Aaron and John discuss the last time the Twins went outside of the organization to hire a GM and then frame up the payroll, roster and arbitration decisions that Derek Falvey will face as GM, while they munch on sausages and mini corn dogs at New Bohemia Roseville

Direct download: Episode_281.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Aaron and John talk about why Aaron can't sleep and then review the MLB season by recalling each other's pre-season wagers while drinking beer and failing to finish off an enormous pretzel at New Bohemia in Eagan

Direct download: Ep_280_MLB_Review_and_Over-Under_Results.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:38pm EDT

Aaron and John talk about the Twins hiring Indians assistant general manager Derek Falvey to replace Terry Ryan, Byron Buxton's monster September, drinking beer and talking Red Sox at Fair State Brewing, guest Brandi Brown on stand-up comedy and being anti-baseball, and the worst season in Twins history mercifully coming to an end.

Direct download: Ep_279_The_Derek_Falvey_Era.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14pm EDT

Aaron and John talk about the Twins Daily pub crawl, Aaron's new job, the Twins' front office search nearing a decision, and talking beer and baseball with Parker Hageman of Twins Daily and Robert Kasak of 612 Brew

Direct download: Ep_278_Crawling_To_A_Hire.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:02pm EDT

Aaron and John talk about the Twins' ongoing front office search and break down the reported candidates, wonder about the value of Jim Pohlad's vote of confidence for Paul Molitor, dig into Jose Berrios tipping his pitches, reminisce about running into each other at the Iron Door Pub, look ahead to a top-two pick in the draft, wonder about a possible Joe Mauer-Kennys Vargas platoon, and try (and mostly fail) not to get overly excited about Byron Buxton's hot streak.

Direct download: Episode_277_Front_Office_Bosses.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:23am EDT

Aaron is at Wesslemania, so John is joined by Nick Nelson and Parker Hageman of TwinsDaily.com at the Summit Backyard Bash. They ask each other questions to frame the Twins offseason, including:

5:00 – What should the priority be for finding a catcher?

16 – How can the Twins improve the starting rotation this offseason?

36 – Why do the Twins Daily guys need to use Harry’s Razors?

39 – Should the new GM concentrate on patching the roster or starting over?

47 – Who are the best possible trade partners for Brian Dozier?

73 – What plans does John have for a local music podcast?

76 – Should Miguel Sano be at third base next year?

79 – Who closes games next year?

82 – What is the Twins rotation next year?

And a whole lot more....

Direct download: Ep_276_Offseason_Questions_v2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:58pm EDT

Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton's spectacular return weekend, Brian Dozier's spectacular three months, Paul Molitor changing his mind on Jorge Polanco, why the pitching staff remains the biggest problem, the upside and downside of finishing a book, Trevor Plouffe's future hanging on the balance, saying goodbye to KFAN for the season, and re-watching the 1987 and 1991 World Series.

Direct download: gatg_9_4_16_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:12pm EDT

Aaron and John talk about the Twins' losing skid, six-year run of awful pitching, the planned front office regime change beyond just a new GM, similarities with Tom Kelly, Andy MacPhail, and Carl Pohlad, Tyler Duffey and Jose Berrios demotions, filling the roster with replacement-level talent, and Oswaldo Arcia's ongoing journey across baseball.

Direct download: gatg_8_28_16_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:02pm EDT

Aaron and guest co-host Nick Nelson talk about the Twins' ugly series in Kansas City, the next wave of pitching prospects, shopping for a catcher this offseason, the pros and cons of trading Brian Dozier, Jorge Polanco as a shortstop, Adalberto Mejia's debut, Hector Santiago's awful start, and Oswaldo Arcia hitting the waiver wire.

Direct download: gatg_8_21_16_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:14pm EDT

It's a special midweek all-mailbag edition as Aaron and John enjoy 30th anniversary beers at Summit Brewery and answer listener questions about the Twins, Bob Mould in concert, foul balls and their first lie with frequent interruptions by The Voice of Reason. 

Direct download: Episode_272_August_Mailbag.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27pm EDT






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