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Stu's Hunt Down: Former Twins OF Craig Monroe

Posted by: Michael Rand under Professional baseball, Twins fans Updated: February 27, 2014 - 2:20 PM

Each week, commenter RandBallsStu (branding!) tracks down a former Minnesota sports figure about whom you might have otherwise forgotten. This works out well unless we get yelled at. Stu?


The Hunt Down

Name: Craig Monroe

Claim to Fame, Minnesota: a member of your 2008 Minnesota Twins. Like your Rondell Whites and Phil Nevins before him, Monroe was the budget veteran acquisition who the Twins really hoped would add some pop to the lineup.  He did not.  After being acquired from the Cubs in November 2007 for a player to be named later, Monroe belted a mere 8 jack jobs before the Twins released him in August.  Chicago eventually received Doug Deeds, Aaron Gleeman’s 35th-best Twins prospect of 2007.

Did the Twins Give Up On Craig Monroe Too Soon: no, Bleacher Report, they did not.

Claim to Fame, Everywhere Else: best known for his stint with the Detroit Tigers from 2002-2007, where he earned a reputation as a Twins killer.  Monroe began his career with the Texas Rangers, and closed it in 2009 with the Pirates.

Has He Been Arrested for Alleged Belt Theft: yes.

Where He Is Now: a studio presence for Fox Sports Detroit on their Tigers broadcasts.  Here is some of his work.

Is He on Twitter: it appears so.  (Same with Doug Deeds, for that matter.)

Has He Ever Been in a Twitter Feud with Patrick Reusse: no.

Glorious Randomness: his middle name is “Keystone,” which brings us to our Power Rankings of budget-conscious beers that can also conceivably be used as your child’s middle name, Michael.

1.High Life



4.Natty/Natural (Not Natty Ice, that’s just stupid)


6.Lone Star


8.Simpler Times




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