Joe Mauer Officially Retires: His letter to the fans

Joe Mauer officially announced on Friday that he is retiring from baseball. There will be a press conference for him on Monday morning. Below is his letter to the fans: Dear Twins Territory, After much consideration, I have decided to retire from playing baseball. This decision did not come easily as baseball always has been, and always will be, one of my greatest passions. The last few months of this season were very emotional for me and I wanted to take time to separate some of those emotions and think with a clear frame of mind. The decision came down … Continue reading Joe Mauer Officially Retires: His letter to the fans

Twins name Rocco Baldelli new manager

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN — The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have named Rocco Baldelli the 14th Manager in club history.  This will mark the first managerial assignment of Baldelli’s career and the first time for the Twins to hire a manager outside the organization since Ray Miller in 1985. Baldelli, 37, joins the Twins for what will be his 20th season in professional baseball.  The former outfielder most recently served as the Tampa Bay Rays major league field coordinator in 2018.  In that role, Baldelli assisted Manager Kevin Cash and Bench Coach Charlie Montoyo during games, worked with outfielders … Continue reading Twins name Rocco Baldelli new manager

Twins fire Paul Molitor

After four seasons, the Minnesota Twins have fired manager Paul Molitor. Molitor, who won his 300th game as a manager this year, was in the midst of a three year contract.  Molitor led the Twins to a 78-84 record this year after an unexpected post season appearance last year. Molitor was named the American League Manager of the year in 2017. “I would like to thank Paul for his tremendous dedication to the Minnesota Twins over his last four years as manager of this club,” said Twins Executive Vice President, Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey.  “Paul’s roots here run deep … Continue reading Twins fire Paul Molitor

Saints advance to American Association Championship Series

For the first time since 2011, the St. Paul Saints have advanced to the American Association Championship Series.  St. Paul moves on after posting a 1-0 win over Gary-SouthShore on Saturday, winning the North Division series three games to one. It was everything one would expect a playoff clinching game would be and then some.  A well-pitched game, a single run that proved to be the difference and when it was all said and done the Saints defeated the Gary SouthShore RailCats 1-0. The Saints will either face the Sioux City Explorers or Kansas City T-Bones in the championship series. … Continue reading Saints advance to American Association Championship Series

Twins deal Fernando Rodney to Oakland

The Twins fire sale of their roster continued Thursday night as they dealt closer Fernando Rodney to Oakland for a pitching prospect. Rodney follows Brian Dozier, Eduardo Escobar, Lance Lynn, Ryan Pressley and Zach Duke. The Twins announced tonight that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Dakota Chalmers from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for right-handed pitcher Fernando Rodney. Chalmers, 21, was drafted by Oakland in the 3rd round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft out of North Forsyth High School in Cumming, GA.  He appeared in two games (1 start) this season for Low-A Beloit, pitching 5.0 innings, allowing one … Continue reading Twins deal Fernando Rodney to Oakland

Chaska’s Hand impresses at All-Star game; likely his last as a Padre

By Scott Taylor WASHINGTON, D.C. — Even though he signed a three-year deal with the San Diego Padres back in January, Brad Hand doesn’t expect to be in San Diego next week.   In fact, the two-time National League All-Star and graduate of Chaska High School is so accustomed to trade talk that it floats off his back like the water on the ducks on the Lincoln Memorial’s Reflecting Pond.   “You know, there is nothing I can do to control that,” said Hand, who was followed around at the MLB All-Star Game yesterday by — you guessed it – … Continue reading Chaska’s Hand impresses at All-Star game; likely his last as a Padre

Photo Gallery: Twins beat Orioles

Twins beat the Orioles 5-2 at Target Field Thursday July 5. Photos by Paul Sinkler.  Click here for photo gallery TWINS NOTES: THE TWINS won the first of the three game series against Baltimore and the first of the 11-game homestand…snapped their six game losing streak and are now 3-10 in their last 13 games…improve to 3-1 against Baltimore this year and have won three straight over the O’s, improve to 9-3 in their last 12 games to the Orioles and 17-8 in their last 25…are now 6-11 against the AL East this year…improve to 21-20 at home and 10-18 … Continue reading Photo Gallery: Twins beat Orioles