Kevin Love Was Awesome, But Most Improved Player?

I got to admit I’m pretty surprised by Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love getting the NBA’s Most Improved Player award Thursday. Let me start by saying a couple things: Love had an outstanding season. He was the NBA’s best rebounder, and he had a well-rounded game that was often overshadowed by his rebounding prowess. This…
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Illnesses Add To Twins’ Disarray

The Minnesota Twins were last in the major leagues in runs entering Tuesday night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles. And having Justin Morneau and Delmon Young out wasn’t going to help. Morneau and Young both missed the 11-0 loss to the O’s with flu-like symptoms. And with Joe Mauer on the disabled list due to…
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Moving On Without Mauer

The Minnesota Twins enter Friday’s game against Tampa Bay with a 4-8 record, having blown a ninth-inning and 10th-inning lead in Thursday’s loss to the struggling Rays. And after the game, it was announced that catcher Joe Mauer is going on the 15-day disabled list. What more can go wrong? So now it’s up to…
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Don’t Worry: Mauer To Catch Home Opener Friday

The postponement of the Minnesota Twins game last night against the New York Yankees created an interesting dilemma for manager Ron Gardenhire on Friday. Gardenhire has said that backup catcher Drew Butera will catch Pavano this season in an effort to rest former AL MVP Joe Mauer. That was the plan on Wednesday night, when…
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