On Monday, before the trade of closer Brandon Kintzler to Washington, the Twins' bullpen ranked 28th in MLB in ERA, 27th in strikeouts and 30th in opponent batting average (out of 30 teams).


Pay attention to two things if you watch the Twins on Tuesday at San Diego: 1) how they respond after a brutal week on the road and two big trades that established them as sellers, not buyers; 2) the game is on FS1, not the usual FSN, at 9 p.m.


"I really hope Latavius Murray was just meaning that he would worry about training camp after he was cleared from medical. He is new, and the Vikes' system is very different than the Raiders. Lets just get him healthy first."

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"Why would I even watch another game this year if the team is already completely giving up?"

— One of several unhappy tweets in reply to the Twins' announcement that they had traded Brandon Kintzler.