Deep Cuts with the Minnesota Twins

Covering your Minnesota Twins means going beyond the dugout and diamond. This is the show that invites you in and introduces the other side to the players and coaches when they are away from the ballpark. This is Deep Cuts with the Minnesota Twins.

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Past Shows

March 29 - Download »
We wrap up "Deep Cuts" with a visit from EVP/CBO Derek Falvey, who is considering the final moves as assembles the roster of players who will head North. He discusses the balancing act of weighing what's best right now verses the bigger picture. Plus, what has surprised him the most in his first Spring Training with the Twins?

March 22 - Download »
This week's show features longtime Twin Michael Cuddyer, who talked about his new role as a special assistant for the club. He discussed how the time is now for the Twins' young outfielders, and has a unique stance on the World Baseball Classic and its impact. Ryan Pressly starts his fifth season with Twins, and he stops by to chat about his role in the bullpen. Then, Cuddyer tells you the baseball movies to watch to get ready for the season when he takes three cuts.

March 15 - Download »
We are half way through the Twins Spring Training schedule and this week's episode of Deep Cuts starts the discussion of who is going to come north with the team. ByungHo Park joins the show as he continues his success from the plate while looking to reclaim his spot on the 25-man roster. Park goes on to talk about his rehab from wrist surgery and the adjustments he's made in his second year with the Twins. We also introduce you to new Twins coach Jeff Pickler who enters the season as the coordinator of Major League development. Pickler talks about the increased attention to analytics and how to balance the numbers with the story on the field. He is also introduced to Three Cuts with a perspective on the popularity of Peyton Manning and Todd Helton at his alma mater, University of Tennessee.

March 1 - Download »
The Minnesota Twins have officially kicked off their Spring Training schedule! Twins ace Ervin Santana stops by the show as he discusses a change behind the plate, in terms of the leadership in the clubhouse and a young pitcher that's impressed him early in camp. Craig Breslow has found his way back to the organization. He discusses the unique way he reunited with the team and his new look delivery. Breslow wraps up the show with three cuts about film festivals and his career on the mound.

February 22 - Download »
After having a setback a few weeks ago in his return from surgery, Glen Perkins threw 15 pitches today at Spring Training and said he is very pleased with how it felt. Perkins also covered a wide variety of topics, including the impact the game will feel from the retirement of some long time umpires. We also check up with Jeff Smith, who after 21 seasons got his call to show and joins the Twins Major League coaching staff. Smitty discusses that and his role in working with the catchers. All that and more on this week's show of Deep Cuts!

February 15 - Download »
Fresh off the mound from the first day of Spring Training for pitchers and catchers, Kyle Gibson joins the show to talks about the first day, changes to his offseason throwing program and more. We also catch up with the Twins' 2014 top draft pick Nick Gordon, who will be going to Major League camp for the first time. We talk about some of the top promotions at Target Field in 2017, and then Gibby rejoins us for three cuts.

February 8 - Download »
On this week's episode of Deep Cuts with the Minnesota Twins, we catch up with Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey on the flurry of roster moves before Spring Training gets underway. Derek discussed what went into taking Byung Ho Park off the 40 man roster and how LaTroy Hawkins and Michael Cuddyer led to the acquisition of Matt Belisle. Speaking of Belisle, he joins the show with less than a week before pitchers and catchers report to camp. He discusses the impact of Hawkins and Cuddyer as well as how he hopes to impact this young Twins bullpen. Belisle is then introduced to Twins Territory in this week's 3 Cuts.

February 1 - Download »
New hitting coach James Rowson stops by this week's show and discusses how struggles as a player will help him with his new job. Plus, we look back at one of the highlights from TwinsFest, as the Twins announced Tom Kelly will be honored with a statue at Target Field.

January 25 - Download »
Deep Cuts hits the road for Twins Caravan this week. We caught up with Tommy Watkins as he gets set for his first season as the manager of Cedar Rapids. Plus, Trevor May talks about his busy off-season and Byron Buxton discusses building off his September success, his favorite candy and more.

January 18 - Download »
This week's Deep Cuts features Manager Paul Molitor as he goes in depth on what veteran leadership looks like and how to continue to mentor young players. Joe Mauer also joins the show as he enters his 14th season in the majors and what he is still learning about the game. Finally, Mauer steps in for 3 cuts as he discusses go to Billy Joel karaoke song.

January 11 - Download »
This week's episode of Deep Cuts features new Twins Second baseman Brian Dozier as he discusses his offseason filled with trade rumors. Also, new Twins General Manager Thad Levine joins the program to weigh in on those Dozier trade talks as well as the remaining talent on the free agent market and the team's recent moves. We wrap up this week's show by introducing Levine to 3 cuts as we learn more about the Twins new leadership.

January 4 - Download »
Deep Cuts with the Minnesota Twins debuts with a new vision from Executive Vice President, Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey. He discusses the Brian Dozier trade rumors as well as his focus before the start of Spring Training. We are also joined by Catcher Jason Castro as he shares his excitement to begin work with the Twins pitching staff and then he takes "3 Cuts" as we learn more about the newest member of the Twins.