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2020 MINOR LEAGUE SEASON

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 04:03 PM
Baseball America takes a look at what is happening in the minors, a season that would now have been a couple of weeks old.   https:/...
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Virtual Twins Baseball Megathread

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:03 PM
Moving forward this will house every game-thread in the comments below until real baseball hopefully comes back. I should have done this...
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Zulgad: Is MLB really making return about dollars and cents?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:18 PM
https://www.skornort...lars-and-cents/   The owners have made their proposal to the players. The players association will now have t...
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Recent Proposal

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:29 AM
https://theathletic....=freedailyemail   The players have rejected the owners last proposal, the players have proposed a longer seas...
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Too Far From Town: Elizabethton Twins

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 08:04 PM
This seems to be a free article in the Baseball Prospectus series on minor league teams in danger of elimination.   https://www.base...
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5 Questions with Twins President Dave St. Peter

There have only been four presidents in the history of the Twins and Dave St. Peter has served in the role since 2002. He has been part of the Twins organization since 1990 and he has worked his way up from intern all the way to the club’s highest position. Minnesota has won seven American League Central Division championships.
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With one of the strongest rosters in baseball, the Twins were on the cusp of what looked to be a magical 2020 season. Now there are plenty of questions and not many answers about when and where baseball will return. Here are five questions with Twins President Dave St. Peter.

Twins Daily (TD): What did you miss most about the Home Opener not happening last week?

Dave St. Peter (DSP): There is so much to miss about baseball and our Home Opener. There is nothing like baseball’s Opening Day. It’s so rich with tradition and serves as a pseudo-holiday in most major league markets. In markets like Minnesota, it also serves as the unofficial start of spring. But what I miss the most are the people. Each and every year the Opener provides a platform for a reunion of our players and staff with the hundreds of ballpark employees, our fans, our partners, etc. Re-engaging with these folks is always a huge highlight of the season. I miss these folks and all they do to make Twins baseball what it is.

TD: Expectations were high for the club this season. Should expectations change with a potentially shortened season?

DSP: Assuming we are able to play baseball, I see no reason why expectations should change. We have a talented group of players with a singular focus. That reality shouldn’t be impacted by the current crisis. While we ultimately need to step up and accept the many challenges even a shortened season will present, at the end of the day we like our chances. We believe in our group.

TD: What can fans expect as Major League Baseball develops a plan for a shortened season?

DSP: I wish I could answer this question in a definitive way. Unfortunately, there are currently more questions than answers. It’s safe to say the current crisis will force all sports leagues – not just baseball – to ensure fan and player safety while also being nimble and creative in relation to what constitutes our season.

TD: What has changed with the day-to-day operations of the club due to a delayed start to the season?

DSP: The change is drastic considering there are no games (majors, minors, college, high school) being played. That reality and its impact on our players, coaches, staff, scouts and fans consumes each and every day. Our remote work environment has proven to be successful in allowing our people to remain connected both internally and externally. Beyond looking out for our people, our leadership is focused on ensuring the team is prepared for multiple scenarios related to a return to play plan, the amateur draft, etc.

TD: What’s the best part about being a graduate of the University of North Dakota?

DSP: I’m quite proud to be a UND grad. It’s a great school with wonderful traditions and high-character people. Any success I’ve had can be directly attributed to my time at UND. Go Sioux!!!!

Here are the other posts in the "Five Questions" series:
- Lewis Thorpe
- Brent Rooker
- Randy Dobnak

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2 Comments

The best part of that interview was his last comment, Go Sioux!

 

Will never understand why the NCAA got a burr under their saddle and won't let UND at least keep Sioux and remove the 'Fighting' part.  

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Nine of twelve
Apr 09 2020 05:18 PM

 

The best part of that interview was his last comment, Go Sioux!

 

Will never understand why the NCAA got a burr under their saddle and won't let UND at least keep Sioux and remove the 'Fighting' part.  

As you stated, in spite of the fact that there is a very good and very obvious reason for the name change some people just refuse to understand.


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