On the brink of what will likely be make-or-break matchups against Chicago and Detroit, a main question mark for the Twins is--surprise!--their starting rotation.
Snapshots of a long-shot season to come
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 >>
Baseball, steroids, and MLB's Latin plantations
In baseball's new era, steroids are mainly the province of the marginal and the desperate 1: It's not the front-line sluggers who are using steroids these days; it's the marginal talent on major league rosters and their minor league affiliates--the guys who have the least to lose and the most incent ... More >>
It was announced today that Minnesota Twins pitcher Juan Rincon has become the fifth player to be suspended under Major League Baseball's new policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Read the Twins press release on the subject here.
Can the up-and-down Twins deliver another division title?
The Twins remain the class of a horrible division
The Twins slow start is nothing to be concerned about, and fans have the Detroit Tigers to thank for that.