2018 Twins provide lesson and warning for the 2019 Phillies

Paul Molitor, Minnesota Twins manager(Photo by Paul Morse via Wiki Commons)In 2016 the Minnesota Twins finished with a record of 59-103. It was the worst record in all of Major League Baseball. But the following year the Twins shocked many with an 85-77 season and an American League Wildcard playoff berth.That 2017 Twins team of a year … Continue reading 2018 Twins provide lesson and warning for the 2019 Phillies

MLB awards: my 2017 IBWAA ballot

IBWAA members submitted 2017 MLB Awards ballotsWith the four Major League Baseball Division Series each heading towards their climactic moments, this marks a good time to take a quick look back at the regular season.As a lifetime member of the IBWAA (Internet Baseball Writers Association of America), the end of each MLB regular season means … Continue reading MLB awards: my 2017 IBWAA ballot

Why the Yankees / Twins will win the AL Wildcard Game

Twins visit the Yankees for the 2017 AL Wildcard GameOn Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, the New York Yankees will host the Minnesota Twins in the American League Wildcard Game.The Yanks are skippered by Joe Girardi, who has never experienced a losing season in his 10 years at the helm.Girardi has accumulated … Continue reading Why the Yankees / Twins will win the AL Wildcard Game

Twins Paul Molitor should be the AL Manager of the Year

Molitor has guided surprising Twins to verge of postseasonThe Minnesota Twins downed the repeat AL Central Division champion Cleveland Indians on Tuesday by an 8-6 score at Progressive Field.With the victory, Minnesota lowered it's 'Magic Number' to just 1 in order to clinch the final American League Wildcard playoff berth.It appears to be a forgone … Continue reading Twins Paul Molitor should be the AL Manager of the Year

Twins win, draw closer to AL Wildcard as pursuers all lose

Gibson's solid outing helped Twins draw closer to playoffsIt's become monotonous to call them the "surprising" Minnesota Twins. After all, it's been five months now that Paul Molitor's club has been a solid contender in the American League.The Twins have been in control of the second AL Wildcard berth for weeks now. Last night behind … Continue reading Twins win, draw closer to AL Wildcard as pursuers all lose