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Now displaying: August, 2019
Aug 26, 2019

Brandon, Tom, and Justin The Producer taste test some Red Dog beer and White Claws before diving into a bunch of Minnesota Twins topics! Should the Twins trade Eddie Rosario? Where can they find more pitching? What does the current 40-Man roster look like? Division race? All of it!

 

In This Episode:

  • Red Dog & White Claws [2:00]
  • Roster Moves & Pitching [8:00]
  • 40-Man Roster Recap [23:00]
  • Potential offseason trades.... [33:00]
  • Angst Levels [42:00]

 

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.

Aug 23, 2019

Brandon, Tom, and Justin The Producer are back in action to talk all things Minnesota Twins, including a disappointing series against the White Sox, the upcoming series against the Tigers, Jake Cave & Marwin Gonzales, our thoughts on Players Weekend, as well as the potential of some batting order shakeups!

 

In This Episode:

  • Twins vs. Tigers [5:00]
  • Indians Skid [9:00]
  • Jake Cave & Marwin Gonzalez [20:00]
  • Players Weekend [42:00]
  • Batting Order Tinkering [51:00]

 

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.

Aug 20, 2019

Tom Schreier makes his triumphant return to Midwest Swing to discuss the Brewers & Rangers series from last week, the current state of the Twins pitching staff, as well as previewing this upcoming stretch of "winnable" games.

 

In This Episode:

  • Tom's Report From Milwaukee [4:00]
  • Twins Sweep Texas [12:00]
  • Twins Pitching [20:00]
  • White Sox Series Preview [30:00]

 

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.

Aug 16, 2019

Tom Schreier is gone so Brandon & Justin The Producer cut loose and talk about a myriad of things including the Twins vs. Brewers series from earlier this week, the "unwritten rules" of baseball and how dumb they are, as well as some more playoff talk and news from around the MLB! 

 

In This Episode:

  • Where is Tom? [5:00]
  • Brewers vs. Twins [10:00]
  • Confidence levels going forward [20:00]
  • Baseball's "Unwritten Rules" [35:00]
  • Twins, Twins, Twins! [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.

Aug 12, 2019

The Minnesota Twins lost 3 of 4 to the Cleveland Indians this weekend, and the teams are now tied for the lead in the AL Central. Brandon & Tom break down the weekend series, and offer their immediate reactions to the game and their implications on the rest of the season. 

 

In This Episode:

  • Weekend Recap [5:00]
  • No surgery for Nelson Cruz [20:00]
  • Chris From Cleveland crashes the show [25:00]
  • Justin The Producer doesn't like Justin Morneau [45:00]
  • Twitter Takes [51:00]

 

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.

Aug 6, 2019

Brandon & Tom are back and ready to talk all things Twins, including Miguel Sano's walk-off homerun on Monday night, the recent playoff atmosphere of Target Field, the possibility of Schoop being DFA's, as well as current bullpen power rankings and some stuff regarding Players Weekend!

 

In This Episode:

  • Feral Hogs/Brandon Oversleeps [2:00]
  • Miguel Sano Walk-Off [5:00]
  • Playoff Atmosphere [11:00]
  • Could the Twins DFA Schoop? [20:00]
  • Bullpen Power Rankings [24:00]
  • Rocco Managing Pitchers [34:00]
  • Escobar homers off Dozier [40:00]
  • Sam Dyson [46:00]
  • Castro & Garver [52:00]
  • Players Weekend [57:00]

 

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.

Aug 2, 2019

Brandon is on the road (or fell asleep... who really knows!), so Tom enlists the help of Tiny Nick (@therealtinynick) to recap the trade deadline moves the Minnesota Twins made, then Brandon calls in to offer his thoughts on the deadline and this team going forward in the season.

 

In This Episode:

  • Trade Deadline Recap [3:00]
  • Sam Dyson's unfortunate debut [14:00]
  • Faith in the bullpen post-deadline [20:00]
  • Bauer Trade [25:00]
  • Cleveland / Pittsburgh Fight [30:00]
  • Predictions for the homestand [40:00]

 

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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