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With the trade deadline quickly approaching, I'm going to start looking at which teams will be buyers and which will be sellers. I'll start with the sellers, teams looking to deal current/proven players for future potential (or save money). In my opinion there are 7 teams that will be sellers barring a HUGE run in June (Minnesota Twins, Seattle Mariners, Oakland A's, Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies), 6 teams that will probably end up being sellers but it's too early to tell for sure (Kansas City Royals, Toronto Blue Jays, Miami Marlins, Philladelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers and New York Mets) and there are 6 other teams that I could see being sellers should things go poorly over the next couple weeks though at this time I'd put them on the buyers side. (Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates and Arizona Diamondbacks). I'll start with the seven 'sure thing' sel...
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MINNEAPOLIS Scott Diamond has never been one to back down from a challenge.
When the left-hander didn't make the Twins' Opening Day roster out of spring training, it was a challenge. He responded by pitching well with Triple-A Rochester and earning a promotion to the majors. Diamond made his 2012 debut on May 8 and has since become Minnesota's most consistent starting...
With the trade deadline on the horizon, who knows what will happen. Liriano has definitely beefed up his value as has Denard Span and Joe Mauer. Although, I don't think that many teams would want to eat Joe's enormous contract, it's definitely something that Ryan should at least entertain, if he hasn't already.
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MINNEAPOLIS Liam Hendriks just can't find that first Major League victory.
The Twins right-hander was hit with the loss Tuesday as Minnesota fell 3-0 to the visiting Chicago White Sox. It was Hendriks' 11th career start over the past two seasons, and he fell to 0-7 in the majors with Tuesday's defeat.
"Eleven and counting. I'm still searching for that No....
MINNEAPOLIS Nick Blackburn was at a loss for words Wednesday when asked what more he can do to turn things around, shortly after he and the Minnesota Twins fell, 12-5, to the Chicago White Sox.The Twins are seemingly out of options, too, meaning they have no choice but to keep Blackburn in the rotation. Wednesday's outing was his worst this month, as the right-hander allowed...
MINNEAPOLIS Stealing a base is both an art form and a mind game. It often requires speed, sure, but a base stealer must rely perhaps more on instincts than his speed to advance 90 feet from first base to second.There are plenty of factors involved in a steal. The pitcher on the mound often dictates a player's ability to take a sizeable lead at first base. A quick move may cut...
The Minnesota Twins placed closer Matt Capps on the disabled list Monday with right shoulder tendinitis. Capps’ role will be split between Glen Perkins and Jared Burton, as each of them picked up two saves last week in place of Capps. Since manager Ron Gardenhire seems to be determining the ninth inning role based on matchups, Burton as the right-handed pitcher figures to see...
MINNEAPOLIS Some how, some way, the Minnesota Twins were only 7.5 games out of first place in the American League Central after beating the visiting Chicago White Sox on Monday. Given how deep of a hole the Twins have dug themselves into, that number just didn't seem right.
Minnesota dropped the second game of the series Tuesday to Chicago to fall back to 8.5 games out of first...
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins optioned right-hander Jeff Manship to Triple-A Rochester and recalled right-hander Kyle Waldrop after Wednesday's game. Waldrop will join the Twins for Friday's series opener against Kansas City.Manship allowed three runs on five hits in one inning of relief in Wednesday's 12-5 loss to the White Sox. It raised his ERA on the season to...
Not even his second quality start was enough for Minnesota Twins right-hander Liam Hendriks to get his first major league win. Hendriks scattered five hits over 6 1/3 innings and struck out five against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, but he and the Twins emerged with a 3-2 loss. Hendriks paid for hanging a slider to Alex Rios, who belted a two-run homer in the fourth inning...
Francisco Liriano spoiled Kevin Youkilis' first game with Chicago, throwing a season-high seven innings to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 4-1 victory over the White Sox on Monday night.
Making his first start against the rival White Sox since his no-hitter in Chicago nearly 14 months ago, Liriano (2-7) allowed just three singles, two walks and a double. The left-hander struck...
The Minnesota Twins (30-42, 7.5 GB) will take on the Chicago White Sox (38-35, 0.0 GB) tonight at 7:10 CT with Liam Hendricks (0-4, 7.39) on the hill versus Gavin Floyd (5-7, 5.20).
Hendricks has been struggling to say the least with a 9.92 ERA over his last four starts and it's amazing that he is even in a major league rotation. Just goes to show you how much this Twins...
Gavin Floyd finally solved the Minnesota Twins with nine strikeouts in seven shutout innings and Alex Rios homered to help the Chicago White Sox to a 3-2 victory on Tuesday night.
Floyd (6-7) didn't walk a batter and increased his scoreless streak to 13 1-3 innings while beating the Twins for just the fifth time in 17 career starts. Rios added a single and a stolen base to go...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Francisco Liriano spoiled Kevin Youkilis' first game with Chicago, throwing a season-high seven innings to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 4-1 victory over the White Sox on Monday night.
Making his first start against the rival White Sox since his no-hitter in Chicago nearly 14 months ago, Liriano (2-7) allowed just three singles, two walks and a double. The...