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Other Baseball Today, 08:16 AM
No World Baseball Classic thread yet? Come on, guys.
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Column: Does a Robbie Grossman Trade Make Sense?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:16 AM
Wrote it up for Zone Coverage today.    https://t.co/mEbXltEt7O   Glad to chat about it here. Comments, questions, (friend...
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Is this racism or culture clash in baseball?

Other Baseball Today, 08:13 AM
Ian Kinsler proves people like this are not only ignorant, but slightly racistas well.   ~~~~~   Note from John Bonnes:  ...
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Yes...optomistic about the rotation

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:16 AM
Maybe I shouldn't say this so loud. Maybe, with the "Jay to the bullpen" growing by leaps and bounds it's not the right time to say this....
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Article: Report From The Fort: Studying Santana

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:10 AM
Ervin Santana was comparatively fantastic last year. His 3.38 ERA might not seem remarkable, until you realize that the rest of the Twins...
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Twins Week in the Winter Leagues (Dec. 10-16)

We are one week from Christmas Day and two weeks from New Year’s Day. Once past those holidays, many Twins players, including minor leaguers, start making their trek to Ft. Myers in preparation for the 2013 season. The Twins have now made announcements about the Twins Winter Caravan which leads up to the ever-popular Twins Fest. Following Twins Fest, we will be just three weeks from one of the greatest phrases known to man, “Pitchers and Catchers reporting.” Many of the US players have returned in preparation for their holidays, and to get a little bit of time away before it all gets started again. However, there are still quite a few from the Twins organization playing abroad.

Here’s how they did during the week from December 10 through December 16:[PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]
VENEZUELAN WINTER LEAGUE

Player of the Week – Bruce Pugh, RHP

On the week, Pugh pitched twice and threw 2.2 scoreless innings. He gave up just one hit, walked one and struckout two. He has pitched 13 innings over the course of 15 games for Caribes de Anzoategui. He has given up just one run on eight hits. He’s walked seven and struckout nine. Pugh’s fastball sits in the mid-90s, but his overall Venezuelan numbers do express what we have seen in his career. Although he has generally struckout a batter an inning, he also walks about a batter every other inning.

  • Oswaldo Arcia – 4 Games, 2-15 (.133), HR (9), 3 RBI
  • Eduardo Escobar – 3 Games, 1-9 (.111), 2B, BB, RBI
  • Darin Mastroianni – 5 Games, 2-14 (.143), 2-2B
  • Josmil Pinto – 1 Game, 1-3 (.333)
  • Deolis Guerra – 1 Game, 0.2 IP, 1 strikeout
  • Dakota Watts – 2 Games, 3.1 innings, 3 hits, 1 run, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts.

MEXICAN WINTER LEAGUE

Player of the Week – Chris Colabello, 1B

I think we’ll just name this one the Chris Colabello Award from this point forward. And, not just because he is now just one of two Twins farmhands playing in Mexico. For the week, he played in fix games. He went 6-19 (.316) with two doubles and a home run. Overall in Mexico, he has had 192 at bats in 54 games played. He is hitting .344/.414/.646 (1.0759) with 13 doubles, 15 home runs and 41 RBI.

  • Gonzalo Sanudo – 1 Game, 0.1 innings, 3 hits, 5 earned runs, 2 walks.

DOMINICAN WINTER LEAGUE

Player of the Week – Samuel Deduno, RHP

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Deduno made one start this week. The right-hander threw six shutout innings. He gave up just four hits, walked one and struckout nine. In 20.2 innings so far in the DWL, he has given up no runs on 13 hits. He’s walked nine, but he has struckout 26.

  • Jhonathan Arias – 3 Games, 1-7 (.143), RBI
  • Pedro Florimon – 3 Games, 0-2 (.000)
  • Wilkin Ramirez – 3 Games , 1-8 (.125)
  • Miguel Sano – 2 Games, 1-5 (.200), HR (4), 2 RBI
  • Jason Lane – 1 Game, 0.2 innings, 6 runs, 3 earned runs, 5 hits
  • Luis Perdomo – 2 Games, 3.0 innings, 0 earned runs, 2 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts.

PUERTO RICO WINTER LEAGUE

Player of the Week – Eddie Rosario, OF

For the third straight week, Eddie Rosario is the choice for hitter of the week. In three games, he went 9-23 (.391) with a double. Overall, in 23 games, he is hitting .369/.400/.536 with five doubles and three home runs.

  • Angel Morales – 4 Games, 2-10
  • Danny Ortiz – 6 Games, 5-18 (.278), 3 BB, 2B
  • Kennys Vargas – 4 Games, 2-15 (.133), BB
  • Nelvin Fuentes – 1 Game, 0.2 IP, 0 hits, 0 earned runs, 2 BB, 2 K
  • Josue Montanez – 2 Game, 3.1 IP, 0 hit, 0 runs, 2 BB, 1 K.

AUSTRALIAN BASEBALL LEAGUE

Player of the Week – JD Williams, OF

Williams hit .283 (3-11) with a walk, a double and three RBI. In 21 games Down Under, he is hitting .227/.318/.267 (.585) with three doubles on the season.

  • Logan Wade – 3 Games, 2-8 (.250), RBI
  • Josh Hendricks – 3 Games, 1-6 (.167)
  • Tim Atherton – 1 Game Started, 3.0 innings, 4 runs (3 earned), 4 hits, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts
  • Sam Gibbons – 1 Game Started, 3.1 innings, 6 hits, 6 BB, 4 earned runs, 2 K
  • Tyler Herr – 2 Games, 0.2 innings, 3 hits, 1 BB, 5 runs (3 earned runs)
  • Virgil Vasquez – 1 Game Started, 6.0 innings, 3 earned runs, 7 hits, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts

Feel free to discuss or ask any questions that you like. Also, feel free to pick a player of the week. Here were the nominees:

Venezuela – Bruce Pugh
Mexico – Chris Colabello
Dominican – Samuel Deduno
Puerto Rico – Eddie Rosario
Australia – JD Williams


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