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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…


Safety isn’t Vikings’ top draft need, but one prospect may be too good to pass up at 48

If the Minnesota Vikings don’t come away from this year’s NFL Draft with at least one decent offensive line prospect, fans might march to Winter Park demanding answers. But with urgency to get back to…


1500ESPN Contest: Predict the Vikings’ Mr. Irrelevant

OK, Vikings fans, the draft is almost here. And all those hours spent mock drafting may finally pay off! 1500ESPN is running a contest to find the best mock drafter. And we measure if by…


Miguel Sano is crushing baseballs and wants to be more like Miguel Cabrera

MINNEAPOLIS – Twins slugger Miguel Sano is not short on confidence, and he’s not shy about sharing the name of the guy he’s trying to model his offensive game after. That would be Miguel Cabrera,…


By the numbers: Tennessee’s Kamara may be a good fit for Vikings

It doesn’t take a detective to look at the Minnesota Vikings’ list of meetings and figure out they are intrigued by this year’s draft class of running backs. This week, Tennessee star Alvin Kamara will…


Twins GM Levine on return to Texas: ‘Every time I come here, it’s going to feel special’

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Thad Levine’s first road trip as general manager of the Minnesota Twins is an emotional experience. With the Twins in Texas for a three-game series, Levine is back where he spent…


Moonshot home run wasn’t even Miguel Sano’s most encouraging highlight

Miguel Sano had a highlight reel kind of game Tuesday, as he played great defense and helped power the Twins’ offense to a rout of the Rangers. After an athletic play on a pop fly…


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…


Report: Vikings unlikely to pick up Bridgewater’s fifth-year option

The Minnesota Vikings have until May 2 to make a decision on whether to pick up Teddy Bridgewater’s fifth-year option, which would keep him under team control through 2018 but cost the Vikings $11 million…


The official 1500ESPN Vikings NFL Draft simulation 3.0

We’re almost there. The NFL Draft is only days away, which means there will be mock drafts flying around everywhere, but without a first-round pick, the Vikings are often left out. However, the website FanSpeak…


Twins get more bad elbow news, Ryan O’Rourke likely done for the year

The Twins have already lost one pitcher to Tommy John surgery this year and might be on the way to losing another. Lefty reliever Ryan O’Rourke, who hasn’t pitched since spring training, is likely going…


Fletcher says there will be changes to Wild roster; what should we expect?

“They say misery, loves company. We could start a company, and make misery. Frustrated incorporated…” – Soul Asylum ST. PAUL, Minn. – Sure, the Wild had their best season ever, and in perfect Minnesota sports…


Report: Possible top pick in MLB draft, Hunter Greene, done pitching in high school

Hunter Greene is shutting it down on the mound for the summer. Greene, a two-way star high school baseball player in Sherman Oaks, California, won’t pitch again in high school, according to Baseball America. That’s…


What are the odds the Vikings land an impact player with the 48th overall pick?

Baseball Prospectus used to have a blog called “Prospects will break your heart.” That sentence aptly describes the NFL Draft. It’s easy to fall in love with prospects as we lead up to the draft.…


5 takeaways from Rick Spielman’s pre-draft press conference

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman held his annual pre-draft press conference Tuesday afternoon. He discussed everything from Joe Mixon to quarterbacks to trading up. Here’s a look at five of the key themes of…


One likely second-round pick is drawing comparisons to Percy Harvin

Draft comparisons often cut with a pretty dull blade. But in the case of Curtis Samuel, it’s hard to ignore the similarities between his skill set and that of former Minnesota Viking star Percy Harvin.…


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