MN for the Win

David Kuhfuss and Dan Thompson

A podcast hosted by David Kuhfuss and Dan Thompson. Two avid fans who appreciate well-played baseball, especially when it's done by the Minnesota Twins. Thanks for listening! read less
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Too Electric for His Own Hamstrings (Rockies Series Recap, 6/10-6/12)
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Too Electric for His Own Hamstrings (Rockies Series Recap, 6/10-6/12)
Send us a Text Message.The Minnesota Twins took 2 of 3 against the Colorado Rockies at Target Field. Andrew "Hoges" Hoganson fills in for Dan and the boys discuss the very confusing series. Andrew is upset that David is now conducting the Royce Lewis express after previously being cautious due to the small sample size available. The guys discuss Caleb Thielbar's miserable series and talk about what may be next for the 37 year old. Both Hoges and David agree with Rocco's decisions for the most part for the series, while David wants to know if the struggling starters have figured something out or if the Rockies are just that bad. Hoges gives his thoughts on his recent experience at PNC Park for the Pirates series, and David is still upset about hits given up on 0-2 counts. Thanks for listening, and as always, go Twins!     Check out our sponsor, OG Zaza! All pizzas are $10 after 5PM  every day in the month of June. David and Dan recommend the Lil' Roni. Tell them that MN for the Win sent you! https://ogzazamn.com/ The Gran Group with Edina Realty TWIN CITIES AREA REALTORS TO MEET ALL OF YOUR HOUSING NEEDS! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.Music: "Minnesota Twins Theme" (1961) written by Ray Charles and Dick Wilson. Arrangement and performance by Jason Cain.Twitter: @MNfortheWin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MNfortheWinWebsite: https://mnforthewin.buzzsprout.com/ Puckett's Picks Scoring 1pt per Base (H/BB/HBP) | 1pt per SB | 1pt per RBI -1pt per K | -1pt per Error | -1pt per GIDP +0.5 Point Bonus if Winning Player is Top Team Scorer Tie Breaker 1. Most HRs 2. Least Ks 3. Least LOBListeners always pick first, lowest score between Dan/David/Hoges picks second for next series
Things David Knows Nothing About (Pirates Series Recap, 6/7-6/9)
4d ago
Things David Knows Nothing About (Pirates Series Recap, 6/7-6/9)
Send us a Text Message.The Minnesota Twins finished their three series road trip losing 2 of 3 to the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. The offense saved up every ounce of effectiveness for extra innings in game three, scoring no runs in games 1 and 2. The boys struggle coming up with their Beast Picks while both David and Dan are surprisingly positive in their view of Rocco's management in the series. Dan wants to see a shakeup in the rotation by allowing David Festa to make a start which David is convinced may help improve his confidence level in the current state of the starting pitchers. In Herbie's Headlines the guys breakdown a bunch of things that David knows absolutely nothing about. Thanks for listening, and as always, go Twins! Check out our sponsor, OG Zaza! All pizzas are $10 after 5PM  every day in the month of June. David and Dan recommend the Lil' Roni. Tell them that MN for the Win sent you! https://ogzazamn.com/The Gran Group with Edina Realty TWIN CITIES AREA REALTORS TO MEET ALL OF YOUR HOUSING NEEDS! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.Music: "Minnesota Twins Theme" (1961) written by Ray Charles and Dick Wilson. Arrangement and performance by Jason Cain.Twitter: @MNfortheWin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MNfortheWinWebsite: https://mnforthewin.buzzsprout.com/ Puckett's Picks Scoring 1pt per Base (H/BB/HBP) | 1pt per SB | 1pt per RBI -1pt per K | -1pt per Error | -1pt per GIDP +0.5 Point Bonus if Winning Player is Top Team Scorer Tie Breaker 1. Most HRs 2. Least Ks 3. Least LOBListeners always pick first, lowest score between Dan/David/Hoges picks second for next series
There Can Be Only One (Yankees Series Recap, 6/4-6/6)
1w ago
There Can Be Only One (Yankees Series Recap, 6/4-6/6)
Send us a Text Message.Just as they did earlier in Minnesota, the Twins drop of three games of a series against the New York Yankees, this time in the Bronx. David and Dan discuss the failings of the pitching and, to some extent, the lineup, which spoils Royce Lewis' return to the lineup after two months dealing with an injury. David has plenty of questions about how Rocco Baldelli is making decisions as to who plays catcher, while Dan is curious what the approach was for a pitching staff that issued 18 walks. They unpack some key moments from each game while also discussing the monumental role Aaron Judge has on what is clearly the best team in the American League. They look around at the latest cheating scandal in the league, and then they look ahead to the next series in Pittsburgh. Thanks for listening, and go Twins!The Gran Group with Edina Realty TWIN CITIES AREA REALTORS TO MEET ALL OF YOUR HOUSING NEEDS! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.Music: "Minnesota Twins Theme" (1961) written by Ray Charles and Dick Wilson. Arrangement and performance by Jason Cain.Twitter: @MNfortheWin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MNfortheWinWebsite: https://mnforthewin.buzzsprout.com/ Puckett's Picks Scoring 1pt per Base (H/BB/HBP) | 1pt per SB | 1pt per RBI -1pt per K | -1pt per Error | -1pt per GIDP +0.5 Point Bonus if Winning Player is Top Team Scorer Tie Breaker 1. Most HRs 2. Least Ks 3. Least LOBListeners always pick first, lowest score between Dan/David/Hoges picks second for next series
Jayce Tingler's Junior Little Buddy (Astros Series Recap, 5/31-6/2)
Jun 3 2024
Jayce Tingler's Junior Little Buddy (Astros Series Recap, 5/31-6/2)
Send us a Text Message.The Minnesota Twins traveled to Houston and took 2 of 3 from the Astros in their first meeting since the 2023 ALDS. The guys debate whether they should be more impressed with the Twins taking 3 of 4 from the Royals or 2 of 3 from the Astros. Dan appreciates the "little stitiousness" of Pablo Lopez, while David thinks his new beard style makes him look like a pirate. Dan does his best to protect the starting staff from David's criticism, while also praising Rocco for his bullpen usage throughout the series. The guys discuss the news that Eddie Julien will be sent down to the Saints upon the expected return of Royce Lewis against the Yankees, and make their Puckett's Picks for the upcoming showdown in the Bronx. Roboumps again find their way into Herbie's Headlines along with Dan's favorite player, Aaron Judge. Thanks for listening, and as always, go Twins!  The Gran Group with Edina Realty TWIN CITIES AREA REALTORS TO MEET ALL OF YOUR HOUSING NEEDS! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.Music: "Minnesota Twins Theme" (1961) written by Ray Charles and Dick Wilson. Arrangement and performance by Jason Cain.Twitter: @MNfortheWin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MNfortheWinWebsite: https://mnforthewin.buzzsprout.com/ Puckett's Picks Scoring 1pt per Base (H/BB/HBP) | 1pt per SB | 1pt per RBI -1pt per K | -1pt per Error | -1pt per GIDP +0.5 Point Bonus if Winning Player is Top Team Scorer Tie Breaker 1. Most HRs 2. Least Ks 3. Least LOBListeners always pick first, lowest score between Dan/David/Hoges picks second for next series
The Misleading Nature of Statistics (Royals Series Recap, 5/27-5/30)
May 31 2024
The Misleading Nature of Statistics (Royals Series Recap, 5/27-5/30)
Send us a Text Message.The Minnesota Twins closed out a two-series homestand by winning three of four games against division rival Kansas City, and they did so with contributions from all across the roster. Dan defends the performance of Jhoan Duran, who picked up saves in each of the Twins' three victories, while David highlights the important contributions of sausage kingpin Ryan Jeffers in Game 4. They discuss the Royce Lewis question -- whose place he will take on the roster -- and they look ahead as to whether Pablo Lopez will improve and whether Joe Ryan can maintain his excellence throughout a full season. Dan has complaints about Joe Ryan's snacking habits, while David is still trying to make sense of Rocco Baldelli's usage of his bullpen arms. They look around at various developments across Major League Baseball, and then they make their picks for the next series against the Houston Astros. Thanks for listening, and go Twins!The Gran Group with Edina Realty TWIN CITIES AREA REALTORS TO MEET ALL OF YOUR HOUSING NEEDS! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.Music: "Minnesota Twins Theme" (1961) written by Ray Charles and Dick Wilson. Arrangement and performance by Jason Cain.Twitter: @MNfortheWin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MNfortheWinWebsite: https://mnforthewin.buzzsprout.com/ Puckett's Picks Scoring 1pt per Base (H/BB/HBP) | 1pt per SB | 1pt per RBI -1pt per K | -1pt per Error | -1pt per GIDP +0.5 Point Bonus if Winning Player is Top Team Scorer Tie Breaker 1. Most HRs 2. Least Ks 3. Least LOBListeners always pick first, lowest score between Dan/David/Hoges picks second for next series
Hands up or Windmill, Never Both (Rangers Series Recap, 5/24-5/26)
May 27 2024
Hands up or Windmill, Never Both (Rangers Series Recap, 5/24-5/26)
Send us a Text Message.The Minnesota Twins win their second straight series taking 2 of 3 from the World Series defending champion Texas Rangers at Target Field. Andrew "Hoges" Hoganson fills in for Dan and David asks him some questions about a few suspicious texts the show has received that asked about Hoges. The guys discuss the heroics of Alex Kirilloff in this series and are curious if we need to be worried about Pablo Lopez. Royce Lewis began his rehab assignment in St. Paul and both David and Hoges are sad that it's likely to be Jose Miranda who is sent to AAA when Lewis is ready to return. David is less impressed with Max Kepler's leaping grab in game 2 and his frustrations with Tommy Watkins finally boil over. Hoges wants to know how much of this team's inconsistency can be blamed on Rocco, while David just wants Alcala to keep his spot in the bullpen. A lot of former Twins news in Herbie's Headlines featuring our old friends Eddie Rosario, Joey Gallo, and Miguel Sano. Thanks for listening, and as always, go Twins!  The Gran Group with Edina Realty TWIN CITIES AREA REALTORS TO MEET ALL OF YOUR HOUSING NEEDS! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.Music: "Minnesota Twins Theme" (1961) written by Ray Charles and Dick Wilson. Arrangement and performance by Jason Cain.Twitter: @MNfortheWin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MNfortheWinWebsite: https://mnforthewin.buzzsprout.com/ Puckett's Picks Scoring 1pt per Base (H/BB/HBP) | 1pt per SB | 1pt per RBI -1pt per K | -1pt per Error | -1pt per GIDP +0.5 Point Bonus if Winning Player is Top Team Scorer Tie Breaker 1. Most HRs 2. Least Ks 3. Least LOBListeners always pick first, lowest score between Dan/David/Hoges picks second for next series
Confirmation and Contradiction Bias (Nationals Series Recap, 5/20-5/22)
May 23 2024
Confirmation and Contradiction Bias (Nationals Series Recap, 5/20-5/22)
Send us a Text Message.After their losing streak stretches to seven games, the Minnesota Twins pull out a series victory on the road over the Washington Nationals by taking the second and third games in D.C. David will at least acknowledge the first game, while Dan has opted to operate as if that was just an extension of the previous series in Cleveland. They discuss the excellent all-around play of Carlos Correa in the series, the questionable choices of third base coach Tommy Watkins, and the opposite field power of Byron Buxton, who appears to be turning things around. They recognize manager Rocco Baldelli's 400th career victory and proceed to criticize his bullpen management, and Dan wonders when we might see a now healthy Brooks Lee make his Major League debut. Thanks for listening, and go Twins! The Gran Group with Edina Realty TWIN CITIES AREA REALTORS TO MEET ALL OF YOUR HOUSING NEEDS! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.Music: "Minnesota Twins Theme" (1961) written by Ray Charles and Dick Wilson. Arrangement and performance by Jason Cain.Twitter: @MNfortheWin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MNfortheWinWebsite: https://mnforthewin.buzzsprout.com/ Puckett's Picks Scoring 1pt per Base (H/BB/HBP) | 1pt per SB | 1pt per RBI -1pt per K | -1pt per Error | -1pt per GIDP +0.5 Point Bonus if Winning Player is Top Team Scorer Tie Breaker 1. Most HRs 2. Least Ks 3. Least LOBListeners always pick first, lowest score between Dan/David/Hoges picks second for next series
As Unsatisfying as Wonder Bread (Guardians Series Recap, 5/17-5/19)
May 20 2024
As Unsatisfying as Wonder Bread (Guardians Series Recap, 5/17-5/19)
Send us a Text Message. The Minnesota Twins stretch their losing streak to six games dropping three straight to the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field. The guys discuss the poor umpiring in game one and all of the missed chances with runners in scoring position in game three. Dan praises Chris Paddack for pitching 8 fantastic innings while David gives the beast moniker to an unlikely candidate. David is upset with Rocco's bullpen usage in game one while Dan is filled with praise for Rocco as Rocco finally made a pinch hitting decision of which Dan approved. Carlos Correa and Rocco Baldelli each weighed in on the use of an electronic strike zone and David doesn't like either of their perspectives. The guys look forward to seeing old friends Eddie Rosario and Joey Gallo in the upcoming Nationals series while making their Puckett's Picks. Thanks for listening, and as always, go Twins! The Gran Group with Edina Realty TWIN CITIES AREA REALTORS TO MEET ALL OF YOUR HOUSING NEEDS! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.Music: "Minnesota Twins Theme" (1961) written by Ray Charles and Dick Wilson. Arrangement and performance by Jason Cain.Twitter: @MNfortheWin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MNfortheWinWebsite: https://mnforthewin.buzzsprout.com/ Puckett's Picks Scoring 1pt per Base (H/BB/HBP) | 1pt per SB | 1pt per RBI -1pt per K | -1pt per Error | -1pt per GIDP +0.5 Point Bonus if Winning Player is Top Team Scorer Tie Breaker 1. Most HRs 2. Least Ks 3. Least LOBListeners always pick first, lowest score between Dan/David/Hoges picks second for next series
Everything Falls With the Raindrops (Yankees Series Recap, 5/14-5/16)
May 17 2024
Everything Falls With the Raindrops (Yankees Series Recap, 5/14-5/16)
Send us a Text Message.It wasn't exactly the series the Minnesota Twins hoped for, but perhaps it was the sort of series the team's fans have come to expect, as the New York Yankees swept three games from the Twins at Target Field. And after a Ryan Jeffers Game 1 home run, the Twins scored zero runs -- not the sort of offensive output the team had been putting together lately. David and Dan run through the many miscues in the outfield, namely those by Willi Castro, who both of them believe to be miscast in the role of backup centerfielder. David shares his observations from sitting in a sea of Yankees fans in Game 2, and Dan wonders whether this Twins team could actually win a couple games in New York in a few weeks, assuming a few key players get healthy. They look at the argument as to whether Chris Paddack was tipping his pitches in Game 1, and they bemoan the continuing saga that is MLB television coverage. Thanks for listening, and go Twins!The Gran Group with Edina Realty TWIN CITIES AREA REALTORS TO MEET ALL OF YOUR HOUSING NEEDS! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.Music: "Minnesota Twins Theme" (1961) written by Ray Charles and Dick Wilson. Arrangement and performance by Jason Cain.Twitter: @MNfortheWin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MNfortheWinWebsite: https://mnforthewin.buzzsprout.com/ Puckett's Picks Scoring 1pt per Base (H/BB/HBP) | 1pt per SB | 1pt per RBI -1pt per K | -1pt per Error | -1pt per GIDP +0.5 Point Bonus if Winning Player is Top Team Scorer Tie Breaker 1. Most HRs 2. Least Ks 3. Least LOBListeners always pick first, lowest score between Dan/David/Hoges picks second for next series
The Extinction of the Varlociraptor (Blue Jays Series Recap, 5/10-5/12)
May 13 2024
The Extinction of the Varlociraptor (Blue Jays Series Recap, 5/10-5/12)
Send us a Text Message.The Minnesota Twins traveled north of the border and took 2 of 3 from the Toronto Blue Jays. The sausage effect is still in full swing and the legend grew larger under the aurora borealis (better known as the Norther Lights if you're not pretentious). Joe Ryan and Bailey Ober both continued their fantastic seasons, while SWR had a rough outing and got no help from the bullpen after the offense provided a big 7-run lead in game 2. Max Kepler continued his recent clutch hitting while David continued his Puckett's Picks winning streak. The guys discuss Carlos Santana's crazy turn around and Rocco's bizarre usage of Cole Sands. Dan wants to know if the bullpen questions could be answered by Louie Varland, and David is curious if Twins fans will ever again get to watch the team play if they have Comcast. Thanks for listening, and as always, go Twins! The Gran Group with Edina Realty TWIN CITIES AREA REALTORS TO MEET ALL OF YOUR HOUSING NEEDS! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.Music: "Minnesota Twins Theme" (1961) written by Ray Charles and Dick Wilson. Arrangement and performance by Jason Cain.Twitter: @MNfortheWin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MNfortheWinWebsite: https://mnforthewin.buzzsprout.com/ Puckett's Picks Scoring 1pt per Base (H/BB/HBP) | 1pt per SB | 1pt per RBI -1pt per K | -1pt per Error | -1pt per GIDP +0.5 Point Bonus if Winning Player is Top Team Scorer Tie Breaker 1. Most HRs 2. Least Ks 3. Least LOBListeners always pick first, lowest score between Dan/David/Hoges picks second for next series
Max Kepler's Moral Failings (Mariners Series Recap, 5/6-5/9)
May 10 2024
Max Kepler's Moral Failings (Mariners Series Recap, 5/6-5/9)
Send us a Text Message.The Minnesota Twins continued their winning ways taking 3 of 4 from the Seattle Mariners at Target Field. The Twins offense stayed hot hitting .351 w/RISP and the stellar outings from Chris Paddack, SWR, and Pablo Lopez helped the Twins win their 5th series in a row. It's not all sunshine and rainbows however, as the boys are baffled at the pinch hitting decisions made by Rocco Baldelli. David wants to know what Alcala has done to wrong Rocco. Dan is curious who the current team MVP is, and whether or not it will turn out to be someone different come the end of the season. The boys find their friendship on the brink of disaster as they can't see eye-to-eye on Max Kepler scoring while a player lay injured on the ground. The guys finish up discussing the Nugget's Murray's ice pack scandal, and they make their picks for the upcoming Blue Jays series. Thank for listening, and as always, go Twins! The Gran Group with Edina Realty TWIN CITIES AREA REALTORS TO MEET ALL OF YOUR HOUSING NEEDS! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.Music: "Minnesota Twins Theme" (1961) written by Ray Charles and Dick Wilson. Arrangement and performance by Jason Cain.Twitter: @MNfortheWin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MNfortheWinWebsite: https://mnforthewin.buzzsprout.com/ Puckett's Picks Scoring 1pt per Base (H/BB/HBP) | 1pt per SB | 1pt per RBI -1pt per K | -1pt per Error | -1pt per GIDP +0.5 Point Bonus if Winning Player is Top Team Scorer Tie Breaker 1. Most HRs 2. Least Ks 3. Least LOBListeners always pick first, lowest score between Dan/David/Hoges picks second for next series
The Retirement of the Sausage (Red Sox Series Recap, 5/3-5/5)
May 6 2024
The Retirement of the Sausage (Red Sox Series Recap, 5/3-5/5)
Send us a Text Message.After a marvelous two-week run, the Minnesota Twins' winning streak ends at 12 games with a defeat to the visiting Boston Red Sox. But it was another series win, the team's fourth in a row, and so there is still optimism for Dan and Hoges as they discuss the three games with Boston. "Pablo Day" was very confusing for both Dan and Hoges, who thought it was more than just one specific day. They have plenty of criticism for manager Rocco Baldelli's use of pinch hitting, especially when the players coming in are Manny Margot and Kyle Farmer. They also discuss the injury to Byron Buxton and whether the Twins need to be setting the stage for a new centerfielder next season, just in case, and they wonder whether the sausage sponsorship should come from a place a little bit closer to home. Thanks for listening, and go Twins!The Gran Group with Edina Realty TWIN CITIES AREA REALTORS TO MEET ALL OF YOUR HOUSING NEEDS! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.Music: "Minnesota Twins Theme" (1961) written by Ray Charles and Dick Wilson. Arrangement and performance by Jason Cain.Twitter: @MNfortheWin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MNfortheWinWebsite: https://mnforthewin.buzzsprout.com/ Puckett's Picks Scoring 1pt per Base (H/BB/HBP) | 1pt per SB | 1pt per RBI -1pt per K | -1pt per Error | -1pt per GIDP +0.5 Point Bonus if Winning Player is Top Team Scorer Tie Breaker 1. Most HRs 2. Least Ks 3. Least LOBListeners always pick first, lowest score between Dan/David/Hoges picks second for next series
Welcome to The Matrix (White Sox Series Recap, 4/29-5/1)
May 2 2024
Welcome to The Matrix (White Sox Series Recap, 4/29-5/1)
Send us a Text Message.With the streak up to 10 games in a row, the Minnesota Twins have Dan and Hoges feeling optimistic -- even if the victories have come against the Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Angels. They look back at the most recent sweep, the Twins' third in a row, and they cling to the optimism inspired by victories in the face of some disappointing news. Hoges rails against the response by Twins' management to the latest in the Bally Sports-Comcast dispute, while Dan wonders whether Byron Buxton's knee injury is either a lingering issue or something catastrophic. Both are encouraged by the returns of Jhoan Duran and Carlos Correa, and they discuss whether the Twins really are a better baseball team than they were -- or if the White Sox really are that bad. Thanks for listening, and go Twins!The Gran Group with Edina Realty TWIN CITIES AREA REALTORS TO MEET ALL OF YOUR HOUSING NEEDS! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.Music: "Minnesota Twins Theme" (1961) written by Ray Charles and Dick Wilson. Arrangement and performance by Jason Cain.Twitter: @MNfortheWin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MNfortheWinWebsite: https://mnforthewin.buzzsprout.com/ Puckett's Picks Scoring 1pt per Base (H/BB/HBP) | 1pt per SB | 1pt per RBI -1pt per K | -1pt per Error | -1pt per GIDP +0.5 Point Bonus if Winning Player is Top Team Scorer Tie Breaker 1. Most HRs 2. Least Ks 3. Least LOBListeners always pick first, lowest score between Dan/David/Hoges picks second for next series
Angels Floundering in the Outfield (Angels Series Recap, 4/26-4/28)
Apr 29 2024
Angels Floundering in the Outfield (Angels Series Recap, 4/26-4/28)
Send us a Text Message.A week ago, the Minnesota Twins' season was at a key inflection point. But seven straight wins later, they are above .500 and right back in the race for the AL Central. David and Dan discuss the sweep of the Los Angeles Angels and all that went right, namely the play of Carlos Santana, Willi Castro and the rest of the position players who are not named Manuel Margot. With all this production, they wonder whose place Carlos Correa will take this week when he likely returns. They also praise the savvy play of Ryan Jeffers, who was one of the many beneficiaries of the Angels' poor play in the field. Dan is glad to have an anti-infield-in ally in the Twins TV booth, while David points out the improved plate discipline we saw from the Twins all series. Thanks for listening, and go Twins!The Gran Group with Edina Realty TWIN CITIES AREA REALTORS TO MEET ALL OF YOUR HOUSING NEEDS! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.Music: "Minnesota Twins Theme" (1961) written by Ray Charles and Dick Wilson. Arrangement and performance by Jason Cain.Twitter: @MNfortheWin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MNfortheWinWebsite: https://mnforthewin.buzzsprout.com/ Puckett's Picks Scoring 1pt per Base (H/BB/HBP) | 1pt per SB | 1pt per RBI -1pt per K | -1pt per Error | -1pt per GIDP +0.5 Point Bonus if Winning Player is Top Team Scorer Tie Breaker 1. Most HRs 2. Least Ks 3. Least LOBListeners always pick first, lowest score between Dan/David/Hoges picks second for next series
They're Good Enough and They're Smart Enough (White Sox Series Recap, 4/22-4/25)
Apr 26 2024
They're Good Enough and They're Smart Enough (White Sox Series Recap, 4/22-4/25)
Send us a Text Message.There's nothing like a series with the Chicago White Sox to get a team off a losing streak, and the Minnesota Twins took advantage of the opportunity with a four-game sweep at Target Field. David and Dan leave the series still wondering, though: Are the Twins really better now? Or are the White Sox just that bad? They look at the standout performances by Max Kepler, Eddy Julien and Trevor Larnach, as well as the fine pitching performance by Chris Paddack and most of the bullpen. With Carlos Correa and Jhoan Duran back soon, dare we hope the Twins can get back over .500? Thanks for listening, and go Twins!The Gran Group with Edina Realty TWIN CITIES AREA REALTORS TO MEET ALL OF YOUR HOUSING NEEDS! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.Music: "Minnesota Twins Theme" (1961) written by Ray Charles and Dick Wilson. Arrangement and performance by Jason Cain.Twitter: @MNfortheWin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MNfortheWinWebsite: https://mnforthewin.buzzsprout.com/ Puckett's Picks Scoring 1pt per Base (H/BB/HBP) | 1pt per SB | 1pt per RBI -1pt per K | -1pt per Error | -1pt per GIDP +0.5 Point Bonus if Winning Player is Top Team Scorer Tie Breaker 1. Most HRs 2. Least Ks 3. Least LOBListeners always pick first, lowest score between Dan/David/Hoges picks second for next series
All of the Minnesotans are Being Terrible (Tigers Series Recap, 4/18-4/21)
Apr 22 2024
All of the Minnesotans are Being Terrible (Tigers Series Recap, 4/18-4/21)
Send us a Text Message.The Minnesota Twins lose two of three to the Detroit Tigers at Target Field. David and Dan are both frustrated with the poor defensive fielding demonstrated in the series, and Dan's frustration boils over in Rocco's rewind because of Rocco's pinch hitting decisions. Dan wants to know if Max Kepler will feel pressure to save the team upon his return from injury, and David is curious if the Twins are regretting their decision to send Alcala down to the minors. The guys check-in on beloved ex-Twin Miguel Sano and once again Ohtani finds himself in Herbie's Headlines. Thanks for listening, and as always, go Twins!   The Gran Group with Edina Realty TWIN CITIES AREA REALTORS TO MEET ALL OF YOUR HOUSING NEEDS! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.Music: "Minnesota Twins Theme" (1961) written by Ray Charles and Dick Wilson. Arrangement and performance by Jason Cain.Twitter: @MNfortheWin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MNfortheWinWebsite: https://mnforthewin.buzzsprout.com/ Puckett's Picks Scoring 1pt per Base (H/BB/HBP) | 1pt per SB | 1pt per RBI -1pt per K | -1pt per Error | -1pt per GIDP +0.5 Point Bonus if Winning Player is Top Team Scorer Tie Breaker 1. Most HRs 2. Least Ks 3. Least LOBListeners always pick first, lowest score between Dan/David/Hoges picks second for next series
The Hockey Team From Russia (Orioles Series Recap, 4/15-4/17)
Apr 18 2024
The Hockey Team From Russia (Orioles Series Recap, 4/15-4/17)
Send us a Text Message.Facing the juggernaut that is the Baltimore Orioles, the Minnesota Twins fall flat as they are swept in a three-game series for the first time this season. David and Dan discuss the struggles of Louis Varland, Chris Paddack and much of the lineup and pitching staff in clutch situations, while David particularly wonders whether someone should be keeping careful track of Rocco Baldelli's brain. They are encouraged by the play of Jose Miranda and that of Byron Buxton, though Dan expresses his fears of watching Buxton go anywhere near an outfield wall. They look ahead to a crucial 16-game stretch against middling to poor teams, wondering whether the Twins can work their way back to .500 by early May. They also ask whether it would be better to have Carlos Correa or Royce Lewis back in the lineup. Thanks for listening, and go Twins!The Gran Group with Edina Realty TWIN CITIES AREA REALTORS TO MEET ALL OF YOUR HOUSING NEEDS! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.Music: "Minnesota Twins Theme" (1961) written by Ray Charles and Dick Wilson. Arrangement and performance by Jason Cain.Twitter: @MNfortheWin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MNfortheWinWebsite: https://mnforthewin.buzzsprout.com/ Puckett's Picks Scoring 1pt per Base (H/BB/HBP) | 1pt per SB | 1pt per RBI -1pt per K | -1pt per Error | -1pt per GIDP +0.5 Point Bonus if Winning Player is Top Team Scorer Tie Breaker 1. Most HRs 2. Least Ks 3. Least LOBListeners always pick first, lowest score between Dan/David/Hoges picks second for next series
Taking a Holistic View (Tigers Series Recap, 4/11-4/14)
Apr 15 2024
Taking a Holistic View (Tigers Series Recap, 4/11-4/14)
Send us a Text Message.The Minnesota Twins squander a chance to take 3 of 4 from the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park and instead leave with a series split. Andrew "Hoges" Hoganson fills in for Dan and has a lot to get off his chest about the start to this season for the Twins. David wants to find a way to get Simeon Woods-Richardson another start at the major league level, while Hoges wants to know what Rocco could do different to turn around the Twins consistent early season offensive struggles. The guys disagree about who is the main cause of the game 4 melt down in the bottom of the 8th inning, and Hoges finally gets a chance to give his thoughts on Dan's new series grading rubric. David shares some funny news from around baseball and Hoges is concerned about the future of the sport due to the infiltration of sports betting becoming more and more pronounced. Thanks so much for listening, and as always, go Twins! The Gran Group with Edina Realty TWIN CITIES AREA REALTORS TO MEET ALL OF YOUR HOUSING NEEDS! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.Music: "Minnesota Twins Theme" (1961) written by Ray Charles and Dick Wilson. Arrangement and performance by Jason Cain.Twitter: @MNfortheWin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MNfortheWinWebsite: https://mnforthewin.buzzsprout.com/ Puckett's Picks Scoring 1pt per Base (H/BB/HBP) | 1pt per SB | 1pt per RBI -1pt per K | -1pt per Error | -1pt per GIDP +0.5 Point Bonus if Winning Player is Top Team Scorer Tie Breaker 1. Most HRs 2. Least Ks 3. Least LOBListeners always pick first, lowest score between Dan/David/Hoges picks second for next series
A Canadian Conspiracy (Dodgers Series Recap, 4/8-4/10)
Apr 11 2024
A Canadian Conspiracy (Dodgers Series Recap, 4/8-4/10)
Send us a Text Message.The Minnesota Twins end a disappointing homestand with one victory, at least, in a series loss to the star-studded Los Angeles Dodgers. David and Dan discuss the missed opportunities for the Twins in Game 1 and Game 2 as well as the highlights from by far their best performance of the series in a Game 3 victory. Both David and Dan have their theories about the up and down showing at the plate by Eddy Julien, though they are universal in their praise for Carlos Correa, who looks to be the player they thought they were signing before last year's injury-hobbled season from the star shortstop. They also discuss Byron Buxton's spectacular catch, Matt Wallner's apparently lengthy thighs and the staying power of a quartet of candidates for third base (until Royce Lewis is back) and the extra outfield spot (until Max Kepler returns). Finally, they've made some tweaks to the Puckett's Picks system to add some intrigue. Thanks for listening, and go Twins!The Gran Group with Edina Realty TWIN CITIES AREA REALTORS TO MEET ALL OF YOUR HOUSING NEEDS! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.Music: "Minnesota Twins Theme" (1961) written by Ray Charles and Dick Wilson. Arrangement and performance by Jason Cain.Twitter: @MNfortheWin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MNfortheWinWebsite: https://mnforthewin.buzzsprout.com/ Puckett's Picks Scoring 1pt per Base (H/BB/HBP) | 1pt per SB | 1pt per RBI -1pt per K | -1pt per Error | -1pt per GIDP +0.5 Point Bonus if Winning Player is Top Team Scorer Tie Breaker 1. Most HRs 2. Least Ks 3. Least LOBListeners always pick first, lowest score between Dan/David/Hoges picks second for next series
A David Divided Against Himself Cannot Stand (Guardians Series Recap, 4/4-4/7)
Apr 8 2024
A David Divided Against Himself Cannot Stand (Guardians Series Recap, 4/4-4/7)
Send us a Text Message.The Minnesota Twins hosted their first home series of the season against the Cleveland Guardians. The three-game series was shortened to two due to weather and the boys are confused why the Twins didn't find a way to use the extra day that was built into the schedule for just such an occasion. The Guardians walk away winning both games primarily due to the Twins offensive struggles, which went 0-23 w/RISP. Dan wonders if the calls for Popkins' firing ought to be started up again, and also would prefer to see more aggressiveness on the base paths during these poor offensive outings. David can't decide whether he wants Rocco to use pinch hitters for lefties facing lefties on the mound, and also is curious how soon we'll see Jose Miranda back up in the big leagues. The guys discuss the MLBPA's contention that the pitch clock is causing a rise in pitchers getting injured, and a listener offers his thoughts on Dan's constantly changing grading rubric. Thanks for listening, and as always, go Twins. The Gran Group with Edina Realty TWIN CITIES AREA REALTORS TO MEET ALL OF YOUR HOUSING NEEDS! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.Music: "Minnesota Twins Theme" (1961) written by Ray Charles and Dick Wilson. Arrangement and performance by Jason Cain.Twitter: @MNfortheWin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MNfortheWinWebsite: https://mnforthewin.buzzsprout.com/ Puckett's Picks Scoring 1pt per Base (H/BB/HBP) | 1pt per SB | 1pt per RBI -1pt per K | -1pt per Error | -1pt per GIDP +0.5 Point Bonus if Winning Player is Top Team Scorer Tie Breaker 1. Most HRs 2. Least Ks 3. Least LOBListeners always pick first, lowest score between Dan/David/Hoges picks second for next series