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Article: HOU 7, MIN 1: Foregone Conclusion

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:26 PM
Kohl Stewart vs. Justin Verlander. C’mon, what did you realistically expect?The Twins dropped the rubber game of their three-game series...

Article: MIN 9, HOU 5: Bats Thrive, Pitching Survives

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:18 PM
Half the game was a party. The other half was torture. But the underdog Twins won an important game versus the Astros on Monday night tha...

News on Sano?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:00 PM
Crickets?

Life Long Twins Fan

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:54 PM
Life Long Twins fan here! How long have you all been a fan? who are your favorite players? Favorite team? Fan since the late 60's  ...

Article: Finer Points: Options, part one

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:29 PM
Over the next six weeks, I’m going to take a dive into the details of how rosters are put together and managed. There is an abundance of...

SD Buhr/Jim Crikket


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Minor League Pay - Some Progress At Last?

Posted by SD Buhr , 17 March 2019 · 973 views

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When the Cedar Rapids Kernels host the Lansing Lugnuts in a three-game series beginning July 13 of this summer, Lugnuts players will have one significant advantage over their counterparts in the home team dugout.

They’ll be getting paid more than 50% more than the Kernels players.

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Will Players Be Willing to Stand Up For Themselves?

Posted by SD Buhr , 18 January 2019 · 890 views

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So much is being written and debated concerning MLB ownership’s unwillingness to spend on free agency, whether the big ticket guys like Machado and Harper, or more middle of the pack veterans.

(This article was originally posted at Knuckleballsblog.com )

The players’ union obviously got completely dominated in the last couple of rounds of negotiations...


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Miracle & Twins Extend Agreement Thru 2022

Posted by SD Buhr , 16 September 2018 · 892 views

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With the closing of the minor league baseball season on the field, we open up the biennial minor league affiliation-swap season and, to nobody's surprise, the Twins have extended their affiliation with the Class High A Fort Myers Miracle.

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Teams are allowed...


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The Baddoo Philosophy: "Just Score Runs"

Posted by SD Buhr , 20 August 2018 · 1,407 views

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Ask Akil Baddoo about his mentality as the Cedar Rapids Kernels’ leadoff hitter and the young centerfielder keeps it pretty simple. “Just score runs. That’s the goal and that’s how you win games.”

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Akil Baddoo (Photo by SD Buhr)

Of course, being a consistently produ...


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Dear Twins: Don't Sell!

Posted by SD Buhr , 27 July 2018 · 1,784 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 · 638 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 · 535 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 · 483 views

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

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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 · 574 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 · 697 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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