04-30-2012, 11:09 AM #21
There's no chance that the Boer as starter experiment is over is there? It seems he could use more seasoning developing other pitches, but had he remained a closer out of the draft, Ft. Myers likely would have been his destination to begin with.
04-30-2012, 11:27 AM #22
I think he'll remain a starter for the time being to work on pitches, strengthen arm, etc. they like to have college pitchers work out of the bullpen after they sign to keep innings down.
04-30-2012, 12:22 PM #23
04-30-2012, 12:25 PM #24
Seth, Hermsen is moving up to fill Luke French's spot in the starting rotation. French also moved up to Rochester, likely to fill Deduno's spot in the Red Wings rotation.
04-30-2012, 03:31 PM #25
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04-30-2012, 08:16 PM #27
For anyone wondering Niko Goodrum and Max Kepler will not be playing in Beloit this year as many people speculated they would. They will be headlining next year's Class A affiliate which is not likely to be Beloit.
04-30-2012, 11:07 PM #28
04-30-2012, 11:41 PM #29
MOre like Beloit dumping them..... just kidding.... yeah likely a new affiliate for single a.
GreenGoblin nice to see you bud, its been since the scout.com daysTop Twins prospects ?
1. Miguel Sano (3B-A+) 2. Byron Buxton (OF-RK) 3. Alex Meyer (SP-AA) 4. Aaron Hicks (OF-AAA), 5. Oswaldo Arcia (OF-AA) 6. Eddie Rosario (2B-A+) 7. Kyle Gibson (SP-AAA) 8. Trevor May (SP-AA) 9. J.O. Berrios (P-RK) 10. Travis Harrison (3B-A) 11. Max Kepler (OF-A) 12. Joe Benson (OF-AAA)13. Jorge Polanco (SS-A) 14. Chris Herrmann (C-AAA) 15. BJ Hermsen (SP-AAA)
05-01-2012, 08:40 AM #30
Tuesday - May 1 - Wilkin Ramirez promoted from Ft. Myers to New Britain. Cole Nelson promoted to Ft. Myers from Extended Spring Training.
05-01-2012, 02:45 PM #31
05-01-2012, 02:52 PM #32
05-01-2012, 03:08 PM #33
The Twins and Rochester have been on shakey ground for awhile now. I was hoping the AAA team would have eventually made their way into Iowa. The Twins affiliates in Beloit AND Cedar Rapids could help expand their regional influence into the Brewers/Cubs/Cardinals domain.
05-01-2012, 03:20 PM #34
To get a AAA team in IA/WI/MN, the Twins will either need to out the Cubs from Des Moines (tough) or have one of the other 15 PCL teams move (probably easier, but where? need to have a place to sustain a team). There is no way the PCL is expanding because it has 4 divisions of 4 teams each and is geographically too diverse. I do not see the IL moving that much West, but you never know...
05-01-2012, 03:50 PM #35
05-01-2012, 03:51 PM #36
I also cannot see them getting a AAA franchise in MN/IA/WI
too tough to draw crowds, unless they somehow unseat the Iowa Cubs. I would doubt that.
Probably wind up in Syracuse or Buffalo. Bleh.
05-01-2012, 03:57 PM #37
Here is a list of which team's contracts are up after this year.
Beloit Snappers - Minnesota (signed through 2012)
Bowling Green Hot Rods - Tampa Bay (signed through 2012)
Burlington Bees - Oakland (signed through 2012)
Cedar Rapids Kernels - Anaheim (signed through 2012)
Clinton Lumber Kings - Seattle (signed through 2012)
Dayton Dragons - Cincinnati (signed through 2012) Lock to extend
Fort Wayne TinCaps - San Diego (signed through 2012) Lock to extend
Kane County Cougars - Kansas City (signed through 2012)
Lansing Lugnuts - Toronto (signed through 2012)
Peoria Chiefs - Chicago (NL) (signed through 2012) Lock to extend
Quad Cities River Bandits - St. Louis (signed through 2012) Lock to extend
Asheville Tourists - Colorado (signed through 2012)
Augusta GreenJackets - San Francisco (signed through 2012)
Greensboro Grasshoppers - Miami (signed through 2012)
Hagerstown Suns - Washington (signed through 2012)
Hickory Crawdads - Texas (signed through 2012)
Lakewood Blue Claws - Philadelphia (signed through 2012)
Lexington Legends - Houston (signed through 2012)
Savannah Sand Gnats - New York (NL) (signed through 2012)
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05-01-2012, 04:46 PM #40
jtrindaldi- I pray it doesn't happen that the Twins move out of the MWL as my baseball viewing will become non-existent. I could do Cedar Rapids or Clinton, but for my family it will be the death knell of live baseball I am afraid. But that is life.