Wild Prospect Luke Kunin Looking Ready for the NHL Lines

The powerful team unit that was the Minnesota Wild last season has taken somewhat of a hit in the offseason, shedding the likes of Alex Tuch, Jason Pominville, Marco Scandella, Darcy Kuemper, and Martin Hanzal via trade, Vegas’ expansion draft, or the free agency. Despite this, however, the Wild has done very well to bring in some strong talents to keep pushing Minnesota in its upward trajectory. Bringing in the likes of Tyler Ennis, Marcus Foligno, Ryan Murphy, Cal O’Reilly, and Kyle Quincey is all well and good, but one…

Kyrie Irving Requests Trade From Cavs

​Well, the NBA never stops. First reported by ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, Kyrie Irving has requested to be traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers. His preferred teams are the San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, New York Knicks, and…….drum roll please….Minnesota Timberwolves. Yes, you read that correctly, Kyrie wants to play for the Wolves! Minnesota, a once desperate for talent team with no direction, is the preferred destination for one of the top 10 players in the NBA. What a huge turnaround for the Wolves. Not only did we absolutely fleece the Bulls…

Jaime to Minny?

By the time you read this, it might be a done deal, or it might be caput, but here’s what I have on the proposition of the Twins trading for Jaime Garcia. Let’s start with some good old fashioned stats. Career: 65-52 record, 3.65 ERA, 804 strikeouts in 1002 innings, 1.288 WHIP. 2017: Keep in mind, this is for the Braves, who have scored 4.64 runs per game (17th in MLB) The Twins are 20th in the category at 4.55. 3-7 in 17 starts, 4.33 ERA, 81 Ks in 106…

The Juice is Loose!

The Juice

OJ Simpson has been acquitted of double murder! Wait….that happened like 23 years ago. Fast forward to July 20th, 2017, and The Juice has been granted parole after serving 9 years of a 33 year prison sentence for kidnapping and armed robbery. Although, OJ was stealing back memorabilia that belonged to him; or so he says. I don’t know, you be the judge (Just be better than Lance Ito). Regardless, let us rejoice, THE JUICE IS LOOSE!! So I decided to do a deep dive into the OJ: Made In…

Mayweather vs. McGregor: Keys to Victory

McGregor

If you didn’t know who Conor McGregor was, you probably do now. The UFC star’s rapid rise to global stardom was highlighted as the colorful Irishman somewhat stole the show as he and boxing’s long-time pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. embarked on a world tour to promote their upcoming super-fight. The boxing bout, which will see this generation’s best boxer take on the biggest name in mixed martial arts, will take place on August 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. While many have dismissed the fight as a…

Bat Flip Sports Podcast 7/17 : Twins Before Trade Deadline and Vikings Training Camp

So here’s the deal, podcasts are quickly becoming a big time force in the media landscape. Whoever isn’t seriously considering doing one is going to be left in the dust quicker than people realize. We’ve dabbled in the podcast game slightly in the past here at Bat Flip, but we are going to try and make a effort to put out podcasts more often and consistently. In this episode, Petter and I talk about the hype surrounding the Mayweather vs McGregor fight, what the Twins should do before the trade…

Petter’s Midseason MLB Awards Predictions

Why did I waste away doing nothing during the MLB days off last week when I could’ve been contemplating who will win the three major awards in each league once this season is over? Here are my predictions, most of which come from my heart, not necessarily my head. American League MVP: Joe Mauerse Altuve Sorry, just had to throw out there my hot take that Joe Mauer is not a valuable first baseman. He’s a cancer in the heart of the lineup. First base is supposed to be that…

Batflip MLB All Star Recap

I was working during both nights, but I’ve got a few takeaways from the all-star break from what I saw online. Home Run Derby 1. The most obvious: Aaron Judge is a robot I picked him up in fantasy in the third week of the season, and Mike Trout is the only pick I’ve ever been more impressed with myself over. I had no doubt going into this week that Judge would win the derby. A flick of the wrist, and that ball’s 500 feet away. Top two derby performances…