Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, January 7th, 2018
Welcome to the January 7th 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 Organizational Scores
Dominican Winter League Update
None of the Twins players involved in the DWL played in the DWL playoffs on Saturday night.
Puerto Rican Winter League Update
None of the Twins players involved in the PRWL played in the games on Saturday.
Venezuelan Winter League Update
Gregorio Petit‘s Leones del Caracas squad defeated Tigres de Aragua 7-1. Petit started at shortstop and went 0-3 on the game.
In an exciting finish, Caribes de Anzoategui scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 9th to walk off with a win over Navegantes del Magallanes. Willians Astudillo started in left field, going 1-4 with a home run, driving in 2 runs.
Minnesota Twins news and notes
The Reverse DePodesta
Effectively Wild, a podcast hosted by Fangraphs, featured an excellent interview with new Minnesota Twins Director of Baseball Operations Daniel Adler. It’s worth the listen!
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Meg Rowley was announced as the new managing editor of The Hardball Times. She comes from Baseball Prospectus, where she wrote this amazing article from the Dodgers/Twins game in July. Enjoy!
Notes from around baseball
- Arranging perfect free agent fits
- Blue Jays acquire Solarte from Padres
- Stanton’s offseason workout
- McCutchen’s snowy swings
- Gausman’s mountain top catch
- Teams at a directional crossroads
- Potential Darvish, Arrieta landing spots
- Edgar worthy of HOF
- Keuchel out of walking boot
- Teams to watch in January
- Barnes inspired by Arenado on artwork
- Cruz and Seager’s hugs to warm your winter
- Rolen, the HS basketball star
One Last Thing
Today, former left-hander Allan Anderson turns 54 years old. While there are 8 players that were part of both the 1987 and 1991 Minnesota Twins, only one was a pitcher, Anderson, who made just 2 starts and 4 appearances in the 1987 season. In 1991, Anderson made 29 appearances and 22 starts.
Sadly, Anderson really had his career bookended by those two seasons, winning 33 games in 1988-1989, leading the American League in ERA in 1988, and looking like he would have a very promising career ahead of him. Instead, after 1991, he never made another major league start, just 27 when he made his last start.
Anderson won 49 games with the Twins with a 4.11 ERA over 818 2/3 career innings, all with the Twins.