Earlier this week a post went up on ESPN's Sweetspot Blog about the importance of one player to the future of baseball in Europe. Mariners infielder Alex Liddi has only played 53 games in the major leagues but he is the first player born and raised in Italy. He has hit .224/.278/.397 during that stretch which aren't exactly eye-popping numbers. Still the article said, "If baseball is going to grow in Europe, it's going to be because of people like him."
The addition of free agent Ryan Doumit during last offseason raised an interesting question for the Twins. Should the club carry a third catcher? Joe Mauer was coming off an injury-plagued year and it seemed like the club might need a little insurance with the big league squad.
If Mauer and Doumit were in the line-up on the same day, the team could run into some problems without an extra catcher. There is a chance the team could lose the designated hitter spot or the club could be
My brother who will be a contributor to my blog made his debut post today all the way from Alaska. Check it out here. http://thetwinsarmchairgm.blogspot.com/
First let me start this by pointing out I know how good Joe Mauer is. Come on!....three time batting champ, MVP, gold glove winner, the list goes on and on. Basically, if he get his crap back together, we are talking hall of fame and arguably one of the best catchers of all time! Now, let me point out what is wrong with Joe.
Joe was an unbelievable athlete at about the age of 10. Every coach he had from that point on knew they had a real special talent. Trust me, this is when the coddling
Updated 03-01-2012 at 11:00 PM by coddlenomore
Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!
Yesterday, I unveiled what will almost certainly go down in history as my most popular original idea: a weekly (fake) mailbag. In that mailbag I asked myself... I mean, I was asked about the Twins player I am higher on than most. I chose Pedro Florimon because I think his defense can provide enough value to overcome his complete lack of contribution on offense. I am not sure I explained my point very well and I wasn't feeling good about
Updated 03-16-2013 at 05:01 PM by Brad Swanson
Why the Twins will win the Central
Many have already written the twins off for this year, ESPN has them ranked near the bottom of every power ranking. A team that two years ago was a favorite to reach the World Series as the American League representative, has been left for dead, destined for a rebuild. But when I look at the roster, I don’t see that much of a difference from two years ago. Sure, Minnesota had its problems last year, but could that just have been a chance for the younger
Though he had 2 hits last night, Joe Mauer came up
short when it counted the most.
[Originally published at Twins Fan From Afar]
Regardless of what some people in Twins Territory might think, the fact of the matter is that Joe Mauer
Updated 04-24-2012 at 03:05 PM by Twins Fan From Afar
Question: Why does the DR pitch Deduno in the Championship game?
Answer: Simple, they want to win! (what a concept!)
Deduno would be no worse than the Twins 2nd best Pitcher and very possibly could be the best, what do the Twins have to lose? Their repuation for smart?
Think of Deduno as a knucleballer and that might help you to deal with his erratic pitching..but remember this, he can beat anybody anytime, can you really say that about Correia and company?
I hope I can quit saying this soon, but once again Sam Deduno proves not only that he belongs but he can be dominant.
He is the best starter on the Twins staff (ok I know thats not saying much)
When i hear the self aggrandizing pundits proclaim, that we are desperate, to have to use the likes of Deduno and Walters...I almost puke and this shows
their complete lack of knowledge.
Walters maybe, but Deduno can be great if the Twins just let him.
He cant hit. I know, he's cute, a student of the game, and fast as greased lightning.
The problem is of course, you cant steal first!
Everybody has a name. Some people hate their name. Some people like their name. Most people think their name is irrelevant to their future success. This is a lie. Your name matters. Especially in sports.
In early spring when birds are chirping, grass is greening, and clichés are appearing as far as the internet can see, another phenomenon is taking place: prospect lists are popping up like the carcasses of northbound migratory birds that were sucked into the jet engines of airplanes