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Article: Minnesota Twins Top 15 Longest Tenured Players

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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 12:28 AM

You can view the page at http://www.twinsdail...Tenured-Players

#2 SgtSchmidt11

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 07:30 AM

I'm not getting to point out I'm awesome, I'm just going to point out my trophy case...;)

#3 Krasnoludki

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 07:38 AM

Interesting article! It made me also wonder which players were with the organization the longest throughout the history of the team.

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 08:08 AM

Interesting article! It made me also wonder which players were with the organization the longest throughout the history of the team.


Tied. With 21 years Walter Johnson and Harmon Killebrew. Killebrew spent his 22nd season in the majors with the Royals.

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#5 Winston Smith

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 08:46 AM

With Morneau gone there are no Twins left that have played in a Twin playoff game win. Last win was in 04 and Blanco was the catcher, Joe was injured.

#6 Shane Wahl

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 09:46 AM

That was a good read. Something actually new!

#7 DeepFriedTwinkie

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 09:47 AM

Tied. With 21 years Walter Johnson and Harmon Killebrew. Killebrew spent his 22nd season in the majors with the Royals.

Good stuff Seth!


Both guys played for the Senators. Anybody know the longest tenures since the team moved? I suppose Killebrew is probably still near the top of the list.

#8 Seth Stohs

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 10:56 AM

With Morneau gone there are no Twins left that have played in a Twin playoff game win. Last win was in 04 and Blanco was the catcher, Joe was injured.



Fun!

#9 Rosterman

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 05:19 PM

It is interesting about what the Twins actually have in their systems from all those years ago. People would be amazed at how many draftees and such cut after one or two years. That they actually make it to the minor league free agency or Rule 5 consideration shows how hard it is to be a baseball player. There are always room for role players if you do your job consistently, but just one bad year in a system can make you a job search candidate very quickly (will B.J. Hermsen even be in the Twins system next year, for example). With 35-50 draftees joining an organization, and a team adding 10-15 grizzled AAAA veterans each year and their total minor league roster numbers being something like 150-170 names at the most, thurnover is a natural and a player must listen and excel in such a short period of time (or be heavily invested in) to stay with the club's system for anything longer than three seasons, it seems.

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 07:25 PM

Fun!


Not the first thought that came to my mind!

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 09:02 PM

With Morneau gone there are no Twins left that have played in a Twin playoff game win. Last win was in 04 and Blanco was the catcher, Joe was injured.


That's why we need Santana back!

Lew Ford would probably listen if we called too.

#12 notoriousgod71

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 09:12 PM

One guy from the 2006 draft... wow.

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 11:48 PM

that's why we need santana back!

Lew ford would probably listen if we called too.


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