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Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Blog Spotting & More
In between Spring Training Q&As, I thought it would be good to post a few links to some great articles written either by other bloggers or by more mainstream media. For the most part, they will be related to the Twins, but you never know. I know not everyone is as interested in the Q&As as I am, so the best thing for me to do is to direct you to some other reading material. So, here are some great articles:
John Sickels did a very interesting Prospect Smackdown between Kevin Slowey and Sean Gallagher, a Cubs pitching prospect. He compares the two in terms of 1.) Background and Intangibles, 2.) Physicality, Health and Tools and, 3.) Performance and Polish. Now, I would be willing to put Slowey up against most pitching prospects, but see how he does against Gallagher.
The Baseball Savant has been busy working on his team previews lately. He is currently working on his thoughts on several AL Central teams. Here are his previews for the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox.
Aaron Gleeman has now posted his #20 rated Twins of all-time. Check it out to see who it is.
Nick N discusses some of the reasons that the Twins signed Joe Mauer long-term, but not Justin Morneau.
USA Today's Sports Weekly came out with its list of 100 Names to Know heading into spring training. It is generally a list of young Major Leaguers who may have flown under the radar and top prospects who are close to The Show. Twins included on the list include Matt Garza (#2), Glen Perkins (#34), Kevin Slowey (#63) and Pat Neshek (#92). I have been a subscriber to Sports Weekly since the earlier days of Baseball Weekly. I'm not going to write the comments associated with each, but if you want to read them, you can go to Twins Territory for them.
Josh Taylor discusses his predictions for the 2007 American League Central Division. Earlier in the week, he had done his Organizational Ranking of the Twins Shortstops.
Check out a new site called Twinin', a site with links to a LOT of Twins-related sites.
Here is The Official Page of Harmon Killebrew. Although, after quickly reviewing it, I don't really think that Mr. Killebrew himself has a lot to do with it.
Not only did Joe Mauer just sign a four year, $33 million contract, but now he is on the cover of the St. Paul Verizon Yellow Pages!!
The Pioneer Press's Bob Sansavere had a Q&A with Terry Ryan that was really fun to read. It was about Joe Mauer's contract, Cuddyer, and much more.
Here is a great article on Justin Morneau and his workouts this offseason from The Vancouver Sun.
Better Keeper? Justin Morneau at $15 or Matt Holliday at $18? For those fantasy baseball players out there, check out Tristan Cockroft's response to that question.
Michael Cuddyer's arbitration hearing is set for Thursday. I have a strong feeling that they will settle, maybe at a midpoint. Of course, based on the fact that of the four arbitration cases that have been heard to this point, all four were won by the teams, Cuddyer may be even willing to settle for a number below the midpoint. I'm still hoping for a four year deal. I think we know that a guy with Cuddyer's character will handle the long-term contract very well.
Sean McAdam of ESPN.com ranks the Twins bullpen as the 5th best in baseball which, of course, is way too low in my opinion!
What does Twins pitching prospect Errol Simonitsch have in common with Barry Zito? They breathe. OK, it's a little more than that, but you'll have to click here to find out more!
Here is a nice article from a Nebraska newspaper on catcher Jeff Christy, a Twins 2006 draft pick. It is about how the Nebraska Cornhuskers are going to replace him behind the plate. It talks about others, but it does give great incite into why Christy is so good behind the plate.
Roger posted his top candidates for the Twins Organization's Comeback Player of the Year.
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