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MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Minnesota Twins - Tue, 10 May 2016 21:58:31 EDT
Drop in the bucket: Back end of Twins’ bullpen has been a disaster

MINNEAPOLIS – This year, like every year in Major League Baseball, there will be a few teams that finish with a record of about .500 but will have shown some flashes of more. They’ll regret the…


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What we’ve learned about the rookies: TE David Morgan II

This week, the Vikings begin Organized Team Activities to kickstart the home stretch of the NFL offseason. Easing into the organization, eight drafted rookies and more undrafted rookies spent the past couple weeks assimilating into the…


Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph throws out a ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis, Monday, May 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
Kyle Rudolph and his wife, Jordan, announce — at the Twins game — they’re having twins

MINNEAPOLIS — Perhaps the highlight of the Minnesota Twins’ 10-4 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Monday night happened before they took the field. Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph and his wife, Jordan, announced…


Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson runs with the ball in the NFL team's practice, Thursday, June 4, 2015, in Eden Prairie, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Adrian Peterson in attendance as Vikings begin OTAs

Note: This is an updated blog originally posted Monday, May 23. MINNEAPOLIS — Mike Zimmer won’t have to field those questions. The seas are much calmer compared to this time last year, when Adrian Peterson was…


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Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Nolasco’s short start, Sano quit on a ball, Dozier sits

MINNEAPOLIS – The Twins got a short start from Ricky Nolasco and lost to the Royals, 10-4. Monday’s was the Twins’ seventh consecutive loss to the Royals at Target Field. This column presents 5 thoughts…


Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier (2) reacts to a called third strike by umpire Doug Eddings (88) in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Monday, May 16, 2016 in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Wetmore: If tweaks don’t fix Dozier’s hitting, Twins should consider minor leagues

MINNEAPOLIS – Brian Dozier grounded into a double play in the 8th inning of Sunday’s game, an eventual 3-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. That ground ball hurt the Twins’ chances of mounting a…


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What we’ve learned about the rookies: WR Moritz Böhringer

This week, the Vikings begin Organized Team Activities to kickstart the home stretch of the NFL offseason. Easing into the organization, eight drafted rookies and more undrafted rookies spent the past couple weeks assimilating into the…


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Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Donaldson makes presence felt, Jays blast off, where are Twins bats?

MINNEAPOLIS – Tensions ran higher than normal Sunday as the Twins dropped the finale of a four-game series, 3-1, to a demonstrative MVP Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays. This column presents 5 thoughts from…


MLB: Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins - Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:18:51 EDT
Zulgad: Pohlad has little choice but to make significant changes to reeling Twins

MINNEAPOLIS – The Twins were sitting at 8-20 on May 5 when owner Jim Pohlad described the team’s record as a “total system failure” in the Star Tribune and otherwise expressed his support for general…


MLB: Spring Training-Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins - Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:46:10 EDT
Glen Perkins describes the new pain in his shoulder after setback during recovery

MINNEAPOLIS — Twins closer Glen Perkins is on the 15-day disabled list with a strained shoulder and he was expected to throw a bullpen session Monday as his next step toward recovery. That won’t happen…


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Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Santana, Nunez clutch, MVP tossed, unlikely heroes

MINNEAPOLIS – The Twins on Saturday finally kicked a few losing streaks. They scored 5 runs in the 8th inning to beat the Blue Jays, 5-3, which was their first win in six games and…


Minnesota Twins owner Jim Pohlad looks out of the visitors' dugout before a baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and the Kansas City Royals in Minneapolis, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
Terry Ryan, Jim Pohlad talking ‘more than ever’ amid concerns from Twins’ ownership

MINNEAPOLIS – Twins principle owner Jim Pohlad likes to pick a nice summer day to stand on the field during batting practice and just take in the sights and sounds. When someone of his prominence…


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New Timberwolves regime will not retain Milt Newton, Arnie Kander, others

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor decided to hire Tom Thibodeau as coach and president of basketball operations and Scott Layden as general manager, many in the organization braced for sweeping changes…


MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Minnesota Twins - Sat, 16 Apr 2016 16:07:19 EDT
Don’t look over your shoulder: Rosario could be getting passed up on Twins outfield ladder

MINNEAPOLIS – Eddie Rosario was surprised to hear that he was headed to the minor leagues. Well, he’d better get his bearings quickly, because although the Twins are 10-30 in the majors this year, they…


Minnesota Vikings linebacker Kentrell Brothers walks to the field of the NFL football team's rookie minicamp Friday, May 6, 2016, in Eden Prairie, Minn.  (AP Photo/Jim Mone)a
What we’ve learned about the rookies: LB Kentrell Brothers

Next week the Vikings begin Organized Team Activities to kickstart the home stretch of the NFL offseason. Easing into the organization, eight drafted rookies and more undrafted rookies spent the past couple weeks assimilating into the…


May 19, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Ryan Goins (17) catches Minnesota Twins outfielder Danny Santana (39) stealing in the eleventh inning at Target Field. The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 in 11 innings. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Eager Santana thrown out, clutch fielding, Tulowitzki delivers

MINNEAPOLIS – The Twins got a solid 8-inning start from Ervin Santana and played well defensively but could only muster 4 hits through 11 innings Thursday and lost 3-2 to the Toronto Blue Jays, their…


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Sid Hartman writes Donald Trump could have bought Twins instead of Carl Pohlad

Leave it to Sid to dig this one up. The longtime Star Tribune sports columnist has a column published online Thursday that leads with a little nugget from a 1990 biography of former Twins owner…


May 18, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Minnesota Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario (20) leaps up on the left field wall as a ball hit by Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler (not pictured) goes over for a home run in the sixth inning at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
PHOTOS: The Twins have now been swept 7 times. This is not a drill.


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What we’ve learned about the rookies: OL Willie Beavers

The Vikings have one more week before Organized Team Activities kickstart the home stretch of the NFL offseason. Easing into the organization, eight drafted rookies and more undrafted rookies spent the past couple weeks assimilating…


MLB: Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins - Thu, 14 Apr 2016 13:19:06 EDT
Zulgad: After hot start, Mauer again back to being Ordinary Joe

There was one caveat that had to be included in any discussion of Joe Mauer’s hot start in April. It went like this: Yes, Mauer is hitting the ball extremely well, but he did the…


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