SKOR North Twins Shows

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Twins Show: Thad Levine says Twins are talking with Nelson Cruz about his future [TwinsFest special]

*Nelson Cruz contract extension on the horizon? “He seems to be one of those unique players who is giving Father Time the business,” GM Thad Levine said. Derek Wetmore and Judd Zulgad discuss the implications…


What will Donaldson’s clubhouse impact be? Twins Offseason grades

*Derek Wetmore, Judd Zulgad & Manny Hill discuss more on Josh Donaldson’s addition to the Twins and what kind of impact he can make in the Twins clubhouse. *Will the Twins make another impact move…


Glen Perkins on Baseball: Happy Josh Donaldson Week! And a former pitcher’s thoughts on MLB cheaters

Glen Perkins had a well-publicized dust-up with new Twins slugger Josh Donaldson. Hear Glen tell the story of the day they cleared the air, what he expects from Donaldson, why adding wins is the most…


Off the Record: Inside the impact of cheating scandals on baseball and the Hall of Fame with Matthew Kory

Matthew Coller and baseball writer Matthew Kory dive into how baseball cheating scandals impact baseball, the Hall of Fame and how fans and media view star players. Off the Record is a new podcast series,…


Twins Show: Twins flexing financial muscles; and Philosopher Ramie Makhlouf says ‘the crime is the problem’

The Twins appeared to have won a bidding war, and that really messes with some paradigms that we’ve had set up for us in Minnesota. Derek Wetmore and Ramie Makhlouf talk about the Twins and…


Reusse on Baseball: Mardy Fish’s recruitment of Josh Donaldson; and money talks!

The Twins and Josh Donaldson struck a deal that could pay the third baseman $100 million or more. And apparently tennis star Mardy Fish had a say in the recruiting pitch! This according to a…


Twins Show: Joe Mauer on Josh Donaldson and sign stealing in MLB

Twins legend Joe Mauer joins the SKOR North Twins Show to talk about the signing of Josh Donaldson, sign stealing in MLB, and what constitutes fair play versus going too far. [Mauer interview: 19:01] Phil…


The Ventline Coffee Club reacts to the Josh Donaldson signing

The Twins have reportedly agreed to a 4-year contract with Josh Donaldson, and Judd Zulgad & Danny Cunningham react and take your calls. Judd wants to know why Twins fans are still upset despite the…


Twins Show: Josh Donaldson will be a Twin [Emergency episode!]

Wow. Josh Donaldson to the Twins on a 4-year deal with a 5th-year option. Raise your hand if you saw that coming? Derek Wetmore and Jake Depue discuss the move, the A.L. Central favorites, and…


Twins Show: Miguel Sano accepts financial security with Twins; Does MLB have a cheating problem?

Miguel Sano is at least $30 million richer and has at least one more piece of heavy eponymous jewelry after agreeing to a contract extension with the Minnesota Twins. Good deal for the club? Are…


Reusse on Baseball: Miguel Sano gets a contract extension; Houston Astros punished

Special episode: Patrick Reusse and Derek Wetmore chatted about Miguel Sano, Jose Berrios and Eddie Rosario – and where all of them stand on the long-term plan, following Sano’s contract extension. Plus, thoughts on a…


Twins Show: The 4 stars reportedly available in trades, ranked

Rank these stars in order of how badly you’d want to see them on the Twins – contract and cost to acquire included: Nolan Arenado, Mookie Betts, Francisco Lindor and Kris Bryant. Derek Wetmore and…


Twins Show: Josh Donaldson over Kris Bryant/Nolan Arenado? [with Matthew Trueblood]

Would you rather have Josh Donaldson or Kris Bryant? How about Nolan Arenado? Our guest today is Matthew Trueblood, who writes for Baseball Prospectus. He shares his reasons including the price, the glove, and the…


Twins Show: Ramie says the Twins offseason is on the brink of failure

Ramie Makhlouf picked the Twins to win the AL Central last offseason and the guy has an optimistic personality. He now says that the Minnesota Twins’ offseason is on the brink of disaster – a…


Reusse on Baseball: Full rotation? Rich Hill, Homer Bailey, and the pursuit of Josh Donaldson

Patrick Reusse thinks the Twins still need to add to their starting rotation after signing Rich Hill and Homer Bailey. Derek Wetmore is in to chat Twins baseball and free agency, including the recent report…


Homer Bailey & Rich Hill? Is this it?

Judd Zulgad and Jake Depue react to the Twins signings of veteran pitchers Homer Bailey and Rich Hill. Depue thinks one was a savvy signing and the other … well, you’ll have to listen. Are…


Twins Show: Minnesota Twins All-Decade Team 2010-2019 [Reusse on Baseball]

The All-Target-Field-Era Twins team has been decided! The committee has convened and come up with a Twins player of the decade at every position on the diamond, and 5 pitchers to represent Minnesota in the…


Reusse on Baseball: Twins did not add an impact starter in free agency – What are they up to?

The Twins didn’t sign Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg, Dallas Keuchel, Madison Bumgarner, Zack Wheeler or Hyun-jin Ryu. … Surely, they must be up to something, right? Patrick Reusse says that they ARE up to something…


Twins Show: Josh Donaldson is a fun fit for the Twins [Reacting to Ken Rosenthal’s report]

Josh Donaldson would be a FUN fit for the 2020 Minnesota Twins. How far would you go to make it happen in Minnesota? What would it mean for Miguel Sano? Would would it do to…


Twins Show: How many remaining free agents move the needle for the Twins?

Hyun-jin Ryu is still out there. So is Josh Donaldson. How many remaining free agents move the needle for the Twins? Derek Wetmore and Phil Mackey talk through the list on the SKOR North Twins…


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