1. Twins-White Sox: Livan Hernandez Silences the Home Fans

    As I wrote earlier this week, Kevin Slowey's redemptive win over the Sox was one of the best games I've ever attended. Watching last night's game on FSN was fun; well-played games are always interesting and comeback wins even more so...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 226 reads 0 comments

  2. Does Losing Alexi Casilla Make The Twins Buyers at The Deadline?

    In baseball, as in life, timing is everything. Had Alexi Casilla been diagnosed with a torn ligament in his right thumb over the weekend, the Twins would have had a much more difficult time patching the hole...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 311 reads 1 comments

  3. Twins Defeat Sox, Lose Alexi Casilla.

    The Twins won a nail biter in game two of the four game series to pull themselves all but even with the Chicago White Sox in the AL Central...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 309 reads 1 comments

  4. Twins-White Sox: Kevin Slowey Dominates Chicago as Minnesota Closes the Gap

    One of the lowest points I have ever had as a fan of the Minnesota Twins came this June. I went to the last of the Twins-White Sox series at US Cell as part of a large group...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 475 reads 4 comments

  5. Spain's Superb Summer Continues on The Champs-Élysées

    Its been a whirlwind summer for the nation of Spain, and the biggest events are yet to come. It started in June with Spain's decimation of the group stages at Euro 2008, their hard ...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 114 reads 0 comments

  6. Six Shooter: Should the Twins Go to a Six-Man Rotation?

    A few people have tossed around the idea of the Twins calling up Francisco Liriano and sticking him into the rotation without pulling anyone out...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 325 reads 1 comments

  7. Does Bret Favre Really Want To Play For The Vikings?

    First came the tampering charge. Next, Brett Favre allegedly makes a call to the Vikings from a Packers cell phone. What's next, Favre shows up in Mankato wearing Elmer Fudd's costume from "What's ...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 704 reads 2 comments

  8. Too Much Of A Good Thing: Will Kevin Slowey Be The Odd Man Out?

    If Francisco Liriano's 20 inning scoreless streak was the sign that he was ready to rejoin the Minnesota Twins, then his latest outing added neon and flashing lights to that sign. Seriously, that sign is starting to look like it came from Vegas...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 103 reads 1 comments

  9. Life Without Beltre or Atkins: Can The Twins Still Contend?

    Rumors about who will patch the Twins' black hole at third base have been swirling since well before the all-star break. As it turns out, those rumors appear to have been premature...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 168 reads 1 comments

  10. Was Francisco Liriano a Victim Of The Twins' Thrifty Ways?

    Star Tribune reporter Joe C confirmed rumors today that Francisco Liriano (and, more accurately, his agent) will look into filing a grievance over the former phemon's extended stay in AAA...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 208 reads 1 comments

  11. Nick Punto, Adrian Beltre, Casey Blake and the Twins' Third-Base Vacancy

    Rumors of the Twins' desire to pillage, er, strike a deal with the Mariners have gained serious traction since the front office confirmed that Adrian Beltre was on the team's wish list...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 506 reads 3 comments

  12. Minnesota Twins' Rotation: Grading the Young Guns

    The Twins have long been a team that prides itself on pitching, defense, and fundamentals, but there were a lot of questions about the rotation heading into the season. The Twins' rotation bears almost no similarity to the one that finished last year...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 333 reads 2 comments

  13. Minnesota Twins: Midseason Report Card—Starting Lineup

    Baseball's Midseason Classic no longer actually breaks the season into halves, as it once did, but it still makes for a nice reflection period. The Twins enter the break just 1.5 games out of first place in the AL Central and 2...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 864 reads 6 comments

  14. The Closer Question: When Should They Take The Mound?

    Last Monday, the Minnesota Twins faced off against the Boston Red Sox in the first game of their three-game set at Fenway. The game was exceptionally tight the whole way, and both starting pitchers were at the very top of their respective games...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 153 reads 3 comments

  15. Get Out Of The Way! Where Will Livan Go, Now That Liriano Is Ready?

    Counting his last outing in AAA, Francisco Liriano's scoreless streak hit 20 innings. In those 20 innings, he has given up just 10 hits and struck out more than a batter per inning, 24 in all...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 196 reads 1 comments

  16. Brett Favre: Myths Versus Reality

    In the wake of new revelations about the strange dance Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers seem to be doing regarding his retirement, a lot of ideas are being tossed around about what MUST be done about Favre or about the team...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 1,316 reads 3 comments

  17. Minnesota-Detroit: The Win of the Season For the Twins

    The first six innings of this game looked like games two and three of the Boston series. The Twins seized a lead, only to have it melt away. This time, however, the result was different...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 236 reads 3 comments

  18. Three Lessons From the Twins' Failure in Fenway

    Team A led for seven innings. Their starters' ERA was 0.44 in 18 innings. Team B led for 7.5 innings, and their starters' ERA was 0.51 in 18 innings. For 18 innings of this series, runs were at an absolute premium for both teams...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 139 reads 2 comments

  19. Open Mic: The Amazing Kim Ng

    In 2005, Major League Baseball commissioned a survey to ascertain the level of minority involvement in America's game. The results caused no small amount of consternation from many places...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 310 reads 1 comments

  20. That Was a Moment Like No Other!

    While celebrating the Fourth of July with my family, I flipped on ESPN hoping to find a baseball day game, but found the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest instead...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 567 reads 7 comments

  21. 50 Wins the Hard Way: Twins Beat Cliff Lee To Sweep Tribe

    The Twins won their 50th game of the season in stereotypical fashion on Sunday. No Twin had more than one hit, more than one run, or more than one RBI, yet the hits came exactly when ...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 244 reads 2 comments

  22. Surprise! A Look At The AL Central at The Halfway Point

    The AL central is as topsy-turvey as it could be right now. There is a heated race at the top; almost everyone predicted the division would be close, but the Indians are 12 games out and the Tigers are struggling to stay at ...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 148 reads 3 comments

  23. Open Memo To The Players' Union: Let Chacon Go

    If you walked into work tomorrow morning and your boss told you that your transfer request had been denied, you'd probably be pretty upset...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 95 reads 0 comments

  24. Minnesota Twins: Carrying Momentum Into the AL Is Key

    The Twins wrapped up interleague play yesterday with their typical prowess. They're not quite to the level they reached in 2006, but still the best in the majors...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 354 reads 1 comments

  25. NBA: Less Than a Year to Prepare for Next Year's Draft!

    None of this year's picks have signed, none of the draft-day deals have become official, none of the free agents have begun to shop their services to willing teams. None of that, however, has stopped speculation on who NEXT year's No...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about 6 years ago 491 reads 2 comments