Every year I look at the Twins and say, "they have potential." I don't believe that I'm alone in this either. This season I felt that Pavano could potentially be a workhorse with an era around 3.90 and play the part of a veteran leader. Baker would finally be over his arm issues and be somewhat of an ace. Liriano would lighten up and dominate again. Blackburn would be able to be average and hold down a spot in the rotation. Hendriks would win a job over marquis and look rather steady
Tommy Watkins has been in the Twins organization since 1998 when he was the team's 38th round draft pick of the Twins. He spent two seasons in the Gulf Coast League, one year in Elizabethton and one year in Quad Cities. He spent two years playing for his hometown Ft. Myers Miracle. After two-and-a-half seasons with New Britain, he was promoted to Rochester. He spent three-and-a-half seasons there before retiring. However, in late 2007, all the time and all the work paid off when he was called into
Less than a week ago, the thought of pitching at Target Field had to be far from the mind of Cole DeVries. But on Tuesday evening, DeVries found himself making his home debut in front of a crowd full of family and friends. It can be nerve racking to pitch in front of the home crowd for the first time and it had to be even harder for the Minnesota native to be throwing so close to where he grew up.
Throughout the contest, DeVries worked himself into some jams by walking batters but
It seems like yesterday I was playing for a 12 year old in house championship. Baseball has taken me from the grass backyards of Minnetonka to either coast and a number of places in between. There are moments I will never forget, there are others I would rather forget. Each day baseball teaches me more and more about myself.
The game recently took me to Kane County for a 4 game series against the Kansas City affiliate. Here is my recap:
Memorial day weekend is an important
Updated 05-29-2012 at 03:30 PM by Seth Stohs
Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
With the Twins having a severe need for pitching in the organization as well as six picks among the top 100, it is certain that more than one of those picks (and probably the second overall pick) will be used to draft a pitcher. To this respect, I am presenting profiles of the top 22 pitching prospects for the 2012 MLB draft.
I will be presenting these alphabetically, and at the end I will rank them. I will be
If you want to see Chris Herrmann playing
for the Rock Cats, my advice would be
to get a ticket soon
[Originally published at Twins Fan From Afar]
Catching depth in Minnesota is . . . interesting. In fact, I'm not sure that
Updated 05-29-2012 at 08:09 AM by Twins Fan From Afar
Original post from North Dakota Twins Fan
I hope everyone had a safe and relaxing Memorial Day weekend. It is great to start the week off on a Tuesday and it will only make the rest of the week go that much faster. Since I work in the local school system, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel that is the school year.
As has become a weekly happening around here, I will post a few tidbits in the morning to hold readers over until I write the minor
Originally Published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
Here is this week's installment; and it is heavily influenced by the upcoming MLB Amateur Draft:
This is great evidence to reinforce my position to a. not believe in "mock drafts" and b. not attempt one. That mock draft had the Twins not taking a P until their 6th pick (3rd round) and taking 3 catchers with their first 4 picks. The chance of this happening is smaller than me winning the lottery (and
Updated 05-29-2012 at 06:53 AM by thrylos98
I donít want to trade Justin Morneau. I donít want to be rational about it. I want to clutch onto his comeback, keep it for my own, gaze at it among the dreck that this (and probably next) season has become. Iíve waited for this, Iíve craved it, and dammit, now I want it.
Weíll see if I feel the same way in a couple of months, because thatís when the decision will need to be made. For there to be a decision, Morneau needs stay healthy, and he needs show the same kind of production
Hitter of the Day:
Matthew Koch - C - BEL - A: 3-6 2 2B (10), 2 RBI, 2 R
Pitcher of the Day:
Scott Diamond: 6.1 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO
I had the pleasure, this Memorial Day, to take in a Kane County Cougars game here in the Chicagoland area and was pleasantly surprised to find that their opponent today was the Twins' Single-A affiliate Beloit Snappers of the Midwest League. I had nice seats, 3 rows from the field on the 3rd base side and witnessed a donnybrook of a game; a 41-hit, 24-run affair that featured 2 homeruns, 4 errors and a total of 11 different pitchers.
It was a hot one at Fifth-Third Bank Stadium
Updated 05-28-2012 at 08:29 PM by Adam Krueger
Today, we continue to work through my Top 50 Twins Prospects list by looking at my choices for prospects 11 through 20. Last week, we looked at prospects 21-30, prospects 31-40, and prospects 41 through 50. For those that donít think the Twins have any shortstop prospects, you may want to check out this section. There are some high-quality, future big-league arms in this range. A couple of them were just drafted last year. Unfortunately, a couple of them are currently having some injury issues.
Baseball America recently released their Top 500 and the following players are guys that show up on the list that the Twins have previously drafted.
2012 DRAFT ELIGIBLE
Updated 05-28-2012 at 08:31 PM by Jeremy Nygaard
Happy Memorial Day!
Jason Marquis was not claimed on release waivers Ė and both Marquis and the Twins declined sending him to Rochester Ė thus making him a free agent. The Twins will continue to pay the remainder of the $3 million owed to Marquis. If another team signs him to the minimum, the Twins bill will go down that much (probably $480,000).
His Ė and Erik Komatsuís Ė removal from the 40-man leaves the roster at 38 men. Gardenhire also said he didnít expect
Updated 05-28-2012 at 05:50 PM by Seth Stohs