[caption id="attachment_105385" align="alignnone" width="519"] Aaron Judge (Sept. 30, 2017 - Source: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images North America)[/caption] NEW YORK - It's time to start the drive on the road to the fall classic tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern time. It's a matchup that most fans and reporters never saw coming. The Minnesota Twins take on the New York Yankees in the big apple. It's time to root for the underdogs and feel the euphoria
The New York Yankees continue to push for a trade for Sonny Gray, but in case there are any snags in trade talks, they were able to land Jaime Garcia. Late Saturday night, the Yankees and Minnesota Twins were closing in on a trade to send Garcia to New York. On Sunday morning, the Yankees and Twins agreed on the deal to send Jaime Garcia to the Bronx with pitching
The Minnesota Twins have surprised this season. Many experts didn't expect the Twins to be over .500 in mid-July, let alone in the hunt for one of the two Wild Card spots in the American League. As of the of July 16th, the Twins are 46-45. Two games behind the A.L. Central leading Cleveland Indians and a game and a half behind the New York Yankees for the final A.L.
The 2017 Major League Baseball Draft is officially in the books. The Minnesota Twins had the first selection and while there were countless speculations of who would they take, they still managed to shake things up. The Twins took Southern California prep shortstop Royce Lewis as the No. 1 overall pick. The Twins were linked to the likes of Brendan McKay, Kyle Wright, and Mackenzie Gore who were all expected
There are plenty of reasons that baseball is considered to be America's pastime. For starters, you have players like Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees who captivate audiences with every at-bat. There is the enjoyment of sitting in a ballpark, enjoying the smell of the grass and hearing the sound of the glove while enjoying a hot dog. But there is another reason that is on full display this
One week of the 2017 Major League Baseball season is officially in the books. The owners of the American League’s best record if the Minnesota Twins. Yes, you read that correctly. At 5-1, the Twins are off to their best start since 1987. Just throwing this out there, they won the World Series that year. If you think I’m changing my World Series pick to the Twins, you’re going to
Back in 2015, when no one expected the Minnesota Twins to be any good. But somehow, the team played well above expectations. They would finish the season above .500 with an 83-79 record. This would good for second in the American League Central division, finishing only behind the eventual World Series Champions, the Kansas City Royals. In that season they also only missed out on the playoffs by three games.
Saying the Minnesota Twins were bad in 2016 would be an understatement. They were coming off of an encouraging 2015 season on the backs of rookies Miguel Sano, Eddie Rosario, and Byron Buxton. Jose Berrios and Max Kepler would join them at the start of 2016, and the Twins had high hopes to start the season. Things would fall apart very quickly for the Twins, starting the season with nine
Despite being the only team in the majors to lose 100 games last year, the Minnesota Twins were actually a fairly average offensive team. They were one of eight teams in the AL to hit more than 200 homers, they ranked ninth in runs scored and walked in 8.2% of their plate appearances, good for fifth-best in the league. The Twins have been one of the least active teams during
For the last few years, the majority of Minnesota’s rotation has been a piecing together of major league veterans striving to simply give the team plenty of innings over the course of the season. 2017 may be the last of those seasons though, because there are a number of talented youngsters expected to be MLB-ready by the middle of this year and early in 2018 as well. Jose Berrios was