Category: Twins


Parmelee back, DeVries out

 The Minnesota Twins have not been very impressed thus far with RHP Cole DeVries who has a 4.20 ERA in a mere 15 innings pitched.

 The Twins have decided to bring back first baseman Chris Parmelee, with the available roster spot from sending DeVries down. This might be just to be able to give Justin Morneau more time at just DH, but either way, he’ll be back with the Twins. While in Triple-A Rochester Parmelee hit .375/.500/.708 in 15 games. Hopefully he can bring some of that hitting up to the majors with him.

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During tonight’s Twins game against the Royals, Jeff Manship came into the game from the bullpen in relief of Nick Blackburn. Little did he know the spelling of his last name on the back of his jersey was incorrect. As you can see in the picture below it read “MANSIHP” instead of “MANSHIP.” He had no clue his jersey was misspelled when he went out to the mound, but after the game he said guys were laughing at him when he was warming up in the bullpen but he didn’t know why. Jared Burton said they all knew. Continue reading

Twins shutdown Pavano

The Twins pitching has struggled all season long, and now it’s going to take another shot (I’m not sure if it’s a positive or negative shot just yet).

Carl Pavano had an MRI a month ago and it was deemed he had a shoulder strain. Continue reading

Twins select Byron Buxton with 2nd pick

 With the 2nd overall pick in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft the Twins selected 18 year old outfielder Byron Buxton from Appling County High School in Georgia. According to scouts, the 6-2 175lb right-handed Buxton is a five-tool player that most believe has the most upside of any player in the draft. He is most compared to current MLB outfielders B.J. and Justin Upton. Check out a video of Buxton Below.

 This Twins passed on the highest rated pitcher in the draft Mark Appel out of Stanford who was expected to go first overall to the Astros but ended up falling in the draft. When it comes to the MLB draft and any other draft for that matter my belief is the team should draft based on best player available Continue reading

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Twins designate Marquis for assignment

The Minnesota Twins have struggled in many different areas this year, with most people being frustrated with Mauer, it’s hard to notice just how bad our pitching has been (for some anyway, other’s of us know this is the real problem).

Jason Marquis was absolutely destroyed in his last outing allowing 8 runs in an impressive 1 2/3 innings. I know for a fact that Michael Cuddyer did better last fall in his pitching performance in a blowout that was handed to the Twins. The real problem isn’t, “Put Marquis on the bench or designate him for assignment.” Those are obvious responses. The real problem is, who fills in for him? Francisco Liriano may just step right back into the rotation, but for someone who is struggling, he may need a few more bullpen sessions to get back to form. Which brings us to middle relieve Anthony Swarzak. He hasn’t been awful, and probably should be the option. The Twins may also choose to go to Triple-A Rochester and get Cole DeVries to move up and fill that need. Either way, the Twins pitching is in some trouble.

It now appears that DeVries will be getting his start, so now we will all get a chance to see just how solid he can be.

Morneau back; Parmelee optioned

Twins former MVP Justin Morneau is returning from the disabled list. His wrist apparently is feeling much better as the Twins plan to activate him for tonight’s game.

The interesting part is that the Twins have decided to demote 1B Chris Parmelee in order to make room on the roster for Morneau. Meaning that Morneau will have to see more time at first base. It’s also likely that Mauer will see more time there as well. Continue reading