The Oakland A’s are 23-26, losers of 6 of their last 7 and in last place in the AL West. On top of all of that, there is turmoil in the bullpen. Recent comments by closer (at least while Andrew Bailey is hurt) Brian Fuentes strongly criticized Manager Bob Geren for his handling of the relief corps. Fuentes complained about being brought into a game in the 8th inning and … [Read more...] about Bob Geren and the Oakland Athletics Bullpen
Last season, I know first hand what Target Field did for Minnesota Twins fans. Sure, it gave us one of, if not the league’s best stadium. But it gave us false hope. It made us Twins fans think that without an ace and a lineup filled with major holes, we still had a chance to compete with the Yankees, Red Sox and Rays. Well, if the AL Divisional Series was any indication, the … [Read more...] about Minnesota Twins Season Preview
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was ejected by Hunter Wendelstedt in the seventh inning of Thursday’s game against the Yankees at Target Field. This put the club down 2-0 and in a bind because Phil Hughes is now on the horizon for Saturday night’s game in the Big Apple. It was obvious that Carl Pavano was getting squeezed when he appeared to have struck out Lance … [Read more...] about Ron Gardenhire not at Fault for Minnesota Twins Collapse
The Minnesota Twins starting rotation has had a very successful season. They're the primary reason the team has qualified for the playoffs and hope to solidify home field advantage during this final week of the season. Francisco Liriano, Scott Baker, Brian Duensing, Kevin Slowey, Carl Pavano, and Nick Blackburn have all achieved at least ten wins this season. This demonstrates … [Read more...] about Who is the Minnesota Twins Postseason Closer?
Kevin Slowey, Nick Blackburn, and Scott Baker are all products of the Minnesota Twins’ farm system. The trio of mid-to-late 20 year old right-handed hurlers all have an efficiency of motion. This isn’t the first time the team’s fans have seen a similar style. Brad Radke was the organization’s molding of Greg Maddux-a poor man’s version mind you. Rick Anderson has been a … [Read more...] about Efficiency or Lack of Freedom in the Twins Rotation?