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    Twins sign Josh Guyer

    Eighteen-year-old New South Wales native, Josh Guyer, has signed with the MLB franchise Minnesota Twins.
    The hard-throwing pitcher is set to join the Minnesota Twins next April for Spring Training.
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    Wish they said what "hard thrower" meant.

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    He is from Grant Balfour's hometown and his mechanics could use some help (those two things are unrelated) :

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    I like that the Twins are big players in different areas of the world. Here's hoping Mr. Guyer has a long productive career for us.

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    I love that they are going after these International guys. It's just like extra draft picks in my eyes. When you look at our top 20 prospects, five were signed as free agents vs. actually drafted:

    #1 - Sano
    #4 - Arcia
    #7 - Salcedo
    #11 - Kepler
    #13 - Soliman

    And let's not forget Nishi!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    Wish they said what "hard thrower" meant.
    89 with sink.

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    --For a young man who learnt his trade at his local Winston Hills Baseball Club, the signing means a lot to him and his dream of playing professional baseball.--

    Is this really acceptable grammer for a reporter in Australia!?

    It says he pitched 20 innings over nine appearances, if he's not starting in Australia, I'm assuming he won't be doing so here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksaviking View Post
    --For a young man who learnt his trade at his local Winston Hills Baseball Club, the signing means a lot to him and his dream of playing professional baseball.--

    Is this really acceptable grammer for a reporter in Australia!?
    Actually, that's the correct usage of the word. North Americans are the only ones who use "learned" in its place most of the time, I believe. Most of the rest of the English-speaking world uses "learnt" in it place commonly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksaviking View Post
    --For a young man who learnt his trade at his local Winston Hills Baseball Club, the signing means a lot to him and his dream of playing professional baseball.--

    Is this really acceptable grammer for a reporter in Australia!?

    It says he pitched 20 innings over nine appearances, if he's not starting in Australia, I'm assuming he won't be doing so here.
    grammer?? not acceptable in Australia or the US

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrylos98 View Post
    He is from Grant Balfour's hometown and his mechanics could use some help (those two things are unrelated) :

    that looks like a blown out elbow or shoulder just waiting to happen

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    A walk and 3 strike outs in his 1st inning as a pro. Pretty good...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Nasty View Post
    I love that they are going after these International guys. It's just like extra draft picks in my eyes. When you look at our top 20 prospects, five were signed as free agents vs. actually drafted:

    #1 - Sano
    #4 - Arcia
    #7 - Salcedo
    #11 - Kepler
    #13 - Soliman

    And let's not forget Nishi!
    And you can add Jorge Polonco to that list. On most lists he is also in top 20.

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