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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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 […]
What Can Urshela and Sanchez Bring To the Twins?
By CJ Baumgartner - Mar 29, 2022
The Minnesota Twins 2022 Opening Day roster is starting to take shape with two weeks left of Spring Training. Minnesota’s lineup again looks to be stacked with […]
Are the Twins All-In This Year?
By CJ Baumgartner - Mar 23, 2022
The busiest stretch of 2022 for the Minnesota Twins could make any fan dizzy. Things heated up when they traded away Mitch Garver, then jettisoned slugger Josh […]
How Do the Twins Rebuild Their Infield?
By CJ Baumgartner - Mar 15, 2022
Safe to say, the post-lockout Minnesota Twins have been anything but quiet. On Saturday, it looked like they fixed their shortstop situation when they acquired Isiah Kiner-Falefa […]
How Would Banning the Shift Impact the Twins?
By CJ Baumgartner - Mar 8, 2022
Major League Baseball’s lockout continues. The stalemate is already carving into the 2022 regular season with no end feeling imminent. Negotiations continue, and the focus has shifted […]
Does A Shortened Season Change Minnesota’s Window In 2022?
By CJ Baumgartner - Mar 1, 2022
Major League Baseball is staring down the barrel of another shortened season for the second time in three years. MLB shortened the 2020 season primarily due to […]
Baldelli Can Get the Most Out Of the 2022 Twins By Leaning Into His Strengths
By CJ Baumgartner - Feb 22, 2022
Rocco Baldelli potentially has his most challenging task as manager before him in 2022. Baldelli is entering his fourth season with the Minnesota Twins and has had […]
Should Jorge Polanco Go Back to Shortstop?
By CJ Baumgartner - Feb 15, 2022
As the Minnesota Twins continue to wait for the lockout to end before potentially adding to their roster, there are still some big lingering questions. Starting rotation […]
Can Joe Ryan Assume Jose Berrios’ Former Role?
By CJ Baumgartner - Feb 8, 2022
If somehow the Major League Baseball season starts on time, pitchers and catchers will be reporting in less than a week. As the Minnesota Twins work to […]
Did Cutting Big Papi Create the Twins’ “Curse of the Bambino”?
By CJ Baumgartner - Feb 1, 2022
Last week, the National Baseball Hall of Fame was the subject of controversy given who was eligible to be nominated this year. Lost in all the discourse […]
Gardy Was the Perfect Manager To Lead the 2000s Twins
By CJ Baumgartner - Jan 25, 2022
The Minnesota Twins recently unveiled their newest Twins Hall of Fame class. Fans widely celebrated it because it included franchise greats such as César Tovar, World Series […]
How Could the Latest Proposed Rule Changes Impact the Twins?
By CJ Baumgartner - Jan 18, 2022
So Major League Baseball and its Players Union continue to be at odds as they negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement. The latest negotiations happened over the […]