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.
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Should the Twins Bring Back Nelson Cruz?
By CJ Baumgartner - Sep 21, 2021
They say anyone who wages battle with Father Time will always come out defeated in the end, and that’s always been true in sports. Well, unless your […]
What Do The Twins Do At Shortstop Next Season?
By CJ Baumgartner - Sep 14, 2021
As this disappointing season comes to a close, the Minnesota Twins are looking to the future and making some decisions at key positions on the roster. Some […]
What Randy Dobnak Needs To Do To Be A Mainstay In the Twins Rotation
By CJ Baumgartner - Sep 7, 2021
The Minnesota Twins have been one of the most disappointing teams in all of baseball this year, and pitching has been the main culprit, especially from their […]
What Do the Twins Do With Josh Donaldson?
By CJ Baumgartner - Aug 31, 2021
Across the state of Minnesota this summer, droughts have plagued the land around the state. It’s been a bit symbolic as well for Minnesota Twins third baseman […]
How Caleb Thielbar Became A Key Piece Of the Twins’ Bullpen
By CJ Baumgartner - Aug 24, 2021
Confidence in the Minnesota Twins’ front office took a monumental blow this season after they failed to build a serviceable bullpen and turned a back-to-back division champion […]
Pitching Has Led The Way During Minnesota’s Best Stretch
By CJ Baumgartner - Aug 17, 2021
Wait, hold on a second. Are the Minnesota Twins playing like one of the best teams in baseball over the last two weeks? A huge “yes,” actually! […]
Polanco’s Resurgence Indicates That the Twins Can Compete Next Year
By CJ Baumgartner - Aug 10, 2021
Jorge Polanco has been one of the lone bright spots for the Minnesota Twins this season. In his first season moving over to second base, Polanco has […]
The Twins May Want to Keep Michael Pineda Around
By CJ Baumgartner - Aug 3, 2021
An eventful trade deadline is now in the rearview mirror for the Minnesota Twins. They made a handful of trades as the deadline approached. Some moves were […]
Miguel Sanó Has An Opportunity To Get Back On Track
By CJ Baumgartner - Jul 27, 2021
Miguel Sanó has been one of the most publicly criticized players on the Minnesota Twins, and the first baseman is having the worst season of his career […]
Can the Twins Avoid Repeating the Johan Santana Mistake with Buxton and Berríos?
By CJ Baumgartner - Jul 20, 2021
Mark Twain famously said that “history doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” Well, it looks like this could be manifesting for the Minnesota Twins. Contract talks […]
Minnesota’s Biggest ‘What-ifs?’ In the First Half of the Season
By CJ Baumgartner - Jul 13, 2021
The Minnesota Twins were coming off consecutive AL Central titles and had World Series aspirations at the beginning of the season, but they are 39-50 at the […]
What Does the Future Hold For Max Kepler and Jorge Polanco?
By CJ Baumgartner - Jul 6, 2021
Halfway through this season, it feels like nothing has gone right for the Minnesota Twins. Injuries, poor pitching, and regression from core players have put the team […]