Minnesota Twins Daily Dip: Little Birthday Nicky

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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, November 9th, 2017

Welcome to the November 9th 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 AFL had a scheduled day off on Wednesday.

Surprise will play against Glendale at 1:30 PM Thursday.

Twins players totals in the AFL:
Chris Paul, 13 games, 53 AB, .245/.298/.358, 8 R, 3 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 3/15 BB/K
Sean Miller, 11 games, 42 AB, .310/.341/.333, 6 R, 2B, 6 RBI, 2/1 SB, 2/9 BB/K
LaMonte Wade, 16 games, 59 AB, .254/.362/.441, 8 R, 3 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 1/2 SB, 8/8 BB/K
Andrew Vasquez, 8 games, 0-0, 10 1/3 IP, 0.87 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, 3/10 BB/K
Thomas Hackimer, 7 games, 0-1, 8 2/3 IP, 3.12 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 5/8 BB/K
Tyler Jay, 7 games, 0-0, 6 2/3 IP, 6.75 ERA, 1.95 WHIP, 3/7 BB/K
Ryan Eades, 8 games, 1 GS, 2-0, 10 1/3 IP, 0.00 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 3/8 BB/K

More from Puckett's Pond

Levine says Astros model difficult to replicate

In an interview with Pioneer Press’s Charley Walters, Twins GM Thad Levine discusses the Astros model to their championship and how that would be a tough model to copy for any team. The Twins are going to acquire talent in a different, but hopefully still effective, way than losing to the point of having multiple seasons of the #1 overall pick.

Twins’ May remembers mentor Halladay

The entire baseball world is mourning the shocking loss of former Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay on Tuesday, but those who were influenced and mentored by him are taking the loss especially hard. One of those is Twins pitcher Trevor May, rehabbing from surgery and hoping to return to the Twins in 2018.

Notes from around baseball

Next: Twins FA Pitching Options

One Last Thing

Nick Punto turned 40 years old yesterday (but we utilized this space to memorialize Roy Halladay, pushing back my mention of Punto). Punto was a guy that seemed to divide the Minnesota Twins fan community while he was part of the organization, primarily due to the amount of playing time he received while not exactly being a high level player.

Punto was certainly not a poor player, however, hitting .248/.323/.324 over 747 games as a Twin. He helped the team by filling in all over the infield and playing the outfield as well. His best season for the Twins was 2006, when he played 135 games, hitting .290/.352/.373 with 21 doubles, 7 triples, 1 home run, and 17 stolen bases.

Happy birthday, Nick!