The Minnesota Twins have had a promising start to the season, with the inside track to win the AL Central. These five players should be on their trade radar. Spurred by a new, aggressive, homer-happy approach offensively, and starting pitching that has mostly been top-notch, the Minnesota Twins have one of the best records in
The Minnesota Twins would love to see fans pack the park to cheer on their first-place team, and they have a great idea to make sure it happens. It doesn’t take an advanced degree in meteorology to figure out why outdoor baseball in Minneapolis, Minnesota in April and May is a tough sell. Evening temperatures
As the Minnesota Twins try to usurp the Cleveland Indians this season, these five prospects could provide a boost. The Minnesota Twins earned a Wild Card spot in 2017, then fell back down to 78-84 last year. A new manager is in place, Rocco Baldelli, with a new vision likely to be aligned with a
Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco completes the 15th cycle in team history, and first in nearly a decade, in a losing effort in Philadelphia on Friday. The Minnesota Twins rewarded shortstop Jorge Polanco with a contract extension in the offseason, and on a cold, windy night in Philadelphia, he showed he’s worth the money. Polanco
His issues have been mostly self-inflicted to this point, but now a seemingly minor, accidental injury has become something more severe for Miguel Sano. After years of conditioning issues and related injuries that overwhelmed his talent, Miguel Sano seemed to take action and showed up this spring in great shape. But he also came to
The Minnesota Twins dipped into a slow free agent market late last year, and with interest in Marwin Gonzalez they may be doing it again. In a slow MLB free agent market last year, the Minnesota Twins entered late (as in, into spring training) and signed Lance Lynn, Logan Morrison while trading for Jake Odorizzi.
Coming off a down year, the Minnesota Twins are taking a calculated bet on Jonathan Schoop. The Minnesota Twins had spots to fill on the right side of the infield entering the offseason, and on Thursday they filled second base. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, Jonathan Schoop has been signed to a one-year,
Joe Mauer is announcing his retirement from baseball after a 15-year career playing for his hometown team, the Minnesota Twins. For baseball fans in Minnesota, things just won’t be the same heading into the 2019 season. It will be the start of a new era for the Minnesota Twins — an era without Joe Mauer.
LAKELAND, FL – MARCH 08: First base coach Rocco Baldelli #15 of the Tampa Bay Rays looks on from the dugout during the Spring Training game against the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium on March 8, 2016 in Lakeland, Florida. The Tigers defeated the Rays 6-5. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
Joe Mauer has only played for his home state team, and he may retire after the season rather than entertain other offers. Through the run of losing seasons since 2011, Joe Mauer has been the lightning rod for a lazy narrative among Minnesota Twins fans. An eight-year, $184 million contract has been the main point
A healthy Byron Buxton should have been an easy call-up with September roster expansion, but the Minnesota Twins have decided to focus on an irrelevant issue. Outside of the elite level center field defense he offers, Byron Buxton has not developed as expected since being drafted No. 2 overall in 2012. Injuries have played a
The Minnesota Twins were an obvious trade deadline seller, but Ervin Santana has taken an opportunity to critique the front office. Heading into the July 31 trade deadline, the Minnesota Twins had lost three of four games to fall nine games back of the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central. They had already started to
Now less than 24 hours now left before the trade deadline, these three teams should be all-in to get Brian Dozier. Within the window of a few hours before and after last Friday night’s game against the Boston Red Sox, the Minnesota Twins traded infielder Eduardo Escobar and relief pitcher Ryan Pressly to contending teams.
The Minnesota Twins are clearly in sell-mode, and Brian Dozier may be the next one gone. In a matter of several hours, before and after last Friday night’s game, the Minnesota Twins traded infielder Eduardo Escobar to the Arizona Diamondbacks and reliever Ryan Pressly to the Houston Astros. But they should not be done making
Jack Morris, the pitcher who won the most games in the 1980s, goes into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday after an 18-year career. They don’t make pitchers like Jack Morris anymore. Over an 18-year career Morris defined the term “workhorse.” Ten times he pitched more than 250 innings in a season. In today’s
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JULY 6: Brian Dozier #2 of the Minnesota Twins hits an RBI single against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of the game on July 6, 2018 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Here’s how Justin Turner and Alex Wood reacted to the Manny Machado trade
The Minnesota Twins aren’t flush with great trade deadline assets, but these five guys should appeal to contending teams. Even with a win over the Baltimore Orioles Thursday night, a 1-8 road trip through Chicago (both teams) and Milwaukee has put the Minnesota Twins almost equally below .500 (36-48) as they are games back of
CLEVELAND, OH – JUNE 17: Eduardo Escobar #5 of the Minnesota Twins hits a one run double off starting pitcher Shane Bieber #57 of the Cleveland Indians during the first inning at Progressive Field on June 17, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Ron Schwane/Getty Images) Ice-Cold Takes: Narrowing down the list in Tavares Watch
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JUNE 06: Miguel Sano #22 of the Minnesota Twins reacts to striking out against the Chicago White Sox during the game on June 6, 2018 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The White Sox defeated the Twins 5-2. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Derrick Lewis would welcome UFC fight with Greg Hardy
With injuries sapping his effectiveness, the Minnesota Twins have designated Phil Hughes for assignment. After never quite fulfilling his promise with the New York Yankees, Phil Hughes signed a three-year, $24 million deal with the Minnesota Twins in December 2013. He delivered nicely in 2014, winning 16 games with a 0.7 BB/9 rate and a
In the season after Paul Molitor won the AL Manager of the Year award, the Twins were expected to thrive in a weak AL Central … it hasn’t happened. Last year, the Twins season ended with a loss in the Wild Card game to the New York Yankees. However, with the Royals losing Eric Hosmer
The Minnesota Twins are doing fine without him, but Ervin Santana will be out longer than originally expected. For the better part of the past two seasons, one very bad and one very good for the team, Ervin Santana has been the best starting pitcher for the Minnesota Twins. But he never pitched during spring
The Minnesota Twins are not pleased that Baltimore Orioles catcher Chance Sisco was playing baseball in the ninth inning of yesterday’s game. Major League Baseball’s unwritten rules are an ever-changing collection of fun-sucking restrictions that date back to the early days of the sport, where fine, hard-working men toiled on the diamond for a few
If you forgot Erick Aybar — a 2014 All-Star — was on the Minnesota Twins, it’s time to start getting familiar. As the Twins plan to play their first 80 games without their young shortstop Jorge Polanco, who was suspended after testing positive for PEDs, an unlikely veteran has emerged as a stop-gap for Minnesota.
Jorge Polanco, the Minnesota Twins starting shortstop, has been banned 80-games for steroid use. The Minnesota Twins have had a stress free spring training so far. They have went out and made splashes this offseason to improve the club such as signing Logan Morrison and Lance Lynn. Furthermore, the club has set themselves up well
Alex Cobb is the best free agent starting pitcher left on the market, but where should he sign? After a slow winter hot stove season, right-handed pitcher Alex Cobb is still waiting for a team to sign him. Why hasn’t anyone gone for him yet? He is a reliable starting pitcher who can strike guys
A slow MLB offseason lingered into spring training, but the Minnesota Twins have played things perfectly virtually from the start. With more data at their disposal than ever, or with an eye on a loaded free agent class next winter, a lot of MLB teams sat on the sidelines this offseason and well into spring
The Minnesota Twins are a trendy pick to win the World Series in 2018, and pitcher Lance Lynn is the latest to jump on the bandwagon. One of the highest-profile free agent players in MLB ahead of Opening Day, right-handed pitcher Lance Lynn is off the market after agreeing to a $12 million deal with
Byron Buxton headlines the Minnesota Twins group of exciting young players, and the team needs to build around him. Last year was an unexpected whirlwind for the Minnesota Twins. After losing over 100-games in 2016, Paul Molitor’s club hammered out an 86-win season and earned a Wild Card berth. That was largely thanks to an
Brian Dozier made some interesting comments on his future with the Minnesota Twins, but the team needs to keep things at its pace. Over the last two seasons, Twins second baseman Brian Dozier has hit 76 home runs, driven in 192 with an .871 OPS, won a Gold Glove and delivered WAR (via Baseball Reference)