When the Minnesota Twins officially opened the doors to Target Field, it marked the beginning of a new era for baseball in the Twin Cities. More specifically, it marked the era of Minnesota Twins baseball sticking around for the foreseeable future. With this week being the final week of the seventh season at Target Field, […] Minnesota Twins: Taking Another Look at Target Field...
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Photo Credit: Bill Streicher, USA Today SportsThe Minnesota Twins of the early-1980's were bad... like really bad... like almost as bad as the Twins of the last handful of years. There was a 100-loss season in 1982 as well as multiple 90 loss seasons as a new age of young players took their lumps. As these players gained their footing, Minnesota would win two World Series titles...
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Jonathan Mayo reports on the Twins' instructional league, from 2016 draftees Akil Baddoo and Ben Rortvedt, to international signee Wander Javier.
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The Minnesota Twins are set to hire Derek Falvey to serve as the club’s next president of baseball operations, according to ESPN’s Keith Law. Falvey had previously been serving as the assistant general manager for the Cleveland Indians. Hiring the former Indians’ executive represents a new culture for the Twins, who have become known for hiring […] The post Twins to hire...
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Indians assistant general manager Derek Falvey is emerging as the front-runner to become the Twins' president of baseball operations, according to multiple reports. Neither team has confirmed the reports.
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10:34am: The Twins will indeed hire Falvey to oversee their baseball operations department, tweets ESPN’s Keith Law. 10:33am: Indians assistant general manager Derek Falvey has emerged as the “distinct favorite” in the Twins’ search for a new top executive, reports Yahoo’s Jeff Passan (Twitter link). An official hiring could come soon, according to Passan. The Twins have...
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Miguel Sano hit a tiebreaking homer in the bottom of the fourth inning and Tyler Duffey pitched seven strong innings for his best start in more than a month as the Minnesota Twins beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 Saturday night.Duffey (9-11) had allowed at least five earned runs in three of his past five starts. The right-hander gave up the two runs and four hits while...
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While Byron Buxton has continued to prove himself to be an elite defender in center field, as evidenced by his leaping catch to rob Nelson Cruz of a potential three-run homer on Friday, it's Buxton's offense this month that has the Twins excited about his future.
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The fans attending Thursday afternoon’s game between the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins needn’t worry about elbow room or personal space. After estimating that the crowd at the game was well under 2,500 LaVelle E. Neal of The Minneapolis Star Tribune took a picture that proved he’s no liar. Game time pic.twitter.com/6FtdPQq7WC — LaVelle E. Neal III (@LaVelleNeal) September...
Being a Minnesota Twins fan is rough. The Twins have been largely abysmal over the past few seasons and are on pace for a 100 loss season in 2016. With the season coming to a close, almost nobody showed up to watch Minnesota take on the Detroit Tigers on Thursday afternoon. I’m not being hyperbolic. Check out the scene at Target Field during the first inning. There only appears...
With the disappointing 2016 campaign coming to an end for the Minnesota Twins, the focus will be on the front office and what they do to help bring some clarity to the future of the franchise. First off will be the hiring of the next Minnesota Twins General Manager. Whoever that may be, they will […] Minnesota Twins: Why I’m Still Optimistic About the Future - Puckett's Pond...
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When a season of high expectations started for Minnesota, a mid-September series at Target Field between the Twins and the visiting Detroit Tigers was expected to be a fight for postseason position. Playoffs are still in the picture for Detroit. But the optimism created by the Twins' 83-79 record in 2015 ended quickly and has led to another long summer as Minnesota begins its final...
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Despite coming into the season with postseason aspirations based off their 2015 success and not playing in a division with the Cubs, the Minnesota Twins have been the first team eliminated from the playoffs in the 2016 season. Bolstered by a group of talented rookies, Minnesota finished the season in second place in the AL Central last year, winning 83, but with nearly a month left...
Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier has been one of the MLB’s best surprises this season, flashing a surprising amount of power for a middle infielder with 38 home runs on the year. But with the Twins at the bottom of the AL Central with a dismal record of 51-87, that doesn’t mean a lot to him. After exploding for three homers in an 11-5 loss to the Kansas City Royals...
Yes, it’s true that this is the year of the second baseman. As a group, second basemen are putting up better offensive numbers than they have in nearly a century, and are outhitting their defensively challenged counterparts in left field for the first time in the history of the live-ball era, dating back to 1920. And yes, it’s true that power across the sport is nearly at an...
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