Minnesota Twins Daily Dip: Off Day Blues
Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, October 23rd, 2017
Welcome to the October 23rd edition of the Daily Dip, your daily piece of news and notes here on Puckett’s Pond, offseason edition. You’ll find the most recent news of the Minnesota Twins organization, stories from around the game, and links to any information you may want to know about the Minnesota Twins or baseball as we work our way through the hot stove season!
Minnesota Twins Scores, News and Notes
Arizona Fall League Update
Off day on Sunday. Surprise plays against Salt River at 2:30PM CT Monday.
Twins players totals in the AFL:
Chris Paul, 6 games, 26 AB, .308/.333/.348, 2B, 1/6 BB/K
Sean Miller, 5 games, 19 AB, .211/.250/.263, 2B, 1/4 BB/K
LaMonte Wade, 7 games, 26 AB, .231/.333/.423, 2 2B, HR, 3/2 BB/K
Andrew Vasquez, 4 games, 4 2/3 IP, 1.93 ERA, 0.64 WHIP, 0/6 BB/K
Thomas Hackimer, 3 games, 4 IP, 2.25 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 1/3 BB/K
Tyler Jay, 4 games, 3 2/3 IP, 4.91 ERA, 1.91 WHIP, 1/4 BB/K
Ryan Eades, 4 games, 4 1/3 IP, 0.00 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 1/2 BB/K
Twins could look at Bosio for pitching coach
Sunday brought two surprising moves involving pitching coaches, with the Mets hiring the Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway to be their next manager and the Chicago Cubs firing their current pitching coach Chris Bosio. Bosio was a teammate and is friends with Twins manager Paul Molitor. Whether the front office will have the same opinion of Bosio will be interesting to watch. The Callaway move could force the FO’s hand on Carl Willis, however, as he’d be the in-house candidate in Cleveland to take over the job.
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Playoff games today
Off until Tuesday.
Notes from around baseball
- World Series positional breakdown
- 5 Statcast storylines for the World Series
- Heat could affect series
- Padres open to offers for Hand
- Mets name Callaway manager
- Frick Award finalists announced
- Nationals view manager search as big task
- World Series umpire crew named
One Last Thing
On his 30th birthday, it’s a good time to take a look back at the career thus far of Kyle Gibson with the Minnesota Twins.
The big (6’6″, 215 pounds) righty was the 1st round pick of the Twins out of the University of Missouri in Columbia in 2009. With excellent college pedigree, Gibson was expected to move quickly, so it was a bit of a surprise when he didn’t crack the major leagues until 2013 at age 25.
Gibson took over a starting spot in 2014, and he showed well in his first season with expected first year stuff, making big strides in working with big league hitters in his second season, especially in generating swing and miss. Then Gibson took a huge step backward in 2016 on top of running into injury.
Gibson opened the 2017 season with a rough April and May, spending time in May in the minor leagues due to just how bad he was. He had solid months in June and July with one blow up start in each month before really throwing well starting August 1st, becoming one of the most reliable starters in the league, let alone the Twins staff over the final two months of the season.
Gibson will be a very interesting arbitration case this season in his second season of arbitration.