Punto, Cuddyer Team Up To Put Cuddy At Second Base

Michael Cuddyer found himself at a familiar position Monday night – second base. Cuddyer started at second base for the first time since 2005. According to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Cuddyer and infielder Nick Punto came up with the idea to have Cuddyer play second on Monday, with fellow infielders Orlando Hudson and…
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Marlins Promotion = All-Star Bribery?

First off, kudos to colleague Rob Beer for the new header. I feel like I might need to change the color scheme on this blog to better suit it. Stay tuned. The Florida Marlins have a promotion right now encouraging fans to vote for Marlins players on their ballots so they can start in the All-Star Game.…
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Morales Pulls A Gramatica

The best you can put it is that Los Angeles Angels slugger Kendry Morales went out with a bang. Morales hit a walk-off grand slam Saturday, then broke his leg celebrating in one of those mosh-pit type settings at home plate. He might miss the rest of the season as the team determines whether or…
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Halladay Completes Long-awaited Perfect Game

Growing up just an hour from the Canadian border, I was no stranger to watching Toronto Blue Jays baseball on CBC. And one of the games I’ll never forget watching was on Sept. 27, 1998. It was the final day of the regular season, and it was a meaningless game between the Toronto Blue Jays and…
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Two Months In To MLB Season, What Have We Learned?

The Major League Baseball season recently passed the one-quarter mark of the season and is now nearly two months complete. I figured I’d take a look at some of the developing storylines through the first couple months of the six-month season: If you’re going to start anywhere, you might as well start with the best team in…
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Slowey, Twins Open Series On A Good Note

Kevin Slowey had one of his best outings – if not, his best outing – of the season, and the Minnesota Twins beat another team in playoff position for the second straight night. The Twins followed up Thursday’s win against the New York Yankees by holding on for a 2-1 victory Friday against the AL West-leading…
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Kubel Looks To Turn Season Around Part Deux

Jason Kubel‘s go-ahead grand slam off of New York Yankees all-world closer Mariano Rivera a couple weeks ago was supposed to turn his season around. But in the eight games since, it didn’t happen. He produced just four hits, and only one – a double – for extra bases. So after hitting two homers in another…
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Should Twins Try To Trade For Oswalt?

It appears likely that Roy Oswalt won’t be pitching for the Houston Astros after the July 31 trade deadline. First, it was reported that Oswalt demanded a trade from the struggling Astros. Then, he backed off, saying he didn’t demand one but thought it might be best if he was dealt. Many experts have wondered…
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On The Radio Today

I make my weekly appearance on "Sports Talk" today from 1-2 p.m. on 970-AM WDAY radio. Today, Kerry Collins and I will be talking to NHL free agent Matt Cullen, who finished last season with the Ottawa Senators. The Moorhead High School grad will discuss the upcoming Stanley Cup Finals and his offseason. We’re also going to talk about tonight’s opener…
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It’s Early, But Heyward Off To Impressive Start

I read an article on FanGraphs and couldn’t resist linking to it. It’s written by Dave Cameron, who I know has a pretty loyal following. Once again, he’s dug up an interesting nugget, this time in regards to Atlanta Braves rookie Jason Heyward. For those of you living in a cave, you don’t know what you’re…
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