|Caps and logos for a variety of teams in the Twins|
system, from the big league club to (from left)
the Rochester Red Wings, the Cedar Rapids Kernels,
the New Britain RockCats and the Fort Myers Miracle
The Twins' minor league season officially ended Monday when the Fort Myers Miracle (high A ball) won the Florida State League championship, taking the best-of-five series from the Daytona Cubs in four games.
They were a deserving champ, racking up the best regular season record in the league before rolling through the postseason.
It is worth noting that the Fort Myers roster core is largely the same as the bunch that dominated the Appy League two years ago and had the best regular season record last year in the Midwest League before falling in the first round of that league's playoffs: Adam Brett Walker. Travis Harrison. Niko Goodrum. D.J. Hicks. Max Kepler. Brett Lee.
Among those who had moved up to higher levels before the FSL playoffs: Byron Buxton. Jose Berrios. Mason Melotakis. Jorge Polanco. All contributed to the regular season record.
It's a pretty impressive record this bunch is compiling as they wend their way up the ladder, and that bodes well in the long run for the big-league team.