Entertaining and insightful discussions about the Minnesota Twins! The SKOR North Twins Show is hosted by a combination of Phil Mackey, Glen Perkins, Derek Wetmore, Ramie Makhlouf, Judd Zulgad and Patrick Reusse.
*Judd Zulgad, Brian Murphy and Derek Wetmore discuss Nelson Cruz's continued impact on the rest of the Twins roster on and off the baseball diamond.
*Has Kyle Gibson made his last start at Target Field? Derek on what has gone wrong with the 31-year-old right hander
*Were you mad that Eddie Rosario made the 3rd out at third base? Were you mad that he didn't hustle out of the box?
Our friend Judd Zulgad wrote that Rosario should be benched for his sins against baseball and Glen shares his thoughts.
*National pundits are giving the Twins a chance this October -- maybe more than we are in Minnesota
*Would you go with a Bullpen Game in the ALDS?
(00:00): Can this Twins resiliency carry over into October?
(15:38):Derek, Judd and Danny debate over whether or not they should use a bullpen game in a series.
(36:00): How could the Twins use their bullpen in the postseason?
(46:30): Brian Murphy joins the show; Does this Twins clubhouse have a different vibe from years past?
(1:07:00): How do we assess Rocco Baldelli's first year as manager of the Twins?
*Judd and Ramie continue the debate: Do you want the Twins to play the Astros or the Yankees in the first round of the playoffs?
*Should the Twins consider doing a bullpen game for game 1 of the ALDS? Ramie says yes
*Brian Kenny of MLB Network weighs in on the Twins chances for postseason success.
(00:00): Ramie to Cleveland - "You just have to admit the Twins are a better baseball team."
(17:53): Glen Perkins on how the Twins should approach the rest of the regular season in preparation for the playoffs.
(50:00): Why the Twins being a homerun hitting team can work in their favor in the playoffs.
(1:05:00): Should the Twins prefer to play the Astros in a shorter series in the LDS vs the ALCS if they got there?
*Reusse rants on the NFL, and explains why he loves baseball over football so much
*Why Michael Pineda's suspension has really screwed the Twins
*Buster Olney of ESPN has more on why the Red Sox fired Dave Dombrowski, what's going wrong with the Phillies, and whether or not the Cubs can make a push with Nick Castellanos leading their offense.
*Judd, Derek and Manny make predictions on the Twins 3-game set with the Indians this weekend.
*How should the Twins manage their injuries down the stretch of this season?
*Should the Twins explore trading Eddie Rosario this winter? Who has more value in the trade market? Rosario or Sano?
*Glen talks about how the Twins stack up without Michael Pineda in the postseason
*How do you feel as a former player that he broke the rules BUT won his appeal?
*And Glen recalls one of the more painful memories in his career
(00:00): Is Jose Berrios back?
(23:27): Danny: Playing Buxton "was a bad idea by the Twins"
(37:00): Sean Aronson joins with a preview of the St. Paul Saints in American Association Championship Series
(47:30): The season isn't over and Bomba Bus is still riding well says Ramie
(68:00): Would you bring back Michael Pineda in 2020?
(84:30): Ramie with a Rocco Baldelli anecdote
*Judd sounds off on Jose Berrios: "You're not pitching like an ace. You're not even close!"
*With the Nationals in town, the Twins are honoring both Brian Dozier and Kurt Suzuki.
*Should Alex Kiriloff get a call up with the big club?
*Reusse on his trip to Fenway last week: "The rest of that place is a dump... and it remains a dump!"
*What are Patrick's overall thoughts on what Rocco Baldelli has done with the Twins so far?
*Reusse: "My prediction in 2021; Polano in left field, Royce Lewis in center"