a sore shoulder after the recent game against the Chicago White Sox but fans betting MLB World Series are hoping it is only a minor injury that has been caused by the strain of pitching for six months.

    Deduno has had a tough campaign since taking part in the World ...

    Updated 08-22-2013 at 03:43 AM by KCasey

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  13. Peterson determined to Stay in the Big Leagues

    After spending a decade slogging his way round the Minor Leagues, Brock Peterson finally achieved his dream of recording a Major League hit during the St Louis Cardinals 11-3 victory against the Phillies.


    The 29-year old, making just his second appearance in the majors, was handed his chance following injury to Matt Holliday. Peterson did his case for an extended run in the team by grabbing his first run for the franchise in a comfortable win against the Phillies, much to the delight of fans ...
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  14. Morneau Earns Early form ahead of Team Canada Meet

    The Twins manager, Ron Gardenhire, offered a neat bit of understanding on Tuesday night as he changed Minnesota’s tactics this Spring Training to give Justin Morneau chance to practice his national role before joining up with Team Canada’s for the World Baseball Classic.


    Gardenhire confirmed designated hitter, Morneau, would instead start Tuesday’s game against the Blue Jays at first base – his preferred position with the Canada side.


    The reason: to give Morneau ...
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