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Free Agency / Re-Signings 2020-21 Offseason

Other Baseball Yesterday, 11:49 PM
Free agency is likely going to be a really slow burn this year, but I still think it's worth having a thread to discuss signings. ...
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Caesar Hernandez a Marwin replacement option

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 07:08 PM
A contact hitter with speed who has played mostly 2b the past 3seasons but has some experience at 3B and SS. Probably is just a 3B and 2...
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Is Cruz a MUST signing? And what if he doesn't fit?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 07:08 PM
Let me state I love Cruz and want him back if possible. I not only believe he brings class, experience, knowledge and leadership to the t...
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Blake Snell a trade target or not

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 08:15 AM
I would personally be happy to offer up Kirilloff and a few other prospects for him!!! What do you guys think he would cost and would you...
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2020 Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook Available NOW!

Twins Minor League Talk 28 Nov 2020
The 2020 Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook will be now available.By clicking here, you can order the paperback version of the PDF/E-Book...
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Get To Know: Anthony Slama, RHP and Entrepreneur

In this Get to Know 'Em podcast, I chatted with former Twins right-handed pitcher Anthony Slama. The reliever put up some of the most impressive numbers in the Twins system for years and finally got the big-league call in 2010. He pitched in seven games for the Twins. Find out what he's up to these days and all about his career.
Image courtesy of Richard Marshall, Pioneer Press
Anthony Slama grew up in southern California and attended Mater Dei High School. He went to UC-Riverside before spending his junior season at the University of San Diego.

The Twins made Slama their 39th round draft pick in 2006. He didn't immediately sign. Instead, he signed before the 2007 draft, one of the final players to be a draft-and-follow. Upon signing, he started putting up remarkable statistics.

2007: Elizabethton/Beloit: 14 saves, 1.71 ERA, 31.2 IP, 49 strikeouts.
2008: Ft. Myers: 25 saves, 1.01 ERA, 71.0 IP, 110 strikeouts
2009: New Britain/Rochester: 29 saves, 2.67 ERA, 81.0 IP, 112 strikeouts.
2010: Rochester: 17 saves, 2.20 ERA, 65.1 IP, 74 strikeouts.

In mid-July, he received The Call. His big league career lasted just seven games over two seasons. He fought some injuries.He spent some time in independent leagues, in Mexico and in the Dodgers organization.

He hung up the cleats, but he has kept himself busy the last few years. He and his wife have welcomed two children into the world. He has worked in and owned a couple of businesses.

His new venture is really exciting. He began 3 Week Beast, an online strength and conditioning training program. It is designed for boys and girls from ages 11 to 18, though if you're older, it is still a great workout program. Slama used his history and lessons learned from coaches and trainers from his past, along with his own research and learning, to develop the program.

Website: Just $9.99

Instagram: 3weekbeast

YouTube Channel: 3weekbeast

It was a lot of fun catching up with Anthony Slama for this 40ish minute podcast interview, and I really think that you will enjoy it as well.

If you haven't listened to a previous Get to Know 'Em podcast, this is the one to listen to.


You can subscribe to the Get to Know 'Em podcast on iTunes. or follow Libsyn for new episodes here as well. Please leave ratings or feedback.

And did you know that you can listen to the Get To Know 'Em podcast by asking Alexa to "Listen to the Get To Know 'Em Podcast."


Episode 1: Get to know Niko Guardado (Actor and son of Eddie Guardado)
Episode 2: Get to know Pat Dean, Brent Rooker
Episode 3: Get to know Royce Lewis, AJ Achter
Episode 4: Get to know Devin Smeltzer
Episode 5: Get to know Jaylin Davis, Tyler Wells
Episode 6: Get to know: Travis Blankenhorn, LaMonte Wade
Episode 7: Get to know: Matt Wallner (and Ten Minutes with Tyler Wells)
Episode 8: Get to know: Caleb Hamilton, Austin Schulfer, Nick Anderson
Episode 9: Get to know: Andy Young, Billy Boyer (and Ten Minutes with Tyler)
Episode 10: Get to know: Wesley Wright (Twins Pro Scout)
Episode 11: Get to know: John Manuel(Twins Pro Scout)
Episode 12: Get to know: Marshall Kelner(Mighty Mussels broadcaster)
Episode 13: Get to know: Dick Bremer (Twins broadcaster, author)

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There is a name from the past! Watching him come up through the minors, I thought he was going to be a bank end stud for years to come.
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There is a name from the past! Watching him come up through the minors, I thought he was going to be a bank end stud for years to come.

I remember there was always skepticism of his stuff, despite the results. It's a shame he got hurt (a popular refrain for pitching prospects) and didn't really have the opportunity to prove the skeptics wrong.

I'm glad he's doing well after his playing career - he's still part of the Twins family.