La Velle E. Neal III has covered baseball for the Star Tribune since 1998 (the post-Knoblauch era). Born and raised in Chicago, he grew up following the White Sox and hating the Cubs. He attended both the University of Illinois and Illinois-Chicago and began his baseball writing career at the Kansas City Star. He can be heard occasionally on KFAN radio, lending his great baseball mind to Paul Allen and other hosts. Mark Rosen borrows him occasionally for WCCO-TV.

Phil Miller covered three seasons of Twins baseball, but that was at a different ballpark for a different newspaper. Now Miller returns to the baseball beat after joining the Star Tribune as the Gopher football writer in 2010, and he won't miss the dingy dome for a minute. In addition to the Twins and Gophers, Miller covered the Utah Jazz and the NBA for six years at The Salt Lake Tribune.

Arizona Fall League assignments announced

Posted by: La Velle E. Neal III under Twins Farm System, Twins prospects Updated: August 31, 2010 - 6:13 PM

Arizona Fall League rosters have been set, and the Twins will send seven players to the Peoria Saguaros.

OF  Ben Revere

OF Joe Benson

OF Christopher Parmelee

RHP Kyle Waldrop

RHP David Bromberg

RHP Carlos Gutierrez

LHP Tyler Robertson

This is a very good group. One of the better ones the Twins have sent over. This might be the best group to head to the AFL since 2004, when Jason Bartlett, Scott Baker, Jason Kubel (before he injured his knee) and Jesse Crain went there.

The thing that stands out about this group is that all of them could contribute on the major league level next year -  although a lot of things would have to go right for Parmelee, Benson  and Robertson to make the jump.

 Joe C.'s got the games the next two days. See you Wednesday!


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