The Twins surprised most people on the planet by winning more than 80 games and nearly making the AL playoff field.
Impending free-agent Jeff Samardzija should still find an acceptable deal after his down season. Here's a look at his year, as well as 24 other soon-to-be free agents. Plus, more MLB notes.
Twins All-Star closer Glen Perkins has back spasms so bad that he "can barely walk."
Tampa Bay's Chris Archer and Oakland's Sonny Gray are stuck on non-contenders, but they remain in the Cy Young mix with the possibly playoff-bound David Price of Toronto and Dallas Keuchel of Houston.
Glen Perkins owners may be scrambling, but Junichi Tazawa, Sean Doolittle and John Axford might be able to help, Chris Towers says in Closer Stock Watch.
Reds rookie Raisel Iglesias appears to have turned a corner, and Al Melchior says it's time to give him a try, along with a couple of young hitters and a prospective closer.
The AL Cy Young race is wide open at the moment. Chris Archer, Sonny Gray, Dallas Keuchel, David Price and Chris Sale are all legitimate candidates.
Here are 10 sample headlines we'd see if the first two weeks of the second half instead happened in early April.
Alex Rodriguez swatted a home run into the third deck at Target Field as part of his three-homer game on Saturday. The ball traveled 452 feet.
No, Mike Trout and Bo Jackson aren't similar. Why was Pete Rose not partially reinstated if he was the star of the All-Star ceremonies? And Bryce Harper shouldn't say Zack Greinke isn't "very tough."

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