Saturday, March 19, 2022



When you are a die-hard fan of a specific team, the urge to jump in with two feet collecting "the new guy" can be hard to resist. The Twins had a pretty glaring need this off-season to add a shortstop. Their 2021 option, Andrelton Simmons, brought the glove, but also had a career worst season at the plate. He signed with the Cubs as soon as the lockout ended, so that plan was out. The Twins made a tough decision to part with Mitch Garver, one of the best hitting catchers in the majors over the last 3 seasons, to get their guy. So, of course, I was happy that the Twins found someone to play SS and went right to eBay to stock up on the Isiah Kiner-Falefa hiiiiits!

Get used to this clean shaven look, kid, you're headed to the Yankees!

Let's talk about IKF's Twins career. 

Ok, now that's out of the way.

Of course, Kiner-Falefa was here for just a short time, but without him, the Twins likely would not have been able to trade Donaldson to free up the necessary capital to sign Carlos Correa. Wait, the Twins signed Carlos Correa?!? I better get over to eBay!


  1. I wonder if Topps will create a IKF Twins card.

    1. There were 2 Topps NOW cards released for the 2nd trade, one for Josh Donaldson and one for Gary Sanchez - IKF and Garver and Gio Urshela weren't big enough names, I guess?

  2. Lol, that tweet thanking him for his one day with the team is great. Looks like Correa's stay in Minny will be slightly longer.

  3. You got a good one in Urshela. He was fun to watch.

  4. I've been impressed at all the activity the Twins have been doing...very exciting for you!