1. Minnesota Vikings: Best Ways the Vikings Can Replace Kleinsasser

    The last time the Minnesota Vikings were without Jim Kleinsasser, Bill Clinton occupied the White House. Kleinsasser was Minnesota’s second round pick (44th overall) in 1999...

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  2. Minnesota Twins: Chris Parmelee the Loser at the Trade Deadline

    It’s official. Minus the minuscule Francisco Liriano deal, in which Minnesota acquired two fringe prospects, the Twins said hello to the trade deadline and quickly waved goodbye without making a follow-up move...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about over 2 years ago 1,666 reads 10 comments

  3. Minnesota Twins: 6 Reasons Josh Willingham Should Remain in the Twin Cities

    It’s that time of year again: trading season. For many baseball fans it doesn't get any better than this. Even if your team is having a terrible season the trading deadline provides some hope...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about over 2 years ago 1,415 reads 4 comments

  4. Minnesota Timberwolves: Andrei Kirilenko Acquisition Provides Short-Term Value

    The wheeling and dealing continued for Timberwolves general manager David Kahn . He has agreed to trade Wes Johnson and a future first round pick to the Phoenix Suns as part ...

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  5. Minnesota Vikings: Training Camp Sleepers to Watch

    Training camp starts Friday. Players arrive on Thursday. It’s back. It’s time for the NFL . It’s time for Minnesota Vikings football. The storylines are numerous for this Vikings squad entering 2012...

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  6. Minnesota Twins: Francisco Liriano Reminds Us Why Minnesota Should Deal Him

    For those who were under the impression that Francisco Liriano SHOULD NOT be traded due to his previous three starts prior to Monday night (20 2/3 innings, 31 strikeouts and six earned ...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about over 2 years ago 779 reads 2 comments

  7. Milwaukee Brewers: Mike Fiers Has Earned a Spot in Milwaukee's Rotation

    On Sunday, Mike Fiers pitched another gem for the Milwaukee Brewers : five hits, four strikeouts, zero walks and one earned run over six innings. Prior to Sunday’s start he had posted a 2...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about over 2 years ago 1,008 reads 3 comments

  8. Milwaukee Brewers: Why Trading Zack Greinke Would Be Foolish

    Let me get straight to my point: the Milwaukee Brewers should not deal Zack Greinke . It’s that simple. Greinke is 28 years old. He’s having a strong 2012 campaign (9-3, 3...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about over 2 years ago 133 reads 16 comments

  9. Minnesota Timberwolves: Nicolas Batum's Return to Portland Trailblazers OK

    On Wednesday, the Portland Trailblazers broke the heart of the Timberwolves ’ front office by matching the offer sheet Minnesota made to small forward Nicolas Batum ...

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  10. Minnesota Twins: Don't Give Joe Mauer Too Much Credit

    In Wednesday's edition of the StarTribune , Twins beat reporter Joe Christensen opened his story from Tuesday's 6-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles with these four words: " Joe Mauer is back...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about over 2 years ago 1,220 reads 15 comments

  11. Minnesota Twins: Matt Capps Injury Comes at Terrible Time

    On Tuesday, Minnesota Twins closer Matt Capps was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of irritation in his rotator cuff. Capps is back on the disabled list just four days after being reinstated...

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  12. Minnesota Vikings: 10 Most Positive Developments of the Offseason

    T-minus 11 days until Vikings players, coaches and other personnel report to Mankato for Minnesota's 47th consecutive season of training camp in the southern Minnesota city...

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  13. NBA Trade Rumors: Time to Re-Think the Rondo for Westbrook Deal

    Last fall, the Boston Celtics reached out to the Oklahoma City Thunder in an attempt to acquire star point guard Russell Westbrook...

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  14. Minnesota Timberwolves: Darko's Amnesty Means Busier Offseason

    On Thursday the Minnesota Timberwolves said bon voyage to one of its three European players from the 2011-2012 roster. Hold back the tears folks, I know this is tough, but Darko Milicic is no longer a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about over 2 years ago 3,064 reads 20 comments

  15. Minnesota Timberwolves: Alexey Shved Will Take Time to Develop

    If you didn’t think the Minnesota Timberwolves could acquire any more white or international players, then you thought wrong. Late Tuesday night it was announced that the Timberwolves agreed to terms with Russian combo guard Alexey Shved...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about over 2 years ago 6,164 reads 9 comments

  16. Minnesota Vikings: Make or Break Season for Leslie Frazier in 2012

    It’s a big season for many members of the Minnesota Vikings . Christian Ponder needs to progress as an NFL quarterback. He’ll have had nearly two full seasons as a starter in the NFL when 2012 is over...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about over 2 years ago 1,675 reads 9 comments

  17. Minnesota Vikings: 5 Reasons the Vikings Should Not Trade Percy Harvin

    On Friday, I looked at why Minnesota should acquiesce the request of Percy Harvin's trade demand. Now, we look at the other side of the story. It's been 19 days since Harvin made his trade demand...

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  18. Minnesota Vikings: Adrian Peterson Arrest a Head Scratcher

    Arrested for resisting arrest? Really? That's what happened to Adrian Peterson early Saturday morning in Houston , Texas...

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  19. Why Percy Harvin Will Be Traded Before the Season Starts

    The Minnesota Vikings have a situation on their hands. Besides the fact that they have quickly become one of the youngest teams in the NFL and have limited proven commodities on their ...

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  20. Minnesota Timberwolves: Be Glad Miles Plumlee Isn't a Timberwolf

    Without a first round pick in the 2012 NBA Draft on Thursday, the Minnesota Timberwolves were left watching the draft for 57 picks. The front office didn’t want it that way though...

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  21. Arizona Diamondbacks: Trevor Bauer Debut Doesn't Dazzle

    On Thursday Trevor Bauer made his debut with Major League Baseball. The No. 3 overall pick in the 2011 MLB draft is supposed to be the next Tim Lincecum as he's known for his quirky delivery and warmup...

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  22. Minnesota Vikings: This Is the Year to Move Joe Webb to Wide Receiver

    I feel like a broken record for writing this, but now, more so than ever, is the time for the Minnesota Vikings to transition one of their best athletes from a position that he ...

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  23. Minnesota Timberwolves: Chase Budinger Trade Not a Good Value

    On Tuesday, the Minnesota Timberwolves removed any anticipation their fans had for Thursday’s 2012 NBA Draft by dealing the No. 18 pick to the Houston Rockets for Chase Budinger and the rights to Israeli Lior Eliyahu...

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  24. 6 Biggest Trouble Spots on the Minnesota Vikings Roster

    It was an offseason that attracted no attention from the national media. It was an offseason that had no major acquisition...

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  25. Minnesota Vikings: Percy Harvin Should Not Be Traded

    On Wednesday Percy Harvin demanded a trade , breaking the hearts of Minnesota fans and surprising the front office. It was terrible news for a time of year typically filled with optimism for the upcoming season...

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