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Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins Enter Spring Training With Chip On Their Shoulder

Friday, February 24th, 2012

The Minnesota Twins finished just one loss shy of the century mark a year ago. It'd be silly to sit here and think injuries didn't play a role in that, particularly that of high-priced catcher Joe Mauer, who has been plagued by injuries for the past two seasons and only ...

Jim Thome Says You’re Kind Of Guilty By Association By Playing In The Steroid Era

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

No matter what happens in the career or the life of Jim Thome from this moment forward he can always stake his claim as one of the best home run hitters to ever play the game of baseball. Thome joined an elite club on Monday night when he belted home ...

Ron Gardenhire “I’m tired of walking into that clubhouse and saying ‘good season boys.’ I think everybody is tired of it.”

Monday, March 28th, 2011

One of the biggest mysteries of the 2010 baseball season was the Minnesota Twins winning 94 games in the American League Central last season, earning another birth into the position as a division winner. Minnesota's Opening Day position players combined to miss more than 300 games and that's not even ...

Justin Morneau Is Confident He’ll Be Ready For The First Game Of The Season

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Last year Justin Morneau was having a tremendous season, he was playing like an MVP, and looked like the best hitter in baseball, but his season ended in early July due to a concussion. It has been nearly eight months since Morneau’s season was cut short and he is still ...

After Offseason Knee Surgery, Joe Mauer Looks to Regain His MVP Form in 2011

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Coming off his MVP season, Joe Mauer's 2010 season in Minnesota didn't exactly go according to plan. Not only did Mauer deal with a knee injury for much of the season, but he lost his protector in the lineup when Justin Morneau suffered a concussion. Mauer was 3rd in the league in batting ...

Jim Thome On Re-Signing With Twins “It’s A Good Place To Play. We’re Excited To Be Back.”

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Jim Thome pondered retirement after the Twins' playoff loss to the New York Yankees in the 2010 Wild Card playoffs, but he has decided to return to a place he truly loves in the Twin Cities. Thome came into Minnesota last season with barely any expectations after a short stint ...

Bert Blyleven Finally Makes the Hall of Fame

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

The arguments were the same for years. Bert Blyleven never won a Cy Young Award. He won 20 games just once. He made just two appearance in the All-Star Game. And Blyleven, most notable for his run with the Minnesota Twins, received just 17.5 percent of the votes in ballots cast ...

The Twins Might Have to Head Into October Without Their Former MVP

Friday, September 17th, 2010

There are a lot of tremendous storylines this year in Major League Baseball. The Reds look like they might dethrone the Cardinals in the NL Central, the Giants just overtook the Padres lead in the NL West that they had held since June 16th, and the Tampa Bay Rays have ...

Joe Mauer Says the Pressure of His Huge Contract is Not Contributing to His Struggles

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Since Joe Mauer was drafted by the Minnesota Twins with the first overall pick in 2001, he has not disappointed at all.  It’s not very often that you see a kid with that kind of hype and those kinds of expectations actually live up to them.  However, Mauer has done ...

Joe Mauer Makes it Rain

Monday, March 29th, 2010

If not for his laid-back personality, Joe Mauer stories would be sickening. He may be one of the most likable personalities in sports. He makes sideburns look cool. He dated Miss America. He is true to his roots. He now has a ton of money. He is humble. And he ...