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What else can baseball fans do in January but dream of October? In You May Say I'm a Dreamer, the Outside Corner staff will imagine the route to a World Series in 2013 title for all 30 teams.
You want improbable? How's *this* for improbable: the Minnesota Twins are World Champions despite a patchwork, mediocre rotation and an offense that seemed to be better in 2008 than in 2013. But despite all of that, the Twins climbed baseball's highest peak in 2013, and there's a party in Minnesota for the new champions.
Energized by a solid performance in the World Baseball Classic, Twins first baseman Justin Morneau finally got his game back on track after what essentially was two and a half lost seasons. Morneau blasted 35 homers, a career-high, OPSed .974, and put together a six win season, also the best of his career. While that sets him up well going into free agency this offseason, it didn't matter for the Twins. They got their title.
Morneau was support...
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Ask the casual fan about the Minnesota Twins, and you'll probably be amused by the responses. Everyone can probably name Joe Mauer, most can name Justin Morneau, and then...uh, well, I bet that some can come up with the name Josh Willingham. And then, nothing. How many casual fans can name even one member of the Twins pitching staff? What I'm trying to imply is that while...
The Minnesota Twins have made another round of cuts in spring training, optioning six players Monday to minor league camp.
The team announced that catcher Chris Herrmann was optioned to Triple-A Rochester, while pitchers B.J. Hermsen, Trevor May and Michael Tonkin, catcher Josmil Pinto and infielder Danny Santana were optioned to Double-A New Britain.
None of those moves came as...
Continuing from this morning's season preview of the Minnesota Twins...
Simply put, will the Minnesota rotation be good enough to push them into contention in 2013?
The Twins rotation is...well, calling them a motley bunch might not be the appropriate terminology. The Opening Day status of their best starter from a year ago, Scott Diamond, is up in the air after he had...
It really wasn’t that long ago that the Minnesota Twins were the class of the AL Central -- from 2001 to 2010, the Twins finished first or second in the division eight times. That’s an incredible run for a small-market club, even if they could never figure out a way past the Yankees. After muddling through two years of injuries, bad pitching and back-to-back last-place finishes...
In the This Is My Nightmare series, we'll take a look at what the absolute worst case scenario for each team would be in 2013. Think of it as the negative complement to our You May Say I'm A Dreamer series that we'll be running during our preview series.
I think the last two seasons were enough of a nightmare for the Minnesota Twins. The team lost 96 games in 2012...
By Craig HandelSpecial to FOXSportsNorth.com
FORT MYERS, Fla. Six years. Maybe seven.
That's the last time Rich Harden's shoulder felt as good as it has the past few weeks.
His right arm has been at the right angle, his elbow where it should be. The ball came out of his hand the way he wanted, and what's best is he's starting to throw instinctively.
We've completed previews for four of the six divisions across baseball, and today, we start our fifth: the AL Central. The Tigers won the division last year after being favored heavily before the season, but not without a huge challenge from the Chicago White Sox. In 2013, the Tigers and White Sox looked primed to contend again, with the Royals potentially being a dark horse...
PORT CHARLOTTE (AP) Sure, Desmond Jennings wants to see more pitches per at-bat. Yes, he'd like to take more walks this season. And maybe this is the year he finally masters the bunt.
But the Tampa Bay Rays center fielder and leadoff man sees his job as a simple one: get on base.
He did that two more times on a Monday night, but the Minnesota Twins rallied to tie it in the...
The very first time I took my son to a baseball game was a Twins-White Sox game at the Cell. It was a pretty good experience, with a Justin Morneau three-run bomb being the game-winning hit while Juan Uribe hit a solo shot for the Sox that almost made it to us in the bleachers. The boy was younger then, and was bored to tears so he kind of fell asleep after the stretch. Later...