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Mason: Q&A with Terry Ryan

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:19 PM
FSN's Tyler Mason got to Ft. Myers this week and he was able to get a one-on-one interview with Twins GM Terry Ryan.   They discuss...
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Berardino: Twins close to extension with Dozier

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:20 PM
Mike Berardino is reportingthe Twins are close to an extension.  Steve Adams over at mlbtr provides more context.
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Zulgad: Hicks Confident He Can Contribute

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:07 PM
1500 ESPN's Judd Zulgad wrote about the lessons learned by Aaron Hicks.   It's very interesting, reading about the time (weeks) that...
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2015 draft thread

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 05:02 PM
I'm going to restart this thread, the other one got a little long and a little off topic.Brady Aiken, last year's #1 pick, might be avail...
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Article: 2015 Twins Daily Top Prospect Summary

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 04:58 PM
Last month, Twins Daily posted its Top 20 Prospects. In previous years, we had just done the Top 10, but the Twins system is so strong th...
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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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