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  1. Organizational Depth Chart: The Middle Infielders

    Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook 2012 Ė Now Available as an e-book for $6.99 by clickinghere. You can, of course, still get the print version for $13.99 by clicking here.

    Last week, I started looking at the depth throughout the Twins system. I reviewed the catchers, first basemen and third basemen. After a weekend at Twins Fest (which Iíll write about very soon), I thought it would be good to get back into the Organizational Depth Chart series. Today, I am going to write about the ...
  2. Twins Fest Weekend

    Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook 2012 Ė Now Available as an e-book for $6.99 by clickinghere. You can, of course, still get the print version for $13.99 by clicking here.

    The procedure I had done yesterday kind of won last night, so I wasnít able to finish the next installment of the Organizational Depth Chart, so that will return next week. I was, fortunately, able to watch the Diamond Awards live on FoxSportsNorth.com, and it was incredible. Itís such a nice event for such a great ...
  3. Organizational Depth Chart: The Third Basemen

    Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook 2012 Ė Now Available as an e-book for $6.99 by clicking here. You can, of course, still get the print version for $13.99 by clicking here.

    We have looked at the catchers and the first basemen in the Twins organization the past two days. Today, Iíll be looking at the third basemen. Again, the purpose of this series is two-fold (if not more). First, itís a look at the depth at or near the big leagues. Second, itís a glance at the depth at the position ...
  4. Organizational Depth Chart: The First Basemen

    After looking at the catchers throughout the Twins system yesterday, Iíll be looking at the first basemen today before continuing around the diamond throughout the coming weeks. Again, the purpose is two-fold. First, itís a look at the depth at or near the big leagues. Second, itís a glance at the depth at the position throughout the system. You can find out who might be coming up to the Twins if there is a need, and you can find out who the prospects to watch might be.

    As I did yesterday, ...
  5. Organizational Depth Chart: The Catchers

    For the most part, the Twins spring training rosters are pretty well set. I wouldnít be surprised if there is another reliever brought in, and there could be some more minor league signings. I thought it would be late enough in the offseason to start taking a look at the Twins organizational depth. So, over the next two weeks, Iíll go position by position and name the players throughout the farm system with a few thoughts. In doing so, Iíll be trying to figure out what the Twins minor league rosters ...
  6. Analyzing the Twins Top 20 Prospects

    The Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook 2012 is now available through LuLu.com. If you order quickly, you could have it in time for Twins Fest! 22 players that are scheduled to be at Twins Fest are profiled in this book. If you are interested in order, you can Order Here.


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    In my very-recently released Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook, I unveiled my 2012 Twins Top 30 Prospects. I thought it would be fun to analyze the Top 20 prospects to see ...
  7. Twins Arbitration Eligibles

    Major League players with less than six years of service time and more than three years of service time are eligible for salary arbitration. As we all know, there are a bunch of Super-2 arbitration-eligible players as well each year. On Tuesday, arbitration numbers will be exchanged. The teams will say how much they are offering to the player, and the player and his agent will submit the value that they think they should receive. Of course, in most cases, the team and the player come up with a value ...
  8. Twins to sign Joel Zumaya?

    According to a tweet by Jason Beck of MLB.com, the Twins have reached an agreement with RHP Joel Zumaya on a minor league contract that will reportedly pay him between $800,000 and 1.7 million.

    Obviously, especially in this case, the Twins are wise to not report it themselves until Zumaya passes a physical.

    A caution to Twins fans expecting to see the Zumaya of 2006 that threw 100-101 mph with a sharp slider and little control. Reports of his tryout several weeks ago were ...
  9. Tweets of the Week

    Iím known on Twitter for doing a lot of tweeting and retweeting. For those who are not on Twitter, it simply means that I tweet something that someone else already tweeted. I retweet Twins related articles and blogs or general comments that I tend to agree with. If youíre interested in following me on Twitter, you can click the ďFollowĒ button here, or you can simply bookmark my twitter page and check it from time to time. Today, I wanted to go back to Saturday and blog many of my retweets from ...
  10. Friday Notebook

    Good morning! I just wanted to post a few quick notes on an early Friday morning. I fell asleep early last night (not a bad thing!) and got up early this morning, so here are a few notes.

    ◦First of all, co
    • ngratulations to Brian Duensing and his wife on the birth of their first child yesterday, a daughter.
    • ◦I was quite surprised last night to read that the Twins decided to release minor leaguers RHP Cesar Ciurcina, RHP Todd Van Steensel, and RHP Pedro Guerra.
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  11. Twins Minor League Story of the Year

    That my choice for Twins Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Year, Andrew Albers, paid his own way to Ft. Myers for a tryout with the Twins. He was later reimbursed, but he went to Ft. Myers knowing that if the Twins didn't sign him, he was ready to drive back home to Canada and begin life after baseball.

    Instead, the Twins signed the 25 year old left-hander. After spending a couple of weeks at Extended Spring Training, he was promoted 'across the parking lot' to the Ft. Myers Miracle. ...
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