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Twins likely to go with 4-man rotation for a little while

MINNEAPOLIS — Thanks to a fortunate bit of timing, the Twins have the luxury of skipping a 5th starter for the next couple weeks. That’s fortunate circumstances, since they decided they’d seen enough of Adalberto Mejia…


Two simple reasons why Miguel Sano and Jorge Polanco look better in the field

MINNEAPOLIS – Early returns have been encouraging for left side of Twins infield. Miguel Sano is a feared hitter, and entering his third year in the Majors, nobody was certain he’d be good at his defensive…


Twins add power hitter and a lefty reliever to fill 2 open roster spots

MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins on Sunday called up first baseman/DH Kennys Vargas and lefty reliever Buddy Boshers from Triple-A Rochester. Vargas helps the Twins filll out a bench that has been thin since opening day.…


Zulgad: Even with all their chips in the middle of the table nothing changed for Wild when it mattered

ST. PAUL, MINN. – Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher had just traded for center Martin Hanzal on Feb. 26, when he was asked about his decision to send three draft picks to Arizona, including a…


Zulgad’s 5 thoughts: Blues jump on Wild, Staal’s scary moment, Nino’s no-goal, Yeo’s revenge

ST. PAUL, MINN. – The final statistics will say that the Minnesota Wild dominated their first-round series against St. Louis. The Blues will, rightfully, claim that things like shots on goal, shots attempted and victories…


Twins make 2 roster moves after Saturday’s wild and lengthy game

MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins have optioned starting pitcher Adalberto Mejia to Triple-A Rochester after his latest disappointing start. In addition, they’ve placed reliever Justin Haley to the 10-day disabled list with biceps tendinitis. The two…


With first-round out, Wild’s window to win isn’t closed but the road will be tougher next year

This was their year. When the Minnesota Wild traded a first-round pick and more for center Martin Hanzal at the trade deadline, they essentially acknowledged that another chance at the Stanley Cup this good was…


What do Pro Football Focus’s numbers say about potential second-round receivers?

The Minnesota Vikings should be in the market for a wide receiver come draft day. How can we separate the best prospects? One way is through film analysis and reading the latest from draft gurus…


Benches and bullpens cleared; Miguel Sano angered and then ejected

MINNEAPOLIS — Miguel Sano was ejected from Saturday’s Twins-Tigers game after a 5th-inning incident that saw both benches and bullpens spill out onto the field of play. Tigers starting pitcher Matthew Boyd threw a pitch…


Unfiltered approach moves to TV in Garnett’s debut season from inside Area 21

Sitting on a mahogany throne, wearing a casual red sweater, tight grey jeans and sneakers, Kevin Garnett turned to the rapper and actor Ludacris in a lounge chair beside him and asked the obvious question.…


What constitutes a successful draft for the Vikings?

It isn’t easy to address roster needs in the draft because every player – even the first overall pick – is a wild card. You don’t have to look any farther than the 2016 draft…


Emergency Purple Podcast! Analyzing the Vikings’ schedule (ep. 197)

ESPN’s Ben Goessling along with 1500ESPN’s Matthew Coller and Judd Zulgad go game-by-game through the Minnesota Vikings’ schedule. How many wins will the Vikings finish with? What are their toughest games? Some of the picks…


Looks like smooth sailling for Mike Yeo; for the Blues, that could be trouble

ST. PAUL, Minn. – It has been said that with the modern advances in aviation, pretty much anyone could fly a plane with a little training. But what separates the novices from the true pilots…


5 Burning Questions: Draft analyst Ethan Young breaks down quarterback prospects

You may know the draft’s most visible and popular analysts from ESPN and NFL Network like Mel Kiper, Todd McShay, Mike Mayock etc., but there are a number of other quality draft analysts who are…


Game-by-game: Picking the Vikings’ 2017 schedule

Last season, the release of the NFL schedule brought serious fanfare. The Vikings were coming off a season in which they had won the NFC North title last spring, when the NFL schedule was released and…


NFL schedule released; Vikings open Monday night vs. Saints

Here is the official Minnesota Vikings 2017 season schedule:


Comeback against Blues could change bogus Boudreau narrative

Bruce Boudreau is not a superhero. Playoffs aren’t his super villain. Game 7s aren’t his kryptonite. Those things are made up. So is the narrative that Boudreau can’t win. No matter how the season ends, Boudreau…


Mining the Minors: Is it Time to Call Up Daniel Palka?

Through the first two and a half weeks of the season, much has been made of the struggles of several key Twins hitters. While Byron Buxton’s offensive woes have gotten the most attention, he’s certainly…


Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Pinch hitting for Buxton, wasting Santana’s start, Mollie tossed

MINNEAPOLIS – The Twins lost their fourth consecutive game Thursday to the Indians. After a promising start to the season, Minnesota is now below .500 at 7-8. The regret must be creeping in a little…


Zulgad’s 5 thoughts: Wild remain alive, Coyle provides spark, Dubnyk stellar between the pipes

The Wild will live to play a least one more game this season. After losing the first three games of their opening-round series to St. Louis, the Wild got goals from Charlie Coyle and Martin…


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