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Are Injured Veterans Worth The Risk In Fantasy Baseball?

Everyone likes to grab the hot rookies in fantasy baseball, but the truth is, only a few of them really stay productive over the course of the full season. Sometimes, investing in the veteran coming off the disabled list is a good idea, if you’re willing to risk the possibility of more injury later on.

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Twins Get Shut Down By Samardzija, Lose 3-2 To White Sox

As he watched from the dugout, Paul Molitor had no desire to grab a bat and step in against Jeff Samardzija. The Hall of Famer had plenty of sympathy for his batters, though. Samardzija fought off a shaky start to pitch three-hit ball over eight innings, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Friday night.

05/22/2015

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Top 5 Wildest Sports Callers Of The Week: May 18th-May 22nd

The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.

05/22/2015

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How Much Does The First Month Of The MLB Season Matter?

Does first place really matter in May? Does last place? We broke down 20 years of baseball history to find out.

05/19/2015

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This Week In Baseball: Can Cabrera Be The New Home Run King?

Let the comparisons begin. Miguel Cabrera hit his 400th home run over the weekend against the St. Louis Cardinals.

05/19/2015

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Twins Face Francisco Liriano In Pittsburgh

Francisco Liriano will start for the Pirates when the Minnesota Twins visit Pittsburgh in the interleague series opener. The lefty makes his first start as a Pirate against his former team Tuesday night.

05/19/2015

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Twins Take Advantage Of Rare Rays’ Error For 6-4 Win

Brian Dozier homered, Eduardo Escobar had four hits and the Minnesota Twins took advantage of a rare Tampa Bay error to beat the Rays 6-4 on Saturday.

05/16/2015

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Twins Place Outfielder Jordan Schafer On DL

The Minnesota Twins placed outfielder Jordan Schafer on the 15-day disabled list with a strained medial collateral ligament in his right knee. The team activated outfielder Shane Robinson off the family emergency list before Saturday’s game against Tampa Bay.

05/16/2015

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Always Be Looking For High Performers At Thin Fantasy Positions

Catcher and the three infield positions are often the most difficult to find good players on your fantasy teams, because the talent pool is so shallow. If you don’t grab a stud at those positions early in your draft, you may get stuck with a revolving door of middling players all season long.

05/16/2015

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Cabrera Homers Twice To Lift Tigers Over Twins 13-1

Miguel Cabrera homered twice and drove in five runs, and Anibal Sanchez pitched eight sharp innings to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 13-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday. Nick Castellanos and Bryan Holaday also went deep for the Tigers, and Anthony Gose added a career-high four hits.

05/14/2015

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MLB 5 Best And Worst Surprises From First Month

One full month of the MLB season is in the books, what are the biggest surprises?

05/13/2015

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This Week In Baseball: 154 Games Nice Thought, Won’t Happen

Saying that the MLB season is too long, is the same as saying the Pro Bowl is stupid. It’s a widely held belief and opinion that, in the end, it doesn’t mean much and won’t change anything.

05/12/2015

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Twins Plouffe To Miss Game Against Indians

Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe will miss Saturday’s game against the Indians because of a family matter. Twins manager Paul Molitor says Plouffe has flown to Texas, but he’s expected to rejoin the team for the finale of the three-game series on Sunday.

05/09/2015

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Stable Veterans Flying Under The Radar Can Help Your Fantasy Baseball Team

A lot of fantasy baseball owners like to grab a rookie early and wait for him to pan out on the field. That can take all season, though. Sometimes, it’s best to grab the non-flashy veterans with the steady statistics instead, because at least they’re playing every day—and playing at a level you can rely on to win your league.

05/09/2015

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Hunter Goes 4 For 4, Drives In 4 As Twins Roll Indians 9-3

Torii Hunter went 4 for 4, including a solo homer, and drove in four runs, leading the Minnesota Twins past the Cleveland Indians 9-3 on Friday night. The Twins have won eight of nine and are 16-7 since April 13.

05/08/2015

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Top 5 Wildest Sports Callers Of The Week: May 4th-May 8th

The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.

05/08/2015

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Happy Birthday To ‘The Say Hey Kid': Willie Mays’ Top 5 Moments

Today, the Say Hey Kid turns 84 years old. Let’s take a look at his best moments.

05/06/2015

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This Week In Baseball: It’s Time For The DH In Both Leagues

The debate over whether the DH should be implemented in all of baseball has come around again, this writer thinks it’s time for a change.

05/05/2015

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Baseball’s Most Athletic Field Crashers

With the St. Louis Cardinals fan pulling off a good somersault at home plate last night, let’s look at some of the best field crashers.

05/05/2015

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Patience Is Not A Virtue One Month Into The Fantasy Baseball Season

If you have veterans who are not performing after one month of the season, it’s time to let them go. Someone else has to chance them on the roster; you need players performing right now. So shelve your emotions and make the tough choices that other owners can’t—and won’t—make. It will help you win in September.

05/02/2015

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Gibson Pitches 8 Strong Innings, Twins Beat White Sox 1-0

One run was plenty for Kyle Gibson on Friday night. Gibson pitched eight strong innings, Kennys Vargas scored on a wild pitch and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 1-0 Friday night. Glen Perkins pitched a tense ninth inning for his seventh save to give the Twins their fifth win in seven games.

05/02/2015

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White Sox Take On Orioles In Empty Baltimore Stadium

With rubble and debris looming nearby, and tempers still smoldering in riot-torn Baltimore, the Orioles played a baseball game on Wednesday. This wasn’t for the fans, because there weren’t any at Camden Yards.

04/29/2015

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This Week In Baseball: ‘Unwritten’ Rules Pose A Problem

We need to talk about baseball’s “unwritten” rules. The ones that lead to the biggest farce in sports, the bench clearing brawl.

04/28/2015

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WCCO Photographer’s Son Teaches Jamie Yuccas How To Pitch

The Minnesota Twins take on the Detroit Tigers Tuesday night, and WCCO’s Jamie Yuccas is getting to throw out the first pitch! One of WCCO’s morning photographers, Dave Charest, has a son who is an excellent little league pitcher.

04/28/2015

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Twins Blog: Best Bites At Target Field

Baseball, brats and beer go pretty well together but there are so many more options than that at Twins games. Unlike many other ballparks, Target Field is quickly becoming a foodie destination, much like the Twin Cities itself.

04/27/2015

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