Category Archives: AL Central

Minnesota Twins Showing Interest in Ervin Santana

The Minnesota Twins are rarely big players in free agency, but they may be preparing to make a splash. La Velle E. Neal III is reporting that the Twins are showing interest in free agent starter Ervin Santana: Yes, the … Continue reading

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Reactions from a Converted White Sox Fan: Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson Join the Dark South Side

I must admit, as a relatively new Minnesota Twins fan who converted after years of cheering the White Sox, seeing Samardzija and Robertson join the dark south side really stings. Not only are Twins fans watching the rival White Sox get … Continue reading

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White Sox Acquire Ace Jeff Samardzija and Closer David Robertson

What a difference a day makes. Coming into the Winter Meetings, the Chicago White Sox were a team coming off a dismal 72-89 season and just watched Paul Konerko, the face of the franchise for more than a decade, ride … Continue reading

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MLB Winter Meetings: The Six Biggest Storylines

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all-ages; the moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here. Let’s get ready to ruuuuuuuuuumble… And by rumble, I obviously mean partake in lengthy discourse about the relative long-term value of one … Continue reading

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Brett Anderson will be 2015’s version of Phil Hughes

Brett Anderson is an immense talent. I don’t think you’ll find anyone who will debate that the dude can flat-out pitch and pitch well. This has been obvious throughout Anderson’s career. Ole Red Beard, a compliment if ever there was … Continue reading

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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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