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Article: Offseason Primer: Can Minnesota Mimic Milwaukee...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:29 AM
There are more things tying the Twins and Brewers together than geographic proximity.Both are mid-market teams with finite resources. Bot...

Article: Minnesota’s Managerial Candidates: External Cand...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:18 PM
Earlier in the week, I looked at the top internal candidates for the Twins open managerial job. Since Tom Kelly was hired in the 1980’s,...

Angels Requiring Test for Potential Managers

Other Baseball Yesterday, 10:05 PM
https://bleacherrepo...ur-written-test     I'd be intrigued to take it and see how I did, I'm sure I'm not alone. Thoughts?

Article: A Tale of Two Paths for Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:03 PM
Coming off a 78-win season, the Minnesota Twins took a step backward from their postseason berth in 2017. With the same core intact, and...

Perry Castellanos, many other strength coaches let go

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:53 PM
Long-time strength and conditioning coach Perry Castellanos and his assistant Erik Beiser did not have their contracts renewed. Several o...

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Miracle & Twins Extend Agreement Thru 2022

Posted by SD Buhr , 16 September 2018 · 457 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 · 849 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 · 1,546 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 · 418 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 · 365 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 · 320 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 · 369 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 · 487 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 · 387 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 · 478 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...