The Twins have high expectations for their offense in 2021. It’s a talented group with veterans Nelson Cruz and Josh Donaldson playing alongside young players on the rise like Alex Kirilloff, Ryan Jeffers, and Luis Arraez. In the middle both metaphorically and positionally, however, centerfielder Byron Buxton undergirds the Twins’ machine in both halves of the inning. He’s the … [Read more...] about MLBTR Poll: Should The Twins Extend Byron Buxton?
Pineda debuts strong in rain-shortened game vs. Red Sox … [Read more...] about Buxton: 'This place just means a lot'
What’s old is new again A few weeks ago, the news broke that Major League Baseball would be deadening the baseball for the upcoming 2021 season. An interesting revelation, seeing as how MLB never actually admitted to “juicing” horsehide spheres to begin with. The implications of new ball composition could be far-reaching: less home runs, more balls in play, much gristle for the … [Read more...] about 2021, the Dead Ball Era 2.0?
Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports Rival Recap is back — with a vengeance. The season is almost here, and before long, I will personally expect you to remember who’s on each time and how they got there. I don’t want none of that “whoa, I forgot Carlos Santana was on the Royals” nonsense. Do your homework. There will be a quiz. And I expect greatness. From all of you. For … [Read more...] about Rival Roundup, Vol. 20: The Detroit Tigers Recap
Though yet to pitch to his front-of-the-rotation potential over a full season, José Berríos has shown more than flashes of that talent level. He’s two years from free agency. Here’s what a contract extension to make him a Twins fixture could look like. … [Read more...] about What a José Berríos Contract Extension Could Look Like
FORT MYERS - There are some positive signs for Mitch Garver this spring. … [Read more...] about Report from The Fort: Mitch Garver and Fastballs
Some bullpens are starting to informally appoint a “fireman” who can pitch at any point in the game, typically against the best part of the lineup whether they’re right or left handed. Who could be the Twins fireman in 2021? … [Read more...] about Who's the Twins 2021 Fireman?
FORT MYERS - Today, Byron Buxton revealed his agent discussed a contract extension with the Twins earlier this week. What would a deal with Buxton look like and can it make sense for both sides? … [Read more...] about Report from The Fort: Byron Buxton Talking Contract Extension?
Aaron and John talk about potential Byron Buxton and Jose Berrios contract extensions, Jake Odorizzi signing with the Astros, Trevor Larnach as an underrated prospect, Andrelton Simmons reporting to camp, and the Twins' late-inning bullpen plan. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this … [Read more...] about Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 516: John Bonnes, Tiktok Superstar