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Yesterday, 09:22 AM
Doug Corbett finally made it to the big leagues as a 27-year-old reliever. He would finish the 1980 season third among Rookie of the Year candidates, while posting a 1.98 ERA over 136.1...
Yesterday, 07:35 AM
I understand your frustration, but decent depth doesn't come out of a microwave. The Morneau for Johnson deal--and the patience to make it happen--is one example of the Twins' commitment to build...
03-06-2014, 04:23 AM
Best cover ever.
03-05-2014, 10:07 AM
To be clear, my premise was that signing Santana would not create a logjam on the Twins starting rotation. Nick seems to be arguing that there was no room for a 35 year old tired...
03-05-2014, 08:14 AM
A trip back in the organizational time machine...
Early Wynn pitched for the Washington Senators from 1939-1948. He arose from the cotton fields of Alabama, claiming a Scotch-Irish and...
03-04-2014, 10:31 PM
The Twins have the salary space to out incentivize almost everyone in the league. Signing Santana to a minor league contract would have been low risk, high reward, whatever way you slice it.
03-04-2014, 05:22 PM
It took a while for Morneau to convert from the metric system. 27 is 33 in Canada:
03-03-2014, 10:37 PM
It was July 11th, last year. Pat Dean and Dakota Watts combined for the shutout. Jeff Smith gave you the night off, but that didn't keep you from battling the mosquitoes while signing a baseball for...
03-03-2014, 12:37 PM
The slider, by my memory, is supposed to break down and out of the strike zone. Spotting the fastball in the zone is effective because it sets up the batter to flail away when the slider breaks out...
03-03-2014, 08:22 AM
Great story, John. A well-written account of a 21-year-old hurler learning to become a 24-year-old pitcher. It's all there: the pitching coach in Detroit; the slider; the cat-and-mouse game of...
03-03-2014, 08:10 AM
And a worse look...
03-02-2014, 08:14 PM
Have a great spring, AJ. In our home, Babe Ruth baseball sign up registration forms arrived last week, for two boys who got a chance to see you "play" last summer. Thanks for making time for them,...
03-02-2014, 04:56 PM
Including these pajamas...
Oh, that guy's turn is tomorrow. Oops.
03-02-2014, 04:41 PM
Twins lose 6-3 as Grant Balfour picks up the win. Oswaldo Arcia and Brandon Waring double up on home runs and errors. Other reports indicate that Waring's big fly buzzed the Rays' Tiki Bar in the...
I'm hoping that a bulked up, healed up Plouffe can seize this opportunity. A little extra power and a healthy left wrist might help him turn on those inside pitches. I wish him well.
03-02-2014, 05:58 AM
Sir Rodney slides into third, under the tag of Charlie Hustle. The moment: It was the 1978 All-Star game, Carew's last Mid-Summer Classic in a Twins uniform. Carew led off the game with a...
03-02-2014, 05:27 AM
In spite of a few clouds, hope springs eternal.
03-01-2014, 08:20 AM
Pride of Rothsay, MN, and the best pitcher out of Northwestern MN since Charlie Bender. Dave Goltz pitched for the Twins from 1972-79. Los Angeles signed him as a free agent in 1980, where he...
02-27-2014, 05:38 AM
Countdown to Opening Day, and the end of hardball at home plate.
02-24-2014, 09:52 AM
The problem with this logic is that it's based on long term strategy. It's the difference between strategy and tactics. Winning the war requires strategy, but winning a battle requires the proper...
02-24-2014, 05:17 AM
I think Arcia should be in the field. He recorded five assists in 83 games last season. He's not great, but can be an average corner outfielder until Buxton, Hicks and Rosario make him a DH/4th OF. ...
02-24-2014, 04:59 AM
Not that he will lead the club, but Aaron Hicks hit 8 home runs in 281 at bats last year... Baseball Reference projects that to 16 homers over a 162 game season.
I'm going to go with Mauer. He...
02-24-2014, 04:39 AM
Hmm, sorry I didn't catch this sooner. I can think of at least seven: Bert Blyleven, Steve Carlton, Jim Kaat, Jack Morris, Niekro, Jim Perry... Any others?
02-23-2014, 08:08 AM
Just confirming that the other signature is Brian Dozier. He signed this t-shirt for my son at TwinsFest.
02-23-2014, 06:04 AM
Ah yes, an emery memory...