Category Archives: AL Central

An Open Letter to Terry Ryan

Dear Terry Ryan- I see that you’re contemplating the merits of trading Denard Span to the Cincinnati Reds. Before you do anything else on the trade market, I’d like to reiterate that Span is one of the few legitimately movable, … Continue reading

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2011 MLB Predictions

Many of you may not know this, but it’s actually a federal requirement for all baseball bloggers to post their misguided preseason predictions. Okay, it’s entirely possible that there’s zero truth to that, but this is the one time a … Continue reading

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The Champagne is On Ice…

Let’s be honest, this is undoubtedly the best Minnesota Twins team that the club has had since 2006 and—arguably—the best overall team since the club’s fortunes turned around at the beginning of the last decade. As such, I’ve decided to … Continue reading

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2010 MLB Draft: Minnesota Twins Select Alex Wimmers with First-Round Pick

The Minnesota Twins drafted Ohio State pitcher Alex Wimmers with the 21st overall pick in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. This is the second-year in a row that the Twins have used their first-round selection on a highly-touted collegiate hurler. … Continue reading

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2010 MLB Draft: Fifteen Targets for the Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins are often praised for doing things “the right way.” This sentiment—although cliché and not entirely accurate—generally defines the organizational importance placed on pitching, defense, small ball tactics, and player development. Although the Twins have seemingly eschewed the … Continue reading

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J.J. Hardy Injury: Minnesota Twins Shortstop Lands on DL with Wrist Injury

The injuries just keep on coming for the Minnesota Twins. In March, the club lost All-Star closer Joe Nathan for the year after he underwent Tommy John surgery. Last week, reigning American League MVP Joe Mauer sat out with a … Continue reading

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Do the Minnesota Twins Lack a Killer Instinct?

The Minnesota Twins are living the high life. The club left behind the antiquated Metrodome and moved into their brand-new, state of the art ballpark, Target Field. The club has an increased payroll and is coming off one of the … Continue reading

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2010 MLB Predictions: Better Late Than Never

It’s pretty obvious that the posts haven’t exactly been coming hot and heavy in the past month or so. Things have been very busy at work and there was a fair amount of travel in the mix as well, but … Continue reading

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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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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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Joe Nathan Injury: Minnesota Closer Tears Elbow Ligament, Twins Look to Plan B

Joe Nathan reportedly has a torn ulnar collateral ligament. At best, it’s partially torn and he’ll be able to avoid surgery and pitch through the pain this season, albeit with a seriously diminished skill-set due to the injury. At worst, … Continue reading

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Is Mike Lowell an Option for the Minnesota Twins?

The Minnesota Twins had a great offseason. Mike Lowell did not. The Minnesota Twins revamped a previously punchless middle infield, added a big bat to an otherwise lackluster bench, retained an innings-eater for the rotation, and brought in a solid … Continue reading

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