Category: Byron Buxton

March 11, 2018

Attention Cleveland: Here come the Twins

Nine months ago, the Twins, mired in a mid-season slump, traded pitcher Jaime Garcia in exchange for prospects, a move that many regarded as a sign that Falvey & Co. wanted to build for the future, rather than win now. Despite the move, the Twins finished strong down the stretch and secured their first post-season... Continue Reading »

March 8, 2018

Do the Twins need more pitching? Yes, they do

After the busy offseason the Twins had, it might come as a surprise to think that the Twins would entertain more starting pitcher now that Anibal Sanchez, Jake Odorizzi and Michael Pineda are in the house. Pineda is still working his way back from Tommy John surgery, while Odorizzi has a job. Odorizzi improved to... Continue Reading »

March 5, 2018

Anibal Sanchez follows scoreless spring debut with a dud

Newly signed free agent pitcher Anibal Sanchez followed his Twins scoreless spring debut with a dud on Sunday, eventually walking off the mound with both the blown save and the loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates rallied from three runs down to beat the Twins 9-3. All went well early in the game. Pitchers... Continue Reading »

March 2, 2018

Don’t look now, Jorge Polanco, but you’ve got competition

A season ago, Twins infielder Jorge Polanco won the job of shortstop, beating out Eduardo Escobar, who would go on to split time with Miguel Sano at third base. Polanco is likely to hang onto that role this season, but he also might be looking over his shoulder at two players who could replace him... Continue Reading »

February 26, 2018

It’s just spring training, it’s just spring training, it’s just…

Spring training is underway, which means it’s time to once again fight the urge to declare every Twins win a sign of invincibility and every loss a sign that the team is doomed. Why? Well, spring training is meaningless, right? You can’t glean anything from a handful of games played over the next month or... Continue Reading »

November 9, 2017

Of course the Twins’ Byron Buxton won a Gold Glove award

Byron Buxton, the star-in the-making center fielder for the Twins, won a Gold Glove award this week — much to no one’s surprise in Twins Territory and to other Twins fans around the world (well, maybe). And you can crunch all the numbers you want about how the data supports awarding Buxton his first Gold... Continue Reading »

October 4, 2017

Twins lose 13th postseason game to Yankees

What do the Twins have to do to beat the New York Yankees? That’s what I’m asking myself tonight after the Twins fell to 2-13 vs. the Yankees in the postseason since 2003, including Tuesday’s 8-4 loss in the American League wild card playoff game. The Twins came out swinging and quickly took a 3-0... Continue Reading »

October 2, 2017

This is how the Twins can beat the Yankees

Every Twins fan knows it: Whether it’s the regular season or the postseason, the Twins have struggled to beat the New York Yankees. In the postseason, the Twins lost to the Yankees in 2003, 2004, 2009 and 2010. And now they are set to meet again Tuesday in the Bronx. It’s the Twins’ Ervin Santana... Continue Reading »

September 29, 2017

Hungover Twins lose finale to Cleveland

After the Twins clinched the second wild card spot in the American League Wednesday night, the party started in the visitor’s locker room at Progressive Field in Cleveland. But the party didn’t stop there, according to news services. The party moved outside Progressive Field, so it wasn’t surprising that a few Minnesota players, some... Continue Reading »


Hi, I’m Rolf Boone and I love the Twins.

I became a fan of the Minnesota Twins after a friendly wager in the early 1980s. I survived Ron Davis, the meltdown in Cleveland, Phil Bradley at the Kingdome and then marveled at a rising generation of stars and two World Series wins in 1987 and 1991. Brad Radke made the 1990s bearable, while Kirby Puckett’s eye injury, exit from the game and eventual death made it almost too much to bear. The new century ushered in more talent — Joe Mauer, Johan Santana, Joe Nathan, Torii Hunter, Justin Morneau — and consecutive seasons of playoff baseball, followed by consecutive seasons of losing baseball. A winning season returned in 2015. So here we are. Go Twins.