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.


Touch Em' All

How will the Twins pick a leadoff hitter? Season outlook and Changeup Camp

The Twins have lost a couple of good on-base-percentage hitters (Joe Mauer, Robbie Grossman), and now they need to find a leadoff hitter. Where will they look for that? Patrick Reusse joins the show with his suggestion for the next Twins' leadoff hitter. He also asked Derek Wetmore about the Twins' wOBA. Topics includes the 2019 season outlook, the Twins' plan, Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, Jonathan Schoop, Jorge Polanco, Trevor May, Kohl Stewart, Kyle Gibson, Fernando Romero, Weighted On-Base Average and Derek Falvey's Changeup Camp.
00:00:00 12/10/2018

Past Episodes

The Twins signed Jonathan Schoop and claimed CJ Cron off waivers. With those two moves, they've addressed the right side of their infield for a good price. Derek Falvey joins Mackey & Judd to explain the Jonathan Schoop signing for the Twins. Plus, CJ Cron, the MLB Winter Meetings, and more on the Minnesota Twins.
00:00:00 12/6/2018
How do YOU want the Twins to upgrade their pitching? Trade for Trevor Bauer? Zack Greinke? Sonny Gray? Sign Patrick Corbin? Dallas Keuchel? Drew Pomeranz? Plus, what other areas need to be addressed this winter? Derek Wetmore hosted a live hangout Friday to answeryour Twins questions in this Twins Q&A.
00:00:00 11/29/2018
Would you trade a bundle of talent to Cleveland to get two years of Trevor Bauer? Would you trade with the Yankees for one year of Sonny Gray? How should the Twins aim to upgrade their roation (if at all)? Derek Wetmore and Phil Mackey discuss their realistic expectations from the starting staff and what it would mean to add Gray, Bauer or a number of other pitchers to the mix.
00:00:00 11/26/2018
MLB Trade Rumors says it'll be Marwin Gonzalez, Nelson Cruz and Jeurys Familia for the Twins -- are we cool with that? Derek Wetmore takes your questions and assesses the offseason ahead for the Twins, in this LIVE stream Q&A. Plus, what other targets could make sense in what figures to be a busy winter?
00:00:00 11/15/2018
Josh Donaldson for the Twins: Yes or No? Would you sign Donaldson to supplant Miguel Sano at third base? One-year deal? Or would you be down with a multi-year commitment? What other infielders should the Twins be in on? What big-money or big-name trade candidates need to be at the top of their list? Will their top prospects sniff the big leagues by September, 2019? Phil Mackey and Derek Wetmore dive deep on the Twins and a fascinating winter ahead for Minnesota.
00:00:00 11/14/2018
Manny Machado? Bryce Harper? J.T. Realmuto? With Joe Mauer out of the picture, what should they target this winter? Jake Depue and Derek Wetmore talk about offseason strategies for the Minnesota Twins, and remember the great career of Joe Mauer.
00:00:00 11/12/2018
Joe Mauer once again wore his emotion on his sleeves as he thanked the people who've been with him during his Twins baseball career. That career came to an official end Monday, and Mauer explained the decision to hang up the spikes and much more at his goodbye press conference.
00:00:00 11/11/2018
Derek Wetmore, Judd Zulgad, and Matthew Coller hopped on the radio after the Joe Mauer Retirement Press Conference to discuss the career & legacy of Joe Mauer. The boys also discuss the HOF credentials and what's next for the Twins.
00:43:00 11/11/2018
We already know that he's one of the greatest Twins ever, but is Joe Mauer a Hall of Famer? Derek Wetmore chats with Judd Zulgad and Matthew Coller. Is Mauer a Hall of Famer? Where is the bronze statue going? Could Mauer have played another couple of years and been a part of a winning Twins team?
00:00:00 11/11/2018
Darren Doogie Wolfson interviews Twins Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey on 1500ESPN. (Note: This interview was before Joe Mauer's retirement decision was widely known.)
00:00:00 11/10/2018

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