If you gave me a list of outcomes from this weekend's series with the Yankees, I would have ordered their likelihood as such:
Yankees SweepYankees spontaneously combust; Yankee dust sweeps TwinsYankees win 2 of 3; Twins win game 2 because all Yankees oversleepYankees win 2 of 3 fair and squareTwins win 2 of 3 because all Yankees lock their keys in their carsTwins win 2 of 3 fair and squareThe universe ends abruptlyTwins Sweep
Of course, watching the Yankees
The Minnesota Twins and the Rochester Red Wings have now begun their All Star breaks. Andrew Albers and Chris Colabello will be representing the Red Wings at the AAA game. The Twins showed again that if you can get to AAA, you can get a shot to play with the Twins. On Sunday, three Twins players were sent back to Rochester while two Red Wings were promoted to the Twins. Chris Herrmann and veteran Doug Bernier will be with the Twins along with a Player to be Named Later (likely Colabello on Friday).
Trade Deadline Overview: Los Angeles Dodgers
Buyers or Sellers
Buyers. Following an indifferent start and (Yasiel Puig notwithstanding) an uninspiring May and early June, the Dodgers found themselves 9.5 games out of first on June 22, a season low 12 games below .500. Since then they have ripped off a 17-4 run, cutting the Diamondbacks lead to 2.5 games and reestablishing themselves in the soft NL West race. While still below .500, the Dodgers were built in the
Following the Minnesota Twins impressive series win in New York against the Yankees, GM Terry Ryan shuffled the roster. Down to Rochester will be outfielders Oswaldo Arcia and Chris Parmelee, and infielder Eduardo Escobar. The Twins then promoted infielder Doug Bernier and catcher/outfielder Chris Herrmann.
This means that there is one more player to be added to the 25 man roster. I believe it can be assumed that player will be 1B/OF Chris Colabello. The MLB and AAA All Star breaks
The Twins Were Sharknados First (Twins 0 Yankees 2 - Game 89)
A SyFy televion movie called Sharknado took over the world of Twitter, and I’ll bet most Twins fans didn’t put up too much of a struggle.
Sharknado is a movie whose title tells you exactly what you’re going to see on your TV. The Internet Movie Database estimates it cost about a million to make. I’ll bet no one over the age of eight expected any quality from it, and yet it stole the world’s heart for a moment
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Danny Walton (1947)
Vic Rodriguez (1961)
This is also the birthday (1924) of Ralph Rowe, who was a Twins coach from 1972-1975.
Outfielder Daniel James Walton played for the Twins in 1973 and 1975. He was born in Los Angeles, went to high school in La Puente, California, and was drafted by Houston in the tenth round in 1965. He hit very well in the minors, hitting over .300 with 45 homers combined in 1966-1967.
There was not much offense through the Minnesota Twins farm system, with the normal exception of the Cedar Rapids Kernels. There was some very good pitching. There was the return of Nick Blackburn to an active roster as he made the start for the New Britain Rock Cats. Alex Wimmers returned to a mound for the first time since his Tommy John surgery last August. One constant through the 2013 season has been the pitching of Andrew Albers, and he was on the mound again for the Rochester Red Wings.
Before we all go assigning values to the Twins’ trade chips based off of how good we think they are, it is important to remember that, like most things, the value of players at the trade deadline is determined by the market. In short, a market is composed of supply, which is made up of sellers, and demand, which is made up of buyers.
If the trade deadline were tomorrow, I believe there would be 16 teams considered buyers. Of course there are the 6 division leaders (Boston,
Trade Deadline Overview: San Francisco Giants
Buyers or Sellers
The Giants have won two of the last three World Series, but now find themselves with one of the worst records in the National League and nearly ten games out in the Wild Card Race. Sellers, right? Not so fast.
Playing in the National League West, the Giants are only a handful of games out in the division race. Though they do trail the Diamondbacks, Dodgers and Rockies, the silver-lining is that the
Over the past few weeks, the Minnesota Twins have resorted back to their old ways of the past two seasons which has been hallmarked by long losing streaks and feelings of inadequacy. While the team searches for answers to solve their many ailing problems, the media around the Twin Cities and around the nation have started to clamor for a change at the top with the firing of manager Ron Garenhire. While this may be the popular move at a time like this, it certainly isn’t the correct one.
It was weird to read Reusse’s “Twins Should Show Mercy” article, because we took such radically different paths to come to the same conclusion. Reusse seems to paint Gardy as some kind of victim of poor organizational management, but I see him as part and parcel of that poor management. I found myself wondering if Gardy’s good relationship with the local press has won him some additional cover for the team's poor performance?
I’m completely unpersuaded by the “Gardy’s been given
All pretense that the Twins can or would contend in 2013 is gone, the product of a couple of bad losing streaks and the lack of competitive starting pitching. The club needs to focus on 2014 and beyond. Much speculation has been posted on Twins Daily about deadline deals and I'm sure that will continue even past the non-waiver deadline. Selling off veterans would have many effects: 1) It will make the team worse on the field immediately 2) it will give rookies and non-veterans a chance to show
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Ruben Gomez (1927)
Buzz Stephen (1944)
Jerry Terrell (1946)
Mark Brown (1959)
Right-hander Ruben (Colon) Gomez appeared in six games for the Twins in 1962. He was born in Arroyo, Puerto Rico, and played in independent ball (much more prevalent at the time) for nearly three years. He played briefly for Havana in the Washington organization in 1951, then was in AAA briefly for the Yankees in 1952. He then went