Contact Us

My Question for Twins’ Brass

The Minnesota Twins and their baseball network held their annual event for radio affiliates, and as always, Sharon and I were there. And as always, it was interesting and informative, and the food was good.

Each year several Twins officials speak to the broadcasters and take questions from their audience, after taking questions from play-by-play man Cory Provus. And this time, I asked a question.

Twins General Manager Terry Ryan had mentioned several players who had come through, even in a down year, and one of them was relief pitcher Caleb Thielbar, the former South Dakota State University Jackrabbit.

Thielbar had been drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers a few years ago, but had played Independent baseball for a few years before signing with the Twins.

So I wondered if he was an indicator of the talent that might go unnoticed while playing in Independent baseball, away from the MLB-affiliated National Association teams. Or was he an aberration? And were talented players sometimes overlooked?

Terry Ryan’s answer was really interesting. He said they had had two scouts watching Thielbar before they signed him, and he also said that if anyone in Independent baseball is doing well, “We’re going to know about him.”

Now, maybe that was obvious to you, but it was interesting to me.

I asked, and now I know.

More Local News

More State, US & World News

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://ksoo.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on KSOO-AM 1140 - Live, Local and Breaking News from Sioux Falls, South Dakota quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on KSOO-AM 1140 - Live, Local and Breaking News from Sioux Falls, South Dakota quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!