Monthly Archives: March 2010

Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins Agree on Massive Eight-Year, $184 Million Contract Extension

Minnesota Twins fans can now breathe a collective sigh of relief. The biggest drama of the offseason—Joe Mauer’s contract status (or lack thereof)—has finally come to an end. The Minnesota Twins have officially inked Mauer to an eight-year, $184 million … Continue reading

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Joe Nathan Injury: Minnesota’s All-Star Closer Opts for Tommy John Surgery

It’s official, the Minnesota Twins will be without All-Star closer Joe Nathan for the 2010 campaign. Nathan elected to undergo Tommy John ligament replacement surgery today after feeling continued pain and discomfort following a bullpen session with pitching coach Rick … Continue reading

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Minnesota Twins: Six Things Fans Will Miss About the Metrodome

After 28 long seasons spent cooped up inside a big Teflon bubble the Minnesota Twins will be moving to an exquisite new ballpark for the 2010 season. Target Field figures to provide the Twins with not only a much better … Continue reading

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Minnesota Twins: Six Things Twins Fans Won’t Miss About the Metrodome

After 28 long seasons spent cooped up inside a big Teflon bubble the Minnesota Twins will be moving to an exquisite new ballpark for the 2010 season. Target Field figures to provide the Twins with not only a much better … Continue reading

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Denard Span, Minnesota Twins Agree to Five-Year, $16.5 Million Deal

The Minnesota Twins locked up a talented 26-year-old today, but not the one that fans have been expecting. While the club still hasn’t finalized a deal with Joe Mauer, they have ensured consistency in the outfield for the foreseeable future. … Continue reading

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Eddie Guardado Released by Washington. Is a Minnesota Homecoming Next?

Eddie Guardado, known largely for piling up strikeouts, was given his walking papers today. The Washington Nationals released the veteran Southpaw after two less-than-stellar exhibition performances. Guardado posted an ERA of 18.00 in just two innings of work this spring. … Continue reading

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Nomar Hangs Up His Overly Adjusted Batting Gloves…As a Member of the Red Sox

This morning, Nomar Garciaparra signed a one-day minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox so that his dream of retiring in a Sox uniform could be realized. After GM Theo Epstein unveiled the signing at a press conference, Nomar … Continue reading

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