The most pressing question surrounding your 2014 Minnesota Twins, after three consecutive seasons with more than 95 losses, is: Things can't get worse, can they? The general feeling in the off-season among most die-hard supporters and close observers was, "Of course not." Certainly not all the piec ... More >>
A couple of interviews with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon popped up this week, and both illuminate a guy overflowing with ideas. After the push for his side project Shouting Matches' debut album, Grownass Man, earlier this year -- and a couple of rollicking Minneapolis shows -- these conversations were t ... More >>
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SEE ALSO:-- Joe Mauer has the second-worst contract in baseball, says Yahoo!-- Rock bottom? Derek Lowe shuts out Twins, admits he basically threw one pitch all game-- Twins payroll: Why in Gardy's name is it being slashed?Last night, news broke that (gasp!) the Twins had placed hometown hero Joe Mau ... More >>
The Baseball Project is a supergroup of four veterans of American underground rock and punk. Combining talents from R.E.M., the Dream Syndicate and Minneapolis's Zuzu's Petals, each member contributes 30 or more years of experience, and they are also huge baseball fans. The band features Steve ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Strangers at the Twins game: A blind don't-call-it-a-date in their own tweets-- Twins payroll: Why in Gardy's name is it being slashed?Don't let this season's on-field product fool you -- the past dozen years have been very good for the Minnesota Twins.According to a new study by Busines ... More >>
Team owner ready to move on from Midway
This morning, former Twin Delmon Young, now with the hated Detroit Tigers, is in custody in New York City after he allegedly assaulted a man outside a Midtown hotel around 2:30 a.m.Sources told the New York Post that Young was "highly intoxicated" and needed to be taken to the hospital to sober up b ... More >>
The Twins open their 2012 campaign this afternoon in Baltimore. Coming off last year's injury-plagued last-place finish, there's less optimism about the team's chances this year than any season since Ron Gardenhire took over as manager in 2002.Only two years removed from an AL Central-winning campai ... More >>
A year ago at this time, the Twins were coming off a rousingly successful inaugural year at Target Field, and the future looked bright.As the old saying goes, what a difference a last-place season makes. After 99 losses and more injuries than you can shake a Punto at, it appears the young-talent- ... More >>
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Screenshot from "Inside Pitch."Terry Ryan will return to his position as general manager.Coming off a brutal season, the Twins announced today they have replaced general manager Bill Smith with Terry Ryan, who had the job before Smith took over four years ago. "No one in the Twins' organizat ... More >>
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One of the Twins' biggest bats is about to return to their beleaguered lineup. Justin Morneau is set to join the team tomorrow in their opening game against the Cleveland Indians. According to the Star-Tribune's La Velle E. Neal III, Morneau's taking some cuts today at AAA Rochester before hopp ... More >>
There was a lot of fun at Target Field this weekend, from bizarre bobbleheads to championship reunions to kids running the bases on perhaps the nicest day of the summer. Too bad the game on the field was so damn bad. The Twins were swept by the formerly reeling Chicago White Sox, dropping the h ... More >>
Five games under, five games back. On June 1, when they were 20 games under and 16.5 behind of the Cleveland Indians, would you have thought it possible the Twins could close the gap this much? I certainly didn't, though I was having a blast trying to figure out a way to conveniently pigeonhole ... More >>
You'd be happy too if you got paid $23 million.The Minnesota Twins are the second worst team in Major League Baseball on value-per-dollar, according to a new Forbes Magazine study. The rankings, which compare payroll and success, put the Twins 29th out of 30 teams, ahead of only the Chicago Cubs. ... More >>
Keith AllisonNick Blackburn was one of the few bright spots this weekend. Let me sum up the Twins' futility this way: After Toronto's Jose Bautista launched his fifth home run this series on Sunday (and third that game), he came within two of matching the Twins entire team output. The Twins ... More >>
Maybe Pavano should hit in the number four spot.It could be worse: Tornadoes could have ripped through Target Field. Baseball-wise, however, it literally could not be worse: The Twins finish the month of cruelty with a 9-17 record, giving this year's club the dubious honor of having lost mor ... More >>
Things are far from OK for the reigning manager of the year.Ron Gardenhire is facing, or should be facing, some serious heat with his Twins in the AL Central basement. After all, the local nine were picked to walk away with the division, or at the very least get into some serious fisticuffs w ... More >>
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Photo: marnanelESPN finds a lack of happy mealsTake a look at that that soggy half-time hamburger wrapped in foil, sitting under a heat lamp, that you're going to count as your evening meal. Forget the calorie count; is the sorry-ass looking thing even safe? ESPN is out with a nationwide surv ... More >>
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Power extends from the upper-lip to the right arm.
Ozzie's wary unit comes to town trailing the Twins by eight games. Oh, and it's not even June.
Local boy makes real damn good, and saves Twins' faithful from enduring the unthinkable. Blissful analysis inside.
The surgery, named for the former L.A. Dodgers pitching great on whom it was first performed, will sideline Nathan for a year.
The Art of Murder or How to Take a Friend's Life Without Really Trying. Acclaimed artist Carl Wesley, a.k.a. Inmate 198369, wrote the book.
He was instrumental in building the Vikings team that's now laying waste to the NFL. So why isn't anyone thanking Roger Headrick?