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Ryan rebuilds Twins' farm system

When Terry Ryan took over his old job as Minnesota Twins general manager at the end of 2011, he knew one of his biggest jobs was to rebuild a farm system that fueled the team's resurgence in the early 2000s but had crumbled through a series of poor drafts. Armed with the No. 2 pick in the draft last June -- and the most money to sign draft picks under MLB's new system ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins' Ryan still not finished with rotation

MINNEAPOLIS There's no easy cure for back-to-back 90-loss seasons. Terry Ryan knows that. But that hasn't kept the Minnesota Twins general manager from doing what he can to slowly right the ship. In the past few weeks, Ryan has traded away his team's two center fielders -- and top two hitters in the batting order, to boot -- in order to address the organization'...
Via Fox Sports North
December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins' Ryan still not finished with rotation

MINNEAPOLIS There's no easy cure for back-to-back 90-loss seasons. Terry Ryan knows that. But that hasn't kept the Minnesota Twins general manager from doing what he can to slowly right the ship. In the past few weeks, Ryan has traded away his team's two center fielders -- and top two hitters in the batting order, to boot -- in order to address the organization'...
Via Fox Sports North
December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins Rebuild Leaves Mauer…Somewhere

After trading their centre fielder and leadoff man Dernard Span to the Nationals for Alex Meyer, in a trade that the number of supporters for both sides ‘winning the deal’ would indicate it was actually a pretty even swap, the Twins traded another outfielder today as they shipped Ben Revere to the Phillies for Vance Worley and Trevor May. Unlike the Span trade, it seems pretty...
Via UmpBump.com
December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Fare thee Well, Denard Span

As I'm certain everyone is aware by now the Twins traded Denard Span late last week to the Nationals for minor league pitching prospect Alex Meyer.  At first blush I was down on the trade, having hoped the Twins could turn the talented Span into a MLB ready mid-rotation starter type (like Jeremy Hellickson, for example) but the more I've read about it and spent time thinking...
Via Down with Goldy
December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

The Baseball Show: Throwing Another Log on the MLB Hot Stove

On this week’s edition of The Baseball Show, co-hosts Mike Rosenbaum and M.J. Lloyd along with myself discuss the following: -Denard Span being traded to the Nationals for Alex Meyer -Mike profiles Alex Meyer as a prospect -B.J. Upton to Atlanta -Possible destinations for Josh Hamilton, Michael Bourn, Zach Greinke and more players -Reactions to the Evan Longoria contract extension...
Via Diamond Hoggers
December 01, 2012  |  Discuss

The Twins new direction

Yesterday, the course of the Twins’ offseason was set. The worst kept secret in the Twins organization (to the point that I don’t believe it was even a secret) was that Denard Span was going to be traded. It was also apparent that the Twins needed to improve their rotation. Terry Ryan and the rest of the of the front office had stated that they would seek to add three starting...
Via The Rhino and Compass
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 92: Why the Twins` New Prospect Isn`t Their Type/Why Didn`t Russell Martin Make More Money? by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss why prospect Alex Meyer isn`t the Twins` usual type, then wonder why teams didn`t think Russell Martin was worth more than the Pirates paid him.
Via Baseball Prospectus
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Video of that time Denard Span hit his mom with a foul ball

Up above, video (via MLB.com) of that time back in 2010 when Denard Span hit his mom with a foul ball during a Spring Training game. And so, Mike Rizzo finally got that leadoff hitter/center fielder he's been pining for all this time. Washington Nationals trade Alex Meyer to the Twins for Keiunta Denard Span. Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.  
Via Nationals Enquirer
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

MLB roundup: Nats acquire Span; Yankees, Rivera near deal

--Minnesota Twins outfielder Denard Span was traded to the Washington Nationals on Thursday for pitching prospect Alex Meyer. Span, a five-year veteran who has spent his career with the Twins, hit .283 last season with four homers, 41 RBIs and 17 stolen bases. He is a .284 career hitter who has had his last two seasons cut short by injuries. He is expected to take over center...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Nationals acquire OF Span from Twins

Minnesota Twins outfielder Denard Span was traded to the Washington Nationals on Thursday for pitching prospect Alex Meyer. Span, a five-year veteran who has spent his career with the Twins, hit .283 last season with four homers, 41 RBIs and 17 stolen bases. He is a .284 career hitter who has had his last two seasons cut short by injuries. He is expected to take over center...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Nationals Acquire Denard Span

The Washington Nationals have made quick work of their pursuit for a center fielder, as they have acquired Denard Span from the Twins for minor league pitcher Alex Meyer. Earlier today MLBTradeRumors.com reported that in a recent interview Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo discussed the clubs desire to move young phenom Bryce Harper to one of the corner outfield spots. Rizzo said...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Nationals acquire Span from Twins

The Washington Nationals have acquired outfielder Denard Span from the Minnesota Twins for minor league pitcher Alex Meyer, giving the reigning NL East champions a leadoff hitter and center fielder. Span is a career .284 hitter with 23 home runs, 230 RBIs, 90 steals and a .357 on-base percentage during five seasons with the Twins. The acquisition of Span allows the Nationals potentially...
Via Fox Sports
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Nationals acquire Denard Span from the Twins

The Washington Nationals have been linked to Twins center fielder Denard Span since the club moved to Washington (ok maybe not that long). But today, the Nats finally acquired Span for minor league pitcher Alex Meyer, the Twins announced. The Nationals  who had expressed interest in Span dating back to last offseason, acquire a career .284 hitter with 23 home runs, 230 RBIs, 90...
Via PRO Rumors
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins ship Span to Nationals for young arm

MINNEAPOLIS Outfielder Denard Span had been rumored several times as a possible trading chip for the Minnesota Twins. On Thursday, the club finally dealt him. The Twins traded Span to the Washington Nationals in exchange for 22-year-old right-handed pitching prospect Alex Meyer. A first-round pick of the Nationals in 2011, Meyer reached High-A Potomac last season. Between two different...
Via Fox Sports North
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins ship Span to Nationals for young arm

MINNEAPOLIS Outfielder Denard Span had been rumored several times as a possible trading chip for the Minnesota Twins. On Thursday, the club finally dealt him. The Twins traded Span to the Washington Nationals in exchange for 22-year-old right-handed pitching prospect Alex Meyer. A first-round pick of the Nationals in 2011, Meyer reached High-A Potomac last season. Between two different...
Via Fox Sports North
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Nationals Trade For CF Denard Span

The Washington Nationals have announced that they have acquired outfielder Denard Span from the Minnesota Twins in return for minor league starting pitching prospect Alex Meyer.   The #Nationals today acquired OF Denard Span from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league RHP Alex Meyer. — Nationals PR (@NationalsPR) November 29, 2012 Span, 28, hit .283...
Via The Nats Blog
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Nationals get Span from Twins for minor leaguer

The Washington Nationals have acquired outfielder Denard Span from the Minnesota Twins for minor league pitcher Alex Meyer, giving the reigning NL East champions a leadoff hitter and center fielder. Span is a career .284 hitter with 23 home runs, 230 RBIs, 90 steals and a .357 on-base percentage during five seasons with the Twins. The acquisition of Span allows the Nationals potentially...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Nationals acquire Denard Span from Twins

The Washington Nationals acquired a much-desired player on Thursday, picking up center fielder Denard Span from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league pitcher Alex Meyer. The 22-year old Meyer was a first round pick of the Nationals in 2011, #23 overall. The move will have an impact around the league., and on more than just Washington's outfield. With Span's...
Via The Outside Corner
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Nats Acquire Denard Span To Be New Center Fielder/Leadoff Man

So long, 6′9″ starting pitcher prospect and 2011 first-rounder Alex Meyer. Mike Rizzo and the Nats just shipped him to Minnesota for above-average center fielder and leadoff man Denard Span. That means a bunch of stuff: – The new outfield is Span in center, probably with Jayson Werth in left and Bryce Harper in right. That’s good defense. – Mike Morse is the odd man out...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Iowa Hawkeye Wrestlers Suspended for Hunting Rabbits on Campus

The University of Iowa has banned two members of their wrestiling team after an arrest for illegally hunting rabbits on campus. Freshmen Alex Meyer and Connor Ryan were reportedly caught with BB guns and air rifles late Tuesday night during their rabbit raid. It it unclear if the two were sober or inebriated but I cannot imagine Athletic Director Gary Barta did not crack a brief...
Via Next Impulse Sports
November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

NCAA Marathon Swimming?

NCAA Marathon Swimming?At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the newest addition to the program was Olympic Marathon Swimming 10km. Rather than in a classic swimming pool, athletes race for 10 km in an open body of water. With no preliminary heats, all 25 athletes have one chance at a medal and all are included in a mass-start all together. And rather than just swimming in a straight line...
Via BeyondUSports
August 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Meyer finishes 10th carrying memories of Crippen

Alex Meyer was swimming for more than himself at the Olympics. He brought along the memory of his buddy, Fran Crippen. Maybe it was a little too much to put on one guy's shoulders. Meyer finished a disappointing 10th in the men's open water marathon at Hyde Park on Friday, ending an emotional ride that began when Crippen drowned two years ago during a World Cup race in...
Via AP on Fox
August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Risztov wins gold in open water swim

After nearly two hours of racing around The Serpentine, it came down to a furious sprint to the finish. Eva Risztov got there first. By a hand. The Hungarian led most of the way in a grueling Olympic open water marathon at Hyde Park on Thursday, holding off a desperate bid to chase her down by American Haley Anderson. Risztov reached up with her right hand to touch the timing...
Via AP on Fox
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: Jordan Zimmermann, You’re Our Hero

ZNN is brilliant yet again as Nats take series from Mets. [WaPo] Drew Storen is coming back today, it appears. [Nats Journal] Jayson Werth begins rehab at Potomac tomorrow. [Nats Journal] Bonus baby Alex Meyer also called up to Potomac. [Nats Journal] Davey Johnson’s bench has performed at a star level. [Tom Boswell] O’s beat Twins 2-1 behind Tommy Hunter, Adam Jones. [O'...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
July 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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