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Goff: Three trades the Wild should consider that don’t involve draft picks

With the NHL trade deadline arriving at 2 p.m. Monday, who else might Wild general manager Bill Guerin be willing to move? After getting a first-round pick, a top prospect and winger Alex Galchenyuk from…


Zulgad: Five Vikings players who could have a much bigger impact in 2020

Since the Vikings’ season ended with a playoff loss on Jan. 11 against San Francisco, much of our time has been spent projecting who will and won’t be back as the team works to create…


Seimone Augustus is in the ‘winners only’ wing

Seimone Augustus plays for the Los Angeles Sparks now. I mean, what? Really? How? That would be like if Brett Favre… OK I guess these things happen but wow is that going to be weird.…


Wetmore: No traction yet in Twins contract talks; who could be next in line for a deal?

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Minnesota Twins signed two core players to long-term contracts during spring training last year, when they found common financial grounds with Max Kepler and Jorge Polanco. That could happen this…


Report: Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen opts out of contract

Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen exercised the right to opt out of the final three years of his contract (2020-22), according to Courtney Cronin of ESPN. Griffen, 32, did so after meeting two figures that…


What should the Vikings do with Riley Reiff?

Of all the free agents the Minnesota Vikings have signed along the offensive line during the Mike Zimmer era — from Alex Boone to Andre Smith to Mike Remmers to Josh Kline — current left…


Force Plates making hitters better? Minnesota Twins experimenting with new tech in spring training

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Minnesota Twins have a few new toys to play with this spring training. Only these ‘toys’ are actually really expensive pieces of force-measuring equipment designed to collect data and help…


Twins Notes: Nelson Cruz OK after HBP; a catcher added to Twins camp

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Nelson Cruz walked slowly off the field Wednesday holding his bat in his mighty arms. He had just been plunked on the left wrist by a pitch that ran inside from…


NFL Insider calls Vikings’ winning window ‘slammed shut’ — is he right?

CBS NFL Insider Jason La Canfora wrote this week that the Minnesota Vikings will be in the “spotlight” at the NFL Combine next week with a number of difficult decisions to be made and likely…


Word is Eddie Rosario will be keeping No. 20; Josh Donaldson to wear No. 24

FORT MYERS, Fla. — It sounds as if we have resolution to the uncomfortable situation regarding the No. 20 Twins uniform — and the two people who want to wear it. Eddie Rosario will keep…


Twins Show: Josh Donaldson’s very early impression at Twins spring training [bonus]

Josh Donaldson leading on and off the field in the early goings at Twins spring training. Derek Wetmore followed his first full day in Fort Myers, and reports on what he saw.


Zulgad: Rocco Baldelli voices great expectations for Twins; Wild move lacks transparency

If there were any questions about the expectations the Twins’ brass have for their team in 2020, they were answered on Monday in Fort Myers, Fla., when manager Rocco Baldelli addressed the full squad. That…


Would the Vikings really take this player in the first round?

Antoine Winfield Sr., became one of the Vikings’ most reliable cornerbacks during his nine seasons in Minnesota and his son, Antoine Jr., turned into an outstanding safety with the Minnesota Gophers before declaring for the…


Twins add 3 players to Major League camp; 2 others still haven’t reported

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Twins have added three players to Major League spring training, and two others are still having trouble with travel, a team spokesman confirmed. Fernando Romero and infielder Wilfredo Tovar are…


How does the free agent class stack up to Vikings’ in-house options?

Before the opening of free agency, the Minnesota Vikings will have a number of difficult decisions to make on current players who are either set to hit the market or are on the bubble as…


Josh Donaldson wasted no time sharing wisdom with Twins prospects

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Josh Donaldson showed his face at Twins spring training Saturday, and within the hour, he was in the batting cages sharing hard-learned wisdom with young Twins prospects like Ryan Jeffers, Travis…


Zulgad: You can’t be serious: Dean Evason’s thoughts after first game as Wild coach are baffling

ST. PAUL — Dean Evason’s first game as the Wild’s interim coach could not have gone worse. Finishing off a stretch in which they played 18 of 22 at Xcel Energy Center, the Wild lost…


Twins name first four starting pitchers out of the gate (in spring training)

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Twins opening day rotation is limited to guesses. But we won’t have to guess about the first four pitchers used in spring training. Rocco Baldelli announced Saturday that the first…


Sergio Romo held out with ‘very minor’ injury; Rocco Baldelli not too concerned

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Ten Twins pitchers were scheduled to throw bullpens today, and nine of them did so, problem-free. Sergio Romo was the only one that did not, as he’s being held out with…


[Twins Show] Jake Odorizzi goes in-depth on process, pitching mechanics and force plate mounds

What does on in the offseason for a Major League pitcher? For Jake Odorizzi, it was getting his contract out of the way and sticking with the program that produced his best big-league season, and…


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