As most of you are aware, I teamed up last year with John Bonnes, Parker Hageman and Seth Stohs to form TwinsCentric, a group of writers dedicated to producing specialized premium content for adamant Twins fans. Thus far, we have put out two publications: the Trade Deadline Primer last July and the Offseason GM Handbook in October. Both of these releases were met with strong sales and plenty of wonderful feedback; for that were are infinitelty appreciative.
Today I am pleased to announce our latest venture, the Maple Street Press 2010 Minnesota Twins Annual. This will be our most expansive effort yet, as our partnership with Maple Street has allowed us to bring in a broad range of writers and has put the design phase into the hands of talented professionals. The MSP 2010 Twins Annual will be a thick, hard-copy magazine packed with all sorts of great content previewing the Twins' 2010 season. Working with an experienced, large-scale publisher in Maple Street also means that the magazine will be less expensive (this one retails for only $12.99, whereas the hard copy of the Offseason GM Handbook went for $21.99) and available on newsstands as well as via mail order.
The magazine will cater to the tastes of the casual and hardcore fan alike. Articles will cover the Twins from a multitude of different angles, with some delving into advanced statistics and others providing more traditional analysis. You'll find player profiles, prospects rankings, position-by-position breakdowns of the Twins' organizational depth, extensive coverage of Target Field, a lengthy interview with Ron Gardenhire, historical narratives on past Twins seasons and tons more. The list of contributing writers is vast, consisting of veteran journalists, respected authors and of course plenty of familiar names from the Twins blogosphere.
We're really excited about this publication, and I know its contents will appeal to Twins fans of all stripes. It's set for release in early March, but you can pre-order your copy here. I'll pass along more information as the release nears. Thanks, once again, to everyone who has supported TwinsCentric and Twins blogging/writing in general.