Monday, June 16, 2014
This is the end. At least for this blog that is. After nearly 8 long years, we're closing up shop.
That said, we're not done writing - only on this Twins blog are we done writing. Instead, we will be shifting our focus to twinsbaseballlove.blogspot.com. So be sure to follow us over there.
We've had a blast providing you readers with content and we thank you for your readership.
And on one last final (fitting) note, we thought this should be our final comment:
Monday, June 09, 2014
Last week on June 5th, Major League Baseball held its annual First Year Player Draft. The Minnesota Twins, having the fifth overall pick in the first round, selected shortstop Nick Gordon out of Olympia High in Orlando Florida.
Twins scouting director Deron Johnson was quoted by Star Tribune reporter La Velle E. Neall III saying, “We have been locked in on Nick. He was our guy from the start. We like the fact he can play shortstop. We like his offense, his ability to swing. I think he's going to have power down the road.''
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Over at the Twins SB Nation Blog, Twinkie Town, is a great post you should all check out here detailing the best first round picks in Twins history at each position. Below is a brief summary of those positions (but as I mentioned above, you really should check out the article):
- Right-Handed Pitcher: Matt Garza (#25 Overall, 2005)
- Left-Handed Pitcher: Glen Perkins (#22 Overall, 2004)
- Catcher: Joe Mauer (#1 Overall, 2001)
- First Base: Scott Stahoviak (#27 Overall, 1991)
- Second Base: Chuck Knoblauch (#25 Overall, 1989)
- Third Base: Gary Gaetti (#11 Overall, 1979 - Secondary Phase)
- Shortstop: Jay Bell (#8 Overall, 1984)
- Outfield: Kirby Puckett (#3 Overall, 1982 - January Phase), Torii Hunter (#20 Overall, 1993), Denard Span (#20 Overall, 2002)