Foul tip: bring on the Sox
2. Will Bartlett be a defensive liability down the stretch? I know it's heresy to say anything bad about Bartlett considering that he's hitting nearly .350 and has been a huge part of the Twins turnaround. But as previously mentioned he cost the Twins three outs in a tight game on Wednesday night. Bartlett's now got nine errors, tops on the team, in 63 games, with a .966 fielding percentage. Among everyday shortstops in the American League, only Carlos Guillen has a worse fielding record.
3. By prominent baseball insider he apparently means Krusty the Clown: Charlie Walters had one of the most idiotic items of recent vintage in Tuesday's Pioneer Press. And that's saying something when your competition is Sid. Here's the bit in its entirety:
) A prominent baseball insider says the defending World Series champion Chicago White Sox don't have the intensity to compete with the Twins in the wild-card race.