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Article: Trade Candidate: Kurt Suzuki

Minnesota Twins Talk 16 Jul 2014
Hmm.  I thought the O's would be all in and their pitching isn't great but maybe they feel the top prospects are ready soon or wor...
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Article: Monday Morning Madness: July 28, 2014

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:57 AM
Arcia definitely deserves his spot in the lineup.  He provides power, speed, and a cannon arm in the outfield.  However, he nee...
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Are The Twins The Unluckiest Team In Baseball?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:14 AM
If this is about "bad luck", the Twins need to hire some Voodoo priestess to come in and remove the curse of the Black Spruce.   Obv...
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Yankees A Possible Landing Spot For Josh Willingham?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:14 AM
Sounds good to me.  Too bad Bowden's a crazy old coot who spews ideas like this with no basis or inside information, than his geez...
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Are The Twins The Unluckiest Team In Baseball?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:14 AM
The Hicks and Pelfrey "problems". Hicks I was a bit surprised when he was drafted, given that Revere was drafted the year before.  I...
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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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