Welcome Aboard, Jonathan Nwankwo!

I sort of feel like he has one too many Ws in his name, but it doesn't matter because those are now our Ws as Jonathan Nwankwo committed to your favorite basketball team over the weekend after registering for an account on Gopher Hole during his official visit and chatting with friends all weekend, then breaking the news on the message board.  He's a 6-10, 245 lb. center with a...
Via Down with Goldy
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Swimming against the strikeout tide

Never in the history of Major League Baseball has the strikeout been as prevalent as it is in today's game. The rate has risen every year and 2014 stands to break another record as the average strikeout rate in baseball is 7.73 strikeouts per nine. Even so, there are a few throwbacks to a bygone era whose current strikeout rates would not have been league average unless they pitched...
Via The Flagrant Fan
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins, Guerrier happy with reliever's return to Target Field

MINNEAPOLIS -- It's been a few years since Matt Guerrier has been to Target Field, so the drive to the park Tuesday was a bit of an adventure for the former -- and now current -- Twins reliever. Guerrier, who signed a minor-league deal with Minnesota this offseason, was called up from Triple-A Rochester last Wednesday while the Twins were on the road. That means Tuesday was his first...
Via Fox Sports North
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Guerrier set to return to Twins bullpen

Matt Guerrier's return to Minnesota is finally here. The Twins announced after Wednesday's game that the right-handed reliver will be recalled from Triple-A Rochester. To make room for Guerrier on the roster, left-hander Logan Darnelly was optioned back to Rochester. Guerrier was invited to big-league spring training this year after signing a minor-league deal with the Twins this...
Via Fox Sports North
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Who’s In, Who’s Out and Who’s On The Bubble

                                                          Andrew Burton/Getty Images Jacob Papke Staff Writer After having competitions for the final rotation spot, the bullpen, centerfield, the bench and DH, the Twins have widdled it down to a lucky few. The Bullpen Matt Guerrier – After signing this winter as a non roster invitee Guerrier was considered...
Via TopSportsReport
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

AL Central 2014 Team Previews: Minnesota Twins

We will start off our previews of the White Sox AL Central competition by taking a look at the Minnesota Twins.  The Twins finished in fourth place last year with a record of 66-96, or three games better than the White Sox.  They aren’t expected to be much better this year but that has never seemed to matter to the piranhas before. First, a look at their roster changes...
Via Grab Some Bench
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Strikes Your Out, Or Not?

JACOB PAPKE MLB WRITER After battling through injuries Jason Kubel, Matt Guerrier and Jason Bartlett are all back in Twins uniforms and trying to show they still deserve to be in the majors. Jason Kubel After a terrible 2013 Jason Kubel and the Twins agreed on a 1 year minor league deal earlier this offseason. After spending his first 6 season with the Twins Kubel signed a 2 year...
Via TopSportsReport
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins notebook: Minnesota's pitchers endure rough outing vs. Baltimore

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Through the first week of spring training games, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire had been relatively happy with how his pitchers had looked. That changed in a hurry Wednesday night. Minnesota's collection of pitchers was hit hard and hit often by the Baltimore Orioles, surrendering 12 hits in an 11-5 loss at Hammond Stadium. It didn't help that the Twins' defense...
Via Fox Sports North
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins notes: Josmil Pinto still day-to-day with back stiffness, Matt Guerrier close to facing hitters

Minnesota Twins catcher Josmil Pinto is still trying to overcome the back stiffness that has seen him sitting out for most of the team's sessions thus far. Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Pinto is not going to play in the Twins' spring training opener on Thursday and he still needs to participate in a full day of activities before the team's trainers will...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Guerrier and Twins agree to minor league deal

The Minnesota Twins have brought back another player from their division title teams of the previous decade: Matt Guerrier. The Twins announced Wednesday that Guerrier had agreed to a minor league contract and will attend big league spring training. The 35-year-old right-handed reliever had a 3.38 ERA in 472 innings with the Twins from 2004-10. They won the AL Central four times...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Another reunion: Twins sign reliever Guerrier

MINNEAPOLIS -- Another former Twin is back in the fold in Minnesota. The Twins announced Wednesday that right-handed reliever Matt Guerrier has signed a minor-league deal and has an invitation to major league spring training. He joins Jason Bartlett and Jason Kubel as former Twins who have a chance to make the team again in 2014. Bartlett, Kubel and Guerrier were teammates in Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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