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Gonsalves- continues making a mockery of the MIdwest League

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 06:09 AM
Pretty much just another (dominating) day at the office for 20-year old Stephen Gonsalves today:   7 IP 0 ER 11 K   After today...
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Nobody is talking about speed - SPEED KILLS

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:07 AM
People seem to be looking for reasons for the twins success this season. Yeah, having even a remotely decent starting rotation helps, but...
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Cameron: this team isn’t actually all that good

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:59 AM
Fangraphs article describing the gap between the Twins wins and their BaseRunshttp://www.fangraphs...-need-to-avoid/WARNING: negative/cri...
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Article: Possibility Of A Six-Man Rotation For The Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:09 AM
Earlier this week, it was announced that the Mets would start using a six-man rotation. Their plan is to stick with having an extra start...
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At what point are you guys actually going to get rid of a...

Questions About MinnCentric Today, 05:17 AM
Just saw another one for skiing, very annoying. Why hasn't this been fixed yet?
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Twins Sign Catcher Kurt Suzuki

Attached Image: kurtsuzuki.jpg The Twins have filled their backup catcher vacancy. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, they have reached agreement on a one-year deal with veteran catcher Kurt Suzuki. The signing addresses the last obvious need on the roster, although Terry Ryan will likely continue to monitor potential upgrades over the coming weeks.
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[PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]Terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed, but Suzuki is not expected to earn a large salary. He has struggled at the plate over the past four seasons, hitting just .237/.294/.357 while spending time with the Athletics and Nationals.
Suzuki might have a chance to compete for a starting job in spring training, but given his lack of offensive production in recent years, the Twins are probably hoping that Josmil Pinto will be able to establish himself, allowing the new acquisition to serve in a part-time role.

Although he is generally considered a strong defender, Suzuki really struggled to control the run game this past season, catching just eight base-stealers on 65 attempts (12 percent) in 93 games. That's a concern, since defensive aptitude will be the most important thing for him to bring to the table.

Suzuki, 30, is a Hawaii native who played college ball at Cal State Fullerton. He was a second-round draft choice of the A's in 2004. Expect more analysis of the signing here at Twins Daily over the weekend.


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