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Twins acquire Jake Odorizzi in trade with Rays

The Minnesota Twins may have missed out on Yu Darvish in free agency, but they have managed to upgrade their starting rotation this offseason.The Twins acquired pitcher Jake Odorizzi in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night, as first reported by the Tampa Bay Times’ Marc Topkin. Yahoo’s Jeff Passan says Jermaine Palacios is going back to the Rays as part of the deal.Odorizzi...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Berrios aims to surpass breakout season

It's not hard for Twins fans to monitor what Jose Berrios is up to in the offseason, as the right-hander routinely posts his workouts and throwing sessions from Puerto Rico via social media.
19 days ago

Jose Berrios' fastball moved so much that Twins catcher couldn't track it (VIDEO)

Mitch Garver was no match for teammate Jose Berrios’ fastball.Then again, neither were the White Sox, who were completely shut down by Berrios in Wednesday’s 11-1 beatdown. Berrios gave up only four hits, one walk and one earned run, while striking out 11 on the night.On one particular at-bat, Berrios completely froze Yolmer Sanchez with a fastball that had some serious run on it...
Via The Sports Daily
August 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Jose Berrios’s Breaking Ball is Bugs Bunny

Jose Berrios is having a breakout season. In 13 starts for the Minnesota Twins, the 23-year-old right-hander has a 3.50 ERA, and he’s won nine of his twelve decisions. His breaking ball is a big reason. It’s a plus pitch, and certainly not run-of-the mill. I recently had the following exchange with Twins pitching coach Neil Allen: How would you describe Berrios’s breaking ball? ...
Via Fangraphs
July 22, 2017  |  Discuss

The True Arrival of Jose Berrios

Let me set two arbitrary thresholds for you. One is going to be 25% strikeouts. Nice, clean, familiar dividing line. The other is going to be 20 innings pitched, as a starter. That’s not very many innings, but it’s probably enough to show whether you’re a strikeout starter or not. Between 2008 and 2016, the Dodgers had 17 pitcher-seasons meet those criteria. That’s a lot! The Indians...
Via Fangraphs
May 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Three Up, Three Down: Some surprises way out (NL) West

Welcome to this week's edition of Three Up, Three Down — your weekly catch-up of the three best highlights (and lowlights) from around the league. We're here for all of the cheers and the jeers, because it's baseball. You can't have a winner without someone losing along the way. Up: Rockies and DiamondBacks continue to stick around Next Monday, we're going to hit the unofficial...
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May 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Ian Desmond compares Twins pitcher to late Jose Fernandez

Jose Berrios has been dominant in his first two outings this season for the Minnesota Twins. He’s looked so good that he has one of his opponents comparing him to the late Jose Fernandez.Here’s what Colorado Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond said about Berrios after Thursday’s game: Desmond would know, as he used to face the Miami Marlins stud when he was in the NL East as a member...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Do the Twins Already Have a Budding Ace?

Though it started with a strikeout and a ground out, the World Baseball Classic appearance by Jose Berrios Wednesday didn’t end well. He allowed a single to the scuffling Nolan Arenado, then hit Eric Hosmer and walked Andrew McCutchen before he was replaced. In essence, the outing encapsulated the ups and downs of Jose Berrios as a pitcher: tantalizing stuff, near-fatal flaws. If...
Via Fangraphs
March 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Berrios chased early, Twins routed by Indians

MINNEAPOLIS -- Corey Kluber struck out 10 in seven innings and Carlos Santana hit a three-run homer to help the Cleveland Indians to a 7-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. Kluber (16-9) gave up an unearned run and four hits while passing the 200-strikeout mark for the third straight season. Bob Feller, Gaylord Perry and Jack McDowell are the only other Indians to accomplish...
Via Associated Press
September 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Berrios struggles as Twins swept by Tigers

MINNEAPOLIS -- James McCann had a three-run homer among his four hits, Daniel Norris pitched into the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers completed a sweep at Minnesota with an 8-5 victory on Thursday for the Twins' seventh straight defeat.The Tigers, trying to stay close in the wild-card race, are 10-2 against the Twins this year. They stretched their winning streak at Target...
Via Associated Press
August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

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