Found February 20, 2013 on
The Minnesota Twins finished 2012 with the worst record, 66-96, in the American League. They ranked 28th in baseball with a team ERA of 4.77 and their staff finished dead last in all of baseball with 943 strikeouts. Things weren’t that much better offensively where the Twinkies eked out a meager 131 home runs which ranked them 27th in baseball. Josh Willingham did have a good season with 35 home runs and 110 RBI.
Gone from that team are 3 of the Twins best players; Francisco Liriano, Denard Span and Ben Revere. Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau are both back and both are healthy. That’s good news for the 2013 Twins. The bad news is they have no chance of competing for the AL Central crown. Minnesota simply doesn’t have the horses to finish in even 3rd place.
This is definitely a time of rebuilding for the Twins. They have one of the top farm systems in baseball and some of their elite prospects will begin to trickle onto the roster this season. They key will be not to rush them...
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On Wednesday, Minnesota Twins power-hitting left fielder Josh Willingham was spotted patrolling the outfield at the team’s spring training facility in Fort Meyers, Fla., but in this instance, he wasn’t practicing his fielding or shagging fly balls. Instead, according to a Pioneer Press report, Willingham was pushing a lawnmower while outfitted in “a flowery pink house dress...
Ryan O’Rourke isn’t as talented as some of his 2012 teammates, nor is his future as bright as many of the hitters he faced in the Midwest League. The Minnesota Twins pitching prospect is realistic about his strengths and weaknesses, with no illusions of becoming the next Frank Viola. He does, however, intend to pitch in the big leagues.
A 13th-round pick in 2010 out of Merrimack...
The Minnesota Twins have historically prided themselves on having a strong farm system. Now, Minnesota's minor leaguers rank among the best in baseball.
Baseball America unveiled its Top 100 prospects list Tuesday, and the Twins had six players make the list. That included two players in the top 10, as third baseman Miguel Sano and outfielder Byron Buxton checked in at Nos....
Carl Pavano has placed his Palm Beach Gardens, FL house on the market for $3 million. The 37-year old righty went from being a back-to-back opening day starter for the Twins in 2011 and 2012 to not even being in baseball this year. Time to sell!
That 4-year, $40 million deal he signed with the Yankees back in 2004 seems so far away.
2013 has not been kind to pitcher Carl Pavano...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Vance Worley managed to become a fan favorite in Philadelphia despite pitching on a staff that included Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels.
Now with the Minnesota Twins, the 25-year-old Californian will have a chance to stand out again. In fact, he could end up being the team's opening day starter.
"It means a lot. It means they trust me to...
By CRAIG HANDEL
Special to FOXSportsNorth.com
FORT MYERS, Fla. Propping up water bottles so they'll fall down on unknowing rookies.
Reminding teammates they're not dressed right just before the game starts.
Talking to relievers minutes before they head to the mound, then watching one of them joke with the manager before a tense situation.Quaffing Red Bull before doing...
This is the third installment of our projection series. We will be posting a series of articles in which we project the roto stats for all hitters who could be useful in mixed leagues. The projections and “Roto Ratings” for each player are available to those who subscribe to our premium content via our “Front Office” package.
Big thanks to my buddy Brian Sager (@TheRealSAG...