Monday, 9 January 2012

Released by the Twins

On Friday morning I was told some pretty bad news, and was that I had been released by the Minnesota Twins. It's hard to be mad or upset about it, since the Twins did give me a chance to play professional baseball again and also, I wasn't too upset because I know I gave it everything I had. I honestly don't believe I could have worked any harder than I did.

The most disappointing thing was how I found out about it. I received a text message from a friend who read on the Baseball America website that I had been released and he was sending his apologies for the finding out the news. I didn't write back to him straight away, and instead I immediately wondered whether this was true or not. I was quite puzzled so I sought out the advice from a senior player on the team and he recommended I contact me scout. So I called my scout in Australia to see what was going on. I spoke to him for about 20 seconds and he told me that I had been released and that I should have received a call from the office informing me of my release. I'm sure this situation should have been handled differently, after all, how is it I don't find out about my release before anything is posted online for the world to see?

Conversation with my friend the day I found out about my release


  1. One door shuts, another one will open. Keep believing mate. I know we believe in you...

  2. Life is tough Todd. You have experienced the extreme highs and lows of a professional athlete. At every stage you have learned more, grown strong and become a better ball player. You have lost nothing but gained a lifetime of experience and in the process 'lived your Dream'.

    This is not the end but the start of a new beginning and a wonderful future.

    Proud of your achievements Son. God Bless you always.

  3. As a fan of the Twins, I hate to see you leave the organization (especially with the way you had to find out). It has been great to follow your blog and Twitter account. It makes fans feel closer to this game that we all love.

    Good luck in the future and I will continue to cheer for you where ever life sends you next!

  4. I'm sorry to learn of your release Todd.

    The pathway you take from here could involve baseball or a different direction altogether. Whichever way you go I feel that you have dealt with the current situation in a mature way and that is a credit to you.

  5. Good luck Todd. I am wishing you the best. I think that the way you learned it was totally class-less and I am sorry.

  6. +1 to everything above Todd. Keep up the performances in the ABL, it's a great way to get noticed. Look at Chris Oxspring last season. I bet Harman and Huber will get a shot at ST as well with their performances. Keep it up mate!

  7. Plenty of American colleges would probably love to have you.