1. Staying Alive: How The Twins Refused to Quit and Challenged The Tigers

    For months it has looked like the early part of this week would give baseball fans a series to remember, only for most of that time it appeared that the series would take place in Anaheim rather than Detroit...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 5 years ago 170 reads 1 comments

  2. Minnesota Twins Look for Sweep; Zach Greinke Looks To Stop Them

    The Twins walked past Robinson Tejada in game one and battered Lenny DiNardo in game two of their three-game set with the Royals. Game three, however, might not be so easy...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 107 reads 0 comments

  3. Twins/Royals Series Preview Part One

    First, an apology—I haven’t been writing much, due to a computer issue as well as the single worst repair job in history. What should have been a small three or four day fix turned into two weeks...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 50 reads 0 comments

  4. Monday a Perfect Microcosm of the 2009 Minnesota Twins

    Things can hardly seem to go right for the Minnesota Twins lately. For every win over Roy Halladay, there’s a near sweep at the hands of the punchless A’s...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 154 reads 0 comments

  5. Snap Judgments: Wavier Options for the Anxious Owner

    With the extended edition of week one nearly in the books, plenty of fantasy owners checked their position heading into tonight’s Patriots/Bills and Raiders/Chargers matches, only to nearly pass out from the fright...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 507 reads 0 comments

  6. Win and You're In: The Reality of the Minnesota Twins' Current Position

    The playoff calculus can get a little strange this time of year. Get too far out of both the division and the wild card standings, and you might find yourself rooting for both teams in a late game out west to be crushed by a meteor...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 268 reads 1 comments

  7. Does Joe Mauer's Uniqueness Hurt His MVP Chances?

    Albert Pujols is a machine: See ball, hit ball. That he's also the best player in the NL is pretty much a given. His name is often the one mentioned in terms of "Possible Triple Crown Winners" ...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 601 reads 15 comments

  8. Twins Earn a Split in Texas, But Are Running Out of Time.

    It's difficult to dog the Twins too much for going into Texas and coming out with a split. The Rangers are one of the hottest teams in baseball; they fought well against the Red Sox ...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 82 reads 8 comments

  9. Dear AL East Fans: Don't Kid Yourselves, Joe Mauer Is The AL MVP

    Don't get me wrong, Ben Zobrist is having a great year, Mark Teixiera has proved his worth after a rough start, and anyone who says they don't want Kevin Youkilis on their team is lying...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 498 reads 21 comments

  10. Fantasy Anchors: Three Players Who Could Be Holding Your Team Back

    One of the hardest things to do in fantasy sports is to cut bait on an established star. Everyone has tough stretches, but even the best players will occasionally have seasons that make them not worth their roster spot...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 249 reads 2 comments

  11. Breaking News: Minnesota Twins Acquire Carl Pavano

    Say what you will about the Minnesota Twins' front office and their normal reticence in making moves, but the 2009 season has yielded its second notable deal, as the Twins added veteran pitcher Carl Pavano in exchange for a player to be named later...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 200 reads 7 comments

  12. Minnesota Twins: This Is Your Season

    I'm not one for hyperbole, not in my writing anyway, so it normally bugs me when I hear about must-win games before, say, September...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 124 reads 1 comments

  13. Infernal Options for the Minnesota Twins: Rob Delaney

    Ok, so Juan Morillo may not be the Twins' best option, but he's also far from the only reliever in the system. Going into this season, the Twins had two serious relief candidates in the minor ...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 306 reads 4 comments

  14. Infernal Options For The Minnesota Twins: Juan Morillo

    With the non-waiver trade deadline now far enough past that teams can no longer fudge the timing of their deals, the Minnesota Twins are going to have to be creative if they want to patch the holes on their team...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 185 reads 10 comments

  15. No Relief in Sight: Why the Minnesota Twins Made the Wrong Move at the Deadline

    As much as it may seem like its heading in that direction, this is not an indictment of the Orlando Cabrera signing...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 333 reads 6 comments

  16. Busy Deadline Keeps AL Central Up in the Air

    The AL Central is a notoriously difficult division to handicap, and today's trade deadline deals haven't clarified the picture much at all. We know two teams are out: the Indians and the Royals...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 110 reads 8 comments

  17. Breaking News: Orlando Cabrera Acquired by Twins

    For the first time since the Bobby Kielty-Shannon Stewart swap in 2003, the Twins have made a deadline deal in order to improve the team for this year. They added Orlando Cabrera in exchange for Low-A shortstop Tyler Ladendorf...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 283 reads 2 comments

  18. Dome Sweet Dome: A Recap of the Twins Sweep of the White Sox

    There's just something about the old place that I'll miss when the Twins move next year. Not the way the seats don't face home plate. Not the roof blinding opponents and occasionally Twins' rookies...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 111 reads 1 comments

  19. Twins Trade Targets: Marco Scutaro

    Most Twins fans have had Freddy Sanchez on the brain since trade rumors about the second baseman, late of the Pirates, began to swirl...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 829 reads 10 comments

  20. Twins Trade Targets: Orlando Cabrera

    Every deal begins as a rumor and remains so until there are names on the requisite dotted lines. That said, there are rumors (Twins scouting Roy Halladay) and rumors with serious life to them (Twins pursuing Orlando Cabrera)...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 772 reads 8 comments

  21. Twins Trade Targets: Kelly Johnson

    The Braves have a number of young, interesting middle infielders, much in the same way the Twins have several young outfielders all battling for time...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 666 reads 20 comments

  22. A Sobering Reaction to the Minnesota Twins' Fiasco in Oakland

    The Twins entered Oakland feeling pretty good about themselves. They had won their fifth straight road series, a tough one in Texas, and had missed their chance at a sweep by the slimmest of margins...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 258 reads 18 comments

  23. A Minnesota Twin On The Rise: Carlos Gomez

    When the name Carlos Gomez gets brought up in conversation, one of two things are the likely subject.It could be either A, players who are among the league’s elite defenders or B, guys who look awkward at best when hitting...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 257 reads 24 comments

  24. The Minnesota Twins Must Stay Away from Julio Lugo

    Word broke early Friday morning that the Red Sox were no longer "desperate" to find a new team for Julio Lugo; instead, they set him on the curb with a sign around his neck that read "Free to a good home...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 274 reads 12 comments

  25. Much Ado About Nothing: Why MLB All-Star Ideologies Simply Don't Matter

    The flurry of posts by everyone from unknown bloggers to professional writers around this time of year is inevitable. The bevy of deserving All-Star snubs just provides too much good material to pass up for most writers, myself included...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 188 reads 2 comments