Random Tuesday Twins Thoughts and Tidbits
by, 06-26-2012 at 09:36 AM (1103 Views)
[I]Originally published at [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2012/06/random-tuesday-twins-thoughts-and_26.html"]The Tenth Inning Stretch[/URL][/I]
Here is this week's installment:
[LIST][*]A first in Minnesota Twins' press coverage: A beat writer questions one of Gardy's decisions last Saturday, and Gardy lashes back at him [URL="http://www.startribune.com/sports/twins/blogs/160142875.html"]“We’ll do the managing, and you should write.”[/URL] Unfortunately for the ones who are doing the managing, pretty much everyone can manage a team to the worst record in the AL two seasons in a row. [*]Congratulations to: [B]Bobby Lanigan[/B], [B]Luis Perdomo [/B]and [B]Caleb Thielbar[/B] who were promoted to AAA Rochester Red Wings from AA New Britain Rock Cats; to [B]Dan Sattler[/B], [B]Dakota Watts [/B]and [B]Edgar Ibarra [/B]who were promoted to the Rock Cats from the high A Fort Myers Miracle; and to [B]Michael Tonkin [/B]and [B]AJ Achter[/B] who were promoted to the Miracle from the A Beloit Snappers. [*]Congratulations to[B] Oswaldo Arcia[/B] of the AA New Britain Rock Cats for being the only Twins' representative in the 2012 Futures Game. [*]1B/OF [B]Mark Dolenc [/B](AA), C/RHP [B]Tobias Streich[/B] (EST), C [B]Billy Killian[/B] (EST), 2B [B]Julio Torres [/B](EST) and OF [B]Erick Gonzalez [/B](DSL) were released by the Twins [*]The Twins have now signed 23 of their 40 2012 draft picks. Updated list with the bonus money is [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2012/06/updated-list-of-2012-mlb-draft-twins.html"]here[/URL] [*]The Twins [URL="http://assets.bizjournals.com/twincities/blog/sports-business/Millers%20Models.jpg?v=1"]unveiled[/URL] their throw back uniforms that they will wear against the Kansas City Royals on June 30th. Unfortunately, they will be masquerading as a New York Giants' minor league affiliate, instead of wearing the proud colors of their franchise founding member of the AL, the Senators. [*]I bet you did not know (I didn't) that a current Twins' player had background acting roles in TV shows like Knots Landing, Dallas and Saved by the Bell. Can you guess who? [URL="http://www.courier-journal.com/usatoday/article/55799790?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CSports%7Cs"]Here[/URL] is an article on this player. [*]Looks like other teams, in addition to the Twins, have problems [URL="http://rantsports.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/bringingheat/files/2012/06/white-sox-misspell-youkilis-name.jpg"]spelling their players' names[/URL]. [*][URL="http://www.news-press.com/article/20120620/SPORTS/306200032/1075/Passion-drives-Twins-top-draft-pick-Buxton?odyssey=nav%7Chead"]Here[/URL] is an interesting article on Twins' 1st round draft pick[B] Byron Buxton [/B]and his life. [*][URL="http://www.twincities.com/twins/ci_20934756/tom-powers-twins-minor-league-coach-gary-lucas"]Here[/URL] is a great article about one of the long time Twins' minor league coaches. [*]The Twins' product of the week is the [URL="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0028C249I/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=biowriters&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0028C249I"]Minnesota Twins Multi Magnet Sheet[/URL][IMG]http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=biowriters&l=as2&o=1&a=B0028C249I[/IMG]. Comes really handy. [/LIST]
The parting shot today is of one of the greater guys in the Twins' minors, LHP [B]Tyler Robertston[/B] who will make his MLB debut for the Twins one of these days, after he was recalled from AAA Rochester Red Wingsyesterday to replace [B]Matt Capps[/B] on the 25-man roster. He was the Twins' 3rd round pick in the 2006 draft. [B]Chris Parmelee[/B] (1st round) and [B]Joe Benson [/B](2nd round) are the other players the Twins drafted in 2006 from High School and made it to the MLB. [B]Brian Dinkelman[/B] (8th), [B]Jeff Manship[/B] (14th), [B]Danny Valencia[/B] (19th) and [B]Anthony Slama[/B] (29th) were also drafted by the Twins in 2006 and made it to the majors but they were drafted out of college. A little known fact is that Tyler's dad, [B]Jay Robertson[/B], was also a professional pitcher in the Jays' organization in the late 70s, but never made it to the show. He was also a Twins' scout for a moon. I bet he is a proud dad these days. Robertson is wearing uniform number 64, last worn by [B]Chris Parmelee[/B] last season and previously by September call up coaches [B]Bill Springman[/B] in 2000 and [B]Eric Rasmussen [/B]in 2009.