Josh Willingham is coming off the worst full season of his career. It's very easy to say that this was due to a 34 year old player reaching his inevitable decline. But is it really that simple? I wanted to take a deeper look at the numbers to see if this was the case.
Willingham actually started his 2013 campaign off well. He continued where he had left off in 2012. Josh posted a .250/.400/.544 slash line in April. Unfortunately, that would be the only month where he was above league
Updated 12-10-2013 at 09:42 AM by JP3700
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This is the seventh segment of the 2014 off-season Twins top 40 prospects, and we entered the top 10. Prospects 36-40 are here, 31-35 here, 26-30 here , 21-25 here, 16-20 here, 11-15 here, and you can find all segments in reverse order here.
The number 6 to 10 off-season 2014 Minnesota Twins prospects are:
10. Stephen Gonsalves LHSP, DOB: 7/8/1994, 6'5", 190 lbs.
Stephen Gonsalves was
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A mailbag on a Tuesday? Now I've heard of everything! Remember that song "December" by Collective Soul? This mailbag is dedicated to that song. As is typical, these are actual questions that will be actually answered by me. This month, I even have some questions written by others! Fame! FAME!
The Twins have been surprisingly active this Fall, adding two starting pitchers and cutting one Australian. What do
Sorry for the typo on Rosario
Assuming Sano and Buxton are off the table, and with Rasario in the penalty box, has anyone offered say a list of our top 5 prospects as viable trade chips?
As a handy one-stop shop for all Twins-related offseason rumors, we'll be running frequent "Rumor Mill Round-Up" columns here at Twins Daily, wherein we gather up all the recent rumblings involving the local club.
With each rumor, we'll provide some analysis and a "Steam Rating," assigning a 1-5 score to the report based on the level of level of likelihood we see for something actually materializing.
With the annual Winter Meetings getting underway this week, he's a quick
Monday marks the kickoff of the Winter Meetings in Orlando, Florida (aka: a convenient holiday for baseball executives and their families).
Naturally, as the Twins do their part at the Winter Meetings for the next four days, they may make time to have a little fun in the Happiest Place on Earth That is Also a Festering Swamp. But the attractions they see may have extra ramifications on their plans for the next four days. Here we present the possible outcomes of how what they
Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
This is the sixth segment of the 2014 off-season Twins top 40 prospects, counting down prospects 31 to 35. Prospects 36-40 are here, 31-35 here, 26-30 here , 21-25 here, 16-20 here, and you can find all segments in reverse order here.
The number 11 to 15 off-season 2014 Minnesota Twins prospects are:
15. DJ Baxendale RHSP, DOB: 12/8/1990, 6'2", 190 lbs
DJ Baxendale was drafted in
There are some benefits to Minnesota's finish near the bottom of the AL for the third straight year. Later this week, the Twins will have a top five pick in this year's Rule 5 Draft. For those not familiar, the Rule 5 Draft allows MLB teams to claim players not protected by their parent club on the team's 40-man roster. There obviously some rules to this process.
Players first signed at age 18 must be added to 40-man rosters within five seasons or they become eligible to be drafted
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With the Winter Meetings looming and the Twins having already made some impressive moves, one player who intrigues me is Danny Espinosa of the Nats. A 2b/ss who has kinda fell out of favor in the Nats organization. The Twins could use some help in the MI and Espinosa might be had for a minimal price. He strikes out to much and has a low BA. But he has 4 years of team control, is a switch-hitter, has really good pop, and a pretty good defensive player at both 2b/ss. He was a highly touted prospect
What about grabbing Mark Reynolds for a 1 year deal? Worked pretty well for Cleveland last year. It could both push Trevor until Sano is up and give Mauer some DH days/days off at 1st, plus be another non AAA bench option for Gardy.
What would it cost and would you do it?
This off-season has been a crazy one. A lot of the big name free agents are already off the board and we're not even at the winter meetings yet. What has also been interesting is the amount of significant trades that have been made.
Trades are, by far, the most interesting transaction in any sport. There are usually winners and losers, and they are often fun to discuss and breakdown. For trades to happen, a lot of things have to come together. Supply and demand, the amount of money