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The Infield of the Future?

For the past several seasons, the Twins infield has been a carousel of over-used role players, washed-up veterans, and stop-gap signings. Have the Twins finally put together long-term solutions at...

Wednesday Roundup

News of note for the Twins on this fine, cold Wednesday morning.

Looking ahead: what the Twins’ 2012 payroll situation means for 2011

Financial constraints have limited the Twins options this off-season. However, several expiring contracts means the Twins could still be buyers later in the season.

If Bert makes the hall, will we still need the Internet?

If Bert Blyleven makes the hall, will we still need the Internet? A look back on a Hall-of-Fame case that's been building for 13 years.

Wednesday Roundup

It's been deathly quiet around the Twins rumor mill lately, huh? Let's reflect, briefly, on where this team stands right now. We're sitting at about $100 million in payroll, and are actively...

Matt Guerrier Signs with the Dodgers (Update: maybe)


This morning, it was reported that Matt Guerrier had signed a three-year deal with the Dodgers worth about $4 million per season. La Velle then posted at noon that the negotiations on the deal aren't complete, and that it might take another day or two to finalize. Guerrier is/was a type-A free agent, but the Twins declined to offer arbitration.

The (Potential) Downside of Signing Carl Pavano

Should the Twins bring back Carl Pavano in 2011? We look at the potential downside of signing the best free agent pitcher still available.

2010 MLB Winter Meetings: Twins Day 3 Wrap-Up

2010 MLB Winter Meetings: Twins Day 3 Wrap-Up

Rumors from the Winter Meetings: Twins on verge of trading Hardy?

Are the Twins on the verge of trading J.J. Hardy?

Updating the Twins' Payroll Situation

On Tuesday, we learned that Carl Pavano, Jesse Crain, and Orlando Hudson had turned down arbitration offers from the Twins. Given that new information, we update the Twins' payroll situation...

Understanding the Twins' Arbitration Decisions

On Wednesday, the Minnesota Twins announced they would offer arbitration to three of their six eligible players. We explore the rationale behind those decisions, and their impact on the team.

Hot Stove Diversion: A Stroll Down Memory Lane

Taking a break from the hot stove, we ask readers to share the best Twins moments they've seen in person.

The Twins Payroll Crunch

Is it possible the Twins could see their payroll jump to $115 million, and actually get worse? We examine the any challenges facing the Twins front office this off-season.

Scott Baker's Ailing Elbow

Scott Baker will undergo an MRI this week to look at his ailing right elbow. How does his health impact the Twins plans this off-season?

CC Sabathia: A Primer for Twins Fans

An introduction to CC Sabathia for Twins fans.

Joe Mauer vs. the Greats

Joe Mauer is just putting he finishing touches on another great season. See where he currently ranks among the all-time great catchers.

The Best Twins Team of the Ron Gardenhire Era

The Minnesota Twins just clinched their sixth division title in 9 years under Ron Gardenhire. See what makes this the best team Gardenhire has ever managed.

Sorting out the playoff rotation

The Twins will rely on Liriano and Pavano to pitch games 1 and 2 of any playoff series. What about games 3 and 4?

Fun Facts about Jim Thome

I hope Jesse doesn't mind me posting two stories back-to-back on the main page, but I just had to share the following nuggets about Jim Thome's amazing season. We're seeing something special here,...

Delmon Young’s 2010 Season: A Matter of Perspective

Depending on how you look at Delmon Young's season, he could be an MVP, or a replacement level player. We take a closer look

Quick Takes on Fuentes, Kubel

First off, despite the fact Fuentes and Kubel are the subjects, this post has nothing to do with the growing list of injured players on the squad. If you're interested in the infirmary report,...

What can Crash Davis teach us about Denard Span?


Twins center fielder Denard Span has been a huge disappointment in 2010. We take a closer look at the numbers and discuss what lies ahead for the promising lead-off hitter.

More Thoughts on Last Night’s Walk-Off Win

A closer look at last night's amazing Twins-White Sox game.

Jim Thome's Remarkable Season

Jim Thome is currently packing more power into each of his at bats than any Twins hitter since Harmon Killebrew. At 39 years of age. While earning a fraction of Nick Punto's salary.

Bobby Valentine Opines on the Hometown Nine


Your Minnesota Twins are the lead story on ESPN's MLB page right now. Go check it out.

Which team has the more difficult road to the playoffs?

Which team has the easier road to the AL Central title? A comparison of the Twins and White Sox stretch-run schedules.

Will the real Danny Valencia please stand up?


Twins rookie Danny Valencia is leading all third basemen in OPS since July 1. We dig into the numbers to figure what's behind his success at the plate.

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