By the Numbers

Michael Cuddyer's New Season

The Twins 11-2 stretch has had a lot to do with the starting pitching, but there's been one big bat in the middle of the order driving in a lot of runs too.

Can the Twins Dig Out of This Hole?

The Minnesota Twins have dug themselves a large hole, but with 9 wins in their last 11 games they have climbed to within 9 games of the AL Central division lead. What will it take to climb all the way out of the hole?

Revisiting the Capps Trade (Again)

Last season, Twins General Manager Bill Smith made a controversial deadline deal, sending top catching prospect Wilson Ramos to the Nationals for reliever Matt Capps. We look back at the deal, and examine another move made a day later which could have made a lot more sense for the Twins.

Anthony Swarzak's Fastball Also Rocks, But For Different Reasons

Previewing tonight's starting pitcher, Anthony Swarzak

Scott Baker Is Rocking His Fastball

Baker's fastball is the bomb, yo.

April showers bring...May deluges?

Back on May 1, Ron Gardenhire displayed cautious optimism about the Twins season, despite the team's terrible start. We check in on that optimism a month later.

Alexi Casilla Is Going Streaking

By now some of you have noticed that Alexi Casilla has actually turned in a strong week. Don't be fooled too easily.

Why is This the Worst Pitching Staff in Major League Baseball?

Why do the Minnesota Twins have the worst pitching staff in all of Major League Baseball? It's not just a matter of throwing strikes...

A Mauer-sized hole in the lineup

The Minnesota Twins currently have the worst offense in baseball. Joe Mauer's absence from the lineup has a lot to do with the team's futility at the plate.

The Fallacy of "Pitching to Contact"

The Twins hope that "pitching to contact" will result in fewer visits from Gardy to pull Liriano from the game. I show that "pitching to contact" can actually increase pitch counts, as strikeouts are traded for balls put into play.

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