Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip: Hottest Hot Stove
Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, December 1st, 2017
Welcome to the December 1st edition of the Daily Dip, your daily piece of news and notes here on Puckett’s Pond, offseason edition. You’ll find the most recent news of the Minnesota Twins organization, stories from around the game, and links to any information you may want to know about the Minnesota Twins or baseball as we work our way through the hot stove season!
Minnesota Twins Scores, News and Notes
Australian Baseball League Update
Aaron Whitefield led off and played right field for Brisbane on Thursday as they played Melbourne, but Melbourne’s ace, former Twin Mark Hamburger shut down the Bandits. Whitefield went 0-4 with a pair of strikeouts.
Dominican Winter League Update
Current Twins minor league free agent catcher Carlos Paulino got the start for Gigantes del Cibao on Thursday and went 0-2 with a walk, picking off a runner at 3rd base during the game.
Venezuelan Winter League Update
New Twins signee Willians Astudillo was signed on Thursday by the Twins officially and on Thursday, he started for Caribes de Anzoategui at third base, going 1-3. He did make his 6th error of the VWL, however.
On Thursday, Leonardo Reginatto started at DH for Bravos de Margarita and went 0-4 with a strikeout.
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Derek Falvey stated that the Twins haveYu Darvish
firmly on the team’s radar for their offseason plans, as multiple reports have indicated and have now been confirmed by both he and Thad Levine.
Twins likely to tender all 6 arbitration-eligible players
In an unsurprising report, the Minnesota Twins are expected to tender all 6 of their arbitration-eligible players when the deadline comes into play today. All six players have a role that make sense for them to be tendered. There could be trades after their tender, however.
Notes from around baseball
- What is Ohtani looking for?
- Yankee manager interviews complete
- Non-tender deadline tonight
- Stanton to Giants rumors intensify
- Statcast likes a Miggy rebound in 2018
- Fan has Astros-themed Christmas display
- Angels acquire Johnson from Braves
- Cruz wins top DH award
- Boxberger dealt to Diamondbacks
Next: How Twins should spend international money
One Last Thing
December opens up the offseason hot stove’s “hottest” month with winter meetings within the game December 10th through December 14th.
Per the rumors out there so far, some of the names to watch in free agency would Yu Darvish, Jake Arrieta, Lance Lynn, Alex Cobb, Tyler Chatwood, and more arms for the rotation. They’ll also be interested in a number of the top free agent relievers like Addison Reed, Wade Davis, Tony Watson, and Bryan Shaw, among others.
In trade, the Minnesota Twins are likely to reach out heavily as well. So far the Twins have been rumored with Raisel Iglesias, Brad Hand, Alex Colome, Jake Odorizzi, Gerrit Cole, and Justin Wilson.
It truly is the most wonderful time of the year!