Aaron and special guest co-host Nick Nelson from Twins Daily talk about re-setting expectations for 2013, which free agent pitcher contracts they liked this offseason, why pitching will be even more expensive next winter, what to make of the Twins' current low payroll, how they'd handle Aaron Hicks' timetable, making peace with being hungover, and Aaron's mom renting out her basement to other bloggers.

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:41 PM
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Aaron and special guest co-host Darren Wolfson from KSTP and 1500-ESPN talk about why John is halfway across the world, the Twins signing Mike Pelfrey and Rich Harden, whether they're done shopping for rotation help, identifying the Kevin Correia alternatives, why Scott Baker didn't re-sign, remembering Billy Bullock for Scott Diamond, betting on the Opening Day starter, and growing up in St. Paul with Doogie.

Direct download: Pelfrey_Harden_and_Christmas_with_Doogie.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:52 PM
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins signing Kevin Correia for $10 million, Jared Burton's contract extension, how the podcast will cope with John halfway across the world, why Aaron wants to get punched in the face every day, Doug Mientkiewicz's return to the organization, more changes in the team's newspaper coverage, Ben Revere's power plan, thinking Nick Punto wasn't so bad after all, and predictable rejection.

Direct download: Correias_Arrival_and_Burtons_Extension.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 3:30 PM
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins trading Ben Revere to the Phillies for Vance Worley and Trevor May, what it means for team's 2013 plans, how much everyone is counting on Aaron Hicks, what John and Aaron did after the last podcast, why Darrin Mastroianni suddenly has a big role, what the farm system looks like after back-to-back big trades, the Rule 5 draft, whether Justin Morneau and Josh Willingham are next up on the trading block, and John's dog's digestive system.

Direct download: Episode_71_Ben_Revere_for_Vance_Worley_and_Trevor_May.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:35 AM
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Aaron and John record an emergency podcast to talk about the trade sending Denard Span to the Nationals for pitching prospect Alex Meyer, what it means for Chris Parmelee, how Span went from prospect bust to underrated big leaguer, why letter grades for prospects can lead to arguments, dropping Deolis Guerra from the 40-man roster, adding Jeff Clement for Triple-A depth, and why Hulkamania will never die.

Direct download: Ep_70_Denard_Span_for_Alex_Meyer.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:18 AM
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' lack of activity compared to last offseason, Denard Span and Josh Willingham trade scenarios, 40-man roster additions, prospect lists and the men who love them, Tsuyoshi Nishioka getting a raise back in Japan, Brett Myers rumors, avoiding Jeremy Guthrie, and the joys of Thanksgiving.

Direct download: Ep_69_Inactivity_Prospect_Lists_and_40-Man_Moves.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:12 PM
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Aaron and John are at GleeManor being filmed for a documentary and talk about Scott Baker signing with the Cubs, Torii Hunter's post-Twins career and return to the AL Central, poor Mike Redmond, how the local media has and hasn't changed in their decade of blogging, why the Tigers and Blue Jays seem more willing to make big moves than the Twins, and their planned trip to see Hannibal Buress.

Direct download: Ep_68_Live_from_GleeManor.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:05 AM
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Aaron and John talk about trade rumors, last week's aftermath and "the older gentleman" not paying his bar tab, terrible facial hair, local media moves, which starting pitchers Twins fans should dream about, having a Joe Maddon fetish, Claire Forlani and effective advertising, Denard Span versus James Shields, targeting Braves and Rays, and where to hide the dead prostitutes before next week's episode.

Direct download: Ep_67_Claire_Forlani_and_Trade_Rumors.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 3:27 AM
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Aaron and John are joined by a few special guests dropping in and talk about John's lengthy interview with Terry Ryan in the Offseason Handbook, the end of the Alexi Casilla era, the arrival of Josh Roenicke and Tommy Field, Artie Lange and Kirby Puckett, Samuel Deduno's smoke and mirrors, the market for Scott Baker, manager Mike Redmond, promoting from within, and punching each other in the face.

Direct download: Ep_66_Interviewing_Terry_Ryan.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 3:31 PM
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Aaron and John yell over Wolvhammer at Surly Darkness Days and talk about adventures in motorcycling, saying goodbye to Matt Capps, the Minnesota Twins' reconfigured coaching staff, trying to re-sign Scott Baker, trimming the 40-man roster, how much the Twins would miss Ron Gardenhire, paying off a beer debt from six months ago, John's chat with Terry Ryan, and Luis Perdomo-fueled beard analysis.

Direct download: Warm_And_Fuzzy_WolfHammer.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:02 AM
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