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Article: Twins Close To Acquiring LHP Jaime Garcia

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:39 PM
Ken Rosenthal was first to report that the Minnesota Twins are close to acquiring veteran LHP Jaime Garcia from the Atlanta Braves.Recent...
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Dorsey: Royce Lewis Goes Against The Grain

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 10:20 PM
David Dorsey from the News Press (in Ft. Myers/Naples) wrote a nice article on Royce Lewis. The article includes video as well.   He...
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Should the Twins give a contract extension to Brandon Kin...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:06 PM
Wondering if anyone else is thinking about this question. What do a lot of you TD fans think. I have been impressed with Kintzler the las...
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EliminaTwins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:23 PM
After 90+ games, the Twins have a winning record. I don't think they're yet playoff contenders, but they're letting young players play an...
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (7/20): Barnes Continu...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:53 PM
It was a full day of game action throughout the Twins minor league system. Offense wasn’t real strong for many of the teams, but there we...
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On Tone of Writing

Attached Image: TD Only.jpg The following are examples of comments we've received on blog posts over the past few days.

The first came from Twins Daily member roger responding to my post earlier this week about the Zumaya injury:

Is the new Twins Daily going to be another site where everyone 'bad mouths' everything Mr. Ryan and the organization does? Your site has only been around for a couple days and I for one am already tired of all the bitching!
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Last time I checked, spring training is less than a week old. Lets give management time to evaluate what they have before we all jump on the sky is falling bandwagon...please!


The second came from StarTribune.com user "njc264isback" on Seth's bullpen article there today:

Honestly can't read any entries from Stohs without asking myself, "I wonder how many times Seth will apply to work for the Twins?" This guy is trying so hard to get in with them, I wish they'd just hire him already so I didn't have to read his cheerleading and apologizing for them anymore.

Look, I'm a huge fan of reader interaction and I value pretty much every comment received – even the ones I vehemently disagree with. But I hate comments like these ones.
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When you've got a multi-contributor site like Twins Daily, you're inherently going to get a wide array of viewpoints, perspectives and styles. Different writers take different approaches with their craft. Seth's a guy who nearly always writes with a positive slant and uses lots of exclamation points. I pride myself on being a straight-shooter who looks at things objectively despite being a lifelong fan. I like to examine matters critically and I'm not shy about voicing my disagreement when I think it's warranted (although I would absolutely challenge the notion that my writing is consistently negative; of my last three posts, one laid out a realistic blueprint for the Twins to contend and one concluded that this year's bench should be more well rounded than past iterations).

Our tones are very different, but neither should be shunned. We'll tackle topics from our own – sometimes conflicting – unique angles, and so will John and Parker. That's the beauty of this site. Readers will have the opportunity to take in a multitude of different viewpoints and are encouraged to impact the conversation by sharing their own.

Use Twins Daily however you like. Share your feedback. Contribute. Just please, please don't endlessly complain about the tone of certain writers being too positive or negative. That's not a path to constructive discussion. If you really can't handle reading a little well-evidenced optimism or thoughtful criticism, authors' names are very clearly displayed on the front page and it's easy to be selective about what you choose to read.


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