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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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When It Comes To Your Fantasy Team, Always Be Looking For Someone Better

As you approach the end of the first month of the fantasy baseball season, like all smart fantasy owners you must look every day for better players. Sure, you may like a guy on your bench who plays for the local nine, but fantasy baseball is won with the head—not the heart.

04/25/2015

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Top 5 Wildest Sports Callers Of The Week: April 20th-April 24th

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.

04/24/2015

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Twins Visit Mariners This Weekend

The Minnesota Twins will face a team from outside the American League Central for the first time this season when then they visit Safeco Field in Seattle this weekend.

04/24/2015

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This Week In Baseball: Why We Need Kris Bryant To Succeed

In case you haven’t heard, Chicago Cubs uber-prospect Kris Bryant was called up and made his debut on Friday.

04/21/2015

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4 Things To Know: Wild’s Big Win, Latest In Boston Bombing Trial & More

From a big Minnesota Wild win to a new way to watch baseball, here are the four stories you need to know for Tuesday, Boston Bombing Death Decision Will Dzhokhar Tsarnaev live or die? The […]

04/21/2015

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Hughes Holds Twins Close, Indians Break Away For 4-2 Win

Danny Salazar matched his career high with 10 strikeouts while pitching into the seventh inning of his season debut, giving the Cleveland Indians a spark in a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday.

04/18/2015

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Time To Grab Some New Studs Before Anyone Else In Your Fantasy League Does

It’s still early in the season, and you don’t want to give up on key players too soon — even if they’re slumping through the first two weeks of the season. But smart fantasy baseball owners also want to make sure they grab rising stars while they can — and before it’s too late.

04/18/2015

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Twins Place Duensing On 15-Day Disabled List

The Minnesota Twins have placed left-hander Brian Duensing on the 15-day disabled list with a strain of muscles in his rib cage. The Twins announced on Friday Duensing sustained an intercostal strain the day before during his appearance in the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals. Duensing has been used as the team’s left-handed specialist out of the bullpen.

04/17/2015

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30 Players: Panik Hopes To Follow Up Strong Rookie Year For Giants

A 2011 first-round Draft pick out of St. John’s University, Joe Panik had a meteoric rise to Major League glory last season — not only putting up impressive numbers as the Giants’ new second baseman in 73 regular season games, but also helping San Francisco earn its third World Series championship in the past five years.

04/17/2015

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30 Players: Prospect Butler Looking To Prove He Belongs With Rockies

Heading into the 2014 season, Eddie Butler was hailed as the top arm in the Rockies’ system and one of the best pitching prospects in baseball. Heading into this year, things were quite different.

04/16/2015

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Top 5 Catches From MLB’s First Week

Baseball season officially opened last week and already we’ve had a plethora of ridiculous defensive plays. Recency bias will always mean that we think these plays will be the best of the year, but we’ll more than likely forget them in a couple months.

04/15/2015

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Top 5 Walk-Up Songs For Twins Players – 2015 Edition

Last year we brought you the top 5 walk-up songs for the Minnesota Twins. But just as the roster can change from year to year, so too can these classic call-to-bats. So, in honor of this week’s home opener we decided to take a look at what tunes stayed the same, what changed and what ones are simply the best.

04/14/2015

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This Week In Baseball: Pace Of Play Rules Working Early

With the pageantry and tradition of Opening Day, America’s pastime is officially back.

04/14/2015

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Twins Blog: Players Caught Up In Thrill Of Home Opener

Baseball is a unique sport in many ways. When teams in other sports begin their season, it’s a special event. But “Opening Day” and “Home Openers” in baseball seem to rise to another level. Teams break out the bunting, entire squads are introduced to the fans, and the pregame festivities seem to last for hours.

04/13/2015

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4 Things To Do: Twins’ Home Opener At Target Field

Monday is the Home Opener at Target Field as the Twins get ready to host the Kansas City Royals. You can still get in on freebies and fun, even if you’re not going to the game. WCCO This Morning’s Ali Lucia had some other suggestions for things to try this year if you’re at Opening Day.

04/13/2015

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Crews Put Finishing Touches On Target Field For Twins Home Opener

The Minnesota Twins are just two days away from their first home game of the season. The team will play the Kansas City Royals in front of a sold-out crowd Monday afternoon. At the dawn of the new season, Target Field awakens from a long winter as workers ready the ball park for nearly 40,000 baseball fans.

04/11/2015

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First Week Of The Season Always Means Change For Your MLB Fantasy Roster

Every year, it’s the same story: Fantasy baseball teams scramble in the first week to pick up that hot rookie or replace dud closer who has already gotten the hook from the manager.

04/11/2015

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30 Players: Despaigne Hopes To Build On Rookie Year For Padres

So when you look at the roster right now, there aren’t many young, inexperienced players who have a chance to make a big impact on the Padres in 2015. One name that does come to mind, however, is pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne.

04/11/2015

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White Sox Get 3 Hits In 6-0 Loss To Twins

The Minnesota Twins picked up their first win under Paul Molitor. Then they had some fun with their first-year manager. Tommy Milone pitched two-hit ball into the eighth inning, and Minnesota beat the White Sox 6-0 Friday in Chicago’s home opener.

04/10/2015

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