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Article: Week in Review: DEFCON 1

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:59 AM
There's still time left for Minnesota to salvage this wayward campaign, but here in mid-June we're approaching a point of no return if th...

Go get Verlander

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:22 AM
http://www.espn.com/...astros-audition   Best possible combination of help in 2017 and help in the next couple years, right where th...

Article: Twins Minor League Report (6/17): Kirilloff Doub...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:05 AM
Life as a minor league player can be tough. Few players ever get to live out their dream as a regular player at the big league level. For...

Article: CLE 4, MIN 1: Lots of Traffic, Just One Run

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:45 AM
The Twins racked up 10 hits and added three walks but all that activity on the bases resulted in just one run Sunday afternoon in Clevela...

SD Buhr/Jim Crikket


Jose Miranda Heats Up With the Weather

Posted by SD Buhr , 11 June 2018 · 173 views

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

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...


Talking Hitting With "Dink"

Posted by SD Buhr , 31 May 2018 · 185 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.



Kernels: Will Offense Suffer As Prospects Move Up?

Posted by SD Buhr , 23 May 2018 · 332 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.


Alex Kirilloff: More Than Just the "Other" Kernels First Rounder

Posted by SD Buhr , 09 May 2018 · 270 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...


Edwar Colina: From Chilly Home Opener to No-Hitter

Posted by SD Buhr , 07 May 2018 · 208 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.
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...


Rortvedt's MWL Encore Is Off To Strong Start

Posted by SD Buhr , 24 April 2018 · 403 views

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What a difference a year makes.
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....


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

Posted by SD Buhr , 15 April 2018 · 464 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.
Bryan Sammons delivers a pitch Friday, April 13, against Clinton (Photo: SD Buhr)



Kernels Media Night Highlights

Posted by SD Buhr , 03 April 2018 · 2,127 views

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The tarp covering the infield in Cedar Rapids was wet from a mix of rain and snow flurries over the past couple of days, but fortunately the only "work" that this year's Cedar Rapids Kernels had to do on Tuesday was do a meet and greet with fans on the concourse and, for a select few, survive a brief media inquisition.


Will Congress Screw Minor League Players Today?

Posted by SD Buhr , 19 March 2018 · 807 views

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If you believe that maintaining the status quo in minor league baseball is important, you aren't going to like this article.


However, if you believe that some things - like simple human decency in the area of fair pay - are more important than whether or not the...


Mitch Garver & Zack Granite back in CR for Winter Caravan

Posted by SD Buhr , 18 January 2018 · 660 views

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Wednesday night, the Cedar Rapids Kernels and their Major League partner, the Minnesota Twins, combined to put on a terrific program for eastern Iowa baseball fans as the Twins once again included a stop in Cedar Rapids for their annual Winter Caravan in conjunction with the Kernels' annual Hot Stove Banquet.