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01-18

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Rubbing Mud: Dozier and the Doyers
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Matthew Trueblood

01-13

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Transaction Analysis: Going Back To Cali
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Aaron Gleeman

12-30

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Best of BP 2016: The Fall of the Ryan Empire
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Aaron Gleeman

11-23

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Transaction Analysis: Twins Pay For Stolen Strikes
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Aaron Gleeman

09-28

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Banjo Hitter: The Derek Falvey Era
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Aaron Gleeman

08-25

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Banjo Hitter: Baseball's Unlikeliest Slugger?
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Aaron Gleeman

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Twins, Angels Make Seller-To-Seller Swap
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Aaron Gleeman, Meg Rowley, Christopher Crawford and Wilson Karaman

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Not Abad Trade
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Aaron Gleeman and Will Haines

07-29

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Transaction Analysis: Nunez's Career-Year Moves to San Francisco
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Aaron Gleeman and Adam McInturff

07-26

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Banjo Hitter: Miguel Sano Is a Strikeout Pioneer
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Aaron Gleeman

07-19

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Banjo Hitter: Twin Killing
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Aaron Gleeman

07-14

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Banjo Hitter: Where These Terrible Twins Go From Here
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Aaron Gleeman

07-12

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Banjo Hitter: The Out-of-Nowhere All-Stars
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Aaron Gleeman

06-26

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Team Chemistry: Explaining the DRA-Beaters
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John Choiniere

06-08

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Team Chemistry: The Outsized Importance of a Joe Mauer Cold Streak
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John Choiniere

05-31

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Prospectus Feature: Buxton's Back, and Not Busted Yet
by
Aaron Gleeman

05-24

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Prospectus Feature: Joe Nathan's Got One Thing To Prove
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Aaron Gleeman

05-22

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Rubbing Mud: So You Want to Fire Your General Manager
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Matthew Trueblood

05-19

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Prospectus Feature: So Long, Jose Berrios; See You Soon?
by
Aaron Gleeman

05-18

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Transaction Analysis: Fredi, Blame, Fired
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Aaron Gleeman, Wilson Karaman and Matthew Trueblood

05-17

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What You Need to Know: Jose Berrios: Not An Instant Ace
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Daniel Rathman

05-17

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Prospectus Feature: The Fall of the Ryan Empire
by
Aaron Gleeman

04-29

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Raising Aces: Debut Ante: Jose Berrios
by
Doug Thorburn

04-19

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Rubbing Mud: Joe Mauer and Me
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Matthew Trueblood

04-15

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What You Need to Know: Nobody Is 0-21, Yet
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Nicolas Stellini

04-07

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Prospectus Feature: Can the Twins Sweep ROY Voting, Still Lose?
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Bryan Grosnick

03-30

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Rumor Roundup: Who Will Save The Phillies' 55ish Wins This Year?
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Emma Baccellieri

03-02

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Outta Left Field: The Remarkable Buxton Projection
by
Dustin Palmateer

02-29

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Winter Is Leaving
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Matthew Trueblood

02-17

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Prospectus Feature: The Way-Too-Early Baseball Awards Breakdown
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Bryan Grosnick

01-05

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Rubbing Mud: Kyle Gibson's Encouraging Comp, and Kyle Gibson's Really Encouraging Comp
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Matthew Trueblood

12-22

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Rubbing Mud: Same Old Twins
by
Matthew Trueblood

12-04

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Transaction Analysis: Park-Life
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Bret Sayre

11-11

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Rubbing Mud: The Great Big Exasperated AL Central Shrug
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Matthew Trueblood

10-02

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What You Need to Know: Wild!
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Chris Mosch

09-18

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Rubbing Mud: The Twins vs the Universe
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Matthew Trueblood

07-24

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Rubbing Mud: Trading Trevor Plouffe
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Matthew Trueblood

06-01

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Rubbing Mud: OMG Twinsies
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Matthew Trueblood

05-08

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What You Need to Know: Smoked!
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Daniel Rathman

05-05

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The Call-Up: Eddie Rosario
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Christopher Crawford and Craig Goldstein

05-01

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What You Need to Know: Sold!
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Chris Mosch

04-10

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BP Unfiltered: The Best Part of the Twins Season So Far
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Zachary Levine

04-03

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Rubbing Mud: Four Good Young PItchers, Four Unusual Situations
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Matthew Trueblood

03-27

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Every Team's Moneyball: Minnesota Twins: Rebuilding in Plain View
by
Ken Funck

03-26

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Transaction Analysis: It's Olivera Now, Baby Blue
by
R.J. Anderson

03-13

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Rubbing Mud: How the Twins Discovered Moneyball 10 Years Too Late
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Matthew Trueblood

02-17

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2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational Rankings
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Mark Anderson, Jeff Moore and BP Prospect Staff

02-09

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2015 Prospects: Top 101 Prospects of 2015
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Nick J. Faleris, Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

01-09

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2015 Prospects: Minnesota Twins Top 10 Prospects
by
Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

12-23

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Transaction Analysis: Gently Hughes'd
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R.J. Anderson

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Brian Dozier is still in Minnesota, but maybe the Dodgers and the Twins were right to balk at a deal.

Last week I attended SportCon, a day-long convention on analytics in sports put on by an organization called MinneAnalytics. There were six seminar sessions throughout the day at the enclosed downtown campus of St. Thomas University in Minneapolis. I was sitting in an auditorium/lecture hall early in the afternoon, waiting for new Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey to walk in for a panel on how teams use analytical information in coaching and advance scouting, when Ken Rosenthal’s Twitter feed told me what business Falvey had concluded prior to making the short trip from Target Field to the conference: The Dodgers and Twins had reached a semi-official impasse, and Brian Dozier was (however flimsily) assured of remaining in Minnesota for a while.

That "news" is sorry succor for the news-starved fans of the baseball offseason and it rippled through the room like word that the keg has run dry at a wedding reception. If the convention were at Loyola Marymount instead of St. Thomas, it’s fair to guess that the tone would have been the same. Twins fans have wanted this deal for most of the winter. Dodgers fans have approached it cautiously, hugging their prospects tightly but with a measure of anticipation, too. Neither front office will endear themselves to large swaths of their fan base by walking away from the bargaining table. The Twins are still likely to be a losing team in 2017 and the aggressive rebuild Falvey and general manager Thad Levine have hinted at seems on hold until Dozier is dealt.

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Trevor Plouffe finds a new home in Oakland and his former team adds veteran depth.

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Can anybody in 2016 identify what the Twins are good at?

With the year winding to a close, Baseball Prospectus is revisiting some of our favorite articles of the year. This was originally published on May 17, 2016.

Twins general manager Terry Ryan is a Well-Respected Baseball Man™.

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Minnesota landed its top free agent target, pitch-framing master Jason Castro.

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Minnesota hopes shaking up the front office with a new-school hire works as well as it did three decades ago.

Two months after firing longtime general manager Terry Ryan the Twins have decided on his replacement, hiring Indians assistant general manager Derek Falvey as their new front office boss. Going from the 62-year-old, old school, highly experienced Ryan to the 33-year-old, new school, inexperienced Falvey represents a massive shift for the Twins, but one that was clearly necessary following the worst season in team history and a fifth season with 90-plus losses in the past six years. It’s an organization begging for change.

Minnesota’s unsuccessful attempts to interview ex-general managers Alex Anthopoulos and Ben Cherington made headlines and Falvey was rarely portrayed as the front-runner throughout a process aided by the Korn Ferry search firm. In the end he beat out, among others, Rays vice president of baseball operations (and former Baseball Prospectus staffer) Chaim Bloom, Cubs vice president of player development and amateur scouting Jason McLeod, and Royals assistant general manager J.J. Picollo.

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Give it up for 'the next Jamey Carroll.'

Twins second baseman Brian Dozier leads all major-league middle infielders in homers this season with 30. He also led all major-league middle infielders in homers last season with 28. And dating back to 2013—his first full year in the big leagues—Dozier leads all major-league middle infielders in homers with 99, ahead of Robinson Cano (90) and Troy Tulowitzki (84). Dozier is baseball’s premier slugging middle infielder. How the hell did that happen?

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Minnesota gets creative in dumping Ricky Nolasco, as the Twins also send a former top prospect to the Angels and get back Hector Santiago. Also, the Angels send Joe Smith to the Cubs.

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Boston picks up some left-handed bullpen help and Minnesota adds a hard-throwing reliever prospect/project.

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Eduardo Nunez goes from backup to All-Star to traded, as the Twins send the veteran infielder to the Giants.

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The Twins phenom hits homers at a spectacular pace but strikes out at a record pace. That's not by accident, and it's not necessarily by mistake.

Miguel Sano will play the 150th game of his career tonight, which is a nice round-number place to pause and examine how one of the decade’s best offensive prospects has fared so far.

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The Twins finally change course, firing longtime GM Terry Ryan and perhaps setting the club up for its first real philosophical change in decades.

In a move that’s somehow simultaneously a long time coming and shocking, the Twins fired Terry Ryan after two stints and 18 total years as general manager. Ryan’s teams won four division titles in five years from 2002-2006, but that success was limited to the regular season and bookended by ineptitude. Overall with Ryan as GM the Twins had a .474 winning percentage and were 149 games below .500, including a 318-421 (.430) record in his second stint. Their lone postseason series win under Ryan was 15 years ago and they haven’t won a playoff game in 13 years.

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The Twins are uncharacteristically vowing to be sellers this July. Makes it easier to say 'so long' when these are the parts you have to sell.

The first half was a mess for the Twins.

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