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Minnesota Twins: Zoilo Versalles put it all together in 1965

When we look back on previous Most Valuable Player Award winners over the years, we see a lot of well-known names: Hall of Famers and other stars who had long and prosperous careers. Other times, we see players that aren’t as well known, who may have had one or two good seasons in a career […] Minnesota Twins: Zoilo Versalles put it all together in 1965 - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - Minnesota Twins News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Oct 15, 2021

Minnesota Twins: Grading each Reliever’s 2021 Season

Since I started writing at Puckett’s Pond, I’ve concluded each season by grading every Minnesota Twins player’s individual season performance. In each of the past two seasons, I’ve had the ability to give out solid grades, but this year, very few people are going to earn passing marks. After a tough season, one group stands […] Minnesota Twins: Grading each Reliever’s 2021 Season - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - Minnesota Twins News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Oct 13, 2021

Minnesota Twins: Grading each Outfielder’s 2021 Season

Since I started writing at Puckett’s Pond, I’ve concluded each season by grading every Minnesota Twins player’s individual season performance. In each of the past two seasons, I’ve had the ability to give out solid grades, but this year, very few people are going to earn passing marks. I wrapped up the grades for the […] Minnesota Twins: Grading each Outfielder’s 2021 Season - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - Minnesota Twins News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Oct 12, 2021

A Lineup With My Favorite Minnesota Twins Part 1

Now that the Minnesota Twins have closed the book on their 2021 season, it is natural for fans to look to the future. In the short-term, since we are all baseball fans, we look forward to riveting and exciting playoff action and, of course, a World Series for the ages. But our minds naturally also […] A Lineup With My Favorite Minnesota Twins Part 1 - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - Minnesota Twins News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Oct 6, 2021

Minnesota Twins: 3 proposed trades to upgrade the rotation

In case you hadn’t heard, the Minnesota Twins are in need of starting pitching this offseason. If they want to be a contender in 2022, they’ll probably have to add at least two solid arms to the starting rotation. How will they go about doing this? In a previous post, we took a look at […] Minnesota Twins: 3 proposed trades to upgrade the rotation - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - Minnesota Twins News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Oct 5, 2021

Minnesota Twins: Grading each Infielder’s 2021 Season

Since I started writing at Puckett’s Pond, I’ve concluded every season by grading each Minnesota Twins player’s individual season performance. In each of the past two seasons, I’ve had the ability to give out solid grades, but this year, very few people are going to earn passing marks. The first group we’re going to look […] Minnesota Twins: Grading each Infielder’s 2021 Season - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - Minnesota Twins News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Oct 4, 2021

Minnesota Twins: Offseason Blueprint to Move Back into Contention

The Minnesota Twins 2021 season is now in the rearview mirror, and it was an unmitigated disaster when compared to the expectations when the season began. A 73-89 finish, free agency flops, injuries everywhere, and a tear down that stopped just short of a full fire sale. The Twins sent away three starting pitchers (two […] Minnesota Twins: Offseason Blueprint to Move Back into Contention - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - Minnesota Twins News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Oct 4, 2021

Minnesota Twins: 3 reasons to avoid signing Carlos Correa

In a previous post, we outlined three reasons why the Minnesota Twins should pursue free agent shortstop Carlos Correa this offseason. As we pointed out in that article, Correa might be the biggest name set to become a free agent this winter, and several teams, including the Twins, are rumored to be interested. It makes […] Minnesota Twins: 3 reasons to avoid signing Carlos Correa - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - Minnesota Twins News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Oct 3, 2021

Minnesota Twins: My 2021 season-ending emotions

After the Minnesota Twins’ 2020 postseason season finale, I was left with a huge lump in my throat. The emotions were akin to that of grieving. I was sad to see 2020 slip away in disappointment to a very beatable Houston Astros team. Minnesota Twins: Early Excitement Dashed As 2021 approached we couldn’t help but […] Minnesota Twins: My 2021 season-ending emotions - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - Minnesota Twins News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Oct 2, 2021

Minnesota Twins: A look at some past number eight draft picks

After the conclusion of play on Friday, which included a Minnesota Twins loss to the Kansas City Royals, the Twins were guaranteed to receive the number eight overall pick in the 2022 baseball amateur draft. There are many players who have been selected there over the years that didn’t have a notable major league career. […] Minnesota Twins: A look at some past number eight draft picks - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - Minnesota Twins News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Oct 2, 2021

Minnesota Twins: 3 reasons to try to sign Carlos Correa

The Minnesota Twins‘ 2021 season is about to come to a close, and there’s already been plenty of talk regarding what the team might do this offseason to jump back into contention after a disappointing season in which they will finish in the American League Central basement. The shortstop position is one at which there […] Minnesota Twins: 3 reasons to try to sign Carlos Correa - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - Minnesota Twins News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Oct 1, 2021

Minnesota Twins: Rising Apple weighs in on Byron Buxton

Before we dive in, let’s make one thing clear: Our first preference is for the Minnesota Twins to keep Byron Buxton and sign him to a long-term deal, as we’ve discussed on these pages before. However, as the two sides have been unable to come to an agreement on a contract extension, talk of a […] Minnesota Twins: Rising Apple weighs in on Byron Buxton - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - Minnesota Twins News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Sep 30, 2021

5 players you forgot were on the Minnesota Twins in 2021

As the 2021 MLB regular season winds down to a close, a lot of us will be pausing to remember everything that happened over the course of a season. As we know, the Minnesota Twins have had a disappointing year, so there’s a lot we’d like to forget. Still, six months, plus spring training, is […] 5 players you forgot were on the Minnesota Twins in 2021 - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - Minnesota Twins News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Sep 29, 2021

Minnesota Twins: The Talented and Classy Tony Oliva

The Minnesota Twins have been fortunate to have many international players grace their lineups. This has included a bevy of dynamic individuals who have captivated the fans and who have been an integral part of the team’s success. To commemorate Hispanic History Month, we would like to celebrate a Twins legend. A person who was […] Minnesota Twins: The Talented and Classy Tony Oliva - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - Minnesota Twins News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Sep 29, 2021

Minnesota Twins: What’s the team’s longest winning streak?

With the St. Louis Cardinals currently in the middle of a 17-game winning streak, we thought it would be a good time to take a look back at the longest such streak in Minnesota Twins history. In 1991, the eventual World Series Champions won 15 straight from June 1 to June 16. It also seems […] Minnesota Twins: What’s the team’s longest winning streak? - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - Minnesota Twins News, Rumors, and Fan Community