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#1 Jason

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:28 PM

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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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:23 PM

Wish they said what "hard thrower" meant.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:27 PM

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

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:58 PM

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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Posted 05 August 2012 - 07:04 AM

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! :cool:

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:59 AM

Wish they said what "hard thrower" meant.


89 with sink.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:46 AM

--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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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:58 AM

--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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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:06 AM

--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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Posted 09 August 2012 - 09:26 AM

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

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

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 11:04 AM

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

#12 ScottyB

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 01:34 PM

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! :cool:


And you can add Jorge Polonco to that list. On most lists he is also in top 20.