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Midwest Swing takes a look at baseball from a flyover country perspective with Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press.
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Nov 13, 2018

In today's episode, Zone Coverage Staff Writer Brandon Warne joins Tom Schreier to discuss Minnesota Legend Joe Mauer's career; from rookie to retirement. 

 

From everyone at Zone Coverage... Thank You Joe.

Nov 12, 2018

Audio from Minnesota Twins great Joe Mauer's retirement press conference.

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Nov 7, 2018

This week the Most Interesting Man in Scouting, Kimball Crossley (@crossleykimball) is back once again on Midwest Swing! This week we discuss his scouting role in the off-season, and we look closely at many potential contracts.

 

In Today's Episode

  • Individual vs group scouting [8:00]
  • MLB trade rumors [10:00]
  • Twins potential roster next season [12:00]
  • And an in-depth look at potential contracts

     

Midwest Swing is a weekly podcast where Host Mike Berardino interviews experts, coaches, and players around the league on the state of the Minnesota Twins, The Major and Minor Leagues, and the latest MLB news.

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Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) is a Zone Coverage Minnesota Twins Contributing Writer. He has been covering the Twins since 2013 for The St. Paul Pioneer Press and Zone Coverage.

Tom Schreier (@tschreier3) is the proprietor of ZoneCoverage.com and previously wrote about Minnesota sports for Bleacher Report and Yahoo! Sports before joining 105 The Ticket in 2014.

Oct 29, 2018

Today, Chad Allen joins us to talk Byron Buxton, coaching individuals, and hitting the ball!

We also talk about Henry Bonilla and his family's current struggle, please visit this link to help fundraise for Henry and his family. 

 

In Today's Episode

  • Leaving the Twins system, including Chad's gratitude to our hometown team [7:00]
  • Torii Hunter and Byron Buxton [15:00]
  • Analyzing coaching styles for different players [23:00]
  • "You can't think and hit at the same time!" [28:00]

     

Midwest Swing is a weekly podcast where Host Mike Berardino interviews experts, coaches, and players around the league on the state of the Minnesota Twins, The Major and Minor Leagues, and the latest MLB news.

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Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) is a Zone Coverage Minnesota Twins Contributing Writer. He has been covering the Twins since 2013 for The St. Paul Pioneer Press and Zone Coverage.

Tom Schreier (@tschreier3) is the proprietor of ZoneCoverage.com and previously wrote about Minnesota sports for Bleacher Report and Yahoo! Sports before joining 105 The Ticket in 2014.

Oct 26, 2018

Zone Coverage Contributor Brandon Warne jumps in quick to talk with Tom Schreier about The Minnesota Twins hiring Rocco Baldelli as the Manager of the team!

 

 

Oct 24, 2018

This week our friend John Perrotto (@JPerrotto) joins us on Midwest Swing to discuss the World Series, new jobs, and new coaches!

 

In Today's Episode

Midwest Swing is a weekly podcast where Host Mike Berardino interviews experts, coaches, and players around the league on the state of the Minnesota Twins, The Major and Minor Leagues, and the latest MLB news.

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Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) is a Zone Coverage Minnesota Twins Contributing Writer. He has been covering the Twins since 2013 for The St. Paul Pioneer Press and Zone Coverage.

Tom Schreier (@tschreier3) is the proprietor of ZoneCoverage.com and previously wrote about Minnesota sports for Bleacher Report and Yahoo! Sports before joining 105 The Ticket in 2014.

Oct 15, 2018

This week our friend Kimball Crossley (@crossleykimball) is back on Midwest Swing! He joins us to discuss the ALCS, if the Twins will stay patient and keep Byron Buxton, and we take a look at a Rookie Pitcher!

 

In Today's Episode

Midwest Swing is a weekly podcast where Host Mike Berardino interviews experts, coaches, and players around the league on the state of the Minnesota Twins, The Major and Minor Leagues, and the latest MLB news.

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Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) is a Zone Coverage Minnesota Twins Contributing Writer. He has been covering the Twins since 2013 for The St. Paul Pioneer Press and Zone Coverage.

Tom Schreier (@tschreier3) is the proprietor of ZoneCoverage.com and previously wrote about Minnesota sports for Bleacher Report and Yahoo! Sports before joining 105 The Ticket in 2014.

Oct 8, 2018

This week former ESPN baseball writer Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) joins us to discuss his World Series predictions, Brian Dozier's future, and Paul Molitor's future!

 

In Today's Episode

Midwest Swing is a weekly podcast where Host Mike Berardino interviews experts, coaches, and players around the league on the state of the Minnesota Twins, The Major and Minor Leagues, and the latest MLB news.

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Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) is a Zone Coverage Minnesota Twins Contributing Writer. He has been covering the Twins since 2013 for The St. Paul Pioneer Press and Zone Coverage.

Tom Schreier (@tschreier3) is the proprietor of ZoneCoverage.com and previously wrote about Minnesota sports for Bleacher Report and Yahoo! Sports before joining 105 The Ticket in 2014.

Oct 1, 2018

Twins Veteran Trevor Plouffe (@tplouffe) joins us for this episode! We talk Joe Mauer's possible retirement, Home Brewing beer with Glen Perkins, and Trevor's plans for the future.

 

In Today's Episode

  • Joe Mauer caught one last pitch in a Twins jersey
  • Joe's stoic personality, consistent composure
  • Will Joe make it to the MLB Hall of Fame?
  • Trevor shares some of his favorite craft beers in Minneapolis!
  • Trevor tells us about building a home-brew at Target Field alongside Glen Perkins

 

Midwest Swing is a weekly podcast where Host Mike Berardino interviews experts, coaches, and players around the league on the state of the Minnesota Twins, The Major and Minor Leagues, and the latest MLB news.

---

Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) is a Zone Coverage Minnesota Twins Contributing Writer. He has been covering the Twins since 2013 for The St. Paul Pioneer Press and Zone Coverage.

Tom Schreier (@tschreier3) is the proprietor of ZoneCoverage.com and previously wrote about Minnesota sports for Bleacher Report and Yahoo! Sports before joining 105 The Ticket in 2014.

Sep 26, 2018

Minnesota Twins third base coach Gene Glynn talks to Mike Berardino about growing up as a three-sport athlete in Waseca, his influences throughout his career and how to survive the minor leagues.

Sep 17, 2018

Mike Berardino is joined by longtime baseball scout Kimball Crossley, who spent the last 15 years with the Toronto Blue Jays. He talks about his desire to meld analytics with traditional scouting, how he got into the business as a journalism major who never played varsity baseball and how he's put his theatre background to use while working in professional baseball.

Sep 10, 2018

Mike Berardino is joined by Wayne "Big Fella" Hattaway, who has spent 66 years in baseball -- 55 of them with the Minnesota Twins organization. He talks about his love for Alabama football and the Cowboys, tells stories about past and present Twins players and explains how he got ejected from games at multiple levels of baseball.

Sep 4, 2018

Mike Berardino calls in from Houston to discuss the players that the Minnesota Twins called up, as well as those that got snubbed, this September before diving deep into the Byron Buxton situation. 

Aug 24, 2018

Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press is joined by Ricky Cobb, proprietor of the Super 70's Sports Twitter feed to discuss how he comes up with his punchlines, what is his line when it comes to humor and if his college students know about his alter ego.

 

Aug 14, 2018

Brandon Warne and Tom Schreier are back after a long break to discuss the Minnesota Twins' draft philosophy, discuss the potential of each of their top prospects and speculate as to whether or not they can bounce back after this season.

Jul 19, 2018

In this episode of Midwest Swing -- brought to you by Pick and Shovel Wear -- Brandon breaks down the Twins at the All-Star break and heading into the trade deadline.

As always, send comments, questions and feedback to @Brandon_Warne on Twitter.

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Jun 30, 2018

In this episode of Midwest Swing -- brought to you by Pick and Shovel Wear -- Brandon is in Chicago in advance of covering Saturday and Sunday from Wrigley Field. 

As always, send comments, questions and feedback to @Brandon_Warne on Twitter.

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Jun 27, 2018

In this episode of Midwest Swing -- brought to you by Pick and Shovel Wear -- Brandon rolls solo on Periscope as a simulcast to break down the team's 8-4 loss to the ChiSox and any other questions fans had in the chatroom.

As always, send comments, questions and feedback to @Brandon_Warne on Twitter.

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Jun 19, 2018

In this episode of Midwest Swing -- brought to you by Pick and Shovel Wear -- Brandon catches up with Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press (@mikeberardino) to break down the comings and goings of your Minnesota Twins.

As always, send comments, questions and feedback to @Brandon_Warne on Twitter.

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Jun 15, 2018

In this episode of Midwest Swing -- brought to you by Pick and Shovel Wear -- Brandon catches up with Ryan Turnquist (@2__CANEZ) to break down fantasy baseball trades, the Miguel Sano demotion and the head-scratching Matt Belisle acquisition. 

As always, send comments, questions and feedback to @Brandon_Warne on Twitter.

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Jun 8, 2018

In this episode of Midwest Swing, Brandon catches up with Ryan Turnquist -- a.k.a. Sticks -- (@2__CANEZ) to break down the last couple weeks of the Twins more or less treading water.

As always, send comments, questions and feedback to @Brandon_Warne on Twitter.

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May 18, 2018

In this episode of Midwest Swing, Brandon catches up with Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) of the St. Paul Pioneer Press to talk about where the Twins are at to this point in the season, as well as a look ahead to the series with the Brewers coming up over the weekend.

As always, send comments, questions and feedback to @Brandon_Warne on Twitter.

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May 15, 2018

In this episode of Midwest Swing, Brandon catches up with Drew Silva (@drewsilv) of Rotoworld to chat about the upcoming Cardinals series (Flaherty-Berrios; Mikolas-Lynn) as well as many other things.

As always, send comments, questions and feedback to @Brandon_Warne on Twitter.

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May 11, 2018

In this episode of Midwest Swing, Brandon catches up with Ryan Turnquist -- a.k.a. Sticks -- (@2__CANEZ) to break down the upcoming Angels series as well as the happenings around a Twins team that is rolling.

As always, send comments, questions and feedback to @Brandon_Warne on Twitter.

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May 8, 2018

In this episode of Midwest Swing, Brandon catches up with Ryan Turnquist -- a.k.a. Sticks -- (@2__CANEZ) to break down the happenings over the weekend as well as taking a look at the week ahead.

As always, send comments, questions and feedback to @Brandon_Warne on Twitter.

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