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The Rock Cats and Affiliation: Part II

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[Originally published at Twins Fan From Afar]
I'm partial, of course, but am hoping
to still see this logo in New Britain
next season
Last week, I wrote about an interesting promotion whereby Rock Cats fans could meet New York Mets prospects prior to a game held at New Britain Stadium in an event arranged by the Rock Cats organization. Between the facts that the Rock Cats are under new ownership this season, the Rock Cats-Twins affiliation agreement is set to expire after this season, and the Binghamton Mets are looking for a new home, some eyebrows were raised.

This afternoon, John Willi, President of the Rock Cats, did a Q & A session on Twitter for Rock Cats fans. I asked a question concerning the relationship with the Twins, and clearly I wasn't the only person curious about this subject. There were a couple other similar questions, as well. Here were the pertinent questions and answers on this subject:

Q: Thus far, how have you enjoyed having the Twins as a parent club, and how has the relationship been?
A: The Twins are incredible partner. Second to none in my opinion. So far a great season in 2012!

Q: What is the status of the PDA with the Twins after this season?
A: It's scheduled to expire after this season. We are hopeful that the relationship can continue.

Q: Any truth to rumor of Rock Cats becoming a Mets affiliate?
A: We have a great partner with the Twins and look forward to continuing that.

So there's that. No point in editorializing or trying to read between the lines from what was primarily a PR Twitter exchange. When I read anything in the local newspapers, or hear anything otherwise, I'll keep updating.


  1. Rosterman's Avatar
    The bigger issue, I think, is that some of the ownership base has Blue Jay ties.
  2. Seth Stohs's Avatar
    He's very consistent in his answer, so I'm still not certain what will happen
  3. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
    I read that New Hampshire just re-upped with the Blue Jays. My impression was that was the most logical destination for the Twins. At this point, I have to believe that the Twins stay in New Britain for a couple more years.
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