If you are a Twins fan and you are into prospects and minor league baseball, then you are almost assuridly familiar with Seth Stohs, formerly of www.SethSpeaks.net, and currently of www.TwinsDaily.com. While my Twins prospect and MiLB coverage will undoubtedly never rival the work that Seth does covering prospects, I’ll be putting out a weekly MiLB/Prospect post titled “Down on the Pond” to help all of you out there in Twins Territory keep up with the guys who are toiling in the minors for their chance to make an impact with the Twins.
Long time readers of Puckett’s Pond will remember the great work that Wally Fish did covering the rising stars in the Twins organization, I hope to pick up where Wally left off and continue bringing you the news and information you need concerning prospects in the Twins system.
Last week on the 6th the Twins minor leaguers officiall reported to Ft Myers, Florida and officially began their 2012 season. Many of the Twins up-and-coming prospects, especially those in the upper levels of the organization, recieved non-roster invites to join the Twins in MLB camp this spring (25 in all, click here for the details), but for the vasy majority of the players who make up the farm system, last Tuesday was the day they had been waiting for all winter. After a quick week of work under the hot Floridian sun, the Twins open their minor league spring training schedule tomorrow with a match-up against the Boston Red Sox minor league team. While the eyes of baseball fans around the country are glued to what’s happening in big league camps throughout Florida and across Arizona, there are also stories to be told and news to be had coming from minor league camps as well.
If any Twins fans out there are lucky enough to live in the Ft Myers area, be sure to get out and see some games this spring and follow the GCL Twins and Ft Myers Miracle as they play on into the summer. If you need an excuse to love MiLB, look no further than the Miracle’s Thirsty Thursday Club promotion that gets you into a ball game for $6 and includes a 14-oz beer mug and discounted beers during Thursday games all season long, as if you needed another reason to make a trip to Florida! What a steal, baseball and beer for only $6. I wonder if anyone is hiring in Ft Myers, maybe it’s time for a move?
Be on the lookout for “Down on the Pond” updates here on the Pond throughout the spring and all season long for your prospect news and information.