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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.

Midwest Swing Brandon Warne

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    • 4.8 • 48 Ratings

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.

    Midwest Swing — Mike Berardino Reveals his 2020 Hall of Fame Ballot!

    Midwest Swing — Mike Berardino Reveals his 2020 Hall of Fame Ballot!

    Brandon is joined by #OldFriend Mike Berardino to discuss his 2020 Hall of Fame ballot!

    • 53 min
    Managing in the Playoffs, and a More Aggressive Offseason

    Managing in the Playoffs, and a More Aggressive Offseason

    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.

    • 48 min
    Homer Bailey, Injuries, and Listener Questions

    Homer Bailey, Injuries, and Listener Questions

    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.

    • 47 min
    Spring Training, Coaching Philosophy, Bailey's Beefs

    Spring Training, Coaching Philosophy, Bailey's Beefs

    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:
    Tom returns with tales from Spring Training in Fort Myers [2:00] The Minnesota Twins Have a Philosophy on Coaching, Not a Hitting Philosophy [15:00] First impressions on Kenta Maeda, Josh Donaldson, Homer Bailey, and more [25:00] Bailey's Beefs [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.

    • 50 min
    Trevor Plouffe

    Trevor Plouffe

    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.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Betts Trade Fallout and Joshua Kusnick Interview

    Betts Trade Fallout and Joshua Kusnick Interview

    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.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

Coach Moen ,

Great Podcast!

Brandon does a thorough & detailed job of presenting us with a podcast that’s straight forward! Great guests, knowledgeable content, and makes you want to come back even after some time away from the podcast! Must listen stuff here!

bigbyrddawg ,

On air guest

I like the episode with TinyNick one of my favorite podcasts on your page. Great in-site and excellent chemistry between you guys!!!

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

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