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Twins seek to continue new trend vs. Indians

The first week of the 2015 Minnesota Twins season was about as bad anyone could have drawn it up.  Infielders forgetting to touch the base before throwing the ball to first on a double play attempt, outfielders taking awkward routes to fly balls only to have them fall in for doubles, missed opportunities with runners in scoring position and countless other mental and physical errors...
Via Baseball Essential
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins place Duensing on 15-day disabled list

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have placed left-hander Brian Duensing on the 15-day disabled list with a strain of muscles in his rib cage. The Twins announced on Friday Duensing sustained an intercostal strain the day before during his appearance in the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals. Duensing has been used as the team's left-handed specialist out of the bullpen...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins players rocking business casual look for scoreboard photos (pics)

Baseball players traditionally are adorned in their team’s uniform for the photographs displayed on in-arena scoreboards during their at-bats. The Minnesota Twins flipped that tradition on its head by having the ballplayers rock a look that is much more befitting a business casual style spotted in virtually every office in the country. Evidence of the...Read More The post Twins...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Home runs lead Twins past Royals, 8-5

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kennys Vargas and Kurt Suzuki each hit a two-run homer, powering the Minnesota Twins past the Kansas City Royals 8-5 Thursday for their first series win this season. Tommy Milone (2-0) picked up his second straight victory for the Twins, recovering from a rough start to log 5 1/3 innings. Lorenzo Cain put the Royals in front with his two-run shot in the first...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins play “Bad News Bears” baseball in home opener

The Minnesota Twins were rocked yesterday by the Kansas City Royals 12-3, marking the worst home opening loss in Twins history. The Royals moved to 7-0 with the win and are the first team in American League history to win their first seven games. However, this was not a game that showed how good the Royals are, but a game that showed just how unbearably bad the Twins are. While...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Season couldn't have started much worse for Molitor, Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have presented new manager Paul Molitor with quite a challenge after his first regular season week in charge. The Twins lost their home opener 12-3 to Kansas City on Monday, dropping their record to 1-6. Molitor's first year on the job was jarred three days before the 2015 schedule even started, when starting pitcher Ervin Santana was suspended...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Dozier changes music to gain more 'street cred'

Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier received enough grief from his friends back home that he has decided to go away from the country music he loves for his walk-up music, instead opting to completely reverse course and go with an entirely kind of jam. Last season, Dozier used Justin Moore’s “Small Town USA” for...Read More The post Twins’ Brian Dozier changes walk...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins rookie wears stirrups so legally blind mom can see him

  Minnesota Twins rookie J.R. Graham might look like he’s paying homage to baseball’s past, but there’s a lot more to it than that.   Graham was able to crack the Twins’ opening day roster, and he probably pleased some baseball purists when he was seen wearing stirrups. However, Graham’s throwback look actually is a way to help his mother find him on the field...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Player Wears Specific Socks So Blind Mom Can See Him

Grab your tissues folks, it’s about to be one of “those” stories. According to CBS Sports, Minnesota Twins rookie pitcher J.R. Graham stood out from the rest of the team when he wore stirrup socks, while other members of the team went with traditional garb. This wasn’t because he was rebelling against the dress code, or even has superstitions. Graham’s mother is legally...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Crazy 8th Pushes Kansas City to 7-0 as they Down the Twins, 12-3

7-0? Yeah, 7-0.   After embarrassing the Angels in a three-game series, they traveled up north to Minnesota to face a Twins team that has only one win on the season. There aren’t very many words to describe the Twins’ performance today, but they  were about four elephants short of a three-ring circus.   Like the last few games, the opposition scored a leadoff...
Via Royals Blue
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kevin Garnett throws out first pitch at Twins game

If Kevin Garnett is looking for something to do when his basketball career ends, he might have a future in baseball. The former Boston Celtics big man returned to the Timberwolves at this season’s NBA trade deadline, and his homecoming in Minnesota has been a special one. And on Monday, Garnett had the honor of throwing out the first pitch at the Minnesota Twins’ home opener...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Fien’s Twitchy Feeling, Baldelli’s New Gig, Pollock the Scout, more

Casey Fien has found his niche. Primarily fastball-curveball when he broke in with the Tigers, in 2009, the Twins reliever has since added a cutter and learned how to pitch. As he told me a few weeks ago, “Now I know what I can get away with and what I can’t.” Last summer, Fien didn’t […]
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: What to make of Ervin Santana’s suspension

This past offseason and spring training, the biggest story to come out of the Minnesota Twins organization was the signing of Torii Hunter back in December. That was until last Friday, when Ervin Santana claimed national headlines as well. Santana, who signed a four-year, $55 million deal with the Twins this offseason, has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for a substance...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins dominated in opening series

The Minnesota Twins were swept by the Detroit Tigers in their opening series to start the year off 0-3. It was an expected outcome considering the Twins finished fifth in the AL Central last year while the Tigers were division champs. What wasn’t expected was just how poor the Twins played. They were outscored 22-1 in the three games, went the first 24 innings of the season without...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter rips umpire Joe West over questionable call

The Major League Baseball season is just a couple of days old, and we’ve already got our first tiff involving Joe West. The longtime umpire has seen his share of confrontation over the years, and he’s off to a great start in 2015. First, there was his too-cool-for-school ejection of A.J. Pierzynski in spring training. Now, on Opening Day, West found himself in the middle of...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter rips Joe West for bad call to end game

Torii Hunter went off on umpire Joe West for making a poor call to end Monday’s Twins-Tigers game and not appealing it. The Twins lost 4-0 but had something brewing with two outs in the ninth after getting consecutive singles to bring up Hunter and chase starter David Price from the game. Hunter had a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Twins need Mike Pelfrey to step up

Mike Pelfrey, welcome to the Minnesota Twins starting rotation…again. On Friday, Major League Baseball handed Twins’ starter Ervin Santana an 80-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs, thus opening a spot in the rotation for Pelfrey. While losing a strong No. 2 starter in Santana is a pretty big punch-to-the-gut for a team right on the brink of turning the corner...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ervin Santana suspended 80 games for steroids, will lose over $6 million

Ervin Santana was suspended 80 games after testing positive for steroids, MLB announced Friday. Santana signed a four-year, $55 million deal with the Minnesota Twins over the offseason and was supposed to anchor the team’s pitching staff. Coming off a season where he posted a 3.91 ERA last season with the Braves, Santana may have...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ervin Santana suspended 80 games for PED use

A wild Friday just got a little crazier – Minnesota Twins starter Ervin Santana has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for Stanozolol. Twins pitcher Ervin Santana has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol. — MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) April 3, 2015   The 32-year old Santana signed a four year, $55 million contract...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Best Of The Best: A Look At The Twins Top World Series Performances

The Minnesota Twins past four years felt like college without the fun. Four years of the front office, like parents, boasting about the potential the team/kid possessed. Four years of a stagnant GPA/win total. Four years of increasing tolerance, be it of the alcohol variety, or for losing. School is out, as is our patience. Opening day always brings renewed optimism though. The...
Via Hot Stove MLB
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Roster Preview - Hitter guys

With the depressing but not terribly surprising news that the Twins sent all the interesting young people back down to the minors and kept a bunch of lame-o veterans on the big league roster, I suppose it's time to turn my thoughts to baseball.  Also, there's a 75% chance I hate the college basketball national champion (actually probably more like 98%) so I'm going to ignore that...
Via Down with Goldy
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins to offer $19 Bloody Mary with pizza slice garnish

The Minnesota Twins have been down this road lined with outrageous adult beverages before, but the team pulled out all the stops on its latest alcoholic drink offering that will be available at Target Field this season. Minnesota Twins icon Kent Hrbek announced on Twitter Friday that the establishment inside the team’s stadium at the...Read More The post Twins to offer $19 Bloody...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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