Jan 18, 2019 • 59M

Mike Berardino Reveals Hall of Fame Ballot, Weighs In On Twins Payroll

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Brandon Warne
Brandon Warne not only hosts Locked on Twins, but also runs Access Twins -- a Substack newsletter dedicated to independent coverage of the Minnesota Twins. Warne has covered the Twins in some form or fashion for more than a decade in all forms, and is returning to Locked on Twins after a four-year hiatus.
Episode details

Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) shares his MLB Hall of Fame ballot with us, breaks down his decision to include/exclude certain players, and discusses the voting and balloting process a little bit. Then Brandon and Mike discuss the "Twins Winter Meltdown" on Twitter.

In This Episode:

  • Mike discusses the MLB HOF ballot process [2:00]

  • Should changes be made to the voting process? [8:00]

  • Fringe players that didn't quite make the cut [12:00]

  • Mike Berardino's ballot [15:00]

  • "Twins Winter Meltdown" [33:00]

Midwest Swing is a weekly podcast where Host Brandon Warne interviews experts, coaches, and players around the league on the state of the Minnesota Twins, The Major and Minor Leagues, and the latest MLB news.


Brandon Warne (@Brandon_Warne) is a Zone Coverage utility writer and our Minnesota Twins beat writer.

Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) is a Zone Coverage Minnesota Twins Contributing Writer. He has been covering the Twins since 2013 for The St. Paul Pioneer Press and Zone Coverage.

Tom Schreier (@tschreier3) is the proprietor of ZoneCoverage.com and previously wrote about Minnesota sports for Bleacher Report and Yahoo! Sports before joining 105 The Ticket in 2014.