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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:36 PM
One my areas of concern coming into the season was the defensive play of the left side of the infield.  So far they have far exceede...
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Article: Impromptu Draft Update

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:34 PM
The draft is quickly approaching (but still seems like a lifetime away). Twins Daily's draft coverage is being mapped out.But as of today...
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Game Thread: Twins@Rangers 4/25/17 7:05PM

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:30 PM
Nicknames! How many of you remember these words? “A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty Hi-Yo Silver...
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Ryan O'Rourke Will Have Tommy John surgery

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:30 PM
News came out of Texas today that Lefty Ryan O'Rourke will have Tommy John surgery and miss at least the rest of the 2017 season. ...
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Article: Kernels Hitting A Stride

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:06 PM
Heading into their four-game series with Midwest League Western Division leaders Kane County on Thursday, the Cedar Rapids Kernels were o...
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Spring Training Near - Dakota Watts

[FONT=Tahoma]Well everyone, spring training is finally upon us!

With only a few days to go, I sit back and critique myself. Did I prepare to my fullest ability? Did I out-work everyone else when there was nobody looking? Could I have done more?

These are all questions that run through anybody that did prepare. There may be a sense of panic for the guys that didn’t. Overall, there is a great excitement to get the ball rolling this year. [/FONT]


[FONT=Tahoma]With report date tomorrow, I’m looking forward to seeing all my past teammates, along with future ones. All will check in to the team hotel. (A side note to those who do not know, yes, they actually put the entire minor league group in the same “Team Hotel” which always makes for some great late night card games!) [PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]

Although it is a packed hotel, it does allow us to get to see each other before and after each day at the park. It is always great to see the guys the night before our actual start date because it’s a good measuring stick to see their physical appearances compared to your own after a long off season lay off.

This year I feel bigger, stronger, and faster than ever which gives me confidence before day one ever occurs. Like any ballplayer, playing this game, especially at this level, you have big hopes, dreams, and goals. My goals are set for this season already.
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[FONT=Tahoma]As a guy that comes down early every year, it’s been a great close to my off season. Getting to enjoy the Florida sun while throwing and conditioning everyday at the complex is great. It is definitely a great thing that we get to do, plus throughout about a month before we start, some big leagues guys such as Mauer come down and work out with us. It is awesome to get a chance to see someone like that go about their daily routine.
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[FONT=Tahoma]All in all, I am super excited for this spring training. After a not-so-good season last year, I feel an obligation to myself to prove that I belong and can play at any level.

With that said, I will check in again to update you all on how things are going. Thanks again for tuning in.[/FONT]

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Dakota Watts signing out!
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