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Twins and the rest of MLB are teeing off

Twins and the rest of MLB are teeing off

startribune.com     16+ hour, 5+ min ago

The Twins hit 11 home runs in a doubleheader Saturday -- including eight in the second-game onslaught against the Orioles. Baltimore's gory pitching staff was certainly a prime cu...

MLB home run records

MLB home run records

startribune.com     17+ hour, 5+ min ago

The major leagues, through Saturday, were on a pace to hit 6,440 home runs this season, well beyond the record set in 2017. The top 10 major league home run totals: Blake Cashman'...

Snow in your yard? No matter -- It's baseball weather at Target Field

startribune.com     1+ week ago

As I got ready to come to Target Field this morning, my wife looked out the window at the six inches of snow in our yard and said, "You've got to be kidding." And as I turned on the windshield wipers ...

With a presidential pitch, baseball gets a boost in Mexico

With a presidential pitch, baseball gets a boost in Mexico

startribune.com     1+ week ago

MONTERREY, Mexico -- The St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds and all of Major League Baseball will have one big fan rooting for them when they come together this weekend at Estadi...

Sometimes in snows at Target Field in April, but theres baseball to be played

Sometimes in snows at Target Field in April, but there's baseball to be played

startribune.com     1+ week ago

The Twins have called off tonight's game against the Detroit Tigers but are still planning to play Saturday and Sunday afternoon, when temperatures are expected to be in the 40 to ...

Congressmen want MLB documents on regional sports networks

Congressmen want MLB documents on regional sports networks

startribune.com     1+ week ago

NEW YORK -- Two congressmen want Major League Baseball to produce documents by April 25 tied to its attempt to purchase control of 21 regional sports networks. The two Democrats a...

Gophers coach John Anderson wins 1,300th baseball game

Gophers coach John Anderson wins 1,300th baseball game

startribune.com     2+ week ago

Easton Bertrand and Andrew Wilhite hit two-run homers and Gabe Knowles was 5-for-5 with two RBI as the Gophers routed St. Scholastica 14-4 on Tuesday in nonconference college baseb...

Minnesota Scene: Gophers post season-opening sweeps in baseball and softball

startribune.com     4+ week ago

The Gophers swept a baseball doubleheader from Penn State 7-5 and 8-6 on Sunday in University Park, Pa., completing a three-game sweep in their conference-opening series. Sophomore Easton Bertrand wa...

MLB managers top to bottom

MLB managers top to bottom

startribune.com     4+ week ago

The average age of major league managers got younger during the offseason, with six teams making new hires. Here are the ages of all 30 managers and a brief look at the six new one...

Minnesota Scene: Gophers get 21 hits in baseball win over Long Beach State

Minnesota Scene: Gophers get 21 hits in baseball win over Long Beach State

startribune.com     1+ mon ago

The Gophers won the decisive game of their three-game baseball series at Long Beach State, pounding out 21 hits in a 19-6 victory Sunday. The Gophers' hits included 11 doubles and...

Is Major League Baseball on the cusp of change with robot umpires and more?

startribune.com     1+ mon ago

Major League Baseball, with a traditional pace of change that can be generously described as "glacial," shook things up with some new initiatives announced last week. While some things implemented in...

Twins crush 6 home runs, take MLB lead in spring training bombs

Twins crush 6 home runs, take MLB lead in spring training bombs

startribune.com     1+ mon ago

By the end of the day, the Twins had six home runs -- including two by Ehire Adrianza -- as they outlasted Baltimore 12-8 at Hammond Stadium. Willians Astudillo, Luke Raley and Ty...

Column: Real change in baseball is yet to come

Column: Real change in baseball is yet to come

startribune.com     1+ mon ago

Five seconds hardly seems worth talking about, and in a way it's not. Trimming the time between innings might save a minute or two over the length of a game, but the real heavy lif...

Court upholds $1.5M award to analyst in MLB Network firing

Court upholds $1.5M award to analyst in MLB Network firing

startribune.com     1+ mon ago

NEWARK, N.J. -- A New Jersey appeals court on Thursday upheld a $1.5 million jury award to former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Mitch Williams stemming from his firing by the MLB N...

Former Twins manager Paul Molitor remains out of baseball for now

Former Twins manager Paul Molitor remains out of baseball for now

startribune.com     1+ mon ago

Twins Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey says the team and former manager Paul Molitor still haven't agreed on any new role Molitor might have with the club. "We chatted before s...

Major League Baseball teams getting wiser on contracts

Major League Baseball teams getting wiser on contracts

startribune.com     1+ mon ago

A Major League Baseball team not paying a 31-year-old pitcher as much as he wants isn't collusion. It's the market. The NFL routinely leaves competent veteran players out of work ...

Reusse: MLB teams getting wiser on contracts

Reusse: MLB teams getting wiser on contracts

startribune.com     1+ mon ago

A Major League Baseball team not paying a 31-year-old pitcher as much as he wants isn't collusion. It's the market. The NFL routinely leaves competent veteran players out of work ...

Video: Eagle pursues osprey, makes it drop a fish on a college baseball game

Video: Eagle pursues osprey, makes it drop a fish on a college baseball game

startribune.com     1+ mon ago

I don't know what else to tell you other than that I promise I didn't make up anything sensational in the headline. That is, indeed, exactly what happened during a Jacksonville St...

Twins five free-agent signings near most in baseball

Twins' five free-agent signings near most in baseball

startribune.com     1+ mon ago

Copy shortlink: The Twins haven't made a free-agent splash this offseason like the one the Padres made with Manny Machado. But the...

List of MLB's 100 best players is an indictment of Twins' farm system

startribune.com     1+ mon ago

Welcome to the Friday edition of The Cooler, where you can always count on the Wild to salvage something from a bad sports night. Let's get to it: On the list, we find just two Twins players: pitcher...

Gophers rally to beat Gonzaga in baseball season opener

Gophers rally to beat Gonzaga in baseball season opener

startribune.com     2+ mon ago

The Gophers baseball team rallied for six runs in the top of the eighth inning to defeat Gonzaga 8-5 on Friday night in the College Baseball Classic in Surprise, Ariz. Easton Bert...

Twins leader Derek Falvey says more free-agent moves are possible

Twins leader Derek Falvey says more free-agent moves are possible

startribune.com     2+ mon ago

Minneapolis Mayor Frey draws attention to 'desperately needed' mental health services for restaurant servers Twins Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey said the second straight sea...

Baseball Hall of Fame voters volunteer for a thankless job

startribune.com     2+ mon ago

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Baseball Prospectus top 101 list: How should we view Twins prospects?

Baseball Prospectus top 101 list: How should we view Twins' prospects?

startribune.com     2+ mon ago

If you're framing it only in terms of the top 101, you might view it as a negative that the Twins only have three players on the list. That's not bad in a vacuum, but they've had m...

AP source: MLB seeks to increase DL, option time

AP source: MLB seeks to increase DL, option time

startribune.com     2+ mon ago

NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball has proposed going back to a 15-day disabled list and increasing the time optioned players usually must spend in the minor leagues, a person famil...

Poll: Should Joe Mauer be voted into baseballs Hall of Fame?

Poll: Should Joe Mauer be voted into baseball's Hall of Fame?

startribune.com     2+ mon ago

Poll: Grade Minnesota's new tourism slogan What do you think of the new Minnesota tourism agency's marketing slogan, "Find Your True North"? Poll: Should the Gophers and Wolves p...

Rocco Baldelli's baseball journey has led him to the Twins

startribune.com     3+ mon ago

Warwick, R.I. - Everything Rocco Baldelli ever needed to know, he learned in high school. Bishop Hendricken Catholic School, in Warwick, R.I., where an understated schoolhouse fronts the complex of pr...

Twins agree to deal with lefthanded pitcher Martin Perez

Twins agree to deal with lefthanded pitcher Martin Perez

startribune.com     3+ mon ago

Perez, 27, has pitched the past seven seasons for the Texas Rangers. He was a starter in 128 of his 141 appearances, going 43-49 with a 4.67 ERA. He was 2-7 with a 6.22 ERA in 201...

Twins Astudillo breaks every baseball rule during this home run

Twins' Astudillo breaks every baseball 'rule' during this home run

startribune.com     3+ mon ago

I've been somewhere between intrigued and fascinated with Willians Astudillo ever since the Twins called him up last year and I realized he barely ever walks or strikes out. And: ...

APNewsBreak: Average MLB salary down for 1st time since 04

APNewsBreak: Average MLB salary down for 1st time since '04

startribune.com     4+ mon ago

The average major league salary dropped this year for the first time since 2004 and for only the fourth time since record-keeping started 50 years ago, according to the players' as...

Winter meetings come and go without the Twins making a move

startribune.com     4+ mon ago

LAS VEGAS - The Rule 5 draft had not ended Thursday when some Twins officials -- including Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey and manager Rocco Baldelli -- headed for McCarran International Airport. ...

New Twins manager Rocco Baldelli will visit Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano

startribune.com     4+ mon ago

LAS VEGAS -- The Twins can upgrade their roster by savvy trades or aggressive free agent purchases. But everything this offseason continues to focus on Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton. Getting the pair o...

How in the world did Harold Baines get elected to the baseball Hall of Fame?

How in the world did Harold Baines get elected to the baseball Hall of Fame?

startribune.com     4+ mon ago

My dad asked if Mattingly was in the Hall of Fame, and I said "no," but then I hopped onto Baseball Reference to confirm my answer (it was correct) and started rattling off Donnie ...

Twins to-do list at baseballs winter meetings

Twins' to-do list at baseball's winter meetings

startribune.com     4+ mon ago

o Find a ninth-inning guy: The Twins finished last season without a designated closer, so they need one. Keep in mind that the Twins aren't expected to be ready to take over the AL...

Twins arent expected to roll the dice at Major League Baseballs winter meetings

Twins aren't expected to roll the dice at Major League Baseball's winter meetings

startribune.com     4+ mon ago

The Twins have filled their opening at second base, assembled options for first base and feel comfortable with four-fifths of their starting rotation. That leaves one position, ma...

Ex-Twin Delmon Young wins home run derby in Venezuela, beating MLB stars along the way

startribune.com     4+ mon ago

Over the weekend former Minnesota Twins outfielder Delmon Young outslugged National League All-Stars Willson Contreras and Eugenio Suarez and the NL Rookie of the Year Ronald Acuna to win a derby put ...

Ex-Twins coach Jeff Pickler joins Red baseball staff

Ex-Twins coach Jeff Pickler joins Red baseball staff

startribune.com     4+ mon ago

Former Twins coach Jeff Pickler has accepted a position on manager David Bell's staff with the Cincinnati Reds. Pickler spent the past two seasons as the coordinator of major leagu...

Twins to name Arkansas' Wes Johnson as pitching coach

startribune.com     5+ mon ago

The Twins' new pitching coach has, like the manager he'll work under, no experience at the major league level. But Wes Johnson, the University of Arkansas pitching coach who according to an MLB source...

Joe Mauer will officially retire from baseball

startribune.com     5+ mon ago

It was an unremarkable play during a unmemorable game, so innocuous that it doesn't appear in the box score. But it wound up changing Twins history. Joe Mauer has played his final game, a decision he...

Glynn, Guardado, Pickler, Smith, Alston won't return as Twins coaches

startribune.com     5+ mon ago

After hiring Rocco Baldelli as manager Thursday, the Twins went right to work on shaping their coaching staff for 2019. Five members of the staff -- pitching coach Garvin Alston, first base coach Jef...

Twins manager Rocco Baldelli: 'I'm absolutely ecstatic'

startribune.com     5+ mon ago

Just as shifting fielders, using "openers" instead of starters and evaluating spin rates are reflective of baseball today, the process of hiring the modern manager requires innovation. "Gone are the ...

Baldelli met Minh Pham in youth baseball, and they became brothers

startribune.com     5+ mon ago

The Pham family escaped from Vietnam in 1981. The baby, Minh, was six weeks old when they left for the United States. The Phams settled in Woonsocket, R.I. It is a city of 40,000 that sits on the sout...

Rocco Baldelli set to be next Twins manager

startribune.com     5+ mon ago

Rocco Baldelli emerged as the leading candidate to become the 14th manager in Twins history late Wednesday, and an announcement on his hiring is expected today. Twins bench coach Derek Shelton is no ...

The dollar is strong in MLB, World Series pairing indicates

startribune.com     6+ mon ago

Aside from the geographical rivalry that makes it difficult for any Minnesota fan to root for a Wisconsin team under any circumstances, Milwaukee's Game 7 National League Championship Series loss at h...


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