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The Atlanta Braves can be NL contenders in 2017

There is no down time around SunTrust Park. It’s crunch time. The soon-to-be new home to the Atlanta Braves is less than 50 days away from opening its doors.Inside the park, signage is being added to the stadium sections. And the dirt below the infield and outfield grass is awaiting the laying of the natural turf. Despite holding less people than their former home, Turner Field...
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February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Kurt Suzuki Avoids Tag At Home Plate With Crazy Elusive Slide (Video)

Sometimes, all it takes is a good slide — just ask Minnesota Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki. Minnesota trailed the Kansas City Royals by one in the seventh inning Sunday night. With Suzuki on third base and shortstop Danny Santana at the plate, the Twins had a golden opportunity to tie the game up. But Santana hit a weak ground ball to Royals first baseman Billy Butler that didn’t...
Via NESN.com
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins lock up catcher Suzuki for at least two more years

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki's name was mentioned amid the trade rumors as Thursday's trade deadline approached. Instead of dealing the All-Star catcher, Minnesota locked him up for at least two more years. The Twins announced shortly after Thursday's 3 p.m. CT trade deadline that they signed Suzuki to a two-year, $12 million contract extension, with a vesting option...
Via Fox Sports North
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Suzuki and Perkins to All-Star Game

Glen Perkins   The final ballot numbers have been gathered, and the Minnesota Twins will have two representatives headed to the All-Star Break: Glen Perkins and Kurt Suzuki.   Glen Perkins Heading to his second straight All-Star Game, Glen Perkins was chosen through manager selection. So far this season, Perkins has a 3-0 record and a 3.22 ERA over 36.1 innings pitched in...
Via isportsweb.com
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Durable Suzuki playing like All-Star on offense, defense for Twins

If Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki plays in next month's All-Star Game at Target Field, it will likely be a result of the numbers he's put up offensively -- many of which have exceeded expectations. It's the things Suzuki has done behind the plate, however, that have been equally as valuable of an addition for Minnesota this season. When the Twins were looking for a free-agent catcher...
Via Fox Sports North
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Kurt Suzuki and Baseball’s Slowest Inside-the-Park Homers

After writing some good posts for the Community Blog, August Fagerstrom got our attention, and is now joining the staff of FanGraphs. He will be contributing regularly here. If you want to follow in his footsteps, the Community Blog is a great place to get noticed. Late Tuesday evening, Kurt Suzuki hit an inside-the-park home […]
Via Fangraphs
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Suzuki contritubes offensively

Kurt Suzuki Ever since Kurt Suzuki joined the Minnesota Twins, he has stepped up in some important situations. Suzuki played college ball while attending California State University, Fullerton. During the 2004 College World Series championship, Suzuki hit an RBI single with two out in the bottom of the seventh to give his team the win over the Texas Longhorns. Suzuki won the Johnny...
Via isportsweb.com
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Suzuki proving doubters wrong with impressive offense

MINNEAPOLIS -- When Kurt Suzuki signed with the Twins this winter to take over at catcher for Joe Mauer, the knock on the veteran backstop was his bat. Viewed as a solid defensive catcher, Suzuki wasn't expected to provide much offensively. More than a month into the season, he's proving his doubters wrong. After driving in three runs in the Twins' 5-2 win over Baltimore, Suzuki...
Via Fox Sports North
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Durable, experienced Suzuki gains trust with pitchers

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Kurt Suzuki doesn't aspire to be the next Joe Mauer. According to the Minnesota Twins, Suzuki shouldn't have to. "We wanted to add some leadership to help the pitching staff," Minnesota Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said of signing Suzuki to a one-year, $2.75 million deal as the team's primary catcher. Mauer has the rest of this week to complete his...
Via Fox Sports North
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

AP Source: Twins agree to deal with Kurt Suzuki

A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press the Minnesota Twins and catcher Kurt Suzuki have agreed to a $2.75 million, one-year contract. The deal was reached on Friday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Suzuki has to pass a physical before the contract can be signed. The Twins were in the market for a veteran catcher after announcing last month...
Via Associated Press
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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