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Healthy Perkins, impressive Fien leading strong Twins bullpen

A healthy Glen Perkins is a dominant Glen Perkins. The two time All-Star closer struggled in the second half of last season, posting a 4.84 ERA after the break before shutting himself down in mid-September with a forearm injury. Now healthy, Perkins is a perfect five-for-five in save appearances and is looking better than ever.  He has struck out eight batters while surrendering...
Via Baseball Essential
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

HIGHLIGHT: Mauer powers Twins past Mariners

Joe Mauer drove in three runs in the Twins' 4-3 extra-innings win in Seattle. Minnesota Twins
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Could Nolasco be returning to the Twins' rotation soon?

The Minnesota Twins received good news on right-hander Ricky Nolasco this weekend. Nolasco has been on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation since April 10. He made a rehab start for Class-A Cedar Rapids on Sunday, and reports were positive, according to Nolasco went five innings and threw 67 pitches. He gave up one unearned run on three hits and struck out five...
Via Fox Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Seattle Mariners series recap

The Minnesota Twins took two of three games against the Seattle Mariners this weekend to move to 8-10 on the season. This was their first series against a team not in the AL Central and it is their third series win out of their last four played. After their horrendous 1-6 start, the sky was falling in the Twin Cities but they have played much better as of late and are now only...
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A Hunter’s Quest For Fire, and the Top 100 Hitters, Week 4

Never once did I think I would be writing about a creeper older than I am, and yet here I am, talking about Torii Hunter. Being the ageless wonder (or is it the wonder of agelessness, I'm not really sure), he still suits up every day and goes out and plays. I was racking my brain for some kind of analogy for the creeper and I found my inspiration from the Paleolithic 80's flick Quest...
Via Razzball
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AL Central Top 10 Prospects Round-Up

Carlos Rodon could receive his first start this week. 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: Lindor continued a two-game hit streak entering the week and turned it into a four...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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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
3 days 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...
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3 days 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
5 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...
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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?
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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
8 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...
9 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
10 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
13 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...
13 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
14 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...
14 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
16 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...
21 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
23 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
24 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
27 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
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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