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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

Podcast: What a difference a week makes for Josh Donaldson, Twins

A week ago, it looked like the Twins' chances of winning the AL Central had evaporated in a flurry of dust at home plate in Chicago. But after the Josh Donaldson ejection game, the fortunes of the Twins and White Sox changed. Now the Twins are back in first place -- and Donaldson is a bathrobe-buying hero.

26 minSEP 25
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Podcast: What a difference a week makes for Josh Donaldson, Twins

Podcast: Donaldson's ejection and a looming playoff with the Yankees

Phil Miller and Michael Rand discuss Josh Donaldson's post-homer ejection Thursday in what proved to be a very important loss to the White Sox. They also break down the increasing chance it will be Twins vs. Yankees again in the playoffs -- and how the Twins will stack up their starting pitching in the postseason.

29 minSEP 19
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Podcast: Donaldson's ejection and a looming playoff with the Yankees

Listen: Are the injury-riddled Twins ready for the stretch run?

La Velle E. Neal III and Michael Rand talk about the recent six-game losing streak, a busy last few weeks on the schedule and the prospect of the playoffs looming ahead.

20 minSEP 5
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Listen: Are the injury-riddled Twins ready for the stretch run?

Podcast: Twins are in first place, but with plenty of room to improve

La Velle E. Neal III and Michael Rand discussed the Twins' reliance on early offense and home runs this season.

21 minAUG 14
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Podcast: Twins are in first place, but with plenty of room to improve

Listen: Twins have big bats, big arms ... and big cardboard heads

Phil Miller joins Michael Rand to discuss the Twins' strong 4-1 start that has included all-around excellence at the plate, on the mound and the field. But what about those big cardboard heads behind home plate at Target Field? Did they really pick the right Twins legends?

19 minJUL 31
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Listen: Twins have big bats, big arms ... and big cardboard heads

Listen: Twins in the postseason? That's a safe assumption

La Velle E. Neal III and Chip Scoggins check in from Chicago and join Michael Rand as the Twins prepare to open this abbreviated 60-game season. On Thursday, we learned that 16 teams will make the MLB playoffs. That makes the loaded Twins near-locks to reach the postseason. We talked about that and more with first pitch just hours away.

18 minJUL 25
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Listen: Twins in the postseason? That's a safe assumption

Twins Insider: No fans in the stands? Talkin' pandemic baseball

The Twins open the season against the White Sox on Friday night after playing the Cubs in an exhibition Wednesday.

--JUL 24
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Twins Insider: No fans in the stands? Talkin' pandemic baseball

Podcast: La Velle's on site in Chicago, previews the Twins season

After driving to Chicago and checking into a sparsely populated hotel, Twins writer La Velle E. Neal III talks about the opening series with the White Sox and more with Chris Miller.

14 minJUL 23
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Podcast: La Velle's on site in Chicago, previews the Twins season

Podcast: Who's in the Twins' rotation? (And other listener questions)

Michael Rand takes a spin through listener-submitted questions, with everything from the serious (starting rotation? .400 hitter?) to the not-so-serious (tacos. Always tacos) in order to get you ready for a regular season that starts one week from today.

17 minJUL 18
Comments
Podcast: Who's in the Twins' rotation? (And other listener questions)

Podcast: Can Sano and Buxton keep their latest 2020 vows?

Phil Miller joins Michael Rand on the latest podcast to talk about positive takeaways -- including fake crowd noise -- from Wednesday's intrasquad game at Target Field. Plus, the return of Miguel Sano and good news on Byron Buxton.

18 minJUL 17
Comments
Podcast: Can Sano and Buxton keep their latest 2020 vows?

Latest Episodes

Podcast: What a difference a week makes for Josh Donaldson, Twins

A week ago, it looked like the Twins' chances of winning the AL Central had evaporated in a flurry of dust at home plate in Chicago. But after the Josh Donaldson ejection game, the fortunes of the Twins and White Sox changed. Now the Twins are back in first place -- and Donaldson is a bathrobe-buying hero.

26 minSEP 25
Comments
Podcast: What a difference a week makes for Josh Donaldson, Twins

Podcast: Donaldson's ejection and a looming playoff with the Yankees

Phil Miller and Michael Rand discuss Josh Donaldson's post-homer ejection Thursday in what proved to be a very important loss to the White Sox. They also break down the increasing chance it will be Twins vs. Yankees again in the playoffs -- and how the Twins will stack up their starting pitching in the postseason.

29 minSEP 19
Comments
Podcast: Donaldson's ejection and a looming playoff with the Yankees

Listen: Are the injury-riddled Twins ready for the stretch run?

La Velle E. Neal III and Michael Rand talk about the recent six-game losing streak, a busy last few weeks on the schedule and the prospect of the playoffs looming ahead.

20 minSEP 5
Comments
Listen: Are the injury-riddled Twins ready for the stretch run?

Podcast: Twins are in first place, but with plenty of room to improve

La Velle E. Neal III and Michael Rand discussed the Twins' reliance on early offense and home runs this season.

21 minAUG 14
Comments
Podcast: Twins are in first place, but with plenty of room to improve

Listen: Twins have big bats, big arms ... and big cardboard heads

Phil Miller joins Michael Rand to discuss the Twins' strong 4-1 start that has included all-around excellence at the plate, on the mound and the field. But what about those big cardboard heads behind home plate at Target Field? Did they really pick the right Twins legends?

19 minJUL 31
Comments
Listen: Twins have big bats, big arms ... and big cardboard heads

Listen: Twins in the postseason? That's a safe assumption

La Velle E. Neal III and Chip Scoggins check in from Chicago and join Michael Rand as the Twins prepare to open this abbreviated 60-game season. On Thursday, we learned that 16 teams will make the MLB playoffs. That makes the loaded Twins near-locks to reach the postseason. We talked about that and more with first pitch just hours away.

18 minJUL 25
Comments
Listen: Twins in the postseason? That's a safe assumption

Twins Insider: No fans in the stands? Talkin' pandemic baseball

The Twins open the season against the White Sox on Friday night after playing the Cubs in an exhibition Wednesday.

--JUL 24
Comments
Twins Insider: No fans in the stands? Talkin' pandemic baseball

Podcast: La Velle's on site in Chicago, previews the Twins season

After driving to Chicago and checking into a sparsely populated hotel, Twins writer La Velle E. Neal III talks about the opening series with the White Sox and more with Chris Miller.

14 minJUL 23
Comments
Podcast: La Velle's on site in Chicago, previews the Twins season

Podcast: Who's in the Twins' rotation? (And other listener questions)

Michael Rand takes a spin through listener-submitted questions, with everything from the serious (starting rotation? .400 hitter?) to the not-so-serious (tacos. Always tacos) in order to get you ready for a regular season that starts one week from today.

17 minJUL 18
Comments
Podcast: Who's in the Twins' rotation? (And other listener questions)

Podcast: Can Sano and Buxton keep their latest 2020 vows?

Phil Miller joins Michael Rand on the latest podcast to talk about positive takeaways -- including fake crowd noise -- from Wednesday's intrasquad game at Target Field. Plus, the return of Miguel Sano and good news on Byron Buxton.

18 minJUL 17
Comments
Podcast: Can Sano and Buxton keep their latest 2020 vows?
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