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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Let’s Not Make the Joe Mauer Mistake With Byron Buxton
By CJ Baumgartner - Nov 30, 2021
We’re only days before the clock strikes midnight on the upcoming lockout. It seemed like extension talks between the Minnesota Twins and their star center fielder Byron […]
This Offseason Is Going To Define the “Falvine” Era
By CJ Baumgartner - Nov 23, 2021
The MLB offseason is upon us, and things are happening fast. Free agents have always been available to sign now, but players and teams are coming to […]
Minnesota’s Patient Approach Will Be Tested This Offseason
By CJ Baumgartner - Nov 16, 2021
The saying “patience is a virtue” comes from the 13th Century poet William Langland. And if the Minnesota Twins front office of Derek Falvey and Thad Levine […]
The Twins Have The Foundation Of A Playoff-Caliber Offense
By CJ Baumgartner - Nov 9, 2021
Now that this year’s World Series has come and gone, there are some lessons the Minnesota Twins can learn from the postseason as they try to get […]
Is Zack Greinke An Option For The Twins?
By CJ Baumgartner - Nov 2, 2021
The World Series is almost over, and the talks of the Minnesota Twins offseason plans are heating up. After a disappointing campaign, the Twins have multiple areas […]
3 Ex-Twins Who Would Have Been More Valuable Than Eddie Rosario
By CJ Baumgartner - Oct 26, 2021
It’s hard to discuss the Minnesota Twins and avoid talking about their postseason woes dating back to 2003. While that looms large in the minds of those […]
How Do the Twins Stack Up In the AL Central Right Now?
By CJ Baumgartner - Oct 19, 2021
The American League Central Division has become one of the worst divisions in baseball recently. Last year, only the Chicago White Sox finished with a winning record. […]
How Do the Twins Optimize the DH Spot Next Year?
By CJ Baumgartner - Oct 12, 2021
Now that the Minnesota Twins season has concluded, the front office will be looking at how they can improve the roster to try and compete next year. […]
Trading Berríos Made Sense, But Moving Buxton Doesn’t
By CJ Baumgartner - Oct 5, 2021
The Minnesota Twins season is over, and it’s time to look forward to what their roster will look for next year. No matter what happens, it’s going […]
Justin Morneau Became A Twins Legend But Could Have Been So Much More
By CJ Baumgartner - Sep 28, 2021
The Minnesota Twins’ offense in the early 2000s was defined by slap-hitting and scrappy baserunning. However, there wasn’t a shortage of good hitters in those lineups. Torii […]
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 […]