Casilla Still Has Plenty To Prove

I can’t get enough Minnesota Twins baseball, especially this time of year when football season is winding down. Pitchers and catchers report in a couple of weeks, which seems hard to believe when you take a look outside and still see four feet of snow on the ground in these parts. Before going into work…
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Blyleven To Get No. 28 Retired, But Why The Wait?

Found out late tonight that the Minnesota Twins will retire Bert Blyleven‘s No. 28 during a ceremony this season at Target Field. Blyleven, after 14 years of waiting, finally got elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame earlier this month. It makes me wonder why the Twins decided to wait for Hall of Fame induction before…
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Gophers Guard Nolen Could Miss Rest Of Season

This from the “What more can go wrong?” department at the University of Minnesota, via the Star Tribune’s Myron Medcalf: The Gophers’ worst fears were confirmed Sunday, when the team learned that starting point guard Al Nolen broke his right foot in Saturday’s win at Michigan. During Monday’s Big Ten media teleconference, Tubby Smith said…
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Interesting Offseason In The Bronx

Ran across a couple of pretty good stories on ESPN.com regarding the New York Yankees. The first one is that GM Brian Cashman discouraged the Steinbrenners from signing Rafael Soriano to big bucks to be a set-up man, yet the ownership group did it anyway. The second one is about how the Yankees actually made…
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Twins Pay Big Bucks For Bullpen

For a team that has lost Jon Rauch, Matt Guerrier, Jesse Crain and Brian Fuentes this offseason, the Minnesota Twins will still have one expensive bullpen in 2011. Minnesota avoided arbitration with reliever Matt Capps, agreeing to a one-year, $7.15 million deal. Combine that with the $12 million that Joe Nathan will make in the…
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