Category Archives: Minnesota Twins

Karma’s Out to Get You, Kris Bryant

Dear Kris Bryant, Congratulations on becoming the top-ranked player in Minor League Baseball! I’m sure this is a very exciting time for you as you try to prove to your Major League affiliate that you are the perfect for for … Continue reading

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MLB Arbitration Rundown

If you were anywhere near Twitter yesterday, your feed was probably inundated with arbitration updates. That’s because Friday marked the deadline for teams and arbitration-eligible players to exchange salary figures; each submitting what they think the individual player is worth … Continue reading

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Minnesota Twins Showing Interest in Johan Santana’s Comeback Bid

Johan Santana is attempting another comeback bid. While that is newsworthy all by itself, there’s even more to the story that peeks this blogger’s interest. It’s looking like Santana’s comeback could involve a reunion with the Minnesota Twins. That’s the … Continue reading

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At the Very Least, Torii Hunter is Pretty Funny

Twins fans everywhere this Winter have either been celebrating or dreading the fact that the Twins anteed up $10M to a player worth probably more to the Twins for nostalgia than on the field production. To those who have dreaded, … Continue reading

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Examining Ryan Howard’s Trade Value

The Philadelphia Phillies are in the early stages of a long-overdue rebuild. The club has already shipped off long-time face of the franchise Jimmy Rollins to the Dodgers, parted ways with A.J. Burnett, and moved Marlon Byrd to the division-rival … Continue reading

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Oswaldo Arcia is Dealing with Back Issues

Minnesota Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia is currently sidelined in the Venezuelan Winter League with back issues. Rafael Rojas reports that he’s expected to sit for another 5-6 days before the club will determine the next steps. Arcia, 23, previously dealt … Continue reading

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Top 20 Remaining Free Agents, Ranked

It would be an understatement to say that this off-season has been hectic. This has been one of the most chaotic off-seasons that I’ve ever seen with players changing uniforms at a breakneck pace. That having been said, the calendar … Continue reading

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Ben Zobrist: The Ideal Twins Trade Target

The Minnesota Twins are, seemingly, done wheeling and dealing this offseason, but if they’ve got anything left up their sleeves, it should be a trade for Ben Zobrist. Rumors have been swirling for weeks now that Tampa Bay is looking … Continue reading

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#SmellBaseball

Ervin Santana, the Minnesota Twins newest pitcher, is officially following Cheap Seat Chronicles on Twitter…just like you should be doing. That’s right, y’all. Ervin Santana is following CSC. We’re officially in the big time. We’re one of a very select…um…126,000 … Continue reading

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CSC Hot Stove Catch-Up

We here at Cheap Seat Chronicles got a little bit bogged down after the Winter Meetings and fell way behind with our coverage of this offseason’s transactions. In an attempt to remedy that, we’ve gone the hotlink route and put … Continue reading

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Phil Hughes Signs 3yr/$42M Extension with Minnesota

Phil Hughes received his Christmas gift a few days early this year. The Twins and Hughes agreed on a three-year, $42 million extension this morning that locks Hughes up through the 2019 season. The extension turns his current deal into … Continue reading

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Twins Expand Search for Pitching, but Still Missing the Mark

The Twins came into the Winter Meetings in search of starting pitching…yet again. Finally, after sitting idly by for the better part of the first two and a half days of the Winter Meetings, it is beginning to look like … Continue reading

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Minnesota Twins Showing Interest in Ervin Santana

The Minnesota Twins are rarely big players in free agency, but they may be preparing to make a splash. La Velle E. Neal III is reporting that the Twins are showing interest in free agent starter Ervin Santana: Yes, the … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Pirates Re-Sign Francisco Liriano for 3-yrs/$39M

Francisco Liriano nearly pitched his way out of baseball before he signed with the Pirates two years ago. Two very good seasons later, he’s reportedly pitched himself into a three-year, $39 million deal to stay in Pittsburgh. Liriano, 31, was … Continue reading

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Reactions from a Converted White Sox Fan: Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson Join the Dark South Side

I must admit, as a relatively new Minnesota Twins fan who converted after years of cheering the White Sox, seeing Samardzija and Robertson join the dark south side really stings. Not only are Twins fans watching the rival White Sox get … Continue reading

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