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Article: Myth: Starting Pitcher Velocity

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How many times and in how many ways have you heard the following comment? “He sits 91 to 93 with his fastball. That’s not hard enough.” “...
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Dream FA Target Johnny Cueto

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Pros: Only 29 5 year contract likely gets it done. Last 5 seasons: 889.1 IP (3 seasons 210+ IP), 2.71 ERA, 1.082 WHIP even when pitching...
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Article: 1987 Revisited: Twins Upset Tigers

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:03 AM
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Dream Trade Candidate Yasiel Puig

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Puig has fallen out of favor with Dodgers management and it appears more and more likely that he could be dealt this off-season. Because...
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Souhan's solution to the "Mauer Problem"

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:34 AM
http://www.startribu...blem/331496821/ The gist: Plouffe at third, Sano at first, Mauer to super-utility player.
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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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