Matt Capps Trade Reaction

There are plenty of opinions of the Minnesota Twins’ trade Thursday to acquire closer Matt Capps from the Washington Nationals in exchange for catching prospect Wilson Ramos and another minor league pitcher. Minneapolis Star Tribune beat writer La Velle E. Neal says the Capps trade helps both teams. It helps the Twins now and the…
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Ramos’ Stock Took Quite A Dive

Before the season started, Wilson Ramos was a highly regarded member of the Minnesota Twins farm system. Ramos was ranked the No. 2 prospect in the Twins organization prior the season and was dubbed the organization’s best power hitter and best defensive catcher by Baseball America. Fast forward to Thursday, which saw the Triple-A backstop traded…
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1986 Hurricanes Named Most-hated Team Ever

SI.com released its picks for the 25 most-hated teams in sports history, and it’s hard to argue with the No. 1 pick. Sports Illustrated went with the 1986 University of Miami football team. This is just an excerpt from the piece: His players were visionaries, early practitioners of an in-your-face brand of football that went…
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On The Radio Today

I make my weekly appearance on "Sports Talk" from 1-2 p.m. today on 970-AM WDAY radio. Joining me in studio is Forum colleague Ben Karkela. Today, we’ll be talking to poker pro Jason Senti of Grand Forks, N.D., who has reached the final table of the World Series of Poker’s main event, guaranteeing him at least $800,000.…
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Cubs Opening Generates Intriguing Candidates

At the office with the Chicago Cubs-St. Louis Cardinals game on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. With the announcement of Lou Piniella set to leave as Cubs manager following the season, all sorts of relatively big names in the baseball world and the Cubs world have been linked to the job. ESPN had a graphic including…
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Tigers’ Ordonez To Miss 6-8 Weeks

The Detroit Tigers lost a serious part of their lineup tonight when outfielder Magglio Ordonez broke his ankle during the game against Toronto. He will be out 6-8 weeks. Ordonez is hitting .303 with 12 homers and 59 RBIs for the Tigers, who are a half-game behind the Minnesota Twins for second place in the AL Central. Both…
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Kahn’s Fine Is Deserved

Minnesota Timberwolves president David Kahn was fined $50,000 for remarks he made regarding new Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley and his past drug use. I mentioned a couple of days ago that Kahn made some interesting comments to KFAN KSTP radio station. Here they are again: Of Michael Beasley: "He’s a very young and immature kid who smoked…
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Time To Make Tasers More Mainstream?

Here’s the video from last night’s Minnesota Twins game in Baltimore of the fan that ran around on the field for way too long: According to La Velle E. Neal‘s blog on the Minneapolis Star Tribune website, the Orioles have a no-chase policy at Camden Yards when it comes to fans running on the field.…
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Twins Reportedly Pursue Oswalt, Haren

With one week before the non-waiver trade deadline, the Minnesota Twins are reportedly chasing starting pitching. Reports last night said the Twins were interested in Houston Astros pitcher Roy Oswalt and Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Dan Haren, who are considered to be the two best starters available in the trade market. Both of these guys would…
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