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Twins Winter Caravan rolls through Winona

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Winona, MN (WXOW) -

They were talking Twins baseball in Winona Wednesday evening.
    The Twins Winter Caravan rolled through the area.

The Cathedral of Sacred Heart hosted general manager Terry Ryan, broadcaster and former player Bert Blyleven and pitchers Kyle Gibson and Glen Perkins.
    The Twins are a team on the rise after winning 83 games last season and just missing out on the final wild card spot in the American League.
    They improved by 13 games over 2014 and a lot of it due to first year manager Paul Molitor.

"It was a controversial situation because he had never managed a game.  I think that everything that evolved when he got the position came true.  We were hoping he'd be an impactful guy," said Ryan
"The respect that he had, he's a guy when you walk in the room you shake his hand and look him in the eye.  I think just that, in and of itself, just having him there as a guy we all know what he did in the game.  He's been around enough that guys who knew him were comfortable with him.  It wasn't a situation where nobody knew who this guy was and we had to feel him out," said Perkins.

Ryan made it clear making the playoffs is the goal for 2016.

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