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Links of the Day 7/24/14

Hi! Keep it together, I have some links. Cheering robots. Really. Cheering robots. Wait for the Andrew Albers cameo! Yadier Molina made sure his brother had something to eat.  Jay Harris won a Range Rover.  SCOREBOARD MLB Minnesota 3, Cleveland 1 – The Twins offense is surprisingly bad at this point. Kansas City 2, Chicago 1 – It’s weird to see 2 AL Central games with a...
Via The Rhino and Compass
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Twins Historically Bad Rotation (Again)

The Minnesota Twins rotation was historically bad in 2013. Their starting pitchers authored a 5.26 ERA and a 12.4 percent strikeout rate at a time when the major league average strikeout rate for a starting pitcher was just a shade under 19 percent. Relative to the major league average, it was the worst strikeout rate ever. In the offseason, the Twins overhauled their rotation...
Via Batting Leadoff
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Minor League Preview: Minnesota Twins

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2013 (10) | 2012 (19) | 2011 (13) | 2010 (6) | 2009 (22) 2013 Affiliate Records MLB: [66-96] AL Central AAA: [77-67] International League – Rochester AA: [66-76] Eastern League — New Britain A+: [79-56] Florida State League – Fort Myers A: [88-50] Midwest League – Cedar Rapids Graduated Prospects Oswaldo Arcia (OF); Aaron...
Via Razzball
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Korean team makes ex-Twins pitcher's signing official

Former Twins pitcher Andrew Albers has signed a contract and will pitch in South Korea's top baseball league in 2014. The Korean Baseball Organization said Albers has signed a deal with the Hanwha Eagles that will pay $800,000, including a signing bonus. Albers, 28, had several strong starts for the Twins last season but faded a bit -- finishing with a 2-5 record and 4.05 ERA...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins release Andrew Albers to play in South Korea

The Minnesota Twins have released left-hander Andrew Albers, allowing him to sign with a South Korean team. The Twins announced Thursday the 28-year-old Albers cleared waivers. He will join the Hanwha Eagles of the Korea Baseball Organization. Albers went 2-5 with a 4.05 ERA in 10 starts for the Twins last season, throwing 8 1-3 scoreless innings in his major league debut Aug....
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Albers could pitch in South Korea in 2014

MINNEAPOLIS -- Andrew Albers doesn't speak a lick of Korean, but he might have to learn quickly. A team from South Korea, the Hanwha Eagles, remains interested in the Twins left-hander. Albers said Friday that nothing was finalized yet as talks between the clubs were still ongoing, but it sounds as if there's a good chance Albers could pitch in Korea in 2014. "It'...
Via Fox Sports North
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Albers may be headed to South Korea

Andrew Albers will be in Minneapolis this weekend to take part in TwinsFest and accept the organization's Minor League Player of the Year Award. He also may be saying goodbye. Albers has reached an agreement to pitch for the Hanwha Eagles next season, his agent said, pending an agreement on compensation for the Twins. Toronto-based agent Blake Corosky declined to confirm terms...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Albers appears headed to Far East

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins pitcher Andrew Albers could soon be Korea-bound. Albers has been in talks to play for the Hanwha Eagles of South Korea, his agent Blake Corosky, confirmed Tuesday. The 28-year-old Albers made his major league debut with Minnesota this past season and was 2-5 with a 4.05 ERA in 10 starts for the Twins. Corosky said the Eagles initially contacted the Twins about...
Via Fox Sports North
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Links of the Day 1/21/14

It’s a tough day for Boilermakers. Thoughts and prayers go out to those who were touched by today’s violence on campus. Andrew Albers is going to Korea. One of the questions about the Twins 2014 roster has been answered. Now that the Vikings have a coach, take a gander at this mock draft. Let’s get Jamaica to the Olympics! SCOREBOARD NCAAB Kansas 78, Baylor 68 – A good win...
Via The Rhino and Compass
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Pitcher Andrew Albers Gives Back To His Community In An Awesome Way

Minnesota Twins rookie Andrew Albers is a really good dude. Instead of heading down south and spending his offseason vacationing in parts much warmer like many of his contemporaries, he went back to his native Saskatchewan to be a substitute teacher at his alma mater high school, John Paul II Collegiate. It all started four seasons ago as a way to make ends meet in the offseason...
Via Next Impulse Sports
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Killing Them Softly: Slowest Swinging-Strikeout Pitches of 2013

My cousin Cindy has a batting cage on her property. If you knew Cindy, this would absolutely not surprise you. She had been a farmer her whole life, and as she gets older and does less farming, she needs things to fill those now-free 18 hours or so. She needs things that involve activity as well, as she still has a lot of energy to burn. So when she had a family reunion of sorts...
Via Fangraphs
November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Salary Matrix

Here is the salary matrix for the Minnesota Twins through 2020. Updated: 10/22/2013 Player Pos 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Current Max Contract Comments Andrew Albers LHP $- $- $- $- $- $- $- $- — Oswaldo Arcia OF $- $- $- $- $- $- $- ...
Via 85% Sports
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Byron Buxton, Andrew Albers earn minor league honors

MINNEAPOLIS -- Add another award to outfielder Byron Buxton's impressive resume. On Sunday, Buxton was named the Sherry Robertson Award winner as the Minnesota Twins' top minor league player for the 2013 season. Buxton, the No. 2 overall draft pick last year, split his time between Low-A Cedar Rapids and High-A Fort Myers. In 125 total games, Buxton batted .334 with 12 home...
Via Fox Sports North
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins' rally falls short in 6-5 loss to Indians

Ron Gardenhire is running out of chances to reach another career milestone. The former American League Manager of the Year who has led the Minnesota Twins to six AL Central Division titles is two victories shy of 1,000. After the Twins lost 6-5 to the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night, he has three games remaining in Minnesota's disappointing 66-93 campaign. ''When...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Albers hopeful, motivated for 2014 roster spot

MINNEAPOLIS -- If the last two months have been an audition for Andrew Albers, he left the job interview with a sour taste in his mouth. Pitching in his final game of the 2013 season, the Twins left-hander allowed four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits in 5 innings Thursday as Minnesota fell 6-5 to the visiting Cleveland Indians. Albers has been up and down since making his...
Via Fox Sports North
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Albers hopeful, motivated for 2014 roster spot

MINNEAPOLIS -- If the last two months have been an audition for Andrew Albers, he left the job interview with a sour taste in his mouth. Pitching in his final game of the 2013 season, the Twins left-hander allowed four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits in 5 innings Thursday as Minnesota fell 6-5 to the visiting Cleveland Indians. Albers has been up and down since making his...
Via Fox Sports North
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

WFNY Stats & Info: Minnesota Twins series preview

To finish the regular season, your Cleveland Indians (88-70) head off to dreaded Target Field to take on the struggling Minnesota Twins (66-92). To begin the year, the Twins were one of the more surprising teams in the American League; that hasn’t been the case for the last three months. Overall, the Indians are just 14-19 (.424) at Target Field, which opened as the new home for...
Via Waiting For Next Year
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Indians at Twins 9/26-29

We're finally at the end of another long season and the Indians are making things interesting by competing for a Wild Card position that possibly won't be decided until the final game of the season. After completely decimating the White Sox (and breaking Hawk Harrelson's heart in the process), the Indians will play another lowly Central Division foe in Minnesota. The...
Via Burning River Baseball
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Fantasy Baseball Daily Fix: September 21st 2013

  Today I’m playing the $2 Moon-Shot challenge, the Daily Dollar AND the $1 Triple-Up! The Rays bested the Orioles in an incredible 18 innings by the score of 5-4. Both bullpens were exhausted therefore both of the starting pitchers in tomorrow’s game will likely be able to go the distance. Additionally, both teams will probably be using some bench players; of course, not too...
Via The Fantasy Fix
September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Cesepdes, Donaldson homer, A's top Twins 11-0

Minnesota Twins left-hander Andrew Albers left too many critical pitches over the plate on a night when his fastball was only marginally effective. Two costly errors behind him didn't help, either. Albers was hit hard for the third time in his last four starts but was hurt more by the Twins' defense in an 11-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Friday night. ''Really...
Via AP on Fox
September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Andrew Albers takes mound for first start against A's

The Oakland Athletics are closing in on another AL West title, and giving the ball to Bartolo Colon should get them even closer. It could also improve his chances at another AL Cy Young Award. Colon attempts keep the A's rolling against the Minnesota Twins by continuing his strong stretch run Friday night. Oakland (90-63) has won 10 of 13 games to build a 6 12-game lead on...
Via Fox Sports North
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins' offense sputters in 7-0 loss to Rays

The Minnesota Twins have been all but mathematically eliminated from the playoffs for months. And manager Ron Gardenhire thinks his team is playing like it has given up. Minnesota was held to four hits and shutout for the second straight game, while the Tampa Bay Rays protected their wild-card lead by beating the Twins 7-0 in a game delayed 2 hours, 4 minutes by rain. ''...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins endure 'long night' in another shutout loss to Rays

MINNEAPOLIS -- By the end, the individual boos and catcalls from the few souls left inside Target Field could be heard plainly. Not that the Twins needed any more audible reminders of their struggles against the Rays. And at home. And in 2013. Tampa Bay continued to cruise against Minnesota, shutting out the Twins for the second night in a row with a 7-0, rain-delayed shellacking...
Via Fox Sports North
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins endure 'long night' in another shutout loss to Rays

MINNEAPOLIS -- By the end, the individual boos and catcalls from the few souls left inside Target Field could be heard plainly. Not that the Twins needed any more audible reminders of their struggles against the Rays. And at home. And in 2013. Tampa Bay continued to cruise against Minnesota, shutting out the Twins for the second night in a row with a 7-0, rain-delayed shellacking...
Via Fox Sports North
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays get out the brooms in win over Twins

Fans usually have a straight-forward agenda upon entering a ball park. Saskatoon’s Mike Sieben sat with his wife Whitney with a more complicated agenda in section 17 at Target Field on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Wearing his No. 19 Jose Bautista jersey Sieben had two goals. “I’d like to see Andrew Albers pitch real well and then the Jays win it beating up the Twins bullpen”...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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