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Promotions That Did Happen

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:57 AM
Hicks is soon gone and will be quickly forgotten. Parmalee could be a big stick for us.  As a Lefty he hits lefty pitchers well.
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Article: Trade Candidate: Josh Willingham

Minnesota Twins Talk 24 Jul 2014
You have greatly misused statistics if you only believe that Willy is marginally better than Nunez or Colabello.   The message tha...
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What Should be Done in the Next Five Days

Minnesota Twins Talk 26 Jul 2014
Willingham will be gone. I'd like to see Parmalee and Colabello get Willingham's at bats. Get something decent for Suzuki. They have been...
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What Should be Done in the Next Five Days

Minnesota Twins Talk 26 Jul 2014
I'm not a huge believer in Plouffe either, so if he has value I say we should send him out. His D is OK, his bat is blah, and we have A G...
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Promotions That Did Happen

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:57 AM
Man I hope they don't sell low on Hicks.  I really want to believe he's got a part still to play.
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Mauer Wins Fifth Silver Slugger Award

On Wednesday night, Twins catcher Joe Mauer was presented the American League Silver Slugger Award for catcher. He had previously won the award in 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Joe Mauer played in 113 games for the Twins in 2013. He hit .324/.404/.476 (.880). That represents an OPS+ of 144. He hit 35 doubles, 11 homers, drove in 47 RBI. He also walked 61 times. Carlos Santana was the next highest OPS for an AL catcher, at .832. Even with missing the final five or six weeks, Mauer's WAR of 5.4 was a point higher than Santana's 4.4. Salvador Perez was at 4.1 WAR.

With his fifth Silver Slugger, only Mike Piazza (10), Ivan Rodriguez (7) and Lance Parrish (6) have more... Brian McCann, Gary Carter and Jorge Posada each have won five as well.

Former Twins that have won the 2013 Silver Slugger Award include: David Ortiz, Torii Hunter, JJ Hardy and Michael Cuddyer.

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