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Norge Ruiz

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:22 AM
Darren Wolfson is reporting that the Twins will watch Cuban FA pitcher Norge Ruiz throw tonight in the Dominican League. Also watched him...
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Twins 40-man Report Cards

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:00 AM
I'm writing one for each player on the Twins 40-man roster as of the end of the season on Cold Omaha, and I thought I'd share them here t...
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Bert will be back in 2017 and 2018, but with even fewer g...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:36 PM
http://www.startribu...ames/398739201/   Bert Blyleven has been a Twins TV analyst for more than two decades, but in that time he’s...
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Article: Falvey, Levine Well Suited To Solve Roster Riddles

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:03 PM
Among the challenges that puzzled the 2016 Twins was putting the optimal defensive lineup on the field. Derek Falvey and company likely w...
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World Series Game 1&2 Thread

Other Baseball Yesterday, 08:03 PM
Chicago is in Cleveland for Game 1 of the World Series. Feel free to discuss throughout the game.   Lineups:     CUBS: Dex...
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Breaking Minor League News: New Britain Rock Cats Have Been Sold

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There is breaking Twins-related minor league news this afternoon in Central Connecticut, where it has been announced that the New Britain Rock Cats, which had done very well in the community and in terms of attendance, under owners Bill Dowling (former attorney for George Steinbrenner) and Coleman Levy (local attorney), is being sold to an investment group.

[Originally posted at my blog, http://twinsfanfromafar.blogspot.com]

DSF Group, the purchaser, is a real estate and sports investment firm, and also owns the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (same division as the Rock Cats and AA affiliate of the Blue Jays), and the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Class A affiliate of Tampa Bay Rays). Interestingly, John Willi, who left the helm as the Rock Cats' general manager in 2010 to take a position at DSF, will be returning to that post.[PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]

I have a feeling that this is going to be an interesting story, especially as rumors have been floating around that the Rock Cats may change affiliation. I will be keeping track of this story and any further developments. But as a fan, as long as the ticket prices remain affordable, and the quality of baseball is good, I'll be happy to continue to support the Rock Cats.

Here's the article from the Hartford Courant detailing the sale.

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