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2018 HOF ballot

Other Baseball Today, 10:34 PM
https://baseballhall...18-bbwaa-ballot   The important new names are Andruw Jones, Chipper Jones, Hideki Matsui, Jim Thome, Joh...
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Article: Twins Add Three Players To 40 Man Roster

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:22 PM
On Monday night, the Minnesota Twins (and teams around MLB) needed to add players to their 40-man roster. By adding these players, they w...
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Article: Miguel Sano And The Dread Of 'What If'

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:23 PM
It can be hard not to get caught up in 'what ifs,' especially if you're a Minnesota Twins fan.What if Joe Mauer didn't shred up his knee...
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40 Man Roster prior to Rule 5 Draft Deadline

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:09 PM
Here's my take on the 40-man roster, blueprint, rankings or whatever you want to call it   This leaves room for a Rule 5 pickup if t...
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Twins 2018 payroll

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:32 PM
https://docs.google....0Uergz8/pubhtml   Thought it might be good to put this as its own thread considering some of the other thread...
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Twins Claim Brooks Raley from Cubs

According to MLB Trade Rumors (via Mark Gonzales), the Minnesota Twins have claimed left-handed pitcher Brooks Raley from the Chicago Cubs. He takes the 40th roster spot vacated earlier this month by Andrew Albers.

The lefty was the Cubs 6th round pick in 2009 out of Texas A&M University. He made five starts in 2012 for the Cubs, and made nine relief appearances in 2013. Combined, he has 38.1 MLB innings and sports a 7.04 ERA. Raley is 6-3 and 220 pounds. He is 25 years old.[PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]

Last year in AAA Iowa (of the PCL), he posted a 4.46 ERA over 141.1 innings. He had just 95 strikeouts to go with 45 walks. However, in 2012, he posted a 3.62 ERA in 14 starts in the Pacific Coast League.

Attached Image: Brooks Raley.jpg Raley does have a four-pitch mix. He has a fastball that averaged 89 mph last year with the Cubs. He also throws a lot of sliders, usually in the low-80s. He also has a changeup and a curveball.

Frankly, he sounds an awful lot like Scott Diamond. The 2012 Diamond would be terrific for a team. The 2013 version, maybe not. It's also entirely possible that the Twins will now attempt to pass him through waivers.


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