11:44 AM EDT, Thu May 24, 2018

Is Twins catcher Bobby Wilson even better at 'pitch framing' than Jason Castro?

If you manage to stay out of the comments section of online stories about Twins catcher Jason Castro’s season-ending knee surgery, you will come to the sane conclusion that yes, this is a loss for the Twins. Even if he wasn’t hitting well this season, Castro has a good amount of value as a receiver. That said, many of his contributions come in the more subtle part of being a good receiver of pitchers — both calling a good game and, even more, being a good “pitch framer.” If you’ve grown weary of that phrase and/or don’t completely understand it, you’re not alone. But...
Puckett's Pond May 18, 2018

Minnesota Twins: Don’t expect any big catching moves after losing Jason Castro for the season

The Minnesota Twins have a hole at the catcher position after losing Jason Castro for the season but don’t expect any big moves to fill it. The Minnesota Twins just found closure on what felt like a weird injury situation with catcher Jason Castro. His recovery projection went from a week or two and back […] Minnesota Twins: Don’t expect any big catching moves after losing Jason Castro for the season - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Twinkie Town May 18, 2018
What we talk about when we talk about Bobby Wilson

What we talk about when we talk about Bobby Wilson

There are a lot of ways to describe the new Twins catcher. Let’s do that. When Jason Castro went down with what turned out to be a season-ending knee injury, there were a lot of questions. OK, maybe not really. Most all were just variations on “Who in the sam hell is the backup backup catcher?” As it turns out, we have an answer, and my gosh, is it a rowdy and rambunctious one. Bobby Wilson, 35, has not only played just about everywhere, but my dude is, in internet parlance, an absolute unit. I mean, look: Photo by Hannah Foslien/ What a proper lad. In the...
Twinkie Town May 17, 2018
Thursday Twins: Bobby Wilson is stepping up

Thursday Twins: Bobby Wilson is stepping up

Eduardo Escobar is fun, too. Also young pitchers and how to save baseball Link me baby, one more time! Bobby “Easy Rider” Wilson has stepped up for the Twins since Jason Castro hit the DL. Jarrid Denney for MLB.com talked to Wilson and his teammates about how he has been helping the team out, and not just with the big home run the other night. The Twins had some kids draw Eduardo Escobar’s scoreboard picture for the game on Monday. The results are about as fantastic and absurd as you would expect. Cut4 examined where these images fit into the pantheon of classic art pieces. Speaking...
Puckett's Pond May 16, 2018

Minnesota Twins: Options to consider with Jason Castro out

Once again, the Minnesota Twins have been dealt devastating injury news. Minnesota Twins starting catcher Jason Castro will miss the remainder of the 2018 season. The timeline for Castro’s return from his knee injury was four-six weeks.  However, there is more damage than anticipated in his knee and Castro required a full meniscus repair. This […] Minnesota Twins: Options to consider with Jason Castro out - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Twinkie Town May 16, 2018
Jason Castro out for season

Jason Castro out for season

Turns out Castro’s meniscus was more than just a little torn. Remember a few weeks ago when the Twins placed Jason Castro on the 10-day DL with a torn meniscus? And they told us it was “not considered a major injury”? And then it turned out Castro actually did need surgery, but would be back in four to six weeks? Yeah. Well, now Castro is going to miss the rest of the season. When doctors finally opened up Castro’s knee on Tuesday, they discovered his injury was much worse than the MRI originally revealed. According to Mike Berardino, the doctors made a mid-surgery decision to do a...

Twins catcher Jason Castro out for the season

Knee surgery on Tuesday revealed more damage than expected to the veteran catcher.
Call to the Pen May 15, 2018

Minnesota Twins: How losing Jason Castro will not affect pitching

The Minnesota Twins announced on Monday that catcher Jason Castro would miss 4-6 weeks after having knee surgery. How will his absence affect the Twins pitching staff? The Minnesota Twins have seen a season of prolonged streaks. The team opened the season 8-6 and in first place in the AL Central before going on a […] Minnesota Twins: How losing Jason Castro will not affect pitching - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Puckett's Pond May 15, 2018

Minnesota Twins: Mitch Garver has chance to prove he can start in Jason Castro’s absence

The Minnesota Twins will be without Jason Castro for four to six weeks giving Mitch Garver a chance to prove he can be a major league catcher. The Minnesota Twins were served another blow from the injury front when they learned Jason Castro‘s knee injury is worse than first thought. At first, the belief was […] Minnesota Twins: Mitch Garver has chance to prove he can start in Jason Castro’s absence - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Twinkie Town May 14, 2018
Jason Castro is getting knee surgery

Jason Castro is getting knee surgery

Remember that “minor” knee injury Twins catcher Jason Castro had? About that... The Twins placed catcher Jason Castro on the disabled list about a week ago because he tore his “meniscus”, which is apparently something in your knee. At the time, the Twins tried to emphasize that the injury was not considered major. However, I think this was another case of “bilateral leg weakness” or whatever because it turns out Jason Castro actually is going to get surgery on his knee tomorrow and will be out for four to six weeks. Sounds kind of major to me. Seriously, though. What is with...

Twins' Jason Castro will have knee surgery, miss 4-6 weeks

The veteran catcher has been on the disabled list since May 5, but rest was not the solution.

Castro to see knee specialist, plus other injury updates

It's not good news for Twins catcher Jason Castro, who is on the disabled list with a torn right meniscus and is headed to Colorado for further examination.

Twins place catcher Jason Castro on disabled list with slight meniscus tear

Jason Castro underwent a magnetic resonance imaging test on his knee Saturday morning, and it located a slight tear in the meniscus. The injury isn’t serious enough to require surgery
Twinkie Town May 5, 2018
Twins place Jason Castro on the DL

Twins place Jason Castro on the DL

Turns out Castro’s knee issue is actually kinda bad. You know how Twins catcher Jason Castro has been battling some knee issues lately? He sat out both Monday and Tuesday’s games against the Blue Jays, though he’s been playing since then. Well, it turns out Castro actually has a torn meniscus in his right knee. Though it sounds pretty bad any time anything is “torn”, Castro’s injury is not considered major. According to Phil Miller of the Star Tribune, doctors do not think surgery is required, and will just be shooting some cortisone into Castro’s knee. Apparently, the knee...

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