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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.




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.


Kyle Gibson's Meeting on the Mound: 8/4

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...


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,...


Kyle Gibson's Meeting On The Mound: 7/22

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.


7/21/19: Inside Twins

What does purple hair have to do with handling the Twins' toughest loss of the season so far? Bench coach Derek Shelton explains that when he joins Kris Atteberry for this week's "Inside Twins". He also discusses who is helping the clubhouse stay even-keeled during this rough stretch. Derek has a unique connection to a guy who will be inducted into Cooperstown today, and he talks about how special it has been to have his son Jackson with him for the last month. That and more on this week's...


7/14/19: Inside Twins

The Twins come out of the break taking the first 2 from division rival Cleveland as Twins Manager Rocco Baldelli chats with host Cory Provus about the start of the 2nd half of the season. Rocco also discusses the injuries to Eddie Rosario and Byron Buxton while trying to predict when we might see the two outfielders return to action. They wrap up the show by talking bullpen management and how roles continue to evolve.


7/7/19: Inside Twins

The Twins hit the break on top of the AL Central. General manager Thad Levine stops by "Inside Twins" to discuss the extremely successful first half of the season and what it will take to stay in first. Fans may be talking and thinking trades, but Thad points out some players internally who can make an impact in the second half. That and more on this week's program.


6/30/19: Inside Twins

All three starting outfielders for the Twins should be in Cleveland for the All-Star Game, at least that is the opinion of Twins' Bench Coach Derek Shelton. He explained his thoughts on that and on other Twins' who deserve consideration when he joined Cory Provus for this week's "Inside Twins". Miguel Sano has had some better results at the plate, Derek discusses what Sano has been working on and how is has been paying off. Plus, find out why Shelton was an Oriole fan even though he grew...


Inside Twins for Sunday, June 23rd

The Twins are the first team in the American League with 50 wins this season, manager Rocco Baldelli looks at that, how resilient his squad has been and more when he joins Cory Provus on this week's edition of "Inside Twins". He chats about the 4 Twins who are on the "All-Star Starters Election" ballot, and looks at if Byron Buxton will need a rehab assignment as the center fielder is getting close to returning. Plus, he has some interesting thoughts on the news that Tampa Bay has been...


Kyle Gibson's Meeting on the Mound with Mitch Garver

Meeting on the Mound returns! Kyle Gibson sits down with catcher Mitch Garver fresh off a huge go-ahead, two-run homer this past Friday. The two discuss Mitch's growth since he joined the team in 2017 and a number of people who have influenced that growth. They also discuss Mitch's new approach at and behind the dish. The conversation concludes with Kyle's patent round of trivia. You can hear how Mitch fared in his knowledge and comparison in this fun and informative episode.


6/16/19: Inside Twins

"It's a Father's Day edition of Inside Twins. Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey joins Kris Atteberry and reminisces about the role his Dad played in his career. The two then transition to discuss processes for a Baseball Operations team including Data Validation and how it uses historical data to help predict how players will perform in the future. The show also includes a couple of transactions at the minor league and International level and, yes, they wrap up the show by talking about...


6/9/19: Inside Twins

Bench coach Derek Shelton stops by this week's "Inside Twins" as the Twins look to wrap up their 10 game road trip with a winning record. How many days in advance are the Twins' making out their lineup card? Derek discusses that along with all the variables that go into lineup construction. He also offers some insight on the fantastic roll Jake Odorizzi is on right now. That and more on this week's show!


6/2/19: Inside Twins

The Minnesota Twins have the 13th overall selection in the June 3rd MLB Draft. Director of Scouting Sean Johnson joins Kris Atteberry to discuss how the organization prepares for different scenarios when it comes to making that pick. Sean talks about the process in determining what names are on their list and who has a voice when making the final selection. The two also go into depth about the makeup of a young baseball player and if showcase games and travel leagues really do put young...


5/26/19: Inside Twins

The best team in baseball is enjoying and feeding off of the energy of their fans! General Manager Thad Levine stops by "Inside Twins" this week to chat about that and all of the layers that have went into the success so far here in 2019. He also covers the very interesting topics of visual learning, the ability of coaches to teach across a variety of spectrum and to also allow the players to "co-author" their plan."


Meeting on the Mound with Kyle Gibson: 5/20/19

Kyle Gibson returns with another edition of Meeting on the Mound as Jake Odorizzi joins Gibby for a conversation on the team charter. The two discuss growing up as baseball fans in the Midwest and how their mutual respect for each other has led to beneficial off-season programs. Odorizzi goes into great detail about the adjustments he's made on the mound this year and how he attacks a lineup based on what he sees from the first batter of the game. Finally, the two spend the back half of...


5/19/19: Inside Twins

Inside Twins airs live from Seattle as CBO Derek Falvey joins Cory Provus to discuss the production from the Twins offense this year and how much of their success was expected. Falvey provides details on the injuries to Mitch Garver and Miguel Sano, while offering background information on the two most recent callups in Austin Adams and Luis Arraez. Additionally, Twins Hall of Famer Tony Oliva made his first road trip in almost 30 years. Derek talks about how that came to fruition and the...


5/12/19: Inside Twins

What is Rocco Baldelli's favorite part of his job managing the Twins? The skipper answers that as he joins Kris Atteberry for this week's "Inside Twins." He discusses Willians Astudillo being activated from the Injured List and provides an update on Miguel Sano's rehab at Rochester. Lastly, as we pay tribute to moms everywhere, Rocco reflects on the supportive, caring role his mom has in his life


Meeting On The Mound with Kyle Gibson: 5/6/19

Meeting on the Mound returns as Kyle Gibson sits down with center fielder Byron Buxton on the team's charter for some in-flight entertainment. The two reminisce about Byron's high school career including a what could have been on the gridiron. They also take a deep dive on Byron's success at the plate this year and provide a great perspective on expectations as well as how a good support system helps you overcome challenges. The episode wraps up with a discussion regarding being dads of...


5/5/19: Inside Twins

What do Twins' bench coach Derek Shelton and manager Rocco Baldelli chat about in the dugout during a game? Shelton sheds some light on those conversations when he joins this week's "Inside Twins". He also helps dissect the lineup construction which, at times, has had Mitch Garver leading off. There is also conversation regarding the bullpen and the unique ways of using Taylor Rogers and Blake Parker and more