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Twins beat writers La Velle E. Neal III and Phil Miller of the Star Tribune join Michael Rand every week to turn the marathon of a baseball season into a series of short sprints. The Twins are worth talking about, and we hope you'll listen.

Latest Episodes

Twins podcast: Avoiding regression from 2019's breakout players

La Velle E. Neal III joins Michael Rand from spring training to talk about Max Kepler and a slew of other Twins players who exceeded expectations in 2019 -- and how they can sustain that level while avoiding regression.

20 MIN5 d ago
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Twins podcast: Avoiding regression from 2019's breakout players

Twins podcast: The Twins suddenly have a lot of starting pitching options

Phil Miller and Michael Rand discuss the Twins' sneakily active offseason on the starting pitching front and where it might leave them once all their arms are available.

23 MIN1 w ago
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Twins podcast: The Twins suddenly have a lot of starting pitching options

Podcast: Gonzalez apologizes for cheating, but story far from over

La Velle E. Neal III joins Michael Rand to talk about the opening of Twins spring training, which featured the intrigue Tuesday of Marwin Gonzalez addressing his role in the Astros sign stealing scandal. La Velle also gave a Byron Buxton health update and boasted about the Florida weather.

21 MIN1 w ago
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Podcast: Gonzalez apologizes for cheating, but story far from over

Twins podcast: Exactly what happened in the Graterol trade saga?

La Velle E. Neal and Michael Rand walk through the on-again, off-again deal that finally will result in Brusdar Graterol being traded and Kenta Maeda joining the Twins. Did it work out well for Minnesota in the end? And do the Twins have enough pitching for October?

24 MIN2 w ago
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Twins podcast: Exactly what happened in the Graterol trade saga?

Podcast: Things the Twins must do to address pitching as offseason looms

La Velle E. Neal III joins Michael Rand to break down the Twins as they head into the offseason sooner than expected after a three-game sweep by the Yankees. The series highlighted a need for high-end pitching. How can the Twins get more of it, and what will they prioritize this offseason?

27 MIN2019 OCT 10
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Podcast: Things the Twins must do to address pitching as offseason looms

Podcast: After poor play and worse decisions in New York, can Twins respond?

Michael Rand and Phil Miller break down the lopsided weekend in New York, which saw the Twins outscored 18-6 on the way to a 2-0 ALDS hole. The Twins were outclassed in both games, and a handful of curious decisions by manager Rocco Baldelli contributed to the mess. Can the Twins, resilient all season, make a series of it back at Target Field on Monday?

30 MIN2019 OCT 7
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Podcast: After poor play and worse decisions in New York, can Twins respond?

Podcast: Live from New York, listen to a Twins Game 1 breakdown

La Velle E. Neal III checks in from New York with Michael Rand as the Twins prepare to start the playoffs against the Yankees. They break down the 25-player postseason roster and try to figure out how the Twins are going to piece together 27 outs per game.

23 MIN2019 OCT 5
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Podcast: Live from New York, listen to a Twins Game 1 breakdown

Listen: The Twins aren't intimidated, but will they beat the Yankees?

Phil Miller and Michael Rand discuss how confident the Twins are -- or at least say they are -- heading into the American League Division Series in New York. Should they fear the Yankees? Will they ever name a Game 1 starter?

24 MIN2019 OCT 3
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Listen: The Twins aren't intimidated, but will they beat the Yankees?

Listen: Best guess is Luis Arraez is on the ALDS roster for Twins

Phil Miller joins Michael Rand after a news-filled, season-ending road trip. They try to sort out the Twins' playoff roster in light of several interesting decisions -- including a big one that will be determined by the health of rookie Luis Arraez.

35 MIN2019 OCT 2
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Listen: Best guess is Luis Arraez is on the ALDS roster for Twins

Listen: A Twins celebration to remember -- and a pivot to playoff strategy

Jim Souhan was on the scene in Detroit when the Twins clinched their first AL Central title since 2010. He checks in with Michael Rand as they discuss the Twins' earnest but business-like celebration as well as looming questions now that October baseball is official.

19 MIN2019 SEP 27
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Listen: A Twins celebration to remember -- and a pivot to playoff strategy

Latest Episodes

Twins podcast: Avoiding regression from 2019's breakout players

La Velle E. Neal III joins Michael Rand from spring training to talk about Max Kepler and a slew of other Twins players who exceeded expectations in 2019 -- and how they can sustain that level while avoiding regression.

20 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Twins podcast: Avoiding regression from 2019's breakout players

Twins podcast: The Twins suddenly have a lot of starting pitching options

Phil Miller and Michael Rand discuss the Twins' sneakily active offseason on the starting pitching front and where it might leave them once all their arms are available.

23 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Twins podcast: The Twins suddenly have a lot of starting pitching options

Podcast: Gonzalez apologizes for cheating, but story far from over

La Velle E. Neal III joins Michael Rand to talk about the opening of Twins spring training, which featured the intrigue Tuesday of Marwin Gonzalez addressing his role in the Astros sign stealing scandal. La Velle also gave a Byron Buxton health update and boasted about the Florida weather.

21 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Podcast: Gonzalez apologizes for cheating, but story far from over

Twins podcast: Exactly what happened in the Graterol trade saga?

La Velle E. Neal and Michael Rand walk through the on-again, off-again deal that finally will result in Brusdar Graterol being traded and Kenta Maeda joining the Twins. Did it work out well for Minnesota in the end? And do the Twins have enough pitching for October?

24 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Twins podcast: Exactly what happened in the Graterol trade saga?

Podcast: Things the Twins must do to address pitching as offseason looms

La Velle E. Neal III joins Michael Rand to break down the Twins as they head into the offseason sooner than expected after a three-game sweep by the Yankees. The series highlighted a need for high-end pitching. How can the Twins get more of it, and what will they prioritize this offseason?

27 MIN2019 OCT 10
Comments
Podcast: Things the Twins must do to address pitching as offseason looms

Podcast: After poor play and worse decisions in New York, can Twins respond?

Michael Rand and Phil Miller break down the lopsided weekend in New York, which saw the Twins outscored 18-6 on the way to a 2-0 ALDS hole. The Twins were outclassed in both games, and a handful of curious decisions by manager Rocco Baldelli contributed to the mess. Can the Twins, resilient all season, make a series of it back at Target Field on Monday?

30 MIN2019 OCT 7
Comments
Podcast: After poor play and worse decisions in New York, can Twins respond?

Podcast: Live from New York, listen to a Twins Game 1 breakdown

La Velle E. Neal III checks in from New York with Michael Rand as the Twins prepare to start the playoffs against the Yankees. They break down the 25-player postseason roster and try to figure out how the Twins are going to piece together 27 outs per game.

23 MIN2019 OCT 5
Comments
Podcast: Live from New York, listen to a Twins Game 1 breakdown

Listen: The Twins aren't intimidated, but will they beat the Yankees?

Phil Miller and Michael Rand discuss how confident the Twins are -- or at least say they are -- heading into the American League Division Series in New York. Should they fear the Yankees? Will they ever name a Game 1 starter?

24 MIN2019 OCT 3
Comments
Listen: The Twins aren't intimidated, but will they beat the Yankees?

Listen: Best guess is Luis Arraez is on the ALDS roster for Twins

Phil Miller joins Michael Rand after a news-filled, season-ending road trip. They try to sort out the Twins' playoff roster in light of several interesting decisions -- including a big one that will be determined by the health of rookie Luis Arraez.

35 MIN2019 OCT 2
Comments
Listen: Best guess is Luis Arraez is on the ALDS roster for Twins

Listen: A Twins celebration to remember -- and a pivot to playoff strategy

Jim Souhan was on the scene in Detroit when the Twins clinched their first AL Central title since 2010. He checks in with Michael Rand as they discuss the Twins' earnest but business-like celebration as well as looming questions now that October baseball is official.

19 MIN2019 SEP 27
Comments
Listen: A Twins celebration to remember -- and a pivot to playoff strategy
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