September 27, 2007

Twins News/Notes

Thursday's Links
  • had a rumor yesterday that had Johan Santana going west to the Dodgers in exchange for LHP Prospect Clayton Kershaw and OF Matt Kemp. If they also gave up LaRoche or Loney, then I'd be interested, but nothing short of that.
  • Incase you haven't already heard, Twins outfield prospect Eli Tintor has been suspended for the first 50 games of the 2008 season after testing positive for Drug of Abuse (not a PED). Anthony Swarzak was suspended this season and came back very dominating. Hopefully Eli can do the same.
  • According to LEN3, Joe Mauer may need to have hernia surgery if his physical shows he needs it. He's likely only going to start another game or two before being shut down, but he should be ready to go next season.
  • Fashion designer Marc Ecko who bought Barry Bonds' 756 home run ball for $752,467 finally has made up his mind on what he's going to do with the ball. Well actually the public did. Over 10 Million people voted and the winning fate was to brand the ball with an asterisk and send it to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Personally, I think it's ridiculous for him to do that after spending 3/4 of a $1 Million and I also think it's very disrespectful of the Baseball Hall of Fame to accept it even after that happened.
  • Milton Bradley's "flip out" resulted in umpire Mike Winters to be suspended for the remainder of the 2007 season. As much as a lot of people don't care for Milton, I think that he'd be a great player to have on the team. Regardless of his attitude (which is very bad), he's a great player and I think that a clubhouse like Minnesota would help keep him in check. The Padres clubhouse is also good, and besides this, they did a good job with him.
  • Also too, head over to to view his 11-20 prospects, as well as his 21-30 and 31-40. And if you'd wish, you can compare his to mine.