The Minnesota Twins got off to a fast start to the 2010 season this week, taking three of four games from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. After a sub-par effort from starter Scott Baker in game one, the Twins got great starting pitching from Nick Blackburn, Carl Pavano, and Kevin Slowey, and have taken first place in the AL Central going into the season's first weekend.
April 9, 2010
On the same day that the Tampa Bay Rays unveiled their innovative plans for a new waterfront stadium in downtown St. Petersburg, the perennial-losing franchise captured newspaper headlines for another reason. Making its first splash in the Free Agent trade waters on Wednesday, Tampa Bay dealt right fielder Delmon Young to the Minnesota Twins in a risky, yet intriguing, six-player trade.
November 29, 2007
The Devil Rays claimed infielder Josh Wilson off waivers from the Washington Nationals on Thursday. In 19 games for the Nationals in 2007, Wilson was batting .053 (1-for-19) in a limited role. Wilson, who is known for his defense, also had five errors in limited chances. The Devil Rays optioned Ben Zobrist to Triple-A Durham in order to make room for Wilson on the roster.
May 11, 2007
New Orleans' Brendan Harris is your typical "do it all" infielder. He can play short, second, and third base (his "default" position). He can also hit the ball pretty well, as evidenced by his plus .300 batting average throughout most of the year for the Nationals' Triple-A affiliate.
June 28, 2006
Although their record may not reflect the success the Zephyrs had in 2005, the players that grew into outstanding prospects on their watch tell all you need to know. From Brandon Watson, to Jason Bergmann, to Bill Bray, New Orleans made some definite progress in player development in 2005. We sat down with their radio voice, Tim Grubbs to chat about the 2005 squad.
December 16, 2005