Okay, okay. I know. I said I’d be a little more off the beaten path, but I’m still warming up! I’m sure every Twins blogger wants to take a crack at his or her own All-Metrodome team at some point. Without having dug in too far just yet, I can’t help but to think that it will be a fairly easy selection. Here we go.
Johan Santana – How many Cy Young winners have we really had?
Bert Blyleven – Put him in the Hall already!
Frank Viola – One of our all-time greats. You had to love Frankie-V.
Brad Radke – He was a rock for the team for many of the Dome’s years.
Jack Morris – Yeah, that’s right. I’ll add him in just for that one game if nothing else.
Rick Aguilera – I was ready to type Joe Nathan until I really looked at Agi’s stats. He
was a great closer for almost a decade in the Dome! Why don’t I remember
him better? Oh yeah, it was the 90’s.
Joe Mauer – Two batting titles and stellar defense. Enough said.
Kent Hrbek – More homers and rbi than any other Twin during the Metrodome era. I think
Morneau is a better player and will have better career stats at some point, but
he’s not there yet.
Chuck Knoblauch – Played in the 1991 Series and was solid, if a bit arrogant.
Gary Gaetti – This one’s not even close. He was a stud at third for 9 years.
Greg Gagne – Guzman had potential, but Gags was at short for both World Series. Just a
solid, solid player.
Dan Gladden – Maybe not the most spectacular player, but a gritty spark plug for both of
the World Series teams.
Kirby Puckett – Greatest Twin of all time. Period.
Tom Brunansky – I remember where I was the day he was traded. Tommy Herr? Nooooo!
Tom Kelly – I love Gardy, but 2 rings, baby. You have to give it to TK.
There you have it. Let me know if I’ve missed the boat on any in your opinion!