4:10 PM EST, Tue November 21, 2017
Twinkie Town Oct 27, 2017
Channeling your Joe Mauer Gold Glove snub anger

Channeling your Joe Mauer Gold Glove snub anger

Of course it’s dumb. It doesn’t matter. Be strong. Be brave. The general consensus among local fans and smart baseball folk is that Joe Mauer finally grew into his post-concussion role of first baseman in 2017. This could be confirmed by both “the eye test” (if you watched the Twins even a little this year, you know) and by the maths. Regardless of how many guys with dog avis on Twitter called him a pussy, his journey from replacement-level fielder to defensive asset seemed complete. So much so, in fact, that Gold Glove consideration was expected. So, of course, he didn’t even...
Twinkie Town Oct 26, 2017
Byron Buxton and Brian Dozier named gold glove finalists

Byron Buxton and Brian Dozier named gold glove finalists

Joe Mauer, however, was snubbed at first base. Rawlings Sports announced the Gold Glove finalists at each position today, a thing they do because the award is technically called the Rawlings Gold Glove. As expected, Byron Buxton was among the three AL center field finalists. Unexpectedly, however, Joe Mauer was not among the AL first base finalists, and Brian Dozier somehow made it into the AL second base finalists? This doesn’t make any sense. I don’t mean to hate on Brian Dozier or anything, but he’s not defensive standout at second base. Of the ten AL second baseman to play at...
Twinkie Town Oct 25, 2017
What to do at DH for the Twins

What to do at DH for the Twins

Going into the 2018 season, there are some obvious holes that the Twins need to fill. Namely, we all know they need better pitching, both in the rotation and in the bullpen. On the offensive side though, there isn’t as much that needs to be done. Jason Castro is locked up for two more years behind the plate. Believe it or not but Joe Mauer’s contract will finally end after this upcoming season, though first base may soon be filled by Miguel Sano. Second base is of course Brian Dozier, and an improved defensive showing in 2017 suggests that Jorge Polanco is still the shortstop for at...
Twinkie Town Oct 22, 2017
Comparing the Twins’ homegrown pitchers and batters since 2004

Comparing the Twins’ homegrown pitchers and batters since 2004

How did the 2017 youngsters compare to years past? Let’s take a look. One of the best parts of being a Twins fan is watching the team draft a player, bring him up through the minors, seeing him break into the majors, and (sometimes) be successful. It's one of those things to take pride in. Like, look at Joe Mauer (except for you, Blame Mauer bot). Mauer is every fan's dream. He was a number one overall pick who moved through the system with ease, put up historic numbers with the big kids, and brought the team accolades and many, many victories. It's just so satisfying. The theme of the...

Joe Mauer Photos

Twins Player News

  • Brian Dozier

    Brian Dozier Deal Would Bolster Boston's Infield Depth

  • Miguel Sano

    Twins 3B Sano to undergo surgery for leg injury