Tag Archives: Joe Mauer

Watching the Twins lose to the Pirates 2-1

We attended our final Twins spring training game yesterday as we watched the Twins lose 2-1 to the Pittsburgh Pirates. It was a sunny day albeit only 60 degrees at game time with a stiff wind blowing to left field. … Continue reading

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Twins rookies with 100 or more hits

A quick look at Twins rookies over the years and how many hits they had in their rookie season. To make the list they had to have 100 or more hits in their first season in the big leagues. Rk … Continue reading

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Who took the money?

Let’s take a quick look and see how much money the Minnesota Twins highest paid players over the years have taken to the bank. Strikes me as kind of odd that six names on this list are pitchers. 1. Joe Mauer has … Continue reading

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Keep what you have or do you take what is behind this door?

2013 has just about come to a close and spring training is 41 days away and the MLB free agent list still has numerous serviceable players looking for work. The plums of the free agent market have pretty much been … Continue reading

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10 years is a long, long time

  If the reports are true, the Colorado Rockies and long-time Twins first baseman Justin Morneau have agreed on a two-year $13 million deal. After signing Morneau the Rockies will have two players on their roster that spent all or parts … Continue reading

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Twins to add Phil Hughes to pitching staff

It appears that Twins fans have another present under the 2013 Christmas tree. Star Tribune writer LaVelle E. Neal III reported this past Saturday that the Twins have agreed on a three-year deal worth about $24 million with former New York Yankee … Continue reading

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The 2013 Twins Turkey of the Year is -

It is that time of the year again, time to see who will take home the Twins Trivia 2013 Twins Turkey of the Year award. The 2013 baseball season has been over for almost a month and in the case … Continue reading

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Twins off season starts with a bang

The Twins off-season got started with bang yesterday when the Twins announced that six-time All-Star and former AL MVP catcher Joe Mauer was leaving the tools of ignorance behind and moving to first base full-time. The Twins having been saying all along that … Continue reading

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Twins announce their annual Diamond Award winners

The Minnesota Twins announced their Diamond Award winners yesterday and they are: MVP – Joe Mauer Pitcher of the Year - Glen Perkins Most Outstanding Rookie – Caleb Thielbar Most Improved Twin – Brian Dozier Media Good Guy – Brain Dozier … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Gardenhire extension and other things

Two days have past since Terry Ryan and the Twins announced that they have extended manager Ron Gardenhire‘s contract by two years and the sky has not fallen as yet. I was in favor of Gardenhire being kept on as the … Continue reading

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Byron Buxton is 2013 Minor League Player of the Year

Baseball America announced today that Byron Buxton is the 2013 Minor League Player of the Year joining Joe Mauer (2003) as the only Twins players to be so honored. The Twins second overall pick in the 2012 draft from Appling … Continue reading

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According to Elias

Twins rookie catcher Chris Herrmann banged out three hits in Minnesota’s 7-6 win at Detroit, including a run-scoring double which snapped a 6-6 tie in the eighth inning. It was the third three-hit game of the season for Herrmann, all … Continue reading

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According to Elias

Joe Mauer was 5-for-7 yesterday, including a game-tying home run in the 10th inning of the Twins 9-8 home loss to the Indians. Mauer is the second player in franchise history to record five hits and an extra-inning homer in … Continue reading

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Taking a look at hitting streaks

Former Twins outfielder Micheal Cuddyer set a Colorado Rockies team record recently when he had a 27 game hitting streak from May 28 through June 30 for the Colorado Rockies. During his streak Cuddyer hit .372 with 6 home runs, … Continue reading

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They went down swinging

Hitters with 500 are more career strikeouts as Twins Rk Player SO From To Age G PA AB R H HR BA OPS 1 Harmon Killebrew 1314 1961 1974 25-38 1939 8018 6593 1047 1713 475 .260 .901 2 Kirby … Continue reading

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Twins striking out at a record pace in 2013

The Twins played their 50th game of the season last night when they beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 at Target Field and their record now stands at 22-28. Last night they struck out 7 times, the night before they struck … Continue reading

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According to Elias

Joe Mauer knocked out a first-inning homer off Doug Fister, propelling the Twins to a 3-2 victory in Detroit. Less than 20 hours earlier, Mauer’s one-out, ninth-inning single had broken up a potential no-hitter by Anibal Sanchez. You have to … Continue reading

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According to Elias

Joe Mauer‘s single was the only hit for the Twins last night in Detroit off starter Anibal Sanchez, marking the third time in his career that Mauer had one base hit and his teammates had none. That’s tied for the … Continue reading

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The road to Minnesota is long and hard

The 2013 MLB draft is coming up on June 6-8 and baseball fans everywhere are excited about the draft and can’t wait to see what great players their teams will draft. Some fans will agree with the home towns team … Continue reading

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According to Elias

Joe Mauer went 0-for-4 in the Twins’ rain-delayed loss to the Red Sox yesterday. It snapped a unique 15-game hitting streak for Mauer, who struck out at least once in each game during that streak. Mauer is the only player … Continue reading

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Looking back at April

The Twins finished April with an 11-12 mark playing at a .478 winning clip and in the middle of the pack in the Central Division, 3 games behind the division leading Detroit Tigers and just barely ahead of the Cleveland … Continue reading

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According to Elias

Oswaldo Arcia, a 21-year old rookie, hit the first home run of the season by a Twins designated hitter in Minnesota’s afternoon win over Miami yesterday at Target Field in game one of the doubleheader. Monday’s game at Target Field was … Continue reading

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According to Elias

Joe Mauer had four hits and knocked in three runs for the Twins on Monday night. It’s the ninth time in his career that Mauer had at least four hits and three RBIs in a game as a catcher. No … Continue reading

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April not kind to the Twins

It is too early to tell what kind of team the Twins have for 2013 but from what I have seen in the nine games they have played so far, it is a team that is playing better than what it … Continue reading

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Today in Twins History – April 6

4/6/1951 - Twins pitching great and MLB Hall of Famer Rik Aalbert ”Bert” Blyleven was born on this day in Zeist, Netherlands. Blyleven, now a Twins TV color commentator makes a big deal about his birthday and seems to mention his birthday … Continue reading

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Opening Day has arrived in Minnesota – 2013 style

The long cold winter still has a hold on the area as most of the grassy areas are still covered with snow, you can still walk across most of the lakes in Minnesota because ice still covers the shimmering blue waters, there is … Continue reading

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They came to play

The major league baseball season is a real grind, you are scheduled to play 162 games in about 185 days give or take and that includes travel time. I am not even going to mention spring training and the post … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! Really?

Happy New Year! The temperature here in Minneapolis got down to a minus 8 degrees early this morning but as the calendar turns to a new month and a new year I know that spring training is not that far away. I wish I … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – November 18

11/18/1965 – Shortstop Zoilo Versalles is selected as the American League MVP getting 19 out of 20 first place votes. Versalles becomes the first Latin player and the first Minnesota Twins player to win a MVP award. Versalles led the AL … Continue reading

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How did Twins catchers fare in 2012

Twins catcher Joe Mauer has made it clear that he wants to be the team’s catcher. However, when you look at Joe’s body of work as the team backstop in 2012 you have to ask yourself if it is time … Continue reading

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