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Rusney Castillo

Minnesota Twins Talk 21 Jul 2014
The rule here seems to be, don't sign any of them.
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Are The Twins The Unluckiest Team In Baseball?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:14 AM
Are you arguing Pelfrey was good last year? We disagree. I expected him to be bad, and he was. That should have opened a spot for May or...
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Are The Twins The Unluckiest Team In Baseball?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:14 AM
They had zero consensus top 100 prospects with AAA experience entering this season.   This doesn't make much sense... How many t...
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Are The Twins The Unluckiest Team In Baseball?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:14 AM
Pelfrey was predictably bad. Again, imo, not luck.   It's bad luck when Pelfrey exited last season throwing 93-94 while being qu...
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Are The Twins The Unluckiest Team In Baseball?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:14 AM
Pelfrey was predictably bad. Again, imo, not luck.   No, he was not. He was unpredictably injured. How many times are you going...
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Twins Trade Jamey Carroll to the Royals

The Minnesota Twins have announced the they have traded infielder Jamey Carroll to the Kansas City Royals. He gives the Royals depth in the middle infielder. The Twins will receive a Player to be Named Later or Cash.

Carroll signed a two-year contract with the Twins in November of 2011. The 39 year old started his stint with the Twins as their shortstop before moving over to second base. This year, he has been a utility infielder and played in a limited basis.[PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]

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I'm certain it is no coincidence that he has played quite a bit more in recent weeks, particularly at third base. Likely the Twins were trying to increase his value, maybe in an attempt to get an actually Player (to be named later) rather than just Cash.

Trading within the division has become more commonplace for the Twins in recent years. Last year, they traded Francisco Liriano to the White Sox. Two years ago, the Twins traded Delmon Young to the Tigers. Three years ago, the Twins received Carl Pavano from Cleveland.

The Twins have now traded the #1 and #5 players from the list I wrote at the July trade deadline of players most likely to be traded.

This is a good situation for Carroll, a classy veteran who gets a chance to play on a competing team.


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