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Are you looking for a Christmas gift for a big Minnesota Twins fan?
Do you know a fan of the Rochester Red Wings? The New Britain Rockcats? The Ft. Myers Miracle? The Beloit Snappers? The Elizabethton Twins? How about the GCL Twins? Want to impress your friends with your knowledge of the Minnesota Twins farm system? Then we have just what you are looking for!
Seth Stohs of the Minnesota Twins blog at www.SethSpeaks.net is now taking pre-orders for Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook – 2009.
Over the past few years, the Twins have recalled several players from their minor league system. In 2008, the Twins received significant contributions from several players who have been promoted to the team within the last two years including Denard Span, Kevin Slowey, Alexi Casilla, Nick Blackburn, Glen Perkins and even September call-up Jose Mijares. The staples in the middle of the Twins lineup, Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau, Jason Kubel, and Michael Cuddyer were all drafted and developed in the Twins system.
The Twins have an organizational philosophy to build from within. The next time the Twins call up some hot shot minor leaguer, be able to impress your friends with how much you know about him!
Well, there is a lot, of course! This 77 page book begins with a Foreword by Twins Relief Pitcher Pat Neshek, a friend of SethSpeaks.net for several years.
Neshek says of the book, “The culmination of all his (Seth’s) hard work is this book that is deeper than anything ever published on the Minnesota Twins Minor League system.”
After an Introduction, you will find over 175 profiles of Twins minor league prospects. Read about players who are likely to be ready to make a contribution in 2009, who might be able to plug the gaps in case of injuries, and which players have the best chances to become household names after the Twins have moved into the new Target Field in 2010. Finally, there are several prospect rankings lists including Seth’s personal Top 40 Twins Prospects as well as the lists of several other Twins bloggers.
In late November, the Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook – 2009, will be made available online at www.lulu.com. More details will be made available at that time. The soft cover book will be available for $12.95 (plus shipping and handling). It will also be made available as an e-book. Again, please check out www.SethSpeaks.net later in the month for more details.
Pre-Order Pricing – BEFORE NOVEMBER 20th ONLY!
If you pre-order by November 20th, 2008, you will be able to eliminate shipping and handling charges and get some special pricing on multiple book orders. See the pricing schedule below. If you are a retailer, please e-mail me (SethSpeaksNet@hotmail.com) for other pricing.
*If you would like to order more than ten books, please e-mail me for pricing.
How to Pre-Order:
If you are interested in ordering,
a.) please e-mail me at SethSpeaksNet@hotmail.com with the number of books you would like to order.
b.) I will respond with the official amount owed (which will be the same as listed above).
c.) Immediate payment would be appreciated. You can pay via PayPal** or with a check or money order.
d.) I will keep you updated on the status of the book, its review process, and when I place the order. I will then also let you know when it becomes available online.
e.) Please let me know if you would like the book signed by the author.
Again, I want to thank everyone for your support in this and in the SethSpeaks.net website. If you have any questions or comments or suggestions, please let me know!
**Order by credit card through PayPal is very easy. Just go to PayPal.com, select “Send Money” option, and type in SethSpeaksNet@hotmail.com where it asks for the e-mail account (and again, be sure to identify exactly what quantity you would like to order, so I know what to ship.