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Lookouts sign 4 year PDC with Minnesota

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - "As much has been bantered about lately, there's change in the air at A,T & T Field." Lookouts General Manager Rich Mozingo on the changing of the guard at the ballpark.

Noticeably absent now is the Dodgertown decor, after the Lookouts signed a 4-year player development contract with the Minnesota Twins franchise.

As Mozingo notes, there's a historical connection between the team and the Scenic City, "The Washington Senators were an affiliate here from 1932 to 1959, they became the Minnesota Twins in 1961."

"We're really excited to be affiliated with such a historic organization like the Lookouts, great facility here, great playing surface and its been really fun seeing some of the city today."  

If Twins director of Minor League Operations Brad Steil sounds as if he just got to town, he did.  This deal between Minnesota and Lookouts came together in less than 36 hours.  And for a team cast aside by the Dodgers, The Lookouts feel fortunate to hook up with the highly regarded Twins organization.

"Baseball Prospectus rates the Twins farm system as number one is the United States, Major League Baseball says they have the number one prospect in all of minor league baseball," said Lookouts GM Rich Mozingo.

Local fans won't notice much change, new uniforms, and likely a new sign in the outfield to replace Dodger Blue. 

Twins brass says Chattanoogans should expect a community-driven and minded club they can be proud of.

"It's still baseball. We don't want to re-invent the wheel, we want to provide a group of players who are going to play the game the right way, play hard and a lot of that becomes cliché but its really what we believe in, it's not so much the Twins way as it is the right way ,” said Bill Smith, assistant to Twins GM & President.

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