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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Twins Rumblings

A various assortment of links on the Minnesota Twins, plus a thought on the team’s biggest need: Minneapolis Star Tribune columnist Sid Hartman says that Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is interested in re-signing shortstop Orlando Cabrera, but only if he’s willing to move to second base. Nick Punto would play third base, and newly acquired J.J.…
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To Elaborate …

I got the opportunity to spend a little time on the Christopher Gabriel Program this morning. It was my radio debut, so I was little nervous. Said the word "wonderful" on the air, which is not part of my regular vocabulary (I prefer "spectacular"), but it was a great time. After discussing some various sports…
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Different Takes On Harden

Reports vary on what kind of chance the Minnesota Twins have of trading for Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Rich Harden. As was reported earlier in the week, the Cubs placed Harden on waivers and the Twins claimed him. What this all boils down to is the Twins have until Monday afternoon to orchestrate a trade…
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Twins Acquire Much-needed Bullpen Help

When a team that’s still in the playoff hunt is depending on Bobby Keppel and Jesse Crain in tight spots out of the bullpen, you got problems. The Minnesota Twins addressed those problems – probably a month too late, but still needed – by trading for Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Jon Rauch and agreeing to terms…
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