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Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Do Twins have a future batting champ on their hands? [2020 ZiPS projections]

MINNEAPOLIS — New Twins hitting coach Edgar Varela was going through a quick introduction inside the visitor’s clubhouse over the weekend when he was enveloped in a bear hug that he didn’t see coming. Luis Arráez…


Twins general manager says Nelson Cruz’s stay could extend beyond 2020 season

MINNEAPOLIS — Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz will turn 40 years old on July 1 and with him entering the final season of his contract this could be his final year in the big leagues.…


TwinsFest notes: Team maps out spring training plan for Michael Pineda

MINNEAPOLIS — Righthander Michael Pineda will have 39 games remaining on his 60-game PED suspension when the regular season begins, but the ban doesn’t stop him from being with the Twins in spring training. Pineda,…


Twins leadership in response to cheating questions: “That’s not who we’re going to be”

MINNEAPOLIS — Typically if you’re in the Legends Club inside Target Field and you hear applause break out, it’s because one of the good guys just hit a home run or something. Friday night at…


The future of the Vikings, part 5: Defensive line

In the lead up to free agency and the NFL Draft, we will look at what happened in 2019 and all the possible options of every Vikings position. Here we take a close look at the…


Zulgad: False positive: Karl-Anthony Towns continues to express hope despite Wolves’ free fall

MINNEAPOLIS — It wasn’t clear if Karl-Anthony Towns was trying to convince the media members who surrounded him, or himself, that the 2019-20 Timberwolves still have hope, but that’s exactly what he was doing following…


It’s mock draft season: With the 25th pick the Vikings take …

Mock draft season doesn’t truly start until Mel Kiper Jr. unveils his 1.0 each winter and that happened on Friday. ESPN’s longtime draft analyst predicted the Vikings would use the 25th pick in the opening…


Goff: Three trade scenarios for the Wild as deadline approaches

With the NHL trade deadline exactly a month away (Feb. 24), the Wild need to figure out which direction they are going to take. Minnesota enters the All-Star Break five points out of the final…


Justin Morneau elected to Twins Hall of Fame

Justin Morneau is headed to the Twins Hall of Fame. The team announced Friday morning that the former first baseman will become the 34th member of the team’s Hall of Fame when he is inducted…


Staying put: Wolves top exec calls Karl-Anthony Towns ‘untouchable as they come’

Could Karl-Anthony Towns be headed out of Minnesota? Even though the Timberwolves star is in the first season of a five-year, $158 million max contract, there have been recent reports of teams keeping a close…


Sticking with Kubiak means play-actions, deep throws and continuity for Cousins

At his end-of-year press conference, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer made it clear that he wanted to keep the scheme that posted the best offensive production of his six years in Minnesota. On Thursday the…


Report: Vikings to name Gary Kubiak offensive coordinator

NFL Network is reporting that Gary Kubiak will take over the vacancy at offensive coordinator left by Kevin Stefanski, who took the head coaching position in Cleveland this offseason. The #Vikings are turning to a…


The future of the Vikings, part 4: The offensive line

In the lead up to free agency and the NFL Draft, we will look at what happened in 2019 and all the possible options of every Vikings position. Here we take a close look at the…


Zulgad: Relocation plan: Will Wild GM look to make moves during team’s break?

ST. PAUL — Bruce Boudreau watched the Wild fall behind the dreadful Detroit Red Wings by a goal during the first period on Wednesday night at Xcel Energy Center and began to fear the worst.…


Perfect fit: Josh Donaldson says he identified Twins as attractive landing spot

Josh Donaldson was fielding inquiries from several teams at the outset of free agency when he received one in particular he found intriguing. “I think it was probably about a week or two (into the…


Zulgad: Josh Donaldson will bring power to the plate, intensity to the clubhouse

Josh Donaldson’s introductory press conference on Wednesday afternoon at Target Field provided plenty of encouraging words about what the slugger plans to bring to a Twins team that won 101 games last season before being…


SKOR North to carry Josh Donaldson press conference at 2 p.m.

The Twins made the signing of Josh Donaldson official on Wednesday, announcing they had signed the third baseman to a four-year contract worth $92 million guaranteed, with a club option for 2024. Donaldson, 34, will receive…


Twins notes: With Donaldson on board, Twins are all-in on 2020

A few late-January thoughts on the Twins… There’s no question the tenor of the offseason completely changed with the Josh Donaldson signing. Acquiring a player of Donaldson’s caliber is always going to reshape an offseason…


All-Star stuff? Xavier Rhodes somehow ends up heading to Pro Bowl

Xavier Rhodes’ struggles this season were well documented and have led to speculation that the cornerback has played his final game with the Vikings. On Tuesday, we found out that Rhodes will represent the Vikings…


The future of the Vikings, part 3: Receivers and tight ends

In the lead up to free agency and the NFL Draft, we will look at what happened in 2019 and all the possible options of every Vikings position. Here we take a close look at the…


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