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Once teased for having ‘no pop,’ could Eduardo Escobar really set a doubles record?

MINNEAPOLIS –Three seasons ago, a few of his Twins teammates gathered around the portable protective cage and watched Eduardo Escobar hit batting-practice home runs, and the inevitable chorus of playful jeers would rain on him.…


Report: Jamal Crawford exercises option to become free agent

Jamal Crawford’s stay in Minnesota was a short one. The veteran, who averaged 10.3 points per game in 20 minutes and 80 games with the Wolves in 2017-18, has opted out of his player option…


5 things Vikings fans need to know about attending training camp in Eagan

TCO Performance Center will be hosting its first training camp starting in July. There will be quite a few differences between the Eagan version and past years in Mankato. Here are five things fans will…


Zulgad: Wild GM has connection to Barry Trotz but is ex-Caps coach worth pursuing?

It didn’t take long for the speculation to begin about where Stanley Cup-winning coach Barry Trotz might land after it was announced Monday that he and the Washington Capitals had been unable to come to…


Vikings announce full training camp schedule

The Minnesota Vikings will be holding their first training camp at TCO Performance Center. On Tuesday, the team released the complete schedule for camp…. DATE                                                   PRACTICE SCHEDULE (Autographs)                                            Wednesday, July 25 – 10:30 – 11:30…


Revisiting Randy Moss’s moving comments on Dennis Green

On Monday the Minnesota Vikings announced that Dennis Green would posthumously be inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor during a halftime ceremony at the Vikings game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, September 23, at…


Former agent: Diggs should be asking for more than $14.5 million per year

Responding to a question on twitter, former agent and contributor to CBS Sports Joel Corry said Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs should not accept a contract extension for any less than $14.5 million per…


Dennis Green: Vikings’ Ring of Honor class of 2018

The Vikings are honoring one of the most successful coaches in franchise history. Dennis Green, who passed away in 2016 after cardiac arrest, will be the lone member inducted into the Vikings’ Ring of Honor…


Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: A doubles machine and the difference in the game

The Twins wanted a sweep but didn’t get it done Sunday. We’ve got to talk about Minnesota’s doubles machine and the command troubles that proved to be the real difference in the game. The Twins…


Zulgad: Twins shouldn’t worry about 2018 when it comes to Buxton and Sano

The Twins’ attempt to rehabilitate Miguel Sano’s career by sending the struggling slugger to Single-A Fort Myers received plenty of well-deserved attention last week, but there was another move made by the franchise that will…


A look at recent contracts that could affect Diggs, Hunter and Barr’s negotiations

Last year the Minnesota Vikings announced contract extensions for Xavier Rhodes, Everson Griffen and Linval Joseph near the beginning of training camp. As we hit the down period between minicamp and training camp, the Vikings…


Mining the Minors: Alan Busenitz blocked; Adalberto Mejia, LaMonte Wade on the rise

Despite fantastic numbers in Triple-A this year and a strong 2017 in the big leagues last season, Alan Busenitz has had trouble getting back to Minnesota. On Tuesday, his path to the show was further…


Terence Newman’s versatility could give Vikings’ defense new wrinkles

On Wednesday, Terence Newman and Andrew Sendejo swapped jerseys for the day and Newman filled in for Sendejo’s position on the field. Newman, 40, has remained a quality NFL player through age 39, which is…


Joe Mauer is back with the Twins, plus an infielder that can move around

The Twins have activated Joe Mauer from the disabled list and he’ll be inserted into the lineup Friday night against the Indians. It’s a lineup that is now without Miguel Sano for the immediate future,…


Zulgad: Twins attempting to save Miguel Sano’s career with tough-love move

The Twins sent Miguel Sano a message on Thursday afternoon and it went well beyond the desire to get him out of a season-long slump. By demoting Sano to Single-A Fort Myers, chief baseball officer…


Shocker: Twins demote Miguel Sano to Single-A Fort Myers

The Twins apparently had seen enough of Miguel Sano in the middle of their lineup. Twins manager Paul Molitor had moved Sano down in the lineup over the weekend, and now the team has optioned…


Revisiting Anthony Barr’s role as a pass rusher

After Anthony Barr’s first two seasons, he was considered one of the most effective all-around linebackers in the league. A down 2016 season created reasonable doubt about his future, but he bounced back in 2017…


Zulgad: Pressure packed: Kirk Cousins now facing great expectations

Kirk Cousins knows all about pressure. He encountered it the past three seasons while starting at quarterback for the Washington Redskins, and he felt it grow the past two years as Washington placed the franchise…


DeFilippo pushing his quarterbacks to play fast

One thing the 2017 Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles had in common: Offensive tempo was important. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that new Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, who was the quarterbacks coach…


Vikings OC: Receiver Brandon Zylstra ‘continues to impress’

Beyond stars Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, the Minnesota Vikings’ wide receiver battle is pretty wide open as the Vikings wrap up minicamp. One of the players standing out so far is former CFL All-Star…


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