my mizzou boys! Signing day! College is gonna be so much better with these two(: @jaredfosd_ck @dtrainn_23 instagr.am/p/VZWTJcLDFT/
— Julie Stoffel (@julie_stoffel) February 6, 2013
MISSOURI BASEBALL IN THE MINORS/MAJORS
♦ The Road to Rebuild: Kyle Gibson could be key (twinsdaily.com)
During the next couple of seasons, there is going to need to be more than one thing that breaks in favor of the Twins for the team to get back to the top of the AL Central. There will be plenty of young talent ready to emerge for the club but this will mean that some things need to go right in the minor leagues. For Minnesota, the road to rebuild has already started and there will be plenty of other important steps along the way.
Kyle Gibson could be one of the key pieces for the Twins on their road back to the top. The former first round pick back in 2009 will undoubtedly make his MLB debut this year after missing most of last season due to Tommy John surgery. Reports from the Arizona Fall League have his slider looking sharper and there seems to be a little more life on his pitches. This is great news for the Twins.
The Twins hope their rotation of the future will include Gibson and recent acquisitions Alex Meyer and Trevor May. It will be a year or two before Meyer and May make it to the big leagues. This leaves Gibson as the first cog in the rotation of the future. He should have the most big league service time under his belt and this could help him to be a leader to these other young pitchers...
TIGERS ON DECK
♦ Tigers on Deck on Facebook: If they can get this much support in Starkville, MS, there's no reason we can't do it bigger and better here at Mizzou. Invite your friends, spread the word, and keep fighting the good fight to show Mizzou is a premier SEC school.
VITAL INSIDE SCOUTING INFORMATION
My gameday bubble gum brand is HubbaBubba and they came out with new flavors, Dr. Pepper & Orange Crush. Very excited w/ this development!
— Dan Pietroburgo (@CoachPietro) February 6, 2013