1. The Best Switch-Hitters in Minnesota Twins' History

    Being a switch-hitter requires a great amount of determination, skill, and hand-eye coordination. Some of the all-time greats are considered greater still because of their ability to effectively hit the ball from both sides of the plate...

    Andrew Kneeland Written by Andrew Kneeland about 5 years ago 5,688 reads 6 comments

  2. Why Saving the Best Arm for the Last Inning Shouldn't be a Team's First Thought

    The closer role has undergone perspicuous changes since baseball began. The first relievers were coined “firemen” because of their ability to get struggling starting pitchers out of jams with minor damage...

    Andrew Kneeland Written by Andrew Kneeland about 5 years ago 153 reads 4 comments

  3. Virtuous Patience: The Importance of the Walk, Part 1

    "A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else." - George Savile Modern media controls how the average fan views the game of baseball. When they say that, "90 percent of the game is pitching," we tend to believe them...

    Andrew Kneeland Written by Andrew Kneeland about 5 years ago 185 reads 0 comments

  4. Despite Gut-Wrenching Loss, Twins Still Ticking in AL Central Race

    Well, that one stings. His team leading 2-0 in the top of the ninth, the best closer in baseball had dwindled the Chicago White Sox to their final strike...

    Andrew Kneeland Written by Andrew Kneeland about 5 years ago 229 reads 6 comments

  5. Back on Top: A Tale Of Two Scott Bakers

    When diagnosing the many problems of the 2009 Minnesota Twins, a combined team ERA of 4.76 is especially tough to swallow...

    Andrew Kneeland Written by Andrew Kneeland about 5 years ago 100 reads 10 comments

  6. Looking Ahead: The Starting Rotation of the 2010 Minnesota Twins

    When the present looks bleak, the easiest escape route is to look to the future. Without much exaggeration, the 2009 Minnesota Twins starting rotation has been the most disappointing in recent history...

    Andrew Kneeland Written by Andrew Kneeland about over 5 years ago 722 reads 11 comments

  7. Breaking News: Twins Sign First-Round Pick, Kyle Gibson

    According to “a person familiar with the talks,” (via Joe C. of the Star Tribune), the Twins have signed first-round pick Kyle Gibson for $1.8 million, which is slightly above the recommended slot value for the 22nd overall pick ($1...

    Andrew Kneeland Written by Andrew Kneeland about over 5 years ago 334 reads 1 comments

  8. Minnesota Vikings 2009-10 Season Preview: Wide Reciever

    The abundance of receivers in Minnesota is a good problem to have, but a problem nonetheless. There are currently 10 receivers on the Minnesota Vikings roster, which means at least four will find themselves unemployed in the very near future...

    Andrew Kneeland Written by Andrew Kneeland about over 5 years ago 569 reads 4 comments

  9. Orlando Cabrera: A Finger In a Collapsing Dam

    Some problems are too big for one man to solve. Some men are too small to solve a big problem. For Minnesota Twins fans, it is clear that there is a problem with their baseball team, and it's a big one...

    Andrew Kneeland Written by Andrew Kneeland about over 5 years ago 243 reads 5 comments

  10. A Change in Dynamics: AL Central Active at Trade Deadline

    A weak division just got a whole lot stronger. With a combined winning percentage of .470, the AL Central is not regarded as a power-house...

    Andrew Kneeland Written by Andrew Kneeland about over 5 years ago 84 reads 3 comments

  11. Sifting Through the Minnesota Twins Trade Rumors

    The Twins have never been considered an active team at the trade deadline, and this year could be no different. Although the chances of Minnesota actually trading for a player with the ability ...

    Andrew Kneeland Written by Andrew Kneeland about over 5 years ago 1,476 reads 3 comments

  12. Danny Valencia: How Soon Can The Future Be Ready?

    Danny Valencia has long been hailed as the third baseman of the future for the Minnesota Twins. Not since Corey Koskie have fans been able to watch a consistent jersey take grounders from the hot corner...

    Andrew Kneeland Written by Andrew Kneeland about over 5 years ago 2,256 reads 5 comments

  13. 8 Fool-Proof Steps To a Minnesota Twins World Series Title This Year

    Like federal agents in a shoot-em-up thriller, the "likeability" of general managers typically doesn't last long in the baseball universe. Fans want things their way, and the front office of their favorite team seems to never get it right...

    Andrew Kneeland Written by Andrew Kneeland about over 5 years ago 327 reads 10 comments

  14. Why Mark Grudzielanek Makes Sense for the Minnesota Twins

    When the announcement that Minnesota had acquired the contract of free agent Mark Grudzeilanek rolled across the ticker, the majority of Twins Territory groaned...

    Andrew Kneeland Written by Andrew Kneeland about over 5 years ago 311 reads 20 comments

  15. The Real Value Of Joe Crede

    Glen Perkins is historically at his worst in the first inning, the same as many other pitchers. After he surrendered that two-run blast to Josh Hamilton, though, there is no doubt his confidence fell a few notches...

    Andrew Kneeland Written by Andrew Kneeland about over 5 years ago 203 reads 7 comments

  16. Why Trading Draft Picks Should Be Allowed in MLB

    Kevin Towers had certainly made easier decisions in his life. Which tie to wear, which restaurant to eat lunch in and which route to take to get to work were all simple choices compared to the one he faced in June 2004...

    Andrew Kneeland Written by Andrew Kneeland about over 5 years ago 217 reads 4 comments

  17. Why Joe Mauer Isn't Untouchable

    One of the worst interviews the state of Minnesota has ever seen is also one of their most valuable assets. Priceless to his organization, Joe Mauer has a tough decision looming just around the corner...

    Andrew Kneeland Written by Andrew Kneeland about over 5 years ago 766 reads 8 comments

  18. Nick Blackburn Quietly Becoming One of Baseball's Best

    Some are born great, some achieve greatness, while others have simply been great all along without you noticing...

    Andrew Kneeland Written by Andrew Kneeland about over 5 years ago 246 reads 2 comments

  19. Minnesota Twins Minor League Month in Review, June Edition

    The month of June was full of promotions and demotions throughout the Minnesota Twins' minor league organization. A handful of top-10 prospects were promoted this past month, as well as other key minor leaguers...

    Andrew Kneeland Written by Andrew Kneeland about over 5 years ago 429 reads 2 comments

  20. Gardenhire's Love Of Inept Utility Infielders Needs To End

    Everybody loves a hard worker. Just ask Twins' manager Ron Gardenhire. He is known around Twins' Territory as one who adores players who bust their tails, even though the results may not be there...

    Andrew Kneeland Written by Andrew Kneeland about over 5 years ago 272 reads 13 comments

  21. Minnesota Twins: How To Fix the Messy Outfield Problem

    The "Good" Outfield Problem Five outfielders for four positions: Denard Span, Carlos Gomez, Delmon Young, Michael Cuddyer, and Jason Kubel. Here is a brief run-down of each and what their playing time should look like: Denard Span (...

    Andrew Kneeland Written by Andrew Kneeland about over 5 years ago 258 reads 0 comments

  22. A Review of the Minnesota Twins' 1994 MLB Draft

    Originally published by me at my blog, TwinsFix.com. The 2009 June Draft is just around the corner and I'm sure quite a few of you weren't aware of it. Unless your name happens to be Buster Olney I'll bet you couldn't list the top ten prospects...

    Andrew Kneeland Written by Andrew Kneeland about over 5 years ago 301 reads 0 comments

  23. Andrew's 2009 NFL Mock Draft, Ver. 1: Eugene Monroe Takes a Fall

    A couple of notes before we dive in: (Note: With the dozens of mock drafts being published every day, an original title is in high demand. I am not sure how Monroe can "take a fall," seeing as how this is the first version of this particular mock draft

    Andrew Kneeland Written by Andrew Kneeland about over 5 years ago 2,031 reads 45 comments

  24. Super Bowl Thoughts: Why the Steelers Won

    Pittsburgh 27, Arizona 23 Not the best football game I’ve ever seen, but this Super Bowl comes very close to the top of the list. Going into the game, I thought one of two things would happen: 1...

    Andrew Kneeland Written by Andrew Kneeland about almost 6 years ago 1,068 reads 4 comments

  25. The Progression of the NFL Athlete: What's Next?

    Originally written by me at DailyNorseman.com Which sport has the best overall athletes? For a while I was convinced that the National Basketball Association easily won that honor...

    Andrew Kneeland Written by Andrew Kneeland about almost 6 years ago 222 reads 14 comments