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PHIL HUGHES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Twins Reward the Phil Hughes Breakthrough

It was an exciting thing that Phil Hughes pulled off — just last season, he finished with the best-ever ratio of strikeouts to walks. It sounds good. It is good. Strikeouts are good! Walks are bad. (For pitchers.) You want to have a lot of the former and few of the latter. There’s no taking […]
Via Fangraphs
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: RHP Hughes agrees to 3-year, $42 million extension with Twins

Right-hander Phil Hughes has agreed to a three-year, $42 million contract extension with the Minnesota Twins, according to reports.  The New York Daily News first reported the details of the deal on Monday morning and notes that Hughes now is signed through the 2019 season, as this deal supersedes the final two years and $16 million of his previous contract. Hughes, 28, went 16...
Via Fox Sports
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins tack three more years onto Phil Hughes’ contract

After by far the finest year of his career in 2014, Phil Hughes won’t be leaving Minnesota any time soon. Hughes agreed to a three-year, $42 million extension that will be added to the two years remaining on his current three-year, $24 million deal, meaning that he’ll be staying with the Twins until 2019. The extension, first reported by Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News...
Via The Outside Corner
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Player Profile #173: Phil Hughes | SP | MIN

Pressure, expectations, media attention — the only thing that isn’t big about the Big Apple is the ballpark, and all of it proved to be too much for Phil Hughes, who endured seven mostly forgettable seasons in the Bronx. Around this time last year the Hughes sleeper bandwagon picked up its first passengers after the homer-plagued righty signed with the Twins, officially leaving...
Via Baseball Professor
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Cricket Player In Critical Condition After Being Hit In Head With Ball (Video)

There was a scary scene in an Australian cricket match Tuesday. Cricketer Phil Hughes is in critical condition after he was hit in the head with a ball in a match at Sydney Cricket Ground. The 25-year-old was batting when a a bouncer came up and struck him in the head. Hughes didn’t immediately go to the ground but ended up collapsing just moments after being struck with the ball...
Via NESN.com
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Hughes turns down $500K bonus offer from Twins

As we near the end of Major League Baseball’s regular season, incentive bonuses in player contracts are coming into play with only a few games remaining. In the case of Minnesota Twins pitcher Phil Hughes, his 2014 season comes to an end agonizingly short of an additional $500,000. Hughes was to receive the half million […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rain delay costs Phil Hughes shot at $500K bonus

It’s been a rough year for the Minnesota Twins.  They enter play on Wednesday with the second worst record in the American League, having finished fourth or fifth in the AL Central the last four seasons.  One of the team’s bright spots has been Right hand pitcher Phil Hughes, who entered today’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 15-10 record and very respectable...
Via Reading Between The Seams
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Hughes loses mind, sticks out glove to catch rocket gapper to left-center (GIF)

It’s unclear exactly what Minnesota Twins starting pitcher was trying to accomplish during Thursday’s game against the Kansas City Royals, but one thing is certain: It certainly was quite weird. During the bottom of the 6th, Hughes served up a meatball to Royals catcher Sal Perez, who gladly took advantage of the pitch right down […] The post Phil Hughes loses mind, sticks...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Why Phil Hughes has been the biggest surprise

Phil Hughes As the Minnesota Twins continue to struggle defensively on the mound, and very recently in the field, there’s not much to look for through the grapevine. The pitching staff is 32-35. Only six of the overall 16-man roster has winning records, and three have ERA’s lower than .300 (Matt Guerrier at 2.81, Glen Perkins at 2.76 and Casey Fien at 2.17). However, there have...
Via isportsweb.com
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Three prospects that could make an impact this year

Minnesota Twins With two months completed in the regular season, the Minnesota Twins continue to search for a solid win streak and a consistent record above the .500 mark. With much of the season still left to play, there are three prospects that could make an impact in the lineup this year if they were to make an appearance.   Byron Buxton, OF   Prior to the 2014 season, Buxton...
Via isportsweb.com
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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