Thursday, August 30, 2012

MN Twins Joe Mauer on Waivers

Even though there aren't any signs that the Twins are looking to move Joe Mauer, a $184 million man, they still popped him on the waiver to test the waters on other teams interest.

Oh, why oh why? Do they like to stress people out or something? Fans were in a frenzy about even the possibility of this Cretin Alum getting traded.

So, there are no signs that an actual trade will happen. Why do it then? The strategic placing on the waiver will remain a mystery. But, fans can feel a whole lot better knowing that in Mauers contract, he has vetoing rights. And, let's be honest, why would he ever want to leave?

"I signed here because this is where I wanted to play" -Mauer

Twins Granted 2014 All-Star Game

On Wednesday, commissioner Bud Selig gave high praise to Target Field and the Twins. Wait........ The Twins? It's been a hard season, so this surprises me. Selig said that "Target Field is just spectacular. Every time I'm here, I just can't tell you how impressive it is."

AND according to the Star Tribune, hosting the All-Star game in 2014 could (and let's be real, probably will) add $75 million to our local economy. So, we can't really complain about that, can we?

Here's some info about getting tickets:

  • Twins season-ticket holders have first dibs. 
  • Other fans will have to buy the entire package of All-Star Game related events (these will probably not be cheap but it's a once in a lifetime experience, so it's okay if you SPLURGE) 
  • There will be some tickets available for general admission.

So....... Who's already excited?? I know I am! Mark your calenders for July 15th, 2014. 

And, Go Twins!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Denard Span Reexamined

Twins favorite, Denard Span, has missed seven games because of a sore clavicle. So this outfielder was examined again. He had a magnetic resonance imaging exam on his neck on Monday, and this came back negative. Today he will get a MRI of his right clavicle.

This injury of Denard Span is from August 12 when he tried to make a falling catch in the center field. He thought it was a minor injury and would feel better in a few days, but it still is causing him discomfort.

Denard+Span in Minnesota Twins v Tampa Bay Rays

Twins Redemption

Well. The Minnesota Twins can feel better about themselves the Monday after playing great and beating Oakland 7-2 to open the three-game series.

Twins manager, Ron Gardenhire is not entertained, especially after the Twins lost 9 out of 10 games. But he remained positive. "It's about us getting back to winning ballgames, playing a better brand of baseball ourselves." Nicely put.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Beach Towel as a Twins Promotion

Anyone going to the Twins game tonight? 7:10? There's a promotion tonight! Free beach towel for the first 10,000 fans! I'd get there early if I were you to secure my prize!

Let's see our Twins beat the Tigers tonight at Target Field!

Go Twins! 

Drew Butera and the Humane Society

Hey readers! What are you doing tomorrow night?! You should go check out the Golden Valley Animal Humane Society and meet Drew Butera from 5-7.

What's better than baseball and puppies? Ummm nothing.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Pineda for Valencia

On Sunday, The Boston Red Sox and our Minnesota Twins conducted a trade during the finale of the three game series that will send our Danny Valencia (third baseman) to the Sox Nation in exchange for their minor-league outfielder, Jeremias Pineda. 


Overall, this season with the Twins, Valencia hit .198 with two home runs and 17 RBI over 126 at-bats. He DID, however, lead the Twins in RBI in 2011 with 72 as he hit 15 home runs along with a .246 batting average, but his  defensive struggles angered the team’s coaches and he always seemed to be in Ron Gardenhire’s doghouse.... oops. 

As for Pineda, he hit .421 with 22 RBI and 14 stolen bases over 133 at-bats for Boston’s rookie league team. Prior to the 2011 season, the Sox signed him out of the Dominican Republic. 

And at just 21 years old, he may have some youthful potential, which can only mean good things for out Minnesota Twins. 

What do you think of this trade?

Morneau at his Best

Last night the Twins played at Progressive Field with a 14-3 victory over the Indians. What a game! It sure feels good to win, doesn't it, Twins?!

Justin Morneau was the star of the game, hitting two home runs to finally get to 200 career homers!

This is a big deal for Morneau, considering he has been focusing on healing after two concussions AND wrist surgery. When asked about it, Morneau said, "If you had asked me at some point last year if I would have even got to here, I wouldn't have been able to tell you for sure".

So, congrats, boy! Click here to check out the highlights of Morneau's great game!

Watch your Twins beat the Indians at Progressive Field again tonight at 6:10! Maybe Morneau can get a few more homers! :)