Let The Games Begin!

Posted on February 27th, 2008 – 3:04 PM
By La Velle

Here’s tomorrow’s starting lineup against the Fighting Krivsky’s:

1. Carlos Gomez, CF.

2. Brendan Harris, 2B.

3. Joe Mauer, C.

4. Michael Cuddyer, RF.

5. Jason Kubel, LF.

6.Craig Monroe, DH.

7. Mike Lamb, 3B.

8. Garrett Jones, 1B.

9. Alexi Casilla, SS

P Scott Baker, Glen Perkins, Matt Guerrier, Pat Neshek, Casey Daigle, Rickey Barrett, Julio DePaula.

In other news…

The Twins announced the signing of 18 players – the Kevin Sloweys and the Brian Buschers of the world - to 2008 contracts, meaning everyone is signed before games begin. Teams sometimes are unable to agree to deals with players with 0 to 3 years of service time and simply renew the contracts (the Twins have even taken off a few grand in the past when that happens) but there were no renewals this year.

Twins GM Bill Smith gave credit to Assistant GM Rob Antony for getting the deals done quickly. Jack Goin, Administrative Assistant to the GM, handled the players with no service time. This may be my only chance to mention Goin for awhile, so now he can say he’s on the blogosphere this year. 

And Baseball America has released its top 100 prospects for 2008. Deolis Guerra is No. 35. Carlos Gomez is No. 52 and Nick Blackburn is No. 56.

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