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Twins beat reporters join national correspondents to take an inside look ahead at the story lines and developing news that impact the team's outlook.

Twins beat reporters join national correspondents to take an inside look ahead at the story lines and developing news that impact the team's outlook.
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Twins beat reporters join national correspondents to take an inside look ahead at the story lines and developing news that impact the team's outlook.




12/11/19: Twins Hot Stove

The Twins Hot Stove Show continues as Twins EVP & CBO Derek Falvey joins the show. Derek chats with Kris Atteberry on the current status of the free agent market, what contract negotiations entail, and more such as the Rule 5 Draft. Also, Devin Smeltzer wraps up the show by discussing his evolvement in the majors, his relationship with Michael Pineda and finally takes 3 cuts including discussions about which Twins player he'd most like to see dressed as Santa.


12/4/19: Twins Hot Stove

"The Twins Hot Stove Show continues as Twins SVP & GM Thad Levine joins the show. Thad chats with Kris Atteberry on roster management, coaching staff changes for the 2020 season, and more including the evaluation process for coaching replacements. Also, Taylor Rogers wraps up the show by discussing his leadership evolvement, his relationship with the coaching staff and finally takes 3 cuts including discussions about the Denver Broncos."


11/27/19: Twins Hot Stove

The Twins Hot Stove Show continues as new Twins Hitting Coach Edgar Varela joins the show. Edgar joins Kris Atteberry to discuss his new position with the Minnesota Twins, his past experiences and influences throughout his journey, and more including his values that he incorporates into his teachings. Varela wraps up the show by taking 3 cuts including Thanksgiving related questions such as what his meal preferences are for the Holiday.


11/20/19: Twins Hot Stove

The Twins Hot Stove Show continues with live discussions from the Owners Meetings in Texas. President & CEO Dave St. Peter joins Kris Atteberry to discuss the latest offseason topics, such as newly proposed rule changes for major league baseball, roster limits and more including the ongoing Astros allegations. Dave wraps up the show by taking 3 cuts including a topic regarding his dream location for a Twins home game away from Target Field.


11/13/19: Twins Hot Stove

The Twins Hot Stove show debuts with some breaking news LIVE from the General Manager meetings in Arizona. President of baseball operations Derek Falvey joins Kris Atteberry to discuss his newly signed extension with the Twins Organization and his goals for the club moving forward. The two discuss the high demands of the 2019 Twins Staff, the qualifying offer process with Jake Odorizzi and hot industry topics including how the baseball is made. Derek wraps up the show by taking three cuts...


9/29/19: Inside Twins

After clinching the AL Central, manager Rocco Baldelli joins Cory Provus on this week's "Inside Twins" to discuss postseason prep, the roster for the playoffs and more. There are a lot of variables into setting the roster, starting with health. So Rocco discusses that, including an update on Luis Arraez who was injured in Saturday's game in Kansas City. The Skip also takes some time to reflect and evaluate his incredible rookie season at the helm. Finally, we find out that he will have a...


9/22/19: Inside Twins

With the Twins closing in on the Central Division and a trip to the postseason, CBO Derek Falvey stops by "Inside Twins" to discuss the pursuit. He takes a look at the process and variables that go into assembling the roster for the first round of the postseason, including the number of arms needed. Plus Max Kepler has been swinging the bat, although he has not been in the lineup for over a week. That and more on this week's show.


Meeting on the Mound with Kyle Gibson featuring Randy Dobnak: 9/16/19

Meeting on the Mound with Kyle Gibson returns with an in-depth interview with Randy Dobnak. Dobnak goes through his incredible path beginning with youth baseball and finally to the Majors. He provides sound advice for any ballplayer at any stage still looking to achieve their dream of playing in the Majors. Randy also provides a glimpse of if he'll continue his career as an Uber driver in the offseason and what his wedding plans look like on September 28. A fantastic interview about...


9/15/19: Inside Twins

Bench Coach Derek Shelton joins Cory Provus for this week's "Inside Twins" as they look back on a "Statement Saturday" from the Twins. Having to piece together 2 bullpen games, the Twins used a 2-run homer from Jorge Polanco to defeat Mike Clevinger in the first game and Miguel Sano's 8th-inning grand slam in game two to sweep the doubleheader in Cleveland. The daily double reduced the Twins magic number to 9 games. Shelton also discusses some controversial comments Clevinger made after...


9/8/19: Inside Twins

"Beside a pretty big series with Cleveland, the 1st place Twins are also dealing with starting pitcher Michael Pineda being suspended 60 games for use of a banned substance. General Manager Thad Levine joins "Inside Twins" to discuss the circumstances to Pineda's situation, how Michael has handled it and how it could be a moment that galvanizes the team in the stretch run towards the postseason. He also fills us in on the latest with Byron Buxton, as the center fielder has seen a shoulder...


Meeting on the Mound with Kyle Gibson: 9/02/19

Kyle Gibson's Meeting on the Mound makes its ever appearance out of the bullpen as Gibby catches up with Taylor Rogers. Rogers talks us through his career arc and how he's become one the best relievers in the game! The topic transitions to Taylor's twin brother Tyler Rogers and how Tyler's road to the show differs from Taylor's. Finally, Taylor recounts an emotional phone call from his brother when Tyler got the call to the majors.


09/01/19: Inside Twins

"The calendar has flipped to September, so here come the call-ups. Manager Rocco Baldelli joins Cory Provus on this week's "Inside Twins" and they take a look at the players joining the big league team. It has also been a record setting week for Rocco's first place ball club, including establishing the new MLB mark for home runs by a team in a single season! They look at that special accomplishment, and then we get some unique insight on the instant artifacts from that monumental homer."


8/25/19: Inside Twins

The Twins' pursuit for the postseason is hitting high gear and CBO Derek Falvey wants guys in the clubhouse who embrace the pressure and challenge of the push for the playoffs. He touches base on that and dives into the team's approach for the upcoming September callups. Byron Buxton could be close to returning to action, while the Twins need Jose Berrios to return to his 1st-half form. Derek weighs in on both of those topics and then we take a look at Brad Steil, the Twins director of pro...


Meeting on the Mound with Kyle Gibson: 8/20/19

The Twins' catching tandem of Jason Castro and Mitch Garver have combined to deliver the Twins nearly an extra 4 wins this season, Top 4 in the league. Kyle Gibson brings both catchers into this week's edition of Meeting on the Mound as they dish about how they've produced at a high level. The two discuss how they began catching at a young age and how their ability to call a game has evolved through the different stages of baseball. The conversation then turns to their offensive production...


8/18/19: Inside Twins

No oranges were harmed in the production of this week's "Inside Twins", but they are a big topic on the show. Manager Rocco Baldelli joins the show and explains how the fruit has played a role in Nelson Cruz' rehab, and the slugger could be back as soon as Monday. The skipper and Cory Provus also take a dive into some of the game's unwritten rules after those surfaced in the series in Texas. All that and more as the Twins look to complete the sweep of the Rangers.


8/11/19: Inside Twins

The battle for the top spot in the Central has been as good as advertised. Twins bench coach Derek Shelton is the guest on this week's "Inside Twins" and he discusses the series with Cleveland. He admits that Kepler's power supply has been a little surprising, and how it feels that Luis Arraez has played more than just 51 big league games. Finally, he discloses what he is looking forward to the most on the upcoming road trip. All that and more on a very entertaining show.


Meeting on the Mound with Kyle Gibson: 8/4/19

It's a Twins Hall of Fame edition of Meeting on The Mound as Kyle Gibson is joined by Michael Cuddyer. Cuddyer reminisces about the 6 division winning teams that he was apart of in Minnesota and how the 2019 Twins can find more success in October than they did. Cuddyer also discusses the mental part of the game and how he was able to use 'self talk' to help him overcome challenges in the game. Finally, Gibby puts Cuddy through a round of teammate trivia to wrap up this episode of Meeting on...


8/4/19: Inside Twins

The Trade Deadline may have come and gone but Twins general manager Thad Levine joins Inside Twins for an episode chock full of reaction from moves over the last week. Thad also reacts to newly acquired reliever Sam Dyson visiting the IL and how the exchange of medical information works during the trade process. Additionally, the August waiver wire is a thing of the past but Thad clues us in on how the Twins can still acquire certain players over the next few weeks.


7/28/19: Inside Twins

Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey joins Cory Provus as the MLB Trade Deadline rapidly approaches. They discuss the recent acquisition of RHP Sergio Romo from the Miami Marlins, the prospects that were swapped within the deal, and how the Twins front office will continue to monitor the "trade landscape" as the deadline nears. They also dive into some of Romo's "intangibles" and how he'll impact the Twins in their playoff-push, plus Falvey breaks down some of the other recent roster moves,...


Meeting On The Mound with Kyle Gibson: 7/22/19

Meeting On The Mound with Kyle Gibson returns from the All Star Break with a couple of All Stars! American League Starting Shortstop Jorge Polanco and Pitcher Jose Berrios join Kyle to talk about their All Star Experience. The three also discuss adapting to the US, their path through the minors and how each of them give back to the community where they grew up. The conversation finishes on the field as they discuss players they model their game after as well as their own career goals.