Found February 08, 2013 on
Alejandro De Aza
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I purposely avoided the term “sleeper” in the title of this post because I’m not sure that word really applies in deep leagues. Whether you’re in an AL- or NL-only league, a 16-team mixed league, or a league that just uses a ton of starting positions, you have to know more players than the average fantasy manager.
I prefer the term “target” because it’s a much more literal description of how you feel about that player. So-and-so could be a sleeper, but that doesn’t mean they’re someone you should actually target. Aaron Hicks and Oswaldo Arcia are two outfield prospects I really like for the Twins, but chances are neither of them will see significant playing time this year, especially in the early going. Should opportunity knock and Hicks or Arcia lands a starting job in Minnesota, I’d be all-in on them. They’re sleepers for sure, they’re just not targets I’d have come draft time.
Darin Mastroianni, MIN
I haven’t heard much (if any) buzz surrounding Mastroianni this offseason, and I
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With the Minnesota Twins season opener less than two months away, there are many question marks surrounding the team which has most people predicting a last place finish for the club. In all reality, they've made some moves this off season to bolster the pitching staff as well as their farm system but they didn't add any power, the middle infield is questionable at best...
Teams account for injuries during the season, but the Minnesota Twins didn’t expect to be shorthanded prior to the beginning of spring training. Right-handed pitcher Anthony Swarzak is now expected to miss a month after fracturing two ribs in January.
Swarzak wasn’t exactly lifting weights or running drills when the injury occurred — instead, he was trying his hand at another...
Minnesota Twins left-hander Scott Diamond underwent a procedure in December to remove a bone chip from his throwing elbow. At the time, he was
expected to be ready for the start of spring training, but he’s running behind
schedule and is now “really iffy” for Opening Day, according to LaVelle E. Neal
III of The Minnesota of The Star Tribune.
Scott Diamond has begun...
The Minnesota Twins held their TwinsFest the last weekend in January, where
fans and players (past and present) meet and participate in activities baseball
and /or Twins related. Apparently not ALL the news coming out of that
homage to all things Twins is wonderful.
Aaron Rupar of the Minnesota Star-Tribune
reports that the injury sustained by Anthony Swarzak was the result...
There are many rumors continuing to float around the Twins this offseason. It’s been disappointing on so many levels. They traded away two popular players, have seen mediocre free agents spurn the Twins to sign for less money elsewhere, all while the Twins overpay for the guys that do agree to come to Minnesota.
Now, the Twins continue to be tied to guys like Reid Brignac and Scott...
For a second straight year, the Texas Rangers come to spring training in Arizona looking less like the team that went to back-to-back World Series in 2010-11. Only this year, the turnover is much more significant.
The post-Josh Hamilton era begins in earnest for the Rangers when the team opens camp in Surprise without the former MVP and five-time all-star outfielder, who left for...
Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections, which have typically appeared in the pages of Baseball Think Factory, are being released at FanGraphs this year. Below are the projections for the Minnesota Twins. Szymborski can be found on Twitter at @DSzymborski.
Other 2013 Projections: Angels / Astros / Athletics / Blue Jays / Brewers / Cardinals / Cubs / Diamondbacks / Dodgers / Giants /...
It absolutely makes sense for the Texas Rangers to trade All-Star shortstop Elvis Andrus while he still has two years left on his contract. But the Rangers have forfeited so much of their "benefit of the doubt" capital this offseason, trading Andrus is no longer a viable option.
There are players who will report to spring training in Surprise, Ariz., who are still upset...
It is officially the start of the spring training season in Florida. The equipment trucks carrying supplies for the start of spring training arrived in Fort Myers, Florida this morning shortly after sunrise. This will be the second season the Boston Red Sox will play at Jet Blue Park while the Twins are returning to the friendly confines of Hammond Stadium, the only venue the Twins...