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  1. Closer Report: Papelbon's woes

    Eric Karabell

    Honestly, if closers keep pitching the way they have so far this season, we're going to need to devote a daily column to it. On Monday, those fellows were a mess. On Tuesday, it was a bit quieter. On Wednesday, an incredible six closers blew saves, s...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  2. Five home MLB teams win in walk-off fashion

    A lot of fans around major league baseball went home happy on Wednesday. The same cannot be said for visiting teams' closers.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  3. Ex-Met Pelfrey gets punked by Twins

    Adam Rubin

    VIERA, Fla. -- Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire and pitcher Glen Perkins played a good joke on Wichita State alum Mike Pelfrey. Gardenhire convinced Pelfrey he had been invited to give a pep talk by phone to the Shockers (then-undefeated) baske...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  4. Closer Glen Perkins, Minnesota Twins reach 4-year deal for $22,17...

    All-Star closer Glen Perkins didn't exactly enhance his bargaining power when he told the Minnesota Twins he was eager to get a deal done that would enable him to stay at home.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2014
  5. Minnesota Twins GM Terry Ryan says he has treatable cancer

    Diagnosed with cancer in his neck, Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan has taken leave from his job for treatment and recovery.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2014
  6. The missing link for every NL team

    Jim Bowden

    For the vast majority of major league teams, pitchers and catchers will report to spring training exactly a month from now. Usually teams are simply fine-tuning their rosters, whether it's that last utility bench guy or an additional bullpen arm. ...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  7. 2013 MLB free agency relief pitchers buyer's guide

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down the best and worst values on the reliever free-agent market, and also offers up some trade targets.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2013
  8. Ron Gardenhire to stay aboard as manager of Minnesota Twins

    Ron Gardenhire isn't going anywhere as the Minnesota Twins announced a two-year contract extension with their veteran skipper Monday that runs through the 2015 season.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2013
  9. Justin Morneau helps Twins top AL Central-leading Tigers

    Justin Morneau had a season high four hits, including a two-run homer and a two-run double, and Glen Perkins struck out Miguel Cabrera with two on for the final out to help the Minnesota Twins hold off the Detroit Tigers in a 6-3 win Tuesday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  10. Glen Perkins, Jonathan Papelbon among relievers to target, avoid ...

    Jared Cross

    Jared Cross breaks down the most and least desirable bullpen arms on the trade market.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2013
  11. Another reason closers are overrated

    David Schoenfield

    From Buster Olney's blog today, talking about why the Twins and Mets should trade Glen Perkins and Bobby Parnell: Do you know how many teams have the same closer in 2013 that they did two years ago, in 2011? Try three: Mariano Rivera of the Yankees,...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  12. Ten bullpen issues to consider

    David Schoenfield

    As Mariano Rivera showed on Sunday, even the best closers suffer a blown save from time to time. While the two-run home run Adam Jones hit off Rivera resulted in Rivera's second blown save, the Yankees' closer is also allowing more than a hit per inn...

    Blog | July 07, 2013
  13. NL All-Star squad looks much stronger

    David Schoenfield

    The big questions for this season's All-Star selections as we headed into Saturday's selection show: Would Yasiel Puig make it? Who backs up Miguel Cabrera at third base in the American League from a strong field of candidates? Who represents the Ast...

    Blog | July 06, 2013
  14. Minnesota Twins reliever Glen Perkins' path to the pros - ESPN Th...

    LaRue Cook

    In ESPN The Magazine's Kids in Sports Issue Glen Perkins talks to LaRue Cook about his childhood

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2013
  15. Twins face decision on Glen Perkins

    Buster Olney

    It was a month ago that a longtime scout, in a position of great influence, scanned rosters around Major League Baseball and reached a conclusion. "The guy everybody will want is [Glen] Perkins," he said, referring to the Twins left-handed closer. ...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  16. Closer chaos! Ranking the closers

    David Schoenfield

    The Tigers need one. The Brewers thought they had one. The Cubs already have a new one. Some teams probably wish they had a different one. Closers are already melting down in rapid fashion. On Monday afternoon, with closer Jason Motte sidelined wi...

    Blog | April 09, 2013