Sunday, February 24, 2008
Sunday Afternoon Notes
The 40 Man Roster Answer
Hey everyone! Got home from church and figured I would do some quick reading on the Twins and such, figured I would share a few more links.
First, I know that the question has been asked for over a week now. Since the Twins signed Livan Hernandez, their website has shown 41 players on their 40 man roster. I received a second confirmation of what the Twins did to their 40 man roster to make the move complete. From a person close to such decisions, I confirmed that the Twins outrighted Darnell McDonald to AAA Rochester. Some wondered if the Twins could put Jose Mijares on the 60 Day Disabled List yet, but this source told me that although the Twins could put Mijares on the 60 Day Disabled List, they decided against it. Hopefully that clarifies things. You would think that the Official Twins site would make this correction, and yet, the move hasn't been shown on any Transaction Page that I have seen, and I haven't seen it reported by either of the local papers.
Here is another new Minnesota Sports blog for you to review. It discusses all of the Minnesota sports teams. It is called Minnesota Sports Chat.
I know I mentioned it a few days ago, but Phil Miller is putting the Pioneer Press's Twins blog on top of many lists. He is posting frequently and really doing a great job of giving us a feel for exactly what is going on at spring training. It's like we're there. Hopefully he is able to keep it up, and hopefully the commenters from the Strib's writers blogs stay away and keep it good!
Joe Mauer ranks fifth among 25 years olds according to The Baseball Analysts. When you see who one through four are, it's not too bad! Also, Francisco Liriano ranks seventh out of all 24 year olds with the comment that he could be #1 if he returns to what he was. Also, Delmon Young ranks sixth among 22 year olds, but you will definitely want to check out the top five in that group!
I'll add on to this posting if I find anything more. If you've got stories or articles that are good, e-mail them to me and I'll be happy to post them here. Thanks!