#MNTwins had inquired on Miller, like they have on many available arms with the same invitation of a MiLB deal with a spring training invite...
There were 71 votes. Fans' vote counts for one; top 5 in that voting get one vote added to their total. Other 70 are living Twins' Hall of Famers, media members & 3 votes total from members of Twins' organization: Falvey, St. Peter & @morsecode in this vote.
This is done w/ a vote & Twins do not attempt to exert any influence. The absence of Tovar is a generational issue w/ a majority of voters, not a ticket-selling issue.
RT @Patrick_Reusse: Time for Twins to name special veterans committee to get contenders lost to time in their Hall of Fame — starting with Cesar Tovar, Al Worthington and (contributor) Halsey Hall. I could either serve on committee, or, better yet, BE the committee.
I got a news bulletin for you: Hall of Fame weekends cost Twins more than they bring in with 5,000 extra fans on a summer Saturday or Sunday.
Time for Twins to name special veterans committee to get contenders lost to time in their Hall of Fame — starting with Cesar Tovar, Al Worthington and (contributor) Halsey Hall. I could either serve on committee, or, better yet, BE the committee.
The sides have talked and they would like to keep him around in some capacity, I’m sure, but nothing formal yet. #MNTwins
Got into several topics with @DerekWetmore, including the fact the Twins are trying to retain Nelson Cruz and the faith the franchise seems to have in Rich Hill's recovery. Plus, what Josh Donaldson adds and changes when it comes to the Twins' clubhouse dynamic.
Mitch Garver said before Josh Donaldson signed there was a plan to get him some at-bats this season at first base. Not sure how's that going to play out now with Miguel Sano moving to first and Marwin Gonzalez the main backup at that spot.
Thad Levine on Josh Donaldson: "I can assure you if you get a chance to be around Josh Donaldson, he does not respect the Dragon (the Yankees), he does not respect the dragon, he's going to try to infuse that in our team this year."