"I grew up with it." That's what Joe Pohlad says of criticism. He hears it, on payroll and playoff losing streaks, but he doesn't let it drive him.
Jim Pohlad will still represent the Minnesota Twins in league matters. Joe will run the Twins' daily business and baseball operations.
Agent Scott Boras likes to use leverage and play the slow game, meaning the Twins might spend all winter wondering if Carlos Correa will return to his shortstop position in Minnesota.
Twins President Dave St. Peter said of getting more fans access to the Twins on TV: "There isn't an issue that we're dealing with that's more important than that issue."
Oft-injured Twins outfielder Byron Buxton, one of several players sporting new uniforms from the team's rebrand on Friday, said he's on "Cloud Nine" now that he can resume running.
Gio Urshela had a strong 2022 season but is slated to perhaps make more than $9 million next year. The Twins received a Class A pitching prospect in return.
The music was loud and the uniform reveal splashy at the Mall of America. And, the columnist writes, the "Twin Cities" jersey definitely was neat.
Saying the new look is "inspired by the past" and "built for the future" the Twins rolled out a baseball diamond shaped catwalk to unveil the fresh design. It's the first major overhaul of the team's uniform since 1987.
Some Twins fans got snarky when it was announced that Byron Buxton would be part of today's jersey reveal at the Mall of America — and the Twins outfielder was having none of it.
Urshela had a strong season, but would get a big contract in arbitration. Pagan struggled mightily after being obtained from San Diego.
Wary of losing some of their brightest prospects to next month's Rule 5 draft, the Twins added three minor league pitchers and a second baseman to their major league roster.
Righthanded hitter Kyle Garlick avoided arbitration for a contract worth $750,000.
Miguel Sano was a great prospect, then a good hitter, then a pretty good weapon, and then he was gone. Here's why he never lived up to the expectations and plunged into mediocrity.
Cody Stashak, a 28-year-old righthander, pitched parts of the past four seasons in the major leagues.
Luis Arraez became a Silver Slugger on Thursday, which is a little weird. Because the Twins' latest batting champion doesn't consider himself a slugger at all.
The Carlos Correa conundrum is the necessary first domino that will dictate other off-season moves by the Twins, and if there really is mutual interest it might come down to one big choice.
Derek Shomon was the hitting coach last season at Class AA Wichita and will be an assistant with the Twins next season.
The Twins will pay Miguel Sano $2.7 million to let him out of his contract and declined options on two veteran starting pitchers who had disappointing 2022 seasons.
Carlos Correa insisted all season that he wants to return to Minnesota permanently. But he also plans to seek a contract with far more guaranteed money
The team will have a lot of personnel decisions to make, and plenty of wiggle room, as the MLB offseason gets underway.