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Twinkie Town Talk: Positive news edition

Twinkie Town Talk: Positive news edition

Photo by Mark Brown/ If you aren’t a regular around here, welcome. Either way, jump in to the comments—this semi-recurring series of posts serves a both a link dump and an open thread. Previously, on Twinkie Town Grades for Ehire Adrianza and Randy Dobnak as that series of posts continues During which presidential terms have the Twins played the best baseball? The worst? Elsewhere, in Twins Territory The Twins will, in fact, have a new Triple-A affiliate next year. Might it be the St Paul Saints? Kenta Maeda had a great season, and was in the running for the Cy Young award. He...

Twins pitcher Kenta Maeda finishes second to Shane Bieber in AL Cy Young Award voting

Maeda's first year with the Twins was a resounding success, but Bieber was a unanimous choice among the 30 voters.

A list of all Twins pitchers who have gotten a Cy Young Award vote

Kenta Maeda finished second to Cleveland's Shane Bieber this year; the team has had four winners since 1969.

Twins Byron Buxton, Kenta Maeda miss out in Gold Glove awards

The Colorado Rockies third baseman won his eighth Gold Glove in a row, the Dodgers outfielder his fifth straight.

Is Twins' Kenta Maeda on the verge of becoming a modern day ace?

When the Derek Falvey and Thad Levine made one of the most significant trades of their tenure by dealing pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol (then 21 years old) to the Dodgers for Kenta Maeda, a veteran a decade older than Graterol, the biggest fear among Twins fans was that they were shipping out a lot of upside for a solid but unspectacular return. But the 2020 season, as abbreviated as it was, showed there are multiple types of uncovered potential: for Graterol, it relates to age. For Maeda, it has to do more with opportunity. Despite solid numbers from Maeda in two seasons as primarily a...
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Kenta Maeda, Yu Darvish vying to be the 1st Japanese Cy Young winner

Yu Darvish of the Chicago Cubs and Kenta Maeda of the Minnesota Twins are representing Japan proudly. Both are attempting to make history. The AL and NL Cy Young Award finalists were announced yesterday and Japanese-born Yu Darvish of the Cubs and Kenta Maeda of the Twins were among the three finalists from each league. […] Kenta Maeda, Yu Darvish vying to be the 1st Japanese Cy Young winner - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Twins' Kenta Maeda in final three for A.L. Cy Young Award

Kenta Maeda went 6-1 with a 2.70 ERA and 80 strikeouts this season.

Kenta Maeda Photos

Twins Player News

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    Mitch Garver

    Does Mitch Garver have positive regression coming?

  • Kenta Maeda

    Twins pitcher Kenta Maeda finishes second to Shane Bieber in AL Cy Young Award voting

  • Eddie Rosario

    Grading the 2020 Twins: Eddie Rosario

  • Byron Buxton

    Minnesota Twins: 3 Reasons why Byron Buxton should be extended now

  • Jorge Polanco

    Minnesota Twins: Should the Twins trade Jorge Polanco or Eddie Rosario?

  • Jake Cave

    Grading the 2020 Twins: Ehire Adrianza

  • Randy Dobnak

    Twinkie Town Talk: Positive news edition

  • Max Kepler

    Trading Mitch Garver is probably not a good idea

  • Ryan Jeffers

    Trading Mitch Garver is probably not a good idea

  • Luis Arraez

    Grading the 2020 Twins: Luis Arraez