Touch Em' All

Touch Em' All is a weekly discussion about the Minnesota Twins, hosted by 1500 ESPN Twin Cities' Phil Mackey and Twins beat writer Derek Wetmore. On this show, you'll find a strong mix of analytics, bad analogies and pleading for robot umpires.

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Good start: 3 really encouraging signs from new Twins leadership (ep. 112)

Derek Falvey and Thad Levine have implemented some smart processes,...Derek Falvey and Thad Levine have implemented some smart processes, and Phil Mackey is on board. Mackey and Derek Wetmore discuss 3 such changes on this episode of the Touch 'Em All podcast.

And you can win a Brian Dozier bobblehead by answering this trivia question correctly! Listen to the episode for details.
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4/18/2017

Past Episodes

Joe Mauer was shifted to an extreme degree this weekend, and he doesn't seem interested in adjusting to pull the ball to right field. Bert Blyleven pointed that out on TV--are his criticisms accurate? Also, watch what pitchers are doing to Byron Buxton when he gets to two strikes. It'll tell you a lot about what they think of him.
4/17/2017
The 5-1 Twins have gotten off to a great start to the year, and you can't take that away from them. Do you expect any of this to last? Will the Twins contend this year? Phil Mackey and Derek Wetmore from 1500ESPN discuss that on the latest episode.
On the flip side, what are the concerning things you've seen so far from the Twins?
What's wrong with Byron Buxton? Can he straighten it out at the plate? A little Twins trivia to start the show. And tune in next week for a bobblehead giveaway in our next edition of Twins Trivia!
4/10/2017
Derek Wetmore joins the Mackey & Judd show on 1500ESPN to talk about the Twins good start to the season. What positives have you seen that you didnt expect? They talk pitching, the hit (and walk) parade, and Jason Castro's early impact.
Then its all discussion on Byron Buxton and whether or not the Twins should already be concerned.
Lastly, theres a trade rumor out there about Ervin Santana. Would it make sense for the Twins at some point to move their ace in a trade? What goes into that decision? Do you think it will happen?
4/5/2017
The Twins are using advanced metrics to make lineup decisions. What do you think about that? Phil Mackey and Derek Wetmore are answering opening day questions on what the lineup looks like, how it will play out this season, and what to expect from some of the most important contributors.
4/3/2017
Who will win the World Series this year? Who are the postseason teams? Phil Mackey, Derek Wetmore and Judd Zulgad discuss. But also, will Phil Hughes allow over or under 34 home runs this year? Will Joe Mauer ground into over/under 10 double plays? A little Over/Under game on the Twins on this show.
3/30/2017
All three of these guys we're talking about might be stars. But none of them are surefire bets. Miguel Sanos downside is what? Cleanup hitter? Buxton's downside is glove-first speed guy who cant hit in the big leagues? Berrios' downside is what? Fifth starter? Sixth starter? Which one of these guys is most like to reach his upside? Sano is probably the safest bet to be productive overall. Which is the most important to the long-term future to the Twins? Phil Mackey and Derek Wetmore discuss on this bonus episode of the Touch 'Em All podcast.
3/29/2017
The Twins are thinking differently about their approach to success than they did under Terry Ryan. At least thats the conclusion that Phil Mackey and Derek Wetmore have come to.
On this episode of the podcast, Mackey and Derek talk about examples theyve heard from spring training, and get specific about why you can legitimately be optimistic the Twins picked the right leaders.
A unique insight from an old video of Derek Falvey. And the theory Thad Levine said earlier this year, that might sound like its at odds with the new-school approach the Twins are taking.
3/28/2017
With Derek Wetmore in Fort Myers and Phil Mackey back in Minneapolis, the boys dive DEEP into a geeky pitching discussion. It seems as if the Twins' new front office gurus are bringing more advanced conversations to the organization when it comes to pitching. Plus, Phil and Derek discuss a couple unorthodox lineup possibilities for the Twins. And much more!
3/7/2017
With Derek Wetmore in Fort Myers and Phil Mackey back in Minneapolis, the boys dive DEEP into a geeky pitching discussion. It seems as if the Twins' new front office gurus are bringing more advanced conversations to the organization when it comes to pitching. Plus, Phil and Derek discuss a couple unorthodox lineup possibilities for the Twins. And much more!
3/7/2017

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