Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip: the family business

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 20: Andy MacPhail, former General Manger for the Minnesota Twins speaks as he is inducted into the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame before the game between the Minnesota Twins and the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 20, 2017 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 20: Andy MacPhail, former General Manger for the Minnesota Twins speaks as he is inducted into the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame before the game between the Minnesota Twins and the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 20, 2017 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, November 5th, 2017

Welcome to the November 5th 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

The East squad used a 3-run bottom of the 8th inning to win the Fall Stars game 4-2. The Twins lone representative was Tyler Jay, who came in when there were multiple runners on base and a run already in on the inning. He did allow both runners to score, but on his own line, his line was 2/3 of an inning, allowing no runs on one hit, striking out one.

Surprise will have a traditional Sunday off today.

Twins players totals in the AFL:
Chris Paul, 12 games, 48 AB, .250/.308/.375, 3 2B, HR, 3/13 BB/K
Sean Miller, 10 games, 38 AB, .316/.350/.342, 2B, 2 SB, 2/8 BB/K
LaMonte Wade, 15 games, 55 AB, .255/.369/.400, 3 2B, 3B, HR, SB, 8/8 BB/K
Andrew Vasquez, 8 games, 10 1/3 IP, 0.87 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, 3/10 BB/K
Thomas Hackimer, 7 games, 8 2/3 IP, 3.12 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 5/8 BB/K
Tyler Jay, 7 games, 6 2/3 IP, 6.75 ERA, 1.95 WHIP, 3/7 BB/K
Ryan Eades, 8 games, 10 1/3 IP, 0.00 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 3/8 BB/K

Twins announce home Spring Training schedule

After Hurricane Irma cancelled the Minnesota Twins fall instructs, the organization has been putting time and money into rebuilding both their facility and the community of Fort Myers, and they released their schedule for the spring. If you’ve never been to spring training, it’s an experience that every fan should enjoy at least once in his/her life!

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Pitchers and catchers report on February 13

With the offseason truly about to kick off on Monday with the first day that free agents can sign with a new team, we can now put a final day on the offseason, February 13th.

Five Twins declared free agents

On Thursday, players could declare for free agency, and all five eligible 2017 Minnesota Twins players declared, as expected. It is most likely that all five will end up elsewhere in 2018.

Notes from around baseball

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One Last Thing

While it was not a direct Twins hire, the role of the family on the history of the Minnesota Twins is unquestioned, so seeing that on this day in 1958, Lee MacPhail was hired by the Baltimore Orioles for what would be his first major league general manager job, it brought forth the legacy that the MacPhail family has had in the game.

Lee’s father, Larry MacPhail, entered into baseball by purchasing a share of a minor league team. His work with that team got him noticed by Branch Rickey, and he was on his way to becoming a Hall of Fame executive in baseball. He and Lee are both in the Hall of Fame, and Lee’s brother, Bill, was the president of CBS Sports and later CNN sports.

The Twins experienced the third generation of the MacPhail family tree in baseball as Larry’s grandson, Andy MacPhail, was the general manager for the Twins when they won both of their World Series titles before leaving for Chicago and the Cubs. He’s very likely to end up in the Hall of Fame himself. A pair of the fourth generation of MacPhail family are working in baseball with Lee MacPhail IV working in scouting and Drew MacPhail working in front office roles.