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2020 MINOR LEAGUE SEASON

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 04:03 PM
Baseball America takes a look at what is happening in the minors, a season that would now have been a couple of weeks old.   https:/...
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Virtual Twins Baseball Megathread

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:03 PM
Moving forward this will house every game-thread in the comments below until real baseball hopefully comes back. I should have done this...
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Zulgad: Is MLB really making return about dollars and cents?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:18 PM
https://www.skornort...lars-and-cents/   The owners have made their proposal to the players. The players association will now have t...
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Recent Proposal

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:29 AM
https://theathletic....=freedailyemail   The players have rejected the owners last proposal, the players have proposed a longer seas...
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Too Far From Town: Elizabethton Twins

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 08:04 PM
This seems to be a free article in the Baseball Prospectus series on minor league teams in danger of elimination.   https://www.base...
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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.

http://traffic.libsy...thony_Slama.mp3


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."

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Episode 1: Get to know Niko Guardado (Actor and son of Eddie Guardado)
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Episode 3: Get to know Royce Lewis, AJ Achter
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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.