Twins
October 19
March 19, 1939: Senators' President Clark Griffith (left).

Reusse: Griffiths got to enjoy only one championship in nation's capital

The only World Series title for the franchise had come in 1924, beating John McGraw's New York Giants 4-3 in 12 innings in the seventh game at Washington's Griffith Stadium.
Twins
October 18
What are the five biggest offseason questions facing the Twins?

What are the five biggest offseason questions facing the Twins?

Every offseason is important in the arc of a franchise, but the one coming up for the Twins feels particularly so after winning 101 games but coming up so short in the playoffs.
Twins
October 18
What if the Twins made a pitch for Gerrit Cole or Stephen Strasburg?

Souhan: Left brain, right brain battle over what Twins should do

Handing out major free agent contracts has been one sure way not to win the World Series in recent years. But imagine what a great pitching addition could do for a team that won 101 games this season.
Twins
October 17
Chrissie Olson took a photo of her 5-month-old daughter Marion as T.C. Bear jokingly took a bite of the youngster during a free "Post-season Push" par

Twins part with man who was T.C. Bear, plan auditions for replacement

An early hint of Greg Wilfahrt's departure from the Twins was this week's creation of the 'OriginalTCBear' account on Twitter, which adds: "No longer affiliated with the organization.'
Vikings
October 16
On May 6, 1958, Bronko Nagurski, left, Walt Hoover and Fortune Gordien were on hand for the inaugural Minnesota Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Star Tribune revives Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame

The Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame, dormant for a dozen years, will once again honor the state's rich sports history.
Twins
October 16
Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz

Cruz named Twins MVP, also wins leadership award

Nelson Cruz, signed before the season to a two-year contract, hit 41 home runs, drove in 108 runs and hit .311. Taylor Rogers and Luis Arraez were among the other winners.
Twins
October 16

Baseball in Washington: the history

The Senators were last in the World Series in 1933; they became the Twins in 1961.
Twins
October 15
Former Twins and now Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki whooped it up after Washington beat St. Louis 7-4 on Tuesday night to win the National League Champ

Reusse: MLB has changed considerable Series history already in 21st Century

The Nationals' charge to the World Series crosses another long wait off the list for both a city and a franchise.
Twins
October 14
If Twins ever play deep into October, get ready for some frosty opinions

If Twins ever play deep into October, get ready for some frosty opinions

Alternating between cursing at snowflakes and shivering in the wind over the weekend could you make you wonder what a deep run by the Twins in the playoffs would feel like.
Twins
October 14
The Astros were able to land Justin Verlander to enhance their pitching rotation at the 2017 trade deadline. Can the Twins pull off a similar deal for

Twins need a top starter to take next step, but how do they get one?

The playoffs proved what most of us knew: The Twins need more high-end arms, particularly in the starting rotation.
Twins
October 13
Twins bench coach Derek Shelton this week will interview for vacant managerial openings with the Mets and Pirates, according to sources with knowledge

Twins bench coach Shelton to interview with Mets, Pirates

He's a candidate to be a manager, a position he sought with the Twins.
Twins
October 12
Twins 'opener' Randy Dobnak started ALDS Game 2 against the Yankees.

Reusse: Idea for Twins rotation: four starters, one 'pairing'

One factor making this strategy viable is the move to a 26-player roster in 2020. That makes it basically a given that teams will have 13 pitchers from Opening Day through Aug. 31.
Twins
October 11
Designated hitter Nelson Cruz, who hit a team-leading 41 home runs in his first season with the Twins, will turn 40 in the middle of next season.

Who will stick and who won't for the Twins in 2020?

Who stays? Who goes? Who sits? Who starts? Here's La Velle E. Neal III's (very early) forecast for the Twins roster:
Twins
October 10
Jake Odorizzi is a free agent coming off his best season in the majors. He said he'd like to return to Minnesota but is a free agent.

Twins management vows to pursue 'impact pitching' for 2020 and beyond

Twins management said it plans to aim high to upgrade its roster, with an extra focus on improving a starting rotation that frayed badly during the second half of this season.
Twins
October 10
Is MLB using a less-juiced ball in the playoffs (and did it hurt the Twins)?

Is MLB using a less-juiced ball in the playoffs (and did it hurt the Twins)?

If you like your “we were robbed!” conspiracy theories served with a mountain of evidence, let's turn your attention to an article in Baseball Prospectus.
Twins
October 10
Stacey Green and Steve Frenzel take a selfie with Homer Hankies on their heads as fans prepared for Game 3.

Reusse: Despite playoff sweep, Twins brought relevance to long summer

In the Age of the Internet, there are people who watch baseball as if they are watching football, where every blip is a crisis. That's not how the 2019 Twins should be judged.
Twins
October 10
Nelson Cruz played around with teammates Eddie Rosario (left) and Willians Astudillo during a Twins workout Sunday at Target Field.

Cruz will return. Here's why he'll take pay cut after 40-homer year

Nelson Cruz, the veteran designated hitter, set a franchise record for slugging percentage in a big offensive season.
Twins
October 10
Max Kepler was among the many Twins players dealing with nagging injuries toward the end of the season.

Hartman: Injuries gave Twins no chance against dominant Yankees

After a disappointing end to a historic season, the Twins believe they are in good shape for 2020.
Twins
October 9
Twins first baseman C.J. Cron pointed to third baseman Miguel Sano after he fielded a grounder by Yankees left fielder Giancarlo Stanton in Game 1 of

Kepler to rest injured back; Cron might need thumb surgery

While Max Kepler should be OK next spring without any further treatment on his nagging back, the Twins fear the same might not be the case for first baseman C.J. Cron.
Twins
October 9
The Twins' most logical offseason move would be trading a position player for a starting pitcher. The best bargaining chip is outfielder Eddie Rosario

Souhan: Why Twins should consider trading Rosario

Rosario is talented, entertaining, clutch ... and tradable. Will the Twins deal their cleanup hitter for pitching this winter?