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…

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…

Big Sexy is a Minnesota Twin

I get notified for every single roster move in Major League Baseball. When my phone buzzed a little bit ago, I didn’t think anything of it. Until I read it. Something along the lines of “@Twins sign Bartolo Colon to a minor league deal.” Minnesota just got sexier! #MNTwins sign Bartolo Colón to a minor league deal. #BigSexy pic.twitter.com/kwAL2bmoFm — Minnesota Twins (@Twins) July 8, 2017 Why not? You can’t not like this guy. He’s just too awesome. I’m not sure he belongs in the American League, though, ’cause he…

If You’re The Cubs Backup Catcher, Don’t Rip On Jake Arrieta

This had me laughing at the office this morning, and I knew Miguel Montero wasn’t going to last on the big league roster very long after I heard what he said. If you’re 0-for-31 throwing out base stealers on the season and having a terrible year all around, it isn’t the best idea to come out to the media and blame the 2015 Cy Young winner for the seven stolen bases you allowed. I’m all-in on the “runners steal off pitchers, not catchers” saying, but there’s no way a guy…

Bryce Harper Doesn’t Like Getting Beaned

Bryce Harper

So Bryce Harper got drilled by Hunter Strickland this beautiful Memorial Day afternoon, and Harper didn’t take kindly to it. BRYCE HARPER WITH THE WORST HELMET THROW EVER OF ALL TIME pic.twitter.com/yV9UF86s3z — Barstool Sports (@barstooltweetss) May 29, 2017   If Bryce Harper gets beaned by a fastball that misses by that much, it was absolutely on purpose. No doubt. I love his reaction. Normally, I’d say the catcher didn’t do his job by getting between Harper and the pitcher, but Buster Posey is infinitely more important to the team…

Jose Berrios Has Arrived And It’s About Time

Do we dare? Are we allowed? Is it even possible? Guys, I’m buying. Jose Berrios has arrived and he’s here to stay. I’ve been saying for two years now — look back at any of my Twins blogs if you don’t believe me — we needed an ace, and I think now we have one in Berrios, and Ervin Santana has been pitching out of his mind so far this year before today. I didn’t watch either of the Twins games today, but looking at the highlights and the box…

Five Takeaways from the Minnesota Twins April

  The Record is Not a Fluke The first half of the season has been a pleasant surprise to many Twins fans. After finishing 2016 with the worst record in baseball, the Twins have gotten off to a good start, posting a 12-11 record through the first month of the season. While it might be easy to think this success will be short lived, there are some good indicators that would suggest that the Twins might be able to keep this up. One of the best signs is the Twins…