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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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 […]
Wait, Should the Twins Have Kept Kyle Gibson?
By CJ Baumgartner - Jun 29, 2021
Sometimes you don’t know what you have until it’s gone. The Minnesota Twins are finding that out in an unlikely way. Former right-handed starting pitcher Kyle Gibson […]
The Twins Already Have the Blueprint For A Taylor Rogers Trade
By CJ Baumgartner - Jun 22, 2021
Despite their recent success, it’s unlikely the Minnesota Twins will bounce back and make the postseason this year. Therefore, the focus turns to how they can rebuild […]
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, […]