The best defensive plays for the week ending April 16th

It was one of those weeks where the defense doesn’t exactly light the world on fire, but there were still some highlights over the past seven days. April 10th, Athletics vs Twins – Super Dozier! I don’t know where Brian Dozier came from on this play, and I have no idea how he made this catch. But he did, and that’s all that matters. I don’t think you can stretch any more...
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How the Minnesota Twins will make the playoffs

Brian Dozier The last time the Minnesota Twins reached the postseason was the year 2010. They had a comfortable six-game lead over the Chicago White Sox in the standings and were the only team in the division to finish with over 90 wins. This year, the Twins have started to turn their rough start to the season around as they hope to reclaim the division and head to the playoffs....
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Twins Rumors: Brian Dozier nearing contract extension?

The Minnesota Twins enjoyed a breakout season from Brian Dozier last year.  He projects to be playing Minnesota for a long time to come and the Twins want to make sure of just that.  From Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press:"No specific multiyear contract proposals were exchanged recently between the Twins and Damon Lapa, agent for second baseman Brian Dozier, but the Twins’...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Dozier gets biggest raise among pre-arbitration group

The Twins have rewarded second baseman Brian Dozier for his breakout 2013 season. Dozier has agreed to a $540,000 contract for his second full season in the major leagues, according to a person with direct knowledge. Dozier, who hit 18 homers last season, receives a raise of $42,500, an 8.5 percent increase over the $497,500 he made in 2013. Dozier, 26, won't be eligible for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Dozier: When Just OK is Good Enough for the Twins

There’s this town in Wisconsin near where I grew up. To put it bluntly, it stinks. Not in the high school sports “you stink!” sense, the town actually smells bad. It is home to some paper mills, and the byproduct of paper mills is a certain odor. I don’t mean to make it as if […]
Via Fangraphs
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Faith first for Twins' rising Dozier

FULTON, Miss. -- Every number on Brian Dozier's stat line improved in 2013, his second season as a Twins infielder and first at second base. Minnesota is expecting nothing less this season, but don't expect the 26-year-old to give too many straight answers about his progress. Dozier has a list of priorities; Brian is last on the list. "We've made a lot of acquisitions...
Via Fox Sports North
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Brian Dozier like, good?

Back on June 19 I wrote about some of the Twins' and how they'd looked so far this season and said I had pretty much given up on Brian Dozier being a future building block for the Twins.  Lately, it seems like Dozier has been in the news almost constantly and pretty much always positively, always seeming to be getting big hits.  It made me wonder if I was wrong, and maybe...
Via Down with Goldy
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Brian Dozier's backward somersault and hair flip completes great catch (GIF)

Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier made a great catch of a popup in short right field during Sunday's game against the Cleveland Indians. Making the play more noteworthy, however, was the backward somersault that Dozier fell into after making the catch, followed by a hair flip while getting up from the ground. H/T BLS. Visit us at and follow...
Via Holdout Sports
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Dozier loses track of outs, gets doubled off

Minnesota Twins shortstop Brian Dozier lost track of the number of outs and got himself doubled off first base during Saturday's game in Arlington against the Texas Rangers. Your browser does not support iframes. In the top of the second with one out and Dozier on first, Twins batter Jamey Carroll flied out to Rangers center fielder Craig Gentry. However, since Dozier ran...
Via Holdout Sports
July 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Grounder takes crazy curve from foul to fair

Can't say Minnesota Twins’ shortstop Brian Dozier busted it 100% out of the box because he seemed to drop the bat and take off only after he realized this ball he hit 4 feet foul was spinning back... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
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June 30, 2012  |  3 Comments

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