1. For This Twins Team: No Regrets

    As the Twins prepare their final stand in defense of their 2009 season tonight against the New York Yankees at the Metrodome, it's important Twins fans realize one thing: There are no expectations...

    Marty Andrade Written by Marty Andrade about almost 5 years ago 162 reads 3 comments

  2. Joe Mauer Is the AL MVP: Don't Fool Yourself

    Recently the typical chattering has arisen among mainstream journalists about who deserves the AL MVP award... ...as if there is any question who the most valuable player this year is. It is Joe Mauer...

    Marty Andrade Written by Marty Andrade about almost 5 years ago 638 reads 5 comments

  3. Smith vs. Gardy: Or Lead Harder, Not Smarter

    It took a little digging. I might have broken a law or two. Or I might have just made it up. In any case, I'm sticking by the story. Ron Gardenhire recently requested some extra players for his ailing team and Bill Smith refused...

    Marty Andrade Written by Marty Andrade about almost 5 years ago 162 reads 7 comments

  4. Twins GM Bill Smith Deserves Credit For...Something

    There's a month left in the baseball season and the Twins now sit in second place in the AL Central, just three and a half games behind the Detroit Tigers...

    Marty Andrade Written by Marty Andrade about 5 years ago 404 reads 9 comments

  5. Answering Questions On The Minnesota Twins

    This is where I ask those questions you might have asked had you thought about it: Are the Twins still contenders in the AL Central race? The Twins are sitting six games back behind the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox...

    Marty Andrade Written by Marty Andrade about 5 years ago 253 reads 5 comments

  6. Twins Notes: Looking Ahead at September Call-ups

    The Twins have some difficult decisions coming up in the next week as they try to finalize who on their 40-man roster they are going to have playing in Twins uniforms this September...

    Marty Andrade Written by Marty Andrade about 5 years ago 515 reads 0 comments

  7. R.A. Dickey's on the Fast Track To Nowhere Unless He Picks Up the Slow Knuckler

    Few can master the most difficult skill in sports: throwing a baseball about 60 feet with no spin in such a way that air resistance moves the ball on a changing and unpredictable trajectory while ...

    Marty Andrade Written by Marty Andrade about 5 years ago 349 reads 0 comments

  8. Time for the Twins to Pull the Plug?

    At 53-55, the Twins look to be on their way to finishing a mediocre season. They are 4.5 games back of the Detroit Tigers, who look to be pulling away with the AL Central Division Title...

    Marty Andrade Written by Marty Andrade about 5 years ago 129 reads 2 comments

  9. Why Orlando Cabrera Does Not Help The Minnesota Twins

    With just a couple of hours left at the trading deadline, Bill Smith struck a deal with A's GM Billy Beane to acquire shortstop Orlando Cabrera for the 21-year-old shortstop prospect, Tyler Ladendorf...

    Marty Andrade Written by Marty Andrade about 5 years ago 317 reads 6 comments

  10. Dear Minnesota Twins Fans: Don't Panic

    Douglas Adams' "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" featured user-generated content and a graphic user interface years before those ideas gained a cultural foothold. On the cover of the fictional guide were the words "Don't Panic...

    Marty Andrade Written by Marty Andrade about 5 years ago 206 reads 0 comments

  11. The Twins' Trade Bait

    The trade deadline is fast approaching and the Twins need help. The Twins could use an infielder, a relief pitcher, and a solid starter...

    Marty Andrade Written by Marty Andrade about 5 years ago 205 reads 8 comments

  12. Positive Spin on the Minnesota Twins

    As the Twins are approaching the trade deadline, the cries for the Twins to "do something" are working their way through the Twins' blogosphere...

    Marty Andrade Written by Marty Andrade about 5 years ago 181 reads 0 comments

  13. If I Were the Twins GM for a Day

    The Twins sit withing striking distance of the AL Central Division Title. So far the team has been playing .500 ball, but the division is weak this year and a few adjustments could make the Twins strong enough to compete through the playoff race...

    Marty Andrade Written by Marty Andrade about 5 years ago 150 reads 2 comments

  14. Time for the Twins to Sign Joe Crede Longterm?

    Since Corey Koskie left the Twins at the end of 2004 the club failed to find someone to fill his position at third base...

    Marty Andrade Written by Marty Andrade about 5 years ago 212 reads 0 comments

  15. The Worst Minnesota Twins All Stars of All Time

    Since the All-Star Game is in part a fan popularity contest, there are other deserving players who didn't make the team. Since each team in both leagues has to be represented, there are players who make the team who don't really deserve it...

    Marty Andrade Written by Marty Andrade about 5 years ago 806 reads 0 comments

  16. Kevin Slowey: Not an All Star

    I can feel the indignant outrage already exploding across barber shops and sports bars across all of Minnesota. "Why isn't Kevin Slowey on the All Star Team?" "Don't they know he has ten wins?" All baseball fans tend to become enamored with one stat

    Marty Andrade Written by Marty Andrade about 5 years ago 305 reads 5 comments

  17. Joe Nathan's Silly Saves

    The “Save” is a bad stat with good intentions. It was an attempt to quantify the contributions made by relief pitchers in a way easily grasped by fans and sportswriters...

    Marty Andrade Written by Marty Andrade about 5 years ago 12 reads 0 comments

  18. 13 Fearless Minneosta Twins Predictions

    Fearless predictions for the final half of the Twins season: -Kevin Slowey will not get 20 wins. -Scott Baker will win eight more games. -R.A. Dickey’s ERA will stay below 4...

    Marty Andrade Written by Marty Andrade about 5 years ago 45 reads 0 comments

  19. Minnesota Twins Need to Make a Move: Send Gomez and Young to the Minors

    The Twins are struggling early this year. It might be time for a change of personnel. Right now the Twins have a few weaknesses, chief among them the fact their offense is inconsistent and inadequate...

    Marty Andrade Written by Marty Andrade about over 5 years ago 221 reads 5 comments

  20. Division Debate: Joe Crede Dons a Minnesota Twins Jersey

    Human mortality wouldn't be such a struggle for mankind if it weren't coupled with the slow and methodical collapse of our physical bodies. What men ought do with the finite days of their lives is a question which belongs to philosophy...

    Marty Andrade Written by Marty Andrade about over 5 years ago 257 reads 1 comments

  21. Another New Bleacher Report Author Enters The Realm

    Scene: We join Young(ish) Enthusiastic Blogger (YEB) in his study as he’s working through some bit of inspiration, soon to be forgotten in his draft folder.Enter a visitor appearing in a flash of light...

    Marty Andrade Written by Marty Andrade about over 5 years ago 294 reads 0 comments

  22. Celebrating Two Years on the Bleacher Report

    It was two years ago today I published my first column on the Bleacher Report after being actively recruited by one of the founders (who will go nameless here lest he be willing to take credit or accept responsibility for his actions)...

    Marty Andrade Written by Marty Andrade about almost 6 years ago 290 reads 3 comments

  23. The End of a Century of Grief? Chicago Cubs In the Playoffs Again

    Since 1876, the Cubs franchise has been playing professional baseball at the most elite level (in fact, even before 1876 the franchise was playing in the National Association; so this franchise is really old, John McCain old)...

    Marty Andrade Written by Marty Andrade about almost 6 years ago 1,469 reads 3 comments

  24. Minnesota Twins Roundtable

    Special thanks to Andrew Kneeland and Josh Taylor for doing the roundtable this week. 1) Recently, the Star Tribune reported that the Twins were trying to acquire Jarrod Washburn from the Seattle Mariners...

    Marty Andrade Written by Marty Andrade about 6 years ago 418 reads 0 comments

  25. Twins Talk: Weekly Roundtable

    It’s a small group in the Roundtable this week, which is fine because you can catch me and other Bleacher Report Twins Community writers and bloggers at my Twins Podcast, which is live every Sunday at 8pm central...

    Marty Andrade Written by Marty Andrade about 6 years ago 472 reads 4 comments