With the injury bug behind them, a healthy Twins ballclub looks to to repeat as AL Central Champions in 2011

In 2010, the Twins will finally see the opening of their new stadium, Target Field, and they’ve certainly made the moves to create a contending team to play in it. The Twinkies’ offseason action centered around improving their offense without sacrificing defense. These upgrades were possible thanks to the financial flexibility brought upon by the […]

If you take a quick glance at the Minnesota Twins 2009 campaign, you might deem it a success since they reached the postseason. But taking a closer look at the numbers and you’ll realize that the Twins were basically a carbon copy of their 2008 selves. The difference was essentially the outcome of the second, […]

This past Friday, Nick wrote a post with the simple premise – if you can cut one person from each team in the National League, who would it be? And people got angry. Very, very angry. They called us names. They said that it was “the most pointless story I’ve ever read” and “one of […]

By now, we should all be familiar with the way the Twins approach each and every offseason. There’s the restrained budget, the flurry of arbitration case signings, and the trying to secure as much young talent as possible. It’s the law of the land for the Twinkies, and it won’t change anytime soon, not after […]

Before the 2008 season, a common grievance among Twinkie faithful was how little they got in Johan Santana trade, and almost lost in the gloominess were the contracts to Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau. And while in a perfect world, the Twins would’ve kept their former Ace, things didn’t turn out so bad after all. […]

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December 5, 2011

Will anybody get elected to the Hall of Fame this year?

Last week, we asked you to vote for who you would like to see enshrined in baseball’s Hall of Fame. The verdict? If it were up to UmpBump readers, nobody would make it in. The leading vote getter (so far) is Jeff Bagwell, who has 60% support. Of course, in the real voting, players need […]

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