- Thoma column: Projected lineup is Mauer, Arcia and a bunch of outs The Minnesota Twins begin play in earnest in less than a week -- weather permitting -- and wow, do they have lineup issues. They scored 614 runs last season, 13th in the 15-team American League and almost 100 under the league average (702). Justin Mo
- Thoma column: Perkins extension may not be such a relief over time In the abstract, long-term contracts for relief pitchers are bad bets for teams. Nobody seems to be too concerned about that rule of thumb when it comes to Glen Perkins' new deal with the Twins. The contract, worth more than $21 million in guaranteed
- Krohn: Misplaced modifer of mine take — please Grammar not my strong point, as one dedicated reader nicely points out
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- Murray: Giving thanks for good stories Health and wellness beat has been a gold mine of humanity.
- Thoma column: Making (service) time stop for Buxton and Sano
- Thoma column: The 'Compensation Five' misjudged the market
- Thoma column:Twins apply prospect thinking to veteran signings
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Cross column: Win Some, Lose Some with New Farm Bill
Conservation provisions in farm bill could have been better.
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