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Article: Purchasing A Rotation, And What It Means

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:33 PM
In the past two offseasons, the Twins have signed four free agent pitchers to multi-year contracts. Four! When you think about that -- re...
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The Royals. What Am I Missing?

MLB Baseball Today, 05:16 PM
I just saw that the Royals gave Johan Pino a major league contract.  That doesn't mean that he will definitely make the team, but af...
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Twins Check In On Korean SS Jung-Ho Kang

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:13 PM
According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Minnesota Twins have looked into the recently posted Korean shortstop Kung-Jo Kang:  ...
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Mid Offseason Grades for AL Central Teams for on paper im...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:16 PM
A lot of moves have taken place in the AL Central so far this offseason.  Chicago has made a lot of noise and Detroit and Kansas Cit...
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Are Twins still sniffing around for veteran bullpen help?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:21 PM
Just saw a note on MLBtraderumors that the Dodgers have released Brian Wilson. Any chance after he clears waivers that a team like the Tw...
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Farmville: Buxton Named FSL Offensive Player of the Week

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All hail Lord Byron.

It took him awhile to adjust to his new Fort Myers digs, but Byron Buxton is once again doing man things. On Monday, Buxton was named Florida State League Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending July 28th, further cementing his status as the top prospect in baseball. To celebrate his latest achievement, he went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored Monday night, pacing the Miracle to a 5-0 win over Scott Baker (!!!) and the Daytona Cubs.
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After disrespecting Midwest League pitching to the tune of .341/.431/.559 as a member of the Cedar Rapids Kernels, including 32 steals, 33 extra-base hits and 56 RBI out of the leadoff spot, Buxton was finally promoted to Fort Myers on June 25th. After a slow start with the Miracle, he apparently remembered that he’s good at baseball, and now sports a strong .282/.338/.476 line over his first 29 games in the pitcher-friendly FSL. Monday night marked the sixth time in seven games that Buxton has tallied two hits, part of a 12-for-30 stretch.

As noted by Baseball America’s Ben Badler in his Monday Prospect Notebook, Buxton is mounting a strong case for BA Minor League Player of the Year honors in his first full pro season. Badler further speculates that a promotion to Double-A by season’s end is a possibility for the 19-year-old, with a 2014 major league debut not out of the question. Not that the Twins could use the help or anything. #p2c

Originally published at pitching2contact


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