Category: John Ryan Murphy

July 31, 2017

There goes the Twins’ season, folks. So say Falvey & Co.

It appears the Twins’ Falvey & Co. — Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey, General Manager Thad Levine and Assistant GM Rob Antony — have decided to not go all in on the remainder of the season after they traded left-handed starter Jaime Garcia to the New York Yankees on Sunday. Garcia made one start for... Continue Reading »

November 24, 2016

Twins’ Falvey & Co. get their man, sign catcher Castro to 3-year deal

You ready for change? Falvey & Co. seem more than prepared to deliver it to remake the Twins. Two coaches are gone, including one with deep ties to the organization; popular player Trevor Plouffe was effectively let go; and now they’ve signed their first free agent, bringing catcher Jason Castro to the Twins from the... 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 »

August 28, 2016

Losing streak stands at 9 games after Blue Jays rally to top Twins

The Twins handed starter Ervin Santana a 5-0 lead on Saturday, but it wasn’t enough as the Toronto Blue Jays chipped away all game to finally take the lead and preserve the 8-7 win. For the Twins, it was the team’s ninth straight loss, tying the longest losing streak of the season. In case you’ve... Continue Reading »

June 25, 2016

Now the Twins’ season could get really ugly

Update: The Twins got their one win against the Yankees on Sunday and it happened in incredible fashion: six home runs backed starter Tyler Duffey, who was perfect through six innings. He eventually went eight innings, allowing only two hits and one run, while striking out eight. The Twins got home runs from Danny Santana,... Continue Reading »

November 15, 2015

Twins win right to negotiate contract with Korean slugger; team trades Aaron Hicks and Chris Herrmann

Hang on: Joe Mauer plays first base for the Twins. That was my immediate reaction after learning the Twins had won the rights to negotiate a contract with first baseman Byung Ho Park, a veteran ballplayer for the Nexen Heroes of the Korea Baseball Organization. The winning bid was apparently close to $13 million, according... 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.