Category: Carlos Correa

April 8, 2023

Hero Farmer wins it for Twins in 10th inning

The Twins tied the game in the sixth inning on a wild pitch, then finally came through with the bats late to get a 3-2 walk-off win over the Houston Astros during Friday’s home opener at Target Field. Despite rapping 11 hits, the runs were hard to come by, largely because the team went 2-for-11... Continue Reading »

April 5, 2023

So much for remaining undefeated by the home opener

The Twins’ winning streak came to an end on Tuesday, as I suspected it might, after defending National League Cy Young award winner Sandy Alcantara worked his magic and blanked the club on three hits. Sandy went the distance, issuing one walk and striking out five. The only Twins with hits were Carlos Correa, Trevor... Continue Reading »

January 16, 2023

We hardly missed ye, Carlos Correa

Shortstop Carlos Correa, one of the top free agents of the baseball offseason is, incredibly, back with the Twins after taking one of the strangest free-agent journeys in recent memory, if not the strangest. The Twins initially found themselves out of the running to retain the star that played for them in 2022, as Correa... Continue Reading »

December 18, 2022

At least the Twins have Jose De Leon, right?

What a week to be a Minnesota Twins fan. After it appeared the Twins might be on the verge of retaining Carlos Correa and adding San Francisco Giants pitcher Carlos Rodon, Correa exited stage left for a ridiculous amount of money to play for those Giants, while Rodon was snapped up by the team that... Continue Reading »

November 21, 2022

We hardly knew ye, Gio Urshela

Gio Urshela, the ex-Yankee who spent the 2022 season with the Twins, is gone after he was traded to the Angels for a 19-year-old pitching prospect. Urshela was part of a core group of Twins, the others being Jose Miranda, Luis Arraez and Carlos Correa, who helped the Twins stay relevant for most of the... Continue Reading »

November 10, 2022

We hardly knew ye, Miguel Sano

Miguel Sano, the imposing slugger for the Twins who could crush a baseball to the deepest part of most ballparks, but who also struck out at an alarming rate, has become a free agent after the Twins declined to pick up his contract option. In addition to Sano, the Twins also declined the options for... Continue Reading »

October 4, 2022

How bad has it been? For the Twins, that bad

It’s incredible. The Twins lost 3-2 to the Chicago White Sox on Monday and now can do no better than 79 wins this season, which is only six wins more than last season, and that’s after adding Carlos Correa, Sonny Gray, Gio Urshela, Gary Sanchez, Chris Archer, Tyler Mahle, Michael Fulmer, Jorge Lopez, Emilio Pagan... Continue Reading »

September 23, 2022

The collapse is complete: Twins swept by Royals

The 89-loss Kansas City Royals, one of the few teams the Twins have been able to beat with regularity this season, finally got their revenge with a three-game sweep, including Thursday’s 4-1 win. The Twins entered the series with a 12-4 record against the Royals, but emerge from it at 12-7 for the season. What... Continue Reading »

September 19, 2022

Finally: Twins snap 8-game losing streak to Guardians

It was back to business for pitcher Joe Ryan and the Twins, the team finally beating the Cleveland Guardians for the first time in eight games on Sunday. Ryan, who appeared no worse for wear after he missed out on a near no-hitter during his last start, fired seven-plus innings of shutout baseball and Luis... Continue Reading »

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Hi, I’m Rolf Boone, Twins fan.

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.