Minnesota Twins Articles

Joe Mauer
When Phil Hughes signed a three-year, $42 million contract extension just before Christmas, the veteran righthander insisted he could see signs of hope for a Twins franchise that has fallen on hard times. It’s not just the prospects,...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
AL East1. Tampa Bay2. Boston*3. New York4. Baltimore5. TorontoIt has been traditionally baseball’s toughest division, but the AL East appears to have weakened heading into 2014. Still, it may be the deepest of the six divisions, with at least...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
During their first 50 seasons in Minnesota, the Twins had a total of two seasons with 95-plus losses: 1982 and ’99. After averaging 97 losses the past three seasons, fans were demanding change, but it didn’t come in the form of a...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Pedro AlvarezMaybe the third baseman was rushed through the Pirates’ system, or maybe he’s been a little slow to develop, but the Pirates have been rewarded for their patience with the young slugger. The second overall pick in 2008 is...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
2013 MLB Power Rankings: Aug. 26
Each week during the baseball season Athlon Sports looks at the best (Atlanta Braves) and worst (Houston Astros) baseball teams and players in the league. Here are our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week. Athlon Sports MLB Power Ranking...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Clayton Kershaw
Clayton Kershaw continues to dominate, the Dodgers are good, the Astros are bad and Alfonso Soriano has been really hot. These facts and more amazing stats from last week in baseball.1.23    Clayton Kershaw’s ERA in AugustThe...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
2013 MLB Power Rankings: Aug. 19
Each week during the baseball season Athlon Sports looks at the best (Atlanta Braves) and worst (Houston Astros) baseball teams and players in the league. Here are our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week.  Athlon Sports MLB Power...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Twins' Ballboy Falls Into Crowd Spectacularly
There are few things more exciting than seeing a ballboy make an amazing catch. Of course, it's even better when they don't and fall into the crowd with their butts sticking in the air for the whole world to see. Watch as the Twins'...
Rich McVey
1 year ago
Each week during the baseball season Athlon Sports looks at the best (Atlanta Braves) and worst (Houston Astros) baseball teams and players in the league. Here are our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week.  Athlon Sports MLB Power...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Each week during the baseball season Athlon Sports looks at the best (St. Louis Cardinals) and worst (Houston Astros) baseball teams and players in the league. Here are our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week. Athlon Sports MLB Power...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Each week during the baseball season Athlon Sports looks at the best (St. Louis Cardinals) and worst (Houston Astros) baseball teams and players in the league. Here are our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week. Athlon Sports MLB Power...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Each week during the baseball season Athlon Sports looks at the best (St. Louis Cardinals) and worst (Houston Astros) baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week. Athlon Sports 2013 MLB...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Cincinnati can win only against bad teams, Dee Gordon is fast, the Texas bullpen is good and the Astros may have trouble when they play at Texas. Here are these and other amazing stats from the week of May 6-12. 27    Retired...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
The 2013 MLB season is almost here. Texas and Houston will get things started on Sunday night as the Astros play their first-ever game as an American League team. That's not the only change baseball fans will have to get used to this season as...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
The Minnesota Twins aren’t calling this a rebuilding season, but there’s no question they’re a team in transition. After winning six division titles in nine years, they’ve lost 99 and 96 games over the past two seasons, disappointing the slowly...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Fantasy Baseball Season 2013 edition is underway! There is no better time of the year for sabermetric nerds and fans of the middle reliever. Athlon Sports has constructed its consensus ’13 Big Board, the 26th annual preseason preview magazine...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
The 2013 World Baseball Classic starts March 2, with round robin pool play getting the party started for the 16-team international tournament won by Japan in both 2006 and ’09. The championship round runs from March 17-19 at AT&T Park in San...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
We all know the favorties to win the American League Cy Young award this season: David Price, Justin Verlander, Felix Hernandez and Jered Weaver. But who are the longshots that could come out of nowhere. Here's a quick list of 10. Healed and...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
2013 Spring Training camps are open and many players will compete against teammates for jobs before taking on other baseball teams in April. Here are some position battles to keep an eye on this spring. American League East Baltimore...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Just as I did a few weeks ago, I once again examine the pennant races as they’re shaping up for 2013. Sure, it’s early, but what else are you going to read about? Bowl games between a bunch of non-BCS .500 teams? Now that some major free agent...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
It’s never too early to start thinking about 2013. At least now that the World Series is over. I mean, what else is there to think about? Pitchers and catchers report in a little more than 100 days. Certainly, key trades and free agent signings...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Fans love it when their team signs a big-name free agent or locks up a current star, but too many times organizations pay for past accomplishment instead of future production. There are obviously some baseball superstars on this list, but...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week for September 17, 2012.  1. Nationals — Every game...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week for September 10, 2012.  1. Nationals — Pacing majors with...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week for Sept. 3, 2012.     1. Reds — Cruising...
Rich McVey
2 years ago

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