Randball
October 27
Josh Donaldson.

Josh Donaldson's World Series live tweets offer insights — and insults

The Twins third baseman hopped on Twitter and mixed it up Tuesday, with mostly entertaining results. Trevor Plouffe and Kyle Gibson, among others, made social cameo appearances.
Twins
October 26
Atlanta Braves left fielder Eddie Rosario kisses the Most Valuable Player trophy after winning Game 6 of baseball's National League Championship Serie

Reusse: Cheaply acquired Rosario goes from Twins to Cleveland to playoff MVP

Two years after hitting 32 homers and driving in 109 runs for the Twins, Eddie Rosario was traded from Cleveland to Atlanta for a player who was released a few hours later.
Randball
October 19
Atlanta Braves' Eddie Rosario dives into second base ahead of the tag by Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Trea Turner off a pop out by Freddie Freem

Eddie Rosario: A freelance soloist in the team sport of baseball

The former Twins outfielder is still doing Eddie things in the playoffs. He sees something good and takes a chance on making it better, even if it could also turn out to be bad.
Sports
October 18
A temporary placard marks Sid Hartman’s grave at the Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery.

One year after Sid's death, his assistant keeps the memories alive

Legendary columnist Sid Hartman died a year ago at age 100. His assistant, Jeff Day, says they still talk 'even if it is impossible to imagine being the driving force in a conversation with Sid.'
Sports
October 16
Drama makes playoff baseball more fun. Thursday night, the Giants’ Wilmer Flores, right, reacted after he was called out on strikes as Dodgers catch

Neal: It's safe to watch baseball again, Twins fans

Don't let the sting of a bad summer keep you away from great October drama.
Sports
October 16
San Francisco Giants’ Darin Ruf hit a home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the sixth inning of Game 5

Reusse: Lightly regarded Giants started hitting home runs, and changed baseball

Pitchers have held the advantage, but San Francisco's changed approach could offer promise to Twins hitters.
Randball
October 15
Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger runs to first base after hitting an RBI-single against the San Francisco Giants

Postseason displaying another obstacle in Twins' path: Money wins

If you are inclined to point out teams that occasionally outperform their payroll and succeed despite that inequity, you are doing it wrong.
Twins
October 11
Jorge Polanco hit 33 home runs and drove in 98 runs for the Twins this season.

Polanco is named Twins' MVP; Ober selected as team's top rookie

Jorge Polanco, who hit 33 homers, was chosen as the team's most valuable player and most improved player by the local chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Jose Berrios and Nelson Cruz, traded during the season, were also honored.
Twins
October 8
Twins pitcher Andrew Albers looked on as Cleveland’s Bobby Bradley rounded the bases after a home run on Sept. 15 at Target Field.

Twins drop six, including Albers and Maggi, from 40-man roster

The cut players can become free agents as the team prepares to reshape during the offseason.
Twins
October 8
Tampa Bay’s Nelson Cruz received high-fives in the dugout after hitting his home run off the C-ring catwalk at Tropicana Field on Thursday night.

Ex-Twins are everywhere (and in large numbers) in MLB playoffs

If you're going to pick a team to cheer for in the baseball postseason based on it having an ex-Twins on the roster, we have news: There's at least one on every team.
Randball
October 7
Minnesota Twins' Mitch Garver (8) points as he rounds second base on his home run during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Hous

Trade Garver? Find a team with pitching depth and make the deal

Aside from the outfield, where the Twins have enough depth to consider making a trade, catcher was a rare strength on the 73-89 team.
Sports
October 7
Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after winning the 22020 World Series.

Baseball's postseason: Scores, schedules, stats and more

Tap here for links to the latest scores, news and more from around Major League Baseball.
Twins
October 7
Clockwise from top left: Josh Donaldson, Byron Buxton, Max Kepler, Miguel Sano and Mitch Garver.

Staying or leaving? A look at the Twins roster heading toward 2022

An unexpected drop from first to last place and a revolving door of players leave a winter of decision-making ahead.
Twins
October 7
Edgar Varela

Twins hitting coach Varela reassigned to minor league system

Hitting coach Edgar Varela was one of two Twins coaches who will work in the minors next year; Texas claimed a minor-league pitcher off waivers.
Twins
October 5
Royce Lewis tore an ACL in February and missed the summer of baseball.

Neal: Lewis isn't ready, so here's the Twins' shortstop stopgap

Spend the offseason money on pitching and solve the shortstop stopgap internally. There's a great candidate already.
Twins
October 5
Tomás Telis homered against Iowa on May 11 at CHS Field.

Saints catcher Tomás Telis named to Class AAA East All-Star team

The veteran from Venezuela has played in more than 1,000 minor league games.
Twins
October 5
Despite some injury issues, Josh Donaldson played in 135 games for the Twins in 2021, belting 26 home runs.

Breaking down a breakdown, Donaldson on Twins' failed season

Josh Donaldson said the season never seemed to get on the right track for a team that started the year as American League Central favorites.
Twins
October 5
Alex Colome looks down at a fresh baseball after giving up a two-run home during the ninth inning of a game at Fenway Park in August.

Souhan: Money for proven closer must be high on Twins priority list

A bad closer doesn't just lose games — he destroys morale. When a team works to build a lead and the closer can't do his job, over and over again, players feel helpless.
Twins
October 4
Minnesota Twins' Jorge Polanco (11) is congratulated at home plate by Luis Arraez (2) after hitting a three-run home run during the first inning of a

First to worst: What happens now with Twins after disaster of a season?

Manager Rocco Baldelli says he takes 'full responsibility for the direction that our season went in.' The plunge left people wondering who might have played their last game for the team on Sunday.
Twins
October 3
The Twins’ Jorge Polanco watches his three-run home run during the first inning Sunday.

Twins end 2021 season with 7-3 victory over Kansas City

Minnesota finished with eight wins in its final 12 games, avoiding a 90-loss season with a 73-89 record. It is, however, the Twins' seventh losing season in the 12-year Target Field era.