A lifelong Twins fan, CJ Baumgartner covers the Twins for Zone Coverage. Born and raised in Bertha, Minn., CJ also hosts the Minnesota Sports Podcast and local high school play-by-play. CJ’s best memories as a Twins fan include watching Torii Hunter, Joe Mauer, and Justin Morneau in their primes, Game 163, the entire 2019 season, and telling himself every year that this season the Twins will finally win it all.
The Twins Are Still Hitting Bombas
By CJ Baumgartner - Jun 15, 2021
Remember how fun the 2019 Minnesota Twins were? How they blasted their way to an AL Central title and into the postseason behind a record-breaking 307 home […]
How Did the Twins Squander This Opportunity Against Baltimore and KC?
By CJ Baumgartner - Jun 8, 2021
Just a couple of weeks ago, the Minnesota Twins had a great opportunity to gain ground after a slow start to the season. According to FanGraphs, the […]
It’s Time to Make a Decision on Sanó
By CJ Baumgartner - Jun 1, 2021
In the bottom of the first inning Sunday afternoon at Target Field, the Minnesota Twins had ducks on the field and ducks on the pond. The bases […]
The Next 13 Games Will Either Save the Twins Season or Turn It Into a Lost Cause
By CJ Baumgartner - May 25, 2021
The first two months of the 2021 season have been a disaster for the Minnesota Twins. The team came into the season with a 63 percent chance […]
What Should the Twins Do with Their Impending Free Agents?
By CJ Baumgartner - May 18, 2021
The Minnesota Twins have only played 39 games in 2021 and already it looks like the season is lost. A playoff push seems far-fetched at this point, […]
Are Alex Kirilloff and Trevor Larnach Here to Stay?
By CJ Baumgartner - May 11, 2021
The circumstances might be how the Minnesota Twins envisioned it, but their top prospects are getting their first taste of big-league action. Minnesota’s top prospect, Alex Kirilloff, […]
Comparing Buxton’s Hot Start to Mauer’s MVP Season
By CJ Baumgartner - May 4, 2021
Byron Buxton was recently named Player of the Month Award for April after the 27-year-old slashed .426/.466/.897 with eight home runs and 14 runs batted in while […]
There is Still a Path for the Twins to Win the AL Central
By CJ Baumgartner - Apr 27, 2021
The Minnesota Twins came into this season with high hopes. Not only is the team trying to defend two consecutive division titles, they’re also trying to get […]
What Alexander Colomé Needs to Do to Get Back on Track
By CJ Baumgartner - Apr 21, 2021
The Minnesota Twins spent most of their offseason loading up their bullpen after productive, high-leverage relievers like Trevor May, Sergio Romo, and Matt Wisler were let go […]
Can the Twins Afford to Keep Both Buxton and Berrios?
By CJ Baumgartner - Apr 13, 2021
Two of the most important players of the Minnesota Twins’ young core have played at the level that the front office and fans always dreamed of. Former […]
Is the Twins’ Defense a Liability When Buxton and Donaldson Are Out?
By CJ Baumgartner - Apr 6, 2021
The Minnesota Twins are off to a hot start, led by a potent offense that has produced 30 runs in their first four games. They’ve had solid […]
The Twins are Flexing Their Outfield Depth
By CJ Baumgartner - Mar 30, 2021
The Minnesota Twins have announced their 26-man Opening Day roster. The core is still intact, but a few surprises came with the team’s roster moves over the […]