Jump to content

Providing independent coverage of the Minnesota Twins.
Subscribe to Twins Daily Email

The Forums

Niko Goodrum - Adopt-A-Prospect 2017

Adopt A Prospect 2017 Yesterday, 11:55 PM
Cartier Niko Goodrum was born and raised in Fayetteville, Georgia (population 16,000) and selected by the Twins as a toolsy but raw short...
Full topic ›

Article: Gushing Over the Glovework of Polanco and Sano

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:53 PM
I’ll admit it. I was terrified of what Miguel Sano and Jorge Polanco playing next to each other was going to look like on a daily basis....
Full topic ›

2017 MLB draft thread

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 11:42 PM
Baring some sort of scenario where the Twins manage to win the next 8, the Braves lose the next 8, and win the tie breaker, we'll be pick...
Full topic ›

2017 Twins OVER/UNDER

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:38 PM
Debate continually rages on about many topics so I have tried to pick some of the more interesting and controversial ones for everyone to...
Full topic ›

Five Star Defensive Plays

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:53 PM
As many are likely aware, MLB rolled out a new feature this year via Statcast, "Catch Probability." http://m.mlb.com/new...ility-for-2017...
Full topic ›

Baseball Season is Upon Us

While the frost persists in the north, the sun is shining here in Fort Myers and I wanted to give everyone an update on what’s going on. Baseball season always seems far away when the snow is falling, but it is right around the corner. Pitchers and catchers reported for big league camp today and minor league camp is coming up.

I have been rehabbing my wrist here for the past month to get fully prepared for Spring Training and the season. A few of my friends and teammates from last season have shown up to start their training. Maybe you have heard of Miguel Sano? Along with Sano are Kennys Vargas and Eddie Rosario (who is preparing for the WBC). They have added some more fun to the clubhouse. There is a mix of pitchers and position players on the minor league side.[PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]
A number of big leaguers have shown up in the past week and it has been cool to meet and chat with a few of them. Learning from those playing at the top is a great way to get better. It has been cool to spend some time working out alongside them.

Attached Image: Hammond Stadium 2.jpg

We have a consistent schedule Monday through Friday starting in the morning with rehab, followed by throwing, hitting, defensive work and lifting. We are usually at the field from around 7:30 until 12:30 or 1.

There have been a few early visitors at the complex seeking autographs and conversation. If you are looking to escape the cold weather, I can assure you the weather is great in Fort Myers. We have seen hardly anything but sunshine for a month.

If you do plan on visiting Spring Training, try checking out the minor league side as well. We are right across the parking lot from Hammond Stadium. If you see me, come say hello. I love interacting with everyone and would love to chat with you. I can even introduce you to some of the bigger names at minor league camp.

This is just a quick look into what’s going on here in Fort Myers. I hope it gives people a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel that is a Minnesota winter. Get ready for baseball season because it’s coming soon!

Follow me on Twitter @APettersen1


  • Share:
  • submit to reddit
Subscribe to Twins Daily Email

Subscribe to Twins Daily Email

0 Comments