Category: Kurt Suzuki

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 »

October 31, 2016

If only the Twins’ Kurt Suzuki played for the Cleveland Indians

There have been plenty of facts and figures bandied about this postseason and World Series, but how about what we learned Sunday night during Game 5? As Cleveland dug in against the Chicago Cubs’ flame-throwing, Aroldis Chapman, Fox broadcaster Joe Buck let it be known that the last person to hit a home run off... Continue Reading »

August 14, 2016

The Twins best pitcher has 8 losses and a 5.71 ERA

Despite the eight losses and the stratospheric earned run average, Tyler Duffey won his eighth game on Saturday, a 5-3 win over the visiting Kansas City Royals. That’s back-to-back wins for the Rice University product, who held the Houston Astros to one run on Monday and limited the Royals to two runs over seven innings... Continue Reading »

July 8, 2016

Twins top Rangers as tragedy unfolds in Dallas

Update: Outfielder Eddie Rosario, who struggled at the plate earlier in the year and then compounded things with some crummy base running, “redemptified” — to quote Max Kepler — himself Saturday night, going four-for-five at the plate, including two doubles and a home run to beat the Rangers 8-6. Ricky Nolasco finally picked up his... Continue Reading »

June 22, 2016

Surely the Twins can beat the Philadelphia Phillies…

Update: Well, so much for Ricky Nolasco beating the Phillies. The Twins’ “ace,” who leads the team with three wins, didn’t pitch well enough for his fourth win and lost 7-3. Worse, though, was Kevin Jepsen’s performance. He followed Nolasco and gave up a three-run home run in two-thirds of an inning. Jepsen, who lost... 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 »

September 26, 2014

Twins recap: Pitcher Phil Hughes shines in another losing campaign

Update: So that’s a wrap on the 2014 season for the Twins, the team finishing 70-92 after splitting a final four-game series with the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers, meanwhile, won the division and will advance to the playoffs for the fourth straight year, while the Twins have lost 90 or more games over the same... Continue Reading »

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.