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Midwest Swing takes a look at baseball from a flyover country perspective with Brandon Warne, Zone Coverage's Baseball expert.
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Now displaying: February, 2020
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.

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