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Thursday Twins: Derek Falvey is doing some soul searching, as we all are

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Falvey talked about a number of topics in a recent interview. Plus, more optimistic facts, a no-hitter, and David freaking Hale.

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Stare into his eyes.
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Some headlines from around the internet:

  • John Shipley of the Pioneer Press recently interviewed Twins Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey, who says he’s remaining optimistic, but also doing some soul searching along with “coaches, staff, front office, trainers, certainly players, everybody.” Hear, hear, Falvey, I have certainly been doing my soul searching over the past week too. It’s healthy. I think.
  • The Falvey interview is really good, though. He also touches on the possibility of re-signing Joe Mauer, injuries, Trevor May’s future, and Miguel Sano’s injuries (and weight).
  • As for that soul searching, there is some good news: Nick Nelson of Twins Daily pointed out that this year’s Twins have the same April record as the 2006 Twins had — 9-15. The 2006 Twins went on to win 96 games and take the AL Central Division crown. They also got promptly swept in the playoffs by the Athletics, but hey! At least it wasn’t the Yankees that time.
  • In some minor league news, the Low-A Cedar Rapids Kernels completed a combined no-hitter on Tuesday! Edwar Colina started the game, and was relieved by Jovani Moran. The Kernels won 10-0.
  • Hey, remember when the Twins were in New York, and they claimed that pitcher, David Hale, off waivers from the Yankees? Hale pitched in one game for the Twins, and then the Twins DFAed him. Well, Hale elected free agency instead of going to the minors, and he ended up... going back and signing a minor league deal with the Yankees. Then they called him up again yesterday, so he’s a Yankee again. Fun story.