Stories

Zulgad’s 3-and-out: Butler trade all about present, Twins are resilient bunch, Wild GM being patient

Throughout the Timberwolves’ 13-year run of futility, there have been various moves made in an attempt to pull the franchise out of its long downward spiral. The common theme of these moves has been this:…


KG’s No. 21 almost certainly off limits, so what number will Jimmy Butler wear with Wolves?

Jimmy Butler’s trade to the Timberwolves would appear to present at least one issue for the three-time All-Star. Butler wore No. 21 during his six years with the Chicago Bulls, but Kevin Garnett had that number…


Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Sweep for first place, Ervin Santana’s escapes, Jason Castro

The Twins, proclaimed dead-in-the-water by many after a rotten homestand, apparently have some life left in them. They got pushed around at Target Field last week, exposing several weaknesses. Then, they went on the road…


Kevin Millar — yes, that one — homers in Saints game in St. Paul

Kevin Millar is a 45-year-old TV analyst who hasn’t played organized baseball since 2010. Or rather, he hadn’t played organized baseball. The former World Series winner with the Red Sox was on hand Saturday night wearing…


Mets reportedly have decided they’re sellers, should Twins send a text?

The Mets have fallen out of the mix in the National League. They’re not fooling themselves that they can get back into the race, apparently. ESPN’s Buster Olney reported in his Sunday column that the…


Report: Lowry among free agent point guards Wolves are targeting in free agency

The Timberwolves’ roster shakeup could continue with the point guard position. The team is looking at free agents Kyle Lowry, Jrue Holiday, Jeff Teague and George Hill, according to Mitch Lawrence of SiriusXM NBA Radio.…


Is this the hottest Timberwolves take of the offseason?

The Timberwolves won 31 games this year and pretty much everybody who followed the season to its finale was disappointed by that outcome. And rightfully so, I think. Tom Thibodeau was supposed to deliver the…


Staying put: Despite speculation, Wild doesn’t trade Dumba or Scandella at NHL draft

The Wild began this week dealing with the intrigue of which player they might lose to Vegas in the NHL expansion draft, and whether general manager Chuck Fletcher could work a deal to keep defensemen Matt…


Zulgad: Butler trade joins short list of big-splash acquisitions in last 20 years of Minnesota sports

The Timberwolves’ trade for Jimmy Butler during the NBA draft on Thursday night got us to thinking about the big-splash acquisitions (via free agency or trade) made by the Vikings, Twins, Wild and Timberwolves in…


Seven key Vikings players heading into a contract year

Alright, we’ve reached the waiting-for-training camp portion of the offseason. While you look at the calendar, checking off each day before camp arrives, we’ll be unveiling a weekly countdown of top 10s relating to the…


Report: Vikings backing Floyd in kombucha tea defense

Brian Murphy of the Pioneer Press is reporting that Minnesota Vikings’ COO Kevin Warren penned a letter to Scottsdale City Judge Statia Hendrix asking to cancel a June 26 scheduled hearing for Michael Floyd over failed…


Wetmore: Mason Melotakis a surprising victim of latest Twins roster shuffle

The Twins have made a habit of shuffling through pitchers on the Major League roster this year. They’ve also been very flexible with their 40-man roster, regularly freeing up spaces on the roster by using…


Ex-Wolves GM David Kahn: Jimmy Butler trade is win-win

When I first heard that the Timberwolves completed a long-rumored deal for Bulls star Jimmy Butler, my first thoughtsdid not include a curiosity about what ex-Wolves GM David Kahn would have thought about the deal.…


What’s happened to Jorge Polanco’s bat?

MINNEAPOLIS – Jorge Polanco has become a bit of a mystery to me, and I’m curious to know how good he’s going to be as a Major League shortstop. As the Twins try to figure…


New Twins pitcher Trevor Hildenberger is peaking at the right time

On Friday, the Twins added relief prospect Trevor Hildenberger to the 40-man roster, and he’ll join the Twins for this weekend’s series in Cleveland. When Hildenberger makes his MLB debut in the next few days,…


Wild trade Schroeder for young Blue Jackets forward

The Minnesota Wild announced Friday afternoon they have acquired forward Dante Salituro from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward Jordan Schroeder. The Wild released this description of Salituro’s background: Schroeder provided effective depth for…


With Butler traded to Minnesota, his trainer blasts Bulls ‘culture’ and GM

Travelle Gaines trains Jimmy Butler. After the trade, he first took to Twitter to go looking for a place to live in Butler’s new city. Then he spouted off, presumably about Bulls GM Gar Forman.…


Will Derek Carr’s contract extension affect Sam Bradford’s asking price?

Quarterback contracts are like the Minneapolis housing market: Availability is low and the prices are crazy. This week, the Oakland Raiders agreed to a deal with QB Derek Carr for five years, $125 million extension with…


Patience pays off for Wolves with Jimmy Butler trade

Tom Thibodeau nearly cracked a smile when he began talking about Jimmy Butler. When the two were together in Chicago, Butler ascended to All-Star status and Thibodeau gained his reputation as one of the league’s…


Thibodeau says that with Butler trade “everything aligns really well” for Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS – Tom Thibodeau first realized he had a special player in Jimmy Butler during the guard’s rookie season with the Chicago Bulls in 2011-12. “I just watched the way he worked and really the…


1 | 2 | 3 | 181 |