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Article: Game Thread: Twins@Royals, 4/28-7:15pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:19 PM
The Twins won 2 out of 3 from the Rangers and now it’s the last place Royals on the schedule.It’s not exactly a marquee matchup so it’s q...
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Tonkin

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:16 PM
Has anyone else seen enough of this guy? Yes he throws hard but you can't blow it by big league hitters and it's straight. The guy is s...
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Article: Extend Miggy

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:14 PM
Now that we’ve got to see Miguel Sano play third base for the better part of a month, it’s probably fair to say that he’s going to man th...
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Article: Gushing Over the Glovework of Polanco and Sano

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:13 PM
I’ll admit it. I was terrified of what Miguel Sano and Jorge Polanco playing next to each other was going to look like on a daily basis....
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Fangraphs (and other national publications) on the Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:08 PM
I'm just going to post here whenever they do an article on the Twins.   Today, they have one on Trevor May (noting some changes in s...
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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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