Mauer Ranks Second To Jeter In Jersey Sales

CNBC’s Darren Rovell – after years of hounding, according to Yahoo’s Big League Stew blog – has finally gotten Major League Baseball to release jersey sales statistics for the first time. Majestic – MLB’s jersey maker – released the numbers to Rovell, who published them Wednesday. The numbers reflect sales during 2010. Minnesota Twins catcher…
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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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Leave It To Joe To Break Up No-no

The way Joe Mauer is hitting right now, it’s hard to believe if he gets four chances to break up a no-hitter, he’s not going to do it. The Minnesota Twins dropped a 4-0 decision to open a four-game set against the Texas Rangers on Monday in Arlington, with their start catcher breaking up a…
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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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Twins Lineup Tough To Look At

As the Star Tribune’s Howard Sinker put it, Sunday was a tough day for paying customers at Target Field. With the Minnesota Twins falling behind 4-0 before their offense every took the field, the game seemed like it was over almost as early as it started. The Twins lost the series finale to Atlanta in…
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Ramos Fever In Full Swing

If you’re a Minnesota Twins rookie about to make his major league debut, you can’t do much better than by matching a feat accomplished only by the one and only Kirby Puckett. That’s just what Wilson Ramos did on Sunday. In his big league debut, Ramos collected four hits in a victory against Cleveland. Ramos,…
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Ramos Gets His Chance In Bigs Today

I’m not sure how long it will last, but Minnesota Twins super-prospect Wilson Ramos has been called up and will start today’s game against Cleveland. The Twins needed another catcher with Joe Mauer nursing a bruised heel that’s expected to keep him out until at least Monday. If for no other reason, I’m really looking forward…
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