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2014’s Greatest Hits

As the Rhino and Compass marches on towards 2015 with the rest of the world, it’s only fitting that we take a look back at 2014. Personally, 2015 was an incredible year, and I like to think that my experiences this year will only make the site better going forward. A special thanks to Steve, Eric and the other Eric, and most of all to my new wife Katie for helping me keep this...
Via The Rhino and Compass
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

A not Optimistic Twins Discussion

Hello all.  You know what's weird?  We are sitting here, the day before the World Series starts at the end of a season where the Twins fired their manager and I haven't written one word about it.  I still love baseball.  I've still watched almost every playoff game possible.  I have a strong rooting interest in the Royals over the boring and overused Giants.  I still care about...
Via Down with Goldy
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Kurt Suzuki Avoids Tag At Home Plate With Crazy Elusive Slide (Video)

Sometimes, all it takes is a good slide — just ask Minnesota Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki. Minnesota trailed the Kansas City Royals by one in the seventh inning Sunday night. With Suzuki on third base and shortstop Danny Santana at the plate, the Twins had a golden opportunity to tie the game up. But Santana hit a weak ground ball to Royals first baseman Billy Butler that didn’t...
Via NESN.com
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Guthrie looking for third straight road start in Minnesota finale

The Kansas City Royals had shown quite a knack for timely hitting before enduring an offensive hiccup Saturday. Minnesota catcher Kurt Suzuki's red-hot run against the Royals saw no interruption. Kansas City looks to rebound after just its third loss in 17 games and keep Suzuki at bay Sunday against the Twins. The Royals (67-55) had averaged 5.3 runs while winning 11 of 12 but were...
Via AP on Fox
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Guthrie looking for third straight road start in Minnesota finale

The Kansas City Royals had shown quite a knack for timely hitting before enduring an offensive hiccup Saturday. Minnesota catcher Kurt Suzuki's red-hot run against the Royals saw no interruption. Kansas City looks to rebound after just its third loss in 17 games and keep Suzuki at bay Sunday against the Twins. The Royals (67-55) had averaged 5.3 runs while winning 11 of 12 but were...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins hold off Royals, 4-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Phil Hughes threw seven sharp innings, Kurt Suzuki hit his third homer of the season and the Minnesota Twins beat first-place Kansas City 4-1 on Saturday night to snap the Royals' three-game winning streak. Hughes (13-8) allowed one run, seven hits and struck out six to outlast hard-throwing rookie Yordano Ventura (9-9), who threw six innings of one-hit ball before...
Via AP on Fox
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins hold off Royals, 4-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Phil Hughes threw seven sharp innings, Kurt Suzuki hit his third homer of the season and the Minnesota Twins beat first-place Kansas City 4-1 on Saturday night to snap the Royals' three-game winning streak. Hughes (13-8) allowed one run, seven hits and struck out six to outlast hard-throwing rookie Yordano Ventura (9-9), who threw six innings of one-hit ball before...
Via Fox Sports North
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Hunter, Suzuki propel Twins, snap Royals' three-game win streak

  Phil Hughes threw seven sharp innings, Kurt Suzuki hit his third homer of the season and the Minnesota Twins beat first-place Kansas City 4-1 on Saturday night to snap the Royals' three-game winning streak. Hughes (13-8) allowed one run, seven hits and struck out six to outlast hard-throwing rookie Yordano Ventura (9-9), who threw six innings of one-hit ball before the Twins broke...
Via AP on Fox
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals' three-game win streak snapped by 4-1 loss to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Phil Hughes threw seven sharp innings, Kurt Suzuki hit his third homer of the season and the Minnesota Twins beat first-place Kansas City 4-1 on Saturday night to snap the Royals' three-game winning streak. Hughes (13-8) allowed one run, seven hits and struck out six to outlast hard-throwing rookie Yordano Ventura (9-9), who threw six innings of one-hit ball before...
Via AP on Fox
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Hughes goes 7, Suzuki homers, Twins top Royals 4-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Phil Hughes threw seven sharp innings, Kurt Suzuki hit his third homer of the season and the Minnesota Twins beat first-place Kansas City 4-1 on Saturday night to snap the Royals' three-game winning streak. Hughes (13-8) allowed one run, seven hits and struck out six to outlast hard-throwing rookie Yordano Ventura (9-9), who threw six innings of one-hit ball before...
Via AP on Fox
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals' three-game win streak snapped by 4-1 loss to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Phil Hughes threw seven sharp innings, Kurt Suzuki hit his third homer of the season and the Minnesota Twins beat first-place Kansas City 4-1 on Saturday night to snap the Royals' three-game winning streak. Hughes (13-8) allowed one run, seven hits and struck out six to outlast hard-throwing rookie Yordano Ventura (9-9), who threw six innings of one-hit ball before...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Athletics Come Back to Haunt Oakland

With the flurry of trades, acquisitions and other moves Billy Beane routinely makes each season, it is no surprise that there are a massive amount of players in the MLB that have at one time or another been on the A’s roster. It is unorthodox, however, that these former Athletics always seem to put a pounding on their former club. Sunday was no different, as Kurt Suzuki (OAK, 2007...
Via BaySportsNet
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Big hits drive Twins' skid-busting win over A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Kurt Suzuki hit a tiebreaking double and Josh Willingham added two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Minnesota Twins snapped a 12-game losing streak to Oakland by beating the Athletics 6-1 on Sunday. Brian Dozier connected for his 20th homer in the first before Suzuki and Willingham -- both former A's players -- each had a big hit against Luke Gregerson...
Via AP on Fox
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins beat A's 6-1, snap 12-game skid vs. Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Kurt Suzuki hit a tiebreaking double and Josh Willingham added two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Minnesota Twins snapped a 12-game losing streak to Oakland by beating the Athletics 6-1 on Sunday. Brian Dozier connected for his 20th homer in the first before Suzuki and Willingham - both former A's players - each had a big hit against Luke Gregerson...
Via AP on Fox
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Big hits drive Twins' skid-busting win over A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Kurt Suzuki hit a tiebreaking double and Josh Willingham added two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Minnesota Twins snapped a 12-game losing streak to Oakland by beating the Athletics 6-1 on Sunday. Brian Dozier connected for his 20th homer in the first before Suzuki and Willingham -- both former A's players -- each had a big hit against Luke Gregerson...
Via Fox Sports North
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Getting STATy With It: 2014 Luckiest Pitchers, Updated

As I type this, I'm in a small, but expected depression as a disgruntled Mets fan living in Minnesota after today's non-waiver trade deadline. In the middle of thermal packaging related activities, I saw deal and deal and deal swing by. All I get from both the teams that I follow most? A Kurt Suzuki extension. Oye. All that did was disgruntle me more, as I like Josmil Pinto quite...
Via Razzball
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins have successful trade deadline day, might not be done dealing

The official announcement came from the Minnesota Twins shortly after 10 a.m. CT Thursday that they had traded outfielder Sam Fuld to Oakland for left-hander Tommy Milone. It was one of the earlier trades made on the final day of Major League Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline, and it was expected to be the first of at least a few moves made by the Twins that day. Instead, all...
Via Fox Sports North
August 01, 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. Not only was...
Via Fox Sports North
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Kurt Suzuki meets the front office

[Kurt Suzuki is called into the Twins front office] KS: Hey guys. Is this is it? Am I traded? Terry Ryan: No, Kurt, we want to work on an extension with you! KS: Mr. Ryan, I really want you to reconsider this, for your own good. I – TR: Hold on for just a second, Kurt. [Terry Ryan speaks on the phone]: No. No. Yes, we value him highly. He’s playing hardball but we are really...
Via The Rhino and Compass
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins News: Minnesota signs Kurt Suzuki to two-year, $12 million extension

The Minnesota Twins have signed catcher Kurt Suzuki to a two-year, $12 million contract extension that includes a vesting option for 2017, the team announced.We knew that the two sides were talking about a deal, but multiple reports suggested that a deal was not close early this afternoon. Suzuki and the Twins moved quickly on a deal and it ended up getting done.#452944842 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins lock up catcher Suzuki for at least two more years

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki's name was mentioned amid the trade rumors as Thursday's trade deadline approached. Instead of dealing the All-Star catcher, Minnesota locked him up for at least two more years. The Twins announced shortly after Thursday's 3 p.m. CT trade deadline that they signed Suzuki to a two-year, $12 million contract extension, with a vesting option...
Via Fox Sports North
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins News: Kurt Suzuki negotiating new contract

The Minnesota Twins are re-opening extension talks with their catcher, Kurt Suzuki, according to a report by Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.Source: #Twins again talking to Suzuki about extension. Reasonable chance it gets done.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2014 #452934414 / gettyimages.comSuzuki, 30-years-old, is having a career-year offensively this year with the Twins...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Nats Milone, Suzuki Mentioned In Deadline Day Talks

Two former Washington Nationals have been involved in trade deadline talks today. Former starting pitcher Tommy Malone, who was part of the deal that brought Gio Gonzalez to Washington from the Athletics, has been traded to the Minnesota Twins. The A’s will get Sam Fuld in return. Fuld goes to Oakland in Milone deal. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 31, 2014 Former catcher and...
Via The Nats Blog
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins could be trade partner as deadline nears

When things went south a few games after the All-Star break, it was obvious that the Minnesota Twins would be sellers at the trade deadline. After losing three games to Tampa Bay out of the break, the Twins fell even further out of contention and inched closer to a fourth straight losing season. The comments from general manager Terry Ryan seemed to back up the notion that Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign A.J. Pierzynski

Earlier today, I wrote for Sports Rumor Alert that the St. Louis Cardinals, who are in need of a catcher, were interested in trading for Minnesota Twins' Kurt Suzuki. The Cardinals appear to be moving in a different direction, however.The Cardinals are working on a deal with recently released catcher A.J. Pierzynski, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.#451819328...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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