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Ranking remaining offensive linemen by ‘advanced’ statistics

Opinions are easier to find than lakes in Minnesota around draft time, but one thing everyone agrees on is that the Vikings need to select at least one offensive linemen in the NFL Draft. How…


BACK PAGE: This is just a video of Roger Goodell getting booed and liking it

As league commissioners go, Roger Goodell is a pretty hard guy to root for. NFL fans in Philly let him hear it as we walked out to begin the festivities of the NFL draft. BOOOOOO…


Latest roster move gives you a pretty good idea how much Twins love their pitching

The Twins on Friday made another roster move that figures to be a quick turnaround. They’ve recalled reliever Buddy Boshers and placed Hector Santiago on the bereavement list, as Santiago attends the funeral of his…


Does Eric Thames’ breakout teach us anything about Byung Ho Park?

Former Korean league MVP Eric Thames has taken the baseball world by storm this month. Or, more accurately, he’s taken the American baseball world by storm. He’d already put the fans and players in Korea…


10 players whose ‘measurables’ may interest the Vikings

Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman has made it pretty clear that his club is using NFL Combine data to help guide Draft Day decisions. At the Combine, Spielman said that some elements of the combine…


With top offensive line prospects falling, Vikings could consider move up for top lineman

For many draft analysts, Forrest Lamp of Western Kentucky was the best offensive lineman in the 2017 draft. On Day 1, the people making the picks disagreed. Lamp was not selected, which may open the…


Zulgad’s 3-and-out: Will Zimmer go on the defensive in making his case for Vikings’ first pick?

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – The Vikings spent the opening round of the NFL draft on Thursday as spectators, the price for sending their first-round pick to Philadelphia for Sam Bradford just before last season. Their…


Eagles use Bradford pick on Tennessee DE Derek Barnett

The Minnesota Vikings sent a first-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles for quarterback Sam Bradford last September. On Thursday night, the Eagles used that pick to select pass rusher Derek Barnett. Tennessee’s defensive end posted…


Chicago Bears trade up, select QB Mitch Trubisky

The Chicago Bears have their future quarterback. Chicago moved up in the draft, trading a heap of picks to select North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky. Bears give up a 3rd, 4th, and a 2018 3rd…


Eagles fan mocks Vikings for serving up first-round pick on a silver platter

On the morning of this year’s NFL draft, the Vikings awoke without a first-rounder because they already sent it to the Eagles in the Sam Bradford trade. At the time, the Vikings were desperate for…


Assistant GM says Twins will be patient this time with Berrios

The Twins are planning to be patient with top pitching prospect J.O. Berrios. The young hurler with a tantalizing array of pitches got off to a good start in Triple-A Rochester this spring, with two…


The 10 best potential Vikings targets remaining in the NFL Draft

All right, Day 1 of the NFL Draft is over and plenty of prospects are still on the board at positions that the Vikings are likely to target. Here are the 10 best players remaining…


The 10 most interesting players in the NFL Draft

Lacking a first-round pick has taken some of the drama out of the NFL Draft for Minnesota Vikings fans, but this year’s crop of prospects offers plenty of intrigue. Here at the 10 players who…


Has Byron Buxton turned the corner at the plate?

Byron Buxton in the first three weeks of the Twins season often appeared hopeless at the plate. How many times did you see the former top prospect dig himself an 0-2 hole in the count…


Sharrif Floyd’s uncertain future pushes defensive tackle to top of Vikings’ draft needs

With Sharrif Floyd in the lineup, the Minnesota Vikings’ defensive line is a nightmare for opposing teams. He is an all-situations powerhouse who can blow up plays in the backfield, especially when lined up alongside…


No first-round pick? No problem. 5 things Vikings fans can watch for in Round 1

When the Minnesota Vikings traded their 2017 first-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles for quarterback Sam Bradford, they also traded away most of the fun that fans have with the first round of the NFL…


Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Gifting runs, Buxton’s strides at the plate, Sano

The Twins won two out of three games against the Rangers, but when faced with a chance to sweep, the Twins stumbled, couldn’t keep the game close, and got run out of Arlington in the…


Wetmore: Appreciating Ervin Santana’s run of greatness over 20 starts

Twins starter Ervin Santana has made one all-star game in his career, in 2008 as a 25-year-old hurler with the Angels. Given the way he’s pitching this year, he apparently wants to make a return…


Does signing backup QB Case Keenum mean the Vikings won’t draft a quarterback?

When it comes to backup quarterbacks, the best NFL teams can usually hope for is a player that gives them a chance to win when asked to fill in for a few games. Well, the…


Zulgad: Uncertainty continues to surround Vikings’ quarterback situation

The Vikings’ already had seleced linebacker Anthony Barr with the ninth pick of the 2014 NFL draft when general manager Rick Spielman completed a trade with Seattle that he hoped would solve a long-running problem…


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