Likely Starter: Chris Parmelee
2012 Stats: .229/.290/.380, 5 HR, 20 RBI, 18 R
Potential Backups: Darin Mastroianni, Wilkin Ramirez, Ryan Doumit
One of the big storylines for the Twins this year will be the trio of former first-round draft picks getting opportunities to prove their worth in the majors. Aaron Hicks is the headliner, and Trevor Plouffe has plenty of fanfare after launching 24 homers last season, but Chris Parmelee has slipped
It's your last chance to cruise over to our original site and vote for the PFH Hall of Fame: honoring the funnest Twins players in the history of our blogging.
We're a week into getting to know OUR versions of the Minnesota Twins. And while there's plenty to cheer for already, there are others we have yet to meet...so here we go!
Meet Trevor Plouffe! (Third Baseman/Infielder)
Player's Background: Drafted in 2004, Plouffe's rise to prominence has been
On Monday morning, the Minnesota Twins made several very telling roster decisions.The Twins optioned catcher Drew Butera. They also reassigned catcher Dan Rohlfing, infielders Ray Olmedo and Jeff Clement, and outfielder Brandon Boggs. The roster is now at 31. The news is good for outfielder Wilkin Ramirez.
There is really just one more offensive, Opening Day roster spot that is up for grabs. Drew Butera had an option remaining, so he was sent to Rochester. This means that the Twins
Erik Schullstrom (1969)
Pitcher Erik Paul Schullstrom was with the Twins for parts of two seasons in 1994 and 1995. He was born in San Diego, went to high school in Alameda, California, and then went to Cal State--Fresno. He was drafted by Baltimore in the second round in 1990. Oddly, he never spent a full year with one team at any point in his career. He was originally a starter. He had a pretty good year in 1991, mostly at Class A Frederick, but overall his minor league numbers
It's preview week here at NoDak Twins Fan so everyone should get excited!! This means it is the last full week before the regular season begins. The start of real baseball can't get here soon enough.
Throughout the week, I will be making my picks for the National League, the American League, the AL Central, and awards for the Twins. Here is a look at the schedule so make sure to stop in all week to get yourself primed for the season to come.
2013 Preview Week
I have been in the military a long time and have been privileged to come close to seeing my Twins play. When I was in Minot ND, I had purchased my tickets, right behind third base, had a hotel picked out, selected a friend to go with me, and was two days away from my trip when I got the call. The man on the other end was one who did not ask questions, he was more of a hard assed supervisor who did not discuss much with those he out ranked. I knew I should not have picked up the phone; after all,
Opening Day lineups are fun. But the real definition of a team is the composite lineup throughout the season.
Were the 2006 Twins defined more by opening day starter Tony Batista or the meteoric rise and fall of young Francisco Liriano?
IN 1984, the year Kirby Puckett established himself in centerfield for the Twins, the opening day center fielder was Jim Eisenreich.
The real test is to guess the season-long lineup. Baseball-Reference does a great job
Updated 03-25-2013 at 12:02 AM by VeryWellThen
Originally posted at k-bro's baseball blog
As expected, on March 22, the Twins placed Anthony Swarzak and Scott Diamond on the 15-day Disabled List.
Anthony Swarzak was placed on the DL with cracked ribs suffered at the end of January while he was in Minnesota for TwinsFest. Apparently he and some teammates were goofing around, officially stated as "horseplay"
Likely Starter: Aaron Hicks
2012 Stats (AA): .286/.384/.460, 13 HR, 61 RBI, 100 R
Potential Backups: Darin Mastroianni, Joe Benson
Those who were eager to see an intense and compelling spring competition for the starting center field job have surely been disappointed.
Aaron Hicks was the front-runner before camp got underway and then took firm hold of the job with his truly stellar exhibition performance. Joe Benson was demoted
Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
Today the Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 14-5 at Hammond Stadium with about a week remaining at Spring Training; meanwhile there were AAA vs AA and A+ vs A scrimmages at fields number 2 and 3 on the minor league side. Here are my thoughts and observations of the day
A lot of great performances today, including Joe Mauer's 6 RBI day that included a HR at dead center and Aaron Hick's 4 for 4 day, but the
I've been married for over ten years, so trying to find an emotional connection with this group of Minnesota Twins pitchers is really hard for me.
Let me explain.
Trying to keep up with the Twins players getting their innings in on the mound feels like trying to keep up with a string of bland blind dates that almost - but don't quite - squash the hope right out of your heart.
I know this from single friends. It sounds like there's always something to like
There are no Twins birthdays today. It is, however, the birthday of Hall of Famer George Sisler.
This is my first blog ever, so be gentle. I have a son who is 8 years old, and to my delight, has started following the TWINS. He hears about all these exciting prospects( Buxton, Sano, etc...) and wonders who were the big prospects when i was growing up. First of all, i was old enough where there was no internet, no FSN. I had to rely on The Baseball Digest, Baseball America, and Herb and John for info. The guy that i remember getting the biggest hype was Derek Parks. A power hitting catcher that
Posted earlier today at www.twinstrivia.com
The 2013 season is just around the corner so it is time to make my annual predictions on who will finish where and who the 2013 World Series champion will be.
Toronto Blue Jays
Tampa Bay Rays (wild card)
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
Kansas City Royals (wild card)