List of World Series MVP winners (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins October 29, 2014 at 11:23 PM

(Reuters) - List of Most Valuable Player winners from Major League Baseball's World Series. 2014 - Madison Bumgarner (San Francisco Giants) 2013 - David Ortiz (Boston Red Sox) 2012 - Pablo Sandoval (San Francisco Giants) 2011 - David Freese (St. Louis Cardinals) 2010 - Edgar Renteria (San Francisco Giants) 2009 - Hideki Matsui (New York Yankees) 2008 - Cole Hamels (Philadelphia Phillies) 2007 - Mi

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Baseball-List of World Series MVP winners (Reuters) October 29, 2014 at 10:53 PM
Twinsights: Twins still have made no manager offers, source says
via Twins Now - Pioneer Press October 29, 2014 at 08:35 PM

 Former Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon went from opt-out to a reported deal with the Chicago Cubs in five dizzying days. The Twins? Their search for Ron Gardenhire’s successor reached Day 31 on Wednesday, and still there were no indications they had offered their manager post to anyone. “The ball is in the Twins’ court,” a person with direct knowledge said Wednesday evening. “Have heard nothing

World Series Game Thread: Game 7
via Twinkie Town October 29, 2014 at 06:23 PM

WHERE? FOX WHEN? 7:00 pm CT (pre-game at 6:30 pm CT) GAME 7. GAME 7. GAME 7. GAME 7. GAME 7. GAME 7. GAME 7. Today's Lineups SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS KANSAS CITY ROYALS Gregor Blanco - CF Alcides Escobar - SS Joe Panik - 2B Norichika Aoki - RF Buster Posey - C Lorenzo Cain - CF Pablo Sandoval - 3B Eric Hosmer - 1B Hunter Pence - RF Billy Butler - DH Brandon Belt - 1B Alex

Game 7 of World Series: 'A gift for everyone' (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins October 29, 2014 at 05:59 PM

In Kansas City, Game 7 of the World Series conjures up memories of Bret Saberhagen's brilliance, a St. Louis meltdown and the only Royals championship in 1985. There was Willie McCovey's game-ending lineout that was oh-so-close to being a Series-winning hit in 1962 and another loss 40 years later by Barry Bonds & Co. to the Angels. Be it Babe Ruth, Jack Morris or Mariano Rivera, the moments crea

Former Snappers Headline Fall Stars Game
via Twins Digest October 29, 2014 at 04:29 PM

Two former Snappers that played in Beloit in 2013 have been named to the Arizona Fall League's Fall Stars game. Those players are power hitting first baseman, Matt Olson, and the highly touted shortstop, Daniel Robertson.

World Series decider captivates host city (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins October 29, 2014 at 02:47 PM

By Larry Fine KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) - Buses roll through the downtown streets alternating their destination with the message "Go Royals" -- the same rousing chant that took over Pizza Bar near closing time in the Power & Light district. Nearly three decades of frustration for baseball fans in Kansas City has faded with the Cinderella story of the Royals, who have taken the San Francisco G

Twinsights: Why do teams keep passing on Torey Lovullo?
via Twins Now - Pioneer Press October 29, 2014 at 02:11 PM

As we sit and wait for the plumes of white smoke to emerge from One Twins Way, it is worth nothing this is Torey Lovullo's SEVENTH known interview for a big-league managing job. In order, the former big-league utility man and current Boston Red Sox bench coach has fallen short in bids with the Los Angeles Dodgers (2005), Pittsburgh Pirates (2007), Cleveland Indians (2009), Red Sox (2011), Houston

Twins' Reed making transition from college look easy
via Mlb.com - Twins October 29, 2014 at 12:35 PM

The transition from college to professional baseball is supposed to come with bumps in the road, but don't tell that to Jake Reed. It's likely a rough patch will come, but so far, the Twins' fifth-round pick of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft is off to a great start in his first season as a professional.

A different kind of close series
via Baseball Outsider October 29, 2014 at 11:05 AM

The 2014 postseason, at least up to the World Series, had been marked by extremely close games but one-sided series.The World Series, on the other hand, has been the opposite. Only one of the first six games have been close (Game Three, won by the Royals 3-2). Yet the series is going to a Game Seven.Close games, even in a series that ends quickly, are more entertaining than a string of non-competi

Hopefully An End To The "Playing Through Pain" Era
via Twinkie Town October 29, 2014 at 11:05 AM

A staple throughout the Gardy Era was seeing players either fail to openly disclose injuries or attempt to play through them. Hopefully a new manager means a new culture in the clubhouse. It's one of the dumbest things I've seen as a fan of sports, the belief that it's beneficial to play through pain. Now, I'll admit that I'm guilty of it too. I've had softball games where I've had pulled h

Twinsights: Brian Dozier appears unlikely choice for Japan tour
via Twins Now - Pioneer Press October 29, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Way back in August, more than two months ago, Twins second baseman Brian Dozier submitted his name as an enthusiastic volunteer for Major League Baseball's first exhibition tour of Japan in eight years. With the so-called All-Star Series set to begin on Nov. 11, less than two weeks away, Dozier still hasn't been told officially whether he's going or not. However, according to a person close to him

Twins Notes: Molitor, Maddon, Lovullo, Colabello, Buxton, and chafing
via Aaron Gleeman October 29, 2014 at 11:05 AM

• After interviewing a surprising (to me, at least) number of outside candidates to replace Ron Gardenhire the Twins have settled on a final three of Paul Molitor, Doug Mientkiewicz, and Torey Lovullo. Molitor was on Gardenhire's coaching staff, Mientkiewicz managed the Twins' high Single-A team, and they're both longtime members of the organization. Lovullo […]

Latest On The Twins' Managerial Search
via MLB Trade Rumors October 28, 2014 at 08:47 PM

Here’s the latest news on the Twins’ hunt for Ron Gardenhire’s replacement… TODAY The Twins have had no contact whatsoever with Maddon, reports Berardino, whose report indicates that expected cost may be a factor. A source in Maddon’s camp tells Berardino that the former Rays manager would have welcomed the interest but would probably be looking for a team with a cle

World Series Game Thread: Game 6
via Twinkie Town October 28, 2014 at 06:35 PM

WHERE? FOXWHEN? 7:00pm CT (6:30pm CT pre-game) Will tonight be the last baseball game of the year? Let's find out! Today's Lineups SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS KANSAS CITY ROYALS Gregor Blanco - CF Alcides Escobar - SS Joe Panik - 2B Norichika Aoki - RF Buster Posey - C Lorenzo Cain - CF Pablo Sandoval - 3B Eric Hosmer - 1B Hunter Pence - RF Billy Butler - DH Brandon Belt - 1B Al

Twinsights: "No contact" between Twins and Joe Maddon, source says
via Twins Now - Pioneer Press October 28, 2014 at 04:41 PM

So much for Joe Maddon and the dream scenario. According to a person with direct knowledge, there has been “zero contact” between the Twins and the Maddon camp since the former Tampa Bay Rays manager opted out of his contract on Friday. “There has been no contact -- at all,” the source emphasized. Twins general manager Terry Ryan told the Pioneer Press hours after Maddon hit the market that he wou

World Series not gripping to TV viewers (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins October 28, 2014 at 04:11 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- There's a World Series going on, television fans. Not that many people seem to care.

Twins' decision on manager likely coming within week
via Mlb.com - Twins October 28, 2014 at 03:35 PM

The Twins are getting closer to naming their new manager, as an announcement could come as soon as this week or early next week. Twins general manager Terry Ryan has reportedly held two rounds of interviews with Paul Molitor, Torey Lovullo and Doug Mientkiewicz in his search to find a replacement for Ron Gardenhire, who was dismissed on Sept. 29.

Twinsights: Byron Buxton diagnosed with dislocated finger
via Twins Now - Pioneer Press October 28, 2014 at 01:17 PM

Super-prospect Byron Buxton, the Minnesota Twins' center fielder of the future, has a dislocated middle finger on his right (throwing) hand and will see a specialist for further evaluation. "It's all right," Buxton told MLB.com on Tuesday in Arizona. "Throbbing a little bit, but stuff happens." Buxton suffered the latest injury in a star-crossed career while attempting to catch a sinking line driv

Dear Mr. Buxton: Please stop diving
via Baseball Outsider October 28, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Byron Buxton on Monday afternoon was named to play in the Arizona Fall League's "Fall Stars" game. On Monday evening he dove for a ball and left with an injury.The Twitter reports were contradictory and confusing. It was his wrist. No, he dislocated a finger. No, it's a jammed finger. It's his left hand. No, it's his right hand.It all finally seemed to settle on a jammed middle finger on his right