1. Minnesota Twins: Thoughts For a Rainy Day

    A rainy Boston evening gave the Twins' players an unintended night off and the Twins' fans a chance to catch their breath from two straight weeks worth of games...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 5 years ago 98 reads 0 comments

  2. Twins Bullpen Carousel Continues to Spin

    Three days after designating Philip Humber for assignment and signing Juan Morillo to try and patch up a bullpen which has struggled mightily for the first two weeks of the season, the Twins are moving and shaking once again...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 5 years ago 156 reads 0 comments

  3. Twins-Angels: Glen Perkins Collects First Win As Minnesota Sweeps

    Three times through the rotation, the Twins have had a few surprises. There are none bigger, however, than the emergence of Glen Perkins...

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

  4. Twins-Angels: Kevin Slowey Solves Mechanics; Stymies Angels

    Four series into the season, the Twins have finally secured their first series win. In game one, Jason Kubel took the Twins on his back and reversed a five-run deficit to lead the team to a 11-9 win...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 5 years ago 128 reads 0 comments

  5. Twins-Angels: Jason Kubel's Slam Saves Twins Bullpen

    In yesterday's column, I pointed out that the Twins have had trouble finding the right reliever to get critical third outs late in games. Tonight was no different...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 5 years ago 29 reads 0 comments

  6. Minnesota Twins Make Move to Strengthen Bullpen, Add Juan Morillo

    The Minnesota Twins have had serious struggles with their bullpen so far this season, just as they did at the start of last year. Last year, they cut bait on Juan Rincon, added Craig Breslow and saw almost immediate improvement...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 5 years ago 159 reads 0 comments

  7. Twins-Blue Jays: Time To Worry?

    Tuesday night saw the Twins break their losing streak against the Jays, which had stretched over three seasons. The curse, however, seems firmly intact...

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  8. John Madden Hangs Up the Microphone...but Not the Turducken

    According to numerous reports, legendary broadcaster and former coach John Madden has decided to retire from the booth...

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  9. 20 Years After Hillsborough: Is It Time to Reopen the Terraces?

    I have felt the passion of games that went from meaningless to sublime in a moment.I have seen men who terrify small children by their very appearance weep as a player lies injured on the field or as their side walks dejectedly away from a bitter loss...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 5 years ago 120 reads 2 comments

  10. Twins-Blue Jays: Twins Finally Snap Funk

    Pinpointing the Twins best starter is a difficult task. Kevin Slowey, Scott Baker, and Francisco Liriano would all have a claim on the title based on how they'd been playing recently...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 5 years ago 84 reads 0 comments

  11. Minnesota Twins-Toronto Blue Jays: Echoes of 2008

    One of the memorable features of the Twins' 2008 campaign was their long roadtrip designed to lighten the burden on the city while the Republican National Convention was in town...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 5 years ago 36 reads 3 comments

  12. Twins-White Sox: Wherefore Art Thou, Joe Mauer?

    The last time Nick Blackburn pitched in US Cellular Field, it was game 163 and he took the loss, despite pitching as well as the Twins could possibly have hoped. Sometimes, the more things change, the more they stay the same...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 137 reads 0 comments

  13. Twins-White Sox: Francisco Liriano Stumbles Again

    The wind blowing in off of Lake Michigan helped Francisco Liriano keep the ball in the park. Keeping the ball in strike zone was another matter entirely...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 130 reads 3 comments

  14. Twins-White Sox: Welcome Home, Joe Crede!

    No Scott Baker? No Problem. Three pitchers new to the Twins: R.A. Dickey, Brian Duensing, and Philip Humber combined to cover for the absence of the Twins ace, but the real damage was done by the offense...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 120 reads 3 comments

  15. Minnesota Twins-Seattle Mariners: Brandon Morrow Gets Revenge, M's Earn Split

    There was a moment this offseason in which it looked like the Minnesota Twins were going to trade Delmon Young to the Mariners for a package which included Jarrod Washburn. Thursday's game showed why the Twins considered Washburn an asset worth having...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 112 reads 0 comments

  16. Minnesota Twins-Seattle Mariners: No Relief For the Visitors

    The first 8.2 innings of Tuesday's game looked much like Monday's disappointing opening to the season. But the Twins are nothing if not opportunist, so when Brandon Morrow seemed to lose his sense of where the plate was, the Twins made him pay for it...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 127 reads 0 comments

  17. Minnesota Twins-Seattle Mariners: Twins Lose Opening Game, Maybe More

    The best moment of the Minnesota Twins' 6-1 loss to the Seattle may prove to be the worst. Mike Redmond, the Twins starter because of an injury to Joe Mauer, injured his groin legging out his fifth inning double...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 323 reads 1 comments

  18. It's Hard Out Here for an Ace: AL Central's Best Struggle in the Openers

    The AL Central has consistently produced some of the best pitchers in baseball. The last three AL Cy Young award winners have come from this division. Had Johan Santana not gotten absolutely robbed in 2005, it would be five straight winners...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 86 reads 0 comments

  19. AL Central Preview: Battle Royale at Its Finest

    Despite having no team based left of the Rockie Mountains, the AL central really is the wild west. Every team, including the Royals, has a path to the pennant, and while some are more convoluted than others, no one is out of contention from day one...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 42 reads 0 comments

  20. Minnesota Twins Trio: Three To Watch This Season

    Given the Twins' organizational philosophy, they are almost always going to be dependent on their young players stepping up and playing well...

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  21. Minnestoa Twins' Set Roster for Opening Day

    For once, the Twins didn't make their fans wait until the very last second to see who would open the season with the big club...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 531 reads 0 comments

  22. Injuries Help To Clear Up the Minnesota Twins' Bullpen Issues

    In a move that caught nearly everyone by surprise, Scott Baker joined Boof Bonser and Joe Mauer on the 15-day disabled list today. Mauer was expected to be moved, so there's no surprise there, but both Baker and Bonser were out of the ordinary...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 122 reads 0 comments

  23. Minnestoa Twins' Spring Training Report: Week Five

    After a rough patch in the middle of the month, the Twins seem to have found their groove. After losing seven of eight, the Twins went 5-2 last week, including an impressive 16-2 demolishing of the Tampa Bay Rays...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 125 reads 2 comments

  24. The Negativity-Objectivity Myth

    You've all had 20 minutes to look at this diagram. Does ANYONE think its correct? No? Good. Welcome to the University of Chicago, lesson one: hate everything—U of C Masters Student and Teaching Assistant...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 261 reads 2 comments

  25. The Minnesota Twins' Projected Lineup

    Coming up with a starting lineup for the Twins is, to a certain extent, an exercise in frustration. Manager Ron Gardenhire has acknowledged that almost the entire team will rotate in and out depending on matchups and who has the hot hand...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 1,107 reads 0 comments