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Better late than never edition of semi-useless Twins news

Car Crushing Monster Truck Launches The Magnificient Machine Exhibition
“You’re good... Keep going... * KRUNK * Uh, back up a bit, Carl.”
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Twins Prospects Get Noticed

MLB Pipeline chose prospects left-hander Stephen Gonsalves and outfielder Daniel Palka as the MLB Pipeline Prospects of Year. Gonsalves was also named MLB Pipeline’s Team of the Year’s LHP. On top of that, Gonsalves will also be honored as the Twins minor-league pitcher of the year along with Twins minor league player of the year, center fielder and film noir gumshoe for hire, Zack Granite at the Diamond Awards next January.

Twins Projected Arbitration Salaries

MLB Trade Rumors has done projections for next year. Here are the Twins:

  • Trevor Plouffe (5 years) – $8.2M
  • Hector Santiago (5 years) – $8.6M
  • Brandon Kintzler (5 years) – $2.2M
  • Eduardo Escobar (4 years) – $2.9M
  • Tommy Milone (4 years) – $4.9M
  • Kyle Gibson (3 years) – $3.5M
  • Ryan Pressly (3 years) $1.1M

You can see their entire MLB list at the link above.

Local Boy Does Good has story on their local (Lynn, Mass.) boy, Derek Falvey, making it to the (relatively speaking) big time with the Twins. Nothing really new there, just an extreme close-up of the usual Derek Falvey stock photo that may be seizure inducing in some folks.

We Can’t Even Win This Contest

Sports Cheat Sheet lists four cities they say where it’s hardest to be a sports fan. Not only did we not end up first, we were also lumped in as a state and not Minneapolis. Whatever. Hey, how ‘bout them Lynx?

Gardenhire Spent Summer Coaching GCL Twins

“I just love baseball,” said Gardenhire, “They called me and asked if I wanted another coaching opportunity, I said yes and it worked out.”

The Dunn County News has a story on Toby Gardenhire’s (Did I not mention it was Toby Gardenhire? Whoops.) experience coaching the minoriest Twins last summer. Gardenhire is currently the UW-Stout’s baseball team manager.