Twins' growth rate of prospects is high on the farm

  • Article by: LA VELLE E. NEAL III , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 23, 2013 - 11:41 AM

The Twins have retooled their minor league system -- adding both hitting and pitching -- and piled up a talented group of prospects.

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ranger78Jan. 22, 13 9:14 PM

Prospects are nice. But that's all they are until they produce at the majors. Call us when these guy reach Target field. In the meantime, we have a few more years of 90 or so losses in the offing.

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jimbo92107Jan. 22, 1310:03 PM

La Velle, that's music to my ears. Now if the Twins can find decent starting pitching, it might be a fun year to watch some baseball.

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Dantes929Jan. 22, 1310:06 PM

I dream of a rotation of Meyers, Mays, Worley, Berrios and Gibson. Hopefully trade for a near ready high end shortstop to go along with Sano, Rosario, Hicks, Parmalee, Mauer. Of course they might all flop. But they might not.

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fwallenJan. 22, 1310:12 PM

Laval, I like your optimism, but I'll wait a little longer before jumping on Terrys bandwagon.

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nathan8383Jan. 22, 1310:18 PM

The Royals have had a top farm system for a while with nothing to show for it(yet). Some will point at them as a reason not to get hopes up. Then again, the Rays had a top farm system for years and it did work out for them quite nicely. So how will this work out for the Twins? No one knows and know one should pretend to know. I for one am looking forward to seeing how these guys pan out but obviously nothing is guarunteed.

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Dantes929Jan. 22, 1310:48 PM

"No one knows and know one should pretend to know" If I knew I would probably not bother watching.

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pazalunaJan. 22, 1310:51 PM

Rule #1 of journalism....there is a difference between covering a team and rubbing elbows with it...

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sane09Jan. 22, 1311:07 PM

"Rule #1 of journalism....there is a difference between covering a team and rubbing elbows with it...I am pretty sure that the NUMBER ONE rule of journalism has NOTHING to do with sports.

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bruisedupJan. 22, 1311:17 PM

The Twins will at some point need to take a risk with a legit free agent. Baseball players, as we well know, don't develop over night. The Angles signed Josh Hamilton for 5 years and 125 million. That should have been the Twins target. Hamilton could have switched between playing left field and center field with the Twins and the team would have shown a lineup of Mauer, Morneau, and Hamilton, in the 2, 3, and 4, spots in the batting order respectively. I don't know how many games that wins for us but we can see an effort to put something worth watching on the field for this year.

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borisJan. 22, 1311:31 PM

Oh, YAWN! I wonder if the Twins will be good this year.. Nah, probly not, lol!

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