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Now displaying: July, 2019
Jul 30, 2019

It's "Trade Deadline Eve" and Brandon & Tom are ready to break down everything relating to the Minnesota Twins and their strategy as the deadline approaches, including the trade that was already completed with the Marlins for Sergio Romo, predictions on some names the Twins might be targeting, whether or not a Sano trade could happen or if Buxton should be included in a trade for Syndergaard, and discussing the potential moves that make the most sense.

 

In This Episode:

  • News from around the league [4:00]
  • Twins trade for Sergio Romo [12:00]
  • Potential trade candidates remaining [32:00]
  • How would we feel if no additional moves are made? [44:00]
  • Trade Miguel Sano? [52:00]
  • Are you comfortable with Buxton being included in a trade for Syndergaard? [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.

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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.

Jul 26, 2019

Brandon & Tom bring back Chris From Cleveland to break down the now very close race between the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians in the AL Central and the moves both teams need to make to give themselves the best chance to beat each other. After that, we break down a couple current trade rumors and Twins-specific story lines.

 

In This Episode:

  • Chris From Cleveland [3:00]
  • Lance Lynn trade rumors? [40:00]
  • Twins story lines [45:00]

 

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.

Jul 23, 2019

Writer for Baseball Prospectus and author of Penning Bull, Matthew Trueblood, makes his triumphant return to Midwest Swing to talk all thing Minnesota Twins! Matt, Tom, and Brandon also break down some of the biggest story lines from around the MLB as we get closer and closer to the trade deadline.

 

In This Episode:

  • Twins vs. Yankees Game #1 Recap [3:00]
  • TRADE DEADLINE! [9:00]
  • Bullpen Round Up [16:00]
  • Interesting story lines over the next few weeks from around the MLB [29:00]

 

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.

Jul 19, 2019

Brandon and Tom have a quick recap of the less than enjoyable Twins vs. Mets series from earlier this week, talk about some news regarding a potential trade-target Noah Syndergaard, discuss some freezing-cold takes from Reddit & Twitter, and of course bring up the bullpen issues while trying to gauge where Twins fans "worry level" should be at!

 

In This Episode:

  • Twins vs. Mets Recap [4:00]
  • Noah Syndergaard [12:00]
  • The sky is falling! (according to Twitter) [18:00]
  • Bullpen, Bullpen, Bullpen... [25:00]
  • Where is you "worry level" at? [41:00]
  • Arraez & Schoop [50:00]
  • Marwin Gonzalez: Team MVP? [53:00]

 

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.

Jul 16, 2019

Brandon and Tom break down what we learned from the Minnesota vs. Cleveland series this weekend, who the potential buyers & sellers could be in the AL Central, potential packages for Syndergaard or Bumgarner, as well as a possible trade involved Eddie Rosario this offseason.

 

In This Episode:

  • What we learned from the Minnesota/Cleveland series [4:00]
  • Buyers & Sellers in the AL Central [15:00]
  • Syndergaard or Bumgarner? [23:00]
  • Twins trading Eddie Rosario this offseason? [30:00]
  • Trade Deadline S

 

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.

Jul 12, 2019

Brandon, Tom, and Chris from Cleveland discuss the 2019 MLB All-Star Game which just took place this week, as well as the upcoming series against the Cleveland Indians and the importance of the three game set for both teams regarding their potential trade-deadline moves and eventual playoff positioning. 

 

In This Episode:

  • 2019 MLB All-Star Game [3:00]
  • Chris from Cleveland calls in! [7:00]
  • Twins vs. Indian Preview [20:00]

 

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.

Jul 5, 2019

Brandon & Tom are in studio and ready to talk about everything Minnesota Twins, including their All-Star Game selections and who got snubbed, whether or not they should have someone in the Home Run Derby, as well as their current depth issues, Sano's struggles, Lewis Thorpe, Michael Pineda, and capitalizing on next weeks All-Star break!

 

In This Episode:

  • Twins All-Star Snubs [8:00]
  • No Twins in the Home Run Derby? [15:00]
  • Andrew Vasquez/Depth Issues [20:00]
  • Twins avoid losing 3-in-a-row again [25:00]
  • Miguel Sano's Struggles Continue [31:00]
  • Lewis Thorpe [35:00]
  • Michael Pineda [38:00]
  • Gaining momentum into the All-Star break [42:00]
  • Bullpen Talk/Twitter Q's [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.

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