Category Archives: MVP

Countdown to Spring Training: 7 Days

For today’s entry on the countdown, I’ve decided to veer away from my hometown team and—for the most part—away from my era. Today’s Major League Moment is Kirk Gibson’s iconic pinch-hit home run off of Dennis Eckersley in the 1988 … Continue reading

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Miguel Tejada, Baltimore Orioles Set for Reunion

Miguel Tejada is headed back to Baltimore. The six-time All-Star has agreed on a one-year deal with the Orioles. The deal, which is currently pending a physical, was confirmed by Tejada during a phone interview with the Associated Press on … Continue reading

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Ivan Rodriguez Signs with the Washington Nationals

An already thin catching market just got a little more barren. According to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, Ivan Rodriguez has reportedly agreed to terms on a two-year, $6 million deal with the Washington Nationals. Rodriguez, 38, hit .249/.280/.382 for … Continue reading

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Minnesota Twins Gave Plenty to be Thankful for in 2009

Thanksgiving is upon us once again. We all know that Thanksgiving is supposed to be about families and turkeys and a rapidly-depleting supply of shopping days until Christmas. In the minds of baseball fans, Thanksgiving is just a pit stop … Continue reading

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Joe Mauer Wins American League MVP

Joe Mauer can now add American League Most Valuable Player to his already imposing resume. Mauer received 27 out of 28 first-place votes to runaway with the award. Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera received the other first-place vote but … Continue reading

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Joe Mauer’s Potential Trade Destinations, Minnesota’s Worst-Case Scenario

It’s almost time to let the real “Hot Stove Season” begin in earnest. Barring some unforeseen blunder by the Baseball Writers Association of America, Joe Mauer will be crowned the 2009 American League Most Valuable Player on Monday afternoon. When … Continue reading

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Miguel Tejada: Plan-D for the Minnesota Twins

“Miguel Tejada signs with the Minnesota Twins.” Reading that headline wouldn’t elicit the excitement it would have five years ago, but it’s still an intriguing proposition. Five years ago, Tejada was one of baseball’s best players and had recently signed … Continue reading

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