Derek Wetmore hosts a podcast about the Minnesota Twins, a baseball team that plays its games inside Target Field in the great state of Minnesota. Shows typically contain at least 5 thoughts, sometimes more and sometimes fewer. Support the show by becoming a member!
Twins down 0-1 to Astros [On Polanco, Greinke, Valdez, and a missed opportunity]
The Twins lose Game 1 to the Houston Astros and now it's Win-Or-You're-Done in Game 2 Wednesday. Sharing thoughts on the biggest plays in the game, including an error by Jorge Polanco that changed the game, and a more subtle play that showed why the Twins miss Josh Donaldson. Way more than 5 Thoughts on this one, from Derek Wetmore. Brought to you by Members of the 5 Thoughts Baseball newsletter [5ThoughtsBaseball.com]
Minnesota Twins 2020 postseason preview [Houston Astros, Zack Greinke, Kenta Maeda]
Twins and Astros postseason preview episode, hosted by Derek Wetmore, and made possible by members of the 5 Thoughts newsletter - 5ThoughtsBaseball.com.*Why Zack Greinke should give you pause if you're a Twins fan, and one little known reason why I consider him a legend. *Kenta Maeda was great for the Twins, and he gets Game 1. *Astros hitters slumped this year, for the most part, after their offseason of being exposed as a team of cheaters.*Justin Verlander and Yordan Alvarez are two key pieces missing in Houston. The MLB postseason is here. Technically not October, according to the calendar, but here on the 5 Thoughts baseball podcast we don't get caught up on semantics, OK?
Twins in first place + we now know the postseason rotation
October awaits! Companion article to the last 5 Thoughts baseball newsletter of the 2020 regular season. Rocco announces the Twins' playoff rotation. We discuss the state of the Twins’ pitching staff heading into the postseason. Will they be more aggressive with a reliever like Tyler Duffey? And do the Twins care enough about home field advantage?Host: Derek WetmoreMade possible by members of 5 Thoughts [5ThoughtsBaseball.com]
Josh [redacted] Donaldson! Hilarious ejection & Twins highlight, with Phil Mackey
Josh Donaldson got ejected after a very petty feud boiled over during Thursday's Twins game against the Chicago White Sox. Derek Wetmore and Phil Mackey react to the hilarious ejection, its impact on the game, the AL Central division race, and more. Plus, thoughts on Byron Buxton and the Twins' MVP, and our prediction for Minnesota's postseason starters. 5 Thoughts Baseball podcast is supported by members like you. To learn how to get your subscription to the newsletter and power this show, go to 5ThoughtsBaseball.com.
Minnesota Twins postseason pitching rotation banter, with Dan Hayes
Dan Hayes and Derek Wetmore cover the important topics for the Twins as the team enters the stretch run of 2020 - the stretch that will determine their postseason seeding. Topics: Covering an MLB team off Zoom; The Twins’ postseason rotation and the race for October; depth vs. quality on the pitching staff in Minnesota.Guest: Dan Hayes, the man who’s worth 1.6 million subscribers all by himself [Tell Dan you liked the show on Twitter, @DanHayesMLB].Support: This show is supported by members of the 5 Thoughts newsletter community. To show your support for the show, become a member at 5ThoughtsBaseball.com.
5 Thoughts: The Big 3 are back! On Byron Buxton, Michael Pineda and Josh Donaldson
Derek Wetmore discusses the return of 3 key players for the Minnesota Twins, Byron Buxton, Michael Pineda and Josh Donaldson. Plus, thoughts on the Miguel Sanó beef and the early impressions on rookie Brent Rooker. And who would you use in the postseason rotation if the playoffs began today?Support: This podcast is supported by members of the 5 Thoughts newsletter community. If you'd like to support the show, consider becoming a member. 5thoughtsbaseball.com.
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Derek does a great job of ‘Taliking Twins.’ Conversational, tinged with analytics aimed at non-baseball savants (like me) who want to stay informed and actually learn something.
Excellent perspective and a fun time
Happy to see Wetmore’s return to podcasting!