Aaron and John talk about the Twins' three managerial finalists, the possibility of Joe Maddon entering the mix late, giving Aaron's money to listeners at Harrys.com, declining Jared Burton's option, Paul Molitor's path to replacing Ron Gardenhire, moving to a deluxe apartment in the sky, selling Kris Johnson to Japan, knowing your kids, Rick Anderson's future, the value of a great GM, and how NOT to parent at Liquor Lyle's.

Direct download: Episode_168_Dreaming_of_Joe_Maddon.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:03 AM
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Aaron and John take the podcast to the brand new LynLake Brewery and talk about the Twins' lack of spending, Parker Hageman's lengthy interview with Terry Ryan for the TwinsCentric Offseason Handbook, how Ron Gardenhire's exit probably happened, the value of outfield defense, fans going from frustrated to angry, playoff payrolls, imagining the Twins as the Vikings, and mailbag questions from listeners.

Direct download: Ep_167_Payrolls_and_Terry_Ryan_Quotes_at_LynLake_Brewery.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:32 PM
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Aaron and John and are joined by Robert Kasak of 612 Brew and revisit their preseason predictions, find out how one makes "pre-prohibition" beer, talk about the latest developments in the Twins managerial search, and wonder at the daring and brilliant strategies of Ned Yost. 

Direct download: Ep_166_OverUnder_Recap_at_612_Brew.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:45 AM
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Aaron and John are joined by special guest Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune to talk about Ron Gardenhire handling all the losing, Trevor May's turnaround, Danny Santana's rookie season, whether the timetable for contention has been pushed back, Tommy Milone being damaged goods, the value of stealing bases beyond the numbers, Doug Mientkiewicz as a managerial candidate, comparing Delmon Young to Carlos Boozer, the value of a pitching coach and why it's hard for a baseball fan to be a beat reporter.

Direct download: Beers_with_a_reporter_starring_Phil_Miller.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:16 AM
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Aaron and John talk about returning to podcast-only mode at Mason's Barre after another season on the radio, breaking down the September call-ups, whether the Twins "get it" or not, the bullpen implosion, brand surveys and Keith Olbermann, comparing the Twins to the United States Postal Service, how much to believe in Eduardo Escobar, and the life of a parent with special guest David Brauer.

Direct download: Ep_161_Tone_Deaf.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:39 AM
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Aaron and guest co-host Parker Hageman talk about trading Josh Willingham to the Royals, Byron Buxton's incredibly scary injury, what to expect from Ricky Nolasco, where Danny Santana should be playing defensively, what to make of Oswaldo Arcia through one full season, appreciating Phil Hughes' excellence, the launch of Vikings Journal, and whether or not to freak out about hair in your food.

Direct download: 8-17_whole.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:04 PM
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Aaron and John talk about Kevin Correia's long-awaited departure, Trevor May's shaky arrival, upside vs. known quantities, Joe Mauer's impending return, Francisco Liriano and Vance Worley thriving together, playing Danny Santana at shortstop, the good and bad of Twitter, penthouse plans, and car-buying 101.

Direct download: GATG_081014_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:22 PM
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Aaron and John talk about swapping Sam Fuld for Tommy Milone, extending Kurt Suzuki, calling up Kennys Vargas, being a curmudgeon, looking for Alex Meyer and Trevor May, learning new things that sound dirty, overvaluing prospects, claiming Jordan Schafer off waivers, checking in on Aaron Hicks, Oswaldo Arcia struggling versus lefties, and moving into the penthouse.

Direct download: GATG_080314_complete.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:20 PM
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Aaron and John talk about the pleasure of dominating the White Sox, Yohan Pino's impressive debut, Aaron Hicks going back to switch-hitting, Kyle Gibson's good run, Joe Mauer showing signs of life, Oswaldo Arcia swinging "too hard," Tony Gwynn's lasting legacy, and how to have fun and injure yourself at a 25-year reunion.

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:44 PM
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Aaron and John talk about Sam Deduno being on thin ice, pitching prospects Alex Meyer and Trevor May being almost ready, the Twins sending mixed messages about now vs. later, Josmil Pinto's demotion, weird phobias, Trevor Plouffe and Aaron Hicks getting hurt, the end of the line with Jason Kubel, Vance Worley rising from the ashes in Pittsburgh, and how to become a cat person in one week.

Direct download: GATG_061514_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:09 PM
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