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Quick Update today before getting to the Week 10 FB Picks. It’s been another long week! I was out of town from Monday morning through Thursday morning. If you haven’t yet checked out Tuesday night’s podcast, please do by clicking here. I thought was another good show thanks to Jeff Dooley and Phil Miller.
· Congratulations to Joe Mauer who won his first career Gold Glove Award yesterday. The Twins catcher is obviously very deserving. In fact, he probably should have a few of those already. Carlos Gomez should have won one too, but instead Torii Hunter did. Of course, this is ridiculous, but I stopped getting too upset about Gold Glove winners awhile back because their entire voting system is more than ridiculous.
· Cmathewson posted his Twins Top 40 prospect list and it is generating a lot of great comments. Be sure to check it out.
· Aaron Gleeman has posted a tremendous two-part series on the Twins minor leaguers, first the hitters, then the pitchers. It discusses the Twins prospects relative to the league that they play in, their age and a couple of other factors. It is very interesting!
· Josh Johnson takes a look at Kevin Kouzmanoff, a player I have just about zero interest in the Twins trying to deal for.
· According to Baseball America, the Twins have re-signed lefty reliever Ben Julianel. They released Wilmer Guanchez, Lee Martin, Khol Nanney, Michael Mopas and Eric Santiago. The week before, they had released Jakub Hajtmar.
Arizona Fall League Update
· On Wednesday, the Phoenix Desert Dogs lost to Mesa 11-5. Danny Valencia batted fifth and played 3B. He had a double in four at bats. Dustin Martin played LF and batted sixth. He went 1-2 with two walks.
· On Thursday, Phoenix and Mesa played again, and this time Phoenix won 4-2.. After striking out in his first three at bats, Steve Tolleson hit a two run triple to give the Desert Dogs a 3-2 lead in the 8th inning. Danny Valencia went 2-4. Dustin Martin was 0-3 with a walk. Rob Delaney struck out two in a perfect 8th inning.
· Jeff Manship did update his AFL blog.
NFL “Expert” Picks
The Panel and The Standings
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The Week 10 Picks
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