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Berardino: Mientkiewicz has 2nd interview last week

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:55 PM
Per this article from Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press, Doug Mientkiewicz had his second interview last week.    Berardino c...
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Perkins Joins Sports Over Beers Podcast

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:55 PM
Twins Closer Glen Perkins joined this week's Sports Over Beers podcast with Derek Wetmore and Phil Mackey. Check out out here. 
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World Series starts Tuesday...

More Baseball Today, 06:55 PM
...so who do you like? I picked KC as my adopted team going into the postseason, so I'll ride that horse and say the Cinderella story has...
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Article: Let's Just Roll With What We Have

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:53 PM
It may mean a bunch of losses in 2015, but the Twins need to use their next season to evaluate what they have. Next off-season, they can...
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Article: Twins Organizational Depth Chart: First Base

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:41 PM
After what seems like such a long delay, the World Series begins with Game 1 tonight. When the Series is complete, players that are eligi...
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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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