TWINS/NC TALKS HEAT UP AS POHLAD MEETS WITH THE BEAVER
Moving into a "serious talking stage," Twins Owner Carl
Pohlad met twice Wednesday with NC businessman Don Beaver,
who wants to bring the team to the Carolinas, according to
Jay Weiner of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Pohlad: "We'll
see him again this morning. We're just talking, but we're
in the serious talking stage." In Atlanta at the MLB owners
meetings, Twins President Jerry Bell said that he, Pohlad,
Beaver and Twins financial consultant Bob Starkey met for
two hours "to discuss Beaver's interest in buying the team."
Beaver confirmed the sessions, but said, "nothing material
has happened yet." Beaver "declined to say if he has made
an offer" for the team, but Bell and Pohlad said none has
been made (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 9/18).