The Vikings are 3-1 for the first time since he took over as quarterback in 2018, and the franchise is off to its best start since going 4-0 in 2016 (and later 5-0).
Twins president of baseball operations Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine have some heavy lifting ahead of them. The first task is deciding whether to offer Carlos Correa a long-term contract.
While no one disputes that Minnesota improved its talent base over the offseason — specifically with the additions of Rudy Gobert and Kyle Anderson — there is still no guarantee as to how all of the pieces will fit together.
Correa, who played in 136 games in 2022, finished his year hitting .291 with a .834 OPS. His 139 OPS+ (100 is league average) is the second-highest in his career. His 5.4 bWAR (Wins Above Replacement per Baseball Reference) leads the Twins, and he quickly became a leader within the Twins’ clubhouse.
The infielder joined an exclusive club Wednesday, becoming the fifth Twins player to win an American League batting title, joining Rod Carew (seven times), Joe Mauer (three), Tony Oliva (three) and Kirby Puckett.
Lambos, a first-round draft pick in 2021, was assigned to the Winnipeg Ice of the Western Hockey League.
Ben Tschida had a strong desire to play his final season of junior hockey for a program that is a consistent winner. The Woodbury native requested a trade from Alexandria of the NA3HL to the Rochester Grizzlies. That trade was worked out, and it has worked out well for Tschida and his new team.
Duran, 24, entered Tuesday with a 4.6 Win Probability Added, a statistic that credits a player for how much his appearance impacted his team’s chance of winning, per Baseball Reference.
Rankings based on the votes of media member across the state of Minnesota.
Minnesota hitter goes 1-for-4 and maintains lead on Judge
It had been a while, but Century finally got the best of Mayo in a volleyball match on Tuesday night. It took five sets to get it done.