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Midwest Swing takes a look at baseball from a flyover country perspective with Brandon Warne, Zone Coverage's Baseball expert.
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Now displaying: January, 2019
Jan 30, 2019

Rangers Beat Writer and contributor to The Athletic-Dallas, Levi Weaver (@ThreeTwoEephus), joins the show and tells us about his music career, his transition into covering baseball, the mystery of Jeff Baker's sprained thumb, and what the Twins can expect from former Rangers pitcher Martín Pérez! Ryan Turnquist (@2__CANEZ) calls in to discuss the Minnesota Twins payroll and more prospect breakdown!

 

In This Episode:

 

Midwest Swing is a weekly podcast where Host Brandon Warne 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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Brandon Warne (@Brandon_Warne) is a Zone Coverage utility writer and our Minnesota Twins beat writer

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.

Jan 23, 2019

MLB free-agent lefty Eric O'Flaherty (@EOF34) calls in to talk about his journey from the draft to the Major League, his "Welcome to the MLB" moment, as well as fellow Walla Walla High School alumni Drew Bledsoe! Then Ryan Turnquist (@2__CANEZ) calls in to talk with Brandon about the Minnesota Twins top prospects!

 

In This Episode:

  • Eric O'Flaherty calls in! [3:30]
  • Ryan Turnquist calls in! [41:00]
  • MLB Top 100 Prospect lists are being released, how many Twins players made the cut? [45:00]
  • Ryan & Brandon each choose their Top Ten Twins prospects [55:00]

 

Midwest Swing is a weekly podcast where Host Brandon Warne 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.

---

Brandon Warne (@Brandon_Warne) is a Zone Coverage utility writer and our Minnesota Twins beat writer

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.

Jan 18, 2019

Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) shares his MLB Hall of Fame ballot with us, breaks down his decision to include/exclude certain players, and discusses the voting and balloting process a little bit. Then Brandon and Mike discuss the "Twins Winter Meltdown" on Twitter.

 

In This Episode:

  • Mike discusses the MLB HOF ballot process [2:00]
  • Should changes be made to the voting process? [8:00]
  • Fringe players that didn't quite make the cut [12:00]
  • Mike Berardino's ballot [15:00]
  • "Twins Winter Meltdown" [33:00]

 

Midwest Swing is a weekly podcast where Host Brandon Warne 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.

---

Brandon Warne (@Brandon_Warne) is a Zone Coverage utility writer and our Minnesota Twins beat writer

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.

Jan 16, 2019

On today's episode Phillies outfielder Lane Adams (@LA_Swiftness) calls in to talk about topics ranging from his ability on the basketball court to the downfall of the Minor League Playoffs, and Ryan Turnquist (@2__CANEZ) joins the first half of the show to talk with Brandon and Tom about the free agent signings from around the league!

 

In This 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.

---

Brandon Warne (@Brandon_Warne) is a Zone Coverage utility writer and our Minnesota Twins beat writer

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.

Jan 9, 2019

We have another Locked On Twins reunion as Ryan Turnquist (@2__CANEZ) joins the show for the second week in a row! Brandon, Tom, and Ryan discuss Rocco Baldelli, the Twins plan for Joe Mauer's jersey retirement, and talk about the 2019 MLB season win totals for each team. 

 

In This 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.

---

Brandon Warne (@Brandon_Warne) is a Zone Coverage utility writer and our Minnesota Twins beat writer

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.

Jan 4, 2019

We have a Locked On Twins reunion as Ryan Turnquist (@2__CANEZ) joins the show! Brandon, Tom, and Ryan discuss the Nelson Cruz signing and what it means for the rest of the roster/free agency, the Twins options in the bullpen, as well as how free agency has looked for the rest of the MLB!

 

In This 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.

---

Brandon Warne (@Brandon_Warne) is a Zone Coverage utility writer and our Minnesota Twins beat writer

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.

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