Wednesday, March 30, 2011

2011 Minnesota Twins Roster

Denard SpanHere is the breakdown of the 2011 Minnesota Twins Roster:

Starting Pitchers:

Carl Pavano

Francisco Liriano

Brian Duensing

Nick Blackburn

Scott Baker


Joe Nathan

Matt Capps

Jose Mijares

Kevin Slowey

Dusty Hughes

Glen Perkins

Jeff Manship


Danny Valencia

Alexi Casilla

Tsuyoshi Nishioka

Justin Morneau

Joe Mauer

Drew Butera

Matt Tolbert


Delmon Young

Denard Span

Michael Cuddyer

Jason Kubel

Jason Repko


Jim Thome

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Minnesota Twins Season Starts on Friday, April 1st

Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue JaysThe Minnesota Twins will begin the 2011 MLB Season in Toronto, Canada for a 3 game series with the Blue Jays. The MLB Season always comes fast, since it has the shortest offseason and this year is no different. The Blue Jays had some of the most powerful bats last season but played in the always tough American League East with the New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays, and Boston Red Sox. The Minnesota Twins will play their first home game at Target Field on Friday, April 8th.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Can Luke Hughes Earn a Spot?

Luke Hughes
I know it's spring training but it's hard not to notice what Luke Hughes has been doing for the Minnesota Twins. The Australian native has belted 4 home runs so far in the Grapefruit League. He is competing with Matt Tolbert for the first utility spot as an infielder. Once a long shot to make the team, the 26 year old might be finding his way on the Opening Day Roster. Trevor Plouffe is also in the mix for the utlitity infielder spot.

Pat Neshek Claimed off Waivers by San Diego Padres

Pat NeshekPat Neshek has been claimed off waivers by the San Diego Padres. Neshek has been with the Minnesota Twins since 2006 and is a graduate of Park Center Senior High School in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Neshek had a breakout 2007 season in which he was chosen to be 1 of the 5 players in the final vote for the All-Star game. He was one of the best relievers in all of baseball in the 2007 season. Unfortunately, Neshek was forced to get Tommy John Surgery in 2009 and missed the entire season. He has an unorthodox delivery but it's one that can also fool hitters. Best of luck Pat Neshek and good luck in San Diego!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Opening Day Approaching for Minnesota Twins

Target FieldThe Minnesota Twins opening day for the 2011 MLB season is quickly approaching! The season kicks off on April 1, 2011 against the Toronto Blue Jays. The 3 game series will test the Minnesota Twins after Toronto proved to be one of the best hitting teams in all of baseball. The Minnesota Twins will open up Target Field on Friday, April 8th against the Oakland Athletics. I can't wait for opening day!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Will Scott Baker or Kevin Slowey Be Traded?

Kevin Slowey
It was reported last week that Scott Baker or Kevin Slowey may be moved to another team in a trade. The Twins currently have 6 guys for 5 spots as well as two nice pitching prospects in Kyle Gibson and Alex Wimmers. It was speculated that the Toronto Blue Jays are interested in Kevin Slowey, so that's something to pay attention to. The rotation currently features Carl Pavano, Brian Duensing, Francisco Liriano, and Nick Blackburn. I have always liked having an extra starter in case someone gets injured, but I guess it's up to the front office if they believe the salary is worth holding on to. It's something to pay attention to.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Justin Morneau is Back

Well, it isn't anything groundbreaking but Justin Morneau returned to playing baseball. As in he played in the field, took some at bats, type of way. He hit a bases clearing double, and for Twins fans, that's huge. We just want to see Justin back and be able to play again. He has been out for a long time, longer than any of us ever anticipated. We hope he can recover and get everything back to the way he was last year. He was on an MVP pace last season before he got injured. Keep up the good work Justin!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Minnesota Twins Ticket Base Reaches 25,000

Minnesota Twins fans Press Release from the official Minnesota Twins website from March 2nd:

"The Minnesota Twins today announced they have reached their season ticket capacity of 25,000 full season equivalents. While the Twins are no longer accepting new season ticket sales for the 2011 season, fans can join the "On Deck Circle" at to establish season ticket priority for the 2012 season and beyond."

It is an all-time high for the Minnesota Twins organization, who had 24,500 season ticket holders last season. This high number displays the popularity that this team has in the Twin Cities as well as how well-received Target Field is. Can't wait until the 2011-2012 starts!