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5 thoughts: TK gets a statue, Garcia goes for the Braves, and a new starting shortstop?

MINNEAPOLIS – Friday was a memorable day at Target Field. Perhaps the most historically significant moment was the unveiling of Tom Kelly’s statue on the plaza outside Target Field. At this snapshot in time, though,…


Zulgad: Kyrie Irving trade request further evidence Timberwolves are now desirable landing spot

You’ll have to forgive me, but I’m struggling to get my brain wrapped around the news that ESPN broke on Friday afternoon. Kyrie Irving has asked the Cleveland Cavaliers to trade him and the Minnesota…


Stunner: Wolves reportedly among 4 preferred teams on Kyrie Irving’s trade request list

A stunning development in the NBA could turn out to be a coup for the Timberwolves. Superstar Kyrie Irving has reportedly requested a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers, and among the list of places where…


What should the Twins do with struggling shortstop Jorge Polanco?

The Twins currently have a Jorge Polanco-sized problem on the left side of the infield, and their contending status muddies the question over what they should do about it. On June 1, Polanco was hitting .257/.308/.371…


Reports: Jaime Garcia trade is not done; expected to start tonight for Braves

The Twins and Braves were said Thursday night to be closing in on a deal to send lefty Jaime Garcia to Minnesota. The Twins need pitching help and the Braves are clear sellers. So those…


Zulgad: Twins brain trust attempts to balance improving in 2017 while keeping key pieces for future

Twelve days from baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline, approximately an hour of the “Mackey & Judd” show Thursday morning was spent discussing what it might take for the Twins to pry coveted righthander Sonny Gray from…


Vikings training camp preview: The tight ends

Behind starter Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings’ tight end group has boom-or-bust players from top to bottom. In the search for a tight end who can fit the Rob Gronkowski or Jimmy Graham mold, the front office…


Vikings training camp preview: The cornerbacks

In 2016, the Minnesota Vikings had one of the league’s most impressive groups of cornerbacks. All but one significant member is returning this year, but there are questions. Will Xavier Rhodes continue to dominate? Will…


Report: Twins close to adding Jaime Garcia in a trade

The Twins entered an off day Thursday at 48-46, a half-game out of first place in the American League Central, with clear needs in the bullpen and starting rotation. It appears they might be close…


Did the Twins miss the boat by not trading for ex-Marlins reliever David Phelps?

The Twins are 48-46, currently a half-game out of a wild card spot in the American League. That’s one game ahead of the Seattle Mariners (48-48), as of this writing. The Twins bullpen has some bad numbers…


VIDEO: Twins Q&A with Wetmore: Should top priority be starter or reliever?

The Twins are in contention with 11 days to go before the MLB non-waiver trade deadline. They should be expected to be buyers, but what’s the most important thing to buy? A starter or a…


Reports: Timberwolves working on big contract extension for Andrew Wiggins

The Timberwolves have already have a busy offseason, and their fans are fully expecting the playoff drought to end this season. Karl-Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler were two of the NBA’s top-20 players last year…


Vikings training camp preview: The quarterbacks

The Minnesota Vikings might have the most fascinating quarterback situation in the NFL. While Sam Bradford looks to prove he can finally fulfill expectations, Teddy Bridgewater is working to return to the field. We will…


Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Escobar’s setup, Sano’s shot, Granite’s first RBI

MINNEAPOLIS – The Twins are hanging on in contention for the postseason, and on Wednesday they put a feather in their cap with two simultaneous achievements. They beat a good team, the Yankees—and they beat…


Conflicting reports: Is Twins pitcher Bartolo Colon considering retirement?

MINNEAPOLIS — Bartolo Colon made his Twins debut on Tuesday against the Yankees, one of the best lineups in baseball. And it went all right, though not great, considering he hadn’t pitched much lately and…


Vikings training camp preview: The linebackers

The Minnesota Vikings, like many teams, have moved toward using two linebackers on the majority of plays instead of three. Heading into 2016, the Vikings could have argued that their starting combo of Eric Kendricks…


Vikings training camp preview: The Offensive line

The Minnesota Vikings’ injuries and struggles on the offensive line in 2016 were a major part of the team’s downfall. Some of the problems were bad luck – like Mike Harris’s mysterious absence and Phil…


Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Bartolo Colon’s first Twins start likely won’t be his last

MINNEAPOLIS – The Twins had the eyes of the baseball world on them Tuesday night, when Bartolo Colon made his Minnesota debut against the Yankees. Colon had the first laugh but the Yankees did all…


Zulgad: A big letdown: Colon knocked out after looking good early but veteran likely here to stay

MINNEAPOLIS – Bartolo Colon’s first start as a Twin began with such promise. Facing Aaron Judge with two outs in the first inning on Tuesday night at Target Field, the 44-year-old righthander worked the Yankees…


The season might be over for Phil Hughes as he hits the 60-day disabled list

MINNEAPOLIS – Phil Hughes had surgery last year to relieve the symptoms from Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Doctors removed a part of one of his ribs, with the hope that bringing down the pressure in that…


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