Category: Cleveland Indians

November 15, 2017

Your 2017 AL Manager of the Year: Paul Molitor

Twins manager Paul Molitor is the 2017 AL Manager of the Year, an award I thought the third-year skipper would win. Molitor beat out the Houston Astros’ A.J. Hinch and the Cleveland Indians’ Terry Francona for one reason: Neither of those teams lost 100 games in 2016. But the Twins did. They lost a franchise-worst... Continue Reading »

November 7, 2017

AL Manager of the Year finalists: Francona, Hinch, Molitor

Twins manager Paul Molitor on Monday was named one of three finalists for AL Manager of the Year, joining Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona and the Houston Astros’ A.J. Hinch. I expect Molitor to win the award for one reason: The impressive turnaround he helped orchestrate to win 85 games this past season and qualify... 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 ESPN.com news services. The party moved outside Progressive Field, so it wasn’t surprising that a few Minnesota players, some... Continue Reading »

September 28, 2017

The Minnesota Twins make history on Sept. 27, 2017

The Twins are headed to the postseason after they clinched the second wild card spot in the American League. In the process, they become the first team in major league history to make the playoffs after losing 100 games the previous season. When they say you can’t … prove ‘em wrong. #CLINCHED pic.twitter.com/QKLr8l9LJN — MLB... Continue Reading »

September 27, 2017

A step closer: Twins top Tribe, 8-6

Brian Dozier hit a dramatic three-run home run and the Twins came from behind Tuesday to beat the red-hot Cleveland Indians, 8-6. The Twins have won five straight and improved to 83-74. Every team that was in contention for the second wild card spot in the American League has been eliminated, except for the Los... Continue Reading »

September 25, 2017

Closer to the goal: Twins sweep Tigers

The Twins made up for their disappointing effort in New York by routing the Tigers in four games, outscoring the Detroit-based team 39-12, including another double-digit, 10-4 victory on Sunday. The Twins now have a four and a half game lead over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim with six games left in the season.... Continue Reading »

September 24, 2017

Twins make it 3 straight over Tigers

The Twins’ dismal performance in New York has quickly become ancient history now that the club has taken three games from the Detroit Tigers, including Saturday’s 10-4 win. Meanwhile, the rest of the American League wild card contenders continue to lose, so the Twins now have a four and a half game lead over the... Continue Reading »

September 22, 2017

Hard to believe: Twins widen lead in AL wild card race

After the Twins were swept by the New York Yankees, it was hard to imagine that they could still be in the running for the second wild card spot in the American League. Well, they are. And get this: The Twins now lead the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim by 2.5 games. How did that... Continue Reading »

August 21, 2017

We’re home — and the Twins keep winning

What a difference a series makes. After the Twins struggled against Cleveland Indians pitching, including striking out as a team 19 times in a 9-3 loss last week, the Twins powered their way to a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks. They scored only eight runs in three games versus the Tribe, but exploded for... 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.