The Minnesota Twins announced Thursday they will make further extensions to safety netting at Target Field next season, the third such enhancement they’ve made in five years. The new netting along the left-field line will extend an additional 85 feet from the previous endpoint and 8 feet from the previous height, making that side about 275 feet long and 22 feet high. Along the right-field line, the net will stretch 65 feet longer and 7 feet higher, to about 255 feet long and 21 feet high.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 9:48 pm
Derek Shelton’s garage is clean, the byproduct of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ drawn out managerial hiring process, one that took extended after the club fired general manager Neal Huntington in late October. A 49-year-old baseball lifer who spent last season as the bench coach for the Minnesota Twins, Shelton already had interviewed for the chance to be Clint Hurdle’s replacement when Huntington was let go on Oct. 28. While the search was paused until Huntington’s successor was hired, Shelton wandered around his Florida home to burn off the nervous energy.
Posted: December 4, 2019, 10:48 pm
USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reported the White Sox are willing to pay such a price, which lines up with the team’s plans for an aggressive offseason and to spend big to add impact talent to the rebuilding effort. Tuesday’s reports featured a whole host of teams also chasing Wheeler’s services – including the Minnesota Twins, Cincinnati Reds, Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays – but Wednesday brought a new team into the fray: the Philadelphia Phillies. White Sox fans may remember the Phightin’ Phills from such offseasons as 2018-19, when they were long reported to be the White Sox primary foes in the Manny Machado sweepstakes.
Posted: December 4, 2019, 3:41 pm