Minnesota Twins: Joe Mauer – A (Fraction of a) Season in Review

Joe Mauer has been the face of the Minnesota Twins franchise for a while now. Let’s take a look at his 2017 season thus far. It is no secret that Joe Mauer has provided a strong source of debate for Minnesota Twins fans over the past few years. Between his rookie season in 2004 and […] Minnesota Twins: Joe Mauer – A (Fraction of a) Season in Review - Puckett's Pond - Puckett...
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Minnesota Twins: Adalberto Mejia Gets First MLB Win on Sunday

Adalberto Mejia got his first win Sunday as he led the Minnesota Twins to victory. If he keeps it up, he could be the final piece to round out the rotation. The Minnesota Twins played a straight doubleheader on Sunday afternoon against the Kansas City Royals. After losing the first game, the Twins rebounded for […] Minnesota Twins: Adalberto Mejia Gets First MLB Win on Sunday ...
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Minnesota Twins Hang Around in the Middle of the Power Rankings

The Minnesota Twins had another average week, going 3-3, and get rewarded by staying in the middle of this week’s MLB Power Rankings. The Minnesota Twins had a tough week last week, playing the red hot Rockies and Royals at home. The week had some ups and downs, but at the end of it, the […] Minnesota Twins Hang Around in the Middle of the Power Rankings - Puckett's Pond - Puckett...
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7 hours ago

Is Jose Berrios ready to be the Minnesota Twins' ace?

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7 hours ago

Minnesota Twins: Diary of a doubleheader - One man's quest to watch it all

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7 hours ago

Torii Hunter trolls Twins fan who flubbed catching home run

A Twins fan nearly came down with a home run ball off the bat of Salvador Perez, but it wasn’t to be.The fan lined up perfectly with the ball, and looked set to make the catch with his glove, but it bounced off, and his moment in the limelight was ruined.Former Twins outfielder Torii Hunter, who’s now an analyst/commentator for the network, thought it was pretty damn funny at...
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Twins place Hughes on DL, will recall Gibson

Twins right-hander Phil Hughes was placed on the 10-day disabled list with shoulder discomfort, opening the door for right-hander Kyle Gibson to be recalled to start on Monday in the series opener against the Orioles in Baltimore.
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Twins Minor League Report (5/21): Blankenhorn Blasts, Gordon Keeps Rolling

Photo Credit: Seth Stohs, Twins Daily (Travis Blankenhorn)Losing games isn't any fun for anyone. Three out of four of the Twins affiliates held leads on Sunday but none of them were able to pull out the win. Even in the midst of all the losing there were some strong performances. Multiple big name prospects had good days at the plate and some relief arms were thrust into the spotlight...
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21 hours ago

Twins' early homers set tone for twin-bill split

Robbie Grossman and Max Kepler belted two-run homers to help power the Twins to a 8-4 win over the Royals on Sunday in the nightcap of a doubleheader at Target Field.
21 hours ago

Twins waiting to announce starter for Monday

The Twins are still waiting to announce their starter for Monday's game against the Orioles, as weather could again be a factor -- with rain in the forecast in Baltimore.
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Ian Desmond compares Twins pitcher to late Jose Fernandez

Jose Berrios has been dominant in his first two outings this season for the Minnesota Twins. He’s looked so good that he has one of his opponents comparing him to the late Jose Fernandez.Here’s what Colorado Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond said about Berrios after Thursday’s game: Desmond would know, as he used to face the Miami Marlins stud when he was in the NL East as...
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Twins ace Ervin Santana struggles early in rare loss

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LaTroy Hawkins calls Tommy Kahnle one of worst teammates ever during Rockies-Twins broadcast

Former journeyman reliever LaTroy Hawkins is now a broadcaster for the Minnesota Twins, and it appears he still has a lot to learn about live television. During Tuesday’s broadcast of the Twins’ game against the Rockies, Hawkins brought up a fight he had during the 2014 season with rookie pitcher Tommy Kahnle when they were playing for Colorado. Unprompted, too.Play-by-play man...
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David Ortiz critical of former Twins manager in new book

While David Ortiz will always be remembered as a member of the Boston Red Sox, his MLB career began with the Minnesota Twins. In his upcoming memoir, Big Papi shared some displeasure with the Minnesota organization, specifically regarding his old manager Tom Kelly.“I know he’s recognized as a good baseball man, but he struck me as a guy who believed his players were dumb,”...
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A More Selective Miguel Sano Is Crushing It

CLEVELAND – Miguel Sano knows what he wants. In the visiting team quarters in Progressive Field, there’s small kitchen — like something you might find in a World War II-era submarine — that offers players various pre- and post-game sustenance. On Sunday morning, Sano, apparently unsatisfied with the options, disappeared from the clubhouse and reappeared with rectangular aluminum...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Squirrel delays Twins-Indians game for five minutes

Saturday’s game between the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians was delayed for nearly five minutes after a rather frisky squirrel found his way onto the field.Fans and players were reduced to mere onlookers as the grounds crew chased the fury friend all over the park, trying desperately to get it to exit through a left field door.The squirrel had other ideas, however. After...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Squirrel causes delay during Twins-Indians game, tantalizes golden retriever watching on TV

The Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians dealt with nearly a five-minute game delay on Saturday, thanks to a squirrel on the loose at Progressive Field. Check out the squirrel in action: While the pesky rodent — and its delay caused — may have annoyed the players and Progressive Field security, it’s unlikely anyone was as annoyed as this golden retriever watching the game...
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Chris Gimenez on Non-Sugar-Coated Communication (and Analytics)

Chris Gimenez is an effective communicator. It’s not the primary reason the journeyman backstop keeps finding a job, but given the importance of that trait to his position, it’s certainly a factor. Along with versatility and catch-and-throw skills, forging a relationship with a pitching staff is very much one of his strong suits. Gimenez is wearing a Minnesota Twins uniform now...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Behold the Twins’ Defensive Turnaround

It’s not just the White Sox who have been an early AL Central surprise. There are also the Twins, who, at 15-14, stand just a game and a half behind the Indians. Now, the Twins are not as good as the Indians. For all I know, the Twins might not be as good as the White Sox. You don’t want to overreact too much to a season’s first five weeks. But you might at least want to understand...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Late-Inning Comeback Spoiled by Joe Mauer as Sox Drop First Game of the Series, 4-3

The offense continued to struggle until the ninth inning, but was overshadowed by Joe Mauer preventing the game from going into extra innings with a two-out, ninth inning solo home run.
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

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