MLB Rumors: Pittsburgh Pirates eye Justin Morneau for stretch

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

On Tuesday the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck from the New York Mets to bolster their squad for the stretch run. According to reports, the team isn't satisfied and has its eyes on an even bigger name to help its quest for a playoff spot. John ...

Minnesota Twins give Mariano Rivera rocking chair made of broken bats

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Give the Minnesota Twins credit for being creative. New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is on his farewell tour around Major League Baseball and the Twins just gave him the best gift so far. Before the teams matched up on Tuesday night, the Twins presented Rivera with a rocking chair made ...

Video: Byron Buxton makes incredible catch

Monday, June 10th, 2013

When the Minnesota Twins made Byron Buxton the No. 2 pick in the 2012 MLB Draft, they knew they were getting a supremely athletic, toolsy high school outfielder who could play some incredible defense. Buxton also had the added value of being a guy who will likely stick in center ...

Joe Mauer and Maddie Bisanz expecting twins

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Considering that Joe Mauer is the franchise player for Minnesota's baseball team, I guess it's only fitting that he's going to have a set of twins. The Twins confirmed Wednesday night that Mauer and his wife Maddie are expecting their first children, and it will be a set of twins Mauer ...

Jim Thome Traded To Cleveland Indians (UPDATED)

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

The Cleveland Indians claimed Minnesota Twins slugger Jim Thome off waivers on Wednesday, and now the teams are engaged in trade talks. Thome has a no-trade clause and his preference would be to land with the Philadelphia Phillies, but he began his career with the Indians and if a deal ...

Jim Thome Blasts 600th Home Run

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

World's Greatest Living Peorian Jim Thome (apologies to Joe Girardi) moved up in baseball's record books on Monday night by becoming the eighth player in big-league history to hit his 600th career home run. There will be no HBO special to capture the chase to this accomplishment (as far as ...

Baltimore Orioles And J.J. Hardy Close To Three-Year Extension

Friday, July 15th, 2011

The Baltimore Orioles have been trying to figure out who they will be able to make available via trade this month. One piece of that puzzle appears to have been solved, as the O's and shortstop J.J. Hardy are nearing an extension. Hardy was sent to the Orioles by the Minnesota ...