Down On The Farm

A look at some minor leaguers of interest: Let’s start with former Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks outfielder Jon Weber. At the age of 32, he nearly made the New York Yankees’ Opening Day roster. Instead, he’s at Triple-A. After a horrendous April in which he hit .169, Weber’s managed to hit .307 since May 1. He still…
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Twins Roster Nearly Finalized

A number of decisions were handed down to players from the Minnesota Twins on Saturday. Jacque Jones and Anthony Slama were among those told they would not make the team when camp breaks. However, they will stay with the team when it goes to Target Field for exhibition games Friday and Saturday. Matt Tolbert, Mike Maroth…
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Are Slama, Jones Playing Their Ways Onto Twins?

A familiar face and a new face might be playing their ways onto the Minnesota Twins’ Opening Day roster. In Wednesday’s 4-1 spring training victory against the Florida Marlins, Twins outfielder Jacque Jones had a pair of hits – including a homer – to push his spring average to .360. Meanwhile, reliever Anthony Slama picked up…
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Marlins Won’t Mimic Twins’ Model

No surprise from Florida Marlins President David Samson in saying that his front office won’t commit to spending the way the Minnesota Twins when the Marlins move into their new ballpark in 2012. Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is considered baseball’s thriftiest owner, although he has been at the helm during a World Series championship season…
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Twins Bring Back Familiar Face

The Minnesota Twins may have found an answer in solving the fourth outfielder dilemma. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick writes on Twitter that the Twins have signed former outfielder Jacque Jones to a minor league deal that includes an invitation to big league camp for spring training. Jones hasn’t played in the majors since a brief spell…
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