Minnesota Twins News & Rumors Forum
View RSS Feed

Nick's Twins Blog

  1. Is Lame Duck Gardy Good as Gone?

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	gardenhire.jpg 
Views:	4172 
Size:	47.5 KB 
ID:	2873For the first time in his tenure as manager, Ron Gardenhire will enter the 2013 season without a contract extension in place that carries him beyond the coming year. Lacking job security, Gardenhire spoke openly last week about the possibility of moving on.

    "If I don't make it through this year, I'll be OK," Gardenhire told reporters during the Winter Meetings. "I've had a great opportunity here, I love the Minnesota Twins, I love where I'm at and hopefully ...
  2. Hicks Positioned to Take the Leap

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	aaronhicks.jpg 
Views:	3894 
Size:	16.8 KB 
ID:	2843After the Twins parted with franchise mainstay Torii Hunter back in 2007, they needed to make a decision about who would take his place in the middle of the outfield. Finding a veteran placeholder was an option, but instead they ultimately decided to go straight to Hunter's heir apparent: a raw but tremendously athletic kid acquired in the Johan Santana trade.

    Carlos Gomez was clearly rough around the edges when he assumed the important roles of center fielder ...
  3. Twins Punting 2013? Not So Fast

    Ben Revere swingsTrading established players for prospects is the sign of a rebuilding team, and that is certainly what we've seen from Terry Ryan with his first few major moves this offseason. Many casual fans have expressed outrage over trades that sent Denard Span and Ben Revere cornerstones in the Minnesota outfield to the NL East for young pitching geared more toward the big picture than immediate improvement.

    The two prizes acquired in these deals, Alex Meyer ...
  4. Position Analysis: Left Field

    Likely Starter: Ben Revere
    2011 Stats: .267/.310/.309, 0 HR, 30 RBI, 56 R, 34/43 SB

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	benreverespring.jpg 
Views:	2772 
Size:	56.9 KB 
ID:	346

    Potential Backups: Trevor Plouffe, Darin Mastroianni, Brian Dinkelman

    Last year the Twins were the least effective team in all of baseball at converting batted balls into outs. With a pitching staff that allows a ton of contact, that's an enormously troubling statistic.

    Lining up Ben Revere as the regular left fielder should certainly ...
©2014 TwinsCentric, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Interested in advertising with Twins Daily? Click here.