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When the Mets selected Mike Pelfrey with their ninth overall pick in the 2005 MLB draft, they were hoping the former Wichita State pitcher would soon become an ace at the top of their rotation for years to come. Fast forward to eight years later, he’s now a member of the Minnesota Twins. How did that happen? Let’s take a look.
The relationship between New York and Pelfrey got off to a somewhat rocky start because he chose Scott Boras as his agent. It took six months of negotiating before the two sides agreed on a deal. It was a four year contract that included $5.3 million in guaranteed salary, along with a $3.5 million signing bonus. Since it took so long for the Mets to sign their top draft pick, he didn’t start his professional career until the 2006 season with the St. Lucie Mets in High-A. The 36th best prospect, according to Baseball America, started the year by going 2-1 with a 1.64 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, two walks, and 26 strikeouts in 22 innings pitched.
Since he was clearly overpo...
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Andrew Albers didn't think things could get any better than his major league debut last week.
He proved himself wrong Monday.
The Twins left-hander tossed a two-hit shutout against the Cleveland Indians, going the distance in Minnesota's 3-0 win. After pitching 8 13 scoreless innings in his first big league start last Tuesday, Albers outdid himself one start...
The Minnesota Twins have reinstated outfielder Wilkin Ramirez from the disabled list after missing 69 games with concussion problems.
Ramirez was first put on the disabled list on May 26. He struggled with lingering symptoms for quite a while before beginning a rehab assignment three weeks ago. Ramirez says he sought the counsel of Twins first baseman Justin Morneau, who has a long...
Because apparently home runs by Chris Colabello and Chris Herrmann are not entertaining enough.
Take a close look at the .GIF from Friday night’s game between the Twins and White Sox. You may notice a very odd situation happening as Chris Colabello’s home run entered the Twins’ bullpen area, and that would be what looks to be Jared Burton delivering a knockout punch to Brian Duensing. The sleuths over at the Pioneer Press were able to do some digging and found out that...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Immediately after their 5-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, the Twins announced they're parting ways with veteran third baseman Jamey Carroll.
The team traded the 39-year-old to the Royals for a player to be named later or cash. Kansas City will be his seventh stop during a 12-year career.
Carroll appeared in 59 games this season and hit .230 with...
The Minnesota Twins had all sorts of fun at the expense of the Chicago White Sox on Friday, sweeping a doubleheader by scores of 7-5 and 3-2.
Nobody benefited more than reliever Brian Duensing , who came into the day with a 4-1 record and left 6-1 after throwing a total of 14 pitches.
Here's the short story on what turned out to be, well, a short story:
Duensing was the pitcher...
The Minnesota Twins made a pair of roster moves yesterday,
replacing one slugger with another. Minnesota placed catcher Ryan Doumit on the
seven-day concussion disabled list, filling his spot with outfielder Josh Willingham, according to Joey Nowak of MLB.com.
Doumit exited Wednesday’s contest against the Kansas City
Royals after complaining of concussion-like symptoms...
The Chicagoland long-ball barrage of August 2013 is now over.
And the Twins return home this week having emerged on the better end of it.
Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer's fifth-frame home runs provided enough leeway in Minnesota's 5-2 victory Sunday that closed out a 3-1 series win against the White Sox. The twin shots were the team's 10th and 11th of the four-game stretch...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The last memory of second baseman Jamey Carroll for most Royals fans was of him mopping up in the eighth inning of the Twins' 13-0 loss last week to the Royals at Kauffman Stadium.
Carroll was effective, retiring the Royals in order.
"With this bullpen and this staff, I don't think I'll be doing that again," Carroll said Monday afternoon...
Andrew Albers threw a two-hitter in his second career start and
the Minnesota Twins backed him with a pair of home runs to beat the
Cleveland Indians 3-0 Monday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Royals have added infield depth by making a trade with the Minnesota Twins for Jamey Carroll.The Twins will get either a player to be named or cash. The deal was announced after both teams played Sunday.The Royals beat Boston 4-3 and are in playoff contention.The 39-year-old Carroll singled and scored for the Twins in their 5-2 win over the...
Andrew Albers threw a two-hitter in his second career start and the Minnesota Twins backed him with a pair of home runs to beat the Cleveland Indians 3-0 Monday night.
Albers (2-0) allowed just two singles, walked none and struck out two.
Brian Dozier and Trevor Plouffe homered to help the Twins win for the eighth time in 11 games.
Prized prospect Danny Salazar (1-1) gave up three...
What an ugly day for the Twins. They struck out 25 times surrendered four home runs and went 1-for-18 with runners in scoring position.
Oh and swept a doubleheader for the first time since last September.
The normally power-challenged Twins launched seven home runs in two games six of them solo shots and one grand slam by Justin Morneau and rode the U.S. Cellular Field jet stream...
If you are a Minnesota blogger who writes about hockey, it's assumed that at some point, you will enrage the city of Edmonton. It's not one of those "this is something that might happen, so watch out" things, it's essetially an assumed eventuality. Destiny. I'm not entirely sure why. Maybe Edmontonians are fed up with their battle with Calgary and decided...
After sweeping the Yankees, you’d figure the White Sox would carry at least some positive momentum into a four-game, three-day series with the Minnesota Twins.
That wasn’t the case, as the Pale Hose dropped two close ones to the Twinkies in a split doubleheader on Friday, falling 7-5 in the afternoon and 3-2 in 10 innings at night.
The two losses...