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Twins Minor League Talk Today, 02:14 AM
The Salt River Rafters made the trip across to the west side of the Phoenix area to Surprise, Arizona, on Wednesday to take on the Surpri...
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Ryan on Worley

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:55 AM
In the handbook that was released today (and I recommend that everyone get it, great read) there was a comment regarding Worley that I ha...
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Trade rumor: Buehrle

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:32 PM
https://twitter.com/...405807345127424   So looks like the Jays will make Buehrle available.  The future HOFer (yep) is due 19m...
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World Series Complete: 121 Players Become Free Agents

More Baseball Today, 02:14 AM
With the completion of the 2014 World Series, 121 MLB players  became free agents. Here is that list. Remember also that six-year mi...
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Payroll per ticket sold

More Baseball Today, 02:14 AM
I'm really not sure what this means but payroll always comes up when free agent talk starts. This is a list of what AL teams spent, on pa...
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Twins Cut Four More, Roster Set

On Sunday morning, Brian Dozier, JR Towles, Brian Dinkelman and Casey Fien were all re-assigned to minor league camp. The moves have mean that the Twins roster is essentially set.

Attached Image: BrianDozier2.jpg Dozier came into camp hoping to make a strong impression and it would be an understatement to say he did. He displayed strong defense that appears to give the Twins coaches and front office confidence that he can be an every day shortstop. He hit well, including three spring home runs. It's safe to say that he'll head to Rochester knowing that if needed, the Twins will not hesitate to bring him up.
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JR Towles appears to have won the 3rd catcher job... on a team that will start that season with two catchers. He had a nice showing in the spring, hitting two home runs.

Brian Dinkelman had a rough season in Rochester a year ago, but he hit .301 in his time with the Twins and again showed well for himself with the bat in spring training. His ability to play 2B and the corner outfield spots defensively likely mean that the Twins wouldn't hesitate to promote him if needed.

Casey Fien was another of the big surprises of spring training. The former Tigers' reliever put up very good numbers and made a case to be on the opening day roster. Again, the bullpen could be a revolving door in 2012, and Fien may find himself with the team at some point.

The moves essentially have set the final Opening Day roster for the Twins.

C: Joe Mauer, Ryan Doumit
INF: Justin Morneau, Chris Parmelee, Alexi Casilla, Luke Hughes, Jamey Carroll, Danny Valencia and Sean Burroughs.
OF: Denard Span, Josh Willingham, Trevor Plouffe, Ben Revere
SP: Carl Pavano, Francisco Liriano, Liam Hendriks, Nick Blackburn, Scott Baker (DL), Jason Marquis (BL)
BP: Matt Capps, Glen Perkins, Brian Duensing, Anthony Swarzak, Matt Maloney, Jared Burton, Jeff Gray, Alex Burnett

Any thoughts? I'm ready for Friday against Baltimore!! Let's get this season started!!


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