As we turn the calendar page from 2012 to 2013, itís also time to turn the page and look forward to the 2013 season.
The Roster & Payroll page has become a pretty popular destination for TwinsDaily.com visitors, so Iíve decided to make some changes to make it MORE informational (can you believe it?) but also more reader-friendly.
The 2012 page has been skinned down to the big-league payroll and is still viewable here (link not available yet...).
The meat and
First and foremost, you may notice a dearth of postings in this area for the next week or so. We peanuts are on our way to Montana for a much needed vacation, and we'll try our best to be in the moment rather than on the computer, so the blogging slow down is inevitable.
This will be the first time that I (the male member of our salty/roasted snack bag) have been back to Montana in 7 years. My wife makes semi-annual trips to see her grandmother, uncle and relatives in Billings, while
The Twins donít appear to be playing real inspired (or inspiring) baseball, so letís get right into the farm.
A few transactions to sort through:
The Red Wings released 1B Aaron Bates and recently-signed INF Joe Thurston.
It was announced that OF Wilkin Ramirez (who has been tearing up AA) and RP Lester Oliveros have been promoted from New Britain to Rochester.
2B Tsuyoshi Nishioka - you may have heard of him - is expected to be activated before tomorrowís
Updated 05-14-2012 at 09:14 PM by Seth Stohs
In really studying the Twins major leage and minor league rosters this off season, and looking back at the past 4 years I came to the painful conclusion that the Twins missed their window to win a World Series. I think 2009-2012 was that window, and they missed that window due to career altering injuries, poor front office management, and the damn Yankees.
Justin Morneau suffering a concussion when he had just reached his absolute peak, was a more crippling blow then most realized.
As many can tell I am not a typical Twins blogger in that my posts are very infrequent. That is because I go to school in Texas and am very busy. I know everybody is busy, but for me my blogging is a hobby that I only do if I have time for it. I will blog more in the summer when I donít have classes, but I felt the need the need to write my feelings with how everything is going with the Twins right now.
As many of you know I was 30 years old when I went back to College and will
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.
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