Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Minnesota Twins 2010 Spring Training Pictures to LOVE

Love Twins Baseball as much as I do? Why not LOVE some of these great Minnesota Twins Spring Training Photos! Joe Mauer and Cuddyer on the Field at Twins Spring Training

Minnesota Twins Spring Training SnacksView of the Field where the Minnesota Twins have Spring Training
Justin Morneau at Spring Training

Joe Mauer is the focus on the Minnesota Twins Spring Training

Joe Mauer on the field
The Twin Cities should be used to will he or won't he contract negotiations by now. After enduring an entire summer of speculation about Brett Farve and his potential spot on the Minnesota Vikings Roster, it should not be surprising that almost all of the chatter surrounding the Minnesota Twins Spring Training is centered on Joe Mauer, the Minnesota Twins Golden Boy... and the one player that everyone wants to stay.

Joe Mauer is not only a hometown favorite for Minnesota Twins fans, nor is he just a pretty face (though female Twins Fans don't seem to mind his "assets"). Joe Mauer is the current MVP in the American League and is a 3-time Batting Champion. And if you listen to the rumors he could be one of the highest paid Baseball Players.

Supposedly if Mauer agrees to stay with the Minnesota Twins, he is looking at an 8 year $200 million dollar contract. If he goes in the Free Agent Direction, the likely bidders for his skill will be the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, reports are saying that he could earn up to $30 million a season with either team (dropping that into a per month basis, Mauer would be looking at a $5 million pay check every month of the baseball season... not to bad for a 26 year old).

To his credit, Joe Mauer is letting his agent do the talking and is focusing on the baseball. Mauer told reporters, while he was irritated answering questions over and over again about his contract he understood that the public wants to know. For the time being however, Joe Mauer is operating on a No News until I have News basis... Good For You Joe, keep your business private!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Justin Morneau Olympic Torch Carrier

Justin Morneau added Olympic Torch carrier to his long list of accomplishments last week. On Thursday, the Minnesota Twins first baseman and Canadian Native carried the Olympic Torch in Vancouver. The Olympic Torch was carried 2,800 miles across Canada by over 12,000 Canadians .

"It's something that's once in a lifetime. Maybe I'll stick around to watch Canada beat Norway [in hockey] and then get ready for Spring Training," Justin Morneau said.

Also on Justin Morneau’s long list of accomplishments is a 2006 American League Most Valuable Player, 3 All-Star titles, 2 Silver Slugger Awards and a career 163 home runs.

Justin Morneau is expected to report to Lee County, Florida where the Minnesota Twins Spring Training is scheduled to start on February 27th.

Monday, February 15, 2010

No need to wait for Minnesota Twins Tickets to Exhibition Games, Ticket King has Minnesota Twins Target Field Tickets now!

The Minnesota Twins announced today that single game tickets for the Twins Exhibition Games at Target Field on April 2nd and 3rd are going to be released the general public on February23rd at 10:00 AM.

But there is NO NEED to wait for Target Field Tickets, my favorite Twins Tickets source, Ticket King has Target Field Tickets now! Ticket King is located in both St. Paul (near the Xcel Energy Center) and in Minneapolis (near the Metrodome). Ticket King has great season tickets for Target Field and is already selling seats for the exhibition games and the regular season including the 2010 Twins Home Opener.

I looked this morning and Twins Tickets for the exhibition games are still selling at great prices, but don't wait too long... the closer the game gets and the more press the single game ticket sale gets the more demand there will be and the higher ticket prices will go. Buy Twins Tickets today!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I can't wait for April 12th

Lots of great things happen on April 12th. First and foremost that is the day of the Minnesota Twins Hope Opener! April 12th is the official opening of Target Field and the start of the 2010 Minnesota Twins Baseball Season!

2009 Twins Home Opener from the Metrodome

Some of the other great things that happen on April 12th: David Letterman's Birthday, its Halifax Day in North Carolina, Disney Land Paris celebrates its opening, the first launch of the Space Shuttle Colombia, actor Ed O'Neil was born... LOTS of great things happen on April 12th!

But in my opinion the best April 12th is going to be 4.12.2010 when the Minnesota Twins open thier season against the Boston Red Sox at Target Field!

Updates to the 2010 Minnesota Twins Roster

Welcome to the 2010 Twins Roster Orlando Hudson and Jacque Jones!

New Twins Player Orlando Hudson

New Twins Player Jacques Jones

Second Baseman Orlando Hudson was signed to the Minnesota Twins roster after Jason Piridie was claimed on waivers to the New York Mets. Jacques Jones agreed to play on the Minnesota Twins roster even if that means playing some Triple A ball for the start of the season. Either way the Minnesota Twins roster is lucky to have them both!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

2010 Minnesota Twins Roster Update

The Minnesota Twins Spring Training will start a month from tomorrow and Minnesota Twins fans are eager to see exactly who will be downing MN Twins Jerseys in Florida. As of now there is still no official word on Joe Mauer after this year but in the wake of contract negotiations with Minnesota's Golden Glove Boy, it seems like no one has paid much attention to the rest of the 2010 Minnesota Twins Roster. So here is the listing of the Active Minnesota Twins Roster, as updates are made and contracts are signed I will keep you posted!

2010 Minnesota Twins Roster (Active)
30 Scott Baker
53 Nick Blackburn
-- Alex Burnett
-- Clay Condrey
28 Jesse Crain
-- Rob Delaney
52 Brian Duensing
-- Deolis Guerra
54 Matt Guerrier
47 Francisco Liriano
49 Jeff Manship
50 Jose Mijares
36 Joe Nathan
17 Pat Neshek
48 Carl Pavano
15 Glen Perkins
60 Jon Rauch
59 Kevin Slowey
51 Anthony Swarzak
-- Loek Van Mil
71 Drew Butera
7 Joe Mauer
58 Jose Morales
76 Wilson Ramos
25 Alexi Casilla
-- Estarlin De Los Santos
-- J.J. Hardy
23 Brendan Harris
57 Luke Hughes
33 Justin Morneau
1 Trevor Plouffe
8 Nick Punto
20 Matt Tolbert
-- Danny Valencia
5 Michael Cuddyer
11 Jason Pridie
2 Denard Span
21 Delmon Young
16 Jason Kubel

Monday, February 1, 2010

Minnesota Twins kickoff 2010 Twins Season with Twinsfest

Overhead view of the Minnesota Twins season kickoff, Twinsfest
Not only is this the first year the Minnesota Twins will play Twins Home Games on Target Field, this is also the 50th year that the Twins have played in Minnesota, basically making the 2010 Minnesota Twins Season the best season of Twins Baseball ever.

To celebrate the fact that the 2010 Twins Baseball Season is going to be crazy, the Minnesota Twins Roster and Coaches were on hand at Twinsfest this weekend. Friday, Saturday and Sunday were jammed pack with Minnesota Twins events, Twins Roster autograph signings and Twins Memorabilia sales. On top of all of that there were lots of opportunities to win Minnesota Twins Tickets.

Although it is no longer the home of the Minnesota Twins, the HHH Metrodome was home of the 2010 Twinsfest and 34,637 Minnesota Twins Fans showed up to get pumped on the new Twins Season. Spring Training starts in just a few weeks, check back here for updates and Twins Roster predictions!

Go Twins!