Found November 08, 2012 on
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MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota's most productive hitter in 2012 was rewarded for his season on Thursday. Twins left fielder Josh Willingham was given a Silver Slugger Award as one of the best offensive outfielders.
It's the first Silver Slugger award 33-year old Willingham during his nine-year major league career. In his first season with the Twins, Willingham hit a career-high 35 home runs and drove in 100 runs -- also a career best. He batted .260.366.524 with 30 doubles in 145 games for Minnesota in 2012.
Joining Willingham as the other American League outfielders to win the award were Texas' Josh Hamilton and Angels rookie Mike Trout. Former Twins catcher A.J. Pierzynski, now with the Chicago White Sox, also won the award for the first time.
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The Star Tribune posted a list, that was originally broadcasted by KFTP's Darren Wolfson, listing pitchers that are on the Minnesota Twins free agent wish list this winter. And I, your humble author, am going to safely assume that these pitchers put the Twins somewhere between the Royals and Astros on their list of hopeful destinations. Other than the five indoor water parks...
So far this offseason the Minnesota Twins have reached out
to several free agent starting pitchers, including Brandon McCarthy, Anibal
Sanchez, Joe Blanton, Ryan Dempster, Brett Myers, Brandon Webb and Scott Baker,
reports Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN.
More realistic targets are
free agent pitchers Joe Blanton and Ryan Dempster, whom the Twins have