Tag Archives: Minnesota Twins

Jerry Crasnick On Minnesota Twins’ Starting Pitcher Kevin Slowey

“He’s so precise with his repertoire, pitching coach Rick Anderson occasionally has to remind him to throw a ball above the letters just to give hitters a different look. Think Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen ever does that with Oliver Perez?” — Jerry Crasnick on Minnesota Twins’ starting pitcher Kevin Slowey

Los Angeles Angels Have A Starting Lineup That Hits Above .300

I just read the box score of the Los Angeles Angels and Cleveland Indians Tuesday night game. The Angels won 5-4 thanks to a resurgent Vladimir Guerrero. There’s no doubt that the Angels are first in the AL West.

Francisco Liriano’s Struggles Provide Vindication For Brian Sabean

Former Minnesota Twins stud pitcher Francisco Liriano lost Monday night and fell to a Barry Zito-esque 5-12 record and a 5.80 ERA. Liriano doesn’t seem to have fully regained his former 2006 form after undergoing Tommy John Surgery in 2008.

Joe Mauer Gets Big Raises For 2008 And Beyond…

“[Minnesota] Twins catcher Joe Mauer, 24, who goes from a salary of $3.75 million this season to $6.25 million next season, will be paid $10.5 million and $12.5 million in the ensuing two seasons.” – . If Mauer doesn’t start at least 120 games as catcher next year, those 2009 and 2010 salaries look hard to swallow.

Ozzie Guillen On The Twins

“You don’t have Hunter and Santana, wow. They’ll go from piranhas to little sardines.” – Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen on the prospect of the Minnesota Twins losing both Tori Hunter and Johan Santana to free agency and a possible trade after this season.