Aaron and guest co-host Parker Hageman talk about the Jaime Garcia trade that wasn't, Byron Buxton's return and what it means for Zack Granite, Glen Perkins working his way back, the pros and cons of Bartolo Colon, Jorge Polanco's shrinking role, Brent Rooker's quick promotion, and hitting the ball 600 feet.

Direct download: 721_whole.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:04pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Bartolo Colon's upcoming Twins debut, Byron Buxton's injury and the domino effect on the defense, whether the Twins should be buying or selling at the trade deadline, Brandon Kintzler and Taylor Rogers saving the bullpen, Zack Granite's short-term opportunity, Ervin Santana's crazy numbers, the 1987 team reunion and matching shirt from Pick and Shovel Wear, and beer vs. burgers after the St. Paul Saints event.

Direct download: 716FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:23pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins signing Bartolo Colon and calling up Zack Granite, review the Twins' first half by picking team MVPs, biggest disappointments, and biggest surprises, plus go over which prospects might get the call in the second half, Byron Buxton's amazing sprint home, break down Angel Hernandez's lawsuit with Bye, Goff, and Rhode, and what to do with Jorge Polanco.

Direct download: 79_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:08pm EDT
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Aaron and John record a special midweek episode to check in on the Twins' prospects, breaking down the good, the bad, and the ugly of their first halves and examining which players might be shopped for MLB help at the trade deadline. Recorded over beers at Lynlake Brewery.

Direct download: Episode_321_Midseason_Prospects_Check-in.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:55am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' never-ending pitching problems, falling into a second-place tie with the Royals, how much longer the leash is for Hector Santiago, Thad Levine's quotes about the Twins' trade deadline approach, investing $3 million in 16-year-old Jelfry Marte, Kyle Gibson vs. Jered Weaver, and the latest changes to Byron Buxton's swing.

Direct download: 72_part_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:23pm EDT
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Aaron and John host 100 Twins fans at Tin Whiskers and discuss:


6 – the new importance of Paul Molitor’s game-time decisions
21 – Our Last Fan Standing Game: which big time MLB players crushed the Twins?
33 – Zach Granite’s path to the Twins roster
38 – for which Twins player does our heart overrule our head?
42 – Berrios’ chances of being named and All-Star
53 – our three favorite Twins all-time
58 – the long-term plan with the outfield
60 – Robbie Grossman as trade bait
63 – Byron Buxton’s value if he never hits above .220.

Direct download: Episode_319_Tuesday_Taproom_Tour_-_Tin_Whiskers.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:36pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins sweeping the Indians and re-taking first place, the tough upcoming schedule giving little time to celebrate, spending over slot to sign the draft class, getting to know Alan Busenitz and Trevor Hildenberger, the legalities of the Indians' mascot with Bye, Goff, and Rhode, the status of Hector Santiago and Phil Hughes, and LaTroy Hawkins being a breath of fresh air on the Twins' television broadcast.

Direct download: GATG_06_25_17_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:17pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Indians sweeping the Twins out of first place, recapping the Twins' draft and no. 1 pick Royce Lewis signing for $6.7 million, Byron Buxton's underappreciated defense, in-house options to address the Twins' growing rotation and bullpen problems, Eddie Rosario putting the Zach Granite talk on hold, and Jorge Polanco vs. Eduardo Escobar.

Direct download: GATG_06_18_17_Final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:17pm EDT
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In a special midweek show, Aaron and John dissect the Twins' draft picks and draft strategy, beginning with no. 1 overall pick Royce Lewis and the outrage that followed, plus Brent Rooker, Landon Leach, and Blayne Enlow, all while visiting Sisyphus Brewing.

Direct download: Episode_316_Draft_DRAFT_DRAFT.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:40am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins trying to decide on Hunter Greene, Brendan McKay, Kyle Wright, or Royce Lewis for the no. 1 pick, Nik Turley's debut, Eddie Rosario walking onto thin ice, the bullpen being both bad and not as bad as it looks, and Ervin Santana and Jose Berrios versus the rest of the rotation.

Direct download: FINAL_611.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:48pm EDT
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