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- Be sure to check out the newest blog at the StarTribune.com TwinsCentric site!
- A very nice article on Kyle Waldrop at Seedlings to Stars does a nice job of illustrating why I believe he can have a very good big league career.
- With Nick Punto and Kyle Lohse earning World Series rings with the Cardinals, Puckett’s Pond looked some former Twins to have won rings in recent years.
- Fanatic Jack posted his Offseason Twins blueprint. You’ll want to take a look at that and give him your thoughts.
- Check out The Baseball Outsider blog today, if only to check out banner at the top of his page!
- Aaron Gleeman posted some Twins Notes. I encourage you to check out the video of Ben Revere singing All the Single Ladies. However, you’ll definitely want to listen to Minnesotan Andy Baldwin sing some Michael Jackson!
- K-Bro helps readers go from the real games to the hot stove with an impressive tutorial.
- Eddie Rosario won a MILBy!!
WINTER LEAGUE UPDATES
Here is a quick update on how players in the Twins organizations have been faring in the Winter Leagues:
Arizona Fall League
- Aaron Hicks – .254/.359/.507 (.866) – (17-67) with four doubles, two triples, three homes and 13 RBI. He has walked 11 times and struck out 14 times. He also has four stolen bases.
- Chris Herrmann – .370/.469/.593 (1.061) – (10-27) with three doubles, one home run and six RBI. He has five walks and four strikeouts. He has two steals.
- Brian Dozier – .294/.346/.368 (.714) – (20-68) with two doubles, one home run and 14 RBI. He has walked six times and struck out 12 times. He has three steals.
- Cole DeVries – 2-0 with a 3.18 ERA. In five games started, he has thrown 17 innings. He has given up 16 hits, walked one and struck out 11. Opponents have hit .239 against him.
- Brett Jacobson – 0-2 with a 6.14 ERA. In seven games and 7.1 innings, he has given up seven hits, walked five and struck out six. Opponents are hitting .241 against him.
- Bruce Pugh – 0-1 with a 8.38 ERA. He has thrown 9.2 innings in eight relief appearances. He has given up 14 hits, walked 12 and struck out seven. Opponents are hitting .326 against him.
- Dakota Watts – 0-1 with one save and a 8.68 ERA. In eight relief appearances and 9.1 innings, he has given up nine hits, walked ten and struck out eight. Opponents are hitting .265 off of him.
Venezuela Winter League
- Joe Benson – .238/.396/.429 (.825) – (10-42) with four doubles, two triples and three RBI. He has nine walks and 11 strikeouts.
- Oswaldo Arcia – He’s 0-2 as a pinch hitter since being added to the roster last week.
- Josmil Pinto – He is 0-2 with a walk as a pinch-hitter.
- Cesar Ciurcina – He has thrown 3.1 innings and not allowed a run, or a hit. He has walked one and hit two batters. He struck out one.
- Rene Tosoni – .195/.283/.195 (.478) – (8-41) with five walks and 12 strikeouts. He has three stolen bases.
- Jairo Perez – .231/.375/.269 (.644) – (6-26) with a double. He has five walks and four strikeouts.
- Andy Baldwin – 2-0 with a 2.41 ERA. In three starts, he has thrown 18.2 innings. He’s given up 12 hits, walked four and struck out six. Opponents are hitting just .174 against him.
- Pedro Guerra – 0-0 with a 2.57 ERA. He has pitched in three games, starting one. In seven innings, he has given up four hits, walked one and struck out seven. Opponents have hit .154 off of him.
- Deolis Guerra – 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA. He has thrown 5.1 innings in four relief appearances. He has given up six hits, walked three and struck out seven. Opponents are hitting .286 off him.
Dominican Winter League
- Rene Rivera is 5-12 (.417).
- Manuel Soliman walked two and struck out one in a scoreless inning in his only appearance.
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