General Manager Terry Ryan talks about the fall and rise of the 2006 Twins
The Twins (finally) discover the youth movement
Snapshots of a long-shot season to come
Anyone wondering why the Cleveland Indians are going to blow up this year should note that their ninth batter--Casey Blake--just hit a grand slam against Kyle Lohse. Meanwhile, the Twins' nine-man is Juan Castro. That just about sums it up.
THE LINEUP Shannon Stewart, LF: Like his new teammate Rondell White, he's a pretty good player on the downhill side of a career marked by extraordinary physical wear and tear. Stewart's 32 now, and last year he dropped 60 points apiece from his on-base (.380-.323) and slugging (.447-.388) percenta ... More >>
Remember this time last year when everyone was falling all over themselves predicting a World Series trip for the beloved Twinkies? Safe to say it's been a long year since then.
The Twins--perennially hamstrung by a long line of no-name, no-hit middle infielders--have upgraded to a big-name, no-hit middle infielder. The Seattle Times reports that Bret Boone was traded to the Twins this morning just hours before the deadline for releasing him. The 36-year-old Boone, who hit ... More >>