Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Minnesota Twins Home Opener is almost here, Do you have your Minnesota Twins Apparel?

The Minnesota Twins Home Opener is just weeks away and with the home Twins Exhibition Games even closer on the calendar it is time to start thinking about what you are going to wear to the 2010 Twins Home Opener.

I found my Minnesota Twins Apparel at the Twins Pro Shop at Target Field. The Twins Pro Shop has the coolest Minnesota Twins Gear, from Twins Jerseys, to Twins T-shirts, to Twins Hats anything and everything you could want that says “Minnesota Twins” on it is right there.

On April 12th you will find me rocking a great pair of jeans, sneakers (probably my red ones) and my favorite Twins T-shirt! With everyone in the Twin Cities gearing up for the Minnesota Twins Home Opener. I would head over to the Twins Pro Shop sooner than later and pick out your new Twins T-shirt or Twins Jersey so you know that on April 12th you will be rocking the hottest Twins Gear!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Minnesota Twins Pitcher Joe Nathan is done, who will fill his shoes?

Minnesota Twins Pitcher Joe Nathan, who is going to be able to fill this guys shoes

Minnesota Twins Pitcher Joe Nathan will be spending the 2010 inaugural Target Field Twins Season on the bench. The Twins Pitcher will undergo elbow surgery on Friday after a tear that the Twins PR team is calling "severe" kept Nathan from pitching to the best of his ability. Joe Nathan will be out of commission for the rest of the season. Typically the surgery Joe Nathan will be having takes a full 12 month recovery period. But a confident Joe Nathan told reporters that he was positive he would be back for the Minnesota Twins Home Opener 2011.

With Joe Nathan gone, the question is left.. Who will be pitching into Joe Mauer's glove? For starters the Minnesota Twins have come to an agreement with lefty Ron Mahay. Ron Mahay will be a relief pitcher for the Twins, the lefty has had 13 years of experience in the major leagues pitching for 8 different teams... the experience and confidence on the field may be the best thing Ron Mahay brings to the table.

Also in the Bullpen Mix for the Minnesota Twins will be Scott Baker, Nick Blackburn,Clay Condrey, Jesse Crain and Francisco Liriano with lots of options when it comes to pitchers on the 40 man active roster, the Minnesota Twins will have some tough decisions to make before the Twins Home Opener at Target Field.

Get Well Soon Joe!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Joe Mauer officially a Minnesota Twins Player until 2018... insert sigh of relief here

A collective sigh of relief was let out yesterday when the Minnesota Twins and Joe Mauer announced that the hometown golden boy from Cretin would be staying in the Twin Cities until 2018. The MN Twins and Joe Mauer came to an 8 year, $184 million contract extension.

"It's the fourth-largest contract -- both in total value and annual salary ($23 million) -- in Major League history" Local Twins Fans and Critics are saying it is one of the best things that could have happened to the Minnesota Twins. With Joe Mauer a part of the Twins Line up until 2018, the Minnesota Twins may have the "star power" necessary to pull in some other big names. Players respect Joe and want to be on his team...

With the added revenue from advanced Twins Target Field Tickets, it seems like the Twins have this years pay increase covered... it will be interesting to see what the Minnesota Twins do to insure they have what it takes to pay Mauer what they have promised him, especially considered it is rumored Mauer's contract alone could be as much as 25% of the Twins Salary Budget.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Minnesota Twins Spring Training Update

The Minnesota Twins Roster is three weeks into Spring Training and eager to improve their record. As of yesterday's game against Baltimore, the Minnesota Twins Record was 5-7.

With Joe Mauer returning after sitting out 4-days with a sore right shoulder, the Twins are hopeful that this weekends games will improve the record. Check out the Minnesota Twins Schedule to see who the Twins are playing next!


Minnesota Twins Tickets are now on sale!

computer image of the 2010 Twins Tickets
The wait is over, Minnesota Twins Tickets are now on sale! If you didn't stand in line or get lucky enough to win a bid to buy online tickets for the home opener, NO WORRIES! Ticket Broker, Ticket King... a local ticket company with offices in St. Paul and Minneapolis, has your answer.

No game is sold out at Ticket King... check out the link to see the AMAZING seats that Ticket King has inside Target Field. Don't miss your chance to head to Target Field and check out the Minnesota Twins in person!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Joe Nathan injured, and Minnesota Twins Roster is in question

Joe Nathan

The Minnesota Twins were dealt a tough blow this week. All Star Joe Nathan was diagnosed with torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Nathan found out he had bone chips in his elbow last season which were removed in the off-season. In Saturday's Spring Training Game Nathan's elbow tightened up revealing bigger problems.

No official decision has been made about Nathan's future this season, though the powers that be are hopeful that he pulls through because as they see it, Nathan is "irreplaceable".

"I'm going to do whatever I can right now,'' Nathan said in a press conference, "to give myself the best chance to go out there and help this team out. But at the same time, I'm not going let this go on too long. I know these guys have a decision to make, and they've got to prepare for the season, too."

Awesome offer for Free Twins Tickets from Ticket King

A good friend of mine receives emails from Ticket King, a ticket broker in the Twin Cities, he forwarded an email to me that he got earlier this week about a GREAT offer that Ticket King is running for Free Twins Tickets.

If you become a fan of Ticket King Minnesota on Facebook, you will automatically be entered into a contest to win a pair of Free Twins Tickets for the May 6th Twins Game. Just click the following link and become a fan of Ticket King by March 21st. That's it, Ticket King will do the rest!

If I hear of more Twins Ticket Deals from Ticket King or other sites, I will be sure to post them here. If you don't have a facebook, sign up its free and you could get Twins Tickets out of it!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Can't Get Enough of the Minnesota Twins? Follow Twins Players and Twins Updates on Twitter

screenshot of the Minnesota Twins Twitter Page

If you are reading this blog, I'm going to assume that you are fairly confident on the internet and with social media. The best way to keep up to the second with anything on the internet right now seems to be Twitter.

Lots of my Minnesota Twins Updates come directly from things I read on Twitter. If you are looking into the newest form of social networking, I would suggest following some Minnesota Twins Twitter Accounts. Below is a list of Twitter-ers I follow who post reliable and interesting Twins Updates, hope you enjoy!

Minnesota Twins Twitter
TC Bear on Twitter
Joe Nathan on Twitter
Joe Mauer Org on Twitter
Justin Morneau.Com on Twitter
Twins Communty Guy on Twitter

Minnesota Twins Spring Training Games Start Thursday

The Minnesota Twins have been in Florida for a few weeks now, thawing out their game and getting ready for Twins Spring Training 2010. With just a few days left until the first Minnesota Twins Spring Training Game, things are starting to become more and more real for the Twins Roster.

One Twins Roster decision that has been made already is the pitching rotation for the first six games in Florida. Starting things off for the Minnesota Twins Pitchers on Thursday against the Boston Red Sox will be Nick Blackburn and Kevin Slowey. On Friday Carl Pavano will have a shot and Saturday's game will feature Minnesota Twins Pitcher Francisco Liriano. Rounding out the rest of the pitching rotation will be Scott Baker and Brian Duensing.

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire told press, "There is some competition here with some depth. There is going to be some pretty good pitching going to (Class) AAA that won't make our staff and that you have to have. I think we are solidifying that depth problem by getting a few people healthy. We'll have some options."