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Midwest Swing takes a look at the Minnesota Twins and baseball from a flyover country perspective. With up-and-coming baseball writer Brandon Warne and a cast of different characters, Midwest Swing will look to keep it light, but still informative and interesting as it pertains to this great game.

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Midwest Swing takes a look at the Minnesota Twins and baseball from a flyover country perspective. With up-and-coming baseball writer Brandon Warne and a cast of different characters, Midwest Swing will look to keep it light, but still informative and interesting as it pertains to this great game.

    Donaldson Press Conference, Sano Extension, Twins Fest

    Donaldson Press Conference, Sano Extension, Twins Fest

    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:
    Josh Donaldson presser recap [2:30] Miguel Sano Extension Further Validates Twins' Ever-Evolving Latin American Process [30:00] #20 or #24..... [40:00] Twins Fest & Winter Meltdown [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.

    • 55 min
    Josh Donaldson

    Josh Donaldson

    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.

    • 58 min
    Mike Berardino's Hall Of Fame Ballot

    Mike Berardino's Hall Of Fame Ballot

    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.

    • 38 min
    Rich Hill, Homer Bailey, White Sox Moves

    Rich Hill, Homer Bailey, White Sox Moves

    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.

    • 54 min
    Twins & Brewers Offseason Progress Reports

    Twins & Brewers Offseason Progress Reports

    Tom is gone, but Brandon & Justin The Producer are back in action and ready to break down all the MLB Free Agency craziness from the last month! How badly is the Brewers rotation going to suck? What is the Twins off-season plan? JOSH DONALDSON? Twins trade ideas? Payroll? Rebuilding? All this and much more!
     
    In This Episode:
    Happy Holidays! [2:00] Brewers Rotation & Off-Season [6:00] Twins Off-Season [24:00] MLB Free Agency Roundup [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.

    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.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    D.B. Firstman & Interesting Baseball Names

    D.B. Firstman & Interesting Baseball Names

    Welcome back to Midwest Swing! Tom Schreier is once again gone but do not fret, Brandon brought in D.B. Firstman (@dianagram) author of the upcoming book Hall of Name: Baseball's Most Magnificent Monikers from 'The Only Nolan' to 'Van Lingle Mungo' and More to talk about a myriad of topics including the book, the Simpsons, funny Twitter accounts, and of course tons of baseball! 
     
    In This Episode:
    Welcome, D.B. Firstman! [2:00] Hall of Name: Baseball's Most Magnificent Monikers from 'The Only Nolan' to 'Van Lingle Mungo' and More [25:00]  
    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.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

GPW1986 ,

Great Source of Twins Info

I really enjoy listening to this podcast. Brandon and Tom do a great job of providing realistic analysis of the Twins and an inside look at the life of a baseball journalist

hhjgguhhjkk ,

Long time listener

Good twins pod that’s always current and talking about relevant topics. Brandon’s fiery emotion he puts into his work paired with Toms level and calm takes makes for a great listen.

LoveTP24 ,

Money!

This podcast rocks! They even got superstar Trevor Plouffe to be a guest once. Big time!

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