Minnesota Wild third jersey leaked … and other stuff

The Minnesota Wild are set to unveil their alternate jersey, but apparently the new look has been leaked.

For more on the design, see the story here.

A jersey’s a jersey. I’m more concerned about the personnel wearing the jersey than I am what they look like. Having said that, I like the new look. Has kind of a retro feel to it, despite the fact that the franchise is young and the name "Wild" itself is as far from retro as it gets.

Report: Twins may have claimed Rich Harden off waivers

According to a story from ESPNChicago.com, an American League source said the Minnesota Twins may have claimed starting pitcher Rich Harden off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

If this is true, this would be an intriguing possibility for the Twins. Harden is a free agent after this season, but he projects as a Type A free agent, meaning the team that loses Harden in free agency would get two first-round draft picks.

Harden would give the Twins with someone with true ace stuff. He is very injury-proned, and reportedly he could get a huge contract in the offseason despite him being hurt all the time.

I’m sure the Cubs would be asking a lot to give up a Type A free agent. But I think Harden is one guy who could give the Twins a chance to get back into the AL Central race.

Fantasy insurance now available

For your dose of "The world is heading to a bad place," two Long Island insurance brokers are reportedly offering fantasy insurance, which is real insurance for fantasy sports.

The insurance policies cover your fantasy teams. If one of your star players goes down for the season, it’s covered.

This is so completely ridiculous. I am avid fantasy baseball and fantasy football player. I absolutely love fantasy sports. But really. Fantasy insurance? I would never think of doing something like that.

How long can the Phillies ride it out with Lidge?

The Philadelphia Phillies are in great shape. The defending World Series champs were 7.5 games up on the Florida Marlins in the National League East heading into Thursday’s game against Pittsburgh.

But despite all of their success, it’s been a struggle for the closer, Brad Lidge.

Lidge fell to 0-6 this season on Tuesday, blowing his ninth save of the year. His ERA is 7.33. Opponents are hitting .299 off of him, over 100 points better than they fared against him last year.

Yeah, the Phillies have the luxury of riding it out with Lidge and hoping he regains his form. But at what point do you make the move to someone else as the closer.

It’s a lot easier to bench Lidge now than it is to ride it out through the regular season and try to bench him in the playoffs.

At least one member of the Philadelphia Inquirer staff thinks it’s time to sit Lidge. I’m starting to wonder too.

2 thoughts on “Minnesota Wild third jersey leaked … and other stuff

  1. Harden would have to be offered arbitration for the Twins to see compensation. It would be too much money for the Twins to do that for Harden and they wouldn’t do it knowing the Twins budget. They would be on the hook for too much. He would go with no return.

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