To Elaborate …

I got the opportunity to spend a little time on the Christopher Gabriel Program this morning. It was my radio debut, so I was little nervous. Said the word "wonderful" on the air, which is not part of my regular vocabulary (I prefer "spectacular"), but it was a great time. After discussing some various sports…
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Different Takes On Harden

Reports vary on what kind of chance the Minnesota Twins have of trading for Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Rich Harden. As was reported earlier in the week, the Cubs placed Harden on waivers and the Twins claimed him. What this all boils down to is the Twins have until Monday afternoon to orchestrate a trade…
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Crede Ponders Retirement; Dickey DFA’d

Couple of quick links: There’s a story in the Chicago Tribune on Minnesota Twins third baseman Joe Crede. Crede, who was placed on the disabled list yesterday, has battled back problems the last few seasons and is considering retirement after this season. He is just 31 years old. Crede’s numbers this year really aren’t that…
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Twins Acquire Much-needed Bullpen Help

When a team that’s still in the playoff hunt is depending on Bobby Keppel and Jesse Crain in tight spots out of the bullpen, you got problems. The Minnesota Twins addressed those problems – probably a month too late, but still needed – by trading for Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Jon Rauch and agreeing to terms…
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Ricky Rubio: The New Brett Favre

The Star Tribune’s Jerry Zgoda has on his blog today that Spanish media reports say that Minnesota Timberwolves first-round draft pick Ricky Rubio is ready to sign a six-year deal to remain in Spain, with the deal having a two-year opt-out to join the NBA in 2011. We’ve heard it all with Rubio, and I…
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Twins Keeping Hanging Around

The Minnesota Twins are winning ugly, but they have managed to triumph in four of their last five games to pull within 5.5 games of Detroit in the AL Central race. I’ve had stretches this year when I wonder how this team can be struggling so much. Certainly, my expectations were higher for the rotation…
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Vikings Owners Not Afraid To Pony Up

The Star Tribune’s Jim Souhan has a nice column on the newspaper’s site about Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf. Opinions, as should be expected, vary on whether or not signing Brett Favre was a good idea for the Vikings. But in a market where owners are often panned for not spending enough money and abusing the…
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Well, At Least They Have Joe Mauer

Prior to the Minnesota Twins’ current two-game winning streak, they had been unwatchable. The Twins have had some bad teams in my life, but there’s nothing worse than watching a decent team consistently fall behind early in game thanks to consistently poor starting pitching. After awhile, you get tired of watching them fall behind 6-0…
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