Info

Midwest Swing

Midwest Swing takes a look at baseball from a flyover country perspective with Brandon Warne, Zone Coverage's Baseball expert.
RSS Feed
Midwest Swing
2019
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: March, 2019
Mar 28, 2019

The season has started! Baseball is here, and we are excited! How will this season turn out, are you happy with the starting roster, and how many games are you planning on attending?

 

In This Episode:

  • Who will fill Mauer's shoes in the clubhouse? [8:00]
  • Buxton is a game-changing player [17:00]
  • At age 25; will Buxton follow the path of Aaron Hicks? [22:00]
  • Max Kepler [23:00]
  • What questions do you need answered as the season starts?[47:00]

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

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.

Mar 27, 2019

Former New York Yankees 1st round pick Slade Heathcott (@heathcott_slade) joins the show to talk about his journey to the MLB, the up's and down's he experienced throughout his Major League career, as well as how he has been spending his time after his retirement!

 

In This Episode:

  • Slade Heathcott call in!

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

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.

Mar 22, 2019

Ryan Turnquist (@2__CANEZ) joins the show to talk a multitude of topics including, for some reason, Oswaldo Arcia, as well as Ichiro's final game, Mike Trout's record-setting extension, and the contracts signed by Goldschmidt, Harper, Arenado, and Snell!

 

In This Episode:

  • Where in the world is Oswaldo Arcia? [2:00]
  • Ichiro's final game [6:00]
  • Random Twitter Guy: mIKe tROuT IsN't wORth $36 mIlLioN pER YeAR! [15:00]
  • Nolan Arenado signs 8 Year / $260 Million deal [35:00]
  • Extensions/Signings around the league [42:00]
  • Predicting the Twin's future free agency decisions [49:00]

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

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.

Mar 13, 2019

Brandon returns from Fort Meyers to talk Twins' Spring Training recap, he tells us about his travels, and Brandon explains the Puckett/Hrbek theory.

 

In This Episode:

  • Spring Training recap
  • Martin Perez' starting game
  • Aaron Hicks got rushed into the Majors
  • How will Byron Buxton perform, returning after injury?
  • The Puckett/Hrbek theory [43:00]
  • Next Week Slade Heathcott

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

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.

Mar 6, 2019

Ryan Turnquist (@2__CANEZ) calls in to catch up on everything Minnesota Twins related, including the Marwin Gonzalez signing, Miguel Sano's' injury update, spring training so far, and we attempt to predict what the opening day roster will look like!

In This Episode:

  • Twins Sign Marwin Gonzalez
  • Miguel Sano Injury Update
  • Who makes the cut for the starting rotation? Bullpen?
  • Ottoneu Fantasy Baseball rosters!

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

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.

Mar 6, 2019

Josh Kusnick (@JoshuaKusnick) joins the program to discuss the state of baseball, including his clients, MLB labor relations and the stagnant free-agent market.

Kusnick represents MLB All-Star Jeremy Jeffress as well as a handful of minor leaguers, including Twins reliever Seth Pinkerton. He also represents former minor-league infielder Carlos Asuaje, who is now playing in Korea and has a YouTube series "Carlos in Korea."
 
Kusnick has also written for Baseball Prospectus and has a podcast of his own on NatsGM.com. 

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

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.

1