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  1. Twins Sign Jason Kubel to a Minor League Deal

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ID:	6160Consider it phase two of Terry Ryan’s sinister plan, Getting The Band Back Together: According to 1500ESPN.com’s Darren Wolfson, the Twins have inked Jason Kubel to a minor league deal.

    In November Pioneer Press's Mike Berardino wrote that outfielder Jason Kubel, who was released by the Cleveland Indians earlier in the day, would be interested in a reunion with the Minnesota Twins.

    “Yeah, for sure,” Kubel said. “I loved it here. I really miss
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  2. On Terry Ryan, Truth And Gravity

    In Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert M Pirsig dwells on a topic about which we often argue at Twins Daily: Truth. (*1) Given a finite amount of data – and there is always only a finite amount of data – the human imagination is capable of creating an infinite number of explanations for what that data. But ultimately, one strikes us as The Truth. It can feel like an epiphany, an absolute. But it’s really just the prettiest of the explanations of which we can conceive.

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  3. AL Central Offseason Update

    With the Winter Meetings coming to an end, I thought it would be a good time to take a look at the offseason happenings in the AL Central. Included are the major moves each team has made, a recap of those moves and a grade on how each team has done up to this point.

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    Detroit Tigers

    Key Additions: Ian Kinsler, Joe Nathan, Rajai Davis, Joba Chamberlain, Steve Lombardozzi, and Ian Krol

    Key Losses: Prince Fielder, Doug Fister, ...

    Updated 12-12-2013 at 10:05 PM by JP3700

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  4. 2014 offseason Minnesota Twins top 40 prospects: summary; all 1-40

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    I have been counting down the Twins top 40 prospects with descriptions and scouting reports of the players, their potential, their likely destinations for 2014, and in some cases the reasons why they were ranked where they were. These detailed reports for prospects 36-40 are here, 31-35 here, 26-30 here , 21-25 here, 16-20 here, 11-15 here, 6-10 here, and you can find all segments in reverse order here.

    I ...
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  5. Rules For Fixing the Minnesota Twins: Rule #1

    As every single user of Twins Daily is aware, the Twins are in a state of despair in nearly every facet baseball. Over the next several weeks, I will be posting steps that need to be taken in order to fix the Minnesota Twins. Had I started 3 weeks ago, rule number one would have obviously been starting pitching. Recently, however, Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes have both been inked to multi-year deals and another starter could be on the way as early as Thursday or Friday. With Nolasco, Hughes, Correia, ...
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  6. 2014 off-season Minnesota Twins top 40 prospect countdown: 1-5

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    This is the eighth segment of the 2014 off-season Twins top 40 prospects, and we entered the top 10. Prospects 36-40 are here, 31-35 here, 26-30 here , 21-25 here, 16-20 here, 11-15 here, 6-10 here, and you can find all segments in reverse order here.

    This is not the last post in these. For completeness sake, I will have a summary post with all 40 tomorrow.



    The number 1 to 5 off-season ...

    Updated 12-11-2013 at 03:43 PM by Thrylos

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  7. Winter Meetings Primer: Talk to Contact Ep 63

    Episode 63 of the Twins baseball podcast, Talk To Contact (@TalkToContact), is now available for download via iTunes or by clicking here.

    This week we delve into the winter meetings, or rather, we get together and speculate wildly about things that may or may not happen. Will Bronson Arroyo or Mike Pelfrey end up in a Twins uniform in 2014? What about Stephen Drew? We also attempt to discuss
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  8. Twins Looking for Another Pavano in Arroyo?

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ID:	6149Monday's Rumor Mill Round-Up included an update on Bronson Arroyo, who was set to meet with multiple teams -- including the Twins -- at this week's Winter Meetings.

    I judged the probability of a match being rather low, largely because I guessed the local club would cease to be aggressive bidders for a free agent of Arroyo's caliber after committing nearly $75 million Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes, but Ken Rosenthal tweeted later in the day that the ...
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  9. Davis Gone to Detroit - What next?

    Davis is said to be ready to sign with Detroit - What could or should the Twins do in their attempt to find OF veteran leadership?
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  10. Josh Willingham: Breaking (him) down

    Josh Willingham is coming off the worst full season of his career. It's very easy to say that this was due to a 34 year old player reaching his inevitable decline. But is it really that simple? I wanted to take a deeper look at the numbers to see if this was the case.

    Willingham actually started his 2013 campaign off well. He continued where he had left off in 2012. Josh posted a .250/.400/.544 slash line in April. Unfortunately, that would be the only month where he was above league ...

    Updated 12-10-2013 at 09:42 AM by JP3700

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  11. 2014 off-season Minnesota Twins top 40 prospect countdown: 6-10

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    This is the seventh segment of the 2014 off-season Twins top 40 prospects, and we entered the top 10. Prospects 36-40 are here, 31-35 here, 26-30 here , 21-25 here, 16-20 here, 11-15 here, and you can find all segments in reverse order here.

    The number 6 to 10 off-season 2014 Minnesota Twins prospects are:

    10. Stephen Gonsalves LHSP, DOB: 7/8/1994, 6'5", 190 lbs.

    Stephen Gonsalves was ...
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  12. December Mailbag!

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!

    A mailbag on a Tuesday? Now I've heard of everything! Remember that song "December" by Collective Soul? This mailbag is dedicated to that song. As is typical, these are actual questions that will be actually answered by me. This month, I even have some questions written by others! Fame! FAME!

    The Twins have been surprisingly active this Fall, adding two starting pitchers and cutting one Australian. What do ...
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  13. Minor League Bargaining Chips

  14. Minor League Bargaining Chips

    Assuming Sano and Buxton are off the table, and with Rasario in the penalty box, has anyone offered say a list of our top 5 prospects as viable trade chips?
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