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Not dead yet

Posted at 10:34 PM on July 29, 2007 by Chris Dall

Well what a difference two days makes. Yes, the Twins are still only two games over .500, but the past two days shows that this team still has a bit of fire left in it. Beating the Tribe with vintage Santana and a fluke Jason Tyner home run was one thing, but coming behind after getting blanked for seven innings by C.C. Sabathia was significant for this team. They're still within sniffing distance of the Wild Card, and with an upcoming series against the Royals and another against Cleveland, they could gain ground quickly. Or they could go and get swept by KC. Who knows with this team.

The question is, are the past two days enough to convince Terry Ryan to make a move? And will there be anyone left that fits his criteria? Ty Wigginton is out of the picture, as is Dmitri Young. One guy who could probably be had for a pair of Joe Mauer sideburns is Morgan Ensberg, who was designated for assignment today by the Houston Astros. Doesn't exactly make you tingle with excitement, does it?

Oh, and was anyone else glad that Barry Bonds didn't tie Hank Aaron's home run record on the same day that Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken, Jr. were inducted into the Hall of Fame?

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