John Manuel, who has been editor-in-chief and writing scouting reports and report cards for Baseball America for two decades , announced today that he’s been hired by the Minnesota Twins. Read more →
Here’s your moment of bittersweetness, courtesy of Jerry Gale, of Brooklyn Park, Minn., who, like a lot of people, marks the passage of time via the game of baseball. Read more →
The Minnesota Twins have the Cleveland Indians, currently the best team in the American League, right where they want them. Read more →
We laughed last spring when a baseball statistics prediction program predicted 77 wins for your Minnesota Twins. The front office had done virtually nothing to change the worst team in the American League. Last night, thanks to a walk-off home run by Byron Buxton, the Twins won their 77th game of the season. Read more →
The Minnesota Twins threw in the towel on their playoff hopes nearly two weeks ago, trading a starting pitcher it had acquired for a playoff push days earlier, and sending away its All-Star closer. That earned the scorn of local scribes who ridiculed the team for believing it had a chance at the playoffs in the first place. Read more →
A lot of us laughed when an off-season statistics calculation predicted the Minnesota Twins would win nearly 80 games this season, even though the franchise did almost nothing in the off-season to boost their roster, which lost more than 100 games last season.
We were wrong. Read more →
What’s more rare these days than the Twins staying within 10 runs of their opponents? A triple play. Even better: An around-the-horn triple play.
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Things worked out fine for the Tampa Bay Rays at Target Field on Friday night. They won 5-to-2 over the local nine.
Not so much, though, for Steven Souza Jr., who just missed catching Kenny Vargas’ fly ball to right field in the seventh inning. Read more →
The Minnesota Twins last season lost 103 games, often played in a half-empty stadium, and made a ton of cash. Read more →
The Minnesota Twins played a hastily-scheduled game at Target Field today thanks to a rainout last night. What’s with the shaming? Read more →
The Minnesota Twins are in the death rattle phase of 2016 season. Other than Brian Dozier and a clearly rejuvenated Byron Buxton, previously known as the savior of the franchise, there’s no reason to go to a ballgame.
So you can hardly blame the Twins for resorting to a fade and disgraced fashion to try to get fans into the ballpark: Zubaz, the fashion version of the mullett. Read more →
Poor Brian Dozier. It was obvious in Paul Molitor’s post-loss news conference that now people will consider it a disappointment if he doesn’t hit 40 homers every season. Read more →
If only Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano had developed the way the Twins had hoped, maybe Terry Ryan would still have a job. Read more →
Blame the schedule. Non-division teams only come into Target Field once a season. A day game was scheduled today because the Oakland A’s need to get out of town in time to get to Houston at a reasonable hour to play a game on Thursday. Read more →
Miguel Sano uses his head to get an out in a minor league rehab assignment game. Read more →