Continuing our series that aims to answer the question "who the heck is that guy?" [both here and on our other blog]: we're here to tell you about prominent Twins, and we'll do it in the most Minnesotan way we know how: by providing you facts (player's background), fiction (the alternate background we used to dream up the photoshop), fandom (ways to cheer for them) and flattery (less positive cheers, aka Minnesota "Nice" comments)
Let's get started!
One of the biggest bonuses of having back-to-back horrible seasons is the fact the Twins will get some high draft picks to restock their farm system. With the second pick in last year's draft, the organization selected Byron Buxton, a toolsy high school outfielder from Georgia. He was widely considered the best player available and the Twins were happy to get him.
It is less than three months away from the 2013 MLB Draft and there are plenty of players for the Twins to discuss. The
It is probably an indictment of the Minnesota Twinsí rotation when the biggest conversation of the month of March is focused on the performance of a pitcher who is currently not on the teamís 40 man roster.
As Mike Pelfrey, Vance Worley and Kevin Correia continue to turn in clunkers in the Grapefruit League, Samuel Dedunoís sometimes sloppy, sometimes dominating but always energetic outings in the World Baseball Classic -- including last nightís five inning,
Originally posted at k-bro's baseball blog.
The Twins conducted another Fan Form conference call for season-ticket holders, this time featuring new hitting coach Tom Brunansky and new bench and catchers' coach Terry Steinbach. I furiously scribbled notes as fast as a could so I can recap the call for you. As always, I'm pretty crappy at taking dictation, so please don't consider any of this true quotes, but rather regard it as paraphrases and general ideas. I apologize in advance if
Updated 03-19-2013 at 11:15 PM by Kirsten Brown
Likely Starter: Trevor Plouffe
2012 Stats: .235/.301/.455, 24 HR, 55 RBI, 56 R
Potential Backups: Eduardo Escobar, Jamie Carroll
Identifying a solution at the hot corner has turned into a game of hot potato for the Twins. Since Corey Koskieís departure, the list of players who have had a hand on the gig is lengthy: Tony Batista, Mike Lamb, Joe Crede, Nick Punto, Brian Buscher, Brendan Harris, Danny Valencia and more. Unfortunately, in each
You may not have realized it by looking out your window at the new snow Monday morning, but the Twinsí Opening Day is just two weeks from yesterday. That means itís probably time to start taking a more serious look at how the team is rounding in to shape in Fort Myers.
This article was originally posted at Knuckleballsblog.com.
Although Spring Training has officially been in gear for about a month, itís usually pretty pointless to pay a lot of attention to individual performances
Also posted at wgom.org.
Paul Powell (1948)
Tim Corcoran (1953)
Outfielder Paul Ray Powell was with the Twins for about six weeks in 1971. He was born in San Angelo, Texas and attended Arizona State. He played both baseball and football at ASU, playing as a defensive back and as a place kicker (in 1968, he led the NCAA in scoring by kick). He was chosen by Minnesota with the seventh pick of the 1969 draft. He hit .291 in AAA Evansville in 1970 and started 1971
Paul Powell (1948)
Tim Corcoran (1953)
Outfielder Paul Ray Powell was with the Twins for about six weeks in 1971. He was born in San Angelo, Texas and attended Arizona State. He played both baseball and football at ASU, playing as a defensive back and as a place kicker (in 1968, he led the NCAA in scoring by kick). He was chosen by Minnesota with the seventh pick of the 1969 draft. He hit .291 in AAA Evansville in 1970 and started 1971 as a reserve outfielder on the big club.
Question: Why does the DR pitch Deduno in the Championship game?
Answer: Simple, they want to win! (what a concept!)
Deduno would be no worse than the Twins 2nd best Pitcher and very possibly could be the best, what do the Twins have to lose? Their repuation for smart?
Think of Deduno as a knucleballer and that might help you to deal with his erratic pitching..but remember this, he can beat anybody anytime, can you really say that about Correia and company?
This is the start of a new series available at Peanuts from Heaven! and our partnered site at Twins Daily.
While many of the people who check out this website are serious seam-heads, committed to knowing the depth charts from Minnesota through Elizabethton, not everyone knows that much...so in an effort to get new fans committed we offer a quirkier look at the local 9. These are not "your Minnesota Twins," they aren't the guys who run out on to the field to the strains
The addition of free agent Ryan Doumit during last offseason raised an interesting question for the Twins. Should the club carry a third catcher? Joe Mauer was coming off an injury-plagued year and it seemed like the club might need a little insurance with the big league squad.
If Mauer and Doumit were in the line-up on the same day, the team could run into some problems without an extra catcher. There is a chance the team could lose the designated hitter spot or the club could be
Aaron Hicks is the most talked about Twins prospect these days as he is making the strong case that he should be the Minnesota Twins Opening Day leadoff hitter and centerfielder. Hicks was the Twins first 1st round draft pick that year. Some of the other the other top picks didnít pan out, but there are still ten in the organization.
Letís take a look:
Aaron Hicks was taken with the 14th overall pick. He slowly
"Luck is the great stabilizer in baseball"--- Tris Speaker, Hall of Fame Centerfielder
Baseball is a game of numbers. The statistical side of the game continues to grow as the Sabermetric world adds new information. There are stats for what seems like everything that a person can think of in relation to baseball.
One area of baseball is hard to quantify and it can be the area that makes the game so exciting to follow. There is an element of luck involved and it can be
Also posted at wgom.org.
Corky Miller (1976)
One of the finest fourth-string catchers in the history of baseball, Abraham Philip "Corky" Miller played for the Twins at the beginning of 2005. Born and raised in Yucaipa, California, he attended the University of Nevada--Reno and was signed by Cincinnati as a free agent in 1998. He had an excellent year in 2001 split between AA and AAA, hitting .309 with 16 home runs in 314 at-bats. That got him a September call-up,