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Game Thread: Twins vs. Detroit, 7/22/2017, 6:40-ish PM CDT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:18 PM
Greetings, and welcome to the game thread.     1.) As almost all of us know, this weekend the organization is recognizing the 3...
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Do we HAVE TO call a grown man "ROBBIE"?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:18 PM
There is something about adding "ie" or "y" to the ends of adult male names that chafes me a little with a few exceptions. To me, Eddie i...
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Should the Twins give a contract extension to Brandon Kin...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:52 PM
Wondering if anyone else is thinking about this question. What do a lot of you TD fans think. I have been impressed with Kintzler the las...
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Article: No Garcia Trade: Braves Balk At Twins’ Prospect’...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:36 PM
The reason Jaime Garcia pitched a gem in an Atlanta Braves uniform last night -- adding a grand slam at the plate for good measure -- rat...
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2017 Offseason rumors

Minnesota Timberwolves Talk Today, 03:10 PM
There has already been rumored interest in D Rose as a FA and now the Knicks are back with another attempt to acquire Rubio (for the 8th...
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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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