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Souhan: Ryan in for the long haul

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:53 AM
http://www.startribu.../289698601.html   Interesting article but it also gives a sense of what the FO is thinking - "Whether correct...
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Article: Ricky Nolasco: Back to the Future

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:46 AM
For Ricky Nolasco, January 1st has a much different tenor in 2015 than it did in 2014. A year ago, Ricky had recently signed the largest...
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Article: Who Should Be In Line For Fifth Starter Spot?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:26 AM
With the addition of Ervin Santana via free agency, the Twins have essentially sealed up four of five spots in the 2015 rotation. Barring...
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Do the Twins have a potential winner here?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:46 AM
OK...less than 30 days until the start of Spring Training. In the great scheme of things, we know nothing of what will ultimately transpi...
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5 and 5 Top Upside Prospects

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 02:48 AM
How would Brad Steil answer the below question?  Most Twins top 10 prospect list are similar.  Therefore: Which remai...
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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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