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Report: Twins have discussed a 3-year deal for Marwin Gonzalez

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Twins seem pretty confident about the starting position players at every spot. But who will serve as the backups? Well, if one deal for a Super Utility guy comes to pass,…


Wetmore’s 25-man roster projection: Finding a spot for Willians Astudillo

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Let’s be up front about one thing, readers. In 2019, these 25-man roster projections are not as fun as they used to be. Four years ago, you might have been able…


Talkin’ About Practice: Snow in the Cities, improving health, Okogie’s All-Star Weekend

MINNEAPOLIS – On Wednesday the Twin Cities officially broke the record for the snowiest month of February since these things started being tracked. That meant that the Wolves couldn’t hold a full practice because the…


The shake-up is on: Wild GM deals Charlie Coyle to Bruins for Ryan Donato

Wild general manager Paul Fenton attempted to sound like a man who hadn’t made up his mind about what he would do before the NHL trade deadline when asked by reporters on Tuesday. But Fenton,…


Good, Bad, or Ugly: 7 observations about the Wolves

Welcome to Good, Bad, or Ugly, a new thing we’re going to be doing on a regular basis with observations about the Wolves I deem to be good, bad, or ugly (as the name would…


Harsh criticism: Jerry Kill says he thinks P.J. Fleck is about himself and not the players

There was a time when Gophers football fans proudly wore their “Jerrysota” T-shirts and celebrated the aw-shucks coach from Cheney, Kan. These days many of those fans probably wish Kill would just keep quiet —…


How much would a star No.3 receiver impact the Vikings’ offense?

As we count down the days until the beginning of NFL free agency, the Minnesota Vikings will be assessing their biggest needs and deciding where they want to invest cap space. Offensive line will certainly…


Zulgad: We’re not buying what Fenton is selling, but make no mistake Fenton will be selling

We’re going to give Paul Fenton the benefit of the doubt here and assume he didn’t want to show his hand to his fellow NHL general managers. That had to be why Fenton told reporters…


Adam Thielen’s agent: “We’re all hopeful a contract extension will get done”

Adam Thielen’s agent said Tuesday he’s hopeful the wide receiver will be rewarded with a contract extension after the veteran was named to the Pro Bowl for a second consecutive season. Thielen has outperformed the…


The future of the Vikings: The complete series

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…


Miguel Sano in a protective boot as Twins want to take it slowly

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Better to be too careful than too aggressive with an injury affecting Miguel Sano’s right heel/calf area. That’s the Twins’ viewpoint early in spring training. And it’s why they have Sano…


The future of the Vikings, part 9: Safeties

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…


Moore On Monday: Luol Deng Free From ‘The Contract’; KAT’s Cutters; Little Lu Things

Somehow, 57 games into the Minnesota Timberwolves season, looking at the team through a Luol Deng lens seems relevant. Deng’s presence and effectiveness shines a light on how we judge players based on their contract; how…


Debating whether the Vikings should chase Antonio Brown

Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes caused a stir last week when he welcomed Antonio Brown to Minnesota in a tweet. This caused some to wonder if the Vikings had obtained the disgruntled wide receiver from the…


Zulgad: Embarrassing effort: Wild look uninterested when it matters most

ST. PAUL — The Wild had an opportunity Sunday to show that they were a more resilient bunch than many believed. A team that had lost seven of its past eight, and blown multiple-goal leads…


Contract extensions for 2 aces could set stage for Jose Berrios one day

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Two Cy Young-caliber pitchers in the past week have agreed to multi-year contract extensions to stay with their club, rather than taking the process year-by-year through arbitration. Because they’re similar in…


What an all-time Wolves All-Star team would look like

The Wolves don’t have the best history in terms of star power. That’s not a revelation to anyone reading this. There certainly have been quality players that have made Target Center their home, but the…


Looking forward to a new year, Miguel Sano to have injury evaluated

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Miguel Sano is looking forward to a new year to begin with the Twins. Unfortunately, an injury from last month might impact his early schedule in camp. The Twins’ hulking third…


Zulgad: Inconsistent Gophers give postseason hopes, Pitino’s future a boost

MINNEAPOLIS — The Gophers returned to Williams Arena on Saturday afternoon surrounded as much by speculation regarding coach Richard Pitino’s future as whether this remained an NCAA tournament team. A four-game losing streak, including three…


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…


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