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Twins all-opponent team right fielder

Right Field – Magglio Ordonez – Actually a pretty  easy pick even though there have been many good right fielders that have played against Minnesota. Here are just a few of them, Reggie Jackson, Dwight Evans, Al Kaline, Jermaine Dye, … Continue reading

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Twins all-opponent team center fielder

Center Fielder – Fred Lynn – What the heck is going on here? Another Boston Red Sox? There have been some great center fielders that have played against our favorite team the Minnesota Twins. What about players like Amos Otis, … Continue reading

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Twins all-opponent team left fielder

Left Fielder – Jim Rice is my choice here but it just as easily have been Carl Yastrzemski, Rickey Henderson, Alex Gordon or Joe Rudi. Rice, a Hall of Famer was a Boston first round selection in 1971 as a high … Continue reading

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Twins all-opponent team shortstop

Shortstop – Cal Ripken was the Orioles second round selection (48th overall) in the 1978 June amateur draft. With the Twins first round pick (16th overall) in that same draft the Twins chose shortstop Lenny Faedo. But don’t feel bad because … Continue reading

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The Twins all-opponent team third baseman

Third Base – Wade Boggs is my pick today but when you have to choose among players like Brooks Robinson, George Brett, Sal Bando, Graig Nettles, Buddy Bell, Doug DeCinces, Carney Lansford, Adrian Beltre, and Josh Donaldson it is no … Continue reading

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The Twins all-opponent team second baseman

Second Base – Lou Whitaker was the Tigers fifth round in the 1975 draft and went on to become the 1978 AL Rookie of the Year, a five-time All-Star, a four-time Silver Slugger winner, and a three-time Gold Glove winner. … Continue reading

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The Twins all-opponent team first baseman

First Base – Paul Konerko – He was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers with the 13th pick in the first round of the 1994 amateur draft. In 1997, he was named the Minor League Player of the Year by Baseball America and Baseball Weekly and was named Pacific Coast League MVP . … Continue reading

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The Twins all-opponent team catcher

The Twins have called Minnesota home for the past 57 seasons of major league baseball. You might argue that during some of those years the home town bunch wasn’t of major league caliber but the same can be said of … Continue reading

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2017 Twins Minor League Players of the Year

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Where did 2017 playoff teams get their players

There was an article written by Sam Dykstra on MiLB.com back on September 29th that I found really interesting that many of you may have missed titled “Toolshed: MLB contenders find help on the farm“. The article shows where and … Continue reading

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