Image: 1982 Fleer sticker card (back)
Last night, the Minnesota Twins gave retiring Yankee pitcher Mariano Rivera a rocking chair made with bats he has broken over his career.
Cool gesture, but I still hate the Yankees.
I still can’t believe this dude was a Twin and they couldn’t get the best out of him.
Toronto Blue Jays close in on R.A. Dickey trade with New York Mets: Griffin (thestar.com)
Joe Mauer got married over the weekend to his girlfriend Maddie. Congratulations Joe.
Here’s a link to Dustin Morse’s Instagram. Also in attendace at Joe and Maddie’s wedding were current teammates Brian Duensing and Glen Perkins, and former teammates Jesse Crain and Orlando Hudson.
Thanks for sending David K.
The Nationals announced that they acquired center fielder Denard Span from the Twins for minor league right-hander Alex Meyer. Alex Meyer is a 6-foot-9 right-hander selected 23rd overall by Washington in the 2011 draft. Twins fans should be excited. This guy is known to be a power pitcher with a lot of upside. Twins owners better check the height of their dugout though.
What do you think?
Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder is an avid Cubs fan. For years, however, he called the Red Sox his favorite American League team. Not anymore. When former general Theo Epstein bolted for the Cubs over the offseason, Vedder dropped his Boston fandom and switched allegiances, calling the Twins his favorite AL team.
Is being a Twins fan Gods way of punishing Vedder for Vitalogy?
Joe Mauer got engaged over the weekend, and rumor has it that he tore several ligaments when he got down on one knee to propose. The Twins catcher, proposed to fellow Cretin-Derham Hall graduate Maddie Bisanz who is a nurse, so I’m sure he’s in good hands.
So what do you get a baseball player with a $184 million contract? Here are some things that might be on his gift registry.
All kidding aside, Minnesotans are happy for you Joe. Hope you can make it past first base on your wedding night.
Shop Twins and Mauer gear here.
What else do you think is on his registry?
Carroll is close to signing a multiyear deal with the Twins according to preliminary reports from Baseball America writer Jerry Crasnick, and would be their everyday shortstop.
Carroll, who will be 38 in February, is coming off a two-year, $3.85-million contract with the Dodgers. Due to team injuries, he played more like a starter, batting .290 in 803 at-bats during his two seasons with the Dodgers.
Fun fact: Jamey Carroll has had a higher on-base percentage than Michael Cuddyer in each of the past four seasons.
If it’s a good price, then I am fine with it. The multiyear deal thing does make me nervous on a guy at his age though. More to come.
**UPDATE: Jamey Carroll getting $7M over two years from #Twins (via @Ken_Rosenthal)
Click here to see his career stats.
The Minnesota Twins announced their new play-by-play guy will be Cory Provus. Actual game calling sample can be found here. How does everyone feel about this move? I think he’ll make it sound interesting when Trevor Plouffe boots a ball and then airmails it over the first basemen next spring.