Aaron and John talk about Jose Mijares' departure, Bill Smith's return, Prince Fielder's likely home, waiving Jim Hoey, signing former top prospects to minor-league deals, slashing $15 million off the payroll, Jacque Jones' post-playing career, Joe Mauer's love life, and dieting tips from a fatboy.

Direct download: Ep_21_Minors_Moves.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:00pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about swapping Michael Cuddyer for Josh Willingham, Jason Kubel's departure, Christmas vs. Hanukkah, projecting the Twins' lineup, outfield defense, how to use the leftover payroll on pitching, a Ben Revere-Trevor Plouffe platoon, first impressions of Ricky Rubio, and what not to drink at a party.

Direct download: Ep_20_Swapping_Outfielders.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:30am EST
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Aaron and John are joined by special guest Seth Stohs (and Phil Loadholt, sort of) to talk about the good old days of blogging, Rule 5 pick Terry Doyle, the White Sox blowing things up, the over/under on Twins wins in 2012, Alexi Casilla vs. Luke Hughes vs. Trevor Plouffe, and a whole bunch of prospect stuff.

Direct download: Ep_19_Three_Amigos.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:34pm EST
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It's the middle of the winter meetings and the Twins are making news, so Aaron Gleeman and John Bonnes discuss Matt Capps' return and breaking away from an ugly relationship, Kevin Slowey's departure and playing the blame game, Michael Cuddyer's options, Twitter fights, Jason Kubel alternatives, the winter meetings, scaring John's son, and loud karaoke.

Direct download: Ep_18_Winter_Meetings.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:52am EST
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Episode 17: Mailbag (with Joe Busch and Kate Agnew)

Aaron and John are joined by podcast fan Joe Busch and his girlfriend Kate Agnew, who set the whole thing up as a surprise birthday present and then joined in to answer mailbag questions submitted by listeners on a wide variety of Twins topics.

Direct download: Ep_17_Mailbag_2.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:18am EST
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Aaron and John talk about Joe Nathan's departure, Ryan Doumit's arrival, karaoke choices, Glen Perkins' role, Matt Capps' possible return, other closer options, the impact of MLB's new collective bargaining agreement, Richard Lewis, beer snobbery, and what not to say while cutting hair.

Direct download: Ep_16_Nathan_and_Doumit.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:44am EST
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Aaron and John are joined by Minneapolis Star Tribune online sports editor and Twins blogger Howard Sinker to discuss the Jamey Carroll signing, backup catcher options, candidates for the Twins' Hall of Fame, getting married at Target Field, and the state of blogs, newspapers, and new media.

Direct download: Ep_15_Carroll_and_New_Media.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:27am EST
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Aaron and John hold an emergency podcast to talk about the Twins firing Bill Smith as general manager and replacing him with Terry Ryan, which leads to philosophical differences, recalibrating offseason plans, and Aaron wanting to punch John in the face.

Direct download: Ep_14_Philosophical_Differences.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:46pm EST
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Aaron and John discuss hangovers and getting old, claiming Matt Maloney and Jeff Gray off waivers, Mike Radcliff interviewing with the Orioles, Halloween, poutine, Tom Brunansky becoming the Triple-A hitting coach, free agent compensation rankings, Jason Kubel's best plan, answering Twitter questions, Aaron Hicks' development, splicing together a super prospect, drinking game rules, shortstop options, making love to the microphone, and "Straight Outta Warroad."

Direct download: Ep_13_Halloween.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:25am EST
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In part two of the super-sized show Aaron and John go through an offseason blueprint for the Twins, argue about Ron Gardenhire's stance on platooning hitters, imitate Bill Smith, analyze Aaron's sexiness levels, and close down a bar.

Direct download: Ep_11_Part_2_-_Offseason_Blueprint.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:28pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Joe Nathan's future with the Twins, Jim Thome's next team, 40-man roster moves, blog comments and thick skin, and the stasis of the medical staff.

Direct download: Ep_11_Part_1_-_Twins_News.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:01am EST
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Aaron and John are joined by a special guest, Jason Collette from Baseball Prospectus and DRaysBay, and talk about the original Delmon Young trade, how the Rays and Twins compare on and off the field, why a team's division shapes the way their success is perceived, television ratings and attendance numbers, the end of the Matt Tolbert era, payroll limitations saving teams from bad long-term contracts, and what it's like to blog about an organization that's fluent in sabermetrics.

Direct download: Ep_10_Twins_and_Rays.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:56pm EST
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Aaron and John open up the mailbag to answer questions from listeners and end up discussing a wide variety of topics in the longest episode yet.

Direct download: Ep_9_Mailbag.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:16am EST
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Aaron and John meet another groupie and talk about preparing for a payroll drop, hoping for Denard Span, dueling diets, betting on Joe Nathan, looking back at the terrible bullpen, parsing Jim Pohlad's quotes, Pulitzer Prize winners, acquiring power arms, missing Ozzie Guillen, improving the injury situation, trusting prospects, the level at which a sample size is no longer too small, how much to fear the Tigers, and revisiting Delmon Young.

Direct download: ep_8_bunnys.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:46am EST
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Aaron and John are at the TwinsCentric get-together in White Bear Lake and talk about how much blame to place on Bill Smith, revisiting re-signing Michael Cuddyer and Jason Kubel, veterans most likely to be traded, celebrating positives in a negative year, Rene Tosoni's future, rushing prospects to the majors, looking back at the Johan Santana trade, Chris Parmelee's impressive September, when does a rebuilding job make sense, how the defense killed Carl Pavano, front office trust despite ugly deals, and missing Terry Ryan.

Direct download: Ep_7_Tosoni_Kubel_Pavano.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:12am EST
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Aaron and John talk about this weekend's TwinsCentric get-together, the Twins' involvement in statistical analysis, playing out the string with Double-A and Triple-A prospects, Chris Parmelee's future, the 2012 payroll situation, the danger of long-term contracts, Joe Mauer going down the Ted Williams path, targeting arbitration-eligible upgrades, avoiding the next Juan Castro, betting on Danny Valencia, putting a bow on the Jim Thome trade, and the Ben Revere excitement.

Direct download: Ep_6_Parmelee_and_Revere.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:57am EST
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Aaron and John are joined by several special guests following an advance screening of "Moneyball" and talk about the movie, the Twins' minor-league shakeup, why John isn't drinking beer, Drew Butera's historic ineptitude, their shared love of Mayim Bialik, and why the 2012 draft will be hugely important for the Twins.

Direct download: Ep_5_-_Moneyball.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:43am EST
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Aaron and John meet their first groupie and talk about September call-ups, explaining Kim Kardashian to grandparents, Joe Mauer's frustrating year, Kyle Gibson's surgery, Alex Wimmers' comeback, the relationship between dimples and favorable press, Trevor Plouffe's progress, Barry White versus James Earl Jones, the local media's coverage of injuries, and the great unknown of concussions.

Direct download: ep_4_09-06-2001.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:01am EST
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Aaron and John talk about Justin Morneau's latest setback, package kicking, possible free agent targets, Anthony Swarzak's future role, next season's middle infield, disabled list shenanigans, Brian Dozier's moment in the sun, Danny Valencia's view from the doghouse, what John ate at the state fair, more possible free agent targets, botching Occam's razor, speaking directly to Seth Stohs, betting on Nick Blackburn, and Aaron's basketball career.

Direct download: 2011-08-30_v1.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:30am EST
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Aaron and John talk about Brian Duensing's struggles as a starter, what the 2012 rotation will look like, whether Jim Thome and Jason Kubel should be traded, J.J. Hardy's return to Minnesota, the origins of Aaron's weird accent, Joe Nathan's chances of staying, Michael Cuddyer's price tag, why talking about Kevin Slowey is like making fat jokes, Tsuyoshi Nishioka's future, Joe Benson's upside, and Lester Oliveros' debut.

Direct download: Aaron-John-2011-08-23.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:44am EST
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Aaron and John talk about Jim Thome's 600th home run and the Delmon Young trade.

Direct download: Aaron-John-2011-08-15.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 3:22am EST
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