In their Minnesota Twins podcast, Gleeman and the Geek talk about Kyle Gibson's early assignment to Triple-A, going to Dinkytown on St. Patrick's Day eve to see John Mulaney, Samuel Deduno starring in the World Baseball Classic, if the Twins are becoming more aggressive promoting minor leaguers, the Brass Kings, the differences between baseball and football playoffs, Deolis Guerra's scary injury, the lack of Jim Thome news, and going deeper down the bar-buying path. Here are:
Likely Starter: Brian Dozier
2012 Stats: .234/.271/.332, 6 HR, 33 RBI, 33 R
Potential Backups: Jamie Carroll, Eduardo Escobar
From the outside, nothing about Brian Dozierís career path suggested stardom was in the cards. In fact, there was little to suggest that he possessed the capability of turning into an MLB regular.
A Southern boy out of Mississippi drafted in the eighth round, Dozier debuted in 2009 with good numbers
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John Smiley (1965)
Dan Masteller (1968)
Scott Downs (1976)
Left-hander John Patrick Smiley pitched for the Twins in 1992. He was born in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania and went to high school in Graterford, Pennsylvania. He was drafted by Pittsburgh in the twelfth round in 1983. He struggled early in his minor league career and was moved to the bullpen in 1986. He had a very good year in relief, posting an ERA of 3.10 and a WHIP of 1.16
On Sunday morning, seven players from Minnesota Twins spring training were told that they would not be on the Twins Opening Day roster. The most intriguing name of the bunch was infielder Chris Colabello. This leaves the Twins with 42 players on their spring roster.
Here are the players sent to minor league camp:
Chris Colabello was last year's feel-good minor league story. He has had a great past 12 months. At this time last year,