Santana to conclude great year vs. former club

Minnesota's Ervin Santana will take the mound one more time against his former team in his 30th outing of the year. Kansas City will turn to veteran lefty Jason Vargas, who will be making his third start of the season after returning from Tommy John surgery.
17 hours ago

Mauer still bothered by injury but aims to play

Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is set to start in each of Minnesota's final six games against the non-contending Royals and White Sox, while first baseman Joe Mauer said he's not ready to shut it down despite dealing with a strained right quad.
22 hours ago

Minnesota Twins: Amid Worst Season Ever, Team Finds New Direction

Minnesota Twins Reportedly Hire Indians’ Derek Falvey as Baseball Head of Operations This edition of Ups and Downs won’t be focusing on the Minnesota Twins’ play from this past week because, let’s face it, it hasn’t been pretty in a while. We’ll instead focus on next year as this season enters its final week. Looking […] Minnesota Twins: Amid Worst Season Ever, Team...
Via Puckett's Pond
1 day ago

Minnesota Twins: Taking Another Look at Target Field

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...
Via Puckett's Pond
1 day ago

Can Derek Falvey Be The New Andy MacPhail?

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...
Via North Dakota Twins Fan
1 day ago

Draftees, international signings highlight Twins at instructs

Jonathan Mayo reports on the Twins' instructional league, from 2016 draftees Akil Baddoo and Ben Rortvedt, to international signee Wander Javier.
2 days ago

Twins to hire Derek Falvey as president of baseball operations

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...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Twins To Hire Derek Falvey To Oversee Baseball Operations

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...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Polanco homers, Twins snap streak with win over Mariners

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...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: What happened to all the Twins’ fans?

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 — LaVelle E. Neal III (@LaVelleNeal) September...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Almost nobody shows up at Target Field for Twins makeup game

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...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

DPD: Ervin Santana’s Incredible Stretch

We don’t have much for you today, but we do have a decent matchup in the back half of a doubleheader and an emerging ace who is looking a lot more like himself of late. Check ’em out! Justin Verlander (DET) versus Ervin Santana (MIN) 8:10 p.m. ET This is the second half of a doubleheader at Target Field after the game Wednesday was washed out—literally. Verlander has been...
Via The Sports Post
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers go to Minnesota 2 1/2 games out of playoff spot

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...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Minnesota Twins

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...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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