i was driving on 394 eastbound in golden valley and saw on the message board that radke was doing autographs from 8-8 today....it was 7:18.....meant to be, i had just bought my dad(a tigers fan in michigan) a twins hoodie, so i did a uturn and went and met radke.......strange world, reminds me of eastbound and down, no disrespect to rake
One of our first challenges in the MLB Fan Cave was to give our personal predictions for the 2012 MLB season. Obviously, I'd like to say the Twins will do well but I am also not naive enough to believe we've figured out the majority of our issues that became apparent last year. There is a lot to figure out with this club and while the Twins will do better than they did last season, I'm hesitant to call them frontrunners in the AL Central especially with such powerhouse competition from team's like
This post was originally posted in its entirety at The Tenth Inning Stretch. Because of the image limitations I can only post some of it. To see the whole post with 16 action photos of Twins' players from today's minor league games including top Twins' prospects, please go here
Double Bill today at Fort Myers: The Twins' AAA club played the Red Sox' equivalent at Field 2 and the Twins' AA club played the Red Sox' equivalent at Field 3. At the same time while the Twins were
70 wins 92 losses was the consensus on the simulations from Zips. ESPN, and the bloggers from SweetSpots blogs have the prediction of the AL Central:
WHY AM I OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE TWINS THIS YEAR? SOMEBODY HELP ME? HELP ME TO THE FACT THAT I AM NOT THAT MUCH OF A HOMER TO THINK THE TWINS WILL WIN MORE THAN 75 GAMES, AND BE BETTER THAN THE ROYALS? Or am I crazy!?!?!?!?
The Twins are going
[Originally published at Twins Fan From Afar]
To say that Justin Morneau has been locked in the past few games is an understatement. How does 7-for-14 with 3 home runs and a double sound? If this was the regular season, we'd be beginning a campaign for Morneau to win the AL Player of the Week Award. Although these were only Spring Training games, his offensive performance was meaningful in the larger scheme of things. By "larger scheme," of course, I'm referring to Morneau's
The Twins went into the start of this spring with a little different feel in regards to their starting rotation. Last season there was a battle between six or seven players to fill the five roles needed to complete the starting rotation at the beginning of the year. This year the Twins seemed set with five players penciled in to occupy the rotation when the team would break camp
I apologize for the mistakes I made on the Rochester roster, but I will try to do a better job in New Britain. With that being said the New Britain roster is more difficult because it is more fluid. Alot of the New Britain roster will be determined by what happens with the Rochester roster. Guys that don't make the Rochester roster, but that still hang around will likely go the New Britian. FYI if you think I got a lot wrong on the Rochester Roster you haven't see anything yet just because we
Updated 03-29-2012 at 08:42 AM by travistwinstalk
Following a 99-loss season, the Twins had many more transactions than most offseasons. A couple of those transactions may have been considered minor to most, but definitely stood out to me. Shortly following the season, the Twins chose to designate reliever Anthony Slama for assignment. He was removed from the 40 man roster, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Rochester. When the Twins announced the additions to their 40 man roster in late November, they also announced that they had removed David
Updated 03-29-2012 at 01:54 AM by Seth Stohs
Last year, the rotation was an utter disaster, with Twins starters ranking 26th in the majors in ERA and WHIP. Short outings taxed an already ill-equipped bullpen and frequently put games out of reach before the offense had much of a say.
It's not hard to see why these pitchers struggled so badly. Beyond injuries that hindered performance, the starting corps posted a lower strikeout rate than any other AL club; allowing that much contact in front of a substandard defense led to a league-worst
Updated 03-28-2012 at 11:40 PM by Nick Nelson
As you can tell from my handle, I do not have a great amount of respect for the radio work of a certain Mr. Dan Gladden. Over the last few years, my circle of friends and I have had countless discussions over what he does/doesn't bring to the broadcasts, and why on Earth the Twins continue to keep him in the booth. Quite frankly, I do not know why he is still there. Anybody who listens to the games hears the same things I do:
- Going off on tangents while there is action going on. Somehow
This post was originally posted in its entirety at The Tenth Inning Stretch. Because of the image limitations I can only post some of it. To see the whole post with a dozen Action Photos of Twins' players from today's game against the Phillies, please go here
This afternoon was the Twins' game with the Phillies at Fort Myers. The Minor League games also started early today, so the side fields were pretty quiet. As usually before Twins' games at Fort Myers, a select
I don't know how well many of you know me but my name is Travis Aune and I am a cohost of Seth Stohs every Thursday night this season on Twins Minor League Weekly. I have a blog over at travistwinstalk.blogspot.com and I do some Twins stuff, but my main focus because I truly enjoy it is the minor leagues. I am nowhere near the class of Seth as he is the Godfather of the Minor Leagues and he amazes me the amount of material he writes and knows. Seth is a giant and I am a midget compared to him.
Updated 03-29-2012 at 08:17 AM by travistwinstalk
Is it really too much to ask for?
That is, it seems odd to sign a bunch of older AAAA type players who have some significant MLB experience to keep at Rochester while hoping on prospects and young players who aren't even AAA players yet to play with the Twins at the start of 2012. And with the news that Willingham can't make a simple transition to RF as a veteran professional baseball player, I am lumping in Ben Revere here even though he is no longer a prospect.
"My gawd - THEY are afraid of US? Really?"
That's the thought that went through my head last night when a flame war broke out on Twitter between two local groups that had established a uneasy truce in recent years: corporate media and independent writers, commonly labeled bloggers. The critical topic? Baseball.
Or rather, that’s the subject matter about which the involved parties write. The topic was the power of independent writers and the checks and balances