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.
"My big fish must be somewhere."--- Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
Marlin fishing can be an adventure.
These beasts of the ocean can weight upwards of 1,000 pounds and it can take quite the fight to get them into a boat. Fishing for these animals can take a lot of time and patience. It also takes the right tools and skills to reel in one of these giant fish.
Over the weekend, a story came out in the Boston Globe that discussed the possibility
Updated 08-11-2013 at 12:23 PM by Cody Christie
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Sal Campisi (1942)
Jim Hughes (1951)
Right-handed reliever Salvatore John Campisi appeared in six games for the Twins in 1971. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he attended Long Island University, where he had led the nation in ERA at 0.27, and was signed as a free agent by the St. Louis in 1964. He pitched well in the minors, regularly posting ERAs under three, but made a rather slow rise. He spent a year in rookie ball and two
The Minnesota Twins continued to hit some home runs inChicago on Saturday. A couple of New Britainís power hitters joined the fun byhitting some long balls as well. The Cedar Rapids Kernels offense showed up,and one of its top pitching prospects put him a great performance. One of thenewcomers to Elizabethton came up with a huge hit. Meanwhile, an unlikelypitcher threw 13.2 consecutive scoreless innings to start his AAA career. Ofcourse, the Red Wings needed to play 12 innings in Norfolk. Will the
"Who knows how many pitches lurk in the arm of young Kyle Gibson? The Shadow Knows....Mwahahaha!" The Shadow Knows - YouTube
Pioneer Press scribe Mike Berardino recently asked Kyle Gibson if the young pitcher knows when he will be shut down for the remainder of the 2013 season. It appears, based on Gibson's response, that the Twin's 2009 1st round pick has no idea when his last start will be.
Berardino quotes Gibson: "I'm sure (Twins officials) have a plan,"
I care a lot about the Twins giveaways, Iím not even sure why. I think the stupid, pointless, but fun things are a part of what make the game of baseball so loveable Ė see also mascots, walkup music, and special handshakes (Not the wave, donít be dumb.) While the Twins are pretty good about having a handful of decent giveaways each year, there are always some duds thrown in there.
For example, on the 16th of August, the Twins will have an ďaviator sunglasses and shell necklaceĒ giveaway.
Updated 08-10-2013 at 09:47 AM by mchokozie
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Jerald Clark (1963)
Wilson Ramos (1987)
Outfielder Jerald Dwayne Clark played for the Twins in 1995. He was born in Crockett, Texas, attended Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, and was drafted by San Diego in the 12th round in 1985. He hit over .300 every season in the minors, the last three of them in AAA. His best season was 1989, when he hit .313 with 22 homers and an OPS of .926 for AAA Las Vegas. Clark made brief appearances
The Twins had a full day of baseball on Friday, playing a day-night double header in Chicago against the White Sox. Fortunately, it was a day with a couple of exciting wins for Minnesota. Amazingly, each and every run scored by the Twins came off home runs, including several by players who spent a significant time in the Twins minor league system this year. Chris Colabello hit one in the first game. Chris Herrmann hit one in the second game. Last yearís minor league hitter of the year for the Twins,
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Bill Campbell (1948)
John Moses (1957)
Pat Mahomes (1970)
Ryan Radmanovich (1971)
Mike Lamb (1975)
Brian Fuentes (1975)
Drew Butera (1983)
Right-handed reliever William Richard Campbell pitched for the Twins from 1973-1976. He was born in Highland Park, Michigan, went to high school in Pomona, California, and was signed by the Twins as an amateur free agent in 1970. A starting pitcher in the minors,
Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed! I also wrote about the J.C. Romero trade this week. Yep, that famous trade. If you ever wondered how much I despise Romero, it won't take you long to figure it out.
It's hard to imagine a scenario where the Twins would trade a promising young starting pitcher for a young stud hitter. However, back in 2007, that very scenario played out. While the trade did not work out for the Twins, the idea may not have been completely off-base.
As many of you know, 2014 Will be an add on type of year or build on year off of the success the Twins have had from 2011-2013.... But almost certainly the Twins will again NOT compete in 2014. The same could be said for 2015 as well, however i think that is the year, while in transition, the Twins can breakout and build a playoff team and atmosphere. Bring back the winning way again in the Twin Cities. This assuming Gardy is at the helm and the chemistry is very good in the clubhouse.
Updated 08-11-2013 at 02:18 AM by shs_59
The Minnesota Twins had a much-needed day off in Chicago as they prepare for a four-game series again the White Sox. Liam Hendriks has been recalled and will pitch the second of the day-night doubleheader. Josh Willingham returns from his rehab stint in Rochester and is expected to play for the Twins on Friday.
It was a full night in the Twins farm system though. Cedar Rapids got their bats going again. Elizabethtonís hitters even had a big game. Of course, Elizabethton also got a tremendous
With the calendar already flipped over to August, there could be some shake-ups coming to the Twins roster. These might not be immediate changes but the club is on the way to their third straight losing season and different players should be given an opportunity at the big league level. In the next couple of weeks, I will look at some of the names on the Triple-A roster that could earn a call-up before the end of the season.
This series called "Waiting With the Wings" will profile
Originally posted earlier at This Day In Twins History ? August 8 | Twinstrivia.com
8/8/1962 - With the score tied at 3 apiece at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City, A's rookie third baseman Ed Charles steals home with two out in the ninth to score the winning run in a A's 4-3 win over the Twins. Ray Moore and Jerry Zimmerman were the Twins battery at the time.
8/8/1974 - The Royals - Twins game at Royals Stadium is briefly interrupted by President Nixon's resignation