Minnesota Sports Fan Daily – Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

Thursday was not the news day that Wednesday was. However, one could argue THE biggest story of the two days is brewing now and seems all but complete.

Here is that top MN Sports News story AND more:

The Twins Make a Move:

  • It hasn’t been confirmed yet but it looks like Jaime Garcia of the Atlanta Braves is on his way north for a prospect yet to be named. Garcia has a career 3.65 ERA that has ballooned to 4.33 this season… There are 11 pitchers that have started games this year for the Twins. Only 3 of those have a better ERA than 4.33 (Santana, Berrios, Mejia). Here is more from the StarTribune’s Phil Miller. Jeremy Nygaard of Twins Daily seems to have steam that the Twins won’t lose anyone we will cry over. (We will update this when we find out details)

No Wiggins Contract Yet:

    • We are still hearing that Wiggins and the Timberwolves are working on a deal that will total around $148 Million. However, they might be a little longer than first expected. Here is Darren Wolfson at just before 11 PM on Thursday:

PJ Fleck to Star in ESPNU Special:

    • PJ Fleck continues to impress me. Some may call him to flashy or whatever you want to call it.  He isn’t trying to impress you. He is trying to impress 16-18 year old kids. Kids who love watching cool specials on ESPN. So, just sit back and watch PJ Row the Boat right to the top of the B1G in the next few handful of years. Here is a piece from the StarTribune’s Joe Christensen and a video to add to your anticipation:

Twins Celebrate 30th Anniversary of ’87 World Series Victory:

    • I was 2 years away from being a thing in 1987 so I don’t have much to say other than: I AM JEALOUS. But, we will wait patiently for our turn. Our happiness… Here are some cool photos of that year from GoMN.com. And here you can read Frank Viola’s memories and hear Kirby talk about it. (ReviewJournal.com, MPRnews.org) You might like this too:

Will we see a big move Friday? It sounds like the Garcia deal will be done at some point. Anything else?

Let’s find out.

Eric Strack
Minnesota Sports Fan

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