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Twins stars excited by Molitor hire, say he's great fit

MINNEAPOLIS -- Glen Perkins is excited to have another Golden Gopher on board. Joe Mauer gladly welcomes a fellow Cretin-Derham Hall alumni. But both Minnesota Twins players were looking forward to more than just those school ties when Paul Molitor was introduced as the next manager of the Twins on Tuesday. They, as well as others in Minnesota's clubhouse, have expressed a high...
Via Fox Sports North
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins pitcher Glen Perkins reminds the Royals of his World Series assistance

Glen Perkins reminds the Royals of his World Series assistance, tweets they can thank him later.I gave the Royals home field advantage with my save in ASG. They can thank me later.— Glen Perkins (@glenperkins) October 15, 2014Funny stuff. Almost as funny as the fact that the ASG is giving KC home field advantage.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins closer: Royals can thank me later for home-field advantage

The Kansas City Royals owe it all to Glen Perkins. OK, maybe the Minnesota Twins closer didn’t have that much to do with Kansas City’s four-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Central Series, but he’s technically the reason the Royals will have home-field advantage in the World Series when they take on either the St. Louis Cardinals or the San Francisco...
Via NESN.com
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins pitcher sends funny tweet to Royals

Twins closer Glen Perkins was happy for the Kansas City Royals after the Royals managed... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins shut down closer Perkins for rest of season

MINNEAPOLIS -- Glen Perkins' 2014 season is over. The Twins announced Friday that they're shutting down their All-Star closer for the final 10 games. Perkins was diagnosed with left forearm inflammation as well as secondary nerve irritation in his arm. It was noted by general manager Terry Ryan and team doctor John Steubs that there was no structural damage found in Perkins...
Via Fox Sports North
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins shut down closer Perkins for rest of season

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) All-Star closer Glen Perkins is being shut down for the season by the Minnesota Twins because of a strain and secondary nerve irritation in his left forearm. The Twins made the announcement on Friday. Perkins, a Minnesota native who signed a four-year, $22 million contract extension in March, had 34 saves in 41 chances. He blew three of his last five and posted...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins hot take from Ohio

Glen Perkins is on the shelf while getting his entire arm MRI’d. I’m not sure that is a verb. Anyway, the Twins find themselves without a closer for the remainder of the season, There has been some speculation as to who the Twins will use in that role for the remainder of the season. Michael Tonkin? Anthony Swarzak? Lester Oliiveros? Here’s my opinion. Are you ready? Here...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Doubleheader unkind to Twins again

Glen Perkins was on the mound for the first time since Sept. 4 and the Minnesota Twins were looking for some relief after playing doubleheaders in two of the past three days. Instead, Minnesota left with another deflating sweep. Perkins was faced with the heart of the Chicago White Sox order, which came through again as Chicago swept a doubleheader Saturday with a 7-6 win in the...
Via Fox Sports North
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Nathan & Perkins, McHugh, Norris Debut, Rowdy Tellez, Giants’ Arroyo

Joe Nathan and Glen Perkins agree that closers could earn more multiple-inning saves and throw more overall innings. But they don’t necessarily feel they should, and they certainly don’t see it happening. Once upon a time, it wasn’t all that uncommon for a team’s top bullpen arm to log a lot of action. Notable examples […]
Via Fangraphs
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Allowing hit in ninth finally burns Perkins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins closer Glen Perkins had been playing with fire lately, but it wasn't until Wednesday that he finally got burned. In each of his last six outings, the left-hander allowed at least one baserunner in the ninth inning. While he got the save in five of those games -- the other was a lopsided Minnesota loss -- he made things interesting, if at least for a brief...
Via Fox Sports North
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins monthly recap: July

Throughout the season, we'll take a look back at the month that was for the Minnesota Twins. Today marks the fourth installment, looking at a disappointing July that resulted in a few trades prior to Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline. June record: 11-15 Tyler Mason's player of the month: C Kurt Suzuki, .329 average, 10 RBI, 5 doubles July was a big month for Suzuki...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Perkins helps save much-needed victory for Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Not much has come easy for the Minnesota Twins this season. The ninth inning of Sunday's game against Chicago was no exception. After the Twins came back to take a lead in the seventh inning, the White Sox scored once in the eighth to cut Minnesota's lead to one. Yet even with All-Star closer Glen Perkins in to pitch the ninth, things got dicey for the Twins...
Via Fox Sports North
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Perkins, Suzuki honored to be part of Jeter's final All-Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS -- Glen Perkins isn't much of an autograph hound. So despite the fact that he was briefly teammates with Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter in Jeter's 14th and final All-Star Game, Perkins didn't bother asking "The Captain" to sign anything for him. Just being on the same team with Jeter, if only for a night, was memorable enough for the Twins closer...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

All-Star Game provides unforgettable finish for Perkins, Suzuki

MINNEAPOLIS -- This is how they dreamed it would happen. With the American League leading 5-3 heading into the top of the ninth inning in Tuesday's All-Star Game, neither Glen Perkins nor Kurt Suzuki had taken the field yet. AL manager John Farrell purposely saved the two Minnesota Twins representatives for the end. Out jogged Perkins, accompanied by the familiar strains of ...
Via Fox Sports North
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Perkins eagerly awaits All-Star opportunity in front of home crowd

MINNEAPOLIS -- Glen Perkins was on pins and needles. The Twins closer knew he was having a good first half of the 2014 season. But was it All-Star worthy? Perkins sure hoped so, especially given the location of this year's All-Star Game. Of course, the midsummer classic is not only held in Perkins' home park, but it's in the same state he grew up in. The Stillwater native...
Via Fox Sports North
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Twins have two all stars, are depressing.

The Twins and the state of Minnesota are hosting the 2014 All Star game, and that may or may not be leading to their receiving 2 players making the All Star Team, which was announced tonight. Glen Perkins, despite his ERA, is having one of his best seasons, if not THE best season of his career. He is striking out 12 per 9 innings, walking fewer and inducing more ground balls. His...
Via The Rhino and Compass
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Perkins, Suzuki staying home to represent Twins at All-Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS -- Another year, another Minnesota Twins catcher in the All-Star Game -- only this time it's not Joe Mauer. Kurt Suzuki earned his first All-Star selection of his eight-year career, and it comes in his first season with the Twins. He won't be alone in representing Minnesota when Target Field hosts of this year's All-Star Game. Twins closer Glen Perkins will...
Via Fox Sports North
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins players bobble heads like bobbleheads in odd commercial

The Minnesota Twins organization have developed a great reputation for coming up with creative, offbeat and quirky commercials over the years that have raised the bar for MLB teams when it comes to putting out immensely entertaining promotional spots (see here and here and here for a primer). The team’s most recent commercial promoting […] The post Twins players shake heads like...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Perkins records save of significance

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins closer Glen Perkins rarely shows emotion on the mound, not even during some of the biggest moments of a game. So when Perkins pumped his fist after striking out Chicago's Adam Dunn to seal Minnesota's 4-3 win Saturday, it was clear that the save was significant for Perkins. "I don't usually do too much out there after a game," Perkins said...
Via Fox Sports North
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Perkins hopes to represent home state in All-Star Game

Glen Perkins knows there's a chance, but he tries not to think about it. One year after making his first career All-Star Game, the Twins closer could be in line to make a return trip this season. That would be extra special for the Stillwater, Minn., native to play in the midsummer classic in his home state and his home ballpark. But with more than a month to go before the All...
Via Fox Sports North
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Relief pitching doing their work

As the starting pitching rotation continues to find its groove for the Minnesota Twins, some relievers have stepped up to help keep the game under control. Casey Fien, Brian Duensing and Glen Perkins have all settled into their respective roles as relievers and have pitched fairly well against opposing teams.   Casey Fien In 21 game appearances, Fien has a 3-1 record and a 1.80...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Perkins raises money to 'strikeout cancer' to help Gophers pitching coach

MINNEAPOLIS -- Glen Perkins has known Todd Oakes for years, but it wasn't until Perkins became a professional baseball player that his relationship with the Golden Gophers pitching coach truly grew. Oakes helped Perkins become the Big Ten Pitcher of the Year and a first-round draft pick during his time at the University of Minnesota. Once Perkins moved on to a career with the...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabermetrics becoming popular, but not in Twins clubhouse

For as long as baseball has been around, there have been statistics to accompany the game. Hits. Home runs. Wins. Losses. Batting average. These basic measurements of success and failure are a staple of our national pastime. They're the numbers that the casual fans associate with the most. They're on the backs of baseball cards and displayed prominently on scoreboards in...
Via Fox Sports North
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Rhino and Compass
April 10, 2014  |  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...
Via Fox Sports North
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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