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Twins see Fernando Romero as a ‘weapon’ in shorter stints

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Fernando Romero is a rising Twins pitching prospect with a big fastball and a competitive demeanor that looks calm on a big league mound. And Romero won’t be in the opening day…


The future of the Vikings, part 8: The cornerbacks

As the Minnesota Vikings head into a vital offseason, we will look at each position under a microscope. What worked? What didn’t work? What might change in 2019? What are the best and worst case scenarios? What…


VIDEO: This is what a Trevor May breaking ball looks like in slow motion

For the first year of his baseball career, Trevor May has reported to spring training knowing that his role will be in relief. He’s a closer candidate on this year’s Twins team, but that’s a…


Mining the Minors: 5 players who could start in Triple-A, impact the Twins in 2019

Although the opening day roster will be the subject of much scrutiny over the next six weeks, it probably doesn’t deserve the attention it gets. The baseball season, you may have heard, is very long.…


Zulgad: Devan Dubnyk’s shaky goaltending just adds to Wild’s list of woes

ST. PAUL — Bruce Boudreau has made it clear in recent weeks that he will continue to start Devan Dubnyk in goal as the Wild clings to a wild card spot in the Western Conference…


Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: What to make of Twins extensions for Jorge Polanco and Max Kepler

FORT MYERS, Fla. — If Derek Falvey is going to build and then bet on a nucleus to make his career as a baseball executive, he made his first ante at the poker table Thursday.…


Why would Boudreau assure playoff berth, when GM has go-ahead to make major changes?

Hours before a report surfaced that Wild general manager Paul Fenton has been given the go ahead to make whatever deals he wants before the Feb. 25 NHL trade deadline, Bruce Boudreau made a prediction…


Reports: Max Kepler and the Twins agree to a contract extension

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Thursday was the first day of workouts for pitchers and catchers at Twins spring training, the first day under the watch of rookie manager Rocco Baldelli. Oh, and they reportedly agreed…


Report: Twins close to contract extension for Jorge Polanco

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Twins and shortstop Jorge Polanco are close to a contract extension, according to multiple reports. Hours after the news broke about Polanco, the Twins also agreed to a deal with…


Last Shots: On Okogie growing up, his block, and Saunders’ imprint

MINNEAPOLIS – Twenty-seven quick thoughts for the 27 wins by the Minnesota Timberwolves entering the All-Star break after the 121-111 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night at Target Center. 1. Jeff Teague finished…


Zulgad: Wolves finding out how good life can be without Wiggins on floor

MINNEAPOLIS — Luol Deng is 33 years old, playing in his 15th NBA season and spent much of this season unable to get off the bench for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Andrew Wiggins is 23 years…


TIL Twins Notebook: Willians Astudillo hits snag; Kyle Gibson wants to add lbs.

Today I Learned… FORT MYERS, Fla. — Twins pitchers and catchers reported to spring training officially on Wednesday for their physical exams, and workouts begun for certain members of the group as the rain soaked…


What the Wolves need to do in the final quarter of the season

One year ago, we were sizing up potential playoff scenarios for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Jimmy Butler was missing time with a knee injury but at least it wasn’t season ending. After holding down the third…


Keenum’s magic goes poof: Broncos prepared to move on from one-year wonder

The Denver Broncos found out what the Minnesota Vikings feared. Case Keenum was a one-year wonder. After throwing for 3,890 yards with 18 touchdowns, 15 interceptions, eight fumbles and posting an 81.2 passer rating (29th…


New study: Manny Machado would take Twins to a World Series

The Twins and the rest of baseball have decided that the asking price for the two best free agents is not worth immediate action. Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are still looking for work as…


The future of the Vikings, part 7: The linebackers

As the Minnesota Vikings head into a vital offseason, we will look at each position under a microscope. What worked? What didn’t work? What might change in 2019? What are the best and worst case scenarios? What…


Zulgad: Wild might find it difficult to get much in return for struggling Staal

ST. PAUL — Wild general manager Paul Fenton has a real problem and it has nothing to do with the fact his team blew a two-goal lead on Tuesday night in a 5-4 loss to…


Talkin’ About Practice: Saric’s starting role and Okogie’s unenviable task

MINNEAPOLIS – The Wolves made a change on Monday night in the win over the Clippers that could pay dividends down the stretch of this season and into the future. Dario Saric was inserted into…


Last Shots: On Saric’s start, Deng’s heavy minutes, and the return of point guards

MINNEAPOLIS – Twenty-four quick thoughts for the 24 minutes played by Derrick Rose in Monday night’s 130-120 win for the Minnesota Timberwolves over the LA Clippers. 1. The Wolves are probably not making the playoffs.…


Zulgad: Ryan Saunders’ future needs to be up to Wolves’ next (and new) basketball boss

Ryan Saunders was on the bench for his 16th game as the Timberwolves’ interim coach on Monday night when they played the Los Angeles Clippers at Target Center. The Wolves won their first game after…


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