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Duffey Called Up; Milone to the DL

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:35 AM
Derek Wetmore ‏@DerekWetmore   Tyler Duffey is indeed being called up to the Twins. Tommy Milone to the DL (mild flexor strain). Rya...
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Brett Lee 2015

Adopt A Prospect 2015 Today, 02:18 AM
The following was copied and pasted from his 2014 Adopt a Prospect Profile written by DAM DC: Brett was born Sept. 20, 1990 in Pensacola...
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Article: 2015 Adopt-a-Prospect Sign-Up Here (NOW LIVE!)

Adopt A Prospect 2015 Today, 02:18 AM
Happy Minor League Opening Day!! Starting at 9 (central time), the 2015 Adopt-a-Prospect sign-up begins.It’s been a rough start to the Mi...
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May vs. Pelfrey The Actual Data and The Law of Unintende...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:38 AM
  A lot of debate lately on the Twins rotation and May's evolving role. "Solving" the game of musical chairs problem has led to a bu...
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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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