TWINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Minnesota Twins: If Brunansky is Let Go, Who Could Replace Him?

With the offense on the rocks, who could the Minnesota Twins potentially look to as hitting coach? A lot has been made about the Minnesota Twins and their struggling offense. The team has put together a very inconsistent performance thus far and despite a slight improvement over the start of the season, the offense still […] Minnesota Twins: If Brunansky is Let Go, Who Could Replace...
Via Puckett's Pond
9 minutes ago

Minnesota Twins Game Grades: Can’t Solve Royals

Minnesota Twins still can’t figure the Kansas City Royals in loss The Minnesota Twins have dropped yet another game to the Royals and have fallen to 11-34 overall. Ervin Santana got the start for the Twins. Santana has been solid for Minnesota in this nightmarish season. Ervin, however, got in on the misery with a […] Minnesota Twins Game Grades: Can’t Solve Royals - Puckett...
Via Puckett's Pond
2 hours ago

Twins' bullpen is taxed, but does job vs. KC

Twins relievers Michael Tonkin, Ryan Pressly, Brandon Kintzler and Fernando Abad combined to give up one run over 5 1/3 innings, but it wasn't enough in a 7-4 loss at Target Field.
Via Twins.com
9 hours ago

Duffey aims to help Twins slow Royals' series roll

Royals right-hander Dillon Gee (2-1, 2.90 ERA) will take the mound against Twins righty Tyler Duffey (1-3, 3.30) in the finale of this three-game set on Wednesday afternoon at Target Field.
Via Twins.com
9 hours ago

Twins Minor League Report (5/24): Jay Sets Career Mark

Baseball's rich history is something that draws fans to the game. Records are meant to be set and records are meant to be broken. That's all part of the game.There were a few records on the line as Tuesday's action got underway. Randy LeBlanc entered his start with the Kernels in the midst of an impressive scoreless streak. He hadn't allowed a run in 28 innings before taking the...
Via North Dakota Twins Fan
11 hours ago

Three moves to fix the Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins are 11-33. The time has passed for shuffling deck chairs. It’s time to start making some meaningful changes, even if they’re painful, in an effort to shake up the short term and affect the long term. There’s no shortage of takes on this online right now in forums and on social media, so you’ve probably read some of them by now. But I thought I’d throw...
Via Today's Knuckleball
16 hours ago

Twins announcer Dick Bremer confronted by player for negative commentary

Minnesota Twins play-by-play man Dick Bremer may not be that popular in the Twins’ clubhouse these days. In an interview with WDAY 970’s Mike McFeely, Bremer said he was confronted by a member of the team for being too negative about their struggles. “I make it a practice to go in the clubhouse every day and go down on the field, so if a player has a complaint about something...
Via Sportsnaut
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins player ‘confronted’ team play-by-play announcer over negative remarks

The Minnesota Twins are on pace for their worst 162-game season in franchise history. Not much has gone right thus far for the 11-33 Twins, and that has made it difficult for broadcasters and people who are covering the team to stay positive about what fans are seeing. Just ask Dick Bremer. Bremer, the Twins’ play-by-play announcer for FOX Sports North, recently told Mike McFeely...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Ups and Downs After Week 7

Minnesota Twins Trends: Well, That Escalated Quickly Last week, the Twins were showing signs of life on the mound and at the plate. They were going to be facing two teams that were struggling to not only win games, but even keep them close in Detroit and Toronto. So, of course, the Twins went 1-6 […] Minnesota Twins Ups and Downs After Week 7 - Puckett's Pond - Puckett's Pond ...
Via Puckett's Pond
1 day ago

Twins TV broadcaster says player confronted him about on-air criticism

There is plenty of frustration to go around in the Minnesota Twins' clubhouse, as TV play-by-play man Dick Bremer found out firsthand.Bremer told WDAY Radio in Fargo, N.D., that he recently was confronted by an unnamed Twins player who was unhappy about critical remarks Bremer made during a broadcast."I make it a practice to go in the clubhouse every day and go down on the field...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sano learns tough outfield lesson against KC

Twins manager Paul Molitor is willing to be patient with Miguel Sano in his first season in right field and understands mistakes will happen as Sano makes the transition from the infield.
Via Twins.com
1 day ago

Nolasco falters badly in Twins' 10-4 loss to Royals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) In his three seasons in Minnesota, Ricky Nolasco has become the poster child for the ailing Twins franchise. When he hasn't been hurt, Nolasco has been battered by opposing hitters, and the four-year, $49 million contract the Twins gave him has been one of several moves that have not panned out. Nolasco failed to make it out of the third inning for the fourth time...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mauer homers early but Twins fall 10-4 to Royals

MINNEAPOLIS -- Salvador Perez had a career-high five hits, including a double, a triple and an RBI, to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 10-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.Paulo Orlando added three hits and two RBIs in the rain-delayed game for the Royals, who put All-Star outfielder Alex Gordon on the disabled list on Monday with a fractured right wrist.Ricky Nolasco...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Deterioration of Kevin Jepsen

Photo Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn- USA Today SportsIn the midst of a surprise playoff push last season, the Twins dealt two minor league players including one of the team's top-20 prospects for some relief help. Kevin Jepsen had playoff experience during his time in Los Angeles and he had been productive with Tampa Bay. There was an extra year of team control attached to Jepsen so Minnesota...
Via North Dakota Twins Fan
1 day ago

Twins Prospect Tyler Jay Can Start and Finish

The Minnesota Twins know that left-handed pitching prospect Tyler Jay can close out ball games. The question is will he start in the big leagues? Photo credit: MiLB The Twins selected Jay as their first-round draft pick in 2015 (6th overall). Jay pitched three seasons for the University of Illinois, where Head Coach Dan Hartlieb used Jay as a lights-out closer for the Fighting...
Via Legends On Deck
2 days ago

Is all hope lost for the 2016 Minnesota Twins?

The diehard Minnesota Twins baseball fan will never say the season is over. However with a 10-31 record and both an offense and pitching staff that have continued to struggle, find me a positive note for this organization. Following a loss against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, the franchise has the worst record in baseball and is already 14.5 games back of the division. The Twins...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dean's solid first start helps Twins bust eight-game losing streak

MINNEAPOLIS -- Eduardo Nunez homered to cap a five-run rally in the eighth inning as the Minnesota Twins suddenly broke loose to beat the Minnesota Twins 5-3 Saturday. The Twins had been shut out on just one hit -- a double by Nunez -- by J.A. Happ and trailed 2-0 going into the eighth. They came back to win for only the fourth time in 21 games. Danny Santana tied it with a two-run...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the 10-29 Twins driving Paul Molitor into the ground? We asked him

On Monday night, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus had a meltdown that alarmed even his friends in baseball, earning a one-game suspension for an ejection that he capped off by covering home plate with his sweatshirt.It pained me to see Ausmus, one of the calmest, most confident men in baseball, appear to crack. His outburst, he told reporters, was "the culmination of a lot of things" ...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Fans Sound off About UND Hockey Being Honored at Sunday's Game

Yesterday, the UND hockey team announced that the Minnesota Twins will honor the 2015-16 UND Hockey team with a pre-game ceremony that will begin at approximately 12:45 p.m. CT on Sunday, May 22, 2016.The event in question will feature a video celebrating the Fighting Hawks’ national championship run. Each player will be introduced on the stadium video board and UND head coach...
Via Goon's World
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brad Ausmus loses his mind during ejection

Brad Ausmus lost his mind as he was ejected from Monday’s Detroit Tigers game against the Minnesota Twins. Ausmus’ Tigers scored eight runs in the bottom of the first to get off to a great start, but then they saw the lead evaporate over the next few innings. By the bottom of the fourth, the score was 8-7. So you can imagine why Ausmus was frustrated then when Nick Castellanos...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hope is all but completely gone for the Minnesota Twins

Optimism can only carry Minnesota Twins nation for so long. The franchise continued its worst start in franchise history on Wednesday in a loss to the Baltimore Orioles. The last time Minnesota was 8-24 John F. Kennedy was president and the Twins had relocated to Washington D.C. Anytime a team makes history for the number of losses to start a season, it is safe to say nothing positive...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Twins ballboy makes great diving catch, saves fan

Any team in need of a decent fielder should reach out to one particular Minnesota Twins ballboy right now. It’s been a rough season for the 8-24 Twins thus far, but on Tuesday night, the ballboy provided what may have been the best play of the season at Target Field so far. When a foul ball came flying down the first-base line, the ballboy laid out and made a spectacular diving...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Minnesota Twins Pitcher Tyler Duffy Struck Out Four Batters in One Inning

Minnesota Twins pitcher Tyler Duffy had a career-high 9 strikeouts in a 3-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. That's impressive, but what's even more incredible is that four of those strikeouts came in the same inning. RELATED: Under Armour Signs Bryce Harper to the Biggest Endorsement Deal in MLB History The 25-year old opened the seventh inning by striking out Brett...
Via Stack
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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