1. Federal Judge Calls Time Out on Suspensions

    This afternoon, Federal Judge Paul Magnuson granted the restraining order that Pat and Kevin Williams sought, due to a lack of time to make a proper judgement...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 6 years ago 54 reads 0 comments

  2. A-Rod To Play For Dominican Republic: Addition by Subtraction For Team USA?

    As Yahoo! sports, and fellow Bleacher Creature Jim Neveau, reported earlier, Alex Rodriguez will play in this year's World Baseball Classic. He just won't be suiting up for the red, white, and blue...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 6 years ago 220 reads 0 comments

  3. Lions-Vikings: A Trap Game for Minnesota?

    Its been a roller-coaster week for the Vikings. Sunday night they fought back against the Bears to claim the NFC North lead for the first time all season...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 6 years ago 134 reads 1 comments

  4. World Baseball Classic: Projected U.S. Roster

    In 2006, The United States finished a very disappointing eighth place in the World Baseball Classic, far worse than any of the Dream Teams who failed to win worldwide basketball tournaments...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 6 years ago 2,378 reads 31 comments

  5. Golden Gophers Face First Real Test

    Like their football counterparts, Tubby Smith's Golden Gophers have gotten off to a great start against a set of fairly soft opponents. Finally, the Gophers are consistently beating teams they should beat, which wasn't always the case under Dan Monson...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 6 years ago 393 reads 0 comments

  6. World Baseball Classic: Why Should You Care?

    I may be the only one in the United States outside of the Player's Union, but I don't care: I'm stoked for the World Baseball Classic...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 6 years ago 396 reads 8 comments

  7. Warmer Climes: Three Twins Impressing in Winter Ball

    Last year, Nick Blackburn emerged as one of the Twins most consistent pitchers, especially down the stretch...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 6 years ago 424 reads 7 comments

  8. Was Joe Mauer's MVP Snub a Blessing for the Twins?

    As much I think Joe Mauer deserved the MVP award this year, I can't complain too much about Dustin Pedroia winning it. He reminds me of Nick Punto, but with real skill, so the appeal is clearer...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 6 years ago 346 reads 1 comments

  9. A Log For the Hot Stove: Casey Blake

    Casey Blake's long and winding road through baseball might be coming full circle. According to a number of sources, the Twins are preparing an offer to Blake that would bring the veteran ...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 6 years ago 246 reads 4 comments

  10. Lou Brock, Jeff Bagwell...Matt Garza?

    Ask anyone in the media who won the Rays-Twins trade that took place last winter, and the verdict is already in. Irrespective of what happens to Delmon Young and Matt Garza from here on out, the Twins got hosed and the Rays made out like bandits...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 6 years ago 188 reads 1 comments

  11. Scott Boras' New Toy: Why Manny Will Still Be The Talk Of The World Series

    Many baseball fans feared the side show that would have inevitably resulted from Manny Ramirez's return to Fenway. While the Red Sox may yet host the NL Champs, it won't be the Dodgers that come to call...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 6 years ago 401 reads 12 comments

  12. Jason Kubel and the Twins' DH Problem

    The fact of the matter is that the Twins should never have had the DH problem that has plagued them over the last few years...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 6 years ago 362 reads 0 comments

  13. How Will the Economic Downturn Affect the Free-Agent Market?

    Worry not, CC, you will still get yours, but how will the economic issues facing the U.S. affect the free-agent market for players like Orlando Cabrera, Edgar Renteria, Raul Ibanez, and Casey ...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 6 years ago 225 reads 0 comments

  14. Adrian Beltre Gets the Hot Stove Fired Up

    This offseason will be very different from the last for the Minnesota Twins. Last year, they were looking to improve at several positions in order that they might not repeat their under-...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 6 years ago 388 reads 1 comments

  15. Kyle Lohse, Carlos Silva Further Prove MLB Contracts Are Out of Control

    As I sit here in my dorm with my GRE prep book on the shelf and my LSAT book on my bed, I think I have finally decided what I want to be: a Minnesota Twins pitcher. Here's the kicker—I don't actually want to play for them...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about almost 7 years ago 574 reads 0 comments

  16. A Disapointing End to a Fantastic Season

    Its sad that it had to end this way, but one game shouldn't taint our view of the Twins season. Forced into a tiebreaker that never should have been played, and certainly shouldn't ...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about almost 7 years ago 171 reads 1 comments

  17. What Is and What Should Never Be

    Important note: this article was written BEFORE tonight's game. It has nothing to do with outcome and everything to do with structures. Major League Baseball has one of the longest schedules of any major sport in the world...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about almost 7 years ago 158 reads 1 comments

  18. Nothing to Play For? Why The Tigers Won't Lay Down For The Sox

    The Twins and Sox finally got their respective acts together Sunday and beat two of the peskiest teams in recent memory...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about almost 7 years ago 107 reads 2 comments

  19. Theres a Double KO in The AL Central

    One of the most remarkable things that can happen at the end of a professional fight is for no one to win. Not in the sense that the fighters would be tied on points, but that both fighters lost...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about almost 7 years ago 122 reads 0 comments

  20. Who Are These Guys?

    These 2008 Twins look nothing like the team that ended 2007, which is a good thing. That team won a paltry 79 games, and finished the season with a run differential of -7, so shaking up the system was exactly what the doctor ordered...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about almost 7 years ago 123 reads 2 comments

  21. Sox-Twins Finale Serves up Youth

    It is fitting that the Twins-White Sox season series should come down to this. The Twins need a win to propel them to the top of the division with just three games left to play...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about almost 7 years ago 536 reads 4 comments

  22. Welcome Home: Twins Take First of Three Key Games

    One team hit six extra base hits, including three bombs. The other just one. The Twins' top 4 hitters went 2-17. The Twins' bullpen gave up runs late in the game once again...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about almost 7 years ago 133 reads 0 comments

  23. Two Teams With One Goal: Win

    Both the Twins and the White Sox have an off-day tomorrow; the Sox shouldn't have one, but we'll leave that aside for now. Starting Tuesday, these two rivals both control their own destiny...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about almost 7 years ago 159 reads 0 comments

  24. The Dukes of Valhalla Bring Home the Ryder Cup

    The Americans had three fantastic days in Kentucky <!-- /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about almost 7 years ago 215 reads 0 comments

  25. Twins Roundtable: At Home in Target Field

    As always, thanks a ton to those who have agreed to do the Twins' weekly roundtable! We've got a lot to get to this week, so with further ado.....

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about almost 7 years ago 305 reads 0 comments