Target Field Interview

If you’re getting geared up for Target Field, check out this interview with Minnesota Twins executive director of public affairs Kevin Smith. It’s lengthy, but thorough.

Twins Are Flexing Rare Muscle

The Minnesota Twins are currently tied for fifth in the American League in home runs. For most teams this wouldn’t be any sort of an eyebrow-raising feat. But for the team that has been dubbed "Twinkies" in previous seasons, this is really something. Entering Friday’s series against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Twins were behind…
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The Man That Is Span: Part 2 Of 2

To wrap up my piece on Denard Span, let’s put him in a less impressive crop of players. How does he stack up with recent Minnesota Twins leadoff hitters? As you might guess, pretty well. In fact, it’s pretty tough to nail down who the Twins leadoff hitters were in a given year because they…
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The Man That Is Span: A Two-part Series

Denard Span had a four-hit night in the Minnesota Twins’ victory Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox. But his impact stretched beyond that, as the Red Sox committed five of their major league-tying six wild pitches while the "Span Man" was on base (who knows if he deserves any credit for it or if it…
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But Now I’m Rambling …

Here’s what’s on my mind: I’m sure "catching soreness" doesn’t feel good, but couldn’t the Minnesota Twins have waited just one more day to sit Joe Mauer rather than give him a day off Monday against the right-handed Brad Penny. Lefty Jon Lester goes for Boston on Tuesday, and if you got to sit Mauer,…
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Baseball’s Best Vote On Who Is Baseball’s Best

I came across an interesting top 50 list of players on The Sporting News today. A panel of 100 Baseball Hall of Famers, major award winners and baseball personalities voted on who they thought were baseball’s best players. A few thoughts: Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera are not the eighth- and ninth-best players in baseball…
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The Emancipation Of Cuddy … Whatever That Means

Isn’t this the Michael Cuddyer you were all hoping for when the Minnesota Twins inked him to a three-year, $24 million extension prior to the 2008 season? Cuddyer had his second straight four-hit game and became the second Twins player this season to hit for the cycle in an 11-3 victory against Milwaukee on Friday.…
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Longtime Member Of Dragons Family Walks Away

Strolling through Alex Nemzek Hall isn’t going to be the same. Larry Scott, who spent 40 years as the sports information director at Minnesota State Moorhead, will retire at the end of June. If memory serves me, he is at least in the top five longest-tenured SIDs in the country, though don’t quote me on…
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