Aaron and John sample beers at Lynlake Brewery and talk about everyone (except them) being in the best shape of their lives, Paul Molitor's new clubhouse rules, Torii Hunter's oft-discussed leadership, Johan Santana's latest comeback with the Blue Jays, the power of rehetoric versus analysis, Jordan Schafer vs. Aaron Hicks, the Twins trying to find a leadoff hitter, managing expectations for Miguel Sano, and mailbag questions.

Direct download: Episode_183_The_Best_Shape_Of_His_Life.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:48 AM
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' top 10 prospects, Ron Gardenhire's plans for 2015, the big Miguel Sano comeback, eating and drinking at New Bohemia, Nick Punto's retirement, billion-dollar TV deals, how to get a proper anti-social haircut, Jose Berrios going topless, moving day, and mailbag questions.

Direct download: Episode_182_Topless_Aaron_and_Talkless_Haircuts.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:31 AM
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Aaron and John talk about Bovada's over/under line for the Twins' win total, James Shields finding a home, Andrew Wiggins vs. Byron Buxton, Jared Burton joining Scott Baker on the Yankees, how much the Twins rotation needs to improve, the best Twins rotations of the Ron Gardenhire era, the front office's expectations for 2015, Joe Mauer's past pitch-framing, and lots of mailbag questions.

Direct download: Episode_181_Twins_Killers_71_wins_and_Wiggins_vs_Buxton.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:54 AM
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Aaron and John talk about projecting the Twins' rotation and bullpen, Parker Hageman fathering another human, whether the Twins could have and/or should have signed James Shields, getting razors delivered from Harrys.com, burning cars, betting millions on Tommy Milone, baby-making and baby-sleeping, and almost getting into a fight with a drunk guy next to them (who later fell asleep and was kicked out).

Direct download: Pitching_Fatherhood_and_Drunken_Rappers.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 3:17 PM
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Aaron and John sample lot of beers at Lynlake Brewery, review Winter Meltdown talks with Minnesota Twins President Dave St. Peter and outfielder Jacque Jones, shift blame from John to Aaron for last week's lack of a podcast, speculate on the differences between Ron Gardenhire and Paul Molitor, wonder if the Twins will REALLY be the worst team in the American League, debate the Twins Opening Day Roster (hitters only), review Aaron's career as a point guard, talk scotch and answer mailbag questions. 

Direct download: Ep_179_Meltdown_Recap_and_Roster_Projection.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:46 AM
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Aaron and John hang out at 612 Brew and talk about the Twins' arbitration settlements, whether to offer Trevor Plouffe a long-term deal, FanGraphs' unfavorable projections for the Twins in 2015, the art on 612's new beer cans, Byron Buxton compared to Carlos Gomez, the perfect setting for Aaron's bachelor party, David Price's record-breaking arbitration salary, and next weekend's "Winter Meltdown" event.

Direct download: Arbitration_Extensions_and_Projections.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:40 AM
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Aaron and John meet at Mason's and talk about Jacque Jones' career and his upcoming appearance at the Twins Daily Winter Meltdown event, Joe Mauer's contract, crying babies, adding Blaine Boyer to the bullpen mix, staying away from Nick Punto, mailbag questions, and meeting the parents.

Direct download: Ep_177_Jacque_Jones_and_Meeting_The_In-Laws.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:31 AM
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Aaron and John meet at Stella's and discuss:

1:00 – Free agents and  MLB payrolls

7:00 – Phil Hughes Extension

21:00 – Tim Stauffer signing

36:00 – Ballpark effects

39:00 – Aaron’s Birthday

44:00 – Twins Daily Meltdown

46:00 – Farewell Chris Parmelee

52:00 – Twins catchers

55:00 – Going to Korea

59:00 – National Perception of the Twins

61:00 – Top 30 Tweeters

64:00 – Spring Training

68:15 – Aaron’s worst analogy ever

 

72:00 – Super Bowl Weekend

Direct download: Ep_176_Hughes_and_Stauffer.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:42 AM
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Aaron and John visit Mac’s Industrial Sports Bar and speculate on the Minnesota Twins remaining offseason plans, grill owner Michael Curry about how he bought his first bar, review the Twins new minor league coaching assignments, praise bad decisions on Christmas night, rank the Twins rotation versus the rest of the AL Central, eat WAY too much, anticipate Nick Punto’s return, encourage Aaron’s new foodie leanings and run through a mailbag. 

Direct download: Ep_175_Ranking_Rotations_and_Buying_Bars.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:18 AM
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins signing Ervin Santana for $55 million, picking J.R. Graham in the Rule 5 draft, revisiting the Ricky Nolasco signing, using Harry's Razors for your holiday shopping, incident-free press conferences, full rotations, dropping Chris Parmelee and Chris Colabello, signing Shane Robinson, payroll debates, and Eduardo Escobar rumors.

Direct download: Episode_174_Ervin_Santana.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:05 PM
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