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Twins writer for @TheAthletic. Chicago. San Diego. Sonoma County. Friend to The Dutchman, Uber driver extraordinaire, horseshit connoisseur.

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@bobby_baseball I think they’d much prefer not to be in that position. But they did handle it well.Fun Twins chat with @DanHayesMLB, who joined us live from the Video Poker Lounge (probably). On the #MNTwins at the… https://t.co/CRPpJUeyRT
Retweeted by Dan Hayes @Orono55356 They added $40m in 2018 salary alone last winter, including paying Pineda $2m so they could take a chan… https://t.co/JT140d9hdY
12/14
2018
@Orono55356 When you hear “cheap” constantly associated & there’s evidence to the contrary w/ the current plan, but… https://t.co/vxOpKWsSOh @Orono55356 But ownership responded with money. And given what transpired with their core, how would I look at it a… https://t.co/AHyQaActDn @Orono55356 Well look at it from my side. The team thought it had a young core in place last year and spent to buil… https://t.co/junQx3txMJ @neg_dave And if Schoop bounces back, he’s 28 and might want to stick around. He didn’t want to sign for more than… https://t.co/kA1KUfBIXR @neg_dave They were extremely aggressive with Schoop. I know it’s not exciting because he had a bad year. But that was a great value sign. @JeffWood28 Loud noises @AaronGleeman https://t.co/kFjWWzeG5P @zmotalk @AaronGleeman Encarnación, Cruz, maybe Yonder Alonso if Cleveland is looking to move him. There are option… https://t.co/g8mYGs9VRi @AaronGleeman No, Aaron. They’re just being cheap. This doesn’t reflect patience and smarts on their part knowing t… https://t.co/yEHdEbCkzz @neg_dave Player A is a free agent. He’s asking for a lot w/ a minimal market. There are 3-4 potential similar play… https://t.co/ZoIa1Jo1e7 @Badgers89_ Nelson Cruz would not be a retread if they sign him. @Badgers89_ I really wouldn’t be shocked if they landed a DH type very soon. Just no need to make it happen during… https://t.co/Rvjc84MXyoThis is a pretty amazing video of #MNTwins’ Triple-A Rule 5 reliever Dusten Knight. https://t.co/eYH7VCZRRzThad Levine: “There’s 2 months to the opening of spring training. We’re not in a rush. We’re trying to make sound b… https://t.co/xUaA1ycYHY#MNTwins selected RHP Dusten Knight in the minor-league phase of the Rule 5 draft. He’ll play at Triple-A Rochester.#MNTwins took nobody in the major-league phase of the Rule 5 and didn’t lose anyone either. @twolvesfan Tampa just spent $30m today on a pitcher. @twolvesfan Where’s your info from? @twolvesfan Don’t see it. @atomskicker00 @pucklusti10 They spent last year on good players. It didn’t work out. A bunch of people had bad years. That’s about it. @BackinND I can’t say for sure. But the opp cost of a DH with control vs a guy they could just sign and provide sho… https://t.co/V7LyyKnzle @BackinND He would be but he’d cost the most in prospects.#MNTwins have looked into many DH options. Sounds as if they like Nelson Cruz the most. They’ve discussed trades fo… https://t.co/06NbG6cMet @BAngarone Thank you @pucklusti10 They’ve been in constant contact and had him checking in at their DR academy and Fort Myers. This is a… https://t.co/92As2RRTeW @BAngarone Just a function of having a young team that’s a little more established than the WSox. They’ve been doin… https://t.co/6MpGGrMcDm @pucklusti10 No it’s not. They finished hiring the coaching staff right around Thanksgiving. The coaching staff got… https://t.co/kiqIzt13FpIf the Twins can turn around Buxton and Sanó, that’s bigger than most player acquisitions they could make given the… https://t.co/YMi8yc6VINIf the schedule aligns, Rocco Baldelli hopes to meet with Byron Buxton and Miguel Sanó in person before the end of… https://t.co/Sf69GN0dux @speedbump25 I mean, very few people have signed. @speedbump25 Haven't heard his name the entire offseason.Former #MNTwins pitcher finds a new home. https://t.co/4AJo6IIPeX
12/13
2018
@VikingKing888 @czech_brandon Because Santana and Cron could rotate between 1B/DH if they didn’t land Cruz. @VikingKing888 @czech_brandon They signed Cron. @czech_brandon I don’t think they have space for Gonzalez. I wouldn’t be surprised if they wound up with either Nel… https://t.co/GAHU9YLj5j @SotaFan Nobody is unless it was for another player move. @SotaFan Full roster. No room#MNTwins manager Rocco Baldelli has reached out to all his new players. But he plans to visit Byron Buxton and Migu… https://t.co/kZyR1IlaWODerek Falvey and Thad Levine didn’t seem surprised to find Byron Buxton was “pissed” today in first public comments… https://t.co/l9e9r3qc1U
12/12
2018
@Tjpc5217 Thank you. Had a lot of fun putting it together.The quest for a DH has the #MNTwins looking at Nelson Cruz and Carlos Santana, among other options. @DanHayesMLB w… https://t.co/GBz0UhMBc4
Retweeted by Dan Hayes @jakelarsen They have a need at DH and have $.The #MNTwins do have interest in Nelson Cruz and Carlos Santana. But they also want to find the best deal for them.… https://t.co/kLIxjYsC7C
12/11
2018
@Robens75 Payroll was significantly increased last year when they thought they had a young core worthy. Just becaus… https://t.co/fs9ihw7ly2 @Robens75 Spring training is two months away. The offseason has barely begun. Everyone except Seattle and the NL Ea… https://t.co/xwD6VnpwnmI wouldn’t rule out Nelson Cruz as a fit for the #MNTwins down the road. However, doesn’t sound like there’s curren… https://t.co/OA97yl2VzSIs there too much free time At the winter meetings? Chipper Jones: Yes. https://t.co/RyT0JhlAkoA few prospect confirmations for #TwinsFest on Jan 25-27 at Target Field: @FlashGThe3rd @AKirilloff19… https://t.co/nmBtv8NBuT
Retweeted by Dan HayesThere was a lot to unpack when @jon_greenberg and I looked into that time in Las Vegas where Jake Peavy was almost… https://t.co/x7LTzjDK3q
12/10
2018
From Kevin Towers driving 4 1/2 hours w/ Jake Peavy's agent, Barry Axelrod, to Peavy & Rick Sutcliffe celebrating a… https://t.co/72y7nZXpdzBud Black on Kevin Towers’ efforts during the winter meetings: https://t.co/2r4nyeMfH9 @TheAthleticCHI @DanHayesMLB @jon_greenberg Speaking as a first hand witness the O.G. of Peavy Go Cubs Go rendition… https://t.co/mhIGuklcIq
Retweeted by Dan Hayes @ChuckGarfien I remember him saying out loud he couldn’t talk about certain things because of the potential for tam… https://t.co/O2On7VtqT9 @TheQumarZaman @Shep670 @TheAthleticCHI @jon_greenberg The fact he even was able to sing it after the pre-concert c… https://t.co/YobkKquEe1 @Shep670 @TheAthleticCHI @DanHayesMLB @jon_greenberg And Sut wasn't there with Peavy when he was "singing" it. We d… https://t.co/vRaKmSsplK
Retweeted by Dan Hayes @Shep670 @TheAthleticCHI @DanHayesMLB @jon_greenberg There it is. https://t.co/EAfdsInYRq
Retweeted by Dan Hayes @iamshack24 I just knew it was gonna be a great interview when that’s how it began.Thinking a trade to the #Cubs was imminent, Rick Sutcliffe & Jake Peavy were hanging out back stage with the band b… https://t.co/wsGZpNNRagHow drunk do you have to be to not know if Mark Grace is at a bar with you singing “Go Cubs Go?” @DanHayesMLB explo… https://t.co/CpVddM0DLD
Retweeted by Dan HayesThe last time the winter meetings were in Las Vegas, the #Padres nearly traded Jake Peavy to the #Cubs.… https://t.co/uOFfxj5e6A
12/9
2018
@vegasfaninMN I think the younger part is really huge. Dozier was so valuable the previous 4 years.
12/8
2018
@vegasfaninMN Dozier, 31, was hurt last year & was going to cost way more than what they got Schoop, 27, for. Even… https://t.co/eFamGTdElV @vegasfaninMN You say that as if it’s an issue. He’s a 27-year-old offensive minded 2B. Dozier produced a ton for them. @Daviddix69 And honestly, I haven’t looked at the WAR projections so I don’t know if that’s realistic at all, the 8… https://t.co/762kS3FEC1This is the news that you never, ever want to hear. It never gets any easier. RIP Louie. You were always a pleasure… https://t.co/ReOE3oNGtF
Retweeted by Dan Hayes @Daviddix69 Not as they’re presently constructed, no. They’d probably need peak years from everyone to reach 85-90… https://t.co/LrKd61nvcb @enge0280 You’re welcome. You too. @enge0280 Both should healthy. And I don’t see them changing direction. Hard to move Castro with an $8m salary.You still have a little bit longer to submit your #MNTwins questions. https://t.co/g5YIlF8soOTalking #MNTwins in 15 minutes here: https://t.co/g5YIlF8soO @hiatus_blog If you’re assuming this is it for the moves, I could see your point. But it’s Dec. 7. There’s many mon… https://t.co/7ZkHDadAAe @hiatus_blog I don’t think it’s all that difficult for a guy with his track record to rebound.Also a reminder on today’s #MNTwins chat at 12:30 p.m. CST. Here’s the link. https://t.co/g5YIlF8soOThe #MNTwins are looking for a big rebound from Jonathan Schoop, who produced 6 f-WAR from 2016-17. And with their… https://t.co/gJabTx9ZGF @TA_Biceps @czech_brandon And the statement isn't representing me, it's just something I've heard and am reporting/… https://t.co/39JSpDwJ97 @TA_Biceps @czech_brandon None taken at all. I think they're looking at ways to cash in now for the future while st… https://t.co/cEsmZ5tO0I @czech_brandon Definitely think there are possibilities out there because a trade of a Kepler or Gibson or even Tay… https://t.co/tCp3jrMVtE @czech_brandon I think it keeps the possibility of a bigger move open bc they have a few guys in place on shorter-t… https://t.co/P9jgXPPtzTDerek Falvey on comps of 1-year deals given to Schoop, Lynn & Morrison: "It's naturally going to be connected becau… https://t.co/50YYXeSWu4 @DaveWheeler11 I think if they make three to four more moves to bolster the roster, and one or two is a big one, th… https://t.co/K5LVB8mrl7Updated story on the #MNTwins' signings of Jonathan Schoop and Ronald Torreyes with comments from CBO Derek Falvey.… https://t.co/dMtLWC78tZ @WarneCody @NickNelsonMN Right. But I’ve had him as my No. 3 for most of the season. Had I not earned a bye this we… https://t.co/MoyoYTescf @WarneCody @NickNelsonMN Wait, you’re telling me that Henry couldn’t have been someone’s underperforming 3rd behind… https://t.co/YhwZV7wO2i @NickNelsonMN Could see a team that lost a key starter like Hunt being in a position to need Henry this week. @Mfinlou @GopherGangsta27 Past performance would not indicate straws. @GopherGangsta27 @Mfinlou Morrison had one really good year before signing. Schoop had a bad year after two really good ones. He’s also 27. @VikingKing888 I don’t think they would unless they traded someone else. @Mfinlou Schoop is 27 and has 78 homers over the last 3 years. Your definition of garbage is questionable. @VikingKing888 Torreyes has played everywhere but first base. @VikingKing888 Schoop had a bad year. But he’s 27 and has 110 home runs in the majors. Torreyes is a super utility guy. Yes, both can help. @riktamania Gordon had a terrible year last year. I think the talent is real but also would want my players to prove it.The #MNTwins were running thin on infielders until they added Jonathan Schoop and Ronald Torreyes on Thursday. Here… https://t.co/FlB8dDtysX
12/7
2018
The one-year deal for Ronald Torreyes is a split contract. If he makes the major-league team, he earns an $800K bas… https://t.co/clavcjmukePSA for Twins fans: Jonathan Schoop's last name is pronounced like the mouthwash and not like the Salt-N-Pepa song.… https://t.co/pV77mmLm5W
Retweeted by Dan Hayes @matthewpouliot As someone noted to me last week, if anybody goes down, they weren't sure who'd get the call to the… https://t.co/h3Z66fXdk5 @JoeCepps #SnackMix4Life @_USTommie Down years happen. He’s 27. It’s worth the risk.
12/6
2018

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