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About Clear Lake Twinsfan

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  • Birthday 07/11/1955

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    Clear Lake, Iowa
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    I have been a Twins fan since my grandfather taught me how to compute a batting average while watching a Twins game in early April of 1965. (It was easy because there were so few at bats that early in the season.) I was hooked when Bob Allison hit a 3 run home run late in the game. Since the Twins made it all the way to the World Series that year, I was saddled with high expectations for my new favorite team, which had to be reined in during the lean years. I am generally an optimistic person and I expect that my comments will mostly be in that vein.
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    Twins baseball, Husker football, golf, boating, and my four grandsons
  1. Honorable mention pitcher of the day to Cedar Rapids' Tyler Beck who matched Ober's 4 innings pitched with a line of 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks and 6 strikeouts.
  2. One unique aspect of the traditional prospect for veteran trade that we typically see at the trade deadline, as I understand the rules for this year, is that only prospects included on the team's 60 player pool are eligible to be traded. I wonder if this might lead to some prospects being included in the pool as potential trade capital.
  3. It seems like a few years ago when Gardy was still the manager that we wouldn't see any of these minor leaguers in a spring training game until later in the month after some players had been sent down and minor league camp had officially opened. However, in recent years we have seen players without an invitation to big league camp appear in games right away. This year I noticed Mooney and Eaves in the box score before I'd even heard that they'd been signed. Does anyone have an idea of how many minor leaguers are already working out? Are these guys "invited" to show up early or is it volunt
  4. Thanks for the update on the minor league camp. I always enjoy spending some time over there. Unfortunately, this year I’m not going to be able to make it down to spring training. I was wondering if you could post a copy of the daily workout groups for those of us not there. Thanks.
  5. Bob, how do the work groups look now after the last round of cuts from Twins camp? Have there been any players released from minor league camp?
  6. Do the Twins receive revenue sharing? My reading of this is that if they do, they would lose their 3rd highest pick. If not, they would lose their second highest pick. In 2018, that is probably a difference of about 15 picks as I believe that they have a Competitive Balance Round B pick (at the end of the second round) next year. In the years in which they receive a Competitive Balance Round A pick (at the end of the first round) the loss of their second highest pick would be a bigger deal (think Brent Rooker type of draft pick). In the current draft structure with assigned slot values
  7. While Caleb Hamilton of the Kernels has gotten some recognition for playing all around the field, he has also done well at the plate. Yesterday he had two singles and a walk in four plate appearances. The walk was his 14th of the season, and he only has 70 at bats! While all the small sample size warnings apply (he has appeared in the fewest games and has the fewest at bats of any Kernel's hitter) he currently leads the team with a .419 on base % and a .961 OPS. He is definitely taking advantage of the opportunities that he is being given.
  8. More Miracle transactions from MiLB.com: Lefty Cam Booser has been activated from the disabled listJonny Drozd has been placed on the DL with a right hand fractureCody Stashak has been placed on the DL with a right oblique strainLooks like both the Miracle and the Lookouts have only 24 players active right now, so there could be some additional moves in the next day or two.
  9. It looks like the Twins also released catcher A.J. Murray, also according to MiLB.com. He too had been on the Miracle's DL all season and had yet to appear in a game. If I remember correctly, Seth had Murray listed in the organization's top 5 catching prospects this off season after his breakout start to the season last year at Cedar Rapids.
  10. According to MiLB.com the Twins released Michael Cederoth today. He had been on the Fort Myers DL all season and had yet to pitch in a game this year.
  11. What were the corresponding moves that opened up the spots for Kennedy and Granite to be added to the Miracle roster?
  12. What about Sam Clay? He pitched OK with Cedar Rapids at the start of last year but then struggled when he was promoted to Fort Myers.
  13. My first reaction was why are we signing 32 year old Edward Mujica rather than promoting someone like Zack Jones and giving him a chance to show what he can do at AAA; then I looked more closely at the minor league rosters and noticed how short of pitchers we are right now. Throughout the organization, we are down 9 pitchers from the active rosters in late July. Here is who has gone on the DL during that time: Trevor May 8/10, Buddy Boshers 8/11, Tommy Milone 8/12, Logan Darnell 7/25, Marcus Walden 8/8, Trevor Hildenberger 7/30, Tyler Jay 8/1, Mason Melotakis 8/18, Yorman Landa 7/25, Luke We
  14. Has Randy Rosario been moved to the bullpen in an effort to control his innings this season or is he now being viewed more as a reliever than a starter?
  15. Actually, Mejia took Polonco's place on the roster. (Rochester went from 12 pitchers to 13.) Light takes Berrios' spot on the roster.
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