Minnesota Twins Web Gems: Panda, Pitching and Presley

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A day full of rumors, but not a whole lot of action around Major League Baseball on Thursday. The big headline was Bug Selig’s successor, Rob Manfred, was given a five-year to begin his term as commissioner of the MLB. Manfred takes over on January 25.

Let’s take a spin around the Fansided Network for the rest of the Puckett’s Pond’s Minnesota Twins Web Gems.

We start with ex-Twins news!

Alex Presley

, remember him. Yes, Presley, that ‘fourth’ outfielder that would have been real handy almost instantly after he departed, will be staying in Houston. He and Houston have avoided arbitration.

Climbing Tal’s Hill has the details

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More from Minnesota Twins News

  • Pablo Sandoval is one of the huge free agent names on the market and is highly wanted. The Red Sox and Giants are already in, but another NL West team might be interested in The Panda. Call To The Pen tells you who.
  • The Blue Jays made a big splash with the signing of Russel Martin. While many are happy north of the border, Dioner Navarro might not be so happy. He might just want to be moving along. Jays Journal explains the catcher catch-up.
  • Jon Lester is like Pablo Sandoval, he is really wanted. Lester spoke with the Atlanta Braves on Thursday. Tomahawk Tale fills us in on what happened.
  • Shrug-your-shoulders trade alert: Sam Gaviglio goes to Seattle, Ty Kelly goes to St. Louis. Redbird Rants has further details.
  • The Minnesota Twins story of the day: fan favorite closer Eddie Guardado is going to be the team’s bullpen coach. Ahh, the memories.
  • Here’s to a happy weekend. Enjoy the weekend and then the half-week you work and then the two days before Christmas. We’re going to be a real productive society. Go Twins!

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