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Author: David Kuhfuss and Dan Thompson

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A podcast hosted by David Kuhfuss and Dan Thompson. Two avid fans who appreciate well-played baseball, especially when it's done by the Minnesota Twins. Thanks for listening!
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Send us a Text Message.The Minnesota Twins finished their three series road trip losing 2 of 3 to the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. The offense saved up every ounce of effectiveness for extra innings in game three, scoring no runs in games 1 and 2. The boys struggle coming up with their Beast Picks while both David and Dan are surprisingly positive in their view of Rocco's management in the series. Dan wants to see a shakeup in the rotation by allowing David Festa to make a start which Davi...
Send us a Text Message.Just as they did earlier in Minnesota, the Twins drop of three games of a series against the New York Yankees, this time in the Bronx. David and Dan discuss the failings of the pitching and, to some extent, the lineup, which spoils Royce Lewis' return to the lineup after two months dealing with an injury. David has plenty of questions about how Rocco Baldelli is making decisions as to who plays catcher, while Dan is curious what the approach was for a pitching staff tha...
Send us a Text Message.The Minnesota Twins traveled to Houston and took 2 of 3 from the Astros in their first meeting since the 2023 ALDS. The guys debate whether they should be more impressed with the Twins taking 3 of 4 from the Royals or 2 of 3 from the Astros. Dan appreciates the "little stitiousness" of Pablo Lopez, while David thinks his new beard style makes him look like a pirate. Dan does his best to protect the starting staff from David's criticism, while also praising Rocco for his...
Send us a Text Message.The Minnesota Twins closed out a two-series homestand by winning three of four games against division rival Kansas City, and they did so with contributions from all across the roster. Dan defends the performance of Jhoan Duran, who picked up saves in each of the Twins' three victories, while David highlights the important contributions of sausage kingpin Ryan Jeffers in Game 4. They discuss the Royce Lewis question -- whose place he will take on the roster -- and they l...
Send us a Text Message.The Minnesota Twins win their second straight series taking 2 of 3 from the World Series defending champion Texas Rangers at Target Field. Andrew "Hoges" Hoganson fills in for Dan and David asks him some questions about a few suspicious texts the show has received that asked about Hoges. The guys discuss the heroics of Alex Kirilloff in this series and are curious if we need to be worried about Pablo Lopez. Royce Lewis began his rehab assignment in St. Paul and both Dav...
Send us a Text Message.After their losing streak stretches to seven games, the Minnesota Twins pull out a series victory on the road over the Washington Nationals by taking the second and third games in D.C. David will at least acknowledge the first game, while Dan has opted to operate as if that was just an extension of the previous series in Cleveland. They discuss the excellent all-around play of Carlos Correa in the series, the questionable choices of third base coach Tommy Watkins, and t...
Send us a Text Message. The Minnesota Twins stretch their losing streak to six games dropping three straight to the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field. The guys discuss the poor umpiring in game one and all of the missed chances with runners in scoring position in game three. Dan praises Chris Paddack for pitching 8 fantastic innings while David gives the beast moniker to an unlikely candidate. David is upset with Rocco's bullpen usage in game one while Dan is filled with praise fo...
Send us a Text Message.It wasn't exactly the series the Minnesota Twins hoped for, but perhaps it was the sort of series the team's fans have come to expect, as the New York Yankees swept three games from the Twins at Target Field. And after a Ryan Jeffers Game 1 home run, the Twins scored zero runs -- not the sort of offensive output the team had been putting together lately. David and Dan run through the many miscues in the outfield, namely those by Willi Castro, who both of them believe to...
Send us a Text Message.The Minnesota Twins traveled north of the border and took 2 of 3 from the Toronto Blue Jays. The sausage effect is still in full swing and the legend grew larger under the aurora borealis (better known as the Norther Lights if you're not pretentious). Joe Ryan and Bailey Ober both continued their fantastic seasons, while SWR had a rough outing and got no help from the bullpen after the offense provided a big 7-run lead in game 2. Max Kepler continued his recent clutch h...
Send us a Text Message.The Minnesota Twins continued their winning ways taking 3 of 4 from the Seattle Mariners at Target Field. The Twins offense stayed hot hitting .351 w/RISP and the stellar outings from Chris Paddack, SWR, and Pablo Lopez helped the Twins win their 5th series in a row. It's not all sunshine and rainbows however, as the boys are baffled at the pinch hitting decisions made by Rocco Baldelli. David wants to know what Alcala has done to wrong Rocco. Dan is curious who the cur...
Send us a Text Message.After a marvelous two-week run, the Minnesota Twins' winning streak ends at 12 games with a defeat to the visiting Boston Red Sox. But it was another series win, the team's fourth in a row, and so there is still optimism for Dan and Hoges as they discuss the three games with Boston. "Pablo Day" was very confusing for both Dan and Hoges, who thought it was more than just one specific day. They have plenty of criticism for manager Rocco Baldelli's use of pinch hitting, es...
Send us a Text Message.With the streak up to 10 games in a row, the Minnesota Twins have Dan and Hoges feeling optimistic -- even if the victories have come against the Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Angels. They look back at the most recent sweep, the Twins' third in a row, and they cling to the optimism inspired by victories in the face of some disappointing news. Hoges rails against the response by Twins' management to the latest in the Bally Sports-Comcast dispute, while Dan wonder...
Send us a Text Message.A week ago, the Minnesota Twins' season was at a key inflection point. But seven straight wins later, they are above .500 and right back in the race for the AL Central. David and Dan discuss the sweep of the Los Angeles Angels and all that went right, namely the play of Carlos Santana, Willi Castro and the rest of the position players who are not named Manuel Margot. With all this production, they wonder whose place Carlos Correa will take this week when he likely retur...
Send us a Text Message.There's nothing like a series with the Chicago White Sox to get a team off a losing streak, and the Minnesota Twins took advantage of the opportunity with a four-game sweep at Target Field. David and Dan leave the series still wondering, though: Are the Twins really better now? Or are the White Sox just that bad? They look at the standout performances by Max Kepler, Eddy Julien and Trevor Larnach, as well as the fine pitching performance by Chris Paddack and most of the...
Send us a Text Message.The Minnesota Twins lose two of three to the Detroit Tigers at Target Field. David and Dan are both frustrated with the poor defensive fielding demonstrated in the series, and Dan's frustration boils over in Rocco's rewind because of Rocco's pinch hitting decisions. Dan wants to know if Max Kepler will feel pressure to save the team upon his return from injury, and David is curious if the Twins are regretting their decision to send Alcala down to the minors. The guys ch...
Send us a Text Message.Facing the juggernaut that is the Baltimore Orioles, the Minnesota Twins fall flat as they are swept in a three-game series for the first time this season. David and Dan discuss the struggles of Louis Varland, Chris Paddack and much of the lineup and pitching staff in clutch situations, while David particularly wonders whether someone should be keeping careful track of Rocco Baldelli's brain. They are encouraged by the play of Jose Miranda and that of Byron Buxton, thou...
Send us a Text Message.The Minnesota Twins squander a chance to take 3 of 4 from the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park and instead leave with a series split. Andrew "Hoges" Hoganson fills in for Dan and has a lot to get off his chest about the start to this season for the Twins. David wants to find a way to get Simeon Woods-Richardson another start at the major league level, while Hoges wants to know what Rocco could do different to turn around the Twins consistent early season offensive strugg...
Send us a Text Message.The Minnesota Twins end a disappointing homestand with one victory, at least, in a series loss to the star-studded Los Angeles Dodgers. David and Dan discuss the missed opportunities for the Twins in Game 1 and Game 2 as well as the highlights from by far their best performance of the series in a Game 3 victory. Both David and Dan have their theories about the up and down showing at the plate by Eddy Julien, though they are universal in their praise for Carlos Correa, w...
Send us a Text Message.The Minnesota Twins hosted their first home series of the season against the Cleveland Guardians. The three-game series was shortened to two due to weather and the boys are confused why the Twins didn't find a way to use the extra day that was built into the schedule for just such an occasion. The Guardians walk away winning both games primarily due to the Twins offensive struggles, which went 0-23 w/RISP. Dan wonders if the calls for Popkins' firing ought to be started...
Send us a Text Message.The Minnesota Twins crossed the border for a quick two-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers and came away with a series split. The boys discuss the Twins inability to product clutch hitting with runners in scoring position, and Louie Varland's lackluster first start of 2024. Dan feels Rocco is too quick to pull Eddie Julien out of games, and questions Rocco's decision to have Margot bunt in game two with 2 outs and the bases loaded. David wants to know if the bullp...
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