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  1. A Hall Without Jack Morris is No Hall at All

    On Wednesday afternoon, it was announced that the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) elected Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas into the Baseball Hall of Fame as the Class of 2014. While each of the candidates were worthy of election (as each were some of the most dominant players of their own or any other era in baseball), there remains a glaring omission from the class that should offend baseball historians and fans of all ages and I am not suggesting that the omission has ...
  2. Wille’s Way: A Johan Reunion Now Makes Perfect Sense

    When the Minnesota Twins traded away Johan Santana to the New York Mets in January of 2008, it was supposed to signal an end to one of the most productive and dominant eras that any Twins’ starting pitcher has ever experienced. It also was supposed to signal the beginning of the next wave of great pitching depth that the Twins were set to acquire via the Santana trade. While the return in the Santana trade was vastly underwhelming in terms of pitching quality, there still is hope for a fairy tale ...
  3. Wille’s Way: Starting At Catcher For Your Minnesota Twins….Matt Wieters?

    When the Minnesota Twins announced earlier this week that Joe Mauer would be making the permanent shift from catcher to first base, few blinked an eye. Twins’ fans deep down—no matter how much we tried to fight it—knew that one day this was going to happen. Mauer’s end-of-the-year injury certainly didn’t help his odds of remaining at catcher for the remainder of his career and at the end of the day, Mauer is simply too valuable for this team to be sitting on the disabled list; thus, the move to ...
  4. Wille's Way: 2014 Minnesota Twins Offseason Blueprint

    Well, it has been roughly two months since I last blogged and since then, the baseball season has come to a close and the Minnesota Twins still haven’t found their way out of the abyss of mediocrity. I have personally made the transition away from blogging at RantSports.com and have instead decided to blog solely on TwinsDaily. Many factors have gone into my decision; but at the end of the day, this is the best fit for my current

    Photo Courtesy of: Gary A. Vazquez-USA TODAY SportsAt any rate, let’s focus ...
  5. What to Expect From Andrew Albers

    When the Minnesota Twins sent down Scott Diamond to Triple-A last week, it was a foregone conclusion that the team would call up left-hander Andrew Albers to take Diamond’s spot in the rotation. Albers certainly earned his promotion as he posted a 11-5 record with a 2.86 ERA, 1.179 WHIP, 2.2 BB/9, 7.9 SO/9 and a 3.63 SO/BB over 132.1 innings in 22 starts this season, but what can fans expect to see when Albers makes his debut?

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  6. Benching of Miguel Sano After Home Run Celebration Sends Clear Message

    There is no doubting the obvious talents of Minnesota Twins’ mega-prospect Miguel Sano, but it appears as if Sano still has a lot to learn about baseball etiquette before he makes his debut in the majors. According to ESPN 1500’s Judd Zulgad’s Twitter account, Zulgad spoke with Paul Molitor this week and Molitor reported that the New Britain Rock Cats—the Twins Double-A affiliate—have decided to sit Sano for “a few days” due to the manner in which he conducted himself after he hit a home run this ...
  7. Umpire’s Error Jeopardizes Minnesota Twins' Chance at Sweep in Los Angeles

    After a drama filled game on Tuesday evening in which the Minnesota Twins rallied to beat the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 10 innings, the teams were back at it Wednesday afternoon with the Twins having a rare opportunity to sweep a road series. The game was an old-fashioned pitcher’s duel throughout the game, but it was a blown call by an umpire that ultimately stole the show in the Twins’ 1-0 defeat.

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  8. Lefty, Not Named Glen Perkins, Could Soon Be on the Move

    As the trade deadline approaches in eight days, a lot of the attention surrounding the Minnesota Twins will likely center around Justin Morneau and closer Glen Perkins. Although the asking price is said to be steep for Perkins and the Twins appear content waiting for the right deal for Morneau, the Twins do have other players that teams have been calling about and it is possible the team may be more willing to move these players for a cheaper price.

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  9. Potential Deals Looming Between Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox

    On Sunday, the Boston Red Sox announced that their closer, Andrew Bailey, would have season-ending shoulder surgery. While the news is certainly disappointing for Bailey and the Red Sox fans’, it may end up becoming good news if you are a fan of the Minnesota Twins.

    Even before the injury to Bailey, the Red Sox bullpen was struggling with a combined 4.03 ERA. Because of this, the team was rumored to be in the market for a reliever who could bolster their bullpen at the ...
  10. Minnesota Twins: Ron Gardenhire Doesn’t Have Lineup to Manage Effectively

    Last night I was able to take in a Minnesota Twins’ game live for the first time this season and I came away with one thought in mind: Ron Gardenhire is sure making it tough for me to defend him with the managerial moves he is continually making. Last week I came out with an article that, in essence, supported Gardenhire and stated that firing him would change nothing. To access this article, simply click here. Based on that article, I believed that Gardenhire hadn’t lost his ability to manage and ...
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  11. 2013 All-Star Game: Sorry Minnesota Twins’ Fans, It’s Time to End Outdated Rule

    Over the years, the MLB All-Star game has taken on a whole new feeling and meaning following the disaster that was the 2002 All-Star game which ended in a tie. Since then, Bud Selig has reorganized the game and has given it a new sense of meaning by giving home-field advantage to the winning league of the game. While I have no problem with Mr. Selig putting this provision in for the winner of the game, I do believe the commissioner needs to make yet another change to an outdated rule surrounding ...
  12. Firing Ron Gardenhire Would Solve Nothing

    Over the past few weeks, the Minnesota Twins have resorted back to their old ways of the past two seasons which has been hallmarked by long losing streaks and feelings of inadequacy. While the team searches for answers to solve their many ailing problems, the media around the Twin Cities and around the nation have started to clamor for a change at the top with the firing of manager Ron Garenhire. While this may be the popular move at a time like this, it certainly isn’t the correct one.
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  13. 5 Nominations for Minnesota Twins' Hall of Shame

    With the addition of Eddie Guardado to the Minnesota Twins’ Hall of Fame two weeks ago, I got to thinking about the complete opposite end of the spectrum when it comes to great players. When I began watching the Twins in the early nineties, Kent Hrbek was retiring, Kirby Puckett was at the tail-end of his career and the Twins were about to be consumed by a period of mediocrity that would damage the franchise for a few seasons. During that time, I grew up expecting mediocrity, but I also got to see ...
  14. Is Trading Glen Perkins Worth It?

    One of the bright spots for the 2013 Minnesota Twins’ season, so far, has been the performance of their bullpen, specifically their closer Glen Perkins. With this being the first full season that Perkins has been the closer for the Twins, Perkins has performed like a stable and clutch veteran and the rest of the league certainly has taken notice. According to a Tweet sent by ESPN Baseball Expert Buster Olney, if the Twins were to make closer Glen Perkins available this July, prior to the trade deadline, ...
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