If you want to see Chris Herrmann playing
for the Rock Cats, my advice would be
to get a ticket soon
[Originally published at Twins Fan From Afar]
Catching depth in Minnesota is . . . interesting. In fact, I'm not sure that
Updated 05-29-2012 at 08:09 AM by Twins Fan From Afar
Original post from North Dakota Twins Fan
I hope everyone had a safe and relaxing Memorial Day weekend. It is great to start the week off on a Tuesday and it will only make the rest of the week go that much faster. Since I work in the local school system, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel that is the school year.
As has become a weekly happening around here, I will post a few tidbits in the morning to hold readers over until I write the minor
Originally Published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
Here is this week's installment; and it is heavily influenced by the upcoming MLB Amateur Draft:
This is great evidence to reinforce my position to a. not believe in "mock drafts" and b. not attempt one. That mock draft had the Twins not taking a P until their 6th pick (3rd round) and taking 3 catchers with their first 4 picks. The chance of this happening is smaller than me winning the lottery (and
Updated 05-29-2012 at 06:53 AM by Thrylos
I donít want to trade Justin Morneau. I donít want to be rational about it. I want to clutch onto his comeback, keep it for my own, gaze at it among the dreck that this (and probably next) season has become. Iíve waited for this, Iíve craved it, and dammit, now I want it.
Weíll see if I feel the same way in a couple of months, because thatís when the decision will need to be made. For there to be a decision, Morneau needs stay healthy, and he needs show the same kind of production
Hitter of the Day:
Matthew Koch - C - BEL - A: 3-6 2 2B (10), 2 RBI, 2 R
Pitcher of the Day:
Scott Diamond: 6.1 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO
I had the pleasure, this Memorial Day, to take in a Kane County Cougars game here in the Chicagoland area and was pleasantly surprised to find that their opponent today was the Twins' Single-A affiliate Beloit Snappers of the Midwest League. I had nice seats, 3 rows from the field on the 3rd base side and witnessed a donnybrook of a game; a 41-hit, 24-run affair that featured 2 homeruns, 4 errors and a total of 11 different pitchers.
It was a hot one at Fifth-Third Bank Stadium
Updated 05-28-2012 at 08:29 PM by Adam Krueger
Today, we continue to work through my Top 50 Twins Prospects list by looking at my choices for prospects 11 through 20. Last week, we looked at prospects 21-30, prospects 31-40, and prospects 41 through 50. For those that donít think the Twins have any shortstop prospects, you may want to check out this section. There are some high-quality, future big-league arms in this range. A couple of them were just drafted last year. Unfortunately, a couple of them are currently having some injury issues.
Baseball America recently released their Top 500 and the following players are guys that show up on the list that the Twins have previously drafted.
2012 DRAFT ELIGIBLE
Updated 05-28-2012 at 08:31 PM by Jeremy Nygaard
Happy Memorial Day!
Jason Marquis was not claimed on release waivers Ė and both Marquis and the Twins declined sending him to Rochester Ė thus making him a free agent. The Twins will continue to pay the remainder of the $3 million owed to Marquis. If another team signs him to the minimum, the Twins bill will go down that much (probably $480,000).
His Ė and Erik Komatsuís Ė removal from the 40-man leaves the roster at 38 men. Gardenhire also said he didnít expect
Updated 05-28-2012 at 05:50 PM by Seth Stohs
Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
With the Twins having a severe need for pitching in the organization as well as six picks among the top 100, it is certain that more than one of those picks (and probably the second overall pick) will be used to draft a pitcher. To this respect, I am presenting profiles of the top 22 pitching prospects for the 2012 MLB draft.
I will be presenting these alphabetically, and at the end I will rank them. I will be
Memorial Day weekend is almost here and itís usually the 40-game mark that occurs around that holiday that can be used to assess how good a team is. And most MLB Previews will tell you not to expect many surprises after that.
But does a really hot start necessarily mean post-season success? Let's take a look at some of the best starts before Memorial Day in MLB history and how those teams ended up.
The 1977 LA Dodgers side won 30 of their first 40 games in manager Tommy
With the month of May coming to a close and the main part of the season yet to come, itís still not too early to start looking at the race for the Cy Young contenders this year. Most of the big guns - or should that be arms? - are still in contention at the current time and the mix contains many former winners of the award.
Despite the fact that the usual suspects are in contention. there is always one wild card and that just happens to be Toronto Blue Jaysí Brandon Morrow. His hot
Hitter of the Day:
Oswaldo Arcia - OF - FTM - A+: 3-3 HR (4), 3 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB
Pitcher of the Day:
Jason Wheeler - LHP - BEL - A: 8IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO
I hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day weekend! All of the affiliates were in action today and this evening, and the Twins lost a tough one to the Tigers.
There was some roster news, if you haven't heard it: Erik Komatsu was designated for assignment, and Jeff Manship joined the Twins. Best of luck to Komatsu in his professional career, and to Manship, as well. Additionally, starting pitcher David Bromberg was promoted from the AA Rock Cats to AAA Rochester. Congratulations