“People ask me what I do in the winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” - Rogers Hornsby Bailey Ober was our choice in round 20 in his first round on the ballot.
Nordic Kong and A Naked Meat I’ve been doing this post for a few years now, and its always fun—I don’t remember where I stole the idea from, probably another SBNation site, since several of them do similar projects.
PORT CHARLOTTE - The Twins defeated the Rays 6-5 in a road game that featured a number of Twins’ players’ 2021 debuts. We saw Lewis Thorpe (and maybe as importantly, Lewis Thorpe’s velocity), Luis Arraez and Brent Rooker for the first time this spring.
The Minnesota Twins are now just a month away from Opening Day, and with Spring Training games starting yesterday, and just like one of my fellow contributors, I put together my first predictions on what the 26-Man roster might look like on Opening Day.
The Royce Lewis injury throws a wrench in the Twins’ plans When the Twins signed shortstop Andrelton Simmons to a 1-year, $10.5 million contract, it seemed as though the long-term plan at shortstop was in place.
Brian Dozier was a late round draft pick that took time to develop through the Twins farm system. Minnesota might have another player in their organization that can follow Dozier’s path as a late bloomer.
Last week, Twins Daily wrapped up the countdown of the organization’s 20 best prospects, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. What big-league players would join the prospects in a list of the team’s five best players under 25 years old?
The Twins executed one of the most immediately beneficial trades in recent years last winter when they dealt Brusdar Graterol to the Dodgers for Kenta Maeda as part of a 4 player deal that came directly after the Dodgers plucked Mookie Betts from the Red Sox.
When I was researching around the Twins’ signing of Andrelton Simmons, I came across Keith Law’s evaluation of the top 100 prospects in baseball. Like a lot of fans, I wondered if Simmons on the roster was a trial run for when Royce Lewis came to the major leagues.