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Now displaying: June, 2019
Jun 28, 2019

Brandon & Tom discuss the Minnesota Twins bullpen issues and how management might choose to address it at the trade deadline, as well as how comfortable Twins fans should be with the division lead, Jorge Polanco being selected as an All-Star Game starter, and answer some Twitter questions!

 

In This Episode:

  • What is going on with the bullpen? [5:00]
  • Division lead sits at 8 games [15:00]
  • Twins injury bug [21:00]
  • Jorge Polanco named All-Star Game Starter [28:00]
  • Twins/White Sox preview [39:00]
  • Jordan Balazovic & Royce Lewis make MLB Futures Game [45:00]
  • Trade Targets [50:00]

 

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.

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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.

Jun 20, 2019

Brandon & Tom discuss Joe Mauer's jersey retirement ceremony last Saturday, the 17 inning game from earlier this week, Jeff Passan's report of Tampa Bay exploring splitting time between Florida & Montreal, Minnesota's recent offensive struggles, Max Kepler, and some potential roster shakeups the Twins could experiment with!

 

In This Episode:

  • Terry Ryan & Cow Pie High [3:00]
  • Joe Mauer's Jersey Retirement [10:00]
  • The Tampa Bay Rays of Montreal [20:00]
  • Brandon covers the 17 inning game [23:00]
  • Twins Recent Offensive Struggles [29:30]
  • Max Kepler is red-hot [32:00]
  • Potential roster shakeups [36:00]

 

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.

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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.

Jun 12, 2019

Brandon & Tom discuss the Twins comeback win against the Seattle Mariners and a controversial strike three call, Marin Perez & Jake Odorizzi's performances so far, as well as identifying some potential targets the Twins could trade for at the Trade Deadline!

 

In This Episode:

  • Comeback win against Seattle [2:00]
  • Perez & Odorizzi [8:00]
  • Who's "team" is this? [23:00]
  • Potential trade-deadline moves [32:00]
  • Twins All-Stars [45:00]
  • David Ortiz [52:00]
  • Twitter Questions [56:00]

 

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.

Jun 6, 2019

Brandon & Tom break down the Twins series against Tampa Bay & Cleveland, whether or not Smeltzer will get another start for the Twins, Craig Kimbrel signing with the Cubs, a Twins Draft roundup, and some Twitter questions! 

 

In This Episode:

  • Rays & Indians series [7:00]
  • Does Smeltzer get another start? [18:00]
  • Kimbrel signs with Cubs [22:00]
  • Twins Draft Picks [31:00]
  • Mailbag! [38:00]

 

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.

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