GLEN PERKINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Does having demonstrative players matter?

  Yesterday, Glen Perkins struck out the A’s Josh Donaldson, and started yelling some stuff. Who knows what was yelled, but it irked Donaldson, and he started to saunter over to Perkins. The Twins rushed to come between Donaldson and Perkins, the A’s spilled out of their dugout, there was posturing and warnings were given out. Ultimately, this will be a story that is forgotten...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins show fight during mild, late-game altercation

MINNEAPOLIS -- By bench-clearing standards, what took place Wednesday between Minnesota and Oakland was relatively tame. But by the Twins' standards, the scuffle along the first base line during Minnesota's 7-4 loss was a bit out of character. It all started when Twins closer Glen Perkins struck out Oakland third baseman Josh Donaldson for the final out of the 10th inning...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

For Twins closer Perkins, life is good at start of 2014 season

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Some of Glen Perkins' first memories growing up as a baseball fan were of watching the Minnesota Twins win the 1991 World Series. Scott Erickson. Frank Viola and Kent Hrbek, because they were lefties like him. Homer hankies. The ear-splitting Metrodome. Staying in his native Minnesota appealed to Glen Perkins and his family. That's why he asked for --...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Twins do care what you think!

From a strictly win-loss standpoint, the closer role is primarily a luxury. Who needs is a closer if you are so rarely in contention for a big win? And if your bullpen is solid, why do you need one guy in particular handling the final inning of certain games? I came to the opinion that most contracts given to closers were wastes of cash long before the majority of the league did...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins nail down Perkins until '17

Glen PerkinsThe Twins signed closer Glen Perkins to a multi-year contract extension worth $21.5 million. The deal is good through the 2017 season with an option for 2018. Perkins has been successful since his move to the closer role in 2012 and saved 36 games for the Twins in 2013 with an ERA of 2.30. A Stillwater native, he's another hometown boy on the squad along with Mauer...
Via High Cheez
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins sign closer Glen Perkins to contract extension

Glen Perkins was already under team control through 2015, with a team option for 2016, but the Twins and their 31-year-old closer have agreed to an extension that runs through at least 2017. Perkins is a Minnesota native who starred for the University of Minnesota and is very active in local charities (along with being a really good, fan-friendly follow on Twitter), so it’s no...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

This round's on me: Glen Perkins hooks up Twins fans

MINNEAPOLIS -- The rain delay at Target Field on Saturday night lasted exactly two hours and four minutes. Plenty of time for the Twins' closer to express his gratitude toward a group of fans for riding it out. At some point during a respite that drove many fans away from an already-thin contingent -- Minnesota trailed 4-0 after 3 innings when the tarps first came out -- Glen...
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September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins reliever Perkins taking game to next level

Glen Perkins insists he's not trying to strike out every batter he faces. It only seems that way for the Minnesota Twins closer. Since taking over as the team's closer midway through last season, Perkins has been lights-out in the ninth inning. This year, the Twins left-hander is a perfect 6-for-6 in save situations. Over his last four outings, he's struck out at least...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins Perkins honored to get WBC nod

ST. PAUL, Minn. Throughout his entire seven-year major league career, Glen Perkins has known only one uniform: the red, white and blue of the Minnesota Twins. This March, though, Perkins will don another uniform of the same colors when he represents the United States in the World Baseball Classic. Perkins, the Twins' 29-year-old closer, found out the news last Friday when he...
Via Fox Sports North
January 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins give Perkins three-year extension

FORT MYERS, Fla. The Minnesota Twins have signed reliever Glen Perkins to a three-year contract extension worth a guaranteed 10.3 million, the team announced Thursday. The contract also includes a club option for the 2016 season. That means Perkins, who grew up in Stillwater, Minn., will be staying with his hometown team for the foreseeable future. "I think the most important...
Via Fox Sports North
March 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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