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
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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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Aaron and John visit Sociable Cider Werks and talk about the Minnesota Twins signing Torii Hunter, the varied paths of Carleton grads, a tutorial on defensive metrics, and reactions to Hunter's press conference comments.

Direct download: Talking_Torii.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:03 AM
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Aaron and John welcome special guest Steve "Randball's Stu" Neuman for beers at Summit Brew Hall and talk about filling out the Twins' coaching staff, having Torii Hunter feelings, Miguel Sano and 40-man roster additions, good charities and $100,000, The Sportive podcast, and trying out for The Voice.

Direct download: Episode_172_BSing_with_Stu.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:30 PM
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Aaron and John talk about the free agent outfielders available to the Minnesota Twins, the process arbitration and this offseason's decisions, introducing Starflyer 59's latest album, the latest (in-house) additions to Paul Molitor’s coaching staff, donating to Aaron Purmont’s family,and reviewing Fritos Chili Pizza.

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Direct download: Episode_171_Free_Agent_Outfielder.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:40 AM
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Aaron and John go to Town Hall Brewery and talk about Paul Molitor officially being hired as Twins manager, a Torii Hunter reunion, Tom Brunansky returning as hitting coach, last week's impromptu chat with Tim McIntosh, thoughts from Molitor's press conference, bad newspaper columnists, good bourbon, and being woken up by Molitor on a Saturday morning. 

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Direct download: Ep_170_New_Regime_and_Town_Hall_Brewery.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:01 PM
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