Twins beat writers La Velle E. Neal III and Phil Miller 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.
Chip Scoggins and Michael Rand discuss Twins rookie Luis Arraez, who has drawn raves for his .341 batting average and approach at the plate. He's been a huge surprise in an already charmed season for the Twins, drawing praise from the likes of Rod Carew and the respect of opposing managers.
La Velle E. Neal III joins Michael Rand to discuss how the Twins have embraced the Target Field squirrel and how Nelson Cruz keeps pounding baseballs. Also on the menu: Which Twins starting pitchers do you trust, and could the bullpen get a young flamethrower soon?
On the latest Twins Insider podcast, Michael Rand and Phil Miller discuss: *The much-maligned bullpen saved the day over the weekend. *How worried should we be about Jose Berrios? *The Twins prove again that they will crush bad pitching. *How likely is a Brusdar Graterol call-up? *26 of 38 against the White Sox, Tigers and Royals.
La Velle E. Neal and Michael Rand break down Fernando Romero's sizzling first two starts for the Twins, try to figure out when their key injured players will return and delve into the Fernando Rodney Experience.
Intro: Can these confident Twins do what their predecessors could not and beat the Yankees in the playoffs? 10:00: What is the blueprint for a Twins victory, and how does Paul Molitor manage accordingly? 17:00: Hey, this is fun. Don't forget that. 21:00: Final thoughts on what will transpire Tuesday.
Intro: Breaking down the Twins' bullpen woes; 18:00: MLB draft talk; 26:00: Why do the Angels have so many former Twins, and should they be concerned?
Twins beat writer La Velle E. Neal joins Michael Rand as they dissect the Twins' surprising 25-18 start and try to answer the fundamental question: is this team for real?
Michael Rand and Phil Miller break down Monday's news conference in which the Twins introduced new baseball boss Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine. What impression did they make and what are some of the biggest items on their to-do list?
Phil Miller and Michael Rand examine the names linked to the Twins so far in their search to reshape their front office and also wonder how ownership is impacting the search.
Open: The Twins have the worst starters' ERA (again) in MLB; 13:00: Why is Hector Santiago messing with a good thing? 23:00 The Twins' reluctance to pay for an ace has hurt. 34:00 Brian Dozier has been awesome.
Michael Rand and La Velle E. Neal III analyze how the Twins did at the trade deadline and discuss German sensation Max Kepler's surge.
Twins beat writer Phil Miller joins Michael Rand to discuss the firing of GM Terry Ryan and where the Twins go from here.
Michael Rand and Phil Miller take a look at what the Twins can accomplish after the All-Star break after a dreadful start to the year.
Michael Rand and Phil Miller break down which players could be traded by the Twins in the next month.
Episode 11: Twins Insider podcast: The starting pitchers the Twins were counting on this season have been a major part of their problem
Michael Rand and La Velle E. Neal break down the Twins' dreadful pitching and try to determine Ichiro Suzuki's place in history.
Episode 10: Twins Insider podcast: Byron Buxton is hot now, but we probably won't see his potential realized until 2018
Michael Rand and Phil Miller discuss the 1,000 at-bat threshold often needed for a Major League hitter to have success
Episode 9: Twins Insider podcast: Total system failure – a piece-by-piece breakdown of the Twins' woes
Michael Rand and La Velle E. Neal III dissect each area in which the Twins have struggled this season.
In the latest Twins Insider podcast, Phil Miller and Michael Rand take a look at the woeful 8-25 Twins and examine this question: Is it time to go with a full-scale youth movement?
La Velle E. Neal and Michael Rand break down all that went wrong for the Twins in the first month of the season.
Episode 6: Twins Insider podcast: Twins rewarded for not panicking after 0-9 start, but team still dealing with several issues
Michael Rand and Phil Miller finally get to talk about some victories on this week's Twins Insider podcast.