11:08 AM EDT, Tue June 18, 2019
Twinkie Town 8 mins ago
A meaningful starter upgrade will be hard to come by for the Twins

A meaningful starter upgrade will be hard to come by for the Twins

Look, it’s not gonna be easy to just trade for an “ace” The Twins have a pretty good rotation this year. Right now, Jake Odorizzi is among the best pitchers in baseball. Jose Berrios is not far from that conversation either. Kyle Gibson has been the face of consistent success. Even Martin Perez has done well, and Michael Pineda is pretty doggone alright for a fifth starter. Devin Smeltzer and Kohl Stewart have both been adequate in a fill-in role, and there are other prospects that haven’t even been called up. Let’s focus on the first four guys though, because that is what the...
Twinkie Town 1 hour ago
Evaluating Miguel Sano after his first full month

Evaluating Miguel Sano after his first full month

How is the former top prospect doing in 2019? Miguel Sano has gone from being a cornerstone of the Twins future to simply being another power bat who hits in the lower half of the order in a matter of just a few years. His career has been filled with flashes of stardom overshadowed by injuries and health issues, plus battles with his weight. Coming into 2019 it was seen as a make or break season for Sano, but then he got hurt before Spring Training and ended up missing more than a month to start the season. Now he has returned with something to prove and we will see how he has fared through...
Puckett's Pond 2 hours ago

Ranking the Minnesota Twins starting rotation

The Minnesota Twins offense has gotten a lot of the credit this year, but the pitching staff has been wonderful, let’s take a look at the rotation ranked from 5-1. The Minnesota Twins have been dominant at the plate  but haven’t gotten enough credit when it comes to the guys on the mound. Who ranks […] Ranking the Minnesota Twins starting rotation - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Twinkie Town 3 hours ago
Twinkie Town Talk: Eating Mayo from the jar edition

Twinkie Town Talk: Eating Mayo from the jar edition

Things you might have missed on this site yesterday: Last week highlighted a couple areas the Twins could probably improve on, despite the winning record, writes BigTakes. Big if taken. I think thats how that goes. The next cut for the MLB All-Star game is coming soon. A few Twins are still leading their positions, but more are on the bubble and need your votes! Unless you’re a Royals fan who somehow found your way over here. We haven’t forgotten how you guys rigged the election worse than a hanging chad. That joke just went over the head of anyone younger than 27. Jose Berrios...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 10 hours ago

Berrios was ready to face Red Sox

The Twins righthander made one of his best starts of the season in the 2-0 loss to Boston on Monday.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 10 hours ago

Berrios can't save Twins against Boston

The Red Sox won a pitching duel over the Twins 2-0, with Rick Porcello getting the best of Jose Berrios.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 10 hours ago

Twins postgame: The Twins bunting, Parker's pitch selection and Buxton's return

The Twins lost 2-0 to Boston on Monday despite eight solid innings from Jose Berrios
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 11 hours ago

Monday's Twins-Boston game recap

Former AL Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello pitched seven shutout innings for the Red Sox, giving up four hits and walking one while striking out eight.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 11 hours ago

Porcello pitches Red Sox past Twins 2-0 with 7 scoreless

Rick Porcello pitched seven shutout innings for Boston to outduel Minnesota ace Jose Berrios, and the Red Sox stretched their winning streak to a season-high six straight games with a 2-0 victory over the Twins on Monday night.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 19 hours ago

Twins nearing major league record for consecutive games with a home run

The Twins have homered in 20 straight games, two short of Colorado's 2104 record.
NESN.com 19 hours ago

Red Sox Roster Moves: Two Pitchers Rejoin Boston Before Series Vs. Twins

The Boston Red Sox announced several roster moves Monday before beginning their three-game series against the Minnesota Twins at Target... Read More »
Twinkie Town 19 hours ago
All-Star voting update: Polanco holds lead at shortstop, Castro falls out of top three catchers

All-Star voting update: Polanco holds lead at shortstop, Castro falls out of top three catchers

Four Twins are in line to advance to the Starters’ Election entering the final week of primary voting. REMINDER: Vote for your Twins here! The official website of Major League Baseball has released a second and final update of the 2019 All-Star primary voting. While results still project well from a Twins perspective, there is one fewer Minnesotan in line to advance to the starters’ election than the five in the previous update. Here’s how all the Twins on the ballot are currently performing, starting with those in line to move forward. (All vote totals are rounded to the nearest...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 21 hours ago

Jorge Polanco leads All-Star Game voting among American League shortstops

First baseman C.J. Cron, outfielder Eddie Rosario and designated hitter Nelson Cruz should also make the 'runoff' election.
Twinkie Town 23 hours ago
Twins reveal areas of concern during home stand

Twins reveal areas of concern during home stand

Last week shows shaky defense and bad bullpen work Yes, the Minnesota Twins are still winning baseball games, which is great. However, this home stand has revealed some issues that cannot go unrecognized. I’m here to be the pessimist that opens other fans’ eyes. I still think that this team is one of the best in the league, but there are actually areas where the Twins can improve and even better themselves. Issue #1 Over the last six games, Minnesota has thrown some pretty sloppy defense out onto the field. The Twins had played great defense up until this home stand, but that...
Puckett's Pond Jun 17, 2019

Minnesota Twins: Prospect profile SS Royce Lewis

With the Minnesota Twins continuing to dominate competition at the highest level, let’s take a look at their prized prospect Royce Lewis, and see how his season has gone thus far. Royce Lewis, the first overall selection of the 2017 MLB draft, had an outstanding first full year in the minor leagues. He was able […] Minnesota Twins: Prospect profile SS Royce Lewis - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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    Jose Berrios

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    Nelson Cruz

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  • 1 Michael Pineda

    Michael Pineda

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  • 1 C.J. Cron

    C.J. Cron

    Red Sox 2, Twins 0: Offense spoils Berrios’ excellent outing

  • 1 Jorge Polanco

    Jorge Polanco

    Jorge Polanco leads All-Star Game voting among American League shortstops

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