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Post-Donaldson Trade - Status of Top Prospects

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 08:17 PM
Lewis and Kirilloff are blocked by Donaldson, Polanco, Arraez and Sano. Without a trade or an injury, I don’t see an opening for our top...

Ex-Twins in 2020

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:15 PM
The season hasn't started yet, but I was motivated to start this thread a bit early after getting a message from Van, suggesting that I s...

Todd Van Steensel's Clubhouse Chronicles

Other Baseball Today, 08:17 PM
Former/Long-time Twins prospect Todd Van Steensel is getting back into blogging. As those of you who have followed him in social media kn...

Donaldson Official Introduction Press Conference (11:00am...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:26 PM
At 11:00am, the Twins will introduce Josh Donaldson. Live coverage of event starts at 11:00am, here:    

World Series or Bust

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:24 PM
Looks that way, doesn't it?   We are clearly built for a bright overall future, but Cruz and Donaldson are at the tail end of their...

East Coast Bias


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Trade deadline recap

Posted by ashbury , 31 July 2019 · 8,971 views

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Welp.


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Arizona Fall League 2018 - Nov 1 & 2

Posted by ashbury , 02 November 2018 · 1,333 views

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I feel like posting a little bit on my trip to Phoenix for the Arizona Fall League.

I arrived Thursday and was picked up at the airport by ashburydavid. Nice that he could take a day off from work to join his dad for a long weekend of baseball watching. Salt River, the team all the Twins prospects are on, had played earlier in the day, so we contented ou...


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The Cheapskate goes to a parade

Posted by ashbury , 31 October 2018 · 581 views

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The Red Sox won the World Series on the road, so my tentative plan to be a Cheapskate and lurk the Fenway environs in anticipation of a fourth win proved impractical. Next best thing was to pencil in Wednesday the 31st, when a parade in the team's honor was scheduled.

Large crowds were anticipated for the 11:00 start, so again I relied on public transpor...


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The Cheapskate's Guide to Attending the World Series

Posted by ashbury , 24 October 2018 · 1,507 views
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The Cheapskate's Guide to Attending the World Series I'm a five-minute walk away from the east-west commuter train that also stops at Fenway Park. So with Game 1 of the World Series being held at Fenway, Tuesday night, despite not being a diehard Red Sox fan and despite the forecast of iffy weather I felt like I'd be a fool not to take advantage of the logistics.

The title for this blog entry is deceptive...


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Red Wings at Pawtucket, August 3 2018

Posted by ashbury , 04 August 2018 · 1,021 views

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[re-posted from the night's minor league summary thread...]

I was in attendance at Pawtucket last night, so let me offer some additional impressions and details.

First, a minor correction: the Red Wings' final run scored on a wild pitch. The bases were not loaded when Motter walked, but when ball-four skittered past Mike Ohlman, Edgar Corcino on third...


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Lollygagging?

Posted by ashbury , 12 July 2018 · 1,522 views

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I happened upon this nice leaping stab by Polanco from a few days ago:

https://mediadownloa...asset_2500K.mp4

Question: on a ball hit to the left side, does Brian Dozier have anything better to do than make a beeline for second base, on the small chance it's caught and they might try to double off t...


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Pawtucket Red Sox game - Sunday July 8

Posted by ashbury , 08 July 2018 · 1,230 views

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Red Sox relief prospect Ty Buttrey came up in one of the discussions about trade talks. As luck would have it, I could drop Mrs Ash at Logan Airport today and head down I-95 in time for the last game in Pawtucket before their All-Star Break. So I did. The pretext is scouting a trade candidate, but of course I am not a scout. I'll tell you what I saw, and...


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Baseball Website Find of the Day (warning: lame!)

Posted by ashbury , 25 June 2018 · 1,151 views

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Looking to kill a few minutes? Have a look at this peculiar project [s]a ten-year old some [s]knucklehead enterprising person took the time to construct via a series of posts in 2011-12.

http://burncardburn.com

Follow it through to the end, and in total there's about five pages of images and videos of captioned baseball cards, defaced baseball ca...


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1979 Pittsburgh Pirates

Posted by ashbury , 23 June 2018 · 1,056 views

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Attending a nice panel discussion at SABR this morning, including 1979 Pirates champions John Candelaria and Grant Jackson. They reminded the audience that the team started out 12-18, and were in fourth place at the all star break. Their recollection was that there was still a long way to go, and they just continued to play the games one at a time. While...


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Surprise Saguaros game, Saturday Nov 11

Posted by ashbury , 13 November 2017 · 1,208 views

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I offer a brief writeup for the final game of my three-game Arizona Fall League visit, which the host Surprise Saguaros lost to the Peoria Javelinas 11-10 in disappointing fashion Saturday night.

The headline from the game of course would be Lamont Wade's concussion injury from a collision in right-center field. I posted a few photos in reply to that thr...