Twins Minor League Weekly

6 Apr

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A couple of weeks ago, Travis Aune e-mailed me and had a great idea. He thought that the two of us should do a weekly Twins minor league podcast. I am now doing The Show with Seth Stohs on on Sunday nights. Travis hosts the Travis Talks Minnesota Sports podcast on Monday nights. I used to do my podcast on Tuesday nights, but that is now open, so we decided we would try it.

Tonight, we co-hosted the first episode of Twins Minor League Weekly. It was really a Twins minor league preview show. We spent time talking about each of the Twins’ four full-season affiliate’s rosters, and some of the players and stories at each level.  The 90 minute show also contained interviews with both Kyle Gibson and Joe Benson. 90 minutes may not have been enough.

But each week, Travis and I will discuss the goings-on in the Twins farm system. As has been pointed out several times, even with increased revenues and payrolls, the Twins should remain a team dedicated to build from within. We won’t just talk about the top prospects. Each player in the system deserves the recognition for accomplishments and we will attempt to do that each week, but hopefully in a fun and entertaining way.

So as you’re sitting at work, on a treadmill or any place you’re able to, listen to the first episode of Twins Minor League Weekly. We would love to hear any feedback you may have, positive or negative. Please feel free to e-mail me, or leave comments in the Comments section


3 Responses to “Twins Minor League Weekly”

  1. Funkytown April 7, 2010 at 9:17 am #

    NB released the roster to start 2010:

    PITCHERS (11): RHP Santos Arias, RHP David Bromberg, RHP Cole Devries, RHP Deolis Guerra, RHP Carlos Gutierrez, RHP Steve Hirschfeld, RHP Mike McCardell, RHP Chris Province, LHP Tyler Robertson, LHP Spencer Steedley, LHP Joe Testa, and RHP Loek Van Mil. The 25-year-old Van Mil will begin the new season on the Disabled List and will remain in Florida as he deals with shin splints. The Rock Cats will likely be assigned another Pitcher to replace the tall Dutchman in advance of Thursday’s Opener.

    CATCHERS (2): Danny Lehmann, the Rice University product who appeared in 56 games for the Rock Cats last year, and Alexander Soto, a promising 24-year-old prospect out of the Dominican Republic.

    INFIELDERS (6): Toby Gardenhire, Yancarios Oriz, Chris Parmelee, Whit Robbins, Steve Singleton, and Estarlin de los Santos. The 24-year-old Robbins is a 1B/3B with power; de los Santos, 23, is a smooth-fielding SS out of Villa Mella, DR, who is on Minnesota’s 40-Man Roster.

    OUTFIELDERS (5): Joe Benson, Mark Dolenc, Rene Tosoni, Ben Revere, and Juan Portes.

    Any ideas who they’ll bump to AA for Van Mil’s spot right now?

    And man, the FM roster is offensively challenged.

  2. TT April 7, 2010 at 11:05 am #

    I don’t think AA rosters are 25 players. So with 24 players on the active roster, there is no room for someone to replace Van Mil.

  3. Ruth April 8, 2010 at 1:52 pm #

    I really enjoyed listening to your show, Seth and Travis. Great interviews with Kyle and Joe! I’m excited about following all the minor league teams this year, especially the Rockcats. They should be awesome!

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