Yesterday, an era of Twins baseball came to an end, as the organization fired Ron Gardenhire, the second-winningest manager in club history (1,068 wins, behind Tom Kelly) and the first to finish his Minnesota tenure with a record over .500 since Bill Rigney left town more than 40 years ago.As with a ... More >>
-- Update at bottom --Joe Mauer's season-ending August concussion fueled speculation he might switch from catcher to first base in time for the 2014 season, during which he'll be 31 years old.SEE ALSO: Patrick Reusse blasted for calling Mauer "sissy," suggesting he should've played with concussion T ... More >>
Last week, Twins management benched uber-prospect Miguel Sano for four games for flipping his bat and taking a leisurely stroll around the bases following a home run.SEE ALSO: Glen Perkins hooks up Twins tickets for "screwed" fan The incident was especially problematic for Sano, a 20-year-old Double ... More >>
Who hasn't been there in their mid-to-late 20s? You start horseplaying with your buddies, and next thing you know, somebody ends up with broken ribs.SEE ALSO:-- New York Yankees fans really hate "American Idle" Carl Pavano [PHOTO] -- Ex-Twin Knoblauch is reportedly drunkenly riding NYC subways, hitt ... More >>
Anybody know what Barry Bonds and Chuck Knoblauch are up to these days? Terry Ryan should probably call them -- it's hard to imagine they'd hit any worse than the completely inept players Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is forced to trot out game after game.With a .278 winning percentage, the ... More >>
Star Tribune Twins beat reporter La Velle E. Neal III has a piece out this morning headlined, "Twins putting out a call to arms." Seems our hometown heroes face "the daunting task of rebuilding its starting pitching," through the draft or whatever machinations General Manager Terry Ryan can impleme ... More >>
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 >>
No General Manager in the history of the Twins has been given the pink slip.
"Old Dog" is one of the oldest—but best—back-up catchers in the league
Well, the Twins certainly asserted themselves mightily today, beating the Seattle M's 8-4 after a 7-run first inning. The initial frame included a grand slam by one Michael Cuddyer. The game got so out of hand that Dan Gladden and Jack Morris started yakking about anything and everything (though the ... More >>
So the Minnesota Twins lost their third game in a row to the division leading Detroit Tigers. What now? 9 games out at this point, pretty much the same as last year. Unfortunately, the optimists' club is looking at one year ago, when the Twins were still 9 games behind the Tigers. Of course, they we ... More >>
By now every Twins fan worth his salt (and any that come here for their news) should have read the Blotter post or heard that Torii Hunter spouted off to the New York Daily News about trade rumors. He added that he'd love to be in New York, or Boston, to play in what old friend David Ortiz ... More >>
Johan Santana throws the trickiest pitch in baseball. Does he have a third Cy Young up his sleeve?
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A spring-training physical showed the Twins' All-Star catcher is now 6' 5", a full inch taller than he was last year. That isn't too unusual for a 23-year-old, but it is rare for a guy who makes his living crouching behind home plate.
The game-within-the-game that is the major league arbitration process may be fascinating from an economics standpoint, but for casual fans and, I imagine, the players themselves, it's something you want to put behind you as quickly as possible. After all, is there any chore so tiresome for millionai ... More >>
First snowfall bedamned. No December event elicits that warm holiday spirit more than the annual Major League Baseball Winter General Managers' Meeting. Maybe that's just me.
As expected, it wasn't even close. If winning the major-league Triple Crown doesn't automatically qualify you as the unanimous Cy Young winner, nothing does. It shoulda been three in a row, but hey, who's complaining. In other Twins news: For the second time in his career, Terry Ryan is baseball's ... More >>
Twins Director of Scouting Mike Radcliff herds the bird dogs and keeps the information flowing
General Manager Terry Ryan talks about the fall and rise of the 2006 Twins
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.
The first half of the 2006 baseball is behind us, and while it hasn't exactly been a winning season per se for our dear Twinks (in any other division it might have been), it certainly has been one hell of an interesting ride.
The Twins (finally) discover the youth movement
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 >>
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.
You know you're really in the shithouse when this is the best news you've read in a week. Three days after the baseball gods reached into Fenway Park, into center field, into Torii Hunter's ankle, wrenching tendons and destroying the last of the Twins' feeble playoff hopes, an MRI has shown that Hun ... More >>
This Sunday is the deadline for teams to trade players before the postseason, and it's probably the most anticipated day of the Twins' regular season, behind Opening Day and whichever day they clinch their playoff berth. (In other words, it might be the second-most exciting day this year.) The Boo ... More >>
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 >>
Can the up-and-down Twins deliver another division title?
This Year's Twins' Team Needs Some Serious Time On The Couch
It's only going to take a pulse to win the AL central, but the Twins better find one in a hurry
All hail Twins GM Terry Ryan
Despite balky starting pitching and an infield that collectively swings a small stick, the Twins hang in there
Losing might be as compelling as winning
After a slow start and a broken jaw, Twins leadoff man Otis Nixon is back to his pesky self
Twins manager Tom Kelly believes in the simple things: a hard day's work and a steady hand at the wheel.
The '96 Twins should win a few, lose (more than) a few, and put up higher scores than the Vikings along the way.