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Article: Minnesota Twins Minor League Leader Board (Throu...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 01:46 AM
The Minnesota Twins minor league affiliates have all reached the 40-game plateau this week. Their seasons are nearly 30% complete. Each w...

Article: Twins Minor League Report (6/2): Walker And The...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 01:46 AM
The Minnesota Twins lost a 1-0 decision to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. The primary winner in the Twins minor leagues on Tuesday...

So at what point does Molly/TR realize that Escobar and h...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:06 AM
Arguably has already cost the Twins multiple games. Should be 12 games above .500 at this point, not 10 games and losing 1-0 games. Escob...

Article: On Unsustainable Success And Traps

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:06 AM
A victory over Toronto on Sunday that capped off a 20-win month and left the Twins with the best record in the American League suddenly c...

Dominican Summer League

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 11:25 PM
We have a 5th minor league team to follow on a daily basis, but I'm pretty sure most of us would say we know the least about the players...

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Kernels Youth Baseball Camp is a Hit

Posted by SD Buhr , 01 June 2015 · 94 views

One of the things the Minnesota Twins and Cedar Rapids Kernels organizations have in common is an emphasis on community service and that commonality was on display Saturday morning on Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids.
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Kernels Passing Their Mid-terms

Posted by SD Buhr , 21 May 2015 · 242 views

The Cedar Rapids Kernels passed the midpoint of the first half of their 2015 season over the past weekend, making it an appropriate time to get manager Jake Mauer’s assessment of how their season is progressing.

There’s not a lot for the manager to complain loudly about, with his team vying for the second best record in the entire Midwest League. Then ag...


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Michael Cederoth Embraces Change

Posted by SD Buhr , 09 May 2015 · 245 views

A year ago, Cedar Rapids Kernels starting pitcher Michael Cederoth was neither a Minnesota Twins prospect, nor was he a starting pitcher. But times change.

Cederoth was wrapping up his college career at San Diego State in May of 2014, looking forward to entering the June amateur player draft and getting his professional career started. The 6’ 6” tall pit...


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Now leading Off for the Kernels: Tanner English

Posted by SD Buhr , 04 May 2015 · 192 views

You might not guess it just to look at him, as he patrols centerfield for the Cedar Rapids Kernels, but there’s a good chance that Tanner English is among the most athletic ballplayers on the roster.
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Tanner English (Photo: SD Buhr)

Sure, he measures just 5’ 10” tall and...


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Kernels Pitching is Hot Out of the Gate

Posted by SD Buhr , 27 April 2015 · 207 views

It may not be what casual baseball fans want to see, but in most cases and at most levels of professional baseball, the teams with the best pitching win the most games. Sometimes, it really is that simple.
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(L-R) Zack Larson, Stephen Gonsalves, Zach Granite and CK I...


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What a Terrific Start!

Posted by SD Buhr , 14 April 2015 · 530 views

It’s pretty hard to imagine this baseball season getting off to a better start, isn’t it? I mean, even the most optimistic of us probably wouldn’t have predicted a .789 winning percentage through the first week of games! This looks like it could be a fun summer of baseball!

What’s that? You say the Twins are languishing with a 1-6 record? Who cares? I’m...


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Twins' Roster is Set (but don't call it "final")

Posted by SD Buhr , 02 April 2015 · 841 views

With Thursday night's announcement that Chris Herrmann would be heading north with the Minnesota Twins, their opening day roster appears to be set. The back up catcher spot was the final unresolved question of the spring.

A lot is made of the make up of the Twins' roster as they open the 2015 season, but it really is of just mild interest to me, personal...


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Spring Training Chats with Gonsalves, Christensen & Jake Mauer

Posted by SD Buhr , 27 March 2015 · 402 views

I’ve been down here in Fort Myers, Florida, for several days now and I’ve been very slow about posting anything here. My bad.

The newly remodeled stadium at the Twins’ complex (now named “Century Link Field”) is very nice. Much wider concourses and a lot of variety of seating options. I’ve seen parts of a couple games at the new place, as well as a game...


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Mitch Garver's Big League Spring

Posted by SD Buhr , 06 March 2015 · 552 views

Almost exactly 11 months ago, Mitch Garver arrived in Cedar Rapids to get started on his first full season of professional baseball in the Minnesota Twins organization. This spring, he’s a big league catcher – for now, anyway.

Garver, the Twins’ ninth round draft choice in 2013 out of New Mexico, spent all of last season with the Cedar Rapids Kernels, no...


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Manfred Should End Outdated Selig Policies on Minor League Pay & Blackouts

Posted by SD Buhr , 23 January 2015 · 432 views

In case you missed it, there's a new Commissioner of Major League Baseball.

I know that, for many fans, that may come as a shock. There are fans that legally enjoy a brew or two at ballgames who have never attended a big league game that wasn't played under rules dictated by Bud Selig. If it's true that, "the exception proves the rule," then that applies...