City representation to meet with Minnesota Twins

Published 12:25 am Friday, September 23, 2016

With the conclusion of the Appalachian League season behind the Elizabethton Twins, discussions are prepared to take place between Elizabethton representation and the Minnesota Twins’ organization.
Elizabethton Twins General Manager Mike Mains confirmed to the Elizabethton Star that city representatives, including Mayor Curt Alexander, will make the trip to meet with Minnesota Twins’ officials on Tuesday to begin talks of keeping the Twins’ minor league affiliate within the confines of Joe O’Brien.
The discussions follow up an overwhelming amount of support recently displayed during the Thursday, Sept. 8, Elizabethton City Council meeting when Debbie Alexander of Carter County Bank addressed councilmen and presented signed petitions with 1,674 signatures of support to keep the Twins in Elizabethton. Alexander was followed up by multiple citizens showing their support for the team.
Talks between city representation and the Minnesota organization will include the $1.8 million price tag of stadium renovations, including work to dressing rooms and stands.
While addressing the issue of keeping the Twins’ minor league affiliate in Elizabethton, the Minnesota organization also has a decision looming on a new general manager.
Former GM Terry Ryan was fired July 18 from the organization and Rob Antony has served as the interim general manager for the remainder of the season.
Reports online have surfaced that Antony may be the only in-house candidate to receive a formal interview for the position.

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