1. Minnesota Twins' Preseason Questions: Was Craig Breslow's Success a Mirage?

    One of the critical pieces to the Twins' 2008 success could probably walk into any restaurant in Minneapolis and still have to buy his own meal...

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  2. Joe Crede's Mysteriously Rising Price

    If no one is bidding on Joe Crede, why has his price gone up? The Star-Tribune is reporting today that even before the Giants submitted their bid, Crede's asking price went from the $5.1 million he made last year to around $7 million...

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  3. Are Steroids Really Destroying Baseball?

    Not since the Mitchell Report came out last winter have steroids grabbed the spotlight like this. The revelation that Alex Rodriguez tested positive for two types of steroids during survey testing in 2003 was a lead story on CNN...

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  4. Picking Up the Pieces: Can the Twins' Bullpen Return to Dominance in 2009?

    As the Twins entered the stretch run of last season, they found themselves locked in one of the tightest races in baseball with the Chicago White Sox...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 108 reads 4 comments

  5. A-Rod, Roids, and Records: Where Does Baseball Go From Here?

    First there was Mark McGwire. He and Sammy Sosa brought baseball back from the self-induced brink with their home run chase in 1998. Before the chase could reach its conclusion, a bottle of Andro in McGwire's locker cast a shadow over the race...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 196 reads 1 comments

  6. Words, Words, Words! Who Can You Trust , Media World?

    Here's a nice syllogism to end the week: A) People lie. B) Agents, GMs, and Owners are people. Ergo: Agents, GMs, and Owners lie. Words lose their meaning when people in sports use them...

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  7. How Do You Solve a Problem Like Delmon Young?

    It seems like the Bill Smith has come to his senses, and the Twins are no longer pursuing Jarrod Washburn in a meaningful context...

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  8. Say Goodbye to Hollywood: Why Losing Beckham Ultimately Benefits MLS

    It may seem a bit counter-intuitive to say that losing arguably the biggest star MLS has is good for the league, but that's the way it is...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 351 reads 1 comments

  9. Trading Delmon Young: Second Verse, Different Tune

    According to transfer guru, and fellow Bleacher Creature, Ken Rosenthal, the Twins are once again exploring the market for fourth outfielder Delmon Young...

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  10. Minnesota Twins Leave Eric Gagne Holding the Pen, Move On

    According to the Star Tribune, the Minnesota Twins have ended their negotiations with free agent Eric Gagne. This happens all the time. It must have been clear that the two sides were intractable and no deal was going to get done, right? Wrong...

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  11. Minnesota Twins Offseason Plans: Low Stakes Gambling

    That the Twins have had a quiet offseason thus far should come as a surprise to exactly no one. None of the big names (Manny, CC, Teixeira, et...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 267 reads 5 comments

  12. Fool Me Once: Minnesota Twins Haven't Learned from Livan Hernandez's Lesson

    As soon-to-be-former President Bush once said "fool me once, shame on … shame on you. It fool me. We can’t get fooled again...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 419 reads 15 comments

  13. Bill Smith, Stay Away From Michael Young

    It seems like a match made in heaven. The Texas Rangers have an unhappy infielder that can hit for a solid average and is a cagey vet. They need pitching in any way they can find it...

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  14. World Baseball Classic: Brad Hawpe? Really?

    I've got nothing against Brad Hawpe, I promise. He's never killed my dog or stole my parking spot. I'm sure if we met, he'd be a really nice guy...

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  15. World Baseball Classic: Roster Revision Two

    This project has been substantially more difficult than I'd planned, due in large part to a rather unexpected issue...

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  16. RIP Carl Pohlad

    According to a Star Tribune report, long time Twins owner Carl Pohlad has passed away at the age of 93. Pohlad was one of the richest men in baseball, having amassed a substantial fortune though savvy business and real estate deals...

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

  17. Explaining the Minnesota Mentality: Part Three

    In case you missed them: Part One and Part Two At the end of part two, we were left with a Twins team eminently ready to compete, but unable to make the small adjustments that make good teams into champions...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 412 reads 1 comments

  18. Minnesota Vikings: What Now, Adrian Peterson?

    Another Vikings season comes to an end in disappointment, but by now they should be used to it. Far from the sucker punch loss of 1998 and nowhere near the embarrassment of the 41-0 thrashing ...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 254 reads 3 comments

  19. Explaining the Minnesota Mentality: Part Two

    If you missed section one of this series, it's worth your time look over the foundational principles I laid out. They will be referenced again below...

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  20. Youkilis Accepts Offer For Team USA

    According to a Boston Globe report, Kevin Youkilis has accepted manager Davey Johnson's offer to join team USA in the World Baseball Classic...

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  21. Explaining The Minnesota Mentality: Part One

    Minnesota Twins fans are as patient a fan base as there is in baseball. Sure, other fans have suffered through longer droughts (The Royals) or fire sales (The Marlins)...

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  22. World Baseball Classic: Roster Revision One

    Since Davy Johnson was announced as the United States' manager for the World Baseball Classic, players have slowly started to filter onto the squad...

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  23. Minnesota Twins' Winter Market Is Shaping Up

    As the larger deals begin to fall into place, the Twins' role in this year's free-agency melee is starting to take shape...

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  24. Miguel Tejada to the Minnesota Twins? Only If the Price Is Right

    It makes perfect sense doesn't it? A power-hitting infielder out of favor with his home team looking for a new place to land...

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  25. Good Idea, Bad Idea: Trading Delmon Young Edition

    For a team that prides itself on being drama-free and accessible to its fan base, the Twins have an awful lot polarizing figures...

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