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.


Manny Machado, big-name free agents: Let's help the Twins spend tens of millions of dollars

Are you in on Manny Machado? After that, there are questions for how the Twins should approach their offseason. Filling the infield, rounding out the pitching staff, how to fix the bullpen and much more on this episode of the Touch 'Em All podcast, with Phil Mackey and Derek Wetmore. Names discussed: Manny Machado, Ryan Pressly, J.T. Realmuto, D.J. LeMahieu, Marwin Gonzalez, Eduardo Escobar, Daniel Descalso, Trevor May, Fernando Romero, Patrick Corbin, Clayton Kershaw, Dallas Keuchel and Zack Greinke.
00:00:00 10/17/2018

Past Episodes

Which MLB manager candidates should the Twins be interested in? What will be different between Paul Molitor and the next manager in Minnesota? Jake Depue joins the podcast to discuss the Twins' manager search, and a few candidates that have piqued our interest early.
00:00:00 10/15/2018
Paul Molitor is out and the Twins have fallen on hard times. How do they improve from 78 wins to get back to the postseason? Well, it starts with some spending flexibilty getting put to good use this winter. Derek Wetmore hosts a Facebook Q&A on the Twins and their offseason ahead: New manager and money to spend, a big winter ahead in Minnesota.
00:00:00 10/4/2018
Paul Molitor is out as Twins manager but the club would like him to stay around in some other capacity. Derek Falvey and Thad Levine talked with the media for about 20 minutes on their decision to move on and find a "new voice" for the long-term future of the franchise. Here are some scenes from the press conference, and a breakdown from Derek Wetmore on 1500ESPN.
00:00:00 10/2/2018
Phil Mackey & Derek Wetmore react to the Twins' firing of Paul Molitor. Did he deserve to stick around? What may have led to his departure? And what do the Twins do now, going forward?
00:00:00 10/1/2018
That was goodbye, right? Sunday's wonderful Joe Mauer tribute and send-off was perfect. Now we're left to wonder -- is Joe Mauer a Hall of Famer? And where does he rate among the all-time best players for the Twins?
00:00:00 9/30/2018
If that was the final game of Joe Mauer's playing career with the Twins, they couldn't have scripted it any better. From his daughters on the field before the game, to a gap-shot double in his final plate appearance, to a stunning moment when he put on the catcher's gear one final time. Joe Mauer has had his storybook ending. Now all that's left is to decide if it was actually the end.
00:00:00 9/29/2018
BONUS: Winning vibes and future plans, on Buxton, Gordon and Astudillo. Derek Wetmore joins Phil Mackey and Judd Zulgad to discuss the 2018 Twins. What did the Byron Buxton decision do to the clubhouse? Is it concerning that Nick Gordon is not up this September? And how about this Willians Astudillo guy?!
00:00:00 9/9/2018
You may have heard: September is here and Byron Buxton did not get called up the Twins. Jake Depue joins Derek Wetmore to discuss that unpopular decision and much more. We dive into the guys who DID get the call-up, and a few others who should be in consideration. Plus, Jake gives a handful of prospects who've impressed him this season.
00:00:00 9/2/2018
A personal note on our changes to our station, 1500ESPN. And what if the Twins don't call up Byron Buxt? Plus some Twins notes on Chris Gimenez, Kyle Gibson, the starting rotation and more.
00:00:00 8/30/2018
Tyler Austin's on a power surge for the Twins. Are you buying what you're seeing? What's your favorite of these 30 ways to say "home run"? And will Byron Buxton get a call up to the big leagues this weekend?
00:00:00 8/26/2018

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