TWINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Round-trippers, snapped skids help Twins regain 'swagger'

The Twins entered Wednesday's game against the Royals with an almost unthinkable 0-17 record against the division-rival Royals, Tigers and White Sox.
Via Twins.com
1 hour ago

Twins top Royals with trio of homers

Eduardo Nunez, Brian Dozier and Miguel Sano homered to help the Twins avoid a sweep at the hands of the Royals with a 7-5 victory in the series finale on Wednesday afternoon at Target Field.
Via Twins.com
2 hours ago

Minnesota Twins Game Grades: A Win!

The Minnesota Twins have won a game! Against the Royals! The Minnesota Twins have bested another team in a game of baseball. Not just any team either—one who has had the Twins’ number for a long time. This is the Twins’ first win against an AL Central opponent this year. They are now 1-17 against […] Minnesota Twins Game Grades: A Win! - Puckett's Pond - Puckett's Pond -...
Via Puckett's Pond
2 hours ago

A Twins’ player confronted play-by-play announcer Dick Bremer about his calls

Players being unhappy with announcers is nothing new, but Minnesota Twins’ TV play-by-play commentator Dick Bremer would be a long ways down on the list of announcers you’d expect to see in a confrontation with a player. An empirical 2012 Wall Street Journal study found that Bremer and regular color analyst Bert Blyleven were one of the MLB announcing duos most biased towards...
Via Awful Announcing
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins call up LHP Boshers, place Mastroianni, Perkins on DL

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have added an eighth reliever to their overworked bullpen, selecting the contract of left-hander Buddy Boshers from Triple-A Rochester.Reserve outfielder Darin Mastroianni was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique muscle before the game Wednesday against Kansas City. Twins relievers logged 11 2/3 innings over the last two...
Via Associated Press
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Call Up Buddy Boshers, Make DL Moves

Minnesota Twins call up Buddy Boshers The Minnesota Twins have called up left handed relief pitcher Buddy Boshers (pronounced Bo-sheers) from AAA Rochester. Terry Ryan needed to make room on both the 40 and 25 man rosters for Boshers. Mastroianni to DL with left oblique, Buddy Boshers up with Perkins to the 60-day DL — […] Minnesota Twins Call Up Buddy Boshers, Make DL Moves...
Via Puckett's Pond
7 hours ago

Minnesota Twins: If Brunansky is Let Go, Who Could Replace Him?

With the offense on the rocks, who could the Minnesota Twins potentially look to as hitting coach? A lot has been made about the Minnesota Twins and their struggling offense. The team has put together a very inconsistent performance thus far and despite a slight improvement over the start of the season, the offense still […] Minnesota Twins: If Brunansky is Let Go, Who Could Replace...
Via Puckett's Pond
9 hours ago

Twins Minor League Report (5/24): Jay Sets Career Mark

Baseball's rich history is something that draws fans to the game. Records are meant to be set and records are meant to be broken. That's all part of the game.There were a few records on the line as Tuesday's action got underway. Randy LeBlanc entered his start with the Kernels in the midst of an impressive scoreless streak. He hadn't allowed a run in 28 innings before taking the...
Via North Dakota Twins Fan
20 hours ago

Three moves to fix the Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins are 11-33. The time has passed for shuffling deck chairs. It’s time to start making some meaningful changes, even if they’re painful, in an effort to shake up the short term and affect the long term. There’s no shortage of takes on this online right now in forums and on social media, so you’ve probably read some of them by now. But I thought I’d throw...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Twins announcer Dick Bremer confronted by player for negative commentary

Minnesota Twins play-by-play man Dick Bremer may not be that popular in the Twins’ clubhouse these days. In an interview with WDAY 970’s Mike McFeely, Bremer said he was confronted by a member of the team for being too negative about their struggles. “I make it a practice to go in the clubhouse every day and go down on the field, so if a player has a complaint about something...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins TV broadcaster says player confronted him about on-air criticism

There is plenty of frustration to go around in the Minnesota Twins' clubhouse, as TV play-by-play man Dick Bremer found out firsthand.Bremer told WDAY Radio in Fargo, N.D., that he recently was confronted by an unnamed Twins player who was unhappy about critical remarks Bremer made during a broadcast."I make it a practice to go in the clubhouse every day and go down on the field...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mauer homers early but Twins fall 10-4 to Royals

MINNEAPOLIS -- Salvador Perez had a career-high five hits, including a double, a triple and an RBI, to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 10-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.Paulo Orlando added three hits and two RBIs in the rain-delayed game for the Royals, who put All-Star outfielder Alex Gordon on the disabled list on Monday with a fractured right wrist.Ricky Nolasco...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Deterioration of Kevin Jepsen

Photo Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn- USA Today SportsIn the midst of a surprise playoff push last season, the Twins dealt two minor league players including one of the team's top-20 prospects for some relief help. Kevin Jepsen had playoff experience during his time in Los Angeles and he had been productive with Tampa Bay. There was an extra year of team control attached to Jepsen so Minnesota...
Via North Dakota Twins Fan
1 day ago

Is all hope lost for the 2016 Minnesota Twins?

The diehard Minnesota Twins baseball fan will never say the season is over. However with a 10-31 record and both an offense and pitching staff that have continued to struggle, find me a positive note for this organization. Following a loss against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, the franchise has the worst record in baseball and is already 14.5 games back of the division. The Twins...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dean's solid first start helps Twins bust eight-game losing streak

MINNEAPOLIS -- Eduardo Nunez homered to cap a five-run rally in the eighth inning as the Minnesota Twins suddenly broke loose to beat the Minnesota Twins 5-3 Saturday. The Twins had been shut out on just one hit -- a double by Nunez -- by J.A. Happ and trailed 2-0 going into the eighth. They came back to win for only the fourth time in 21 games. Danny Santana tied it with a two-run...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the 10-29 Twins driving Paul Molitor into the ground? We asked him

On Monday night, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus had a meltdown that alarmed even his friends in baseball, earning a one-game suspension for an ejection that he capped off by covering home plate with his sweatshirt.It pained me to see Ausmus, one of the calmest, most confident men in baseball, appear to crack. His outburst, he told reporters, was "the culmination of a lot of things" ...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Fans Sound off About UND Hockey Being Honored at Sunday's Game

Yesterday, the UND hockey team announced that the Minnesota Twins will honor the 2015-16 UND Hockey team with a pre-game ceremony that will begin at approximately 12:45 p.m. CT on Sunday, May 22, 2016.The event in question will feature a video celebrating the Fighting Hawks’ national championship run. Each player will be introduced on the stadium video board and UND head coach...
Via Goon's World
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brad Ausmus loses his mind during ejection

Brad Ausmus lost his mind as he was ejected from Monday’s Detroit Tigers game against the Minnesota Twins. Ausmus’ Tigers scored eight runs in the bottom of the first to get off to a great start, but then they saw the lead evaporate over the next few innings. By the bottom of the fourth, the score was 8-7. So you can imagine why Ausmus was frustrated then when Nick Castellanos...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Twins ballboy makes great diving catch, saves fan

Any team in need of a decent fielder should reach out to one particular Minnesota Twins ballboy right now. It’s been a rough season for the 8-24 Twins thus far, but on Tuesday night, the ballboy provided what may have been the best play of the season at Target Field so far. When a foul ball came flying down the first-base line, the ballboy laid out and made a spectacular diving...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Minnesota Twins Pitcher Tyler Duffy Struck Out Four Batters in One Inning

Minnesota Twins pitcher Tyler Duffy had a career-high 9 strikeouts in a 3-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. That's impressive, but what's even more incredible is that four of those strikeouts came in the same inning. RELATED: Under Armour Signs Bryce Harper to the Biggest Endorsement Deal in MLB History The 25-year old opened the seventh inning by striking out Brett...
Via Stack
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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