How often does this happen now days when baseball scouts scour the bushes around the world but yet a pitcher in California that can throw 100 MPH goes undrafted? Certainly not very often but the Minnesota Twins came up winners in getting 24 year-old Brandon Poulson’s name on a professional baseball contract and it only cost them $250,000.
The signing makes for a nice Minnesota Twins story when all the news you seem to read about the team lately is bad news. The team has stunk since the All-Star game, attendance is down, the Minnesota Vikings have reported to Mankato, the July 31 trading deadline is almost here and rumors swirl that a number of Twins are on the way out, fans are calling for manager Ron Gardenhire‘s head, Twins prospects like Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, Kohl Stewart, Jose Berrios, and Max Kepler keep showing up on the DL, and of course the Twins Hall of Fame induction ceremonies for Chuck Knoblauch being cancelled because he was arrested once again so we like the baseball scouts have to look high and low for some good news and this story fits the bill.
Here are a couple of links to other stories about Brandon Poulson: