The Good and Bad of the Matt Capps Deal for the Minnesota Twins

Matt Capps

Roy Oswalt is changing uniforms and his presence instantly makes his new team a World Series contender.

Those words would’ve been music to the ears of Minnesota had the Twins been the team in question. [Read more…]

Minnesota Twins Trade for Matt Capps; A Win and a Loss?

Minnesota Twins acquired Nationals Closer Matt Capps

Quick question: What would you consider more satisfying, a piece of perfectly seasoned but dry beef jerky that takes a long time to chew before you can swallow it or a super sweet piece of gum that is great tasting at first but eventually leaves your palate bland and must be spit out? Think about it, we’ll get to the point of that query later.

The Twins now have a former Washington Nationals closer as their closer for 2010. Well, they did before today too, but they have a new one, or a different one, or… whatever. The Twins traded Wilson Ramos and a minor league pitcher for Matt Capps Thursday night. I wish I could accurately describe my waffling emotions. It’s taken me nearly an hour just to write an opening paragraph. I don’t really love the trade. I initially hated it. I’m pleased the front office is trying, though I wished they would have gotten a little more to show for “trying.”

If you can’t tell, it’s really hard to judge this trade as it’s one that could have dramatic short and long term ramifications.

By Peter Christian

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Minnesota Twins Offseason Has to be Considered a Failure

Ron Gardenhire

Fresh off a series loss to the Cleveland Indians, the Minnesota Twins have to be staring into the mirror asking themselves some serious questions about the last nine months.   [Read more…]

Cliff Lee a Must for Minnesota Twins

cliff lee

In the last few weeks the Chicago White Sox have caught fire, the Detroit Tigers have continued their steady play to hang around the top of the AL Central, and one thing has become painfully clear for the team at the top of the division. [Read more…]