Sunday, March 4, 2007
SunDAY NIGHt Notes
I thought that I would come back this evening with some notes and articles, and of course, a look at how the former Twins did in spring training today. It will likely be quite short as I am finishing up my Monday article.
Here are Josh Taylor's thoughts on Sunday's game.
A nice article on Justin Morneau and a comparison with Jason Bay from a Canadian site.
The Twins are All Juicing! Interesting little article on one of the secrets for the Twins.
A look at how some former Twins did in spring training games on Sunday:
Doug Mientkiewicz played some 1B for the Yankees and went 0-2 with a walk.
Brent Abernathy played a couple of innings at 2B for the Phillies and went 0-2.
Ruben Sierra DHd for the Mets. He went 2-3 with a double and three RBI.
Chris Gomez DHd for the Orioles and went 0-3 with a run.
Luis Rivas started at 2B for the Indians. He went 1-2 with a run. Casey Blake started at 1B and was 0-2.
Kenny Rogers started for the Tigers and went two innings. He gave up two runs (1 earned) on three hits and a walk.
Joe Mays signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers. He pitched two innings of relief and gave up only one hit while striking out two hitters.
Several former Twins are with the Nationals and they played split squad games. In one game, Michael Restovich started in RF and went 0-2 with a strikeout. Danny Ardoin caught and was also 0-2 with a strikeout. In the other game, Cristian Guzman started at SS and batted second. He went 0-3 with a run scored.
Chad Moeller and Juan Castro were both 0-2 for the Reds. Moeller caught and had a run. Castro played SS and had an RBI.
Michael Ryan played some LF for the Pirates. He went 0-3.
Jacque Jones played RF for the Cubs and was 0-3. Henry Blanco caught some innings and was 0-2.
Augie Ojeda went 1-2 with two RBI for the Diamondbacks. He played 3B.
According to this Foster's Online article, the reason that Justin Morneau had to move out of Joe Mauer's townhouse was because "Joe does not allow any girlfriends to stay at his house, so that's the way it is."
Ever wonder how the glove and bat and shoe companies attract players? Here is a good article on that process.
And finally, here is a headline Twins fans don't want to read "Santana tells Twins to sign him now or lose him later." Scary, huh? "...if I do opt for free agency, my agent will be the one in charge of the next contract." That certainly doesn't bode well. However, what I think this is going to do is create a little more urgency on the part of the Twins and Terry Ryan. Maybe Santana and his agent just went with the direct-to-media form of negotiation. Hopefully it works and the Twins get him signed for two more years! Hey, with the dollars spent on free agent pitchers and well as extensions to Roy Oswalt and Chris Carpenter, Santana should get paid.
I will be back in a few hours with a brand new article.
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