Recently I had the opportunity to spend some time with Rochester Red Wings manager Gene Glynn. In his two-plus seasons with the team, they've won at least 72 games each year, as well as leading the Wings to their first playoff appearance in seven years. In part one of our conversation, we talk about the blend of veterans and young players on his team, recently picking up his 400th win as a minor league manager, and why he chose baseball over basketball.
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Updated 06-09-2014 at 01:44 PM by Christopher Fee
Chris Colabello and Chris Herrmann wereboth optioned to the Rochester Red Wings Sunday night, and both players joinedthe Wings during their Memorial Day matinee at Frontier Field,Monday.
So what exactly is the plan for both ofthese players while they are in Rochester? Ultimately the goal is toget them back to the parent club in Minnesota, however what will their roles be while they're playing with the Red Wings.
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Enteringhis fifth professional season, Rochester Red Wings pitcher LoganDarnell is trying to stand out in a stacked rotation. Through hisfirst six starts in Rochester, he is 1-1 with a 2.32 ERA, he has 33strikeouts in 31 innings, including eight strikeouts in his laststart on Sunday. Monday after batting practice, I had the chance totalk to him about how he's pitched this season, his time with theKentucky
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Entering his seventh professional season, Rochester Red Wings pitcher Trevor May is hoping that this isthe year that he gets his chance to pitch with the Minnesota Twins.One of the key pieces sent back from Philadelphia in the Ben Revere trade, the hype around May has always been there and it seems that early on in 2014 he's turning some heads. Through his first five starts in Rochester, May is 1-2
To say that Rochester Red Wings pitcher Scott Diamond has had a tough start to the 2014 season,would be putting it nicely.
Diamond, Rochester’s opening day starter, is 0-2 on the season with an International League worse 15.58 ERA. If that large number wasn’t enough, through just nine innings pitched in three starts, Diamond has allowed an IL worse 25 hits and walked seven batters as well.
After his last
Sunday marked the home opener for the Rochester Red Wings at Frontier Field. After a couple of days of snow& rain, Sunday was near 60 degrees and sunny, a perfect spring day to kick off baseball season.
Coming into the 2014 home opener,Rochester had lost two home openers in a row, and were 0-4 against the Buffalo Bisons all time in home openers at Frontier Field. Twins top pitching prospect Alex Meyer made his Triple-A debut for the Red
Calling the 2013 Rochester Red Wings season a roller coaster ride would be considered a drastic understatement. Rochester started off the year at 2-11, went on to finish the season 77-67, clinched a wild card birth, and made their first playoff appearance in seven years.
This years team is completely different, none of the current pitchers were on last years opening day roster, and just three position players from opening day are returning.
Ron Gardenhire slowly walked out to the mound at Kauffman Stadium for a move that he didn't really want to make. Andrew Albers pitched into the ninth inning without allowing a run and it was his big league debut.Unfortunately, his pitch count had run up to 109 and it was time to get the bullpen involved.
It was a tremendous debut and it was hard to imagine things getting better from there... but they would.
In his next outing, Albers was even more impressive. In front of
Every offseason fans can sit back and reflect on the year that was for the Minnesota Twins. There are usually some high points and some low points for any team no matter what their place in the standings. Unfortunately for the Twins, there have been more low points than high points over the last three seasons.
Last year's roster featured a few players in the midst of a breakout season. Brian Dozier set the franchise record for home runs by a second baseman and he backed that up with
When the Twins left spring training, there were multiple Twins players in line to get playing time during their sophomore seasons. The second year can be a huge year for players trying to make their mark at the big league level. There can be positive signs during a rookie season but continuing those early impressions and making adjustments is key to solidifying a player's future.
Two of these second year players were set-up for very different starts to the season. Scott Diamond had
Aaron Hicks had to be flying high at the conclusion of spring training this season. He had won the starting center fielder job for the Twins and he would be making his big league debut in front of the Target Field faithful. His 2012 minor league campaign was fantastic as he showed much of the promise the Twins had seen in him when they took him as a first round pick.
The future seemed nothing but bright and there were comparisons being made to some of the best outfielders in the game.
It's been just four days since the Red Wings lost game five of their playoff series against the Pawtucket Red Sox, 3-0. Immediately after the game the Minnesota Twins selected contracts of seven Rochester players, which started me thinking about what the Red Wings could look like in 2014.
While there will be free agent signings, trades will take place, it will be interesting to see exactly what the Rochester Red Wings are going to look like next season, and see if they’ll be able to
Updated 09-11-2013 at 09:32 PM by Christopher Fee
This is the final installment of our inconsistent series attempting to motivate Luis Perdomo who was today, released by the Rochester Redwings and Minnesota Twins
Wings moves: RHP Luis Perdomo released; RHP Cole De Vries promoted from Double-A New Britain.
— Rochester Red Wings (@RocRedWings) August 27, 2013
Entering his sixth professional season, Aaron Hicks has been one of the biggest prospects in the Minnesota Twins system for the past five years. After having a strong season with New Britain last year, Hicks was given the opportunity to compete and win the starting center-fielders job for the Twins. But after hitting just .192 in 281 at-bats in Minnesota, he was sent down to Rochester to continue to develop his swing and to ensure that he will be ready for the 2014 season in the majors. After batting