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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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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, a…
 
Today we have another special guest as Ozzie Guillén Jr joins Brandon to talk about growing up around baseball, how his father influenced his career and his current connections with baseball. We also talk White Sox, Michael Pineda, and a behind the scenes look at the 2000 Tampa Bay Devil Rays. In this Weeks Episode: The White Sox [3:00] Michael Pin…
 
Special guest alert! Today we have an incredibly fun episode with Elling Hoffland who's a Product Manager for Sportradar! We break down all the news from around the league including the latest on the Astros scandal, Yasmani Grandal signing with the White Sox, some Minnesota Twins off-season updates, as well as tons of Brewers talk and a game where …
 
Brandon and Tom are back in studio to discuss all the biggest news surrounding the MLB (and more!) on the latest episode of Midwest Swing! The Astros are stealing signs, Odorizzi accepted his QO, AL & NL MVP's announced, Rocco wins Manager of the Year, and tons of Twins front-office news! In This Episode: Myles Garrett [2:00] Houston Astros Sign St…
 
Brandon and Tom are back in action and ready to break down some recent Minnesota Twins news, as well as some headlines from around the world of sports! In This Episode: Deadspin/Kansas City/Stephen A. Smith [2:30] Jake Odorizzi QA [15:00] What did we learn from this years World Series? [23:00] MLB Trade Rumors: Twins Targets [40:00] Midwest Swing i…
 
Brandon and Tom are back in studio to (sorta) talk baseball, including some shakeups to the Minnesota Twins coaching staff, a huge recap of the World Series that includes a little bit of talk about the actual games being played, as well as tons of talk from around the league! In This Episode: Cord Cutting & GIF's [5:00] World Series & News From Aro…
 
The world-famous Tiny Nick, known from the TV coverage of Willians Astudillo catch at the right field wall, joins the show again to prep for the Minnesota Twins offseason. Who stays? Who goes? Who do we WANT? Who do we NEED? We also discuss the fallout from the Twins/Yankees series, as well as our expectations for the upcoming World Series matchup …
 
Tom & Brandon are back to share their thoughts on the MLB Playoffs so far, as well as dive back into Brandon's "Offseason Blueprint" for the Minnesota Twins including why he doesn't have them resigning Jake Odorizzi, as well as answering some of your questions form Twitter! In This Episode: Tom's Sketchy Uber Ride [2:00] Jake Odorizzi's Future [7:0…
 
Brandon Warne & Tom Schreier are back in studio to offer reactions to the Minnesota Twins season-ending press conference, as well as layout their ideas of what this offseason will look like for the team, including who will stay, who will go, and potential free agency targets they might look at! In This Episode: Will Gerrit Cole be a Minnesota Twin?…
 
The Minnesota Twins have been swept by the New York Yankees in the 2019 ALDS. They have now lost 16 consecutive playoff games, the last thirteen of which have come by way of the Yankees. This show is going to be a real bummer, so buckle up. Lets get sad! In This Episode: We are very sad... What went wrong? Will it ever end? Red Dog / Red Bull Midwe…
 
Tom is in New York and Brandon is home with his sick daughter, so this show is an absolute mess but the Minnesota Twins are in the playoffs so it doesn't matter! We break down the ALDS Rosters which were announced today, round up some news coming out of New York ahead of the series, and offer some final predictions that are sure to change as soon a…
 
Brandon and Tom discuss the upcoming American League Division Series against the New York Yankees, including the injury to Luis Arraez, Rocco's comments on the history between the Twins & Yankees, as well as offering some predictions for the different playoff matchups from around the league! In This Episode: Luis Arraez Injury [2:00] ALDS Preview […
 
The Minnesota Twins are your 2019 AL Central Champions! Brandon calls in from Kansas City where he’s at for the Twins final regular season series against the Royals to talk Randy Dobnak, Kyle Gibson, give a preview of the playoffs and the *likely* series against the Yankees, and plenty more! In This Episode: The Twins are AL Central Champions! Kans…
 
Brandon and Tom are back together and ready to breakdown what could have been the AL Central-deciding series against the Cleveland Indians last weekend! After that, they discuss the future of the Twins pitching staff, how they can begin to prep for the playoffs, and what the potential post-season lineups could be! In This Episode: Felipe Vázquez [2…
 
Tom is in Cleveland so instead of subjecting you to another terrible call from his Uber, Brandon enlists the help of Matt Trueblood (@MATrueblood) to discuss some of the most intriguing story lines from around the MLB, as well as what the playoff picture currently looks like, how it impacts the Minnesota Twins, and some potential MLB Award Winners!…
 
Brandon & Tom are back in studio to discuss the recent series against the Cleveland Indians and the impact it has on the Twins chase for the Playoffs. Additionally, they talk about Byron Buxton's injury that might keep him out for the remainder of the season, Michael Pineda's 60-game PED suspension, what our expectations should be heading into the …
 
Tom is back from Boston after yet another series win the for the Minnesota Twins, who are now 6.5 games up on the Cleveland Indians. Brandon & Tom give their reactions from the series, as well as talk about a few other topics including Buxton & Dyson's injury concerns, a potential Kirilloff sighting in the playoffs, as well as a preview of the pote…
 
Tom has followed the Twins out to Boston for their series against the Red Sox, so he calls in to preview the matchup and catch up on some news over the last week including: September call ups, the Twins breaking the MLB home run record, having a chance to reach Brandon's predicted win number tonight, and plenty more! In This Episode: Tom's in Bosto…
 
Brandon, Tom, and Justin The Producer taste test some Red Dog beer and White Claws before diving into a bunch of Minnesota Twins topics! Should the Twins trade Eddie Rosario? Where can they find more pitching? What does the current 40-Man roster look like? Division race? All of it! In This Episode: Red Dog & White Claws [2:00] Roster Moves & Pitchi…
 
Brandon, Tom, and Justin The Producer are back in action to talk all things Minnesota Twins, including a disappointing series against the White Sox, the upcoming series against the Tigers, Jake Cave & Marwin Gonzales, our thoughts on Players Weekend, as well as the potential of some batting order shakeups! In This Episode: Twins vs. Tigers [5:00] I…
 
Tom Schreier makes his triumphant return to Midwest Swing to discuss the Brewers & Rangers series from last week, the current state of the Twins pitching staff, as well as previewing this upcoming stretch of "winnable" games. In This Episode: Tom's Report From Milwaukee [4:00] Twins Sweep Texas [12:00] Twins Pitching [20:00] White Sox Series Previe…
 
Tom Schreier is gone so Brandon & Justin The Producer cut loose and talk about a myriad of things including the Twins vs. Brewers series from earlier this week, the "unwritten rules" of baseball and how dumb they are, as well as some more playoff talk and news from around the MLB! In This Episode: Where is Tom? [5:00] Brewers vs. Twins [10:00] Conf…
 
The Minnesota Twins lost 3 of 4 to the Cleveland Indians this weekend, and the teams are now tied for the lead in the AL Central. Brandon & Tom break down the weekend series, and offer their immediate reactions to the game and their implications on the rest of the season. In This Episode: Weekend Recap [5:00] No surgery for Nelson Cruz [20:00] Chri…
 
Brandon & Tom are back and ready to talk all things Twins, including Miguel Sano's walk-off homerun on Monday night, the recent playoff atmosphere of Target Field, the possibility of Schoop being DFA's, as well as current bullpen power rankings and some stuff regarding Players Weekend! In This Episode: Feral Hogs/Brandon Oversleeps [2:00] Miguel Sa…
 
Brandon is on the road (or fell asleep... who really knows!), so Tom enlists the help of Tiny Nick (@therealtinynick) to recap the trade deadline moves the Minnesota Twins made, then Brandon calls in to offer his thoughts on the deadline and this team going forward in the season. In This Episode: Trade Deadline Recap [3:00] Sam Dyson's unfortunate …
 
It's "Trade Deadline Eve" and Brandon & Tom are ready to break down everything relating to the Minnesota Twins and their strategy as the deadline approaches, including the trade that was already completed with the Marlins for Sergio Romo, predictions on some names the Twins might be targeting, whether or not a Sano trade could happen or if Buxton s…
 
Brandon & Tom bring back Chris From Cleveland to break down the now very close race between the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians in the AL Central and the moves both teams need to make to give themselves the best chance to beat each other. After that, we break down a couple current trade rumors and Twins-specific story lines. In This Episode: …
 
Writer for Baseball Prospectus and author of Penning Bull, Matthew Trueblood, makes his triumphant return to Midwest Swing to talk all thing Minnesota Twins! Matt, Tom, and Brandon also break down some of the biggest story lines from around the MLB as we get closer and closer to the trade deadline. In This Episode: Twins vs. Yankees Game #1 Recap […
 
Brandon and Tom have a quick recap of the less than enjoyable Twins vs. Mets series from earlier this week, talk about some news regarding a potential trade-target Noah Syndergaard, discuss some freezing-cold takes from Reddit & Twitter, and of course bring up the bullpen issues while trying to gauge where Twins fans "worry level" should be at! In …
 
Brandon and Tom break down what we learned from the Minnesota vs. Cleveland series this weekend, who the potential buyers & sellers could be in the AL Central, potential packages for Syndergaard or Bumgarner, as well as a possible trade involved Eddie Rosario this offseason. In This Episode: What we learned from the Minnesota/Cleveland series [4:00…
 
Brandon, Tom, and Chris from Cleveland discuss the 2019 MLB All-Star Game which just took place this week, as well as the upcoming series against the Cleveland Indians and the importance of the three game set for both teams regarding their potential trade-deadline moves and eventual playoff positioning. In This Episode: 2019 MLB All-Star Game [3:00…
 
Brandon & Tom are in studio and ready to talk about everything Minnesota Twins, including their All-Star Game selections and who got snubbed, whether or not they should have someone in the Home Run Derby, as well as their current depth issues, Sano's struggles, Lewis Thorpe, Michael Pineda, and capitalizing on next weeks All-Star break! In This Epi…
 
Brandon & Tom discuss the Minnesota Twins bullpen issues and how management might choose to address it at the trade deadline, as well as how comfortable Twins fans should be with the division lead, Jorge Polanco being selected as an All-Star Game starter, and answer some Twitter questions! In This Episode: What is going on with the bullpen? [5:00] …
 
Brandon & Tom discuss Joe Mauer's jersey retirement ceremony last Saturday, the 17 inning game from earlier this week, Jeff Passan's report of Tampa Bay exploring splitting time between Florida & Montreal, Minnesota's recent offensive struggles, Max Kepler, and some potential roster shakeups the Twins could experiment with! In This Episode: Terry R…
 
Brandon & Tom discuss the Twins comeback win against the Seattle Mariners and a controversial strike three call, Marin Perez & Jake Odorizzi's performances so far, as well as identifying some potential targets the Twins could trade for at the Trade Deadline! In This Episode: Comeback win against Seattle [2:00] Perez & Odorizzi [8:00] Who's "team" i…
 
Brandon & Tom break down the Twins series against Tampa Bay & Cleveland, whether or not Smeltzer will get another start for the Twins, Craig Kimbrel signing with the Cubs, a Twins Draft roundup, and some Twitter questions! In This Episode: Rays & Indians series [7:00] Does Smeltzer get another start? [18:00] Kimbrel signs with Cubs [22:00] Twins Dr…
 
Brandon, Tom, and Justin The Producer discuss the series against the Milwaukee Brewers, Devin Smeltzer's debut, how much of the Twins production is coming from home grown talent, some preliminary MLB Draft coverage, and the Justin brings in some sizzling hot takes from Reddit! In This Episode: Devin Smeltzer Debut [3:00] How much of the Twins produ…
 
Mike Gelfand & Ryan Turnquist (@2__CANEZ) join Brandon & Tom to discuss the 32-16 Minnesota Twins team, including Jake Odorizzi, the Twins bullpen performance so far, as well as answering some Twitter questions in a brand new #AskBW! In This Episode: Jake Odorizzi [2:00] Confidence in the bullpen [9:00] #AskBW Mail Bag! [19:00] Midwest Swing is a w…
 
Jim Morris (@jimmorris6363), former MLB pitcher and subject of the movie The Rookie, calls in to discuss his journey from playing high school baseball in Texas all the way to his time in the Major Leagues playing with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays! Brandon & Tom discuss the Mitch Garver injury, as well as Twins Fever taking over Minneapolis! In This Epi…
 
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