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Article: Minor League Report (7/31): Minor Leagues With A...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 08:54 AM
The Twins had a busy day, but not as busy as some fans had hoped. They moved Sam Fuld back to Oakland in return for the soft-tossing left...
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Article: Should The Twins Consider A Six-Man Rotation?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:52 AM
The following question is asked in jest. Well, maybe in jest. Alright, maybe it is a legitimate question. Is the AAA Rochester starting r...
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Remember When History Tries To Repeat Itself

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:47 AM
An old memory popped up when I was reading about the Fuld / Mallone trade this morning and all commenters are talking about his...
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Article: Will Kurt Suzuki's Offense Continue?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:45 AM
At Twins Daily, the discussion regarding what to do with catcher Kurt Suzuki leading up to the trade deadline was a highly debated topic....
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Eduardo Nunez

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:45 AM
Does he look like a guy the Twins should keep on the 40 man roster? At 27 years old and nearly 1000 major league plate appearances, this...
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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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