Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Joe Nathan Leaves for Rangers

The Minnesota Twins just lost their all-time saves leader to the Texas Rangers.

Joe Nathan (37) signed a two-year deal with the Rangers yesterday, which includes a team option for 2014.

Nathan just returned this past season after Tommy John surgery prevented him from taking the mound in 2010. The right-hander made 48 appearances last season, going 2-1 with 14 saves and a 4.84 ERA.

Nathan was stripped of the closer role early in the season when, like many other Twins, he imploded. He won the position back for the end of the year.

Nathan's career has a 48-23 record with 261 saves and a 2.87 ERA in 581 games. Nathan had been in Minnesota since 2004.

I don't know what you guys think, but it seems to me that we keep dumping players and picking up players that are only useful in Triple A? I see a long-term building plan, but also would like some short terms players too... we can't have another 2011 in 2012.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Minnesota Twins Season Tickets

I am a huge Twins fans (hence the blog) and have yet to get season tickets! I am currently in the On Deck Cirlce, but haven't heard anything regarding next year's season tickets.

Someone should let me know with a comment if they hear anything! Thanks!

Stay tuned for more posts on how the Minnesota Twins are going to try to fill the huge holes in the team for next year.
The Minnesota Twins are attempting to fill the myriad of holes in the team this offseason, starting with pitching staff. The organization claimed left-hander Matt Maloney from the Cincinnati Reds and Jeff Gray from the Seattle Mariners, both off waivers.

Maloney is a 27-year-old that went 0-3 with a 9.16 ERA in eight appearances for the Reds last year. He spent the majority of the season in Triple A, going 7-1 with a 2.99 ERA in 14 appearances, 13 of which were starts.

Gray is a 29-year-old that went 0-0 with a 2.70 ERA in six appearances for the Chicago White Sox before Seattle claimed him in May. There he went 0-1 with a 4.89 ERA in 24 appearances for the Mariners.

There was a release from the Twins stating that both aren't expected to immediately contribute to the club.

This seems strange to me. The Twins drowned last year. We don't need a piece of wood to float on... we need a ship. If we don't start picking up players that can be counted on to contribute immediately, then we're already sunk for next year.

Get your act together, Twins. We need something better than what you've given us so far this offseason.