Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

Twins: Pitchers and catchers report with nowhere to go but up

Author:

In Fort Myers, Fla., pitchers and catchers report to Twins spring training today, as Minnesota looks to improve upon back-to-back 90-loss seasons.

While a World Series -- or even a .500 season -- might not be around the corner, plenty of writers are optimistic 2013 will usher in a few more wins:

MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger covers three big questions in his post "Twins' offseason builds pitching depth for spring." He not only takes a close look at the "new guys" but keeps an eye on the "prospects to watch."

From the Pioneer Press, Brian Murphy's headline is "Minnesota Twins begin rebuilding with lots of questions, few answers." He covers five burning questions, including "Will (Chris Parmelee) finish at first base?"

PiPress writer Tom Powers checks in with his preview: "For Twins, spring training is the best of times." He won't sugar coat it, though: "Terry Ryan spent the winter upgrading the rotation from "I'm wearing a bag over my head" to something close to major league decent."

Over at Fox Sports North, Tyler Mason is winding up a five-part series on the Twins. Today's take: "Twins prospects may get chance in outfield." In other words, it's between Darin Mastroianni, Joe Benson and Aaron Hicks.

Finally, a look at Ron Gardenhire's status heading into spring training, from Star Tribune writer Phil Miller: Patience is preferred for Gardenhire, Twins. Gardy, on the hot seat, delivers this quote: “It hasn’t been very good baseball the past couple of years, but everything that went wrong is fixable."

We hope so.

If not, it might be time to start thinking about 2014.

Next Up

D'Angelo Russell

D'Lo's late takeover helps Timberwolves win double-OT thriller

Russell caught fire to help the Timberwolves get back to .500.

Gopher Football

Gophers suffocate Badgers, reclaim Paul Bunyan's Axe

Minnesota picked up its first home win over the Badgers since 2003.

Meeker County Sheriff's Office

Boy, 6, run over after falling off trailer in Meeker Co. tree farm accident

He was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center with internal injuries.

Target store

Target unveils deals for 2-day 'Cyber Monday' event

The promotion kicks off Sunday, November 28.

Screen Shot 2021-11-27 at 9.59.30 AM

Edina police warn of recent burglary trend targeting garages and vehicles

The Edina Police Department is increasing patrols in affected neighborhoods in response to the trend.

Screen Shot 2021-11-27 at 9.03.06 AM

Charges: Man shot Uber Eats driver making a delivery in Cottage Grove

Otis Donnell Shipp was charged with second-degree attempted murder after turning himself in on Wednesday.

Screen Shot 2021-11-27 at 7.36.14 AM

Waterfront hotel in Duluth sustains damage in kitchen fire

Authorities estimate the damage at around $75,000.

Screen Shot 2021-11-27 at 7.15.18 AM

Large groups of thieves target 2 Twin Cities Best Buys on Black Friday

It bears similarities to the flash-mob style thefts seen recently in California.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves' winning streak snapped at five games

The Wolves' bid for their longest winning streak since 2014 came up short.

Screen Shot 2020-08-14 at 6.45.53 PM

Teen arrested over fatal shooting of 5-year-old boy in Brooklyn Park

Police say the teen was filming a social media video while handling a gun.

Joe Biden

President Biden coming to Minnesota to promote Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Tuesday's trip follows passage of the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal.

Related

Twins pitchers and catchers reporting to Fort Myers

The first official workout is set for Sunday at Hammond Stadium in Florida. The rest of the team is set to report on Thursday. The Twins open their spring training schedule March 3 against the Rays.