Aaron and John talk about their night in a Target Field suite, praying for Samuel Deduno, Oswaldo Arcia showing he belongs again, Clete Thomas subbing for Aaron Hicks, the Byron Buxton experience, Trevor Plouffe coming off the disabled list hot, grumpy Bonnes and sunny Gleeman, starting a team from scratch, releasing Anthony Slama, mailbag questions from listeners, and being chased by the cops. Here are:
You would think that when Twins Daily hits a milestone like one million views over a month, like we did yesterday, it would cause a lot of elation. And usually, you would be right.
But this time, it was a little overwhelming. Because while I forget details about the beginnings of blogging I still remember certain feelings vividly.
I remember the emptiness of hollering into the void. I remember the elation of finding an
Here it is: everything you need to look like you’ve been eating and breathing MLB Draft coverage for the last month, all in one quick story.
The Bad News
The Twins are drafting fourth in what is widely considered to be a draft with three great players. If those three go to the first three teams, the Twins will likely go one of two ways:
Option 1 (seems most likely)
They’ll draft a Texas high school pitcher with big upside named
Who IS This Guy?
Jonathan Gray is a right-handed college starting pitcher who has rocketed up the draft charts becoming one of the two most coveted picks in the draft. Coming into the college season he was a decent but not remarkable prospect, but that was before posting 127 strikeouts (in 110 IP), a 9-2 record and a 1.55 ERA (pre NCAA tournament). It was also before he unveiled improvements on a couple of standout pitches.
The first is an “80” fastball
In the #1 Minnesota Twins podcast, Aaron and John talk about the Twins resurgence and other reasons for optimism, the latest development in the Twins #4 overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft, John's musical instrument of choice, whether Pedro Florimon is for real, answer questions from readers, wonder what moves the Twins might make, discuss Mike Pelfrey's future, the 2015 lineup and Aaron's feature in the Star-Tribune. Here are: