Minnesota Twins

Wes Johnson
Jim Marshall - Jun 29, 2022

Wes Johnson is leaving the Minnesota Twins. This is a surprising move, and his final game as the Twins’ pitching coach will be on Thursday against the Cleveland Guardians. Johnson just accepted the pitching coach job with the LSU Tigers. He starts immediately. One of the Better Coaches Johnson is seen as one of the […]

Jim Marshall - May 2, 2022

Minnesota Twins rookie Joe Ryan is having a strong start to the 2022 season. Once considered just a fastball pitcher, he has shown off his slider and changeup. That has led to a dynamic start to his rookie season. As of May 1, the 25-year-old is 3-1 with an extraordinary 1.17 ERA and 25 strikeouts […]

Jim Marshall - Apr 18, 2022

The Minnesota Twins need a reliable closer. It has to be someone they can count on for 2022. They traded their closer, Taylor Rogers, to the San Diego Padres on April 7th for pitchers Chris Paddack and Emilio Pagán. Now they need to settle on a new closer or try closer-by-committee. Closer by Committee Right […]

2022 minnesota twins preview
Matt Graves - Apr 6, 2022

The Minnesota Twins look ready to get back to contention in 2022. After some significant offseason acquisitions, fans will be prepared to put last season in the rearview mirror. The Twins were 73-89, a disappointing dead last in the AL Central after winning the division title in 2019 and 2020. The Twins enter the 2022 […]

Jim Marshall - Mar 30, 2022

Chris Archer has signed with the Minnesota Twins. They have agreed to a one-year deal. The Twins have made several moves since the MLB lockout ended, but were still in need of another starting pitcher. Archer passed his physical and reported to the Twins’ camp on Monday afternoon. The Deal The deal is worth $3.5 million […]

Matt Graves - Mar 19, 2022

Carlos Correa is going to the Minnesota Twins. The 27-year old agreed to a year, million contract. Correra, a two-time All-Star shortstop, was the hottest player on the free-agent market. Despite a tainted title from 2017, it was no surprise he found wealth in free agency. Of all the shortstops on the market, Correra was […]

Caleb Begley - Mar 16, 2022

Free-agent outfielder Eddie Rosario has signed a new deal with the Atlanta Braves. #Braves Sign OF Eddie Rosario: pic.twitter.com/2JoKTeMcLU — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) March 16, 2022 The deal is good for two years and $18 million, with no buyout. There is an option attached for a potential third season. Rosario will also be donating 1% […]

Lewis Masella - Mar 14, 2022

The New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins swung an enormous trade Sunday night. New York acquired third baseman Josh Donaldson and shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa, along with rookie catcher Ben Rortvedt. Catcher Gary Sanchez and third baseman Gio Urshela are headed to Minnesota. It is the first major offseason move by the Yankees post-lockout. The Yankees […]

Sonny Gray
Caleb Begley - Mar 13, 2022

The Cincinnati Reds have traded right-hander Sonny Gray to the Minnesota Twins, per Ken Rosenthal. As part of the trade, minor league right-hander Francis Peguero was also included as part of the deal. In return, the Twins have sent Chase Petty to Cincinnati. Petty was the 26th overall pick in the 2021 Draft and recently […]

Minnesota Twins
Jim Marshall - Mar 13, 2022

The Minnesota Twins have work to do as there will surely be a plethora of activity in the coming days for them and all teams now that the MLB lockout has ended. They need to finalize their roster, and they must be aggressive if they want to get any free agents or pursue trades. The […]

Mitch Garver
Matt Graves - Mar 12, 2022

The Texas Rangers pulled the trigger for the first post-lockout major trade. The Rangers and Minnesota Twins came to an agreement on a deal that will send catcher Mitch Garver to Texas and infielder Isiah Kiner-Falefa to Minnesota. Jeff Passan of ESPN was the first to tweet out the trade. Pitching prospect Ronny Henriquez will […]

Twins Angels
Jim Marshall - Mar 6, 2022

Twins 2, Angels 1 (This game was the result of a simulation done through What If Sports. It matched the Colorado Rockies All-Time Team against the Chicago Cubs All-Time Team. This game did not actually happen.) In a pitchers’ duel with many ground ball outs and strikeouts, both Twins/Senators Ace Walter Johnson and Angels Ace Nolan Ryan […]

Twins All-Time
Jim Marshall - Feb 23, 2022

Last Word on Baseball is running a tournament pitting all 30 all-time rosters against each other. Here is the Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins All-Time team. As a note, the Washington Senators baseball team was one of the American League’s eight charter franchises and relocated to Minnesota for the 1961 season. Each roster has the eight position […]

Chris Gray - Jul 30, 2021

The Toronto Blue Jays have announced that they have finalized a deal to acquire Jose Berrios from the Minnesota Twins. The Twins will receive Simeon Woods Richardson and Austin Martin in exchange for the right-handed starter. Both prospects are currently playing in double-A. The move comes as the Blue Jays return to play the Kansas […]

Jim Marshall - Jun 8, 2021

What is wrong with the Minnesota Twins? After most baseball authorities picked them to make the playoffs, and make a possible World Series appearance, they have stumbled into last place. The Twins started off the 2021 season in a way that none could have seen coming. Their rotation started strong, then just collapsed. Their bullpen […]

Dave Martinez

Dave Martinez Throws Base over Another Runner’s Lane Interference Call Welcome to Week Seven of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes each ejection and assigns it […]

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Mike Ursery - May 20, 2021

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Matt Graves - May 20, 2021

New York Mets Max Scherzer is coming off of the injured list. He will start tonight’s game against the Cincinnati Reds. Left-hander Chasen Shreve was designated for assignment. It was a corresponding move to open a roster spot for the three-time Cy Young winner. Due to a strained oblique muscle, Scherzer’s return to the mounds […]

Jim Marshall - May 20, 2021

The Washington Nationals extend Mike Rizzo and Dave Martinez to new deals. Rizzo will return as president of baseball operations, whereas Martinez is back as team manager. Mark Lerner, the principal managing owner of the Nationals, announced the moves over the weekend. The team announced they’d exercised the 2023 contract options on both. This gives […]

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Astros Valdez Javier
Braden Herb - May 20, 2021

One would think that with the success that Justin Verlander has had this season, he would be the unquestioned ace of the Houston Astros‘ staff. However, Framber Valdez and Cristian Javier have authored some incredible pitching performances in recent starts. With these amazing outings, the pair have nearly matched Verlander statistically on the season. The […]

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