1. Minnesota Twins' Storyline This Season Is a Familiar One

    The Minnesota Twins are still very much of an enigma at this stage of the season. But then again, this isn't an unusual state of affairs in Twinkie Town. Since Ron Gardenhire took over as manager, the Twins are only two games above ...

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  2. Jose Morales Earned the Right to Stick with Twins

    Jose Morales was the early favorite to draw the short straw after Joe Mauer is activated from the 15-day disabled list. But that was then and this is now. In the Twins' past five games, Morales has garnered nine hits in 18 at-bats...

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  3. Minnesota Twins Need a QB, Too

    The Minnesota Vikings are commonly regarded as being a quarterback away from a berth in the Super Bowl. The same argument could be said for the Minnesota Twins and a possible slot in the World Series...

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  4. A Modest Proposal or Two for MLB Teams to Consider

    Late April on the Major League Baseball front is the time when teams, successful or not, begin to fine-tune their lineups. So, here's a few modest proposals for Major League teams to consider...

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  5. Delmon Young May Be Done Slumping If...

    Those comparisons to great hitters of recent yore have long since died down. Suddenly, Delmon Young was just another talented, but struggling outfielder who had his current employers wondering if he would ever develop into something special...

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  6. Twins-Rays: Both Desperately Seeking Consistency

    Matt Garza and Jason Bartlett will return Monday to the Metrodome, a place which was supposed to be the scene of their greatest triumphs. As things turned out, it was merely a stepping stone to a bigger and better thing...

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  7. Percy Harvin: A Game-Changer Or a Shape-Shifter?

    When all was said and done, the Minnesota Vikings opted for the dazzle of a wideout with their first pick of the NFL Draft rather than the sturdy presence of an offensive tackle or a swift defender to man the secondary...

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  8. Twins Have Little To Show for Johan Santana Trade

    A dagger digs deeper into the hearts of the Minnesota Twins faithful each time Johan Santana authors another quality start for the New York Mets...

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  9. Minnesota Twins Look for Turnaround Against Angels

    It's official. The Minnesota Twins are in a freefall. After splitting a season-opening series with the Seattle Mariners, the Twins proceeded to drop the rubber match of a three-game road series against the White Sox...

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  10. Toronto Blue Jays Continue Fireworks at Metrodome

    The Twins faithful who turned out Wednesday evening at the Metrodome were hoping that Scott Baker could slow down the Toronto Blue Jays' offensive juggernaut and perhaps witness the Twins speed up their own offensive attack...

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  11. Waiting for Godot and Joe Mauer

    Samuel Beckett didn't have Joe Mauer in mind when he wrote Waiting for Godot. However, there is a similarity or two between the play and Mauer's current status with the Minnesota Twins, as is often the case between baseball, literature, and life...

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  12. Denard Span Is Looking More and More Like a Keeper

    Denard Span can flash a smile with impunity these days. The 2002 No.1 draft choice has emerged as the Minnesota Twins' most trustworthy outfield commodity through the first nine games...

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  13. Glen Perkins and Bert Blyleven Have a Lot in Common

    Glen Perkins is the least heralded member of the Minnesota Twins' starting rotation. That's likely to change following his performance Tuesday night against the major's most explosive offense in the Twins' 3-2 victory...

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  14. Detroit Lions Need to Draft a QB at No. 1

    Forget the caveat. And you know what it is. They say drafting an undergraduate quarterback with the overall No. 1 pick can only bring grief to an NFL team and that those who choose to ignore history are doomed to repeat it...

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  15. Minnesota Twins: Looking For Consistency In the Dome

    Most preseason baseball pundits felt the Toronto Blue Jays would struggle to score runs in 2009. The Minnesota Twins, in contrast, were expected to field an above-average offense, perhaps ...

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  16. Carlos Gomez Struggles: The Minnesota Twins Could Be Facing a Dilemma

    There's a fine line in showing the requisite amount of patience in a young, developing ballplayer, and knowing when to cut bait or otherwise make an adjustment. A case in point is 23-year-old Carlos Gomez of the Minnesota Twins...

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  17. No Need Yet for Minnesota Twins To Retool

    It's way too early for general manager Bill Smith, manager Ron Gardenhire, or anyone else in the Minnesota Twins organization to be pushing the panic button or contemplating wholesale changes...

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  18. The Masters Final Round: No Country For Old Men Like Kenny Perry?

    If Kenny Perry is able to withstand Father Time and the charge of other golfers Sunday, it would make for one of the best feel-good stories of 2009—or any other year...

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  19. MinnesotaTwins Disconnect on Offense Continues at U.S. Cellular Field

    It looked like all it took to rejuvenate the Minnesota Twins offense was a whiff of U.S. Cellular Field. This perception was a wrong number, as the Twins dropped an 8-0 decision to the White Sox Saturday afternoon...

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  20. Ten Things That Will Happen in the 2009 NFL Season

    Shonn Greene of the University of Iowa will be a difference-maker for the lucky team that drafts him. Greene, at 230 pounds, has the talent. He finished second in the country a season ago with 1,850 yards rushing...

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  21. Minnesota Twins Leave For Road Trip With Unanswered Questions

    The Minnesota Twins are one of the leading exponents of small ball. However, one couldn't find the Twins' offense under a microscope Thursday afternoon...

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  22. Between Sage Rosenfels, Tarvaris Jackson as Vikings QB, There's No Middle Ground

    The Wizard of Oz is one of my favorite movies. Minnesota Vikings' decision-makers must like it, too. Especially the part where the Scarecrow has difficulty making up his mind which route he and Dorothy should take to the Emerald City...

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  23. A Trip Through Current, Former Major Leaguers' Websites, Blogs

    As usual, I've been careening through cyberspace this afternoon. My daily visits include The Baseball Analyst, Baseball Reference, and Futility Infielder, among a myriad of others. Of late, I've become a fan of Minnesota Twins reliever Pat Nesheg's blog..

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  24. Joe Mauer: Hurry Up and Get Well

    "Bill Bailey, won't you please come home?" "Come back, Shane." "Lassie...Lassie...Lassie." Minnesota Twins fans have their own supplication to add to this roster of heartfelt pleas...

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  25. Twins-Mariners: Alexi Casilla, Denard Span Power Team Past Seattle Squad

    The last time Nick Blackburn toed the rubber for the Twins in a meaningful game was against the Chicago White Sox on Sept. 30, 2008 in a one-game playoff to decide the American League Central Division champion...

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