Tag Archives: Ron Gardenhire

Twins hodgepodge

Seems to be some validity to the complaining that the Twins best paid player Joe Mauer isn’t hitting with runners on base. Joe Mauer had the go-ahead single in the ninth inning for Minnesota on Monday, after he entered the game … Continue reading

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How can you not like the Twins signing Brandon Poulson

How often does this happen now days when baseball scouts scour the bushes around the world but yet a pitcher in California that can throw 100 MPH goes undrafted? Certainly not very often but the Minnesota Twins came up winners … Continue reading

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1965 All-Star game crossword puzzle

The excitement builds in Minnesota as the preparations continue for the 2014 All-Star game that will be played one week from today. The team hit the road for Seattle after Sunday’s loss to the New York Yankees and final preparations are being made … Continue reading

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How often do the Twins lose when they score 9 runs?

After the Twins lost 12-9 to the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on Saturday I wondered how often the Twins had lost games when they scored 9 runs. After Saturday’s defeat their 2014 record was 32 wins and 34 losses and … Continue reading

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Why is Jason Kubel still on this team

The 2014 season is almost one-third over and the Twins are hanging around the .500 mark give or take a few games. You could argue that the Twins are playing better than expected and that might be true but the roster … Continue reading

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Someone needs to wake Gardy up

I have been a Ron Gardenhire fan for a long time but I have to admit even I am more than a bit confused and irritated with his recent infatuation for having his players play multiple positions. I understand that a team … Continue reading

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According to Elias

Chris Colabello drove in four runs in Minnesota’s win in Cleveland yesterday, increasing his total this season to 11 RBIs. That’s the most RBIs any Twins player has had in the team’s first six games of a season since Bobby … Continue reading

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Did you know?

  The Twins finished spring training with a record of 9-16-3, their fewest spring wins since 1995 when they went 8-6. Aaron Hicks led the club in hits (17) for the second straight spring. The Twins drew 107,806 in attendance … Continue reading

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Barely a week left in spring training and things are not looking good

The Twins announced yesterday that RHP Vance Worley, who posted a 13.50 ERA in spring training, was sent outright to Class AAA Rochester on Friday. In order to send Worley to AAA Rochester, Worley has to clear waivers, which he did. … Continue reading

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Checking in again from Fort Myers

I know I have not written much lately but sometimes I just don’t feel like rehashing all the same stuff that all the other Twins blogs and writers are writing about day in and day out. It is still too early in … Continue reading

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Twins GM Terry Ryan battling cancer

  Twins Press Release 2/10/2014 2:03 P.M. ET Statement from Terry Ryan of the Minnesota Twins   Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – As the Minnesota Twins prepare to open Spring Training in Fort Myers, FL, I felt it was important to … Continue reading

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Looking at the Twins SO/9 ratio

Minnesota Twins pitchers have finished dead last in the American League in strikeouts the last three years and you all know where the team has finished in the standing during that time frame. When the Twins came into existence in 1961 … Continue reading

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Who can hit leadoff for Twins?

The Twins have not had a decent leadoff hitter since Denard Span was traded after the 2012 season and he was a good leadoff man, not a great one. This past season the hitters that Ron Gardenhire sent up to … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on recent Twins activities

According to a report by CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman the Twins have reached an agreement with Twins free agent pitcher Mike Pelfrey on a two-year $11MM. The report goes on to say that Pelfrey could also earn as much as $3.5 million in performance bonuses. … Continue reading

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Twins starters and pitch limits

The Twins have had a reputation for protecting their starting pitchers for many years and their method of choice for accomplishing this is to limit the number of pitches that their starters throw in a game. The Twins are not alone in counting … 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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Here and there

  Yesterday the Minnesota Twins announced that they have added Minnesota native and former Twins player Paul Molitor to their major league coaching staff. Molitor will oversee base running, bunting, infield instruction and positioning, plus assist with in-game strategy from the dugout … 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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Manager Gardenhire staying or going

  We will find out later today if Ron Gardenhire will win game 1,000 while wearing a Twins uniform or if he will be moving on to greener pastures. My guess is that Gardy will sign a new two-year deal to remain … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – September 25

9/25/1965 – The Twins Mudcat Grant one-hits the Washington Senators to win the first game of the DH, 5 – 0 at D.C. Stadium. Senators Don Blasingame‘s double in the 3rd is the only hit for Washington; it is the … Continue reading

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According to Elias

The Twins committed four errors and were blanked by a score of 11-0 in Oakland last night. It is only the second time that the Twins committed at least four errors in a shutout loss by a double-digit margin since the … Continue reading

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Calling Mr. Pohlad…

Due to the extended rain delay of four hours and 23 minutes, the Chicago White Sox are offering fans with tickets to Sunday’s game a complimentary ticket to a home game in April 2014 (excludes Opening Day and Boston series). … Continue reading

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A little of this and a little of that

Kevin Chapman‘s wild pitch scored Ryan Doumit with the go-ahead run in the 12th inning of the Twins’ 9-6 win at Houston. The last time Minnesota won a game in this manner was on September 20, 1984, when the White … Continue reading

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End of an era

The M&M era ended when the Twins announced on Saturday afternoon that they had traded 1B Justin Morneau to the Pittsburgh Pirates for outfielder Alex Presley and a PTBNL or cash. Morneau has always been one of my favorite Twins … Continue reading

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According to Elias

  Ron Gardenhire was pushing the right buttons on Thursday night. Pinch-hitter Chris Herrmann drove in pinch-runner Doug Bernier with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth as the Twins topped the White Sox, 4-3. Minnesota had only … Continue reading

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And leading off for the Twins…..

The Twins just can’t find a leadoff hitter this season. After trading both Denard Span and Ben Revere this past off-season, manager Gardenhire has been searching high and low to find someone who can fill that role. The Twins have tried 6 … Continue reading

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A little of this and a little of that

When I listened to the Twins radio broadcast of their game against the Astros on Sunday while waterproofing my deck I found it amusing that Dan Gladden and Cory Provus seemed to be making fun of the Astros high strikeout … Continue reading

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Almost at the All-Star break

The break for the 2013 All-Star game at Citi Field is just around the corner and it can’t get here quickly enough for the Twins who are mired in another losing streak and are now in New York to face … Continue reading

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The state of the Twins at mid-season

The Twins left Minnesota and the country yesterday with their tails between their legs after losing their fifth straight game and four in a row to those hated New York Yankees. The Yankees were slumping when they limped in to … Continue reading

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Twins Minor League Players of the Week & Month

Rochester (AAA-International League) left-handed pitcher Andrew Albers is the Twins Minor League Player of the Week. In two starts for the Red Wings, Albers went 2-0, pitching 15.0 innings allowing just four earned runs (2.40 ERA), with 11 strikeouts and … Continue reading

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