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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Joe Mauer weekend at Target Field, the latest batch of absurd Twins hitting numbers, another week spent thinking ahead to bullpen trades, the Twins' remaining schedule, sports betting and wearables, and Rocco Baldelli vs. Tom Kelly.

Direct download: Episode_431.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:12pm EDT
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Aaron and John announce big show news, say goodbye (for now) to Willians Astudillo, and talk about missing out on Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel, Byron Buxton's latest jaw-dropping highlight, Max Kepler's three-homer game, Keoni Cavaco and the Twins' draft class, and potential playoff matchups.

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Direct download: Episode_430_Announcement_and_Astudillo.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:34pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins lapping the AL Central, whether the Twins should be in the mix for Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel, if it's crazy to focus on the playoffs when making midseason moves, Miguel Sano and Mitch Garver returning, Nelson Cruz being on the verge of a return, Byron Buxton doing Byron Buxton things, and what to make of Devin Smeltzer.

Direct download: Ep_429_Is_Kimbrel_Coming.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:33pm EDT
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Aaron is attending a wedding in an apple orchard, so John is joined by Parker Hageman of Twins Daily. They talk about the source of the Twins' power surge, breakthroughs in the Twins' attendance, the impact of Rocco Baldelli on the organization, how this year compares to the 2001 Twins season, and whether Joe Mauer's $23 million expiring contract is a key factor in this season's success.

Direct download: Episode_428_Bomba.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 4:43pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Nelson Cruz and Mitch Garver getting hurt, Miguel Sano and Willians Astudillo taking their place, calling up Luis Arraez for the first time, demoting Trevor Hildenberger to Triple-A, killing the win, saying goodbye to Addison Reed, and Byron Buxton's spot in the batting order.

Direct download: Episode_427_2019-05-19.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 4:40pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins boasting the best record in baseball, Willians Astudillo's return, Miguel Sano's impending return, what to do about a struggling Trevor Hildenberger, Mitch Garver refusing to stop, smart ideas to improve Target Field attendance, and breaking down the Twins' vastly improved defense.

Direct download: Episode_426_The_Return_of_Sano.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 4:22pm EDT
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Aaron and John do a live podcast with 150-plus listeners and special guest Tyler George at First Draft Taproom and Kitchen.

Direct download: Ep_425_Live_at_First_Draft_FINAL.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:52pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins making it through hell week with a winning record, Miguel Sano nearing a comeback, Martin Perez's magical cutter, the unique nature of the rebuilt lineup, Rocco Baldelli learning how to manage a bullpen on the fly, and Mitch Garver's pitch-framing improvement.

Direct download: Episode_424_Are_the_Twins_for_real.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:38pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' record-shattering power numbers, preparing for one of the toughest weeks of the season, Willians Astudillo going on the injured list, Matt Magill returning to the bullpen, Justin Morneau vs. Bert Blyleven, and how the bullpen could evolve from weakness to strength.

Direct download: Episode_423_2019-04-28.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:22pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' fireworks show in Baltimore, debating the merits of pursuing Craig Kimbrel, Byron Buxton's doubles spree, Trevor Hildenberger the fire-fighter, Francisco Lindor rejoining the Indians, and spies reporting on John Bonnes in the wild.

Direct download: Ep_422_Bashing_Baltimore_and_Considering_Kimbrel.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:31pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about getting bumped by Tiger Woods, the end of constant off days on the Twins' schedule, big changes up and down the lineup, making sense of a three-headed catching monster, Tyler Austin's new home, embarrassing Donkey Kong skills, 612 Brew beers, and the latest injury updates on Miguel Sano, Addison Reed, and Matt Magill.

Direct download: Ep_421_Tigers_and_Tiger_2019-04-14.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:22pm EDT
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Aaron and John return to the radio and talk about the ever-growing legend of Willians Astudillo, early impressions of Rocco Baldelli, Tyler Austin's brief stay on the roster, Byron Buxton's promising start, Michael Pineda showing big-time stuff, and joining the Costco world.

Direct download: Final_Final_Show.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:53pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk Twins and watch a 5-4 Twins win with 100-plus listeners at Able Brewery.

Direct download: ep_419_FINAL.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:09am EDT
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Aaron and John record half the show before the Twins' home opener and half the show after the Twins' home opener, with a great day of baseball in between.

Direct download: ep_418_final.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:33am EDT
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Aaron and John preview the Minnesota Twins' 2019 season, make their over/under bets for the Twins and the rest of the AL Central, react to the Twins' late roster moves, and announce this year's Tuesday Taproom Tour.

Direct download: 417_final.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 4:12pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton's hot spring, Max Kepler and Jorge Polanco atop the lineup, Tyler Austin vs. C.J. Cron, and previewing the AL East and AL West using Vegas' over/under numbers.

Direct download: ep_416_final.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:44pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Miguel Sano's latest setback and Marwin Gonzalez having his first problem to fix, Willians Astudillo's rising odds to make the Opening Day roster, Martin Perez throwing 105 mph (give or take), drinking beer and eating burgers at Invictus Brewing, and selling 22,000 words for five bucks.

Direct download: ep_415_FINAL.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:30pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about first impressions of Rocco Baldelli, how Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton can't win for losing, Michael Pineda's expectations, "losing" Zack Granite, signing Craig Kimbrel versus signing Jim Pohlad, drinking beer at Chapel Brewing, and finding a reason to keep Willians Astudillo.  

Direct download: Ep_414_FINAL.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 4:02pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins signing super-utility man Marwin Gonzalez for $21 million, how to view an offseason that's half full and half empty, what Gonzalez's arrival means for Jake Cave, Willians Astudillo, and Ehire Adrianza, the bullpen breakdown and trusting Matt Magill, Ervin Santana's return to the AL Central, and what options are left for the Twins to actually add some pitching help.

Direct download: ep_413_FINAL.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 4:23pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about one of them being in Fort Myers for Twins spring training, contract extensions for Jorge Polanco and Max Kepler, the odds of Jose Berrios soon joining the extension club, news that Fernando Romero is headed to the bullpen, Miguel Sano showing up in better shape, and Rocco Baldelli's timeline for turning this thing around.

Direct download: Ep_412_Final.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' PECOTA projections, expectations on Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton, signing Lucas Duda, payroll theories, buying into Willians Astudillo, and the intrigue of minor-league deals. Sponsored by Barrel Theory, Native, and Pick and Shovel.

Direct download: ep_411_final.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:16pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Rocco Baldelli vs. Paul Molitor, Miguel Sano vs. Byron Buxton, Tyler Austin vs. Fernando Romero, attendance vs. television revenue, and a musical throwback.

Direct download: ep_410_final.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 5:45pm EDT
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Live from Twins Daily's sixth annual Winter Meltdown event, with special guests Michael Cuddyer, Dan Hayes, Betsy Helfand, Do-Hyoung Park, Nick Nelson, and 400 of our closest friends.

Direct download: Ep_409_final.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 4:57pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins signing Martin Perez just seconds before the show started, the nearly empty free agent reliever shelves, why the Twins' lack of spending should leave fans disappointed, returning to KFAN for another season on the radio, selling out the Winter Meltdown, and Willians Astudillo finishing runner-up to Delmon Young. 

Direct download: Ep_408_final.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:27am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Blake Parker joining the Twins' bullpen, Miguel Sano and Willians Astudillo making winter ball headlines, announcing Michael Cuddyer as the Winter Meltdown special guest, arbitration settlements, Brian Dozier's new home, and the earliest over/under lines. Sponsored by Away Travel & Harry's Razors.

Direct download: ep_407_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about projecting Nelson Cruz, the shrinking reliever market, games by Robert Kasak, Adalberto Mejia's odds of snagging a rotation spot, Ron Gardenhire's anniversary, losing Aaron Slegers, and mailbag questions from listeners. Sponsored by Simple Contacts, Mack Weldon, RxBar & 612 Brew.

Direct download: ep_406_FINAL.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Minnesota Twins signing six-time All-Star slugger Nelson Cruz.

Direct download: ep_405_FINAL.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:34am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins walking a fine line between patient and inactive, retiring Joe Mauer's number, Target Field vs. Metrodome payroll numbers, the latest on Nelson Cruz and free agent pitching help, the Winter Meltdown selling out, and mailbag questions from listeners. Sponsored by Robinhood

Direct download: Episode_404_FINAL.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 4:31pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Nelson Cruz and Edwin Encarnacion rumors, the Twins' remaining bullpen and rotation options, Byron Buxton's first public comments since September, Tyler Jay going unpicked in the Rule 5 draft, Lance Lynn getting a three-year deal, and lots of mailbag questions from listeners. Sponsored by Able Brewery + Seedhouse, Animales BBQ, Sota Stick and Away Travel

Direct download: ep_403_final.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:16am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins signing All-Star second baseman Jonathan Schoop and utility infielder Ronald Torreyes, what the current payroll looks like, what's next on the offseason to-do list, agreeing with Ricky Nolasco about late-night pizza, and arguing about really dumb stuff. Sponsored by Casper Mattresses and Tin Whiskers Brewery

Direct download: Episode_402_final.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:28pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins adding C.J. Cron as Joe Mauer's replacement, non-tendering Robbie Grossman, where Tyler Austin stands, picking through the best of the non-tenders, why Cron might be closer to Eddie Rosario than to Logan Morrison, mailbag questions from listeners, and why the Bonneses are very much like the Legends. Sponsored by Pick and Shovel, Harry's Razors, and Simple Contacts.

Direct download: Ep_401_final.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:21pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins adding Nick Gordon and other prospects to the 40-man roster, not protecting Tyler Jay from the Rule 5 draft, reviewing the best free agent bullpen options, Paul Goldschmidt and Sonny Gray rumors, selling Alan Busenitz to Japan, Bill Evers adding some age to the coaching staff, and what to do when someone brings you 700 percent more food than you ordered. Sponsored by Pick & Shovel and Lynlake Brewery.

Direct download: Ep_400_Final.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 4:40pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about pitching coach Wes Johnson and the rest of the Twins' new-look coaching staff, why college is such an untapped resource in baseball, the Twins' search for rotation help via free agency, how much of Zack Greinke's contract is too much, and the latest huge money score for MLB owners. Sponsored by Headflyer Brewing, Robinhood and Sota Stick

Direct download: ep_399_final.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 4:58pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Joe Mauer making his retirement official, what his Hall of Fame case will look like in five years, the Twins' free agent options at first base and third base, Kennys Vargas going to Japan, reported interest in J.A. Happ, speculation about interest in Carlos Santana, and taking in the views at the new Bonnes Sky Cabin. Sponsored by Hopsy, Away Travel and Casper Mattresses

Direct download: Ep_398_Final.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:15am EDT
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John and Aaron talk about big changes to the Twins' coaching staff, Bert Blyleven's reduced role with FSN, and the Twins' options for free agent help at second base and shortstop. Sponsored by 612 Brew, Harry's Razors, and Simple Contacts

Direct download: Ep_397_final.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:46pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about new Twins manager Rocco Baldelli, how he differs from Paul Molitor, his unique baseball path, the difficulty in evaluating any manager, and what the Twins' coaching staff may look like under him. Plus, buying a condo, a longtime scout sues the Twins, Eduardo Escobar stays in Arizona, and the identity of The Big Kielbasa. Sponsored by Utepils Brewing, SeatGeek, and Robinhood. 

Direct download: ep_396_FINAL.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 2:49pm EDT
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Aaron and John pour their own beers at First Draft Taproom & Kitchen and talk about the Twins' narrowing their list of manager candidates, Derek Shelton's background and chances as an in-house option, Ryan Pressly's post-trade comments about working with the Astros vs. the Twins, laying out the 2019 payroll, upcoming arbitration decisions, and which areas the Twins definitely need to address this offseason. Sponsored by Sota Stick and Away Travel

Direct download: ep_395_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:29pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' managerial search including Rocco Baldelli and Hensley Meulens, Miguel Sano making headlines for the wrong reasons again, the ever-changing use of relievers in the playoffs, and reviewing preseason over/under picks for each AL team. Sponsored by Casper Mattresses and RxBar

Direct download: ep_394_FINAL.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:44pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' decision to fire Paul Molitor, the good and bad of his four-year tenure as manager, what the front office might be looking for in his replacement, and names to watch as the interview process begins. Sponsored by Bombfell and Harry's Razors

Direct download: ep_393_FINAL.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:10pm EDT
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Aaron and John head to Target Field to see Joe Mauer's (probable) final game, and talk about Mauer's great Twins career and the Twins' not-so-great season. Sponsored by Robinhood and Simple Contacts.

Direct download: Ep_392_final.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:43pm EDT
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Aaron goes solo to talk about The Legend of Willians Astudillo and the Twins' catching situation for 2019, plus lots of mailbag questions from listeners and a roundtable discussion featuring Baseball Prospectus and Twins Daily writers. Sponsored by Bombfell and SeatGeek.

Direct download: BonnesDFA.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:21pm EDT
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Twins general manager Thad Levine sat down with Aaron for an extended interview as part of Baseball Prospectus Night at Target Field, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Sponsored by Sota Stick, RxBar, and Away Travel.

Direct download: 390_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:32pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about returning to podcast-only mode after another season on KFAN, whether the Twins can reload or need another rebuild, the latest on Byron Buxton vs. the Twins, Stephen Gonsalves' very rough first taste of the majors, Miguel Sano being carted off the field, and mailbag questions from listeners. Sponsored by Eero, Casper Mattresses and Iron Door Pub.

Direct download: 389_COMPLETE_v2.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:35am EDT
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Aaron and John watch Trevor May get shelled and Miguel Sano get injured while answering Minnesota Twins questions from the Tuesday Taproom Tour audience at Able Seedhouse + Brewing.  

Direct download: Ep388_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:03pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' decision not to make Byron Buxton a September call-up and what it means for his future, plus the pros and cons of "The Opener" strategy, trading Bobby Wilson for Chris Gimenez, Jorge Polanco's declining defense, Jake Cave forcing the issue, and mailbag questions from listeners. Sponsored by Harry's Razors, Pick and Shovel Wear and Bye, Goff & Rohde

Direct download: 9-2_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:20pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about their night at Target Field with Twins GM Thad Levine and 150 friends, Joe Mauer's latest milestone and 2019 outlook, a too-early glance at the upcoming free agent market, Eddie Rosario's ups and downs, Stephen Gonsalves' rough first taste of the majors, Jake Cave's growing fan club, and mailbag questions from listeners. Sponsored by Rotowire, Seatgeek and Bye, Goff & Rohde.

Direct download: 8-26_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:13pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the end of Ervin Santana's Twins career, the beginning of Stephen Gonsalves career, Miguel Sano continuing to look good, Tyler Austin and Joe Mauer hitting homers, breaking down the possible payroll plans for 2019, and celebrating seven years of podcasting. Sponsored by Sota Stick, RxBar, Rotowire, Away Travel, and Bye, Goff and Rohde

Direct download: 8-19_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:32pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins trading Fernando Rodney, Logan Morrison's season mercifully coming to an end, Kohl Stewart's surprising call-up and MLB debut, Tyler Austin getting his big chance, Ervin Santana's bad pitching and headline-grabbing quotes, and the upcoming event at Target Field with general manager Thad Levine. Sponsored by Simple Contacts, Casper Mattresses and Bye, Goff & Rohde.

Direct download: 2018-08-12_FIXED.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:24pm EDT
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Aaron and John answer questions about the Twins from the audience at their Tuesday Taproom Tour event at Lynlake Brewery

Direct download: Ep383_finished.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins trading Brian Dozier, Lance Lynn, and Zach Duke at the deadline, updating the Twins' top prospect rankings to include trade pickups, looking ahead to the 2019 payroll and offseason plans, Free Johan!, and Trevor May's long comeback finally reaching the majors. Sponsored by Pick and Shovel, Simple Contacts, Harry's Razors, Seatgeek and Bye, Goff & Rohde

Direct download: 2018-08-05_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:37pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins trading Eduardo Escobar and Ryan Pressly, the scouting reports on the five prospects they received, the odds of Brian Dozier, Kyle Gibson, and others also being on the move before the deadline, Miguel Sano's rushed return, Ervin Santana's lack of velocity, and letting everyone slide into our DMs. Sponsored by Pick & Shovel, Simple Contacts, Eero, and Bye, Goff & Rohde.

Direct download: 7-29_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:22pm EDT
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Aaron and John are joined by Paul "Meatsauce" Lambert and 144 #MNTwins fans for their live broadcast at Utepils Brewing, where they talk about the Twins' options at the trade deadline. You can join them at their next live podcast Tuesday August 7th at Lynlake Brewing by visiting TuesdayTaproomTour.com.

Direct download: Ep_380_Utepils.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:36pm EDT
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Aaron and guest co-host Matthew Trueblood talk about the Twins laying an egg in Kansas City, Ervin Santana's "ready or not" return to the rotation, how much the Twins could get for Brian Dozier and Eduardo Escobar, why it might make sense to shop Kyle Gibson and Ryan Pressly too, and what the next two months have in store for Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton. Sponsored by Bye, Goff, and Rohde, RXBAR, and Simple Contacts.

Direct download: 7-22_whole_show.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:10pm EDT
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Aaron and guest co-host Parker Hageman talk about a good final week of a rough first half, Kyle Gibson's slider-based turnaround, Brian Dozier getting back on track, the enigma of Max Kepler, trade deadline candidates, Logan Morrison and Addison Reed going on the disabled list, and how much longer the Twins can stick with Matt Belisle. Sponsored by Bye, Goff, and Rohde, SotaStick, and SeatGeek.

Direct download: 7-15_whole_show.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:01pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins beating up on the lowly Orioles, looking ahead to a month of being sellers without a ton to actually sell, Jake Cave and the upside of fresh blood, Mitch Garver vs. Bobby Wilson, Jorge Polanco's return to shortstop, Byron Buxton's open-ended Triple-A stay, and The Purge. Sponsored by Bye, Goff & Rohde, Brady Mason, Casper Mattresses and Away Travel

Direct download: 7-8_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:36pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk whether the Twins' playoff hopes are already over, the legend of Willians Astudillo, an ugly weekend in Chicago, Jorge Polanco's return from suspension, how many horrible things must happen for a team to look like this, Alan Busenitz vs. Matt Belisle, the next Tuesday Taproom Tour, Joe Mauer's loaded numbers. Sponsored by Bye, Goff & Rohde, Pick and Shovel, Mack Weldon and Harry's Razors

Direct download: 7-1_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:37pm EDT
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Aaron and John podcast live from Modist Brewing and answer the audience's Minnesota Twins questions at their first Tuesday Taproom Tour stop. 

Direct download: Live_From_Modist_and_the_Tuesday_Taproom_Tour.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 5:25pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Jose Berrios living up to the hype, Brian Dozier playing himself out of a qualifying offer, Fernando Romero going back to Triple-A, giving Alan Busenitz another look, more bad rehab updates for Ervin Santana, whether to blame Paul Molitor for awful baserunning, and how much of the 25-man roster is in the Twins' plans beyond 2018. Sponsored by Bye, Goff & Rohde, Molekule, Warby Parker, Simple Contacts, and RxBar.

Direct download: 6-24_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:28pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Miguel Sano's demotion to Single-A, the Twins reuniting with Matt Belisle, Joe Mauer returning from the disabled list, how injuries skew perceptions, Jorge Polanco's latest setback, and friend of the podcast Hans Van Slooten joining the Twins' front office. Sponsored by Bye, Goff & Rohde, Casper Mattresses, Seatgeek and Nutrafol.

Direct download: 2018-06-17_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:20pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' bullpen and their WPA, Jake Cave's big game and potential role, ranting about looking ahead to the trade deadline too soon, Miguel Sano's ongoing struggles, where first-round pick Trevor Larnach fits among the Twins' top prospects, how Eduardo Escobar could fit beyond 2018, sports intellectual rights with Tracy Tool and Bob Parsons of Bye, Goff & Rohde, and Tuesday Taproom Tour details. Sponsored by Sota Stick, Casper Mattresses and Away Travel

Direct download: 06-10-08_complete.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:53pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Eddie Rosario's monster game giving the Twins a series win versus the Indians, Byron Buxton's short-lived and misguided return from the disabled list, our upcoming Tuesday Taproom Tour, Ervin Santana's rehab setback, Kyle Gibson's changing pitch usage, previewing the draft, and having burner accounts on Twitter. Sponsored by Pick & Shovel, Harry's Razors, Seatgeek, and Bollito's

Direct download: 6-3_everything.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:32pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Miguel Sano's return from the disabled list, the Twins trading Phil Hughes in a deal that had very little to do with Phil Hughes, Byron Buxton looking lost and hurt, Fernando Romero's great first five starts, Chris Carter and Nick Gordon joining Triple-A Rochester, and the brutal nature of walk-off losses. Sponsored by Billoto's Sauce, Sota Stick, Rover & Away Travel.

Direct download: Ep_370.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:43pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Joe Mauer joining the Twins' crowded disabled list, Jake Cave's call-up, Jason Castro's season-ending surgery, the clock ticking on Lance Lynn, opening the floodgates on sports gambling with our friends from Bye, Goff & Rohde, Juan Soto making us feel old, and a delayed "Black Panther" review. Sponsored by Simple Contacts and RXBar

Direct download: 5-20_COMPLETE_-_edited.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Kyle Gibson's latest breakthrough, return timetables for Trevor May and Ervin Santana, Lance Lynn refusing to throw strikes, Eddie Rosario's continued mashing, Fernando Romero vs. Shohei Ohtani, the Twins' bullpen showing signs of competence, and Mitch Garver coming through in the clutch. Sponsored by Seatgeek and Away Travel

Direct download: 2018-05-13_whole_show.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:09pm EDT
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Aaron and guest co-host Nick Nelson talk about the Twins getting back on track against the White Sox, Fernando Romero's great debut, Jason Castro's knee injury, Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton recovering slowly, Joe Mauer and Brian Dozier flipping, and Royce Lewis' hot start in the minors. Sponsored by Bye, Goff, and Rohde, Casper, and Harry's.

Direct download: 4-6_part_2.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:58pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' horrible stretch of losses to the Rays, Yankees, and Reds, plus Byron Buxton's health status, the best start of Kyle Gibson's career, Luke Bard and Tyler Kinley losing the Rule 5 gambit, bullpen musical chairs, Mitch Garver vs. Jason Castro, and the ghost of Ron Davis. Sponsored by Bye, Goff & Rohde, RxBar, Rover and Pick & Shovel

 

Direct download: 4-29_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:35pm EDT
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Aaron and guest co-host Parker Hageman talk about the Twins' ugly series against the Rays, Jose Berrios' dominance, Phil Hughes' debut, Byron Buxton's migraines, bullpen issues, Logan Morrison and Robbie Grossman struggling, silly unwritten rules, and amateur baseball in the upper Midwest. Sponsored by Mack Weldon, Seatgeek, and Bye, Goff, and Rohde.

Direct download: 4-22_PART_2.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:26pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about snow wiping away three games at Target Field, Joe Mauer's 2,000th career hit and Hall of Fame chances, Jose Berrios' dominant outings, Byron Buxton's stolen base excellence, Paul Molitor's usage of Zach Duke, Ryan LaMarre making way for Alan Busenitz, Ervin Santana, Trevor May, and Michael Pineda on the comeback trail, and betting on whether Bonnes or Gleeman lives longer. Sponsored by Sota Stick, Away Travel, and Bye, Goff & Rhode.

Direct download: 2018-04-15_Final.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:28pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins playing home games in between snowouts, the Fernando Rodney Experience, the John Bonnes College Experience, changing plans for Phil Hughes, reports that Byron Buxton, Jose Berrios, and Max Kepler turned down contract extensions, bullpen leverage, agreeing to do one book signing, and drinking beer at Chapel Brewing. Sponsored by Delaware North, Casper Mattresses, Seatgeek, and Draft

Direct download: Ep_363_FINAL.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 4:15pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Minnesota Twins' opening weekend series against the Orioles, Paul Molitor's in-game decision-making, scoreless starts from Jake Odorizzi, Kyle Gibson, and Jose Berrios, the Kennys Vargas waiver wire saga, Ryan LaMarre's surprising path to a roster spot, and getting the red-ass about bunting. Sponsored by Delaware North, Simple Contacts, Harry's Razors & Pick and Shovel

Direct download: ep_362_Opening_Day.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:50pm EDT
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Aaron and John discuss the impact of Jorge Polanco's suspension, preview the 2018 Minnesota Twins season, review John's brush with Olympic curling greatness, "bet" on the rest of the AL Central and revel in Aaron's new life as a book distributor. Sponsored by Pick and Shovel, Seatgeek, RxBar & Brady Mason

Direct download: Ep_361_Twins_Season_Preview.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:10pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Minnesota Twins cutting Kennys Vargas loose and acquiring Jake Cave from the Yankees, clarifying the fifth starter competition, and previewing the AL East and AL West divisions by way of Las Vegas over/under lines. Sponsored by Sota Stick, Away Travel and Casper Mattresses

Direct download: 2018_Over-Under_Pt_1.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:55pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Minnesota Twins signing Lance Lynn to a contract no one could have expected at the beginning of the offseason, John's two weeks at Twins spring training, releasing Anibal Sanchez, the payroll rising to $130 million, grading the Twins' entire offseason, long-term contracts for Byron Buxton and company, and stacking the AL Central with sleeper agents. Sponsored by Bombfell and Seatgeek

Direct download: Ep_359_Lance_Lynn.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 5:40pm EDT
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Aaron and John chat with Twins Director of Baseball Operations Daniel Adler over beers at Modist Brewing. Sponsored by Harry's Razors

Direct download: Ep_358_Daniel_Adler_Twins_Director_of_Baseball_Operations.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT
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Aaron and John conduct an emergency long-distance podcast about the Minnesota Twins signing Logan Morrison and then go back to talking about various other topics, including listener questions. Sponsored by Sota Stick and Bark Box.

Direct download: Episode_357_Logan_Morrison.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:09pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Minnesota Twins signing Jake Odorizzi and Anibal Sanchez, not signing Yu Darvish, Jermaine Palacios' scouting report, the value of reverse splits, old friends Trevor Plouffe and Hector Santiago finding new MLB homes, projected payroll levels, the impact of Josh Kalk, and the state of the Twins' starting rotation. Sponsored by Pick and Shovel Wear and Casper Matresses

Direct download: Ep_356_Jake_Odorizzi_and_Anibal_Sanchez.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:05pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Ervin Santana's finger surgery, Trevor May, Tyler Duffey, and the Twins' other in-house options for replacing Santana in the rotation, the price tag to acquire Chris Archer, how to look good, PECOTA comps for Miguel Sano and other prominent Twins, drinking beer at Modist Brewing, how to make Valentine's Day plans, the Twin Cities' best restaurants, and mailbag questions from listeners.

Direct download: Ep_355.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 2:20pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Super Bowl week in Minnesota, watching the Eagles' victory in person, debating the slow offseason's causes, recapping the Minneanalytics Sportcon event, and revealing Baseball Prospectus' PECOTA projections for Minnesota Twins players and the overall team. Sponsored by Harry's Razors.

Direct download: Ep_354_Super_Bowl_And_PECOTA.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:00am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the latest Yu Darvish rumors, Glen Perkins' retirement, Joe Nathan's appearance at the Winter Meltdown, returning to KFAN for another season, exploding tires and ruined lunches, Super Bowl festivities, the Brewers' big push, and $36 guacamole. Sponsored by Bombfell and Simple Contacts.

Direct download: 180128_final.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:32pm EDT
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Aaron, John, and the Twins Daily crew are joined by Twins great Joe Nathan and Twins official scorekeeper Stew Thornley in front of 500 people at the fifth annual Winter Meltdown event. Sponsored by Sota Stick

Direct download: Episode_352_Winter_Meltdown_2018.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:20pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Minnesota Twins signing free agent reliever Addison Reed and what it means for the rest of the offseason, all while pre-gaming at Iron Door Pub. Sponsored by RxBar and Casper Mattresses

Direct download: Ep_351_Addison_Reed.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:33pm EDT
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Aaron and John answer questions from listeners about Kennys Vargas, Joe Mauer, Wikipedia pages, A.J. Pierzynski, superhero movies, The Last Jedi, traveling to Brazil, underrated moves, Stephen Gonsalves, Fernando Romero, and the Jorge Polanco of 2018. Sponsored by Pick and Shovel and by RxBar.

Direct download: Ep_350_Mega_Mailbag.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the pros and cons of the Twins signing reliever Zack Duke, the overall state of the Twins' bullpen, assault allegations against Miguel Sano, Mike Napoli rumors, brunch at Iron Door Pub, the sold out Winter Meltdown event, and waiting on Yu Darvish. (Sponsored by Harry's Razors and RxBar.)

Direct download: Ep_349_Duke_And_Sano.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT
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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 EDT
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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 EDT
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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 EDT
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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 EDT
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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 EDT
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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 EDT
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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 EDT
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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 EDT
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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 EDT
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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 EDT
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Aaron and John talk about whether anything can be learned from the Wild Card game, John's trip to New York, the rumors and reports about an extension for Paul Molitor, and setting up the offseason, all from the Rock 4 Rescues event at Sociable Cider Werks.

Direct download: Episode_337_Whats_up_with_Molitor.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:22pm EDT
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Aaron and Eric Nordquist recap the Twins' loss to the Yankees and take calls, including one from John Bonnes in New York.

Direct download: kfxn-407.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:49am EDT
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Aaron and John preview the Minnesota Twins' Wild Card game versus the New York Yankees.

Direct download: Ep_336_Twins_vs_Yankees.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins being on the verge of a playoff spot, lining up the rotation for New York, buying playoff tickets, the long journey from 59-103 to the postseason, Paul Molitor's job status, the biggest improvements in Twins history, choosing a Wild Card game roster, ugly WPA numbers vs. the Yankees, and mailbag questions from listeners.

Direct download: Episode_335_Magic_Number.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:34pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' crucial series against the Yankees, the remaining schedules for the Twins and Angels, firing Doug Mientkiewicz, the fourth annual Twins Daily Touch 'Em All Pub Crawl, Kyle Gibson's latest turnaround, beating PECOTA, Blue Jays fans taking over Target Field, the history of the AL Central, Max Kepler's struggles, and bringing your own mayo.

Direct download: Ep_334.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:23am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins re-taking the Wild Card lead, Trevor Hildenberger and Matt Belisle stepping up, ending an era of Royals baseball, Byron Buxton's ongoing hand problems, Ehire Adrianza's surprising pop, vintage Joe Mauer, late-night scoreboard watching, and Robbie Grossman at the bottom of the lineup.

Direct download: Ep_333_Frontrunners.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:42am EDT
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