Thome Comparisons To Jeter Are Ridiculous

Can we just let Jim Thome enjoy a Jim Thome moment, without bringing up the name of Derek Jeter? I guess I’m guilty too by writing this post. Thome blasted career home runs No. 599 and 600 in back-to-back at-bats on Monday night as the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers. And it wasn’t long…
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Twins Aren’t Alone In Thome Bidding

According to ESPN’s Buster Olney – via MLBtraderumors.com – the Texas Rangers are showing interest in designated hitter Jim Thome. The future Hall of Famer became a fan favorite for the Minnesota Twins last season. He was seemingly the only sugger on the team to tame Target Field, hitting 15 of his team-high 25 homers…
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Twins Can Clinch As Early As Tonight

It’s currently the early morning hours of Tuesday, so as early as tonight the Minnesota Twins can clinch the AL Central division. The Chicago White Sox lost a late game to Oakland on the West Coast on Monday, hours after the Twins defeated the Cleveland Indians at Target Field. So the party could be on,…
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Looking Ahead To 2016 Hall Class

I’m extremely biased, but unless a steroid admission or positive test is in our future, I assume Ken Griffey Jr. will be a first-ballot Hall of Famer when he hits the ballot in January of 2016. So that left me wondering who would join him. Reports are that Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is leaning…
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Playing The Percentages

Considering I’ve been asked in the comments sections of back-to-back blog posts what the NBA and NHL are, let’s get back to a little baseball talk. I’m feeling ambitious with this post today. Hopefully, I don’t write too much. I’d like to tackle to some degree the shift of thinking that we see in baseball today from…
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Points Of Interest From Wednesday’s Radio Show

We had a very interesting conversation with Minnesota Twins beat writer La Velle E. Neal from the Minneapolis Star Tribune in the first segment of "Sports Talk" on 970-AM WDAY radio on Wednesday. Here’s a few of the highlights from the discussion with Neal, for those of you who didn’t catch the show: Delmon Young…
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