1. Joe Mauer: Why His Critics Are Off the Mark

    In my daily routine of scanning the webiverse for Minnesota Twins news, one of my daily reads is the Star Tribune and the work of Jim Souhan. Today Souhan buried Joe Mauer calling him out for being a soft player and becoming a "joke"...

    Matt Busch Written by Matt Busch about 3 years ago 1,237 reads 6 comments

  2. Minnesota Twins Trying to Overcome History to Reach Postseason

    There have been many words used to describe the Minnesota Twins ' 2011 campaign—frustrating, humiliating, injury-ridden, disappointing, lost...

    Matt Busch Written by Matt Busch about 3 years ago 575 reads 0 comments

  3. Minnesota Twins: Ben Revere, Alexi Casilla and the Return of the Piranhas

    Throughout the last decade of Twins baseball, the Twins have had a true team identifier: that of the piranhas...

    Matt Busch Written by Matt Busch about over 3 years ago 171 reads 7 comments

  4. Minnesota Twins Among Winners on Day One of 2011 MLB Entry Draft

    Day one of the MLB draft Monday brought surprises very early on when Seattle went ultra safe with the second overall pick by selecting Danny Hultzen, a LHP out of Virginia over the consensus pick at that spot, 3B Anthony Rendon out of Rice...

    Matt Busch Written by Matt Busch about over 3 years ago 2,043 reads 2 comments

  5. Minnesota Twins: Team Attempts to Avoid 96-Year-Old MLB Record

    The Minnesota Twins ' struggles to start the 2011 season have been well documented by much better writers then myself. The squad currently sits at a paltry 17-33 after this year's first 50 games...

    Matt Busch Written by Matt Busch about over 3 years ago 1,539 reads 2 comments

  6. Minnesota Twins: Analysing Glen Perkins' Sudden Velocity Gain

    When Glen Perkins was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the first round of the 2004 MLB Entry Draft out of the University of Minnesota, Perkins fit the mold of pitcher that ...

    Matt Busch Written by Matt Busch about over 3 years ago 2,106 reads 5 comments

  7. Minnesota Twins: 5 Reasons They Can Still Win the American League Central

    The first 30 games of the 2011 Twins campaign have been anything but smooth for the two-time defending American League Central Champion Minnesota Twins. They currently sport a 12-18 record, good for a ...

    Matt Busch Written by Matt Busch about over 3 years ago 1,436 reads 7 comments

  8. Minnesota Twins: 4 Moves the Twins Must Make by Season's End

    It's been a rough start to the season for the two-time defending American League Central champions. The injury bug has hit the Twins big time already, and players who are healthy have done little to pick up the slack from those injured...

    Matt Busch Written by Matt Busch about over 3 years ago 1,643 reads 8 comments

  9. Minnesota Twins: 5 Observations from the Opening Weekend

    The Minnesota Twins are now four games into the season and currently sit at 1-3. It has been an unexpectedly slow start for a team that went 20-12 during spring training and starts the season looking to win a third-straight division title...

    Matt Busch Written by Matt Busch about over 3 years ago 857 reads 3 comments

  10. Minnesota Twins Spring Training Stock Watch: Three Up and Three Down

    With opening day just around the corner and Spring Training almost at an end, I thought it the perfect time to look at a few players who have turned some heads and a few who have nodded heads thus far this spring...

    Matt Busch Written by Matt Busch about over 3 years ago 335 reads 5 comments

  11. Justin Morneau Back in Lineup for Minnesota Twins on Tuesday

    Justin Morneau was all smiles following his first live action since a concussion on July 7, 2010 left him out for the remainder of the season. Morneau batted fourth in a "B" game against the Pirates ...

    Matt Busch Written by Matt Busch about over 3 years ago 457 reads 2 comments

  12. Jason Kubel Already in Midseason Form for Minnesota Twins

    With Micheal Cuddyer, Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau yet to see any spring training games, Jason Kubel has been getting his cuts in the three-hole so far this spring. Kubel is making those spring at-bats count, hitting ...

    Matt Busch Written by Matt Busch about over 3 years ago 1,080 reads 7 comments

  13. Minnesota Twins Once Again Make a Splash with Bobble-Head Collectible

    The team that started the whole bobble-head collectible scene for Major League Baseball is at it again, this time with a figurine immortalizing a highly controversial play from ...

    Matt Busch Written by Matt Busch about over 3 years ago 9,844 reads 9 comments

  14. MLB Trade Rumors: Minnesota Twins Looking to Possibly Move Francisco Liriano

    Francisco Liriano may be on the trading block just days after coming to agreement on a one-year, $4.3 million deal for the 2011 season...

    Matt Busch Written by Matt Busch about over 3 years ago 2,571 reads 8 comments

  15. Looking Ahead: Minnesota Twins' Potential 2014 Starting Lineup

    Baseball is a game of change. Today's biggest stars will move over to a new crop of young guns that will make their own mark on the game...

    Matt Busch Written by Matt Busch about over 3 years ago 2,654 reads 7 comments

  16. Minnesota Twins' Joe Nathan, Justin Morneau Looking To Be Ready for Spring

    The Minnesota Twins won the American League Central last season despite injuries to some of their biggest stars...

    Matt Busch Written by Matt Busch about over 3 years ago 603 reads 3 comments

  17. Minnesota Twins' Top 10 Minor League Prospects (1-5)

    The Twins have a minor league system loaded with good young players. In part one of this series I highlighted players ranked six through ten in the Twins' farm system. 6. Alex Wimmers: RHP 7...

    Matt Busch Written by Matt Busch about over 3 years ago 3,062 reads 7 comments

  18. Minnesota Twins' Top Ten Minor League Prospects (6-10).

    The Minnesota Twins, long known for their adept scouting have invested much more heavily into international signings in recent years...

    Matt Busch Written by Matt Busch about over 3 years ago 1,745 reads 2 comments

  19. MLB Rumors: Previewing Albert Pujols' 5 Potential Free Agent Destinations

    The clock is ticking on the St. Louis Cardinals to come to terms on a contract extension with the best player the Cardinals have had since Stan "The Man" Musial retired in 1963...

    Matt Busch Written by Matt Busch about over 3 years ago 5,874 reads 34 comments

  20. Minnesota Twins: Top 5 Storylines To Watch In 2011

    The Minnesota Twins are coming off a banner season. They won their sixth American League Central title since 2002, opened Target Field, which ESPN named the "best fan experience in all of sports," and set an attendance record of over three million fans..

    Matt Busch Written by Matt Busch about over 3 years ago 4,119 reads 4 comments

  21. Green Bay vs. Atlanta: 5 Reasons the Packers Can Beat the Falcons

    The Green Bay Packers (10-6) won on the road Sunday in Philadelphia during Wild Card Weekend of the NFL Playoffs. The road for the Packers won't get any easier as they now travel to the Georgia Dome to face the No...

    Matt Busch Written by Matt Busch about over 3 years ago 5,714 reads 8 comments

  22. NFL Playoffs: Breaking Down Every Divisional Playoff Game

    With the Wild Card Weekend in our rear view mirror, the big boys of the NFL are ready to strap on their helmets for week two of the NFL Playoffs...

    Matt Busch Written by Matt Busch about over 3 years ago 1,451 reads 4 comments

  23. Dallas Stars: Jamie Langenbrunner Makes Return to Dallas

    It was a nice spring day, Mar. 19, 2002, when the New Jersey Devils were looking for some veteran leadership to bolster the club's chances at a Stanley Cup run...

    Matt Busch Written by Matt Busch about over 3 years ago 396 reads 7 comments

  24. Minnesota Twins: A Look Back at the 2001 Twins' Season

    The New Year's festivities have died down after a long weekend of drinking and partying with friends and family. 2011 looks to be another promising year for the Minnesota Twins...

    Matt Busch Written by Matt Busch about over 3 years ago 557 reads 1 comments

  25. NFL Playoff Schedule: Breaking Down Every First-Round Matchup

    The 2010 NFL regular season has come to an end. The final week of the season was crucial to many teams. Heading into Week 17, the Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks, St...

    Matt Busch Written by Matt Busch about over 3 years ago 8,831 reads 5 comments