That Garcia’s first meeting with the media on Monday was delayed because of working extra time in the cages with Jose Abreu is quite fitting. Thome accomplishing such feats while on the south side as hitting his 500th career home run in his s. On Friday, Tanaka pitched six strong innings and only surrendered two runs on three singles in the fourth inning. And if all else fails, he would be a fine reliever. (A separate debate on the alleged prevalent use of PEDs the last couple of decades might reveal the . His 1190 strikeouts in that time were second only to Randy Johnson, the man with the second most strikeouts of all-time. Something that both seemed to be very proud of and excited about by participating in the game. However, there are two other star pitchers who could hit free agency. Darvish’s price is more likely to go up if he stays on the market with his fellow free agents, leaving the Twins in the cold. en in 2012, new manager Rick Renteria is the perfect guy to take over for a blossoming and promising young team.