Aaron and guest co-host Parker Hageman talk about the Twins' surprisingly good offense and unsurprisingly bad pitching, claiming Sam Fuld off waivers, Kyle Gibson's upside, Jason Bartlett's retirement, Aaron Hicks running out of time, winning awards from City Pages, what to make of Phil Hughes and Ricky Nolasco, dating your sister, new podcasts to try, and blindfolding women on Hennepin Avenue.

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Aaron and John get kicked off KFAN, head back to Mason's downtown, and talk about everyone going Joe Crazy crazy, torn ACLs, Oswaldo Arcia and Josh Willingham getting hurt, trading for Eduardo Nunez, the pros and cons of calling someone "babygirl," Brian Dozier's continued power, hockey riots, Jason Kubel turning back time, listening to the "Talk To Contact" podcast, not being able to keep Byron Buxton safe, Uber vs. taxis, and special guests David Brauer, Renee, Lou, Lucas, and Tanya.

Here's the minute-by-minute breakdown:

2 Twins Game

4 Torn ACL

14 Rib Tips

18 DL Moves

26 Masons Food

27 Twins Trade

38 Bartlett’s Future

42 Babygirl

44 Trevor’s Defense

46 Aaron’s Stories

48 More Babygirl

56 Talk To Contact

64 Our Bar

68 Twitter’s Brand

74 Brian Dozier

76 Aaron Hicks

79 Return of Tanya

81 Buxton’s Wrist

83 Where’s Eddie?

84 Lou’s Return

86 Mauer’s Week

91 Mauer Buying A Car

98 Rioting Roommates

101 Hiring Randballstu

 

103 Why Taxis Stink

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Aaron and John are back on the radio at KFAN and talk about the Twins' opening week, Ron Gardenhire's milestone win and place in history, getting home opener tickets, Chris Colabello's great story, choosing Derek Jeter's career, Twitter slap fights, trading producers, the changing bullpen roles, college tours, and The Church of Mase.

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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' Opening Day roster, going back on KFAN, Scott Diamond and Chris Parmelee passing through waivers, Old Man Gleeman hurting his knee, Byron Buxton's injury, selling Vance Worley, jumping into the Tinder pool, Jason Bartlett's "super" role, losing Alex Presley, over/under predictions for Twins position players, finally getting an iPhone, and podcasting from Freehouse.

Here's the breakdown:

0 Aaron’s Knee

4 KFAN

8 Freehouse

11 25-man roster

12 Kyle Gibson

13 Wrong Aaron

14 Sam Deduno

17 Losing Worley

21 Losing Presley

23 Oysters

28 Keeping Bartlett

33 Bullpen moves

35 More Barltett

40 Keeping Guerrier

41 Powered by Cheese Curds

42 Buxton’s injury

46 Embracing “youth”

49 Lineup over-under

50 Brian Dozier

54 Kurt Suzuki

56 Joe Mauer

60 Josh Willingham

64 Oswaldo Arcia

68 Jason Kubel

70 Trevor Plouffe

73 Aaron Hicks

75 Pedro Florimon

77 Josmil Pinto

78 Losing kids

81 $1000 burger

85 Aaron’s iphone

94 Tinder 

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Aaron and John talk about picking over/under win totals for each team, Kyle Gibson vs. Scott Diamond and Aaron Hicks vs. Alex Presley, Sam Deduno moving to the bullpen, drinking Hammerheart beer and eating all kinds of good stuff at New Bohemia, Vance Worley clearing waivers, how not to get an iPhone, Josmil Pinto and the catcher situation, Padres fan bartenders, and succulent sausages.

Here's the breakdown...

1:30 – Australian Twins

4:30 – Hammerheart/New Bohemia

7:45 – Running Sap

11:30 – Starter Race

22:30 – Assembling dreck

25:00 – Hicks return

31:00 – Batting 2nd

35:30 - Succulent Sausages

39:00 – Fattening up

40:30 – Vance Worley

43:00 – Twins catchers

43:50 – Bench speculation

48:00 – Shaving letters

49:00 – Aaron’s iphone

53:45 – Over-unders

57:25 – Houston Astros

58:30 – Beer flights

1:05:00 - Seattle Mariners

1:08:30 – LA Angels

1:13:00 – Texas Rangers

1:16:30 – Oakland A’s                    

1:20:30 – Blue Jays

1:24:30 – Baltimore Orioles

1:27:00 – Yankees

1:30:30 – Red Sox

1:32:00 - Tampa Bay

1:33:30 – White Sox

1:35:00 – Cleveland Indians

1:37:00 – KC Royals

1:39:30 – Detroit Tigers

1:42:00 – Minnesota Twins

1:46:00 – San Diego Padres

 

1:47:00  - Next week

 

Direct download: Episode_138_Roster_Decisions_and_Over-Under_Picks.mp3
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Aaron and John talk about Glen Perkins' contract extension, St. Patrick's Day craziness, what the plan is for Josmil Pinto and Aaron Hicks, unwanted apartment guests, drinking and eating at Mason's downtown, Ricky Nolasco starting Opening Day, running into KFAN producer Ryan Donaldson and his crew, waitresses in short shorts, out-of-options Twins, and getting too excited about spring training stats.

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Aaron and John talk about going to Twins spring training in Florida, Byron Buxton and the first batch of Twins cuts, drunken women debating the quality of their butts during the podcast, Johan Santana signing with the Orioles, hanging out at Mason's Restaurant downtown, housewarming gifts, singing bartenders, the Miguel Sano aftermath, giving shoutouts, and Twitter tabs.

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Aaron and guest co-host Parker Hageman talk about Miguel Sano needing Tommy John elbow surgery and what it means for his future, Johan Santana's sad comeback, Josmil Pinto's weight issues, technical difficulties, Bud Lights vs. Old Fashioneds, cop listeners, the history of Tommy John surgery, over/under 70.5 wins in 2014, Florida weddings, and being way too explicit.

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Aaron and John go on a tour of Aaron's new place in Uptown and talk about Matt Garza reportedly turning down the Twins' sizable offer, Pedro Florimon's grasp on the shortstop job, when not to use someone's bathroom, Liam Hendriks' waiver wire tour, investing in a marriage, working from coffee shops, Josh Willingham's future, our survey, mailbag questions from listeners, hanging out at Bar Abilene with Meatsauce, speed dating, and the joys of parking. Here's the breakdown:

0:30 – Aaron’s new Uptown Bachelor Pad tour.
6:00 – Getting stuck in the snow
11:30 – Aaron Gleeman = Scott Seekins
13:30 – Coffee shop etiquette
16:05 – Bar Abilene
19:00 – Pedro Florimon
21:30 – Shortstop options
25:30 – Becoming Yankee fans
27:40 – Matt Garza
38:00 – Josh Willingham Wants To Stay
41:20 – Matt Guerrier delay
43:30 – Matt Capps is hurt
45:30 – CC Sabathia
48:00 – Playing basketball
51:15 - Liam Hendriks
53:30 – CenturyLink and bathroom etiquette
1:02:00 – Working from a coffee house
1:05:00 – Modern Marriage
1:17:00 – Uptown Notes
1:18:40 – Speed Dating Event
1:21:20 – Our Survey
1:23:00 – Mailbag

Direct download: Ep_134_Cribs_Matt_Garza__Bathroom_Etiquette.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:54 PM
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Aaron and John visit Rye Deli on the same day the offseason ends and discuss what we want to see from the 2014 Twins, what to expect from the pitching staff and how to start their own bar with zero experience. Here's the breakdown:

2:00 - Aaron’s moving update

3:30 – Brunch

4:20 – Players in the best shape of their life

8:00 – John & Aaron’s public speaking schedule

14:00 – John meeting Aaron’s Mom

17:30 – Twins claiming LHP Brooks Raley 

24:30 – Underrating and overrating Derek Jeter

37:20 – Rye Deli owner David Weinstein tutors John & Aaron on how to start a restaurant/bar with no experience

44:30 – What’s important for the Twins 2014 season?

59:40 – What can we expect from the starting rotation in 2014?

1:05:00 – Valentine’s Day

1:12:00 – Mailbag

1:29:00 – The first kiss

1:31:30 – Parker’s Second Chance Video 

 

Direct download: Episode_133_Pitchers_and_Catchers_Report.mp3
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