Minnesota Twins

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 […]

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 […]

Benjamin Sabin - May 20, 2021

With all of this talk about swinging away on a 3-0 count, it seems like a good idea to go over the twelve different possible counts in baseball so as to avoid upsetting Tony La Russa. While La Russa is not the only one who is upset about Yermin Mercedes hitting a home run on […]

Nick Castellanos

Ejection Inspection 2021, Weeks One and Two Welcome to the return of Ejection Inspection! This will appear every Thursday throughout the season, although this edition is late due to health reasons. It will track all ejections from the previous week of games, running from Thursday to Wednesday. Also, it will list whether the author – […]

Jose Berrios
Jim Marshall - Apr 15, 2021

Jose Berríos welcomes his changes, and coming out of Spring Training 2021, the Minnesota Twins are enthusiastic about him and his new approach to pitching. They believe the fine-tuning he made will have a positive influence on his command and velocity. Hard to Figure Out Berríos is a difficult pitcher to figure out! In his […]

Previewing the 2021 Minnesota Twins
Doug Winkey - Mar 30, 2021

Opening Day is nearing and that means it’s time to preview what to expect from everyone’s lovable 2021 Minnesota Twins! The offseason wasn’t especially busy for the Twin Cities franchise, but this is a very good roster that will compete for both the AL Central title and World Series if they can overcome their playoff […]

Twins bullpen
Jim Marshall - Mar 6, 2021

Over the past few years, the Minnesota Twins have been able to build themselves one of the most dynamic bullpens. However due to some pitchers departing through free agency and the team choosing not to re-sign, the makeup of the 2021 bullpen might not be as dominant as it once was. The Twins have lost […]

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Texas Rangers
Nate Miller - Apr 18, 2022

Rangers 7, Red Sox 1   ARLINGTON, Texas, May 15 — The Texas Rangers were able to avoid the sweep on Sunday afternoon, by defeating the Boston Red Sox by a final score of 7–1. Everything went right for the Rangers in the series finale. Adolis Garcia and Kole Calhoun hit back-to-back Jacks in the […]

Scoreless Outing

Scoreless Outing Percentage and Goose Eggs, 2022 Presenting the full list of Scoreless Outing Percentage (ScOtg%), Goose Eggs (GE), and related statistics for 2022. Statistics run through the end of play on May 14. These statistics aim to further measure effectiveness of relief pitchers. Scoreless Outing Percentage, which first appeared in this piece, is based […]

Mariners Mets
Joe Rini - Apr 18, 2022

Mets 5, Mariners 4   NEW YORK, May 14 — Patrick Mazeika channeled his inner Willie Mays and the New York Mets topped the Seattle Mariners 5–4 at Citi Field on Saturday evening. Fifty years to the day after Mays homered for a key Mets win, so did Mazeika. The catcher’s tie-breaking seventh inning blast on […]

Cubs Diamondbacks

Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 2 PHOENIX, May 14 — The Chicago Cubs scored three runs in the top of the ninth, propelling them to a 4–1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday night. Despite a brilliant effort from Zac Gallen, the Arizona Diamondbacks stranded 10 runners on base, including five in scoring position, en route to […]

Rangers Red Sox
Nate Miller - Apr 18, 2022

Red Sox 11, Rangers 3   ARLINGTON, Texas, May 14 — The Texas Rangers dropped their second straight game on Saturday, as they lost to the Boston Red Sox by a final score of 11–3. It has been a rough couple of nights for the Rangers and their fans. It has been quite the opposite, […]

Braden Herb - Apr 18, 2022

The Houston Astros‘ sign-stealing scandal may be well in the rear-view mirror, but not everyone has moved past it. In the spring, New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman made some comments about his team’s World Series drought having to do with the Astros’ sign-stealing in 2017. These comments have led to a back and […]

Diamondbacks Cubs

Diamondbacks 4, Cubs 3 PHOENIX, May 13 — The Arizona Diamondbacks socked 12 hits to rally from a 3–0 deficit and defeat the Chicago Cubs, 4–3, Friday night at Chase Field. Second baseman Ketel Marte went 3-for-4 on the evening with two doubles, an RBI, and a run scored. First baseman Christian Walker went 2-for-4 […]

Rangers Red Sox
Nate Miller - Apr 18, 2022

Red Sox 7, Rangers 1   ARLINGTON, Texas, May 13 — The Texas Rangers lost to the Boston Red Sox by a final score of 7–1 on Friday evening. Alex Verdugo and Franchy Cordero were big contributors in this one for Boston. They each had RBI doubles to lift the Red Sox to the win. […]