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Links of the Day 10/23/14

Just a heads up. In exactly a week, the site will be taking a bit of a hiatus. There will be a few posts here and there, but not the daily updates you have grown accustomed to. Next Wednesday will be the last regular update for a while, and we will be taking our break until Tuesday, November 11th. You see, I’m getting married, and have no desire to post while on a honeymoon. I’m...
Via The Rhino and Compass
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins decline $3.6M option on reliever Burton

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have declined their $3.6 million option for 2015 on reliever Jared Burton, who gets a $200,000 buyout and becomes eligible for free agency after the World Series. The 33-year-old had a stellar 2012 season for the Twins, posting a 2.18 ERA in 64 appearances with an opponent batting average of .186. But he regressed the last two years, with his...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins decline $3.6 million option on Jared Burton

Minnesota has declined right-hander Jared Burton‘s option for 2015, choosing to pay the 33-year-old reliever a $200,000 buyout rather than a $3.6 million salary. Not so long ago that option looked like it might be a bargain, as Burton went from scrap-heap pickup to one of the league’s best setup men, but he showed major signs of decline this season while throwing 64 innings with a 4.36 ERA.
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Burton a free agent after Twins decline option

MINNEAPOLIS -- Relief pitcher Jared Burton's time in a Twins uniform appears to be over. Minnesota announced Wednesday that it declined Burton's 2015 club option worth $3.6 million. After receiving a $200,000 buyout, Burton is now a free agent. Burton, 33, spent three seasons with Minnesota and posted an 8-16 record and a 3.47 ERA in 192 innings. He began his major-league...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Burton fills in capably as closer

Twins All-Star closer Glen Perkins was once again unavailable Tuesday in Cleveland due to a stiff neck. Minnesota hasn't needed him in a save situation, though, for several days after losing four straight to the Angels. Hanging onto a one-run lead late in Tuesday's series opener against the Indians, Minnesota needed someone to fill Perkins' shoes in a save situation in...
Via Fox Sports North
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kole Calhoun, Angels come back to beat Minnesota Twins 7-6 in the 10th

Kole Calhoun had three hits and scored four times, sliding into home for the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to give the Angels a 7-6 victory Friday over the Minnesota Twins. Calhoun singled to start the 10th, and Jared Burton (2-4) walked two in a row with one out to load the bases. Oswaldo Arcia caught Erick Aybar’s sacrifice fly and made a strong throw from right field, but...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels beat Twins in 10, increase AL West lead to six games

  Kole Calhoun had three hits and scored four times, sliding into home for the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 7-6 victory Friday over the Minnesota Twins. Calhoun singled to start the 10th, and Jared Burton (2-4) walked two in a row with one out to load the bases. Oswaldo Arcia caught Erick Aybar's sacrifice fly and made a strong throw from...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels rally to top Twins in extra innings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kole Calhoun had three hits and scored four times, sliding into home for the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 7-6 victory Friday over the Minnesota Twins. Calhoun singled to start the 10th, and Jared Burton (2-4) walked two in a row with one out to load the bases. Oswaldo Arcia caught Erick Aybar's sacrifice fly and made a strong...
Via Fox Sports North
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels rally to top Twins in extra innings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kole Calhoun had three hits and scored four times, sliding into home for the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 7-6 victory Friday over the Minnesota Twins. Calhoun singled to start the 10th, and Jared Burton (2-4) walked two in a row with one out to load the bases. Oswaldo Arcia caught Erick Aybar's sacrifice fly and made a strong...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels come back to beat Twins behind Calhoun's big night

Kole Calhoun had three hits and scored four times, sliding into home for the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 7-6 victory Friday over the Minnesota Twins. Calhoun singled to start the 10th, and Jared Burton (2-4) walked two in a row with one out to load the bases. Oswaldo Arcia caught Erick Aybar's sacrifice fly and made a strong throw from right...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Calhoun, Angels come back to beat Twins, 7-6 in 10

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Kole Calhoun had three hits and scored four times, sliding into home for the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 7-6 victory Friday over the Minnesota Twins. Calhoun singled to start the 10th, and Jared Burton (2-4) walked two in a row with one out to load the bases. Oswaldo Arcia caught Erick Aybar's sacrifice fly and made a strong...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels come back to beat Twins behind Calhoun's big night

Kole Calhoun had three hits and scored four times, sliding into home for the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 7-6 victory Friday over the Minnesota Twins. Calhoun singled to start the 10th, and Jared Burton (2-4) walked two in a row with one out to load the bases. Oswaldo Arcia caught Erick Aybar's sacrifice fly and made a strong throw from right...
Via Fox Sports West
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The trade deadline is a week away, here are some Twins predictions

I wrote a little while back about Kurt Suzuki and how he was the perfect trade chip for the Twins. The trade deadline is fast approaching, and one would assume that his time with the Twins is drawing to a close. But who from the Twins will be leaving town at the end of the month and who will be saying with the Twins? Let’s look at some candidates and see what might happen with...
Via The Rhino and Compass
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins and the Trade Deadline

We're nearly at the all-star break, which means we're a fair way past the first half of the season but everyone's required to refer to it as the first half anyway.  It's also a good time to look back on what has transpired thus far and what I hope to see in the 2nd half, mainly because that's what everyone does at the all-star break.  The most exciting part...
Via Down with Goldy
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Burton seals Twins' four-game sweep of White Sox

He didn’t know for sure until the phone rang. As the Twins prepared to bat in the eighth inning Sunday, Jared Burton watched bullpen coach Bobby Cuellar pick up the receiver, listen for a moment, then turn to him as he hung up. “He says, ‘Burton, you got it,” the veteran reliever recounted. “I said, ‘All right — let’s do it.’ ” And so he did, needing only...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mauer, Twins hold off White Sox again

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Joe Mauer had two hits and two RBI, and the Minnesota Twins beat the White Sox 6-5 Sunday to complete their first four-game sweep against Chicago in 20 years. Anthony Swarzak and Casey Fien combined for three shutout innings of relief and Jared Burton earned his first save since May 30, 2013, with a perfect ninth. Kurt Suzuki had three hits. Gordon Beckham and...
Via Fox Sports North
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Links of the Day 4/17/14

The coldest game at Target Field was today. And I was there! AJ Hammons is coming back next year, which is good for Purdue. Did you miss night one of the playoffs? Here is a recap. Jared Burton: Terrible lately  SCOREBOARD MLB Boston 6, Chicago 4 – The various Sox varieties have been competitive in their little series. Minnesota 7, Toronto 0 - Kyle Gibson was really good today...
Via The Rhino and Compass
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Burton remains confident despite control problems

Jared Burton has given up home runs in three of his five appearances this season, and Tuesday night was the worst. After recording two easy groundouts to open the ninth inning, the Twins righthander walked three consecutive Blue Jays batters to load the bases, then grooved a 90-mile-per-hour cut fastball that Brett Lawrie hit off the upper-deck facing at Target Field. That grand...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Links of the Day 4/16/14

How’s your day going? I imagine that answer depends on what side of I-94 you live on. Josmil Pinto is a good hitter. Also, he doesn’t dive into first. That’s Punto, not Pinto. Here are the Vikings being all awkward with their well wishes for the Wild. Jose Abreu hit a completely lame home run. SCOREBOARD MLB Chicago 2, Boston 1 – This is approximately the score I expect...
Via The Rhino and Compass
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins come back to force extra innings, fall to A's 7-4 in 11th

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Derek Norris hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning, and the Oakland Athletics bounced back from another blown save by new closer Jim Johnson to beat the Minnesota Twins 7-4 on Wednesday. Jared Burton (0-1) gave up the one-out drive by Norris, who went deep on Tuesday night, too. Dan Otero (1-0) got the last eight outs for the victory in relief of Johnson, who...
Via Fox Sports North
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins 2014 positional preview: Relief pitching

This is the second in a nine-part series previewing each position for the Minnesota Twins leading up to Opening Day. The second preview examines the Twins' bullpen, one of the strong suits of last year's club. PROJECTED RELIEVERS RHP Jared Burton (2-9, 3.82 ERA, 61 K, 22 BB in 66 innings in 2013) RHP Anthony Swarzak (3-2, 2.91 ERA, 69 K, 22 BB in 96 IP) RHP Casey Fien (5...
Via Fox Sports North
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Monell hits 3-run homer to lead Orioles over Twins

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Johnny Monell hit a three-run homer to key a five-run third inning, leading the Baltimore Orioles to an 11-5 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night. Monell, a 27-year-old journeyman catcher purchased from the San Francisco Giants this offseason, connected on a fastball from Twins setup man Jared Burton. The Orioles also stole third base twice in the same...
Via Fox Sports North
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' tight-knit bullpen hopes to stay strong with less usage

With the repeated struggles of the Minnesota Twins' starting pitchers last year, the team's bullpen resorted to gallows humor. Better laugh about it then gripe and grouse, right? "It became a running joke that we started stretching in the third inning," relief pitcher Casey Fien said. As Fien spoke, starting pitcher Vance Worley smiled while seemingly wincing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' tight-knit bullpen hopes to stay strong with less usage

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- With the repeated struggles of the Minnesota Twins' starting pitchers last year, the team's bullpen resorted to gallows humor. Better laugh about it then gripe and grouse, right? "It became a running joke that we started stretching in the third inning," relief pitcher Casey Fien said. As Fien spoke, starting pitcher Vance Worley smiled while...
Via Fox Sports North
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins show support of Ryan with 'Stand Up To Cancer' shirt

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Minnesota Twins players, coaches and staff members showed support for general manager Terry Ryan by wearing "Stand Up To Cancer" T-shirts for the team's first full-squad workout on Saturday morning. Ryan isn't expected to be at the Twins complex in Southwest Florida this spring, according to director of baseball communications Dustin Morse. He...
Via Fox Sports North
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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