When the Minnesota Twins acquired starting pitcher Vance Worley from the Philadelphia Phillies in the off-season trade involving Ben Revere, no one thought that the opening day starter would be spending Memorial Day pitching in Rochester, NY, for the Red Wings.
After a dismal 1-5 start with the Twins, an ERA over seven and a WHIP of almost two, it was no real surprise that something had to be done. The Twins are hoping that
I originally posted this story back in spring training under the title "Chris Colabello continues his fairy tale." With the recent news of his promotion to the Twins, I thought it would be appropriate to move it back to the front page of this blog. I have added in some information about his season so far.
One of the best stories in the Twins organization in 2012 was the tale of a 28-year old man that got his first taste of baseball with an affiliated club. Chris Colabello had molded himself
It has been quite the wild ride for Mr. Caleb J. Thielbar on his way to the major leagues.
The 26-year old left-hander was called-up by the Minnesota Twins on Monday after the team demoted fifth starter Pedro Hernandez. Thielbar is not a starter so the team will need to make another roster move before Friday's game to fill out the rotation. Options for this spot include Kyle Gibson, Sam Deduno, and PJ Walters.
Thielbar was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 18th
Entering his 10th professional season, itís safe to say that 2012 was his best year in Samuel Dedunoís career thus far. Not only did Deduno end the year in the Minnesota Twins rotation, but he also had the opportunity to pitch for the Dominican Republic, his home country, in the World Baseball Classic.
Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Colorado Rockies in 2003, 19 year old Samuel Deduno was on the road to pursuing his dream
On Wednesday night in Rochester, New York, Cole De Vries will take the mound for the Red Wings in what could be his final rehab start before being taken off the disable list. The right-handed hurler has been dealing with a strain on the outer part of his forearm and he has yet to appear in a game for the Twins this season.
De Vries is an interesting player in the Twins system. Last season, he was finally rewarded for his time and dedication to the
At 14-20, the Rochester Red Wings are substantially better than they were two weeks ago. After a 2-11 start, the Red Wings have gone 12-9 in their last 21 games, and after facing the top tier teams in the International league to start the year, it was finally time for Rochester to play teams they have had success against in years past.
First Stop Columbus
Rochester began the road trip by going to Columbus to play a four game series
Updated 05-09-2013 at 11:15 PM by Christopher Fee
After finishing an eight game home stand at 3-5, the Rochester Red Wings took the short trip up the New York Thruway to Syracuse to play the Chiefs (Nationals). Last season the Red Wings won just three games in Syracuse, something that they would match in their first trip to NBT Bank Stadium.
The Bats Come Alive
In their four game series against the Chiefs, Rochester scored 31 runs on 50 hits.
Entering his fourth professional season, Rochester Red Wings pitcher Kyle Gibson is hopeful that this is the year he gets his chance to pitch in Minnesota. Currently listed as Baseball Americaís #68 ranked prospect in their 2013 Top 100 Prospect list, and #5 on their organizational list, itís safe to say that there are high hopes this year for the future Twins right hander. After batting practice on Monday, I had the chance to talk about his rehab,
Photo Courtesy of Richard Bobby Photography
Coming off a dismal 1-5 road trip the Rochester Red Wings came home to start an 8 game home stand against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Yankees) and Pawtucket Red Sox. Coming into their game Monday against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the Wings had lost four in a row and had been outscored 24-8 in those games.
More of the Same
In the four games against the Railriders
With the Twins up and down start to the year, it is hard to know if the team will be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline. Most likely the team will be selling. There will be plenty of talk about Justin Morneau being dealt in the coming months since his contract is up at the end of the year. Another important name to watch out for in the hot stove reports is Josh Willingham.
Willingham is coming off his best season and there might be more than one team looking to add a powerful
Updated 04-17-2013 at 08:14 AM by Kevin
Photo courtesy of Tim Doohan and the Rochester Red Wings
After spending eight seasons playing baseball in the Independent leagues, Chris Colabello finally was given the opportunity to play for a major league affiliate. Last year in New Britain, Colabello turned some heads hitting .284 with 19 home runs and 98 RBIís. So far in Rochester it has been more of the same, hitting .395 with 4 home runs and 6 RBIís and was named the IL player of the
At 2-8, the Rochester Red Wings 2013 season is not going the way anyone had hoped for. It was just two weeks ago that optimists (including myself) were wondering if this would be the season that Rochester would finally put a competitive team on the field for the first time in several years.
The Scranton Split
The Red Wings started off their seven game road trip by heading to Scranton Wilkes-Barre to
Opening week has come and gone, and after playing a four game home and home series against the Buffalo Bisons itís safe to say that at 1-3, the Rochester Red Wings are not where they had hoped to be.
The First Three Games
In the two games in Buffalo and the home opener in Rochester offense was the biggest problem. As previously stated in Red Wings Season Preview, scoring runs was going to be tough for Rochester
Updated 04-07-2013 at 09:20 PM by Christopher Fee
The Twins have multiple pitchers in camp recovering from different surgeries in the last year. Scott Diamond and Vance Worley had bone chips removed from their throwing elbow. Mike Pelfrey and Kyle Gibson are recovering from Tommy John surgery. Another interesting name in camp is Rich Harden and he is trying to overcome some shoulder problems that have haunted him in the past.
Harden is attempting to make his way back to the big leagues after missing