Mackey & Judd’s Daily: Rachel Banham goes for 60 and more
via Twins Digest February 08, 2016 at 07:31 AM

Gopher women’s basketball senior guard tied an NCAA record with 60 points in Sunday’s double-OT win at Northwestern   What’s better than a Superbowl highlight? How about a Superbowl highlight in German!   I need… The post Mackey & Judd’s Daily: Rachel Banham goes for 60 and more appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

From the Prospect Handbook: Raw numbers
via Baseball Outsider February 08, 2016 at 04:43 AM

The annual Baseball America Prospect Handbook showed up in my mailbox this weekend, and I figure to wring a few posts out of it.BA ranks the Top 30 prospects for each organization in the book; buyers who order it directly from Baseball America get an additional pamphlet listing Prospect No. 31 for each team. (The Twins list was compiled by Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press, a former BA writer hi

NHL: Minnesota Wild at St. Louis Blues 02-06-2016
via Twins Digest February 07, 2016 at 10:13 PM

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2016 Fantasy Player Preview
via Mlb.com - Twins February 07, 2016 at 06:19 PM

From baseball's brightest stars to the final man on the Twins bench, all the information you need to know is one click away.

Zulgad: Favre’s imperfections make him a perfect Hall of Famer
via Twins Digest February 07, 2016 at 04:01 PM

The Vikings were in the midst of what appeared to be a magical 2009 season, when a friend enthusiastically mentioned Brad Childress’ team might be able to finally deliver a Super Bowl championship to Minnesota.… The post Zulgad: Favre’s imperfections make him a perfect Hall of Famer appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

Gleeman and The Geek #234: Carlos Quentin and The Lost Recordings
via Aaron Gleeman February 07, 2016 at 10:31 AM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode included Carlos Quentin's minor-league deal with the Twins, Winter Meltdown highs and lows, Terry Ryan's quotes about Ricky Nolasco and Danny Santana, what happened to Episode 233, Tim Laudner's anti-stats stance, Miguel Sano's non-weight loss, Byron Buxton's still-strong prospect rankings, and changing recipes at 612 Brew. […]

James: Wolves may have found something that clicks with Towns, Dieng pairing
via Twins Digest February 07, 2016 at 09:31 AM

After how trying the past six weeks have been for Timberwolves, getting a win has to feel good. Having a winning streak is even better. So what if the past two wins came against short-handed… The post James: Wolves may have found something that clicks with Towns, Dieng pairing appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

The Sunday Funnies
via Baseball Outsider February 07, 2016 at 03:37 AM

Today I offer the out-of-context fractured syntax and insight of Oscar Gamble, a 1970s platoon outfielder-designated hitter and possessor of one of the most glorious Afros ever seen on a major league field.Said the well-traveled Gamble:"They don't believe it be like it is, but it do."

Zucker and Vanek sit as Wild’s latest loss comes against the Blues
via Twins Digest February 06, 2016 at 11:25 PM

ST. LOUIS — Jori Lehtera had a goal and an assist, and Brian Elliott made 38 saves as the St. Louis Blues beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Saturday night. Vladimir Tarasenko, Paul Stastny and… The post Zucker and Vanek sit as Wild’s latest loss comes against the Blues appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

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Contemplating Randy Rosario
via Baseball Outsider February 06, 2016 at 09:25 AM

Pat Reusse has a column today on Randy Rosario, left-handed prospect (and project) pitcher. I saw Rosario last August in Cedar Rapids and wrote this.Reusse quotes Rosario on his pitches: A high velocity but straight fastball and a wipeout slider. That matches what I saw in August.The Twins want to develop Rosario as a starter, and that's both sensible and understandable. There's more value in

Ep. 42: Tom’s Not Dead
via Twins Digest February 05, 2016 at 10:19 PM

The TomCast is back after a 2 week hiatus, and Pelissero explains why. Tom is in the Bay Area prepping for Super Bowl 50 coverage, and shares some notes from the week leading up to… The post Ep. 42: Tom’s Not Dead appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

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