Aaron and John talk about the Twins optimism surrounding signing Yu Darvish, a summer of the Fernando Rodney Experience, the future-oriented baseball deal for Michael Pineda, the Twins gains and losses in MLB Rule 5 draft and their secret admirers in the Nippon Ham Fighters front office.  Sponsored by Sota Stick Co

Direct download: Ep_348_Fernando_Rodney_Is_Friday_Night_Pizza.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:42pm EST
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Aaron and John are at Tin Whiskers and talk about the Minnesota Twins' latest front office addition Josh Kalk, trading spending room for baseball prospects Jacob Pearson and David Banuelos, signing Yunior Severino for $2.5 million, Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees, Shohei Ohtani to the Angels, the court battle over sports gambling, Thad Levine being true to this word, and the first batch of MLB free agent pitcher signings.

Direct download: Episode_347_-_Zero_to_100_Real_Quick.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 4:00pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about
- The slow start of the offseason & why we blame Derek Jeter (5:00)
- Minnesota Twins chances of signing Shohei Ohtani (17)
- the Twins pursuit of top free agent starting pitchers (34)
- The departure of Byung-Ho Park (42)
- Arbitration non-decisions (63)
- A few (very) minor league signings (71)
- Minor league coaching musical chairs (79)
- The 10 year anniversary of training for Delmon Young (92)
- Terminator: both the movie and the Twins closer (99)
- How the Wolves won a customer for life (104).

Direct download: Episode_346_The_Shohei_Show.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:18pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about 40-man roster additions and unprotected prospects, a couple of juicy baseball trade rumors for young aces, the Minnesota Twins' history in the Rule 5 MLB draft, targeting contract extensions for Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, and more, what to do with Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer after next season, payroll optimism and pessimism, Jason Castro one year later, and remembering Terry Doyle.

Direct download: Ep_345_Protected_Prospects_and_Extension_Candidates.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:20pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Paul Molitor winning Manager of the Year, targeting right-handed hitters for an outfield role, giving up a draft pick to sign a free agent, voiding Jelfrey Marte's contract, the odds signing Shohei Ohtani, playing poker in Vegas with Lou Piniella, and doing your holiday shopping with our sponsors.

Direct download: Episode_344_MOY.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 4:00pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' free agent options for bullpen help, new bench coach Derek Shelton, Byron Buxton and Brian Dozier winning Gold Glove awards, another round of 40-man roster trimming, Michael Tonkin being sold to Japan, Doug Mientkiewicz as Ron Gardenhire's understudy, and Mitch Garver's path to playing time.

Direct download: Ep_343_Reliever_Roulette.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 5:00pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' offseason needs, limited free agent starting pitching options, Miguel Sano's surgery to insert a titanium rod into his leg, Twins Daily's Offseason Handbook, losing Daniel Palka and Randy Rosario on waivers, Rick Anderson joining Ron Gardenhire in Detroit, Duck Duck Gray Duck, Francisco Liriano winning a World Series, and reviewing the preseason AL Central over/under picks.

Direct download: Ep_342.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:38pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' new pitching coach Garvin Alston, the appropriate level of happiness or anger for Gold Glove awards, Glen Perkins' future, pitching coach musical chairs, the Yankees firing Joe Girardi, reviewing the AL East preseason over/under bets, and BBQ Buddies.

Direct download: Episode_341.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 5:00pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Ron Gardenhire's return to the AL Central with the Tigers, the Twins' pitching coach search, their Friday night activities, Baseball America editor-in-chief John Manuel joining the Twins' scouting department, betting on Nick Blackburn, plugging books and handbooks, Delmon Young's clean slate in Australia, and the results of the preseason AL West over/under picks.

Direct download: Episode_340The_Return_of_Gardy.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:00pm EST
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Aaron and John react to the Twins manager Paul Molitor's contract extension, preview how much the Twins will have to spend this offseason, debate Brian Dozier's future with the Twins, and discuss whether or not Miguel Sano should play third base next year.

Direct download: Episode_339_Molitor_Extension_and_Twins_Payroll.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:54pm EST
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