Fort Myers Miracle win 2014 FSL Championship


The Minnesota Twins are having an abysmal season, but as most informed Twins fans are aware, brighter days are on the horizon.  Considering the talent filling the farm system, Minnesotans have a lot to be excited for in Twins Territory.  In case you needed a reminder, the Fort Myers Miracle have provided one.

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On Monday night, the Twins Single-A affiliate, and host of their spring training facilities, the Fort Myers Miracle, was playing in the 2014 Florida State League championship game.  Their opponent, the Daytona Cubs.

While Daytona doesn’t employ the likes of Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, or Jorge Soler any longer, they still have a talented team of their own.  For the Miracle, the roster is highlighted by names like Nick Burdi, Stuart Turner, Niko Goodrum, and Adam Brett Walker.

Although the Miracle has plenty top-tier prospects, it was a lesser known name playing hero on Monday night.  Jason Kanzler, picked in the 20th round of the 2013 draft, was the man with the bat.

In the top of the eleventh inning, Kanzler stepped to the plate and launched a two run home run.  The two runs gave the Miracle a 4-2 lead, one the held onto in the bottom of the inning, and propelled them to be the 2014 Florida State League Champions.

The Miracle will look to build on the success next year, as they are a possible stepping stone for Twins first round draft pick in 2014, Nick GordonDoug Mientkiewicz, their manager, could be moving on up as well, as he is a potential candidate for a coaching position with the Twins.

While Minnesota is struggling at the major league level, the Miracle are a great reminder that brighter horizons are ahead.