Minnesota Twins Wives and Girlfriends (WAGS)

08/18/14
 

Trevor Plouffe's Wife Olivia Plouffe

 

Photos

GD Star Rating
loading...

Trevor Plouffe's wife Olivia Plouffe lags just behind Trevor on their hikes, and Trevor documents her hiking progress. I am referring to the funny double entendre that Trevor posted with a picture on Twitter looking down at her and saying "these mountains bring a tear to my eye," her cleavage visible from above.

Last year, Trevor expressed the disappointment he felt about Ryan Braun testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs and getting slapped with a 65-game suspension, effectively ending his friend's season. He'd known Ryan for quite a while, and he was more than bummed out about the bashing he was receiving from the media and fans after the suspension. The thing that jumped out at me was what Trevor said regarding his progress in the weight room. He basically told reporters that he'd struggled with weights and "go through the progression I have to go through too." So are we to translate this as "the 'roids didn't really even help him that much," or perhaps "if that was him on 'roids, than I'd hate to have seen him without them"? Probably not, but the message is that he wasn't in the weight room doing military press reps with 300 pounds. You'll never find Plouffes wife Olivia 'roiding up before a big day out at the salon or shopping mall. She does all of her cardio on the mountain range.

So if we focus on Trevor for a moment-- he's been pretty mediocre, to say the most, his entire career in the Majors. In five season and 436 games played, the best he's ever batted for a season is .254. The year before he put up that average, he his a career-high 24 homers and 55 RBI's. There's been rumors for awhile that he'd get replaced at third baseman for some time, and in 2012 he was actually the worst fielding third baseman in the AL, committing 19 errors. You'd think with such a hot wife like Olivia he'd be able to settle down and focus on sharpening up some of his glovesmanship.

08/14/14
 

Tommy Milone's Wife Tina Milone

 

Photos

GD Star Rating
loading...

Tommy Milone's wife Tina Milone can hit his changeup with ease. Tina is an all-around fun girl, according to her Twitter page. She routinely posts more interesting stuff than most people I follow on Twitter, but I myself am sort of a neanderthal when it comes to getting the most out of Twitter, so my standards aren't that high. Anyway, the reason I say Tina can hit his changeup with ease is because she handles most situations gracefully.

Tommy boy had been having himself a nice year alongside his Oakland pals before heading off to Minnesota in a trade deadline deal netting Oakland Sam Fuld in return. Keeping his ERA under 4 is a good sign, and he's 6-3 so far, having started 15 games. He's not a huge strikeout guy, but he is a clever pitcher who concentrates on keeping batters on their toes. His fastball is sub-90, but he uses his cutter, curve, and changeup well, and his curveball has a "whiff" rate of 33% according to Wikipedia. Nothing like a solid whiff rate to bump up your pay, which for Tommy is only $510,000. Seems like a deal to me. Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill portrayed the Oakland organization kind of like this in "Moneyball." It seems like the Athletics offices really do know how to pinch pennies and get max value out of guys. What's really happening is that until he hits free agency, he's locked into his low contract. You can bet your glove and cap that he won't be making 500 grand when its time for contract negotiations. He'll probably become a Yankee. The big question is does it make sense to pay someone based on their past performance? I say it does, but a lot of people would argue with me.

Tina likes to post smart stuff about taking care of animals and animal rights. She's one of those types, and I'm all for it. Who doesn't love animals? She's also a major A's fan, as you'd expect.

07/12/14
 

Glen Perkins' Wife Alisha Perkins

 

Photos

GD Star Rating
loading...

Here's a lovely couple living out their lives in the beautiful and highly underrated city of Minneapolis. It's highly underrated in the spring and summer, anyhow. The winters are another story entirely, as the place becomes virtually uninhabitable for the warm-blooded among us. Glen Perkins' wife Alisha Perkins is a runner. She'd run the Serengeti plains if you let her.

Alisha recently helped organize a 5K run in the city to raise money for children with cystic fibrosis. Now that's what I'm talkin' about. That's a solid player wife right there. She's got a weird haircut, true, but she's a cool person for sure. Not only is she a runner, but she is an entrepreneur. Until recently, she ran her own shop called Cakes & Beans in the city. It sold coffee and cakes (no surprises there). Then she ventured out into children's clothing, according to an obscure website called Uberbaby.com. Alisha decided she'd start making baby clothing when she couldn't find the right gear for one of their daughters' dance classes. She's creative, energetic, and a go-getter.

Glen's been around since 2006, so this is his time to shine. He became a relief and closing pitcher around 2011, and since then he's really been lighting it up. That's not to say he didn't have success before-- in 2008 he went 12-4. That was around the time when Johan Santana got traded from the Twins to the Mets, so Glen took up some slack. He's a power pitcher. He can get up around 97 or 98 mph with his four-seam, and he's got a nasty slider. He's making about 4.5 million bucks this year, and his contract has him slated to make upwards of $6.5 million in the next few years. He likes Minneapolis and wanted to get his contract done so he could stay there, since he grew up there. It's nice that he's going to try and stay on the same team for his whole career. It's more and more rare.