Enjoy the following Twins tidbits:
- Twins superstar Willians Astudillo is playing in the
DominicanVenezuelan Winter League [Editor’s Note: Yes, I knew this was wrong since last week. I changed it now so please stop sending me messages. Thanks.] this offseason, and he’s unfortunately struggling quite a bit... psych! He’s actually hitting .331/.374/.477 with three home runs, eight doubles, and a triple over 35 games. He almost hit the the cycle the other day, and hell, he even has SIX WALKS!
¡Béisbol Venezolano!— El Criollo Sport (@ElCriolloSport) November 26, 2018
Caribes de Anzoátegui, derrotaron con pizarra de 4-2 a Cardenales de Lara en el Estadio Alfonso “Chico” Carrasquel
➡Willians Astudillo la sacó en el cierre del séptimo ⚾ #ElCriolloSport | Vía @LVBP_Oficial pic.twitter.com/9MQ3ucIL6o
- Because I know at least one of you is wondering, he’s walked once so far over the 35 games, according to BRef.
- How ridiculous can the Willians Astudillo hype get? Well, Scout.com (apparently a part of CBS Sports) published a whole post about how he will be an elite fantasy baseball player in 2019. What a world.
- Speaking of well-fed Latin Twins players,remember Carlos Silva? He’s in a bit of legal trouble over a basketball team he once owned.
- Might as well keep this Latin Twins player thing going and point out again how badly Johan Santana was snubbed for that Cy Yuong in 2005. As much as I love Bartolo Colon... that shouldn’t be his award.
- As only Johan Santana could do — and so perfectly do — he recently wished Joe Mauer a happy birthday on Instagram.
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Congrats to Joe Mauer on a great career!! So many pitchers and catchers meetings, so many trips to the mound (not to say how many hits and bases you reached ) paid off!! We had so much fun together that never felt we were working. I know is not easy to walk away from what we love but I also know we love our families more!! I'm looking forward to see you brother. And like I always say... Happy birthday JOE Believe it!!
- And as always, happy birthday, Johan Santana!