Minnesota Sports Fan Daily: Thursday, August 17, 2017
MSF Daily: 8/17/17
The Wild Sign Matt Cullen:
The rumors have been out there and many have been recommending the signing, even before last year started. The Wild never offered and Cullen went to Pittsburgh where he was a big part of another Stanley Cup run.
The Wild wouldn’t let that happen again. They signed Cullen to a one-year deal today. Zak gives us the rundown… with some cool highlight videos and a story from Mark Parrish:
Twins vs. Indians Postponed; Double-header Thursday:
The Twins needed to win tonight as they try to keep up in the Wild Card Race and keep some sort of hope alive for a Division Crown.
But they didn’t get the chance. The game was postponed. It is probably a good thing since it has been pouring for the last hour here in the Twin Cities.
The two teams will play in a double-header Thursday. Game 1 will be at 12:10, feature Kyle Gibson vs. Carlos Carrasco, and Game 2 will be played at 6:10, featuring
Jose Berrios Aaron Slegers vs. Ryan Merritt. Slegers will get his MLB debut. I’m not exactly sure on the reasoning yet, but Molitor wanted to move Berrios back to start this Saturday in the 2nd game of the Diamondbacks series. It will now shake out like this:
- Thursday Double-Header: Gibson / Slegers vs. Cleveland
- Friday: Santana vs. Arizona
- Saturday: Berrios vs. Arizona
- Sunday: Colon vs Arizona
Here is some knowledge from Mike Berardino, who is on the beat for the Pioneer Press:
Slegers, 24, went 13-4, 3.18 in 21 starts for @RocRedWings. At 6-10 he’s one inch shy of former #mntwins reliever Jon Rauch.
— Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) August 17, 2017
The Twins could really use both games Thursday, but will definitely need to get one.
You can dive more in-depth here with Lavelle Neal of the StarTribune.
New hints out on Timberwolves’ Jerseys:
Michael Rand sat down with Timberwolves/Lynx CEO Ethan Casson about the Wolves redesign and Casson gave some interesting nuggets:
“I will say that from what you’ve seen in the Association and Icon — the navy and the white — we’re going to take a hard turn into something much more unique. It will kind of complete the story. … It will be much more bold and a lot more playful.”
The “Statement” editions will be out in September while the final edition, “City”, will come later, according to the article.
Each Home Team will be able to pick which uniform they are wearing that night, leaving the Road Team to choose one of the options that will contrast the Home Team.
MSF Daily by Eric Strack @RealMNSportsFan