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Trevor May with Reading in 2012, Image- Jay Floyd
Following his team’s heart wrenching 9-8 loss to the Trenton Thunder on Wednesday, in which the Twins’ Double-A affiliate New Britain failed to maintain two separate extra-inning leads, right-handed pitcher Trevor May reflected on his season as well as a trade that brought him to a new organization last winter. What’s in the past, however, is not as important as what’s on the horizon for the promising youngster. The ability to quickly refocus and move beyond that sort of loss is the type of approach that can help carry May to the top level of the sport.
With some noticeable highs and lows throughout his career, May, who was the Phillies’ 4th round draft choice in 2008 out of Kelso High School (WA), took some internal inventory and realized that his focus was the missing factor to his game. The “stuff” was always there, but an occasionally absent ability to execute his pitches with consistency was his main problem.
May, who entered t...
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The Philadelphia Phillies and Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez have reached an agreement on a contract.
Gonzalez and the Phillies have agreed on a three-year deal worth $12 million. It is quite a pay cut from the six-year $48 million that the two sides had agreed on last month.
Phillies announce signing of free agent pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez from Cuba to a 3-year, $12M...
The Minnesota Twins placed pitcher Samuel Deduno on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder soreness and outfielder Wilkin Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left tibia, the team announced on Friday. Ramirez fouled a ball of his leg in the fifth inning of Thursday's game against the Kansas City Royals.
To replace Deduno and Ramirez on the 25-man roster...
The Pittsburgh Pirates looking to make the playoffs for the first time since 1992 added another bat to their line-up acquiring Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau in a waiver trade according to multiple sources. Earlier this week, the Pirates acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck from the Mets.
Morneau has posted 221 home runs and 860 RBI over 11 years...
While Joe Mauer said earlier this week that he was still experiencing sensitivity to light and sound he’s beginning to make some progress from his concussion.
According to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com Twins general manager Terry Ryan said that Mauer ramped up his exercises on Friday. He’s expected to progress to hitting off a tee today.
As the Minnesota Twins look to avoid a situation that plagued Justin Morneau for two seasons, they are being as cautious as possible with Joe Mauer. The All-Star catcher suffered a concussion on August 19th, and there is still no timetable for his return. Head injuries can linger, and in Morneau's case, they can present themselves even after the injury seems to have cleared...
The Philadelphia Phillies and Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez have agreed to a $12 million, three-year contract.
General manager Ruben Amaro announced the deal during Philadelphia's game at the Chicago Cubs on Friday. The team says it includes an option for 2017, a signing bonus and performance bonuses.
The 26-year-old Gonzalez defected to Mexico this year and worked...
Ryne Sandberg is back at Wrigley Field. Only this time, he's sitting in the visitor's dugout.
The Hall of Fame second baseman is the interim manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, who opened a weekend series at the Chicago Cubs on a steamy Friday afternoon. Sandberg says he left about 15 tickets for family members, including five grandchildren.
What a story to return home from vacation to. Just as I sat down to catch up on what I missed news broke that the Pirates have completed a trade with the Minnesota Twins for what can only be described as lovable unicorn Justin Morneau. When Morneau cleared waivers the fanbase kind of exploded about…
Philadelphia Phillies (62-73) at Chicago Cubs (56-78)
Cliff Lee (11-6, 3.07 ERA) vs RHP Chris Rusin (2-3, 2.64 ERA)
TIME: 4:05 ET, Wrigley Field
TV: Comcast SportsNet, MLBN
Weather: 80, Isolated Thunderstorms
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The Phillies are back at it again today after a thrilling come-from-behind victory against the Cubs yesterday in Ryne Sandberg’s return to Wrigley...
That streak-o-meter is pointing northward again for the Royals after they completed a three-game sweep over the Minnesota Twins with a 3-1 victory on a steamy Thursday afternoon at Target Field.
That makes five victories in a row after a seven-game skid. That was part of a 2-10 slide that followed a 19-5 sprint once play resumed after the All-Star break. (And they lost five in a...
Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish has been having on heck of a season. The Japanese phenom is certainly shaping up to be one of the best in the game, and proved that once again with an 11 strikeout performance (his fifth start in his last seven with 11+ strikeouts) against the Minnesota Twins Friday night.
With stuff like this it comes as no surprise that batters are baffled when...
During Friday's Phillies-Cubs contest at Wrigley Field, Kevin Frandsen of the Phillies hit a game-tying solo homer in the seventh. Comedian Jon Lovitz was in the Cubs WGN broadcast booth, and reacted with what I would best describe as "restrained jubilation", spouting off every cliche in the book.
Of course, that led to Len Kasper admonishing Lovitz when he asked...
August is almost over, and that is terribly sad, but there was football last night, so that’s cool
The first touchdown of the 2013 college football season.
Famous home grown Minnesota athlete to have twins. It’s been done before.
Jason Kubel was traded back to the AL Central.
Kansas City 3, Minnesota 1 – The Twins have been swept by the Royals at home. This...
Roy Halladay wasn't brilliant yesterday afternoon, but his team still came through in the clutch to pull one out against the Cubbies. In Ryne Sanberg's return back to Wrigley Field, the place where he made himself a Hall of Famer over 15 years, the Phillies were able to come back...