On Wednesday afternoon, it was announced that the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) elected Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas into the Baseball Hall of Fame as the Class of 2014. While each of the candidates were worthy of election (as each were some of the most dominant players of their own or any other era in baseball), there remains a glaring omission from the class that should offend baseball historians and fans of all ages and I am not suggesting that the omission has
When the Minnesota Twins traded away Johan Santana to the New York Mets in January of 2008, it was supposed to signal an end to one of the most productive and dominant eras that any Twins’ starting pitcher has ever experienced. It also was supposed to signal the beginning of the next wave of great pitching depth that the Twins were set to acquire via the Santana trade. While the return in the Santana trade was vastly underwhelming in terms of pitching quality, there still is hope for a fairy tale
When the Minnesota Twins announced earlier this week that Joe Mauer would be making the permanent shift from catcher to first base, few blinked an eye. Twins’ fans deep down—no matter how much we tried to fight it—knew that one day this was going to happen. Mauer’s end-of-the-year injury certainly didn’t help his odds of remaining at catcher for the remainder of his career and at the end of the day, Mauer is simply too valuable for this team to be sitting on the disabled list; thus, the move to
Well, it has been roughly two months since I last blogged and since then, the baseball season has come to a close and the Minnesota Twins still haven’t found their way out of the abyss of mediocrity. I have personally made the transition away from blogging at RantSports.com and have instead decided to blog solely on TwinsDaily. Many factors have gone into my decision; but at the end of the day, this is the best fit for my current
At any rate, let’s focus
When the Minnesota Twins sent down Scott Diamond to Triple-A last week, it was a foregone conclusion that the team would call up left-hander Andrew Albers to take Diamond’s spot in the rotation. Albers certainly earned his promotion as he posted a 11-5 record with a 2.86 ERA, 1.179 WHIP, 2.2 BB/9, 7.9 SO/9 and a 3.63 SO/BB over 132.1 innings in 22 starts this season, but what can fans expect to see when Albers makes his debut?
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