A dozen managers on MLB’s 2014 hot seat

July 23, 2014 | By: Kurt Allen

Even with Mike Scioscia seemingly safe, there are still a lot of skippers in varying degrees of danger as baseball fast approaches its stretch run. Here is my ranking of 12 managers who may feel the seat starting to get warm, and one who may be the first casualty of 2014 as soon as this week.

Down on Farm: St. Paul Puts on a Show

June 13, 2014 | By: AJ Kaufman

The St. Paul Saints predate their big-time friends across America’s chief river by nearly a century. This is actually the fourth incarnation of the franchise, beginning briefly during the Benjamin Harrison administration, then returning a decade later through 1899, followed by a 1915-60 run, ending just before the Washington Senators became the Minnesota Twins.

Down on the Farm: Stingers Reward Supporters

June 9, 2014 | By: AJ Kaufman

As a resident for nearly a year now, I realize Minnesota is a hockey state. However, baseball is surprisingly well-funded across the Land of 10,000 Lakes too. This is particularly validated when traveling back roads through small Minnesota communities that seem to encompass one hidden gem of a ballpark after another. Considering the harsh winters, the immaculate conditions of fields by May is also rather impressive.

Miguel Sano: Top Twins prospect to undergo Tommy John surgery

March 1, 2014 | By: Ryan Phillips

Miguel Sano is a physical specimen. For those who have seen the young third baseman play there is no other way to describe him. As one of the Minnesota Twins’ top prospects, he had a legitimate chance to reach the majors in 2014 thanks to his raw power and all-around solid game. Unfortunately, that won’t be happening.