View RSS Feed

SethSpeaks.net

  1. Twins Minor League Start Pitcher of the Month - July

    The Trade Deadline has come and passed which means just one thing, itís time to start announcing our Minnesota Twins Minor League Awards. Today, weíll start with the Starting Pitchers for the month of July.

    This month the numbers of the five players ranked are better than they were in June. Consider, Miracle righty Tyler Duffey went 3-0 with a 3.26 ERA and opponents batted just .202 off of him and he isnít in the top 5. Matt Tomshaw made two starts and three long-relief appearances ...
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  2. Twins Minor League Report (7/29): The Albers Show Continues

    The July trade deadline has passed and the only player transaction on the day was the Rochesterís Drew Butera was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. However, I think we can expect that there will be a trickle-down effect of that move as Rochester will need another catcher (Josmil Pinto maybe?), and then New Britain will need another catcher (Kyle Knudsonís return, or Matt Koch maybe?). Then Ft. Myers will need a new catcher, so could Jairo Rodriguezís affiliate tour take him back to the Miracle? ...
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  3. Drew Butera Traded to the Dodgers

    Several minutes after the 3:00 central time trade deadline, reports trickled in that the Minnesota Twins had traded catcher Drew Butera to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    The reports indicate that the Twins will receive the ever-popular Player to be Named Later.

    As of right now, that will mean that the Twins have opened up a spot on their 40 man roster. The Twins were unable to complete any other trades before the July 31 deadline passed. I have a feeling that the Twins will ...
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  4. Which Twins are most likely to be traded?

    There are Top 10 lists for everything; prospect lists, all-time greatest Philly cheese steaks. Today, I thought Iíd work on a similar theme, but instead, Iím going to make it a Top 11 list. Below, I will post, in order, the Top 11 Minnesota Twins players that could be traded in the next 23 hours. Number 11 is the one I would say is least likely (as of right now), and the Number 1 player is the one I would assume is most likely to be traded.

    Of course, guessing what will happen is a ...
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  5. Trade Talk: Oakland A's

    Buyer or Seller?

    A year ago, many fans believed that the Oakland Aís and the Baltimore Orioles snuck into the playoffs. Most thought that there would be a return to reality in 2013. Apparently the reality is that both teams are pretty good. The Aís are currently 62-43 and have a five game lead in the AL West. The Aís have been linked to the likes of Jake Peavy in recent days, although that seems unlikely at this point, but the Aís are certainly buyers, with several needs.
    ...
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  6. Twins Minor League Report (7/29): Red Wings are on fire!

    On July 2nd, the Rochester Red Wings were 11 games behind Pawtucket in the International League Northern Division. With a win tonight, and a Pawtucket loss, the Red Wings are now 60-51 and in sole possession of first place in the division. The Red Wings have now won 19 games in July, their most since 1999. Defense has been a big part of the Red Wings success. They have not committed an error in their last nine games, a span covering 82 innings. In fact, if you were to only look at errors, the Red ...
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  7. Twins Minor League Report (7/27): Vargas Powers Miracle... Again

    On Saturday, Nick Blackburn was played on the Rochester Disabled list with an inflamed knee, and Virgil Vasquez will make the start for him on Sunday. On the field, there some good starts and a couple of not-so-good starts. A couple of affiliates came from behind to get wins. Kennys Vargas powered the Miracle to a win. Elizabethton doubled their pleasure against Johnson City.

    Check out what else happened in the Twins Minor League system on Saturday night:

    Rochester 4, Norfolk
    ...
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  8. Twins Minor League Report (7/25): Summers Lovin'

    The Twins played a late game out in Seattle and did not get a very good start. The Twins minor league affiliates all got pretty good starts. Five of the six starters began the game with four scoreless frames. The Twins starters at the top three affiliates each went at least six scoreless innings. Liam Hendriks had a perfect game going through six while Trevor May had given up just one hit through the Rock Cats first six innings. Each gave up runs in the third. Matt Summers has been incredible in ...
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  9. Twins Minor League Reports (7/22): Monday in the Minors

    Monday night was a full night in the Twins minor league system, and each team provided a couple of impressive highlights. For Rochester, it was LHP Logan Darnell. For New Britain, pick between Miguel Sano and Danny Ortiz. For Ft. Myers, how about Dalton Hicks? Maybe Tyler Duffey? For Cedar Rapids, of course it was Adam Walker. Zach Granite gets the nod for Elizabethton. You can pick between Zach Larson, Chad Christensen and Amaurys Minier for the GCL picks, but you wonít pick their defense.
    ...
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  10. Twins Minor League Report (7/19): Friday Night Lights

    Eddie Rosario has been on fire since his promotion to New Britain. In 33 games, he is hitting .318/380/.473 (.853) with ten doubles, two triples and two home runs. Meanwhile, the offensive adjustment to AA has been more of a challenge for Miguel Sano. In 32 games, he is hitting just .204 with 32 strikeouts. He is talking 10% of the time, and he has 13 extra base hits. Last night, the two of them led the Rock Cats to a 8-7 win. Meanwhile, the Cedar Rapids Kernels got a great start, and some major ...
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  11. Twins Minor League Report (7/18): Rogers Pitches Gem

    The All Star breaks are all over, and there was a full schedule in the Twins minor league system on Thursday. A couple of old college teammates helped the Kernels provide most of the organizationís offense on the day. A couple of now-former Twins were on the mound. However, on this day, Taylor Rogers stole the show with one of the best pitching performances by a Twins pitcher this season. See below for more.

    Also last night, I was a guest on Twins Minor League Weekly podcast and answered ...
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  12. Lucas Shares his Passion for pitching

    Two weeks ago, my brother and I made the trek south to Cedar Rapids to watch a couple of Kernels games. It was fun to catch up with several people there and also talk with a few people from the Twin Cities area who had the same idea.

    Following batting practice one day, I had the chance to sit down in the Kernels dugout with their pitching coach Gary Lucas to talk a little about some of his and the Twins philosophies on pitching and pitcher development at the Low-A level. Watching him ...
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  13. Twins Minor League Report (7/16): Transactions Galore

    Typically, the full season minor league affiliates do not have games scheduled for the night of the All Star game. Earlier in the day, the Gulf Coast League Twins played a game. However, the New Britain Rock Cats played the middle game of a three-game series at Harrisburg.

    The story of the day was that there were a lot of minor league transactions throughout the system, and frankly, several more must be in the works. Here is what we have as this is written:


    • LHP
    ...
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  14. Trade Talk: Detroit Tigers

    Buyers or Sellers

    The Tigers are certainly buyers at the trade deadline. They had completely stocked up over the last two seasons to make a World Series run. They acquired and then retained Anibal Sanchez. They added Torii Hunter this offseason. After missing all of 2012, Victor Martinez is back in the middle of their lineup. Their top four starters (Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Doug Fister and Sanchez) are the envy of the rest of the league. Most believed that the Tigers would ...
    Categories
    Uncategorized
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
©2014 TwinsCentric, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Interested in advertising with Twins Daily? Click here.