Over this past weekend, about 24,000 Twins fans made the trek to the Metrodome for Twins Fest. The annual event is a tremendous fund raiser for the Twins Community Fund, but it is also an opportunity for Twins fans to start getting themselves ready and excited about the upcoming season. It’s been a long offseason for Twins fans, so being able to enter the Dome and see many of their favorite current, former or future Twins can be a great experience for those that collect autographs or for those that
"What in the hell is a Pedro Florimon?" -- professional baseball writer, doing research on projected starting lineups
— Grant Brisbee (@mccoveychron) January 25, 2013
The above tweet from the wise-cracking and hilarious SB Nation scribe Grant Brisbee was undoubtedly written after he glanced over projected starting lineups across the majors and did a triple-take when he came to Minnesota's shortstop position.
He's hardly the first. I've had multiple national
Aaron and I go to TwinsFest where we interview Dave St. Peter about the international signing limits, the challenges the team faces with TV revenue, the drop in payroll and Twitter. The we discuss Brian Dozier and Aaron Hicks roles in 2013 and several other topics. Here are:
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TwinsFest - which I first experienced when the Twins were riding high on World Series victories, was a fun event to walk through and soak up the baseball atmosphere. It comes at the perfect time of year - Baseball has been done for a few months, and wont be back for a few months, Spring Training and Hot Stove coming up and in full effect. Wonderful. Lets start thinking baseball.
A fun autograph opportunity for me has been to bring Seth Stohs's Twins Prospect Book. It is a lot of fun
The Rochester Red Wings finished the 2012 season with a 72-72 record. I know that doesn't seem impressive, but when you haven’t reached that mark since 2008 and suffered back to back 90 loss seasons in 2010 and ’11, it’s a step in the right direction.
There was a buzz about the ball park Friday. General Manager Dan Mason said that he was “very excited” about the 2013 season, and why shouldn't he be? The team is heading in the right direction,
Updated 01-26-2013 at 07:19 PM by Christopher Fee
Hello Twins Daily! I haven't posted here in a long time, and I'll be honest, I miss it here. Also, I am not at TwinsFest today like seemingly everyone else, so I started to feel sad and nostalgic. I decided to create a top 10 favorite Twins list. But, that seemed kind of boring, so I added a little twist.
(originally published at Kevin Slowey was Framed!)
I have received two complaints in my entire life. 1. You don't illustrate enough. 2. You haven't made your
(originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch)
For a baseball team to content, one of three things need to happen:
An organization has to develop impact starting pitchers.An organization has to trade for impact starting pitcher.An organizations has to sign impact starting pitcher free agents.
I demonstrated earlier this month that the Twins' last two year abysmal record could have been predicted as earlier as 2008, based on the state of their
Just designated for assignment. 28 y/o plays 2nd/ss/3rd. Looks like a an upgrade with stick over our other current options and solid fielder. Anyone know more about him? Should the Twins bite?
(originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch)
Today the Minnesota Twins selected two new members to their Hall of Fame, LHP "Everyday" Eddie Guardado, and long time staffer Tom Mee. All Twins' fans know Everyday Eddie, but who is Tom Mee?
Tom Mee has been with the Twins' organization from their first season in Minnesota (1961) until their last title (1991). He was the first front office person hired when the Twins moved to Minnesota in 1960
Last week, Team USA announced its initial roster for the 2013 World Baseball Classic, with two Twins stars earning a role in the team ahead of the international baseball competition this March.
Our reliever, Glen Perkins, will fight for a place against some of baseball’s best. He is one of four lefties in the roster that includes young Royals pitcher, Tim Collins and San Francisco reliever, Jeremy Affeldt, who pitched in the World Series last fall.
Earlier this week, the Philadelphia Phillies signed former Twin Delmon Young to an interesting one-year deal. The Phillies set parameters within the deal that stated Young needed to maintain a certain weight in order to have incentives kick in.
As baseball observers may have noticed, over the years, Young’s weight would ebb and flow.
For instance, when the Twins acquired him from the Rays, he had slimmed down to a healthy 215 thanks to a hard
He’s still lurking out there.
As the offseason nears its close and spring training rapidly approaches, Matt Capps remains a free agent. Since the Twins bought out his 2013 option back in October, there has been very little buzz surrounding the right-handed reliever. At this point, one would have to believe that he could easily be signed to a fairly cheap one-year deal.
Should the Twins be the ones to give it to him?
At the beginning
Two-way players are rarely seen in today’s Major League of Baseball. Though, there have been some incredible examples in our recent and ancient past. I’m talking about a player that can produce at a high level on both ends of the spectrum, and can be considered a legitimate pitcher and hitter in the Major Leagues.
The most revered legend of the game broke into the majors as a left-handed pitcher. His rookie stats
Updated 01-24-2013 at 02:46 PM by mnfanforlife
To mets according to MLB trade rumors. Be interested in what they paid.