Sunday, July 30, 2017

Twins Trade Jaime Garcia

Just 6 days after acquiring Jaime Garcia and the $4.7 million remaining on his contract from the Atlanta Braves for pitching prospect Huascar Ynoa, the Minnesota Twins have traded Garcia to the New York Yankees for pitching prospect Zack Littell and 26-year-old minor league reliever Dietrich Enns. The Twins will pay about $4 million of Garcia's remaining salary.


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

That Weird Twins-Dodgers Inning

While Dick Bremer and Jack Morris continue to be baffled by the long delay during the Twins-Dodgers game, I'll put the most obvious explanation here:

Paul Molitor is trying to make a double switch, moving Adrianza off the bench into the pitcher's spot, 9th in the lineup. He wants to move the incoming pitcher, Pressley, to the 7 hole. The ump asks Molitor where Adrianza is going to be in the lineup. Molitor assumes he means where in the batting order, and says 7. The ump for some reason thinks Molitor is saying what position. If the ump asked "Who is he subbing for" and Molitor said "The 7 spot" it was Molitor's fault. If the ump just misunderstood, it was his fault.

As to Roberts appearing to argue before this miscommunication, he simply went out to find out what the double switch was and JOKINGLY argued with the umps. The Twins broadcast clearly caught Roberts laughing with the umps during the pitching change and saying "I'm joking." The umps then told Roberts that Adrianza was coming in for the 7 position, hitting 9th, while the pitcher was in the 5 hole. After 1 pitch, the scoreboard showed a different lineup, so Roberts again came out and this time was arguing for real. The umps realized it was a misunderstanding and the Twins wanted Rosario to remain in the game, so they called New York for a rules verification. It wasn't nearly as complicated as those morons on TV made it out to be.

And yes, I literally made a Twitter account and tweeted to Dick Bremer that the miscommunication was obviously related to the 7 position and the 7 spot in the lineup after about 20 minutes of hearing them make incredibly insane guesses.

Because the Twins didn't protest, I think Molitor screwed up. Not a big deal, but the delay was frustrating as Dick and Jack were lost as always.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Realistic Timberwolves Kyrie Irving Scenarios

Everyone knows Kyrie Irving demanded a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers, and one of his preferred destinations was to play with his good friend Jimmy Butler on the Minnesota Timberwolves.


Monday, July 24, 2017

The Twins Should Be Selling

At 49-48, the Minnesota Twins are right in the middle of a playoff race, trailing the final wild card spot by just 1 game. While that is a huge upgrade from a season ago, it's also important to note that 11 teams in the American League wild card race currently sit between 44 and 51 wins, making it a big mess of teams competing ultimately for just two spots.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

2018 NBA Mock Draft Unveiled

We've released our first version of our 2018 NBA Mock Draft this morning. It can be found here.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Minnesota Twins First Half Recap

With the first half of the baseball season finished, the Minnesota Twins are in firm contention in the American League central. With a run differential of -60 and terrible starting pitching, however, the team is almost certain to fall out of contention in the second half. As we hit the All Star Break, though, let's take a look back at the good and bad of the Twins first half.


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Ricky Rubio Trade a Big Mistake for Timberwolves

After two off-seasons of Ricky Rubio trade rumors, the Minnesota Timberwolves finally pulled the trigger on a trade yesterday that sent the much-hyped Spaniard to the Utah Jazz for a 2018 first round pick.