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This past week Minnesota Twins owner Carl Pohlad dismissed general manager Bill Smith from his role despite giving him the dreaded vote of confidence after the team’s ninety-nine loss season. It was mentioned that the change was due to philosophical differences and that Smith was offered another role within the organization in baseball operations.
I can understand that there would be turmoil on a club that was expected to compete for the division once again and tanked the season, but the manner in which this maneuver took place is nonsensical. The top assistants to Bill Smith are remaining intact in their posts. Ron Gardenhire undoubtedly will be in the dugout on opening day and Terry Ryan was brought in to be the interim general manager with no timetable on filling the position permanently.
I wouldn’t suggest this, but I could understand the decision if the team was clearing house and going into a whole new direction after last year’s collapse. They aren’t doing so for the aforeme...
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When it comes to developing in-house talent, Minnesota has a reputation for being rather conservative with the annual amateur draft, both in terms of investment dollars and in the type of player that the organization gravitates towards. In recent years, the club has supplemented its amateur draft talent with a foray into the international free agent market. So far, it’s working...
Although interim general manager Terry Ryan indicated payroll is likely to drop about $15 million to around $100 million next season, the Twins remain interested in re-signing free agent Michael Cuddyer.
The Minnesota Twins will have a new shortstop in 2012 after signing free agent shortstop Jamey Carroll to a two-year contract for $7 million. While he is not a sexy name for mixed fantasy leagues, American League only owners should definitely have his name in mind as a late $1-$3 play in fantasy baseball auction formats or as a late round pick in AL-only snake draft formats.
The Minnesota Twins have reached an agreement with free-agent shortstop Jamey Carroll, according to an ESPN report.
The 37-year-old is expected to take over the starting job after the team had a revolving door at the spot last season. Terms of the deal were not yet known.
Carroll spent last year with the Los Angeles Dodgers, hitting .290 in 146 games.The 10-year-veteran is a .278...
FOX Sports/Scout.com Field Reporter Inna Lazarev checks in with Minnesota Twins prospect Aaron Hicks to discuss the details of his Arizona Fall League experience.
The Twins are reportedly close to signing veteran infielder Jamey Carroll to a two-year deal, according to ESPN.com and FoxSports.com on Friday.
Tom Powers looks at the successful history of the Twins in Venezuela, and how the crime and the government in the country is forcing them to cut back there:
“It’s just become a little difficult to do business,” Antony said. “We used to be so much stronger in Venezuela than we were in the Dominican (Republic). Now we’ve increased our presence in the Dominican.”
The Minnesota Twins have signed infielder Jamey Carroll, 37, to a two-year deal worth close to $7 million. Carroll batted .290/.359/.347 and stole 10 bases in 146 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers last year. He is expected to start at shortstop for Minnesota.
The Twins have agreed to sign Jamey Carroll to be their everyday shortstop, according to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. The multiyear contract is pending a physical. The Millenium Sports Management client drew interest from multiple teams this offseason.
The 37-year-old infielder played shortstop and second base for the Dodgers in 2011, posting a .290/.359/.347 line in 510...