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Mar 5, 2020

Brandon is in studio this week and he is joined by special guest Tiny Nick. We discuss the strong season the Twins had in 2019, their performance in the playoffs, and a more active offseason in 2020.

In This Episode:

  • Recapping the 2019 season [3:00]
  • Building a playoff team [13:00]
  • Rocco's management in the post season [25:00]
  • A new approach to the offseason [35:00]
  • How good will the Twins be this year? [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.

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.

Feb 27, 2020

Brandon and Tom are in studio this week to discuss spring training. We talk about Homer Bailey's potential on this team, how coaches and players handle injuries, and the Twins organizational structure.

In This Episode:

  • Homer Bailey at spring training [3:00]
  • Medical considerations and coaching [14:00]
  • Building a smart team [26:00]
  • Listener questions [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.

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.

Feb 21, 2020

Brandon and Tom are back in studio this week to discuss Tom's recent trip to Fort Myers for the Minnesota Twins Spring Training, the teams philosophy when it comes to coaching, first impressions on all the new guys, and Justin Bailey The Producer begins a new segment called "Bailey's Beefs!"

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.

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.

Feb 14, 2020

On this weeks episode of Midwest Swing, Brandon and Tom are joined by former Minnesota Twin infielder Trevor Plouffe (@TrevorPlouffe)! Trevor shares his fondest memories of Minnesota, offers his thoughts on the the Astros scandal, talks about his time with the Twins and other teams, what the arbitration process is like, and answers some listener questions!

In This Episode:

  • Welcome to the show, Trevor Plouffe! [2:30]
  • Memories from spring training and early Twins days [9:00]
  • Thoughts on the Astros "banging" scandal [14:00]
  • Trevor's time with the A's, Rays, and Phillies [29:00]
  • Thoughts on Boston/Minnesota/LA trade mishaps [36:00]
  • Arbitration cases and Joc Pederson [40:00]
  • Lightning round/listener questions [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.

Feb 7, 2020

Brandon and Tom are in studio to discuss the stalled trade between the Twins, Dodgers, and Red Sox. We also have special guest Joshua Kusnick, who talks about being an MLB agent, Esports, and transitioning to comedy. 

In This Episode:

  • The slow moving Mookie Betts trade  [2:00]
  • Special Guest Joshua Kusnick [20:00]
  • Transitioning from MLB agent to comedian [35:00]

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.

Jan 31, 2020

Brandon and Tom are back in studio to discuss why today is a better day to be a Twins fan than ever before, offer a recap of last weekend's TwinsFest, and begin to predict what the 26-man roster could look like on Opening Day!

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.

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.

Jan 24, 2020

Brandon and Tom are back in studio this week to continue the discussion about Josh Donaldson including a recap of this weeks introductory press conference and what number we think he will wear, diving into Brandon's article about the Twins' Latin American process, plus a preview of Twins Fest!

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.

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.

Jan 17, 2020

THE MINNESOTA TWINS SIGNED JOSH DONALDSON! That's it, that's just.... the whole show! Nothing else has happened in the MLB this week that is even worth mentioning. This is the only news that we have to discuss this week. Maybe a little bit of something else, but only if we have time.....

 

In This Episode:

  • Blame it on the rain...... [1:30]
  • Breaking down the record-setting free agency signing [7:00]
  • Donaldson, MN [21:00]
  • Turning prospects into star pitching [30:00]
  • .....astros talk [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.

Jan 10, 2020

This week we have Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) back on the show to talk about some MLB offseason stuff as well as revealing his 2020 BBWAA Hall Of Fame Ballot!

 

In This Episode:

  • Welcome back, Mike Berardino! [2:00]
  • Players who didn't quite make the cut.... [9:00]
  • Revealing Mike's Ballot! [15:00]

 

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.

Jan 3, 2020

Tom is back! We hear all about his month-long excursion to South Korea and more, break down the recent Minnesota Twins signings of Rich Hill & Homer Bailey, as well discuss what moves might still be coming this offseason including potential trades and remaining free agents!

 

In This Episode:

  • Recapping Tom's trip [2:30]
  • Rich Hill & Homer Bailey [13:00]
  • What moves are on the horizon for the Twins? [26:00]
  • How good are the White Sox going to be? [40:00]
  • Grading the offseason [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.

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