Friday, June 26, 2015

Episode 136: Alex Meyer Gets the Call!

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This week on Talk to Contact Eric and Cody dive into the good, bad, and ugly from the past week of Minnesota Twins baseball. Alex Meyer's call-up is announced and they discuss his role on the 2015 team, and beyond. They look back on the recent success of Joe Mauer (two home runs last week), Phil Hughes, and Kennys Vargas. Plus, what the heck is the deal with Byron Buxton, and what will the Twins do when Aaron Hicks' rehab stint is complete?

As always, we end with beer, baseball, and the news from around the league.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Episode 135: Byron Buxton Debuts and Joe Mauer Rides Off Into the Future

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This week on T2C, we're talking all about the good things the Twins did in the past week, despite their mediocre results. Byron Buxton debuts, Joe Mauer is falling to pieces, but still hitting homers, and what to do with some of the young struggling pieces (Kennys Vargas and company). Plus, the good news about Eddie Rosario, and the fun of a Rosario, Aaron Hicks, and Byron Buxton outfield.
Plus talk of Brian Dozier being one of the 10 best hitters in baseball, the success of Mike Pelfrey and Kyle Gibson, and the excitement ERolf has about Glen Perkins.

As always, we end with beer, baseball, and the news from around the league.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Episode 134: Best Draft Ever Makes Up For Awful Play (Maybe)

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The Twins are just 3-7 since the calendar turned to June, and Eric and Paul are a little cranky they don't have better baseball to talk about. With all of the losing, some of the Twins' warts are starting to show, and the Twins made a flurry of roster moves involving Eddie Rosario, Jorge Polanco, Kennys Vargas, Danny Santana, Tim Stauffer and Michael Tonkin.
Plus we're joined this week by Jeremy Nygaard from TwinsDaily.com and the kinda maybe sorta defunct Hangout and Talk Twins (Twins Hangout) podcast to review all things draft, including Tyler Jay (6th overall), Kyle Cody (73rd) and a couple of high-upside HS bats Travis Blankenhorn (80) and Trey Cabbage (110).

All of that, plus an Ethan Mildren reference on this week's Talk to Contact.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Episode 133 - Winning and Roster Contstruction

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Ricky Nolasco might be headed to the DL, Tommy Milone is coming up to make a start, Oswaldo Arcia was activated from the DL and then optioned to AAA. The Twins are winning baseball games despite having the students from the local clown college filling in at DH while Kennys Vargas, Josmil Pinto, and now Oswaldo Arcia toil away in Rochester. We discuss all of that, plus take a look at the recent performances of Aaron Hicks and Eddie Rosario as they look to secure spots on the Twins roster for the rest of the year. And of course, an MLB draft preview and sharing our beers of the week.

And of course, beer, baseball, and the news.