The Twins surprised most people on the planet by winning more than 80 games and nearly making the AL playoff field.
The Mets, Royals, Twins, Cubs and other contenders made last minute trades before the August 31 deadline. Players had to be acquired by midnight to be eligible for the postseason roster.
No team in baseball is hotter than the New York Mets. Wednesday night's win over the Braves was their tenth straight victory. They have baseball's best record at 12-3.
Up next in our 2015 season preview series: the Minnesota Twins.
Are the Twins a little better than we give them credit? Our Scott White says the future is promising in his 2015 Fantasy Outlook.
One ace said he was open to signing a long-term extension prior to hitting free agency next winter. That and more is in Saturday's daily recap.
Dozens of players either filed salary figures for arbitration or agreed to contracts for 2015 on Friday. Here's a recap of those deals plus the day's other news.

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