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On-site Twins coverage from Brandon Warne, Zone Coverage Twins beat reporter

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MIDWEST SWING PODCAST - Ep. 9.o - Noted Internet Baseball Man Michael Baumann

Baseball Prospecuts’ Michael Baumann joins the program to discuss MLB labor issues, the Phillies rebuilding efforts and of course, college baseball.   Michael’s an MLB writer at FanRag Sports and Baseball Prospectus as well as a college baseball scribe at D1Baseball.com. Follow Michael on Twitter (@MJ_Baumann)   A Cold Omaha Podcast Network Production Subscribe to Midwest Swing on iTunes or Stitcher!   http://coldomaha.com/2016/podcasts/midwest-swing-michael-baumann/

Brandon Warne

Brandon Warne

COLD OMAHA: Plenty of Reasons for Optimism in Minnesota Twins Bullpen

A big point of contention for Twins fans over the past calendar year has been the bullpen. And while expectations were low heading into 2015, the team exceeded them. The bullpen, however, did not. Absent context, the bullpen’s numbers don’t look that bad, right? The team cobbled together a 3.95 ERA, a nice 6.9 K/9 and was one of just a handful of American League bullpens to issue fewer than three walks per nine frames. Nothing about that necessarily stands out to the untrained eye, but nothing l

Brandon Warne

Brandon Warne

MIDWEST SWING PODCAST - EP 8.o - Paul Sporer of Fangraphs

Joined by Paul Sporer in the latest episode:   Sporer joins the program to discuss Texas, MLB The Show, and of course, pitching and fantasy baseball. Oh, and there's a little dachshund talk as well.   Listen: http://traffic.libsyn.com/midwestswing2/MWS_-_Paul_Sporer.mp3   Subscribe/Review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/facemidwestswing2s-podcast/id1073026341?mt=2

Brandon Warne

Brandon Warne

MIDWEST SWING PODCAST - EP 7.o - Bryan Grosnick of Baseball Prospectus

http://traffic.libsyn.com/midwestswing2/MWS_0007_-_Bryan_Grosnick_of_Baseball_Prospectus.mp3   Brandon is joined by Bryan Grosnick of Baseball Prospectus and BP Boston to talk projections, the Mets and an American League that is completely bananas. A Cold Omaha Podcast Network Production Follow Brandon on Twitter (@Brandon_Warne) https://twitter.com/Brandon_Warne Visit the Website: http://www.brandonwarne.com/ Subscribe to Podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/midwestswing2s-pod

Brandon Warne

Brandon Warne

MIDWEST SWING PODCAST (Ep. 4.o): Twins Payroll Q&A

Brandon does a one-hour soliloquy on his thought regarding the Twins and their payroll, with a little help from some of his friends on Twitter and Facebook.   A Cold Omaha Podcast Network Production   Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/midwestswing2/MWS_0004_-_Twins_Payroll_and_Twitter_Qs.mp3 iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/midwest-swing-hosted-by-brandon/id1073026341?mt=2 Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/midwest-swing-hosted-by-brandon-warne-major-league-baseball

Brandon Warne

Brandon Warne

MIDWEST SWING PODCAST (Ep. 3.o): Luke Widbin from Autographs Anonymous on Collecting

Brandon is joined by Luke Widbin, who works in admissions for University of Northwestern in St. Paul. Widbin is a rabid collector of autographs and sports memorabilia, and operates a blog called Autographs Anonymous.   http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/0/0/b/00b3385dc899568f/MWS_003_-_Luke_Widbin_-_January_27_2016.mp3?c_id=10789846&expiration=1453940344&hwt=119739a608a1d72db474bb2e4c1454cd

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Brandon Warne

MIDWEST SWING PODCAST (Ep. 2.o): Who Are the Teams to Beat?

Brandon is joined by Jon Becker of Roster Resource as the guys break down the offseason. More specifically, they look at a topsy-turvy American League and a top-heavy National League and try to make sense of it all. Who is the team to beat in each league? Listen to find out their opinions!   D/L: http://traffic.libsyn.com/midwestswing2/MWS_-_Jon_Becker.mp3   iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/midwestswing2s-podcast/id1073026341?mt=2   Stitcher: http://stitcher.com/s?fid=81063&refid=

Brandon Warne

Brandon Warne

WARNE: Keeping Track of All the Moving Pieces in the Twins Offseason

The Minnesota Twins made a flurry of moves over the past few days that have left fans and media types buzzing with anticipation not only for the 2016 season, but also the rest of this offseason. It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, and the Twins have already made or have the wheels in motion on three moves that had direct 40-man and even 25-man roster implications.   The trade to move Chris Herrmann to the Diamondbacks was mostly borne out of a necessity to clear roster space. Even with catcher Eric

Brandon Warne

Brandon Warne

PODCAST: The Breakdown - Ep 15 - Welcome Home, Cole!

Cole is back from his safari in Africa! The guys talk about that, Torii Hunter's retirement, speculate on veteran free agents to possibly replace Hunter's leadership, answer your Twitter questions, and more.   https://www.spreaker.com/user/sbarnard4/the-breakdown-ep-15-welcome-home-cole

Brandon Warne

Brandon Warne

PODCAST: The Breakdown - Ep 14 - "Save It"

Cole is still on safari in Africa, so Zach Bennett and Tom Schreier are joining Brandon again to discuss the World Series, the Wolves' first game, Flip Saunders' legacy, Torii Hunter's retirement, and a lot more. Check out Zach and Tom's work at @ColdOmahaMN.   http://www.spreaker.com/user/sbarnard4/the-breakdown-ep-14-save-it

Brandon Warne

Brandon Warne

PODCAST: The Breakdown - Ep 13 - The Replacements

With Cole gone on a safari, Zach Bennett and Tom Schreier of Cold Omaha join Brandon in studio to discuss Timberwolves and Lynx basketball and, of course, the Twins.   https://www.spreaker.com/user/sbarnard4/the-breakdown-ep-13-the-replacements

Brandon Warne

Brandon Warne

PODCAST: The Breakdown - Ep 12 - Winter Ball

Cole and Brandon discuss the latest in MLB playoff action, including Jose Bautista's crazy bat flip, share Chris Colabello's amazing story about how a game of poker saved his baseball career, Cole's dog, Baybee is in the studio causing trouble, the guys talk about winter baseball and Cole's experience with Los Tigres de Aragua in the Venezuelan League, and, as always, answer your Twitter questions.   https://www.spreaker.com/user/sbarnard4/the-breakdown-ep-12-winter-ball

Brandon Warne

Brandon Warne

WARNE: A Eulogy for the 2015 Minnesota Twins

Surprises are great. They crop up when you least expect them and can frequently be a harbinger of the days to come.   And if the 2015 season is any indicator, things are about to be a lot more fun in Twins Territory.   This season was dotted with debuts of players that fans have been awaiting for years. First Eddie Rosario, then Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton, even Tyler Duffey and finally Max Kepler. Even without the highly-anticipated debut of Jose Berrios — no doubt not far down the road — the Twi

Brandon Warne

Brandon Warne

WARNE: What has Happened Since the Twins Last Won 81 Games?

You can be forgiven if you don’t remember what exactly happened on Sept. 6, 2010. The Twins defeated the Royals by a 5-4 margin at Target Field. Jeff Manship got the win, Matt Capps the save and the Royals — under the direction of a man in his first year at the helm of the team named Ned Yost — fell to 57-80, 23.5 games out of first place.   Give up?   On that day, the Minnesota Twins won their 81st game of that season. It’s not really remarkable because the Twins won 13 more games by the end of

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Brandon Warne

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