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Week 21 MLB Waiver Wire: The Playoff Push

It was my first year playing Fantasy Football. Somehow, my team was a single win away from squeaking into the playoffs. I say somehow because not only was it my first year, but my competition was twice, even three times my age at the time. I was sitting at my desk with my very ugly Dell computer, trying to set my lineup. On one hand, I had a player who I drafted in the very early...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
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On Deck: Tigers at Twins

Fresh off their first series win on the road against an AL opponent in more than a month, the Detroit Tigers head north to take on the Minnesota Twins in a big divisional matchup this weekend at Target Field. The Tigers (68-57; 2nd AL Central) see this as a big opportunity to get back on track after a dismal month of August so far. The Twins (56-70; Last in AL Central) are struggling...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Links of the Day 8/22/14

Hello! Happy weekend! Ilya Bryzgalov would like to come back to Minnesota.  The details of the Kevin Love trade are beginning to look very good for Minnesota.  Michael Vick doesn’t have time for a hardware upgrade.  SCOREBOARD MLB Minnesota 4, Cleveland 1 – The Twins have the true ace: Phil Hughes,
Via The Rhino and Compass
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hartman: Ryan, Gardenhire expected to return to Twins

He also implied he will return as GM next season if his health continues to improve, a decision he won’t make until the end of the year. Ryan had surgery to remove cancer from his neck in February and radiation treatments before returning to work full-time in June. Ryan was asked if he wants to come back next season. “Let me get through the year,” he said. “Like everything...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Despite fingernail problem, Hughes pitching like Twins ace

MINNEAPOLIS -- Not even a cracked fingernail can slow Phil Hughes down. The Twins right-hander has looked the part of a staff ace this month, continuing with another solid performance in Thursday's series finale against Cleveland. Hughes allowed just one run in seven innings while striking out eight Indians in Minnesota's 4-1 victory. During the game, though, a fingernail...
Via Fox Sports North
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Twins avert sweep with 4-1 win vs Indians

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kennys Vargas homered and sparked rallies with two other hits, leading the Minnesota Twins past Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians 4-1 Thursday. Phil Hughes (14-8) struck out eight over seven innings to forge a four-way tie for the American League lead in victories, with Rick Porcello, Max Scherzer and Scott Kazmir. Trevor Plouffe put the Twins back in front...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins avoid sweep, top Indians 4-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kennys Vargas homered and sparked rallies with two other hits, leading the Minnesota Twins past Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians 4-1 Thursday. Phil Hughes (14-8) struck out eight over seven innings to forge a four-way tie for the American League lead in victories, with Rick Porcello, Max Scherzer and Scott Kazmir. Trevor Plouffe put the Twins back in front...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins avoid sweep, top Indians 4-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kennys Vargas homered and sparked rallies with two other hits, leading the Minnesota Twins past Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians 4-1 Thursday. Phil Hughes (14-8) struck out eight over seven innings to forge a four-way tie for the American League lead in victories, with Rick Porcello, Max Scherzer and Scott Kazmir. Trevor Plouffe put the Twins back in front...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins avert sweep with 4-1 win vs Indians

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kennys Vargas homered and sparked rallies with two other hits, leading the Minnesota Twins past Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians 4-1 Thursday. Phil Hughes (14-8) struck out eight over seven innings to forge a four-way tie for the American League lead in victories, with Rick Porcello, Max Scherzer and Scott Kazmir. Trevor Plouffe put the Twins back in front...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Aces square off as Indians go for sweep

While Phil Hughes has pitched very well for the Minnesota Twins of late, Cleveland's Corey Kluber has been even better. Looking to win a seventh straight decision Thursday, Kluber can help the Indians to a road series sweep by preventing Hughes from improving to 4-0 in as many starts this month. Among the major league leaders in ERA, Kluber (13-6, 2.41 ERA) is 6-0 with a 1.31...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Aces square off as Indians go for sweep

While Phil Hughes has pitched very well for the Minnesota Twins of late, Cleveland's Corey Kluber has been even better. Looking to win a seventh straight decision Thursday, Kluber can help the Indians to a road series sweep by preventing Hughes from improving to 4-0 in as many starts this month. Among the major league leaders in ERA, Kluber (13-6, 2.41 ERA) is 6-0 with a 1.31...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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Daily SP Rankings: Thursday, Aug 21

Despite having 14 fewer pitching options, Thursday has just one fewer starter ranked 100 or better than Wednesday. Madison Bumgarner, Zack Greinke, and Corey Kluber headline the day’s probables in some very juicy matchups. David Price is there, too, but he doesn’t rate quite as high as those three in his return to Tampa. Dallas Keuchel is getting penalized a little for the ballpark...
Via Baseball Professor
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Gold or Pyrite?

Hello fantasy baseball fans and amateur geologists! Today, we dig in for another round of "Fantasy Baseball Gold or Pyrite? For all the newbies who missed out on the fun we had last time around, this game is pretty simple. I look at players that are at the top of the ESPN 15-day player rater (that aren't already household names like Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw, Yasiel...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

This Week In Tribe 8/19-24: Taking It Easy

The past few weeks have seen the Indians face off against a daunting list of play-off contenders. After losing a four game split series against the Reds, Cleveland has won series against both the Yankees (four games back in the Wild Card race) and the Orioles (the leaders in the East) and moved to within six games of first in the Central and five back in the Wild Card. After this...
Via Burning River Baseball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What will the Twins rotation look like next season?

The Twins, at 11 games out of first place, are at a point where they can safely begin thinking of next year. I do believe that it’s important to continue to show strides this year. As many complaints as they have had, they haven’t hit their late season swoon yet, and they have a very good chance at 70 wins this season. It would show the players on the roster that there is hope...
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5 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports North
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Hughes Finally Found the Right Breaking Balls

Last year was a tough one for Phil Hughes. Worse than that. “Last year was a disaster for me,” Hughes admitted to me before a August game with the A’s in Oakland. But this year has been much better. He’s top fifteen in strikeouts minus walks, a pretty solid (if simple) way to measure starting […]
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Location, location, location: Hughes on the mark in Twins win

MINNEAPOLIS -- A trend emerged for Twins right-hander Phil Hughes through four innings Tuesday against San Diego. The leadoff batter of each inning couldn't help but stand there and watch as strike three from Hughes crossed home plate. Padres batters Everth Cabrera, Jedd Gyorko, Chris Nelson and Tommy Medica all fell victim as Hughes racked up a season-high nine strikeouts, five...
Via Fox Sports North
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Location, location, location: Hughes on the mark in Twins win

MINNEAPOLIS -- A trend emerged for Twins right-hander Phil Hughes through four innings Tuesday against San Diego. The leadoff batter of each inning couldn't help but stand there and watch as strike three from Hughes crossed home plate. Padres batters Everth Cabrera, Jedd Gyorko, Chris Nelson and Tommy Medica all fell victim as Hughes racked up a season-high nine strikeouts, five...
Via Fox Sports North
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Vargas leads Twins over Padres, 3-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kennys Vargas hit a three-run homer in his first home game for Minnesota, powering the Twins past Jesse Hahn and the San Diego Padres 3-1 on Tuesday night. Phil Hughes had a season-high nine strikeouts in six innings to snap a three-start losing streak. Glen Perkins earned his 28th save in 31 attempts despite giving up a pair of singles in the ninth. Yonder Alonso...
Via Fox Sports North
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Hughes Hides For Cover From Invisible Ball (Video)

Phil Hughes had quite the embarrassing moment on the mound in Thursday’s game. To say he was a little panicked after the ball went flying in the total opposite direction of him is an understatement… Hughes had no choice but to giggle at himself @TwinsDaily ummm ya. I have no idea. That was embarrassing — Phil Hughes (@PJHughes45) July 31, 2014
Via BlackSportsOnline
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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