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An Argument for the Twins to NOT do too much to fix their...

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OK...I know I'm going to get blasted for this idea, and I'll probably be accused of trolling even...but I'm really sane and serious about...
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Norge Ruiz

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:09 PM
Darren Wolfson is reporting that the Twins will watch Cuban FA pitcher Norge Ruiz throw tonight in the Dominican League. Also watched him...
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Berardino: Buxton in Good Defensive Company

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:07 AM
Byron Buxton was named the Twins Defensive Player of the Year for 2016 (Jim Kaat Award) by the Twin Cities chapter of the BBWAA recently....
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LaMonte Wade - 2016

Adopt A Prospect 2016 Today, 10:23 AM
LaMonte Wade 1/1/94 (22) Outfielder Twins 9th round pick in 2014 out of the University of Maryland   2015 played with Elizabethton w...
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Article: Twins Winter League Update

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:39 AM
Each week, we provide an update from the Twins minor leaguers who are playing in the Arizona Fall League.While it may or more not be week...
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Orioles Claim Alexi Casilla

Attached Image: Alexi_Casilla_600-321.jpg Mark it down somewhere. Friday, November 2nd. It is the end of the Alexi Casilla Era as a Minnesota Twins player.

According to MLB Trade Rumors, the athletic infielder who just never quite met his perceived potential has been claimed by the Baltimore Orioles.

Casilla came to the Twins in a December 2005 deal with the Angels in which the Twins send then-talented JC Romero to the west coast. Casilla debuted in September of 2006 and was primarily used as a pinch-runner down the stretch for the Twins. In his 515 career games with the Twins, Casilla hit .250/.305/.334 with 72 doubles, 14 triples and 11 homer runs in 515 games. He also stole 71 based in 80 attempts.[PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]
He was given every opportunity to be the Twins starting shortstop and second baseman, but he never took to it. He appeared much more comfortable in a utility role. With the Twins acquiring so many similar middle infield types, letting go of Casilla makes sense as he would likely make nearly $2 million in arbitration.

Best wishes to a class act!

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