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  1. Rebuilding the Minnesota Twins

    This beautiful photo, taken by former Twin Michael Cuddyer,
    illustrates the main concern for the Twins organization:
    empty seats
    [Originally published at Twins Fan From Afar]

    The White Sox officially announced that they were ...

    Updated 04-16-2012 at 10:50 AM by Twins Fan From Afar

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  2. New Britain's Winning Streak Continues

    [Originally published at Twins Fan From Afar]

    I think 4 games in a row constitutes a winning streak. If that's not the case, well too bad! The final score today was 3-0 New Britain, and the Rock Cats, in the midst of their first road trip, are now 8-3. The Sunday Rock Cats-Fisher Cats matinee at New Hampshire was essentially a pitcher's duel for much of the game. New Britain starter Lucas French tossed 7 scoreless innings (92 pitches) for the Rock Cats, allowing only 2 hits, and walking
    ...
  3. 4/13/12 Rock Cats Update

    My stock minor league picture until I make it to
    another Rock Cats game next week



    [Originally published at Twins Fan From Afar]

    Just a quick note tonight. The Rock Cats continued
    ...
  4. I Can Fix the Pitching Rotation . . . for 2014

    [Originally published at Twins Fan From Afar]


    Twins fans are wondering when, and if, Kyle Gibson
    will become part of the Twins' rotation

    This season, the Twins are shelling out $28.25 million on their intended starting pitching staff. ...
  5. Aaron Hicks -- 3 Home Runs in past 4 games.

  6. Rock Cats Report

    
    How lineups are posted in
    New Britain -- on a large posterboard
    when you walk in the stadium.
    Gotta love it!
    [Originally published at Twins Fan From Afar]
    Yesterday morning, the Rock Cats played at 10:35 a.m., eastern time. That's ...

    Updated 04-12-2012 at 12:44 PM by Twins Fan From Afar

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  7. Silver Lining on the Scott Baker News

    [Originally posted at Twins Fan From Afar]


    Will this man-child ever throw for the Twins again?
    There's no good news report today, as it was just announced that our best righty, Scott Baker, will miss the entire season ...
  8. Scott Baker Press Conference Coming Up

    Per La Velle.
    http://www.startribune.com/sports/tw...147047085.html

    This doesn't sound good. I'll hope for the best, but it's tough to imagine a press conference with Terry Ryan sitting next to Baker, and Baker saying "I'm 100% ready for action!"
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  9. Aaron Hicks & the Rock Cats, Twins Baseball & the Future, & the SethSpeaks Podcast

    Thus far, good things are coming out of New Britain

    [Originally published at Twins Fan From Afar]

    A few unrelated items this morning. First, if you missed it, yesterday I wrote about Alex Wimmers' first AA Rock Cats start that took place Monday night, ...

    Updated 04-11-2012 at 08:25 AM by Twins Fan From Afar

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  10. Alex Wimmers' First AA Start: He Belongs in New Britain

    [Originally published with pictures at Twins Fan From Afar]

    
    Though he got into a jam in the fifth inning,
    Alex Wimmers definitely looked capable of facing
    AA competition

    Last week
    , I was fortunate enough to have dinner with and talk to ...

    Updated 04-10-2012 at 08:44 AM by Twins Fan From Afar

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  11. Camden Yards Recap: Twins Begin their Losing Ways, or an Aberration?

    [Originally published with pictures at Twins Fan From Afar]

    Camden Yards from the hotel window.


    Well, the baseball side of things left a lot to be desired, but you're not much of a baseball fan if you can't have a great ...
  12. Is this heaven? No, it's New Britain



    [Originally published with pictures at Twins Fan From Afar]

    Opening Day is special for fans and players alike -- especially for players in the minor leagues who are working their way up the system and hoping to latch on with a new, better team each season. After spending some time with Alex Wimmers and the other Rock Cats players the other night, I have a newfound
    ...
  13. My Evening with Alex Wimmers: The 2012 New Britain Rock Cats "Welcome Home" Dinner

    [Originally published with pictures at Twins Fan From Afar]

    As much as I love going to Twins games, there's something special about minor league baseball. It's intimate and personal. It's real and unadulterated -- both the good and the bad. Every year, the New Britain Rock Cats host a "welcome home" dinner for the team, the front office and the fans. This year, it was ...

    Updated 04-05-2012 at 08:38 AM by Seth Stohs

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  14. Projections: Francisco Liriano

    [Originally published at Twins Fan From Afar]

    To say that it's a big year for Francisco Liriano is an understatement. He's coming off an awful 2011 (except for that no-hitter), he's trying to prove that he can stay healthy for an entire season, and he's pitching for a contract, whether it's from the Twins, or any of the other teams in baseball that might be interested in a lefty with a nasty slider. Earlier this winter, I made my case for trying to extend Liriano before Spring Training ...
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