Player Profiles

Why Has Glen Perkins Been So Effective?

We look at three statistical categories which tell us how lefty Glen Perkins has pitched so well.

Jason Kubel Versus Left-Handed Pitching

Kubel's accomplishments this season have been astounding, particularly in light of how terrible Minnesota's offense has been. But yesterday's heroics were even more impressive because they came off southpaw pitchers.

Meet: Rene Tosoni (AKA Delmon Young hits the DL)

Over the last few seasons, Rene Tosoni hasn't been the sexy name of Twins outfield prospects. But he's been a good one all the same.

The Continuing Evolution of Nick Blackburn

For four months last season, Nick Blackburn was one of the worst pitchers in baseball. We take a closer look at how Blackburn has turned his career around.

Jason Kubel vs. Mariano Rivera

A look at one of the most oddly fascinating batter-pitcher relationships in the majors: Mariano Rivera and Jason Kubel.

Happy Mauer Day, Everybody!

Twins' catcher Joe Mauer is expected to make his spring training debut on Wednesday. Twinkie Town takes a look at what Joe has already accomplished in his remarkable career.

Counting on a big season from Denard Span

Twins center fielder Denard Span had a disappointing 2010 season. We're expecting much better things in 2011.

TwinkieTown Archives Presents: Nick Punto's Footprints

A short poem about Nick Punto, who will be sliding headfirst into things for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011.

What to Expect When You're Expecting to Sign Nick Punto

A tongue-in-cheek look at what the Cleveland Indians are getting when they sign Nick Punto.

Scott Baker's Ailing Elbow

Scott Baker will undergo an MRI this week to look at his ailing right elbow. How does his health impact the Twins plans this off-season?

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