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I can no longer say I want the Twins to emulate the Astros. Bush league maneuver to use cameras in order to steal signs.
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NYT Lists MiLB Teams Targeted For Extinctio

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July And August At Twins Daily: Part 1, Stories

If I had to summarize Twins Daily's July and August in four words, they would be: Growth. Growth. Everywhere growth. That presents its own challenges, but I assure you, they're better than blogging for a dozen people. I know.

As a result, our monthly update to give our own community a health check is also growing, into a four-part series this week. (It's also covering two months, because growth kept us busy in August, too.)
You may think the most exciting recent development around Twins Daily would be the traffic. That’s exciting too, and we’ll get to the traffic numbers later, but they’re a result of an explosion of great writing at Twins Daily. Some of that is from veterans like Cody Christie and Ted Schwerzler, both of whom ranked in the top five our most read writers the last two months. Andrew Thares, who anchored our draft coverage also qualifies for that category, and his reader numbers have tripled over the last year. But I’m not talking about that, either.

Just look at the front page for the last couple of weeks. You’ll find stories from Matt Braun, Cooper Carlson, Thieres Rabelo, Patrick Wozniak, AJ Condon, Sabir Aden and Andrew Gebo. None of them were writing last year. All of them had at least 10,000 people stop by to read their stories over the last two months.

Editor Tom Froemming deserves the lion’s share of the credit for this. Tom has recruited, managed and organized all of this great content, while recording some great Twins videos and being a husband, dad, and provider. I’d sure appreciate it if you would express any gratitude you feel to him in the comments section below.

As a result, you’re hearing a little less from Seth, Nick, Parker and I. And I speak for all of us when I say that is fan-freaking-tastic. Twins Daily's mission is not to provide the four of us a bigger megaphone. It is to provide independent, non-corporate Twins writers a platform that rivals those of legacy media writers. This is something Seth, Nick, Parker and I feel pretty strongly about, having blogged for years with a portion of the attention that corporate media can enjoy.

And with all that content comes a lot of attention. A LOT. We'll get to that in Part 2 tomorrow.

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My interactions with Tom Froemming have always been great, and I'm blissfully unaware of most of the work that he puts in, besides just his own writing/blogging/videoing, so I'm glad to see that highlighted. Thanks Tom!

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Ted Schwerzler
Sep 10 2019 10:50 AM

What you have built, and fostered here, has been nothing short of exception John. To all of the owners at TD, having this outlet to discuss, write, and cover the game through a Twins lens has been amazing. Tom's leadership continues to be exceptional, and the support from everyone involved is something I feel so proud to be a part of.

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Hat tips all around.

 

This place is pretty neat.

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howieramone2
Sep 10 2019 11:20 AM

When I first joined the board and suffered thru the less than heady days of 2013 and 2014, I knew when our favorite team started to win, TD would start attracting the best and brightest. This has come to pass.

When I first joined the board and suffered thru the less than heady days of 2013 and 2014, I knew when our favorite team started to win, TD would start attracting the best and brightest. This has come to pass.

What are you talking about? I've been here as a participant since almost Day One. :)

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Tom Froemming
Sep 10 2019 12:26 PM

Thank you for the kind words, but basically I'm just like the stadium usher in the photo for this article. I'm just making sure writers are entering in an orderly fashion, have their ticket and know where to go. When people show the ability to come up with original ideas and have the enthusiasm to regularly follow through on them, I just open the door and get the hell outta the way, lol :)

 

It makes me happy to see the readers continue to be hungry for more.

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Like howieramone2 above, I felt all along that a really strong season or two of Twins baseball would send the readership numbers skyrocketing here. It's just such a unique site. But with the addition of all the work Ted is doing, combined with the Twins' success, it's just been a perfect storm. 

 

I can't pretend I read every story posted, but I will say that I do enjoy every story I read. Keep up the great work, all. It is appreciated.

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Ted Schwerzler
Sep 10 2019 03:40 PM

 

But with the addition of all the work Ted is doing, combined with the Twins' success, it's just been a perfect storm.

I'd imagine you meant Tom, because I'm not doing a whole lot haha!

Again and again I am impressed with the high quality of the writing on this site. Really appreciate all of you authors.

Thank you!

 

I'd imagine you meant Tom, because I'm not doing a whole lot haha!

Yes, sorry, Ted. Since I seem to engage with you and Tom both so much via Twitter and your parents made the mistakes of giving you both 3-letter first names beginning with T, my fingers tend to get minds of their own when I'm at the keyboard.