1. Josh Hamilton Should Not Play in the All-Star Game

    Don't get me wrong, I love Josh Hamilton, but he simply shouldn't be in the American League's outfield for the All-Star Game. Hamilton's story is almost too good to be true, a top-of-the-draft talent whose career was sidelined by his addiction to drugs...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 5 years ago 376 reads 11 comments

  2. Nick Blackburn: Statistical Freak or Exemplar Waiting to Happen?

    As my colleague Andrew noted earlier today, Nick Blackburn has become one of baseball's better pitchers, but would still have to buy his own beer in most Minneapolis bars...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 5 years ago 275 reads 2 comments

  3. Twins Trade Targets: Freddy Sanchez

    Besides bullpen help, which is how this series started, the Twins are almost certainly looking for help in the middle infield...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 5 years ago 1,194 reads 4 comments

  4. Twins Trade Targets: Cla Meredith

    Wednesday, for the first time all season, the Minnesota Twins ascended to two games over the .500 mark. It is hard to believe that, given this situation and the fact that there are ...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 5 years ago 398 reads 6 comments

  5. The Minnesota Twins' Month in Review: June Edition

    The Twins ended the month of May bathed in the blinding light of Joe Mauer's unbelievable return from the DL. His unearthly line of .414/.500/1.338 along with 11 home runs went a long way to cover for the rest of the team's woes...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 5 years ago 122 reads 3 comments

  6. Francisco Liriano: What Went Right?

    Before Sunday's game, the Twins' former All-Star was one bad start away from being moved to the bullpen, ostensibly in favor of undeserving demotee Anthony Swarzak...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 5 years ago 190 reads 2 comments

  7. A Gutting Loss: How The US Finish in the Confed Cup Will Play at Home

    The English language recently added its 1,000,000th word, but as any American who has traveled to England (or vice versa) will tell you, there's plenty lost in translation...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 5 years ago 224 reads 3 comments

  8. Francisco Liriano Defies Personal Odds By Pulling Twins Back Up to .500

    Tuesday night's game had all the makings of a shootout for the first five frames of the game. After that, not a runner crossed home plate...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 5 years ago 161 reads 1 comments

  9. Four Answers to the Minnesota Twins Bullpen Questions

    With just over one-third of the 2009 season gone, the Twins have already used 11 relievers and still lack a stable bridge from their rotation to closer Joe Nathan. Brian Duensing barely got his feet wet before returning to AAA...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 5 years ago 299 reads 8 comments

  10. Sink or Swim: Three Teams That Need to Move or Start Planning Next Year

    As the month of June draws to a close, fans all over the country are beginning to shake the "it's still early" scales from their eyes and are coming to grips with the fact that their team of choice, well, sucks...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 5 years ago 201 reads 7 comments

  11. The 2003 Steroid Tests: Is It Time to Release The Entire List?

    When Alex Rodriguez's name was linked to a 2003 list of players who had tested positive for performance enhancing drugs during the survey testing that season, it sparked a media frenzy that even the Mitchell Report couldn't touch...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 5 years ago 463 reads 17 comments

  12. Five Baseball Players Every Fan Should Know

    There are certain players that every fan knows, irrespective of their age or interest in the game. Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Mickey Mantle, Barry Bonds, Willie Mays, Greg Maddux, and many others ...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 5 years ago 118 reads 9 comments

  13. If Delmon Young Is Broken, Can He Be Fixed?

    Despite beating the Rays and Matt Garza on Sunday, the Twins probably wish he had been their starter. While both Garza and the man he was traded for, Delmon Young, have been less than their ...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 5 years ago 235 reads 2 comments

  14. Nick Punto, Minnesota Twins Battle To Cut Deadweight

    There are two accepted truths when it comes to Twins shortstop Nick Punto. First: Punto is a stellar defender, among the best in baseball...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 5 years ago 1,445 reads 13 comments

  15. Fantasy Impact: Scott Kazmir's Fall from Prominence

    May 3, 2007: The (then) Devil Rays sat two games under .500 at 13-15. Fans were cautiously optimistic, but the team was on its way to another dismal finish, a full 30 games out of first place...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 4,759 reads 0 comments

  16. Anthony Swarzak Up, Craig Breslow Out for Minnesota Twins

    The Twins continued their search for backend starters and consistent relievers Wednesday when they called up Anthony Swarzak from Triple-A Rochester. Swarzak will pitch in place of the injured Glen Perkins against the Brewers on Saturday...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 309 reads 2 comments

  17. Twins-White Sox: Two Stumbling Teams Careen into Bridgeport

    History, schmistory. The Minnesota Twins were more than glad to see the old Yankee Stadium abandoned, given their recent history in the Bronx...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 97 reads 0 comments

  18. What Is Wrong With Scott Baker?

    During the off-season, Scott Baker signed a four year, $15.25 million deal. Other than a few Joe Mays-related rumblings, the public response to this deal was quite positive...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 180 reads 7 comments

  19. Joe Crede, Minnesota Twins Walk Off Against Brandon Lyon and Detroit Tigers

    Joe Crede missed three games with a hamstring strain at the end of last week. His return couldn't have come at a better time for the Minnesota Twins...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 161 reads 0 comments

  20. How Joe Mauer Contract Talks Could Put the Twins in a Perilous Situation

    In Tuesday night's 6-2 win over the Detroit Tigers, the Minnesota Twins got the kind of offensive boost from their catcher most teams only dream of...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 1,963 reads 23 comments

  21. Welcome Back, Joe Mauer

    No team likes to lose their star player, but at the same time, no team wants to admit that any player is irreplaceable. The Twins said that the month-long absence of all-world catcher Joe Mauer would be a blow, but that they would soldier on without him..

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 77 reads 0 comments

  22. Twins-Rays: A Race To Right The Listing Ship

    The last time these two teams met, both were in a fight for the playoffs. The Rays sought their first division title in their franchise's history, while the Twins were simply trying to stay afloat in the AL Central race...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 116 reads 0 comments

  23. Kevin Slowey's Superb Start Leads Twins Over Tribe

    Kevin Slowey was magnificent in spring training, but once the games actually counted, he seemed to lose the momentum he had gained in camp. In both of his first two starts, Slowey gave up five runs while failing to record an out past the sixth inning...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 212 reads 0 comments

  24. Minnesota Twins-Cleveland Indians: Nick Blackburn Stops Twins' Skid

    The Twins arrived in Boston looking forward to two games started by their dual aces, Scott Baker and Francisco Liriano...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 87 reads 0 comments

  25. Beware the Fantasy Guru

    Of the major fantasy sports out there, the fastest growing is fantasy baseball. It's nearly caught up with fantasy football in total participants and on some servers has become the most popular game...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 16,000 reads 4 comments