Who is the best first baseman in the American League? Seth Stohs posed this question earlier today and left me scratching my head. What a tough question! First off, let’s clarify exactly what the question is that we are answering. As Seth points out, there are many different ways we can go with this topic. “Who [...]
Archive for May, 2009
Joe Mauer is a great baseball player. I don’t think you’ll have very much difficulty convincing anyone of that. On the season, Mauer has hit ten home runs in just 23 games. He is hitting an insane 1 HR/8 AB so far in 2009. While his season started late because of his recovery from kidney [...]
Just posted the Organizational Depth Chart. You can find the link on the main bar at the top of the screen. I will update as often as time allows.
I have recently compiled an exhaustive depth chart of the first four teams in the Twins’ minor league organization: Rochester, New Britain, Fort Myers, and Beloit. If I moved it online and kept it up to date as often as I could, would you take advantage of it?
For the second night in a row, @Dwade takes home the honors in the nightly Tweet of the Game. I kept the subject at starting pitcher’s final lines, this time going with the one making a major-league debut, Anthony Swarzak. Here was his final line: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K [...]
Tonight’s Twitter contest was predicting starting pitcher Kevin Slowey’s line. Here is the final line: 7.1 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K Tonight’s winner is @Dwade, with the following prediction: 8 IP, 7 H , 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K Without Morneau’s error in the eighth, Slowey would have had the [...]
Carlos Gomez has been called the fastest player in baseball. His defense is outstanding; his plate discipline needs work. However you want to view Gomez, there is no denying his unbelievable upside as an outfielder in Major League Baseball. Lately, though, we’ve been reminded of his current struggles at the plate. In yesterday’s laugher over [...]
There is no need to comment on this victory. The Twins found their groove today and won in nearly historic fashion. I hate to be negative, but this Twitter update from @hotlou just about sums up my feelings. Minnesota Twins hitting is like a stomach virus: contagious and potent, but there’s no trace of it [...]
Say what you want in defense of relievers wearing a Minnesota uniform, there is no denying the fact that they could be better. The question, though, is what is needed? To his credit, Ron Gardenhire and the front office are trying their hardest. Attempting to clear Craig Breslow through waivers was the right thing to [...]
Tags: Roster Moves
After today’s heart-breaking loss to the New York Yankees to complete a four-game sweep, Twins’ starting pitcher Glen Perkins has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his left elbow. To take his roster spot is Sean Henn, the minor-league reliever from Rochester. While many fans, me included, wanted to see either [...]