I believe Joe could play cf, would love to see him there. I would also like to see him take balls at 3b. Thoughts?
The Twins need top-notch starting pitchers if they are to compete in the latter half of this decade. Last year, Twins starters paced all starting staffs with a 5.26 ERA, while taking the loss in whopping, major league-topping 74 games. So, something has to change. But how?
The most effective way to bolster starting pitching, long-term, is through the draft. Drafted players have greater longevity, and they come cheaper than buying developed
Updated 10-30-2013 at 07:06 PM by Don't Feed the Greed Guy
The Royals took a gamble last offseason when they traded for Ervin Santana, who was coming off an ugly season in Anaheim where he went 9-13 with a 5.16 ERA while coughing up a league-leading 39 home runs. Kansas City didn't have to give up much in the deal, but they did take on a $12 million commitment to a pitcher in the wake of a poor season. For a club that's hardly been known for aggressive, win-now type moves, the splash certainly drew some attention (especially
Episode 57 of the Twins baseball podcast, Talk To Contact (@TalkToContact), is now available for download via iTunes or by clicking here.
This week Eric and Paul are joined by Jay Corn (@jay__corn, that's right, two underscores!) to talk Twins baseball. This will be our fist dive into the post-season hot stove, and this week we talked about available starting pitching and which pitchers we thought, if
You may have seen Codyís update earlier today on how the Twins prospects have done while playing in Arizona so far this fall.
There are some other leagues underway in the warmer parts of the world and hereís an update on those players.
This only includes players that are under contract to the team. Expected minor-league free agents are not included. *Stats through 10/28, in order of #Impressiveness
Dominican Winter League:
Jorge Polanco: 7 G,
Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!
State of the Team
1994 Record: 53-60, 4th in the BRAND NEW AL Central
1994 Overview: STEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-RIKE!
1995 Outlook: Will there be a season? If so, where will Shane Mack be?
Players Lost - Free Agency
The seeds for the 1994 off-season were planted in 1993 when the (at the time) current collective bargaining agreement expired without a new agreement. A strike was a legit
Aaron and John talk about Paul Molitor finally joining the Twins' coaching staff, Terry Ryan's interview with Twins Daily, missing the point on payroll, being invited to podcast at Cub Foods, starting a comedy club club, MLB vs. NFL television ratings, avoiding dancing at all costs, getting ready for Jason Isbell, swapping social lives, and how to deal with people not realizing you're joking with special guest Randball's Stu. You can listen by clicking below, download us from iTunes
Updated 10-27-2013 at 08:36 PM by John Bonnes
A list of 2013 Minor League All Stars who are also Cape Cod Alumn
Drafting at the college level not all bad............
The below list is from the Twins 2013 Minor League All Stars. The question is:
If the 2013 statistical numbers of the MiLB players on this list were projected to possible similar numbers in 2016 @ the MLB level - Would the Twins be in the World Series? Take into account that the MiLB players are probably 20 - 30+ games short of an official MLB season as it pertains to numbers.
CF Byron Buxton
SS Jorge Polanco
2B Eddie Rosario
3B Miguel Sano
This is the first in a series of three articles evaluating the Twins 2013 Season. First we introduced the stat, then we used it to analyze hitters, finally we'll use it to analyze pitchers and staff members.
Anyone can evaluate a player's performance in the field, but what about their performance in the field of entertainment?
The Twins completed their third straight 90-loss season, but rather than chastise the unproductive and cheer the talented, I'm here
Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!
Back in March, I took a stab at previewing the upcoming 2013 Minnesota Twins season using MLB 13: The Show. It was a hoot. I used the game to see how the Twins would fare as a team and how some of their players would perform during the upcoming season. If you look back at that preview, you'll see that Sony had a very different view for some very important Twins players. I enjoyed the exercise, and enjoyed the residual pageviews that
The Indians made a bold move at the trade deadline in 2011, trading away multiple top prospects to acquire Ubaldo Jimenez, a 27-year-old right-hander who was viewed at the time as one of the premier pitching talents in the National League. An imposing presence with a mid-90s fastball, Jimenez had steadily improved in the seasons leading up to 2010, when he went 19-8 with a 2.88 ERA to finish third in the Cy Young voting.
Jimenez hadn't been the same
For the past 15 years, calling the Minnesota Twins middle infield a "revolving door" would be an understatement. However, the Twins currently possess a rising star at second base as well as a top prospect who will most likely be ready to compete in 2015.
In the near future, the Twins are going to have to make a decision regarding the 2nd base position for the future. The question that Twins fans everywhere are asking is, "will it be Dozier or Rosario?" It will
Originally posted at my Wordpress site "Growing in Greenwood"
My dad washed dishes while I stood on a chair rinsing to the rhythm of the crackling radio play-by-play for Twins games. My focus was on the way my fingertips looked like raisins, on the enormity of the blue veins in dadís arms, on perfecting my drying rack Jenga strategy. Baseball was just background noise.
My grandparentís house a few blocks away was my one source of television. There, the