The Future Is So Bright You Need Flip-Downs

Holy cow! The YES site has an exciting story about how great our prospects are doing in the Mexican Winter League. Luis Niebla has started a game--one--and his ERA is 2.35! Yowee. Reliever Giovanny Gallegos has appeared twice and not allowed a hit or a walk! Look out, D-Rob. And Jose Augusto Figueroa has been in three games and has a hit! A real, live hit!Man. This is going to...
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A not Optimistic Twins Discussion

Hello all.  You know what's weird?  We are sitting here, the day before the World Series starts at the end of a season where the Twins fired their manager and I haven't written one word about it.  I still love baseball.  I've still watched almost every playoff game possible.  I have a strong rooting interest in the Royals over the boring and overused Giants.  I...
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Hughes named Most Valuable Twin, Pitcher of Year

It comes as little surprise that Minnesota Twins right-hander Phil Hughes won two of the team's major postseason awards. The team announced Thursday that Hughes was named the Most Valuable Twin as well as the Twins Pitcher of the Year when the recipients of the 2014 Diamond Awards were released. Hughes, who signed a three-year deal with Minnesota before the 2014 season, turned...
Via Fox Sports North
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Rumors: Phil Hughes open to long-term extension

Minnesota Twins' starting pitching ace Phil Hughes would love to return for another season with the club if the team wants him back after his tremendous debut season with the organization.#495112377 / gettyimages.comThis is according to a report by Mike Berardino for the Twins Cities Pioneer Press on his record-setting debut season with the Twins draws...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
22 days ago  |  Discuss

'Not meant to be': Twins' Hughes turns down shot at $500K bonus

Thanks to a rain delay, Minnesota Twins pitcher Phil Hughes came one out away from earning a $500,000 bonus Wednesday, his last start of the 2014 season. Needing just one-third of an inning to trigger the bonus, Hughes was offered the chance to pitch out of the bullpen this weekend in Detroit but he declined, the Twins announced Thursday. Hughes joined the FOX Sports North broadcast...
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26 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s the Real Reason Phil Hughes Won’t Pitch?

By Anthony Weber After what was a disappointing 2013 season with the New York Yankees, Phil Hughes 2014 season has come to end, but not before setting several new career bests.  Hughes in his first season with the Minnesota Twins has pitched a new career high for innings, as he has surpassed the 200 inning limit for the first time of his career.  But with 209 2/3 innings pitched...
Via Beyond The Spread
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Hughes turns down chance for $500,000 bonus

DETROIT (AP) Minnesota Twins right-hander Phil Hughes turned down a chance to pitch again this weekend, even though one more out would have earned him a $500,000 bonus. Hughes' half-million-dollar bonus kicks in if he reaches 210 innings this year, but he is set to finish with 209 2-3 after a rain delay forced him out of his final scheduled start Wednesday. Manager Ron Gardenhire...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

The Twins Offered Phil Hughes A Chance To Collect His $500,000 Bonus Which He Refused

Yesterday, a rain delay stopped Phil Hughes just short of collecting a half-a-million dollar bonus.... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Phil Hughes’ Record-Setting Season

2014 has been another rough year for the Minnesota Twins, who will miss the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. Still, there were some bright spots. Brian Dozier emerged as a solid all-around player, Trevor Plouffe had a nice season, and Danny Santana hit .319/.355/.477 in 97 games at the shortstop position. But, the most impressive year of all was had by Phil Hughes, who...
Via Baseball News Source
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Hughes turns down chance at massive bonus

Thanks to a rain delay, Minnesota Twins pitcher Phil Hughes came one out away from earning a $500,000 bonus Wednesday, his last start of the 2014 season. Needing just one-third of an inning to trigger the bonus, Hughes was offered the chance to pitch out of the bullpen this weekend in Detroit but he declined, the Twins announced Thursday. Hughes cruised through eight innings Wednesday...
Via Fox Sports North
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Hughes screwed out of $500,000 by rain

Rain delay costs him big-time bonus
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Hughes, I feel your pain

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Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Hughes Could Have Earned An Extra 500K, But Did Not Due To Rain?

Photo Credit: hotinstreets/Iconosquare Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes could have gotten an additional $500,000 dollars on his paycheck but guess what? Against the Tigers on his last start of the season, the game had ended after the eight inning due to a severe rainstorm. Per Hughes’ contract, the Twins’ right-hander would have been given a 500K bonus if were to...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Hughes Lost $500k Bonus Due to Rainstorm

No matter how much money Phil Hughes made in salary this season , the fact that he was so close; and now yet so far from another half-a-millie has to be at least somewhat of a teeth-gritter. According to ESPN, the Minnesota Twins right-hander has likely lost the chance to cash in on a $500,000 bonus because of a persistent rainstorm that washed out the last one-third of an inning...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Pitcher Phil Hughes Falls One Out Short Of $500,000

Every team likes to put incentive clauses into their player’s contracts. For Minnesota Twins pitcher Phil Hughes, that incentive was to pitch 210 innings this...
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Rain delay costs Phil Hughes his $500,000 bonus

Phil Hughes had his best year as a pro this year with the Minnesota Twins. The righthander started 32 games and finished with a record of 16-10 and an ERA of 3.52 after pitching his last game of the season on Wednesday afternoon. And had it not been for a rain delay, Hughes would be […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Rain caused Phil Hughes to lose $500K

Rain caused Twins pitcher Phil Hughes to lose $500K. He came up 1/3 inning short of 210 innings pitched...which would trigger a half million dollar bonus after being lifted following a rain delay against Arizona yesterday. It was the final start of the season for Hughes, who fell one-third of an inning short of triggering a $500,000 innings bonus in his contract with the Twins. The...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Hughes Likes His Season Win Total Like His Candles

Robert Downey Jr. and Phil Hughes have more in common than you might think. Both dealt with notoriously weak starts to their careers in The Big Apple. Hughes in pinstripes had four straight years of a 4+ ERA, and Downey on SNL. Both had to deal with brace-faced divas, Joe Girardi and Anthony Michael Hall. One was scouted by Gene Michael, the other Lorne Michaels. One wanted...
Via Razzball
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Hughes Loses Out On $500,000 Bonus Because Of A Rain Delay

God owes Phil Hughes some money. The Minnesota Twins’ ace was cruising along during Wednesday night’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, pitching eight complete innings of five-hit, one-run ball. He was all set to come out for the ninth when it began to rain. And rain. And rain. The delay lasted 66 minutes, so Twins manager Ron Gardenhire naturally turned to reliever Jared...
28 days ago  |  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...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Hughes falls one out short of $500,000 bonus due to rain delay

Twins right-hander Phil Hughes made history on Wednesday by finishing the season with an 11.63 K/BB ratio, the highest single-season mark in baseball history by a qualified starter. Bret Saberhagen had previously held the record with an 11.00 K/BB ratio for the 1994 Mets. Hughes limited the Diamondbacks to one run in eight innings on Wednesday (MIN 2, ARI 1), though a lengthy rain...
Via Pro Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Hughes sets MLB record, but misses $500K bonus by 1/3 inning

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins pitcher Phil Hughes could have achieved two big milestones in Wednesday's start against Arizona. Hughes was poised to set the single-season mark for the best strikeout-to-walk ratio in baseball history. He was also destined to make a cool $500,000 if he went 8 1/3 innings to achieve a bonus in his contract of 210 innings for the season. Thanks to the rain...
Via Fox Sports North
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Just pay Phil Hughes, already.

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Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

When it rains it pours: D-backs close in on worst record

MINNEAPOLIS -- Phil Hughes set a single-season major league record for strikeout-to-walk ratio, pitching eight strong innings for the Minnesota Twins in a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on a wet Wednesday afternoon. Hughes (16-10) finished his first year with the Twins with the same number of wins and walks. With 186 strikeouts, his 11.63 ratio became the best of all time...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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