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Gonsalves Gets the Call

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:22 PM
He will be taking Erv's spot in the rotation and starting on Monday. Good luck!

Article: Week in Review: Hitting a Stride

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:22 PM
The Minnesota Twins haven't been at .500 or above since April 22nd. Will they get back there before the season ends?They are running out...

Article: MIN 5, DET 4: Late Rosario Homer Lifts Twins to...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:57 PM
Facing Eddie Rosario has to drive pitchers crazy. No location is safe. No count is safe.Rosario hit a go-ahead home run in the bottom of...

Article: Twins Minor League Report (8/18): Saturday In Th...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 08:02 PM
It was a very busy Saturday. The Vikings played. The Twins honored Jack Morris pre-game and played the Tigers. All six Twins stateside af...

Article: Episode 385: Santana Out, Gonsalves In

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:56 PM
Aaron and John talk about the end of Ervin Santana's Twins career, the beginning of Stephen Gonsalves' Twins' career, Miguel Sano continu...

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Dear Twins: Don't Sell!

Posted by SD Buhr , 27 July 2018 · 1,436 views

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Like a lot of Twins fans, I think, I’ve been coasting a bit with my fandom. The results on the field have been disappointing.

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Byron Buxton (photo by SD Buhr)

Ervin Santana, Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton and Jorge Polanco hadn’t even been on the field much, if at all,...


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Gore and Dobnak Lead By Example

Posted by SD Buhr , 08 July 2018 · 267 views

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After the Cedar Rapids Kernels finished batting practice on a warm, humid July 4 afternoon, two of the most productive players on their roster agreed to sit down and talk about the season.

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Jordan Gore and Randy Dobnak go through Kernels pre-game workouts on July 4,...


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Happy Birthday Moneyball (and Damn You)

Posted by SD Buhr , 18 June 2018 · 308 views

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Happy birthday, Moneyball !

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Yes, as Yahoo’s Jeff Passan alerted us via Twitter over breakfast this morning, Michael Lewis’ seminal baseball book, Moneyball , was released 15 years ago today.

I have to admit, I was picturing the entire SABR community simultaneously...


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Jose Miranda Heats Up With the Weather

Posted by SD Buhr , 11 June 2018 · 240 views

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The month of April was not kind to Cedar Rapids Kernels infielder Jose Miranda.

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Jose Miranda (Photo by SD Buhr)

After hitting .284 and putting up a .824 On-base Plus Slugging (OPS) for rookie level Elizabethton in 2017, Miranda was one of several highly-regarded hit...


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Talking Hitting With "Dink"

Posted by SD Buhr , 31 May 2018 · 300 views

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When Brian Dinkelman hung up his spikes as a player after the 2013 season, a defensive shift with three infielders on one side of second base was still a relative novelty being employed occasionally by the Houston Astros and perhaps one or two other teams at the Major League level.

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Kernels: Will Offense Suffer As Prospects Move Up?

Posted by SD Buhr , 23 May 2018 · 421 views

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When this season was in its infancy, I had a lot of high expectations for the 2018 Cedar Rapids Kernels. I was not alone, of course, since the Kernels’ opening day roster was filled with big-bonus position players, highlighted by 2017’s first-overall draft pick, Royce Lewis, and the Twins’ 2016 first round pick, Alex Kirilloff.
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Alex Kirilloff: More Than Just the "Other" Kernels First Rounder

Posted by SD Buhr , 09 May 2018 · 334 views

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After standing in a line of about 20 people for a few minutes, a couple of guys finally got the autograph they wanted during the Cedar Rapids Kernels regular Sunday post-game autograph session. They had secured the autograph of Royce Lewis, the Minnesota Twins first round pick in the 2017 MLB amateur draft and the first pick overall.

They stood for a mom...


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Edwar Colina: From Chilly Home Opener to No-Hitter

Posted by SD Buhr , 07 May 2018 · 283 views

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Imagine for a moment that you grew up in an area where high temperatures each day run between 80 and 85 degrees, year-round.
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Edwar Colina (Photo by SD Buhr)

You enjoy sports, especially baseball, and you can literally play ball every day, all year, if you want.

You rea...


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Rortvedt's MWL Encore Is Off To Strong Start

Posted by SD Buhr , 24 April 2018 · 549 views

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What a difference a year makes.
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Ben Rortvedt (Photo: SD Buhr)

A year ago, Ben Rortvedt was getting his first taste of full-season minor league baseball after having been drafted out of high school in the second round of the 2016 amateur draft by the Minnesota Twins....


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Kernels: "Lot of Guys Doing Some Really Good Things"

Posted by SD Buhr , 15 April 2018 · 536 views

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The Cedar Rapids Kernels hit the frozen ground running this season, jumping off to a 6-0 record before finally suffering their first loss of the year on Friday night against Clinton.
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Bryan Sammons delivers a pitch Friday, April 13, against Clinton (Photo: SD Buhr)

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