Category: Byron Buxton

March 16, 2017

All our hopes and dreams may be realized, Twins fans

The hopes and dreams of Twins fans around the world (well, maybe) were lifted immeasurably on Wednesday after top pitching prospect, Adalberto Mejia, took the mound and dominated over three-plus innings of work. The Twins traded infielder Eduardo Nunez to the San Francisco Giants for Mejia last season. The big lefty struck out eight St.... Continue Reading »

March 12, 2017

Something that resembles Twins pitching loses 2 games on Sunday

Twins hitting is heating up. Byron Buxton, Jorge Polanco and Daniel Palka all homered in split-squad action on Sunday, while the pitching is still a work in progress. The result was two losses and more questions about Phil Hughes and Ryan Vogelsong. Hughes, who is working his way back from season-ending surgery last year, didn’t... Continue Reading »

October 3, 2016

Yes, there is hope for these Minnesota Twins

Despite 103 losses, the poor pitching and error-prone defense, there is hope for the Twins after they beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Sunday to win the final game of the 2016 season. And though the Twins’ young talent didn’t quite materialize as expected this season, they showed Sunday that next season could be... Continue Reading »

September 30, 2016

Is Paul Molitor’s job with the Twins really safe? After Tuesday’s loss, I’m not so sure

Jim Pohlad, the owner of the Twins, has said that he remains committed to manager Paul Molitor for the 2017 season. For Molitor’s sake, let’s hope he didn’t watch Tuesday’s 4-3 loss to the Kansas City Royals, because if he did, he might be having second thoughts after the Twins finally collapsed in the 11th... Continue Reading »

September 10, 2016

Not so fast: ‘Confirmed candidate’ to lead Twins isn’t a candidate after all

Days after MLB Network reported that Alex Anthopoulos, the former vice president of baseball operations and general manger of the Toronto Blue Jays, was a “confirmed candidate” to be the Twins’ president of baseball operations, he apparently isn’t a candidate at all. That’s according to the Pioneer Press, which reported that Anthopoulos is staying put... Continue Reading »

September 5, 2016

Everything that’s right and wrong with the Minnesota Twins in one game

After 137 games, the Twins have a win-loss record of 51-86. And if you needed one game to understand how a team could go from a winning record and playoff contender in 2015 to the worst team in baseball the following season, Sunday’s 13-11 loss in 12 innings to the Chicago White Sox was it.... Continue Reading »

September 4, 2016

Twins get blowout victory over White Sox

After the Chicago White Sox ran up the score on Friday, the Twins got some offensive production to do the same on Saturday and beat the Sox 11-3. I’d like to write that this victory was meaningful for the Twins, but that’s hard to do when the team is 34 games under .500 and 28... Continue Reading »

September 3, 2016

Twins go back to losing after snapping 13-game slide

The Twins beat the Chicago White Sox on Thursday to snap a 13-game losing streak, then quickly returned to form by being blown out by the Sox on Friday, 11-4. It’s pretty clear that the only Twins pitcher who can win with any regularity is the one who halted the extended losing streak: Ervin Santana.... Continue Reading »

August 8, 2016

Send the Twins’ Miguel Sano to the minors? Never mind

You can forget about Miguel Sano boarding a plane with a one-way ticket to Triple-A Rochester because he won’t be going anywhere after his two home run performance at Tampa on Sunday. Sano’s two bombs, including a three-run homer, helped the Twins beat the Rays, 6-3, to claim another series win. Sorry, @RocRedWings fans, you... 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.