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Oakland Sweeps Defenseless Twins

October 7, 2006

We all knew coming into the ALDS between the Oakland Athletics and Minnesota Twins that it would be a tough battle decided by pitching. Very few people could have predicted that the A’s would sweep the Twins. Just think about what that entailed… The A’s win 2 games at the Metrodome where Oakland has consistently […]

A’s Put the HURT on Twins in Game 1

October 3, 2006

The 2006 MLB postseason got off to an exciting start today, with the Oakland Athletics facing the Minnesota Twins at the Metrodome.  The pitching matchup was intriguing, as both teams sent their ace lefties to the mound, with Barry Zito taking the hill for Oakland and Johan Santana countering for the Twins.  For awhile, this […]

Hot Pursuit in the AL Central

September 11, 2006

Just a few weeks earlier, it seemed all but certain that the AL Central division would belong to the Tigers, and the White Sox and Twins would be in a battle for the Wildcard, with the loser (undeservedly) missing the playoffs.  Now, both the White Sox and the Twins are quickly closing the gap in […]

Watch out Detroit … The Twins are On The Prowl Now!

July 27, 2006

Since June 8, the Twins have a record of 34-8, by far the best in baseball during that time period, and it has allowed them to run down the White Sox, to tie the Yankees for the lead in the AL Wildcard race. But the Twins are far from done, and the nickname “Mini Twinkies” can safely be put away for awhile … Over the past month and a half, the Twins have been hitting well throughout the lineup, getting quality starts from each of their starting pitchers, and near perfect relief from their bullpen. Those are the three of the four most important aspects of baseball (defense is the 4th), and if you’re doing them right, you’re going to get hot, then hotter, and (as the Twins are now) become the hottest team in baseball.

Young Arms Stealing the Show — Part 2 of 2-part series (see: Old Aces Resurrected)

June 29, 2006

Baseball fans of the past 20 years remember well the dominance that aces like Tom Glavine, Kenny Rogers, and Curt Schilling have had over opposing hitters.  Now that the amazing careers of these three are ending, there are many new pitchers that are baffling hitters and putting together spectacular rookie campaigns.  Of the 10+ rookie starting pitchers […]

Twins Have Great Potential But Can’t Get it Together

June 17, 2006

A quick look at the roster for the Minnesota Twins seems to indicate that they should be a great team and a World Series contender, but clearly they aren't.  To figure out why, here's a dive into the intricacies of the Twins roster that prevent them from living up to their potential.  Let's look at […]