Welker , 27 , was dealt for a fringe lefty-starter Kris Johnson , 29 Today.
In doing, so the Twins get an emergency starter, if things get ugly...
Man, seems like a lot of confidence in the bullpen to let Welker go for almost nothing.
Word is slowly starting to trickle out about a 50-game suspension that will be handed down to Twins second base prospect Eddie Rosario. He apparently told the manager of his winter league squad that he wouldn't be able to play because of his pending suspension. The official suspension won't be announced until the league can resolve an issue on their end.
Rosario is a converted outfield who by most accounts is top ten prospect in the organization. His quick wrists have helped him to
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In the first trade of the 2013 off-season, the Minnesota Twins returned RHRP Duke Welker (whom they acquired in the Justin Morneau trade) to the Pittsburgh for LHSP Kris Johnson.
Johnson (6'4", 190, 28 years old) is a former first round draft pick of the Boston Redsox (2006) and signed as a minor league free agent by the Pirates 2 years ago. He was listed as the Redsox' fourth best pitching prospect
For those of you waiting with great anticipation about where the best beer in the Cities is or what the social behavior of Bonnes and Gleeman is going to be, look no further just download the GATG episodes. For me, I am sick of them, I have no desire to listen to two drunks give their opinions on night life in twin cities or their drinking habits they are so proud of. Please Twins fans recommend other podcasts that are really filled with Twins content, I wont be going back to the circus named,
I read post after post about the projected rotation for Twins in 2014, many exclude Deduno entirely or at least have him at number 4. Cmon folks, quit listening to the experts, trust your eyes, Deduno has GREAT stuff, don't believe it, ask Gardy...
Any other pitcher who didn't pitch like Deduno, would be praised and hailed as savior of Twins pitching, but because his style is o unorthodox, he is like a fastballing knuckleballer.....we (twins nation) have to rely on other peoples opinions
I read post after post about the projected rotation for Twins in 2014, many exclude Deduno entirely or at least have him at number 4. Cmon folks, quit tolistening to the experts, trust your eyes, Deduno has GREAT stuff, don't believe it, ask Gardy...
Any other pitcher who didn't pitch like Deduno, would be praised and hailed as savior of Twins pitching, but because his style is o unorthodox, he is like a fastballing knuckleballer.....we (twins nation) have to rely on other peoples
This is a completely ridiculous-not-going-to-happen-in-a-million-years-but-could-if-Terry-Ryan-was-ludicrously-bold offseason plan.
First off, the Twins will only have $46 million allotted to non-rookie contracts; this should free up tons of money. I'm not going to get into money that in depth, but I would like to think any of the players I mention as FA pickups would fit within the budget. Soooo, here it is:
1) Biggest, boldest, boldesterest move: Trade for Jurickson
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Updated 11-19-2013 at 02:02 PM by Jeremy Nygaard
CF Byron Buxton3B Miguel SanoRHP Alex MeyerRHP Kohl StewartC Josmil PintoRHP Jose Berrios2B/CF Eddie RosarioLHP Lewis ThorpeRHP Felix Jorge2B Jorge Polanco
There are plenty of questions for the Twins to find answers to in the coming months. One of the biggest conundrums swirling around the team is trying to figure out who will make up the starting rotation. Kevin Correia seems like the only lock for a starting job but the Twins don't really want him as the staff ace. So what direction should the team go?
If the season started today, the Twins would likely enter the year with a rotation composed of Kevin Correia, Kyle Gibson, Scott Diamond,
So what if you happen to win the lottery tomorrow?
Itís got to be my favourite scenario, me winning the lottery, so you can bet iíve given this a lot of thought - iíd use the money to pay off my loans, then iíd help our my parents, then iíd invest in a property, go on a european holiday.
If winning the lottery was a possibility what would you do with the money and why?
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Employment is not difficult to find if you are a moderately successfully and young starting pitcher in major league baseball. As an example, Ricky Nolasco has several four-year offers in discussion and, as Fox Sportsí Ken Rosenthal pointed out this morning, the Twins are making a strong push for his services.
In conversation with his agent Matt Sosnick last week, Nolasco is seeking a five-year deal. While multiple teams are levying the four-year offers,
Last offseason, the Minnesota Twins traded two of their most important outfield pieces, Denard Span and Ben Revere. There were plenty of reasons for doing this but the main reason was the team needed to add some pitching prospects to their minor league system. The club also felt Aaron Hicks was close to being ready to take over the everyday center field job.
It's nearly a year later and things might already be falling apart for both of these players in their new organizations. Reports