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

Phil is irked by Byron Buxton's comments, and thinks Nelson Cruz makes sense

Byron Buxton was sent out in September and told to go home and get healthy. Speaking to the media at a recent charity event, he made it known that he wasn't happy with management's decision to shut him down. Phil Mackey thinks Buxton needs to pump the brakes on his public comments -- while Derek Wetmore argues that Buxton has every right to be mad. Other topics discussed: Nelson Cruz, Alex Kirilloff, Royce Lewis, Nick Gordon, Brian Dozier and more. Seth Auger joins the show, and also produced the video steams.
00:00:00 12/13/2018

Past Episodes

The Minnesota Twins had a shopping list, but probably didn't get all of their 2019 shopping done. Will they sign Nelson Cruz? What other moves would make sense for the Twins? Derek Wetmore asks the tough questions, with special guest Dan Hayes of The Athletic.
00:00:00 12/12/2018
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
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

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