1. Hudson, Thome Raise The Ceiling For 2010 Twins

    Just 10 days ago, the Twins had made just one addition to their team (not including signing players from last year). The J.J. Hardy trade was a great upgrade from, well, everybody else that played shortstop for the Twins in '09...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Timothy Boger about over 4 years ago 192 reads 1 comments

  2. Suddenly, Nothing Is Certain in Minnesota

    Just last Monday, the Vikings were on top of the world. 10-1 after beating Chicago 36-10 in a game that was never close, the proud Vikings fans were thinking Super Bowl. Two large events occurred since then...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Timothy Boger about over 4 years ago 110 reads 0 comments

  3. Unproductive Starts Put Baker On Twins' Hot Seat

    Not much more than a week ago, Francisco Liriano was one bad start away from losing the faith of Twins Territory. Maybe he wouldn't have lost his starting job yet, but it would have certainly been close...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Timothy Boger about 5 years ago 80 reads 3 comments

  4. Joe Crede's Hitting: Solar Powered?

    Joe Crede has had his struggles at the plate early in the season for the Twins. Despite his so-far-perfect defense at third, his bat has been less than satisfactory, no improvement over Brian Buscher or even Mike Lamb of last year...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Timothy Boger about 5 years ago 121 reads 1 comments

  5. The Arizona Cardinals Made It, No Matter How Illogically They Got There

    It's important to understand something before we get all tangled up in the boatloads of storylines of the Super Bowl. The 2008 Cardinals are the perfect-yet-illogical culmination of five nail-biting, heart-wrenching, lovable yet demonic seasons...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Timothy Boger about over 5 years ago 231 reads 1 comments

  6. So Long, Reyes? So Long, Punto?

    As the 2008 season for the Twins ended Tuesday night, the offseason began. And while the decision doesn't have to be made for quite some time, the questions certainly begin...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Timothy Boger about almost 6 years ago 271 reads 0 comments

  7. White Sox Get Huge Undeserved Advantage Tonight

    Another year, and another year where apparently the long 162-game schedule fails to find the 8 best teams in the league. Tonight, the Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox battle it out for the distinction of 2008 AL Central Champs...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Timothy Boger about almost 6 years ago 119 reads 1 comments

  8. "Playoff Teams Do Not Have ____ "

    If you haven't noticed already, baseball business works a little differently in Minnesota. Any way you look at it, the Twins run the metric system in an otherwise standard system of baseball...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Timothy Boger about almost 6 years ago 205 reads 2 comments

  9. Twins-Mariners: Twins Find a Formidable Opponent in Last-Place Mariners

    When Seattle was in Minnesota two weeks ago, the Aflac Trivia Question on Saturday night was: Who holds the record for most games back at the end of a year? The answer was the Devil Rays, who were something to the tune of 51 games back in 1999...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Timothy Boger about almost 6 years ago 239 reads 2 comments

  10. The Tampa Bay Rays, and Why The Heck They're Still Winning

    Here's a bit of a stretch relation/link. And, like most things I think, I'm not quite sure if it's something you'll get too. The Rays have missed Longoria, Crawford, and Percival in the last few weeks...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Timothy Boger about almost 6 years ago 109 reads 0 comments

  11. September Callups Key To Twins Success

    September is just around the corner. And I can't wait. It's a rather exciting time. New major leaguers with their own excitement and nervousness, new lineups, new substitutions, etc...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Timothy Boger about almost 6 years ago 172 reads 2 comments

  12. The Minnesota Twins Are a Step Ahead of Chicago...Seriously

    After tonight's disaster, the Twins fall back to a game-and-a-half behind the ChiSox, who will keep first place when this series is concluded...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Timothy Boger about almost 6 years ago 207 reads 0 comments

  13. Stagnant Rotation, Bullpen Keep Twins Down

    The recent Yankees trip and that dastardly visit to Boston a few weeks ago might have been nothing but torture to Twins' fans, but it's also put us in our place...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Timothy Boger about almost 6 years ago 220 reads 0 comments

  14. Nick Blackburn in Crosshairs as Francisco Liriano Watches for a Spot

    We've all been waiting for it. We knew there was no room for Liriano in the current Minnesota Twins' rotation—they were doing solid...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Timothy Boger about almost 6 years ago 381 reads 0 comments

  15. Justin Morneau, The Next Aaron Burr (The Man Who Beat Hamilton)

    Justin Morneau came into the 2008 State Farm Insurance (Or Is It The Century 21) Home Run Derby and Reggie Jackson Show as merely an afterthought. I mean, why not? Every Twin that has competed in a Derby was basically just picked to fill a spot...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Timothy Boger about almost 6 years ago 1,554 reads 2 comments

  16. So I Jumped On The Kevin Slowey Bandwagon

    Last year, Kevin Slowey was tagged by some to be the second coming of Brad Radke. His control and poise, they said, was absolutely phenomenal. Well, halfway through 2008, and particularly in his last four starts, Slowey has lived up to the challenge...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Timothy Boger about 6 years ago 518 reads 2 comments

  17. Amidst Joba-Mania, Twins Find Success in a Rotation Full of No-Names

    Every time I turn on ESPN, or visit ESPN.com, I see some comment about Joba Chamberlain making a start for the Yankees...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Timothy Boger about 6 years ago 234 reads 0 comments

  18. Twins Hit Unlikely Back-To-Back Homers Off Trevor Hoffman, Win 7th Straight

    So there I was, watching the Twins on TV out west in San Diego. I was just getting over the shock of having seen Dennys Reyes get whatever-lefty-Gardy-had-him-face-in-the-eighth (the usual.....

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Timothy Boger about 6 years ago 284 reads 1 comments

  19. Sleeveless Twins play a Whole Different Ballgame

    This isn't in the box score, and I can't find a split of it on Baseball Reference's website. And I also know that it probably doesn't have an effect on anything. This is just my excuse to go look up useless statistics...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Timothy Boger about 6 years ago 230 reads 2 comments

  20. Anatomy of a Baseball Celebrity: Joe Mauer

    Photo courtesy Ashley P. Because no guy in good faith would take that picture. Sitting Monday night in left field at the Twins vs. Yankees series finale was a very pleasurable kick-off to my summer...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Timothy Boger about 6 years ago 596 reads 1 comments

  21. Nick Punto, Mike Lamb, Adam Everett: Minnesota Twins' Left Infield Doomed

    The left side of the infield has been an absolute disgrace for the Twins so far this year. Mike Lamb and Adam Everett, both signed in the offseason from the Astros, have proven to be incompetent both in the field and more importantly at the plate...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Timothy Boger about 6 years ago 991 reads 3 comments

  22. MLB: Money Can't Buy Happiness...or First Place, for That Matter

    I made a rough graph in Excel and the result is above. By itself, it is not all that telling, so I'll narrate: The blue dots represents each team (lined up on the bottom) and their ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Timothy Boger about 6 years ago 617 reads 9 comments

  23. Tyner Reemerges With Indians, Can't Wait To Play Twins

    Pictured: Delmon Young, a bit of a de facto replacement for Tyner in Minnesota.He's back.Jason Tyner, that guy we laugh at for hours on end for setting the record for more MLB at-bats without a home run...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Timothy Boger about 6 years ago 316 reads 3 comments

  24. AL Central Riddled With Inconsistency Through The First Quarter Of The Season

    We had thought this was going to be the cream of the MLB crop this year. Detroit and Chicago- they had the best lineups in baseball, bar none, said the analysts. The Indians? Still there! The Royals? Yep, they might finally not be a joke this year...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Timothy Boger about 6 years ago 161 reads 0 comments