The Twins made some roster moves today, but it is less about performance and more about playing with the roster rules to stretch their rotation.
Ryan fights through a cold to give a break down of the Twins and their roster going into the start of the regular season. How many wins can this team get?
The Twins have made a few maneuvers now, and they are left with only a couple of potential roster questions.
Also, the Ron Gardenhire story, finally.
Ryan checks in with some thoughts on what has been a fairly slow offseason so far
A quick chat about what is to come on Twins Target from the Rhino and Compass Radio podcast. Beyond that, Ryan discusses the Jason Castro signing and the addition of three old friends to the front office. For future podcasts, tweet Ryan questions @rhinoandcompass or send an e-mail to email@example.com and we will talk about them on the next pod!
Ryan and Kyle look ahead to the offseason but also consider where the Twins have come from. All parts of the Twins organization are addressed, and the guys take a look at the ongoing playoffs and the sorry history of Minnesota sports.
Ryan and Kyle look at the pending deadline, including the trade that has already been made, as well as the potential for more deals this weekend and further into the future.
Listen as Kyle and Ryan devolve as the Twins completely flail on the field again. It's tough to do constant sad-casts.
The first weekend of April brings us the Final Four and the onset of Major League Baseball. Ryan and Kyle pick winners of the Big Dance, as well as break down the Twins and what they expect of the team in 2016. Marvel as the guys dig deep on what makes playoffs the best and worst things ever.
The NCAA Tournament racket is out. Listen as Ryan and Kyle draw almost exactly the same conclusions about the NCAA tournament field. They talk a bit about Spring Training, but honestly, this is pretty basketball heavy. Don't expect many more like this in the future.
Ryan, Kyle and Eric Jenks come together for a discussion about the Super Bowl, college basketball, with a special focus on the ACC, Minnesota and Purdue, and wrap it up with the shortest edition of Twins talk yet.
The Twins didn't do a lot at the winter meetings, but Ryan and Kyle were able to make some wild speculation after the fact, based on what happened and didn't happen at the meetings and what the team still needs. The guys touch on the Cubs and discuss Ryan's pending trip and the site's 2 week vacation. Have a listen, won't you?
For the 30th episode of the podcast, Kyle is on assignment, and Katie Henning fills in. What is the deal with Mockingjay Part 2? Star Wars? Walking Dead? It's all discussed on this special edition of the Pod.
The Minnesota Twins made a trio of moves to kick off the offseason, that will be telling for the rest of the offseason. What, exactly, is it telling? That's the mystery Ryan and Kyle spend much of this weeks episode trying to figure out
Kyle and Ryan start talking about free agency... and then don't stop. For like an hour. Mostly, they look at the Twins and what the world thinks they should do, and what they think the Twins will do in free agency.
This was a very busy week in the state of Minnesota, with the passing of Flip Saunders, the retirement of Torii Hunter and Jerry Kill, as well as the World Series. There was way too much to talk about.
Back indoors for their tapings, Ryan and Kyle still spend most of their time talking about the Twins and baseball. There will be a greater array of sports coverage as the offseason rolls on, I promise
Ryan and Kyle look at the Twins with the season at its end, what may happen in the offseason, and reflecting on some of the positive developments of the regular season.
The Twins and Tigers sped things up mid game after a sluggish start, and Kyle and Ryan had a lot of nice things to say about the Twins and some of the surprise stars of the team this year. Some mentions of the Vikings, the Timberwolves, and a lot about the Colts also included.
Kyle and Ryan have an optimistic view of the Twins going forward. There was some reflection and comparison to today's opponent, the Houston Astros, and the different manner in which they are building their franchises. Naturally, this sppills into the guys speculating about building the Twins. There is no actual discussion about the Chris Herrmann shift, which the Astros actually employed.
It was the second podcast in a week, and the guys spent a lot of the time talking about a silly post on the internet, and who knows what else. Really, I don't reember,
The Twins are skidding hard, and yet, somehow, that's the least depressing thing the guys would talk about in what was a truly deplorable week in sports.
The guys try to play GM and prove one thing: Executing a trade is difficult, and that they don't know anything. There were nearly a couple of cycles, and Target Field was pretty loud. The Deadline is later this afternoon! Hopefully this whole danged thing is still relevant when it posts!
Ryan and Kyle give some post-break introspection about the Twins before they took on the Yankees in what would turn out to be one of the most dreadful games ever experienced. Conversation steers towards the Twins pitching staff, their lineup and their prospects for the future.
Perhaps the most meta episode of the podcast, Ryan and Kyle discuss the quality of their podcast, some of their favorites across the world of podcasting, and in general, realize that theirs could use some work. There were also many lamentations of how dull the game was on Friday night. Business picked up after the podcast concluded.