Thoughts from a fan who's never seen an actual ball game.
hello Twins Fans! Tonight starting at ten, I'll once again host Troy's Twins Chat. My dad and I will talk about Twins topics. We'll take a look at some of the players on the Twins and how they are performing so far in spring training. If time permits, we may go into other MLB/sports topics.
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In looking at the Twins roster picture, the bench seems to be the biggest question mark. Who makes the 25 man roster coming out of spring training on the bench will be based upon several scenarios.
Recently, my dad and I did a half hour show where we discuss the roster at length. If you missed it, you can listen to it at the following
Hello Twins fans.! Tonight, I'm going to co-host Troy's Twins Chat with my dad. We'll spend the majority of the time talking Twins topics and may also talk about the Major Leagues. If time permits, we may talk about other Minnesota sports topics.
The show will start at 10 p.m. To listen to it live or to listen to it later, click on the following link.
Originally posted at http://troystwinsdugout.wordpress.co...s-this-season/
The centerfield spot is up for grabs this spring and the Twins will give Aaron Hicks every opportunity to be the starting centerfielder come opening day. the future centerfielder is slated to be Byron Buxton with Hicks moving to left. The Twins however don’t want to start Buxton’s service time in the majors if they don’t have to. With that said, Buxton could be the key factor
Originally posted at http://troystwinsdugout.wordpress.co...st-highlights/
Hello Twins fans! Well, the Twins season is a couple of months away. I thought I’d share some of the highlights from my experience at Twins Fest atTarget Field yesterday. It was certainly a different experience from the years past at the Metrodome. Also, I think this is probably the best opportunity to experience certain parts of the ball park that fans normally wouldn’t go to during game days.
Originally Posted at http://troystwinsdugout.wordpress.co...ans-committee/
Last week, the inductees were announced for the Baseball Hall of Fame. They were Pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine along with Frank Thomas. Along with these players, managers Bobby Cox, Tony Larussa and Joe Torre were inducted by the veterans committee.
One player who deserves to be in the Hall Of Fame is Jack Morris. This year, he received
Originally posted at What Will Opening Day Be Like? | Troy's Twins Dugout
Hello Twins fans and it's another season upon us! tomorrow, some of you fans and players alike will be braving the cold at Target Field. I wonder if they will postpone the game because the weather forecast is expected to be in the 30's with windchills in the 20's.
Wel, to tell you the truth, it doesn't feel like baseball weather here in Minnesota. Although Target Field is cleared of snow, there's still snow
Originally posted at http://troystwinsdugout.wordpress.co...for-the-twins/
Today, Danny Valencia Will be in uniform and is expected to start at third Base for tonight’s game. Valencia replaces Trevor Plouffe Who has a sore thumb and was placed on the 15 day DL retroactive July 20.
Valencia was batting .190 with 1 homerun and 11 RBI before he was given a one way ticket back to Rochester in early May
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Recently, I've been thinking about the homerun race between Trevor Plouffe and Josh Wilingham. No, it's not as dramatic as the race between Mickey Mantle and Roger Marris. However, it's still fun to follow Plouffe and Willingham as they battle for the team lead in homeruns.
For several weeks now, they've been battling for the team lead. Plouffe hasn't hit a homerun in over a couple of weeks. Willingham last homered
Originally posted at http://troystwinsdugout.wordpress.co...e-the-victory/
Hello Twins fans, How about that game yesterday! It took 15 innings, but the Twins got it done thanks to a base hit by Denard Span that scored Brian Dozier. There were plenty of mistakes for the Twins at the plate. The most glaring is Ryan Doumit grounding out with the bases loaded to end the bottom of the Twelfth. Part of it
Updated 06-19-2012 at 12:02 AM by Troy Larson
Originally Posted at http://troystwinsdugout.wordpress.co...time-reliever/
Recently, the Twins have moved Fransisco Liriano to the bullpen. Since then, he's made two relief appearances and hasn't allowed a run.
On Monday, he pitched two innings of relief against the Cleveland Indians. He retired the tribe in order in the seventh. In the eighth, he walked the bases loaded before working out of the jam.
Originally posted at http://troystwinsdugout.wordpress.co...e-the-outcome/
The Twins so far this season have a record of 5-12. One of the reasons for this is the fact that they've not taken advantage of scoring opportunities. They've hit into 19 double plays. Not only that, they’re 8-47 with runners in scoring position in their past five games.
Last night's 6-5 loss featured an excellent opportunity in the eighth
Updated 04-24-2012 at 06:25 PM by Troy Larson
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Earlier today, the Twins announced that they've claimed Clete Thomas from the Detroit Tigers. To make room on the 25 man roster, the Twins optioned Ben Revere to AAA Rochester after the Twins 6-2 loss to Texas. Thomas will replace Revere as the fourth outfielder and provide some speed on the basepaths off the bench.
In 593 minor league games, Thomas has a batting
this post was originally posted at http://troystwinsdugout.wordpress.co...in-the-mirror/
The Twins haven't done well to start the season. They're 0-4 after losing three straight to The Baltomore Orioles and the home opener against the Angels, scoring only 6 runs compared with 20 runs allowed.
Now that they've had an off day to assess where they're at, I think it will be interesting to find out how they will respond. Granted,
Updated 04-11-2012 at 06:21 PM by Troy Larson