Category Archives: AL Central

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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Minnesota Twins Part Ways with a Fan Favorite

The Twins have officially parted ways with one of the most popular figures of the last decade. Don’t worry Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau aren’t going anywhere, for now anyway. The Dome Dog, however, has been granted an outright release. … Continue reading

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2010 MLB Predictions: Ten Burning Questions for the Minnesota Twins

Spring has officially sprung for the Minnesota Twins. Pitchers and catchers for the defending American League Champions reported to Fort Myers, Florida, for Spring Training on Sunday. That means that the Twins incredible playoff run in 2009 is officially part … Continue reading

Posted in AL Central, Alexi Casilla, American League, Baseball, Brendan Harris, Carl Pavano, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Francisco Liriano, Glen Perkins, J.J. Hardy, Jim Thome, Joe Mauer, Michael Cuddyer, Minnesota Twins, MLB, MVP | 1 Comment

Fits Like a Glove: Nick Punto Belongs at Third Base for the Minnesota Twins

Joe Crede ain’t coming back. That’s the message that general manager Bill Smith relayed to fans and reporters at TwinsFest a few weeks ago and with mere days remaining before pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training, it’s pretty evident … Continue reading

Posted in AL Central, American League, Baseball, Brendan Harris, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Danny Valencia, Joe Crede, Matt Tolbert, Minnesota Twins, MLB, Nick Punto | 1 Comment

Countdown to Spring Training: 5 Days

It’s officially “Truck Day” for most Major League Baseball teams. For those who don’t know what Truck Day is all about, it’s simply the day when teams load up their bats, balls, jockstraps and other supplies on trucks and ship … Continue reading

Posted in AL Central, American League, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Detroit Tigers, Magglio Ordonez, Major League Moments, MLB, Oakland Athletics, Placido Polanco, Playoffs, World Series | Leave a comment

It Hurts So Good: Slugger Frank Thomas Set To Retire

Frank Thomas is officially hanging up the cleats. Thomas, 41, has scheduled a Friday press conference in Chicago—where he spent 16 of his 19 big league seasons—to announce his retirement. Thomas, one of the most feared sluggers of the past … Continue reading

Posted in AL Central, American League, Awards, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Chicago White Sox, Frank Thomas, Hall of Fame, Injuries, MLB, MVP, Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays | 1 Comment

Countdown to Spring Training: 8 Days

Today the fine folks at Yahoo! Sports opened up their vastly-improved fantasy baseball game and that means only one thing, live baseball is right around the corner. Let’s get right back into the countdown with another Major League Moment. As … Continue reading

Posted in AL Central, Alexi Casilla, American League, Baseball, Carlos Gomez, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Detroit Tigers, Major League Moments, Minnesota Twins, MLB, Playoffs | 2 Comments

Seven Suitors for Free Agent Second Baseman Felipe Lopez

It shouldn’t be like this. For Felipe Lopez, coming off a career year, it simply shouldn’t be like this. Lopez, 29, is coming off an incredible season in which he split time between Arizona and Milwaukee. On the whole Lopez … Continue reading

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Orlando Hudson, Minnesota Twins Agree on One-Year Pact

Twins fans, feel free to take a minute to pinch yourselves. Shocking as it may seem the Twins actually signed free agent second baseman Orlando Hudson. The deal is for one-year and is worth $5 million. There are no additional … Continue reading

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Why the Minnesota Twins Need to Go All-In for Orlando Hudson

The Minnesota Twins currently have a good team. Orlando Hudson could make them great. As it stands right now—two full months before Opening Day—the Twins are the favorite in the American League Central. The club is returning the majority of … Continue reading

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Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins Reach Ten-Year Extension (or Maybe Not)

Joe Mauer has made it clear that he’d love to stay with the Twins for the foreseeable future. Earlier this afternoon WCCO-TV of Minneapolis/St. Paul reported that the ballclub had granted that wish by reaching a preliminary agree on a … Continue reading

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