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Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Miners, an MVP, and a World Series worthy manager

Sussex gets a name The newest Can-Am league team, looking to begin play in May of 2015, has officially been named. Welcome the Sussex County Miners. According to the Can-Am Leaguewebsite, The Miners will play their first game at Sussex County Stadium on Memorial Day. Jays sign 2013 IL MVP Chris Colabello It's not the biggest deal the Toronto Blue Jays have ever completed, but the...
Via The GM's Perspective
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 IL MVP Chris Colabello selected off waivers by Jays

Strictly for the sake of discussion, I love that the Toronto Blue Jays have selected Chris Colabello off waivers from the Minnesota Twins, according to MLB TradeRumours. Colabello is quite the story of perseverance. He's a veteran of seven independent league seasons. There is no doubt the guy can hit, but the question of if he can hit MLB pitching still remains. After a monster year...
Via The GM's Perspective
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays claim Chris Colabello off waivers

The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed 1B/OF Chris Colabello off of waivers from the Minnesota Twins. The Blue Jays confirmed that they claimed the 31-year old Colabello via Twitter: The @BlueJays have claimed 1B/OF Chris Colabello off waivers from the Minnesota Twins — Blue Jays-Official (@BlueJays) December 8, 2014 Colabello is coming off of a thumb injury he sustained against...
Via Baseball Essential
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins’ Chris Colabello Takes Raindrop To Eye, Makes Catch Anyways (Video)

Chris Colabello is one tough customer. In the fourth inning of Sunday’s contest between the Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox, the Twins first baseman managed to catch a Jose Abreu pop-up despite getting hit in the eye a split-second beforehand. Ok, we should clarify. Colabello was only hit by a raindrop. But still. Your browser does not support iframes. A small drop of water...
Via NESN.com
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

'Little Big League' star returns to Twins 20 years later

MINNEAPOLIS -- When Luke Edwards landed in Minneapolis on Friday, a noticeable piece of the city's skyline was missing from the time he last visited. The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, where Edwards spent nearly three months of his summer in 1993 as the character Billy Heywood in "Little Big League," is no more. Gone is the former home of the Minnesota Twins with the distinguishable...
Via Fox Sports North
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins players more than a little excited to celebrate Little Big League Day

MINNEAPOLIS -- The fact that Billy Heywood wore No. 20 isn't lost on Chris Colabello. Heywood, of course, was the fictional 12-year-old kid who inherited the Twins from his late grandfather in the movie "Little Big League." After becoming the team's owner, he later made himself the manager and led Minnesota on a storybook comeback in a film that captured the hearts and minds of children...
Via Fox Sports North
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Best and worst MLB players of the first half of the season

At the beginning of every month, we look at the best and worst players of the preceding month. But while performing well or poorly in one month is great, it doesn’t necessarily tell you much about how the rest of the player’s season has gone – remember Charlie Blackmon and Chris Colabello going off in April? Needless to say, we thought it would be a good idea to see which players...
Via The Outside Corner
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins stroll by Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) -- Kendrys Morales knocked in three runs and Kyle Gibson pitched six shutout innings to lead the Minnesota Twins to an 8-1 rout of the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night. Chris Colabello hit a two-run double, Brian Dozier scored twice and the Twins put up eight runs in the first four innings to chase an ineffective Roenis Elias (7-8). The rookie lasted a career-low...
Via Fox Sports North
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Back in majors, it seems Colabello's troubles are behind him

MINNEAPOLIS -- Chris Colabello hopes he's recaptured the magic that made him one of baseball's best stories in April. Three games into his second stint with the Twins this year, he's on the right track. Colabello has delivered several big hits in a limited time since he was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on July 2, the same day Minnesota put first baseman Joe Mauer on the disabled...
Via Fox Sports North
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins thankful after 'wild' extra-innings win

MINNEAPOLIS -- After so many of their own missed opportunities, the Minnesota Twins will gladly cash in on one by the opposition. Thanks to a throwing error by Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli, the Twins left Target Field as 2-1 walk-off winners in 11 innings Saturday. It capped a game that could have been over in nine innings if not for a few chances Minnesota couldn't capitalize...
Via Fox Sports North
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Dozier, Colabello homer, but Twins fall short against Yankees

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Brian Roberts hit three doubles and a triple, and the New York Yankees used their bullpen to hang on for a 6-5 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday. David Huff (2-0) struck out three in three perfect innings of relief for the victory after starter Chase Whitley faltered, and Jacoby Ellsbury hit a two-run single in the second to finish off Twins starter Kyle...
Via Fox Sports North
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Oblique strain sends Mauer to disabled list

MINNEAPOLIS -- Joe Mauer won't play until after the All-Star break. The Twins announced Wednesday that Mauer was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain. Mauer suffered the injury in Tuesday's 10-2 victory over Kansas City and said after the game that it occurred on one swing. He left the game the next inning. "It was pretty painful. I've never been shot before...
Via Fox Sports North
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Joe Mauer to the DL with Oblique Injury

The Minnesota Twins announced first baseman Joe Mauer has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique . First baseman/outfielder Chris Colabello has been recalled from Triple-A Rochester in a corresponding move. Mauer suffered the injury on the game against Kansas City Wednesday night. Mauer, 31, is hitting .271/.342/.353  with 17 doubles, two homers and 28 RBI...
Via Baseball News Source
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins place Joe Mauer on DL, recall Chris Colabello

getty images The Minnesota Twins have placed first baseman Joe Mauer on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique. Mauer suffered suffered the strain in Tuesday’s win over the Kansas City Royals while producing a two-RBI double. With the All-Star break coming, Mauer will be eligible to come off the DL immediately following it. In 76 games Mauer had a .271/.342/.353...
Via Tireball.com
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The losers of WAR: June update

Earlier today, we took a look at the players who were leading the league in WAR to begin the month of June. If we are anything here at The Outside Corner, it is fair and balanced. As such, in the interest of equal time, let’s take a look at the other end of the leaderboard to see who is “winning” the race to have the worst WAR in all of baseball this year. Hitters Cody Ross...
Via The Outside Corner
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The losers of WAR: June update

Earlier today, we took a look at the players who were leading the league in WAR to begin the month of June. If we are anything here at The Outside Corner, it is fair and balanced. As such, in the interest of equal time, let’s take a look at the other end of the leaderboard to see who is “winning” the race to have the worst WAR in all of baseball this year. Hitters Cody Ross...
Via Bloguin Best
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 MLB Power Rankings, May Version

With a month in the books, it is time for the second edition of Sportnaut’s MLB Power Rankings. Now, if you do not know how power rankings work, it is not like regular rankings or standings. Power rankings show an opinionated version of the best teams in a specific league. For example, the Yankees could be 10-0 and the Red Sox could be 8-2. In a power ranking, the Red Sox could...
Via Sportsnaut
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Lineup shuffle proves costly for Twins in Cleveland

Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire didn't have many options with his depleted roster. With Joe Mauer still out with a back injury, that meant Chris Colabello had to play first base once again. In need of another outfielder, Gardenhire stuck infielder Eduardo Escobar in left field for Wednesday's game against Cleveland at Progressive Field. It was Escobar's first career big-league...
Via Fox Sports North
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

5/6 Recap: Twins 2 – Indians 4

Roster Update: Josh Tomlin has been promoted to make tonight’s start and George Kottaras was the victim of the needed roster space. Kottaras was fantastic in his only start, hitting two home runs, but a third catcher is a luxury the Indians can’t afford right now and the chances are that it was just a fluke game anyway. Player of the Game Josh Tomlin was brilliant in his 2014...
Via Burning River Baseball
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Colabello is a Huge Bill Buckner Fan

On Tuesday evening, the Twins’ Chris Colabello managed one of the better Bill Buckner imitations in recent memory, allowing the Indians to extend their lead as a result. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Foul Paul! April All-Star Team

Its never to early to have an All-Star team. Some of these guys belong and some don’t, just like the real All-Star team. Do the Astros really need to have to have an All-Star or is Josh Fields about to have the experience of a lifetime? Be sure to follow me on twitter @alcohpaulism for all the Foul Paul! updates you’d ever want. C: Matt Wieters Welcome to the All-Star team...
Via Baseball Professor
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Early Surprises in MLB

With the first month of the 2014 MLB season checked off, it’s natural to take a larger view and see if anything unexpected has emerged. Success in April doesn’t necessarily translate to sustained success over 162 games, of course. But it is interesting to see which players are having potential breakout seasons. A month from now, we could look back and say “Remember that great...
Via The Outside Corner
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Early Surprises in MLB

With the first month of the 2014 MLB season checked off, it’s natural to take a larger view and see if anything unexpected has emerged. Success in April doesn’t necessarily translate to sustained success over 162 games, of course. But it is interesting to see which players are having potential breakout seasons. A month from now, we could look back and say “Remember that great...
Via Bloguin Best
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Painfully long day of baseball ends with two losses for Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Dodgers played two games on Thursday. One lasted just one minute over three hours. The other? More than five long, plodding hours. It figures that the 12-inning marathon was the second of Thursday's two games in the day-night doubleheader, ending at 11:22 p.m. CT. It lasted a whopping five hours, 11 minutes, setting a new record...
Via Fox Sports North
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins monthly recap: April

Throughout the season, we'll take a look back at the month that was for the Minnesota Twins. Today marks the first installment after the Twins played .500 baseball through 24 games in April. April record: 12-12 Tyler Mason's player of the month: 1B/RF Chris Colabello, .295 average, 3 HR, 27 RBI There couldn't have been many stories in baseball better than Colabello in the first month...
Via Fox Sports North
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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