TWINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dean gets first career win as Twins top Mariners

SEATTLE -- Robbie Grossman's bases-loaded double keyed a five-run third inning and Pat Dean pitched effectively for seven innings for his first major league victory to pace the Minnesota Twins past the Seattle Mariners 7-2 on Friday night.Dean (1-1), allowed two runs on four hits, striking out eight and walking none in his second start and fourth appearance since being called up...
Via Associated Press
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Plouffe leaves game with right MCL sprain

Twins starting third baseman Trevor Plouffe left Friday's game against the Mariners in the fourth inning with a mild MCL sprain of his right knee.
Via Twins.com
15 hours ago

Twins' Molitor on pitching coach's arrest: 'I'm concerned about my friend'

SEATTLE -- Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor said his primary concern was for the well-being of pitching coach Neil Allen, who was suspended by the team following his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving."There's a lot of things that are swirling around, but my thoughts are about what we can do for him here in the short term to support him," Molitor said before Friday's game...
Via Associated Press
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins vs Seattle Mariners Weekend Series Preview

Minnesota Twins Face Off Against West Leading Mariners After suffering through losing series after series against AL Central & Eastern division foes, the Twins finally head out West took take on the Mariners and Athletics in the next 6 days. Maybe Pacific Coast time zone baseball will shake the Twins out of their doldrums. After […] Minnesota Twins vs Seattle Mariners Weekend...
Via Puckett's Pond
17 hours ago

Twins suspend pitching coach Allen

The Minnesota Twins have indefinitely suspended, with pay, pitching coach Neil Allen for his pending DWI charge.
Via Twins.com
18 hours ago

Finding an All-Star on the Twins no easy task

One of the MLB rules that’s a bit hard to understand how well it’s received is the one that mandates that every team is represented at the All-Star Game. In reality, it’s supposed to keep fans of every team engaged, but I’m not sure how much fans of a second-division are glued to the screen when their player enters as a defensive replacement in the seventh inning. Whatever...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Minnesota Twins MiLB Weekly: Walker Shows Off Power

Minnesota Twins top 10 prospect Adam Brett Walker put on a power display last week. Seven hits, five of them home runs, seven RBI, and six runs scored. These are the numbers of recent triple-A player of the week, Adam Brett Walker. The Minnesota Twins top 10 prospect also slashed .350/.480/1.100 during the same week. […] Minnesota Twins MiLB Weekly: Walker Shows Off Power - Puckett...
Via Puckett's Pond
1 day ago

Twins suspend pitching coach Neil Allen after DWI charge

The Minnesota Twins have suspended pitching coach Neil Allen indefinitely after he was arrested early Thursday morning and charged with suspicion of driving while intoxicated.The Twins issued a statement Thursday afternoon:"The Minnesota Twins are aware of the pending DWI charge against pitching coach Neil Allen. Mr. Allen has been suspended, with pay, indefinitely and the matter...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins pitching coach Allen suspended after DWI charge

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have suspended pitching coach Neil Allen indefinitely with pay, following his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving.Minnesota made minor league pitching coordinator Eric Rasmussen the interim pitching coach. The team was off Thursday, traveling to Seattle for a series starting Friday.The Twins issued a statement acknowledging awareness of the pending...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins suspend pitching coach Neil Allen following DWI arrest

According to a report from La Velle E. Neal III of the Star Tribune, the Minnesota Twins have suspended pitching coach Neil Allen following his recent DWI arrest.  Allen was arrested early Thursday morning under the suspicion that he was driving while intoxicated. The Twins released the following statement upon making the suspension public: “The Minnesota Twins are aware of the...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Minnesota Twins’ Fernando Abad: Bullpen Stalwart

Minnesota Twins’ Fernando Abad putting up great numbers in a bad bullpen The Minnesota Twins bullpen has the 3rd worst ERA mark in the majors, the 4th worst WAR and the 2nd most blown saves. It been nothing short of a disaster so far. No lead has seemed safe. One reliever in that ‘pen hasn’t […] Minnesota Twins’ Fernando Abad: Bullpen Stalwart - Puckett's Pond - Puckett...
Via Puckett's Pond
2 days ago

A Twins’ player confronted play-by-play announcer Dick Bremer about his calls

Players being unhappy with announcers is nothing new, but Minnesota Twins’ TV play-by-play commentator Dick Bremer would be a long ways down on the list of announcers you’d expect to see in a confrontation with a player. An empirical 2012 Wall Street Journal study found that Bremer and regular color analyst Bert Blyleven were one of the MLB announcing duos most biased towards...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins announcer Dick Bremer confronted by player for negative commentary

Minnesota Twins play-by-play man Dick Bremer may not be that popular in the Twins’ clubhouse these days. In an interview with WDAY 970’s Mike McFeely, Bremer said he was confronted by a member of the team for being too negative about their struggles. “I make it a practice to go in the clubhouse every day and go down on the field, so if a player has a complaint about something...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins player ‘confronted’ team play-by-play announcer over negative remarks

The Minnesota Twins are on pace for their worst 162-game season in franchise history. Not much has gone right thus far for the 11-33 Twins, and that has made it difficult for broadcasters and people who are covering the team to stay positive about what fans are seeing. Just ask Dick Bremer. Bremer, the Twins’ play-by-play announcer for FOX Sports North, recently told Mike McFeely...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is all hope lost for the 2016 Minnesota Twins?

The diehard Minnesota Twins baseball fan will never say the season is over. However with a 10-31 record and both an offense and pitching staff that have continued to struggle, find me a positive note for this organization. Following a loss against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, the franchise has the worst record in baseball and is already 14.5 games back of the division. The Twins...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the 10-29 Twins driving Paul Molitor into the ground? We asked him

On Monday night, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus had a meltdown that alarmed even his friends in baseball, earning a one-game suspension for an ejection that he capped off by covering home plate with his sweatshirt.It pained me to see Ausmus, one of the calmest, most confident men in baseball, appear to crack. His outburst, he told reporters, was "the culmination of a lot of things" ...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brad Ausmus loses his mind during ejection

Brad Ausmus lost his mind as he was ejected from Monday’s Detroit Tigers game against the Minnesota Twins. Ausmus’ Tigers scored eight runs in the bottom of the first to get off to a great start, but then they saw the lead evaporate over the next few innings. By the bottom of the fourth, the score was 8-7. So you can imagine why Ausmus was frustrated then when Nick Castellanos...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Twins ballboy makes great diving catch, saves fan

Any team in need of a decent fielder should reach out to one particular Minnesota Twins ballboy right now. It’s been a rough season for the 8-24 Twins thus far, but on Tuesday night, the ballboy provided what may have been the best play of the season at Target Field so far. When a foul ball came flying down the first-base line, the ballboy laid out and made a spectacular diving...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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