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Twins Go Outside of AL Central Looking for Consistency

The Minnesota Twins had an interesting schedule to start the 2015 season when they opened with 15 straight games against fellow AL Central opponents, allowing them to really gauge where they stand. Despite this, not much was learned as the team has struggled to stay consistent. The Twins have played some bad baseball over the first few weeks of the 2015 season and they’ve also...
Via Baseball Essential
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Sample Size Of What The Twins Might Be in 2015

Photo Credit: Keith Allison They say you can get an accurate read on well a team is after 30 games. Let’s cut that in half and let the judging begin after 15 on the Minnesota Twins. First we look at just straight forward results. All the Twins games have been against division foes. The AL Central was considered the toughest division in baseball by many entering the 2015 season...
Via Hot Stove MLB
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Twins manager Ron Gardenhire not rushing, but ready to get back in the game

Ron Gardenhire wants to manage again. But he doesn't seem in any particular hurry to take another job. "I'm not actively pursuing it," the former Twins manager told FOX Sports on Thursday. "I'm pretty comfortable right now, to tell you the truth." Gardenhire, 57, can afford to wait -- he had one year left on his contract when the Twins fired him at the end of last season. However...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Super Smart Torii Hunter Tried to Steal Home With the Bases Loaded and Two Out

Torii Hunter, known for having awesome opinions, tried to turn back the clock Wednesday night, and attempted a straight steal of home on the Royals’ Jeremy Guthrie. Now, Hunter is a 39-year-old veteran, so obviously if there’s a savvy player out there who knows when to take a calculated risk, it’s him, right? NOPE! As you can see in the GIF below, Hunter was thrown out rather...
Via Busted Coverage
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Time for a change in center field

Coming into the season, a big question facing the Minnesota Twins was who is going to start in center field? New manager Paul Molitor decided on Jordan Schafer to take the starting spot and Shane Robinson to get playing time as well. That left Aaron Hicks and Eddie Rosario to be sent down to AAA to play for the Rochester Red Wings. In the Twins’ 14 games thus far, Schafer has started...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

AL Central Top 10 Prospects Round-Up

The 2015 season is well underway and that means the minor-leagues are abuzz with activity. All the way from Single A to the majors, below is our weekly round-up of the top 10 prospects in the AL Central. 1. Francisco Lindor SS – Indians: The top prospect in the AL Central, Lindor launched his first home run of the season over the weekend. Not known for his power so much, Lindor...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

May Has His Day With Tribe; Twins 7, Indians 2

Did the Tribe Win Last Night? No! The Twins made the most of a three-run second inning, putting T.J. House in a major hole and Torii Hunter put the exclamation mark on a 7-2 victory with a three-run homer in the sixth inning, sending the Tribe to a series loss. Minnesota took control of the game early and used it to coast to an easy victory. The Tribe’s poor defense again reared...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins News and Notes: Week of April 19th

Here is a recap of the last week for the Minnesota Twins The Twins placed Brian Duensing on the 15-day disabled list with an intercostal strain. Duensing was one of the few left handed arms the Twins had on the major league roster, and was replaced by left handed pitcher Caleb Thielbar, who was called up from AAA Rochester. In the last two years, Thielbar is 5-4 with a 2.59 ERA with...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Nolasco to pitch in rehab start on Saturday

The Twins sent starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco to the disabled list after just one start this year, but the veteran right hander is making strides to return, according to General Manager Terry Ryan. Terry Ryan on "Inside Twins" says Nolasco's bullpen today went well, and Ricky will go out on a rehab assignment… — TwinsRadio (@TwinsRadio) April 19, 2015 Nolasco’s bullpen session...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: No need to panic over Hughes’ slow start

It may not be the results you want, but at least you know what you are going to get out of Phil Hughes in April. Hughes (0-3) and the Twins fell to the Cleveland Indians 4-2 on Saturday at Target Field, snapping a three-game winning streak for the Twins. The starting pitcher was charged with all four runs, as he also gave up his fourth home run of the year. In now 31 career starts...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Lineup change helps spark two game winning streak

The Minnesota Twins have their first win streak of the season after beating the formally undefeated Kansas City Royals in back-to-back games. It is promising to see the Twins have success at home after a brutal home opener where they gave up 12 runs in front of a sell out crowd, although only 17,449 saw the victory yesterday afternoon, the lowest attendance in Target Field history...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins players rocking business casual look for scoreboard photos (pics)

Baseball players traditionally are adorned in their team’s uniform for the photographs displayed on in-arena scoreboards during their at-bats. The Minnesota Twins flipped that tradition on its head by having the ballplayers rock a look that is much more befitting a business casual style spotted in virtually every office in the country. Evidence of the...Read More The post Twins...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Dozier changes music to gain more 'street cred'

Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier received enough grief from his friends back home that he has decided to go away from the country music he loves for his walk-up music, instead opting to completely reverse course and go with an entirely kind of jam. Last season, Dozier used Justin Moore’s “Small Town USA” for...Read More The post Twins’ Brian Dozier changes walk...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins rookie wears stirrups so legally blind mom can see him

  Minnesota Twins rookie J.R. Graham might look like he’s paying homage to baseball’s past, but there’s a lot more to it than that.   Graham was able to crack the Twins’ opening day roster, and he probably pleased some baseball purists when he was seen wearing stirrups. However, Graham’s throwback look actually is a way to help his mother find him on the field...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Player Wears Specific Socks So Blind Mom Can See Him

Grab your tissues folks, it’s about to be one of “those” stories. According to CBS Sports, Minnesota Twins rookie pitcher J.R. Graham stood out from the rest of the team when he wore stirrup socks, while other members of the team went with traditional garb. This wasn’t because he was rebelling against the dress code, or even has superstitions. Graham’s mother is legally...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kevin Garnett throws out first pitch at Twins game

If Kevin Garnett is looking for something to do when his basketball career ends, he might have a future in baseball. The former Boston Celtics big man returned to the Timberwolves at this season’s NBA trade deadline, and his homecoming in Minnesota has been a special one. And on Monday, Garnett had the honor of throwing out the first pitch at the Minnesota Twins’ home opener...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Fien’s Twitchy Feeling, Baldelli’s New Gig, Pollock the Scout, more

Casey Fien has found his niche. Primarily fastball-curveball when he broke in with the Tigers, in 2009, the Twins reliever has since added a cutter and learned how to pitch. As he told me a few weeks ago, “Now I know what I can get away with and what I can’t.” Last summer, Fien didn’t […]
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter rips umpire Joe West over questionable call

The Major League Baseball season is just a couple of days old, and we’ve already got our first tiff involving Joe West. The longtime umpire has seen his share of confrontation over the years, and he’s off to a great start in 2015. First, there was his too-cool-for-school ejection of A.J. Pierzynski in spring training. Now, on Opening Day, West found himself in the middle of...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter rips Joe West for bad call to end game

Torii Hunter went off on umpire Joe West for making a poor call to end Monday’s Twins-Tigers game and not appealing it. The Twins lost 4-0 but had something brewing with two outs in the ninth after getting consecutive singles to bring up Hunter and chase starter David Price from the game. Hunter had a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Twins need Mike Pelfrey to step up

Mike Pelfrey, welcome to the Minnesota Twins starting rotation…again. On Friday, Major League Baseball handed Twins’ starter Ervin Santana an 80-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs, thus opening a spot in the rotation for Pelfrey. While losing a strong No. 2 starter in Santana is a pretty big punch-to-the-gut for a team right on the brink of turning the corner...
Via The Outside Corner
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Ervin Santana suspended 80 games for steroids, will lose over $6 million

Ervin Santana was suspended 80 games after testing positive for steroids, MLB announced Friday. Santana signed a four-year, $55 million deal with the Minnesota Twins over the offseason and was supposed to anchor the team’s pitching staff. Coming off a season where he posted a 3.91 ERA last season with the Braves, Santana may have...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Ervin Santana suspended 80 games for PED use

A wild Friday just got a little crazier – Minnesota Twins starter Ervin Santana has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for Stanozolol. Twins pitcher Ervin Santana has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol. — MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) April 3, 2015   The 32-year old Santana signed a four year, $55 million contract...
Via The Outside Corner
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Roster Preview - Hitter guys

With the depressing but not terribly surprising news that the Twins sent all the interesting young people back down to the minors and kept a bunch of lame-o veterans on the big league roster, I suppose it's time to turn my thoughts to baseball.  Also, there's a 75% chance I hate the college basketball national champion (actually probably more like 98%) so I'm going to ignore that...
Via Down with Goldy
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins to offer $19 Bloody Mary with pizza slice garnish

The Minnesota Twins have been down this road lined with outrageous adult beverages before, but the team pulled out all the stops on its latest alcoholic drink offering that will be available at Target Field this season. Minnesota Twins icon Kent Hrbek announced on Twitter Friday that the establishment inside the team’s stadium at the...Read More The post Twins to offer $19 Bloody...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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