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Article: Position Battle: 4th & 5th Starters

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:15 AM
The Twins have a firmly established trio of starters in place that they will build around. Barring injuries, you can bet that Ervin Santa...
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Keith Law Ranks Twins Minor League System #3

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Article: Draft Blog, Entry 1 (2/9/16)

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:57 AM
The draft kicks off exactly four months from today, so what better time to start a draft blog series? Don’t even really think of this as...
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Well if I would have known this...............

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:05 AM
Well if I would have known there were this many solid examples of Twins players changing positions in recent history I would have not spe...
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2016 Hammond Happenings

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:05 AM
Good idea, Seth, a current thread.    Chilly, windy morning today.Not many of us out there, but did see a funny thing happen.A...
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The Blizzard of Oz

Attached Image: Oswaldo.jpg As I look out any window, I am blinded by the results of several recent blizzards that have left Dakota Territory with an ultra-reflective blanket of glaring white snow. Nothing makes me miss Minnesota Twins baseball more. I close my eyes, but it’s not blackness. An orange-ish haze is all see, due to the sunlight attempting to breach my lightly-closed eyelids.

Despite the overflow of natural light, I am able to envision big things for the Twins in my mind’s eye. A Venezuelan outfielder, Oswaldo Arcia, appears to be a mighty storm of a player. He will be ready to blow through the American League soon. Just how intense will the “Blizzard of Oz” be?
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The Twins signed Arcia as a 16-year-old back in 2007. His numbers as a 17-year-old in the GCL were very similar to Miguel Sano’s at the same age. He has sustained that production successfully up to the AA level. He really has nothing left to prove at any level but AAA.

Attached Image: Arcia, Oswaldo 02.jpg He has slow-cooked to perfection and will start his sixth year with the organization on the cusp of forcing a big-league call-up. Please take a look at the things he was doing in New Britain last year.

Arcia’s accomplishments label him as a pure baller, and he will be a nice addition to the big club very soon. There is no need to rush him to the Major Leagues. But we could see a path cleared for Oswaldo mid-summer in 2013. His arrival would feel like a “Coors Light Blizzard” during the swelter of July and August (refreshing). And that will feel like Venezuela in February.

This ain't HD, but listen to the wonderful sound Arcia's bat speed creates.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fugm0m6kyo


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