“We never stopped talking to the Twins after the Mets fell through,” Correa tells FOX 9. “I told Scott I want to go back and play with my boys.” Carlos Correa speaks with FOX 9’s Jim Rich as he returns to the Twins on a six-year deal.
Posted: January 30, 2023, 5:11 am
At TwinsFest in Minneapolis on Saturday, Duran said he thinks he can heat his fastball up to 105 mph this season. Last season, Duran’s hardest pitch was a 103.3 mph fastball that he threw to Cleveland’s Franmil Reyes on May 14. According to Baseball Savant, there were 23 pitches of at least 103 mph in the big leagues last season.
Posted: January 29, 2023, 3:25 pm
The Minnesota Twins have the best defensive outfielder in baseball in Byron Buxton. Of course, Buxton has only managed to appear in more than 100 games once in his career, and that was all the way back in 2017. When Buxton was on the shelf in 2022, the Twins gave 347 plate appearances to Gilberto Celestino, a solid defender but a miserable offensive performer at the major-league level.
Posted: January 29, 2023, 2:39 pm
Jose Miranda can detail his exact weekly regimen, the elite team he assembled to guide him and all the work he did this offseason to help upgrade his game. But Carlos Correa can put it much more succinctly. “He looks sexy. You see that body?” Correa said Saturday from TwinsFest. “… He looks really good. He looks in shape. He looks ready to work.” No, Miranda wasn’t going around Target Field …
Posted: January 29, 2023, 6:08 am
The Twins have rarely competed for top talent on the free-agent market. The signing of Carlos Correa to a franchise-record contract could alter perceptions of the franchise, and if that happens, it will be due mostly to the Correa deal, a long-running, sharp-winding negotiation that required chief baseball officer Derek Falvey to play the role of persistent diplomat, working around the clock …
Posted: January 29, 2023, 6:06 am
The Twins highlighted their new players and new uniforms this weekend. But TwinsFest itself may have been the newest enterprise on display. After two years of COVID-19 cancellations, the winter event returned in a stripped-down form, with the Target Field festival limited to just one day rather than three, but a new meet-the-players party added away from the park. The response? “Very positive, …
Posted: January 29, 2023, 2:55 am
The absence of former Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Joe Kelly was felt in the ways of his enthusiasm and sometimes demonstrative attitude. Heading into another year with the Chicago White Sox, Kelly announced the release date for his new book, which opens with a memorable moment from the Dodgers’ 2020 World Series season. Kelly dealt with multiple injuries with the White Sox last season, including a biceps strain, hamstring issues, and knee trouble.
Posted: January 29, 2023, 12:32 am
La Velle’s 3-2 Pitch: Three observations and two predictions on Sundays. . . . The 2019 season wasn’t that long ago, but the Twins have changed immensely since the Bomba Squad. That was the season in which they belted a Major League Baseball-record 307 home runs. It led to bobbleheads, T-shirts and juiced ball conspiracies. That 101-victory season was the first for Rocco Baldelli as Twins …
Posted: January 28, 2023, 11:37 pm
The Minnesota Twins start Spring Training on Feb. 15 in Fort Myers, Florida where the effects of Hurricane Ian are still being felt. Ian hit Southwest Florida four months ago. The recovery is still ongoing.
Posted: January 28, 2023, 11:20 pm
Joe Mauer will be the next addition to the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame.
Posted: January 28, 2023, 12:49 am
The Twins “have significant concerns,” but don’t anticipate any disruptions to their 2023 television schedule, team president and CEO Dave St. Peter said days after Bloomberg reported that Diamond Sports Group LLC, which does business as Bally Sports, is facing potential bankruptcy. Diamond, which is owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., will “likely skip $140 million in interest …
Posted: January 28, 2023, 12:22 am
MLB Network named Dansby Swanson the sixth-best shortstop in the league. However, the other shortstop free agents this offseason took the top three spots.
Posted: January 27, 2023, 4:33 am
Drake football is set to play South Dakota State, the reigning national champions, in September. But this game won’t be at a typical football stadium.
Posted: January 25, 2023, 3:54 pm
Drew Smyly is extremely bullish on Dansby Swanson, advocating for him to come to the Cubs during the offseason.
Posted: January 25, 2023, 2:43 am
The 61st annual Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan stops in 12 cities this year. FOX 9’s Jim Rich checks out the festivities in St. Cloud, speaking with Jose Miranda.
Posted: January 25, 2023, 12:28 am
The Minnesota Twins acquired veteran Michael A. Taylor from the Kansas City Royals on Monday night, adding depth and defense to their outfield in exchange for two relief pitching prospects.
Posted: January 24, 2023, 3:20 pm
The Twins traded reigning AL batting champion Luis Arrez to the Miami Marlins and the Chicago White Sox are ecstatic.
Posted: January 24, 2023, 3:03 pm
Jan. 24—Twin Valley grad A.J. Alexy, a right-handed pitcher, was designated for assignment for the third time this offseason on Monday, this time by the Minnesota Twins. Minnesota needed space on its 40-man roster for outfielder Michael A. Taylor, acquired in a trade from Kansas City earlier Monday. The 24-year-old Alexy had been acquired by the Twins from the Washington National for …
Posted: January 24, 2023, 11:51 am