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Phil and the prospects

Posted at 9:26 AM on September 1, 2006 by Ben Tesch

Late last night the Twins made some intruiging roster moves. Firstly, they acquired Phil Nevin from the Cubs off waivers. I do remember that he put on quite a show when the Cubs were in town earlier this season, and had a lot of pop in his bat. Hopefully he can shore up the DH spot, and even fill in at first. (He also is a emergency catcher. Didn't he used to play third, too?)

The Twins also called up a few players from the minors. Scott Baker is back, and catcher Chris Heintz is in to spell the tiring Mauer. Possibly the most intruiging one of them all is Alexi Casilla, who should round out the piranhas with his blazing speed. (Casilla, who was acquired for JC Romero, started the season in A ball and batted .331 with 12 doubles, 33 RBIs and 31 stolen bases in 78 games before being promoted to AA, where he proceeded to hit .305 with 19 stolen bases in 43 games.) Love it.

Limiting mistakes

Posted at 11:40 AM on September 1, 2006 by Ben Tesch

It's kind of sad seeing that the bar for Carlos Silva's starts are now down to simply "limiting his mistakes", meaning he's bound to make a bunch and you just hope that he keeps the number low.

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