Midwest Swing: Mauer’s Jersey Retirement, 17-inning Marathon, Sano Struggles
By Brandon Warne - Jun 20, 2019
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 […]
Demystifying Tyler Duffey’s “Slider”
By Brandon Warne - Jun 19, 2019
PITCHf/x says Tyler Duffey throws a slider. So does the board that lists pitch type and velocity at Target Field. Depending on who you believe, Duffey throws […]

Is ‘Less’ Actually ‘More’ When it Comes to Playing Time Behind the Plate?
By Brandon Warne - Jun 18, 2019
It’s only natural for a baseball player to want to play every day. It’s ingrained in our ballplaying brains from the first day we see our name […]
NOTEBOOK: Prince Night, Joe Mauer Weekend, Bullpen Switch and More
By Brandon Warne - Jun 14, 2019
The Minnesota Twins face a unique challenge as they welcome the Kansas City Royals to Target Field for a three-game set starting with Prince Night and culminating […]
Warne Out (6/12): Power Ranking the Current 25-Man Roster of the Minnesota Twins
By Brandon Warne - Jun 12, 2019
Power ranking things can be a fun exercise. It can be exhausting. But few things get people talking as much as seeing their favorite things — be […]
Midwest Swing: Twins All-Stars, Trade Deadline Targets, David Ortiz
By Brandon Warne - Jun 12, 2019
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 […]
Warne Out: Nelson Cruz Credits Mariners Manager Scott Servais for Career Resurgence
By Brandon Warne - Jun 11, 2019
It’s early August 2006. It’s deep in the dark bowels of the Metrodome, near the right-field tunnel where Minnesota Vikings players came thundering out before each of […]
Road Report: What We Learned from the Twins Taking Two of Three in Detroit
By Brandon Warne - Jun 10, 2019
The Minnesota Twins took two of three games in Detroit against the Tigers, and finished the road trip with a strong 6-4 record. Now, they’ll head home […]
Midwest Swing: Reacting To Cleveland Series, Passing on Kimbrel, Twitter Q’s
By Brandon Warne - Jun 6, 2019
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 […]
Twins Select California Prep Infielder Keoni Cavaco with No. 13 Pick in MLB Draft
By Brandon Warne - Jun 3, 2019
The Minnesota Twins selected prep infielder Keoni Cavaco from Eastlake High School (Chula Vista, Calif.) with their first selection (13th overall) in the 2019 MLB draft. Cavaco, […]
Should the Minnesota Twins Sign Dallas Keuchel or Craig Kimbrel?
By Brandon Warne - May 31, 2019
With the MLB draft starting on Monday and wrapping up on Wednesday, the next pressing issue facing teams will be where reliever Craig Kimbrel and starter Dallas […]
Midwest Swing: Smeltzer’s Debut, Homegrown Production, Reddit Hot Takes
By Brandon Warne - May 29, 2019
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 […]