| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:25 PM
1. Red Sox (3): Return of Clay Buchholz looks like best pitching addition any team has made. But the biggest reason to like the Red Sox is the lineup that combines brains and brawn.
2. A's (7): This year, they're not flying under the radar as the...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:08 PM
"What I want to avoid is the middle ground. It'd be nice to make the playoffs or get a protected draft pick. We're not hiding that. There's no glory in 78 wins instead of 73. Who cares?''
— Cubs President Theo Epstein to me in spring training...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:33 PM
Two years ago, when the Red Sox were opening their state-of-the-art spring training facility only 5 miles away from the Twins' good-enough one, Ron Gardenhire noted how little things change around the Lee County Sports Complex.
"I'm glad I got a new...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Here we go again.
Thanks to a handful of words Theo Epstein didn't say the other day in Milwaukee, it's time for the semi-annual Joe Girardi Watch in the Chicago media and around Midwestern taverns. The default option as the next manager of the Cubs...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:40 PM
CHICAGO -- Scott Diamond pitched into the seventh inning for his first win since June, and the Minnesota Twins avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Wednesday.
Diamond (6-11) allowed three runs and five hits in 6-1/3...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 10:35 PM
MINNEAPOLIS -- Jarrod Parker’s strong outing wasn’t enough to help the Oakland Athletics extend their division lead.
Parker looked in control against Minnesota, but Josh Willingham homered twice -- once off Parker early, and again off...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 1:29 PM
I don't own a crystal ball, but I sometimes pretend I do for professional reasons. This is one of those times, if you will indulge me.
Based on the latest vibrations coming my direction, I expect to see the Twins call a news conference sometime in the...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 11:25 PM
HOUSTON -- The Minnesota Twins twice clawed their way back into Wednesday’s game against the Houston Astros. Once they fell behind a third time, it was simply too late for another chance.
Trevor Crowe hit an RBI single in the bottom of the...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 10:12 PM
HOUSTON -- Minnesota rookie Chris Colabello admitted he was putting too much pressure on himself as he struggled through a terrible offensive skid.
Once he settled down, he started to feel better at the plate and on Monday he broke out of his slump...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 10:42 PM
MINNEAPOLIS -- With 31 games to go, the Minnesota Twins have already set a team record for strikeouts in a season.
Yes, the whole year for this team has been one big swing and a miss.
Salvador Perez homered twice for Kansas City, had four hits and...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 10:56 PM
DETROIT -- Chris Herrmann thought he had missed his chance to give the Minnesota Twins a much-needed win in a road series.
But his second RBI double of the game broke an eighth-inning tie and helped the Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 7-6 on Thursday....