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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How Big Are the Stakes For the Guardians Series?
By CJ Baumgartner - Jun 22, 2022
The Minnesota Twins seemed to be in the driver’s seat for the AL Central just a few weeks ago. On May 27, the team held a comfortable […]
Has Devin Smeltzer Earned A Permanent Spot In the Starting Rotation?
By CJ Baumgartner - Jun 15, 2022
Pitching for the Minnesota Twins has been the team’s weak point over the last few weeks. However, during the first month of the season, their pitching was […]
The Twins Third Base Competition Is Heating Up
By CJ Baumgartner - Jun 8, 2022
Competition tends to bring out the best in those involved. That saying usually proves itself true in the context of sports and especially within healthy competition between […]
Should the Twins Be Using Load Management To Navigate the Condensed Schedule?
By CJ Baumgartner - Jun 1, 2022
The impacts of the lockout are still showing throughout baseball nearly two months into the regular season. In March, baseball fans rejoiced when MLB announced that the […]
Can Gary Sanchez Keep This Going?
By CJ Baumgartner - May 25, 2022
Nearly two months into the 2022 season, the Minnesota Twins are in first place in the AL Central and hold a comfortable lead in the division. A […]
What Would It Look Like If the Twins Had Kept Lewis In the Majors?
By CJ Baumgartner - May 18, 2022
Royce Lewis has been quietly impressive during his first two weeks in a Minnesota Twins uniform. A couple of weeks ago, the Twins were in a bind […]
The 2022 Twins Are the Inverse Of Last Year’s Team
By CJ Baumgartner - May 11, 2022
The Minnesota Twins have been one of baseball’s best teams just over a month into the 2022 season. Their 18-11 record has given them the lead in […]
Can Jose Miranda Help the Twins In 2022?
By CJ Baumgartner - May 3, 2022
Minnesota Twins fans received some great news to start their week. Jose Miranda, the team’s No. 3 prospect according to MLB.com, was called up to the big […]
Luis Arraez Is the Perfect Straight Man For the Twins
By CJ Baumgartner - Apr 27, 2022
Baseball has seen some significant change at the plate over the last 20 years. The three true outcomes of home run, walk, or strikeout have taken over […]
Is Miguel Sanó Just A Slow Starter?
By CJ Baumgartner - Apr 20, 2022
The Minnesota Twins haven’t exactly started fast to begin the 2022 season. Their 4-6 start is primarily a result of expected regular contributors like Carlos Correa, Max […]
3 Overreactions From Opening Weekend
By CJ Baumgartner - Apr 13, 2022
Minnesota Twins baseball is back! The beginning of a season always brings hope for any squad. The optimism for the Twins to bounce back and compete for […]
Can the Twins Swing A Deal With the Padres For Pitching?
By CJ Baumgartner - Apr 6, 2022
The Minnesota Twins will unveil their new-look pitching staff as Opening Day approaches. The Twins traded for Sonny Gray to be a veteran presence and the staff […]