Minnesota Twins 2014 News and Updates
3/10/14 - The Minnesota Twins lost starting pitcher Kris Medlen on Sunday to a right forearm strain, and he will be further evaluated this week to ensure the right-hander (who underwent Tommy John surgery three years ago) did not sustain a serious elbow injury. Preparing for the worst, the Twins have reportedly gone after Ervin Santana on the free agent market, offering him a three-year deal. Can they land the final top player left on the market? Minnesota Twins tickets are the cheapest this week when Baltimore visits on Friday (get-in for $14), and are at their highest when Pittsburgh visits this Wednesday (get –in for $38).
3/3/14 - The Minnesota Twins snapped their two game win-streak (both over the Boston Red Sox) with a loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. All eyes were on Ricky Nolasco—winner of the biggest free-agent deal in Minnesota history—who, despite the loss, made the most of his Spring Training debut with two scoreless innings. Yesterday Wilkin Ramirez hammered a three-run homer in the Twins' 9-2 win over the Orioles. Minnesota Twins tickets are hot for Week 2 of Spring Training, with a $19 get-in price against the Orioles (3/5), a $21 get-in price against the Cardinals (3/6), and a $28 get-in price against the Twins (3/9).
2/25/14 - The Minnesota Twins' starting rotation has vastly improved since last year, when their starting pitchers combined for the worst ERA in the Majors and relievers racked up the fewest innings in the entire league. The Twins paid a pretty penny to fix this abysmal situation in the offseason, and now, set-up man Jared Burton thinks the rotation is "under the radar [as] one of the top three pens in the majors." Minnesota looks good on paper, but see if all the hype pays off with Minnesota Twins tickets this spring! Tickets are $43 on average to see the Twins in Fort Meyers this year.
2/11/14 - The Minnesota Twins' Spring Training
commencement has taken a sobering turn, with the diagnosis of General Manager Terry Ryan with cancer. Though the prognosis is optimistic, the GM has taken leave from his position to deal with treatment and recovery. The Twins will try harder than ever to make their GM proud, and the worthy amount of money Minnesota spent this offseason to improve the pitching situation should prove fruitful. What's more, top-10 prospects Byron Buxton (OF) and Miguel Sano (IF) should be exciting to watch this spring as they could get thunderous rookie starts this year. Score Minnesota Twins tickets for $32 and see them take on the World Series champions in Florida (3/1).
1/29/14 - The Minnesota Twins were struggling these last couple seasons, with an aging veteran lineup and woeful starting rotation that dragged them under .500 for the last two years. After this winter, the front office has greatly improved this AL Central team by signing a number of returning players, experienced arms (Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes), and a fresh crop of talented prospects (Miguel Sano) that you have to see in person. Score some Minnesota Twins tickets for Spring Training this year at just $39 on average!
4/5/13 – Twins fans are likely basking in the joy that their team took 2 of 3 from the Detroit Tigers to open up the 2013 season. Although Minnesota dropped Game 1 in front of a sellout crowd at Target Field Monday, Twins fans witnessed a come from behind victory in Game 2 with a stellar debut from starter Kevin Correia. It was just the fifth time (of 20 tries) that the Twins beat the Tigers in the past 2 years at home. When the Twins return home, hopefully to warmer temperatures for the fans sake, they’ll host the New York Mets and Los Angeles Angels; then later, both the Miami Marlins and Texas Rangers. Every Twins game this month has tickets for $15 or less.
Minnesota Twins 2014 Season
After winning AL Central titles two years in row (2009-10), the Minnesota Twins are finishing their third consecutive losing season and their second season 30 games under .500. The primary weakness for the Twins lies in their limp pitching rotation and aging veteran lineup, but all that changed in the offseason. With Spring Training rapidly approaching, Minnesota fans should be excited to know that their team has seemingly taken care of all these issues this winter!
First, Minnesota signed Phil Hughes from New York, and free agent Ricky Nolasco to their desperate starting rotation. Now, the Twins are welcoming back reliever Matt Guerrier, who joins Jason Bartlett and Jason Kubel from the AL Central-title-winning squad from 2004-07. Their impressive group of prospects are headed by Slugger Miguel Sano, who will be moving up from the minor leagues this year, and is one of the top five prospects in MLB. Things are looking up for this talented franchise!
After winning the American League's Central Division in 2010, their first year in Target Field, their new outdoor playpen, the Minnesota Twins found themselves sinking to the very bottom of the division in 2011 and 2012, ending up some 22 games off the pace set by the Detroit Tigers. Offensively, the Twins are led by catcher Joe Mauer, and outfielder Josh Willingham. Mauer's "slash line" of .319/.416/.446 (batting average/on-base percentage/slugging percentage) was tops on the Twins for batting average and on-base percentage, while Mauer finished second to Willingham in slugging percentage and OPS (on-base plus slugging). Willingham by far was the Twins power leader, with 35 longballs and 110 runs batted in. Ben Revere led in triples and stolen bases. On the bump, only one Twins starter had enough innings to qualify for earned-run average honors, Scott Diamond. Diamond was the Twins leader in wins with 12, and a 3.54 ERA. After Diamond, though, the Twins will face some difficulty cobbling together a competent starting rotation. Twins fans are hoping manager Ron Gardenhire can work some magic at Target Field and return baseball relevance to Minneapolis.
Twins Spring Training tickets to see the team play in Florida are second cheapest in the League averaging $28. Twins baseball tickets for the regular season are almost three-times the cost of Spring Training tickets. The most expensive Target Field tickets are those for the New York Yankees series in the beginning of July. The rivalry series against the Chicago White Sox in August is the second most expensive series averaging $99 a seat.