David Ortiz hit the big ALCS grand slam that was nearly caught by a toppling Torii Hunter. It was a reminder of how many former Twins players had strong 2013 seasons. Each of the four remaining teams have at least one former Twins player.
Very little annoys me more than people complaining about former Twins players succeeding with other organizations, forgetting the back stories of when they left the Twins. Sure, letting David Ortiz go looks horrible in retrospect, but at the time,
On Opening Day, I had the opportunity to talk to a very excited Ryan Pressly. The right-hander was the Minnesota Twins Rule 5 pick last December and had a strong spring training. Understandably, Pressly was very much excited. During the Twins final weekend, I had the chance to catch up with Pressly and see how he felt about his season.
ďIím happy with it. Obviously thereís a couple of games Iíd like to take back. Other than that, Iím pretty happy with what I accomplished this season.Ē
While writing an article on the Minnesota Twins upcoming 40 man roster decisions for the Offseason GM Handbook, one name jumped out to me as an obvious choice to add. This name is one that I had not really thought about previously. Based on the title of this article, that one name is that of Lester Oliveros.
Approximately 13 months ago, the hard-throwing right-handed reliever underwent Tommy John surgery. His rehab went pretty well. On July 30th, he made his first appearance in a GCL
During the 2013 season, the Minnesota Twins promoted many players to the big leagues. Many of them were rookies. So, who would get your vote for the top performing rookie on the team in 2013?
To keep it somewhat limited, I only looked at those rookies that were with the team for long enough that they will not be a rookie in 2014. In other words, Josmil Pinto will still be a rookie in 2014, so he and his impressive September will not be eligible (though, you can choose him as a write-in
Just for fun, letís imagine that you have worked for a company for more than 25 years. Imagine you have been in a very important position within that company for a dozen years. Youíve given your heart and soul, worked hard and dedicated your energies to that company. You may not be the perfect employee. Frankly, for your job, there is no such thing as perfect. However, itís not an easy job, dealing with personalities and performance of others.
Imagine now that the last three or four