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Can we get Nunez a helmet this fits correctly?!

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:27 AM
Long time lurker, first time poster.    Does anyone else get annoyed that every time Nunez runs, his helmet falls off!? Wear a...
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (6/30): One-Run Games...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 06:26 AM
There were a bunch of transactions, some involving big pitching prospects. There were three one-run games and a two-run game. There was a...
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How soon could Twins move Nolasco to 60 day DL

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:17 AM
Is this possibly a move they are saving for when they have to add Ervin Santanna to the 40 man and 25 man roster for the Sunday start 07/...
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Jose Berrios Promoted to Triple-A

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 05:46 AM
Received a message last night that Jose Berrios has been promoted to Rochester. This morning, Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN confirmed that...
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Nunez

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:46 AM
Never been a fan but the guy has been hitting very very well, so much in fact I'm not sure it can be explained as a fluke SSS. With that...
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Jamey Carroll Might Be Best Option

Terry Ryan says the Twins aren’t going to be able to buy themselves out of this funk they’re in. He’s absolutely right, especially when it comes to second base, where the Twins OPS ranks 29th in the majors. Because there is almost nothing to buy.Attached Image: carroll.jpg

The free agent market for middle infielders is often limited, but this year’s market for second basemen is especially sparse. I count one starter – Toronto’s Kelly Johnson. Johnson is 31 years old, has a 692 OPS and is slightly below average fielding (according to UZR). And he’s the class of this group.
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There are several who have found their way into a bench job, including Jeff Baker (DET), Adam Kennedy (LAD), Jeff Keppinger (TB), Maicer Izturis (LAA) and Ryan Theriot (SFG). I find Keppinger the most interesting, slightly above Izturis. With the Rays, the 33-year-old Keppinger has hit awfully well but has been slightly below average defensively. And for his career (over 2300 AB) he has a .336 OBP.

Everyone else has either been designated for assignment or hurt or both or retiring. It’s thin gruel.

With those options, ones thoughts can’t help but turn to Jamey Carroll, who only has a 626 OPS but at least is getting on base at a .334 clip. The bigger concern might be that if he reaches 401 at-bats next year, then 2014 becomes a player option, albeit one that only pays him $2M.

Frankly, that looks like a bargain and Carroll looks like a better option than anything Ryan is likely to find on the shelves this winter.


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