Aaron and John talk about Miguel Sano's return from the disabled list, the Twins trading Phil Hughes in a deal that had very little to do with Phil Hughes, Byron Buxton looking lost and hurt, Fernando Romero's great first five starts, Chris Carter and Nick Gordon joining Triple-A Rochester, and the brutal nature of walk-off losses. Sponsored by Billoto's Sauce, Sota Stick, Rover & Away Travel.

Direct download: Ep_370.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:43pm EST
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Aaron and John answer questions from listeners about Kennys Vargas, Joe Mauer, Wikipedia pages, A.J. Pierzynski, superhero movies, The Last Jedi, traveling to Brazil, underrated moves, Stephen Gonsalves, Fernando Romero, and the Jorge Polanco of 2018. Sponsored by Pick and Shovel and by RxBar.

Direct download: Ep_350_Mega_Mailbag.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:00pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins optimism surrounding signing Yu Darvish, a summer of the Fernando Rodney Experience, the future-oriented baseball deal for Michael Pineda, the Twins gains and losses in MLB Rule 5 draft and their secret admirers in the Nippon Ham Fighters front office.  Sponsored by Sota Stick Co

Direct download: Ep_348_Fernando_Rodney_Is_Friday_Night_Pizza.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:42pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about 40-man roster additions and unprotected prospects, a couple of juicy baseball trade rumors for young aces, the Minnesota Twins' history in the Rule 5 MLB draft, targeting contract extensions for Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, and more, what to do with Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer after next season, payroll optimism and pessimism, Jason Castro one year later, and remembering Terry Doyle.

Direct download: Ep_345_Protected_Prospects_and_Extension_Candidates.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:20pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Ron Gardenhire's return to the AL Central with the Tigers, the Twins' pitching coach search, their Friday night activities, Baseball America editor-in-chief John Manuel joining the Twins' scouting department, betting on Nick Blackburn, plugging books and handbooks, Delmon Young's clean slate in Australia, and the results of the preseason AL West over/under picks.

Direct download: Episode_340The_Return_of_Gardy.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:00pm EST
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Aaron and John react to the Twins manager Paul Molitor's contract extension, preview how much the Twins will have to spend this offseason, debate Brian Dozier's future with the Twins, and discuss whether or not Miguel Sano should play third base next year.

Direct download: Episode_339_Molitor_Extension_and_Twins_Payroll.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:54pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about whether anything can be learned from the Wild Card game, John's trip to New York, the rumors and reports about an extension for Paul Molitor, and setting up the offseason, all from the Rock 4 Rescues event at Sociable Cider Werks.

Direct download: Episode_337_Whats_up_with_Molitor.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:22pm EST
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Aaron and Eric Nordquist recap the Twins' loss to the Yankees and take calls, including one from John Bonnes in New York.

Direct download: kfxn-407.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:49am EST
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Aaron and John preview the Minnesota Twins' Wild Card game versus the New York Yankees.

Direct download: Ep_336_Twins_vs_Yankees.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:00pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins being on the verge of a playoff spot, lining up the rotation for New York, buying playoff tickets, the long journey from 59-103 to the postseason, Paul Molitor's job status, the biggest improvements in Twins history, choosing a Wild Card game roster, ugly WPA numbers vs. the Yankees, and mailbag questions from listeners.

Direct download: Episode_335_Magic_Number.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:34pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins re-taking the Wild Card lead, Trevor Hildenberger and Matt Belisle stepping up, ending an era of Royals baseball, Byron Buxton's ongoing hand problems, Ehire Adrianza's surprising pop, vintage Joe Mauer, late-night scoreboard watching, and Robbie Grossman at the bottom of the lineup.

Direct download: Ep_333_Frontrunners.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:42am EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins entering September with the Wild Card in their sights, a missed opportunity against the Royals, Byron Buxton's miracle recovery, Jorge Polanco's crazy power surge, Joe Mauer hitting like the old days, Kyle Gibson getting everyone's hopes up again, Joe Nathan's retirement, and the new analytics hire.

Direct download: 9-3_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:34pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton's monster game, Kyle Gibson pulling everyone back in, the pillow fight that is the second Wild Card spot, last-minute trade options, September call-ups, Miguel Sano's injury and bad columnists, the dangers of foul balls with Bye, Goff, and Rohde, and Jason Castro's concussion.

Direct download: 827_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:02pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the maturation of the Twins' young lineup, their soft schedule coming up, Byron Buxton's transformation, the buzzkill around Miguel Sano's injury, Glen Perkins' return, Mitch Garver replacing an injured Robbie Grossman, looking stylish with Bombfell, Andy MacPhail and Michael Cuddyer going into the Twins' Hall of Fame, and potential August waiver trades.

Direct download: 820_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:59pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' surge back into contention, including an ugly speed bump Saturday in Detroit, plus the post-Brandon Kintzler bullpen, Eddie Rosario and Miguel Sano trending in opposite directions, Paul Molitor's decision-making, Brian Dozier in the leadoff spot, Royce Lewis' quick promotion, Byron Buxton's last half-season, RXBAR making us feel less out of shape, Bartolo Colon being in command again, and time traveling in the name of romance.

Direct download: 2017-08-12_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:26pm EST
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Twins general manager Thad Levine sat down for an interview with Aaron at Target Field for the Baseball Prospectus event, followed by a roundtable discussion with Aaron, John, Parker Hageman, and Nick Nelson. Plus marveling at Bartolo Colon's complete game, assessing the trade deadline decisions a week later, thinking about Paul Molitor's job security, and putting Zack Granite's Hall of Fame case on hold, presented by Brady Mason.

Direct download: Aug_6_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:47pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' trade deadline, including moves that were made (Brandon Kintzler, Jaime Garcia) and moves that weren't (Ervin Santana, Brian Dozier), all while gorging themselves at Iron Door Pub.

Direct download: Episode_326_Trade_Deadline_2017.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:29pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the short but sweet Jaime Garcia era, the odds of Brandon Kintzler, Ervin Santana, and Brian Dozier also being on the move, what to expect from prospects Zack Littell and Dietrich Enns, the collapse of Taylor Rogers, Eddie Rosario's future role, building a statue of Zack Granite, MLB's latest lawsuit with Bye, Goff, and Rhode, and trading John Ryan Murphy for Gabriel Moya.

Direct download: 730_GATG_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:09pm EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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Aaron and John talk about the state of the Twins' bullpen and their future options, Kennys Vargas' demotion and Robbie Grossman's ascension, the five-year anniversary of the 2012 draft, Glen Perkins' comeback status, skipping Kyle Gibson, using "VOTESANO" at PickAndShovelWear.com, and mailbag questions from listeners.

Direct download: FINAL_64.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:20pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' view from atop the AL Central division, the increasingly shaky back of the rotation with Phil Hughes hurt and Kyle Gibson struggling again, debating whether Tyler Duffey deserves another shot to start, weird Ervin Santana trade rumors, Miguel Sano's cold stretch, Nick Burdi and J.T. Chargois falling off the bullpen radar, more Hunter Greene vs. Brendan McKay draft speculation, 

Direct download: GATG_052817_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:09pm EST
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Aaron and John are joined by 100 listeners are hosted at 612 Brew for our Tuesday Taproom Tour. We watch Ervin Santana throw a 2-hit shutout, answer audience questions, sing along to a tuba, and play a new "Last Fan Standing" game. 

Direct download: Episode_312_Tuesday_Taproom_Tour_at_612_Brew.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 3:30pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Jose Berrios' dominant 11-strikeout start, rainouts and doubleheaders making life difficult for the Twins' pitching staff, Robbie Grossman's on-base skills and overall role, Kennys Vargas' pinch-hit homer, the Twins' young lineup and prospect breakthroughs, how to save $20 on Twins tickets with SeatGeek, what is now a three-way battle for the no. 1 pick, and why Miguel Sano's batting average on balls in play is both good and bad.

Direct download: Ep_311_Rain_Rain_Go_Away.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:06pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Jose Berrios' excellent return to the Twins' rotation, Danny Santana going to Atlanta, Michael Tonkin sticking around at Triple-A, over-working Brandon Kintzler because of a shaky setup corps, upgrading our wardrobe with Bombfell, John Bonnes and Miguel Sano both celebrating birthdays, and the state of superhero movies.

Direct download: GTAG_050724_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:07pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about an up and down week for the Twins, pushing Kyle Gibson, Danny Santana, and Michael Tonkin off the roster, what the time is for Jose Berrios to get a chance, a new rumored name in the MLB draft, Joe Mauer's clutch hitting, how you can win a Michael Cuddyer autographed official baseball from PickAndShovelWear.com and to whom the Twins will turn next for their rotation.

Direct download: GTAG_050717_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:16pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' winning April, Miguel Sano's breakout season, Byron Buxton's small steps in the right direction, Joe Mauer's ongoing decline, the impact of a vastly improved defense, class-action concussion lawsuits with Tracy Tool and Bob Parsons of Bye, Goff and Rhode, recapping the first Tuesday Taproom Tour event, and putting J.T. Chargois call-up plans on hold, all presented by the Minnesota Corn Growers

Direct download: GG430Combined.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:23pm EST
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Aaron and John are joined by 100 listeners at Northgate Brewing to watch the Twins thump the Rangers, answer Twins questions and generally mess around. Whether you attended the event or just listened to the podcast, we would love your feedback on this episode.

Direct download: Ep_307_Tuesday_Taproom_Tour_at_Northgate.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:40am EST
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Aaron and guest co-host Parker Hageman return to KFAN and talk about the Twins looking more and more like the bad team many expected, Byron Buxton's ongoing struggles, swapping Adalberto Mejia for Kennys Vargas, Hunter Greene vs. Brendan McKay for the no. 1 pick, choosing the wrong Korean league slugger, and an eye for an eye, all sponsored by the Minnesota Corn Growers.

Direct download: Twins_Weekly_423.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:18pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton's extreme struggles, Miguel Sano's walks-and-homer show, chef Jeff's duck pastrami salad at Iron Door Pub, raising eyebrows at the Twins' pitching and especially Phil Hughes, detailing some not-so-minor injuries down on the farm, remind you to hang out with them and Twins general manager Thad Levine, and interrupt a potential date, all sponsored by the Minnesota Corn Growers.

Direct download: Episode_305_Hey_Girl.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:04pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' excellent first week, reunite at Tin Whiskers, rehash the decision to carry 13 pitchers, debate the logic and mysticism behind the Twins' batting order, detail the Baseball Prospectus event at Target Field, wonder about the struggles of Byron Buxton, talk way too much about Michael Tonkin, explain why Aaron bought another Casper mattress, evaluate the Twins' improved defense, and discuss college tours.

Direct download: Episode_304.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:33pm EST
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Aaron and guest co-host Nick Nelson talk about the Twins setting their Opening Day roster, keeping 13 pitchers, sending down Byungho Park, Kennys Vargas, and Jose Berrios, the winner of the Adalberto Mejia vs. Tyler Duffey rotation battle, Ricky Nolasco atop the Angels' rotation, Target Field getting rid of Butcher and the Boar rib tips, and early impressions of the Derek Falvey/Thad Levine front office.

Direct download: Final_Cuts_and_Thirteen_Pitchers.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:32pm EST
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Aaron is joined by guest co-hosts Parker Hageman and Dan Anderson to talk about the Twins demoting Jose Berrios and J.T. Chargois to Triple-A, what that means for Tyler Duffey and the Opening Day pitching staff, Byron Buxton's new(ish) hitting approach, Kennys Vargas vs. Byungho Park, announcing the Minnesota Corn Growers season ticket giveaway winner, why the Twins did nothing to address a weak bullpen, selling out four events in four hours, and the outfield alignment of Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario.

Direct download: BerriosChargois.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:32am EST
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Aaron and John are at Northgate Brewery to announce their Tuesday Taproom Tour, preview the AL Central (and Twins) using Vegas' over/under projections, delve into the legality of sports betting, review the Twins' latest spring training cuts, and release the last keyword for kernelnation.com free Twins tickets. 

Direct download: Episode_301_AL_Central_and_Taproom_Tour.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:22am EST
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Aaron and John talk about Trevor May's season-ending elbow surgery, eat a bunch of Japanese food at Kyatchi, make their over/under picks for American League East teams, and reveal the weekly keyword to win a pair of 20-game Twins season ticket packages at KernelNation.com.

Direct download: Episode_300_Trevor_May_and_AL_East_Over-Under.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:20pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' offseason shopping being done, mourn the loss of Alex Kirilloff's 2017 season, share the new keyword to win Twins tickets at KernelNation.com, place their bets on the teams in the AL West, reveal what Aaron does the night before he travels, and drop hints about their new Tuesday Taproom Tour.

Direct download: Ep_299_AL_West_Over-Under.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:12pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' top 10 prospects for 2017, rank the Twins' best 25-and-under players, return to the scene of the Winter Meltdown at Brothers Minneapolis, reveal the secret word that can win listeners a pair of 20-game Twins season ticket packages from Minnesota Corn Growers, predict the upcoming fifth-starter decision, tell you how to get a free Harry's Razor, and revel in the glow of their pale legs. 

Direct download: Episode_297.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:38pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about adding Matt Belisle and Craig Breslow to the Twins' bullpen mix, just how far out of favor Byung Ho Park has fallen, PECOTA actually liking the Twins more than anyone else, devouring multiple courses at Iron Door Pub, the correct pronunciation of Ehire Adrianza, condo news and the search for a new Casper mattress, and Boyz II Men then and now.

Direct download: Episode_296.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:55pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' rotation battles, evaluate the available free agent starters they could still add, recap the fourth annual Winter Meltdown event, dig into the Dodgers' trade for a second baseman not named Brian Dozier, keep up to speed on Kurt Suzuki, Joe Nathan, and Adam Walker, and delve into the scary world of talking on the phone.

Direct download: Episode_295_2017-02-02.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:00pm EST
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Live from the "Winter Meltdown" event, with special guests LaTroy Hawkins, Twins director of baseball research Jack Goin, Parker Hageman, Nick Nelson, Seth Stohs, and emcee David Sitrick.

 

Direct download: Ep_294_Winter_Meltdown_2017.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:18pm EST
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Aaron and John are joined by Robert Kasak of 612 Brew to:

  • discuss whether Brian Dozier will stay a Twin,
  • take a quiz on the MLB Draft and gauge its significance,
  • review the Twins spring training non-roster invitees and what it says about about the team's management and their new philosophies and
  • reveal additional details about the Winter Meltdown on Jan 28th.  
Direct download: Episode_291_No_Dozier_and_Non-Roster.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:00pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins getting "final offers" for Brian Dozier, whether they have free agent pitching plans, waffles vs. pancakes, cake vs. pie, Trevor Plouffe's modest market, Oswaldo Arcia's latest stop, and mailbag questions from listeners.

Direct download: Episode_290.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:21pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Brian Dozier trade rumors, the possibility of an Ervin Santana trade, the Twins' payroll limits, their holiday gift-giving tips (including a special deal from Harry's Razors), the perceived no. 1 overall pick in the MLB draft, touring 612 Brew's new brewing equipment with Robert Kasak, and giving a little info on this year's Winter Meltdown event.

Direct download: Episode_289_More_Dozier_And_Top_Pick_Talk.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:59pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Rule 5 pick Justin Haley, Brian Dozier trade rumors, Terry Ryan's new job, Paul Molitor re-thinking Byron Buxton, face tattoos, Hunter/Cuddyer/Hawkins rejoining the organization, wedding gift rules, Wilson Ramos vs. Jason Castro, and Northgate Brewery's hanging canoe.

Direct download: Episode_288_Beach_Formal.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:15pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins signing catcher Jason Castro for $24.5 million, how pitch framing helps a pitching staff, where Miguel Sano and Jorge Polanco will play, John Ryan Murphy vs. Mitch Garver for a backup job, Pat Dean going to Korea, Brian Dozier trade rumors, and recapping Thanksgiving.

Direct download: Episode_286_Jason_Castro_Signs.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:40pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about rising free agent prices and new revenue streams, the Twins' rumored pursuit of Jason Castro and the catching market, the firing of hitting coach Tom Brunansky, Levine vs. LaVine with Robert Kasak of 612 Brew, the odds of a Brian Dozier trade, buying nostalgia with NES Classic Edition, and answering mailbag questions from listeners.

Direct download: Episode_284_Framed.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:46pm EST
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Aaron and John break down the Twins' introductory press conference for chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine, discuss the benefits of Casper Mattresses while sipping Scotch, and then argue too much about retaining Rob Antony.

Direct download: Ep_283_Leveraging_Collaborative_Synergies.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:49pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Derek Falvey choosing Thad Levine to be the Twins' new GM, compare the Indians and the Cubs to the Twins, and answer a bunch of mailbag questions from listeners while doing shots at Iron Door Pub.

Direct download: Ep_282_Thad_Levine_Right-Handed_Man.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:25pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins Daily pub crawl, Aaron's new job, the Twins' front office search nearing a decision, and talking beer and baseball with Parker Hageman of Twins Daily and Robert Kasak of 612 Brew

Direct download: Ep_278_Crawling_To_A_Hire.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:02pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton's spectacular return weekend, Brian Dozier's spectacular three months, Paul Molitor changing his mind on Jorge Polanco, why the pitching staff remains the biggest problem, the upside and downside of finishing a book, Trevor Plouffe's future hanging on the balance, saying goodbye to KFAN for the season, and re-watching the 1987 and 1991 World Series.

Direct download: gatg_9_4_16_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:12pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' losing skid, six-year run of awful pitching, the planned front office regime change beyond just a new GM, similarities with Tom Kelly, Andy MacPhail, and Carl Pohlad, Tyler Duffey and Jose Berrios demotions, filling the roster with replacement-level talent, and Oswaldo Arcia's ongoing journey across baseball.

Direct download: gatg_8_28_16_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:02pm EST
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Aaron and guest co-host Nick Nelson talk about the Twins' ugly series in Kansas City, the next wave of pitching prospects, shopping for a catcher this offseason, the pros and cons of trading Brian Dozier, Jorge Polanco as a shortstop, Adalberto Mejia's debut, Hector Santiago's awful start, and Oswaldo Arcia hitting the waiver wire.

Direct download: gatg_8_21_16_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:14pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' pitching and defense bringing them back to reality, Byron Buxton's latest stint in the minors, pitching staff comings and goings, Kurt Suzuki on trade waivers, Brian Dozier refusing to stop hitting homers, Miguel Sano's elbow problems, what to do with Trevor May, and the worst decisions you can make with food after the bar closes.

Direct download: gatg_8_14_16_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:05pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins deciding to send down Byron Buxton after rumors of a Miguel Sano demotion, recapping the trade deadline, the run to avoid 90 losses, Max Kepler's power explosion, Jose Berrios rejoining the rotation, Eddie Rosario catching fire, and what to do about Jorge Polanco.

Direct download: gatg_8_7_16_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:56pm EST
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Aaron and John recap the trades the Twins made (Eduardo Nunez, Ricky Nolasco, Alex Meyer, Fernando Abad) and didn't make (Kurt Suzuki, Ervin Santana) while drinking beer and eating a Royale with Cheese at Lyn-Lake's Iron Door Pub. Thanks to the MN Corn Growers.

Direct download: Episode_268_Trade_Deadline_Recap.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:32pm EST
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Aaron and John rank Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton, Jose Berrios, Max Kepler, and the rest of the Twins' top 10 most valuable long-term assets while eating like kings at Kyatchi and getting clean shaves with Harry's Razors.

Direct download: Ep_267_Twins_Top_Ten.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:50pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the start of the Rob Antony era, belated reactions to Terry Ryan's firing, trade deadline quotes and realities, Miguel Sano's defense, Jose Berrios' latest great start at Triple-A, Roy Smalley's broadcasting upgrade, and touring U.S. Bank Stadium.

Direct download: gatg_7_24_16_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:17pm EST
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Aaron and John have an emergency podcast at New Bohemia to discuss and debate the the Twins firing Terry Ryan. 

Direct download: Ep_265_Replacing_Terry_Ryan.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:04pm EST
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Aaron and John talk abut the suddenly productive and crowded Twins lineup, wonder when some AAA arms could be recalled, speculate on the return the Twins could get for Ervin Santana and answer questions from producer Joltin' Joe Perovich and their listeners. Sponsored by MN Corn Growers. 

Direct download: gatg_7_17_16_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:55pm EST
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Aaron and John get their Human Resources groove on at New Bohemia, giving each of the Twins their personal performance reviews, including who is Nagana, Nagana, Nagana work here any more. Thanks to Harrys.com for sponsoring this midweek episode.

Direct download: Episode_263_Performance_Review.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:32pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Max Kepler and the Twins' lineup doing big damage, Kennys Vargas making the most of his (last?) chance, Trevor Plouffe's broken rib and the Twins' medical staff, Eduardo Nunez making the All-Star team, Daniel Palka moves up to Triple-A, the power of Twitter, midseason prospect rankings, and Terry Ryan saying (again) the Twins are open for business.

Direct download: gatg_7_10_16_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:03pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Miguel Sano's return, Byung Ho Park's demotion, the plans for Eddie Rosario, disabled list avoidance and roster shuffling, Max Kepler living up to the hype, Jim Pohlad's latest quotes, and saying goodbye to Kevin Jepsen.

Direct download: gatg_7_3_16_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:17pm EST
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Aaron and John feast at Iron Door Pub's first anniversary party and talk about Phil Hughes' surgery to relieve thoracic outlet syndrome, Brian Dozier's hot streak and late All-Star bid, the simplicity for Harry's razors, and answer listener's mailbag questions.

Direct download: Thoracic_Mailbag.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:18pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Tyler Duffey's gem vs. the Yankees, Brian Dozier's hot stretch, Oswaldo Arcia finding a new home in Tampa Bay, Terry Ryan's promise to be active at the trade deadline, voting for Jesse Ventura, Miguel Sano's rehab stint, thanking the Minnesota Corn Growers, Glen Perkins' surgery, and House Shopping 101.

Direct download: gatg_6_26_16_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:04pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about time running out on Oswaldo Arcia, Max Kepler stepping up, Glen Perkins' season-ending shoulder injuries, Byron Buxton's ongoing struggles, trying to find the point of Kevin Jepsen, swapping out Pat Dean for Tommy Milone, Danny Santana's return, the Minnesota Corn Growers, and Miguel Sano's timetable.

Direct download: gatg_6_19_16_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:59pm EST
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Aaron and John gather at Insight Brewing, debate each others' levels of being antisocial, and answer a whole lot of mailbag questions. Sponsored by Harrys.com.

Direct download: Episode_257_Introverted_Mailbag_64k.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:57pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about injuries to Phil Hughes and Trevor May, first-round draft pick Alex Kirilloff, Glen Perkins' setback, J.T. Chargois' short stay, waiver claim Neil Ramirez, Byron Buxton's bad follow-up week, Tommy Milone slicing up Triple-A hitters, clicking around the Minnesota Corn Growers' website, and Justin Morneau sleeping with the enemy.

Direct download: gatg_6_12_16_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:11pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton's red hot return to the majors, Max Kepler subbing for an injured Miguel Sano, how long the Twins can stick with Kevin Jepsen at closer, choosing a Twins rep for the All-Star game, going to Wrigley Field during a long weekend in Chicago, why Brian Dozier is treated so carefully, why you should check out MNFarmTeam.com, and what to do with Phil Hughes.

Direct download: gatg_6_5_16_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:13pm EST
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Aaron and John podcast midweek from Lynlake Brewery’s rooftop and discuss Neil Allen’s DWI and the non-ending battle with addiction, when we can expect Rochester’s youth to rejoin the Twins, an easy Father’s Day idea from Harrys.com, the Twins 2016 All-Star representative, and how Dick Bremer’s announcing is like Aaron’s favorite Chinese food.

Direct download: Episode_253_Waiting_On_Youth.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:10pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Eddie Rosario's demotion and Robbie Grossman's arrival, Jose Berrios' disaster start, Phil Hughes' shoulder problems, Minnesota Corn Growers' groundskeeper contest, Brian Dozier's ongoing struggles, and Terry Ryan's quotes about the sorry state of the team.

Direct download: GATG_5-22-16_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:14pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins getting right in Cleveland, the surprising AL Central pecking order, the legend of Juan Centeno, Tyler Duffey and Ervin Santana carrying the rotation again, Joe Mauer leading off, Byron Buxton on fire at Triple-A, Byung Ho Park looking better and better, and finding the unexpected on the Minnesota Corn Growers' website.

Direct download: GATG_5-15-16_FINAl.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:11pm EST
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Aaron and John meet up at 612 Brew to walk through myriad mailbag questions and discuss John's dolphin-smooth shave courtesy of Harry's Razors.

Direct download: Episode_250_May_Mailbag.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:53am EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' total system failure, the pros and cons of Terry Ryan as general manager, whether Paul Molitor deserves some of the blame, and "Caddyshack" via the Minnesota Corn Growers.

Direct download: 5-8-16_Gleeman_and_the_Geek_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:10pm EST
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Aaron and guest co-host Parker Hageman talk about the youth-filled rotation, early trade deadline speculation, Miguel Sano's defense, Eddie Rosario's hacking, holding the front office responsible, Joe Mauer's ongoing greatness, stat-heads taking over Holy Angels baseball, and how cats are like infant children.

Direct download: 5-1-16_-_Gleeman_and_Hageman.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:13pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton's demotion, Jose Berrios' debut, David Murphy's retirement, Joe Mauer's resurgence, Ervin Santana and Kyle Gibson going on the disabled list, Alex Meyer getting another chance, buying razors from Harrys.com, Kevin Jepsen's grip on the closer role, Miguel Sano's first 100 games, and eating rattlesnake at New Bohemia.

Direct download: Episode_247_Buxton_Down_Berrios_Up.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:01pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' mortality, Tyler Duffey's spot start, Ron Gardenhire's return to the organization, Miguel Sano coming out of his funk, Byron Buxton drifting toward a demotion, watching you be a Twins groundskeeper, Brian Dozier chasing high heat, losing John Hicks for nothing, Chris Colabello's suspension, and partying for Prince.

Direct download: Episode_246_Dead_Or_Alive.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:47pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins breaking through with their first wins of the season, Oswaldo Arcia reminding everyone he can hit, Glen Perkins' latest injury, Joe Mauer's great start, Byung Ho Park's huge power, being a Twins groundkeeper for a day, signing David Murphy to a minors deal, hot-hitting Eduardo Nunez, Byron Buxton vs. Eddie Rosario, and Bonnes refusing not to dance like a maniac.

Direct download: 4-17-16_Gleeman_and_the_Geek_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:00pm EST
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Aaron and John recap their experience at the Twins' home opener, apply sabermetrics to lifetime beer consumption, and wonder what the team can do to fix itself in a special midweek episode sponsored by Harry's.com.

Direct download: Episode_244_Home_Opener_Musings.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:11pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' brutal 0-6 start, over-managing Miguel Sano, "messing" up tater tots, Joe Mauer quietly having a big week, assessing Byung Ho Park, a special Home Opener GATG podcast, Danny Santana getting hurt, Paul Molitor tinkering constantly, Ricky Nolasco coming up big, buying a mattress from Casper, Glen Perkins struggling again, and Max Kepler filling in.

Direct download: Episode_243_Wheres_The_Restart_Button.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:41pm EST
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Aaron and John say goodbye to the too-long offseason, get back on KFAN, and preview the Twins season by asking 10 key questions, thanks to the Minnesota Corn Growers

Direct download: GATG_4-3-16_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:25pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Tyler Duffey vs. Ricky Nolasco, newspaper columns about Miguel Sano, making over/under picks for the AL Central teams, unemployment pluses and minuses, Carlos Quentin asking for his release, Byron Buxton at the bottom of the lineup, mac and cheesing it up at Mason's Barre, and choosing the winner for the 20-game Twins season ticket package giveaway from MN Corn Growers.

Direct download: Ep_241_AL_Central_Over-Under.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:19pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins sending Jose Berrios, Kennys Vargas, and Nick Burdi to the minors, Trevor May officially going to the bullpen, over/under picks for the American League West, a last chance to win a pair of 20-game Twins season ticket packages, Carlos Quentin making things interesting, Tinder super likes, the therapeutic properties of macaroni and cheese at Mason's, and a new basketball podcast from Britt Robson and David Brauer.

Direct download: Episode_240_AL_West_Over-Under.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:37pm EST
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Aaron is joined by guest co-hosts Parker Hageman and Dan Anderson to discuss John Bonnes' sickness in Florida, an early over/under 78.5, Tyler Duffey in the rotation, batting order choices, sleeping well on a Casper mattress, banning hoverboards, Phil Hughes' bounce back odds, and giving away a 20-game Twins season ticket package.

Direct download: 3-6.m4a
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:46pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Miguel Sano being outfield only, Byron Buxton's expectations, Jose Berrios' service time, counting down the Twins' top 10 prospects, barking it up at Northgate Brewery, Jimmy Rollins coming to the AL Central, last call on qualifying offer free agents, getting a good shave with Harrys.com, and helping the Minnesota Corn Growers give away a 20-game Twins season ticket package.

Direct download: Episode_237_Dog_Day_Afternoon.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:00pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Kurt Suzuki vs. John Ryan Murphy, Ricky Nolasco being the fly in the rotation's ointment, how you can win Twins season tickets thanks to the Minnesota Corn Growers, Miguel Sano's non-weight loss, Aaron's cat obsession with our friends at Iron Door Pub, Baseball Prospectus projections, Brian Duensing going to Kansas City, and tons of mailbag questions from listeners.

Direct download: Episode_236_PItchers_and_Mailbag_Report.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:17pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Joe Mauer's blurred vision, Delmon Young's ongoing quest to be the worst, Byron Buxton being second again, the good and bad of prospect rankings, getting a clean shave with Harry's, signing up for another season of KFAN, the first Vegas lines, and taking flight at LynLake Brewery.

Direct download: Episode_235_Prospects_and_Blurred_Vision.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:43am EST
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Aaron and John talk about Carlos Quentin's minor-league deal with the Twins, Winter Meltdown highs and lows, Terry Ryan's quotes about Ricky Nolasco and Danny Santana, what happened to Episode 233, Tim Laudner's anti-stats stance, sleeping well on a Casper mattress, Miguel Sano's non-weight loss, Byron Buxton's still-strong prospect rankings, and changing recipes at 612 Brew.

Direct download: Episode_234_Carlos_Quentin_and_The_Lost_Recordings.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:00am EST
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Aaron and John preview the Twins Daily Winter Meltdown, featuring Carl Pavano, Meatsauce & 612 Brew at the Pourhouse, proceed to meltdown at each other about the Twins starting rotation, and answer Family Feud questions. 

Direct download: Episode_232_Previewing_The_Meltdown_And_Then_Melting_Down.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:14pm EST
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In a special mid-morning podcast, Aaron and John preview the Twins hitters by debating ZIPS projections, cover the news around Twins arbitration eligible players, cringe at Aaron’s apartment/petri dish, note how Harrys.com is affecting your football commercials, and speculate what Aaron would do for $400,000.

Direct download: Episode_231_Arbitration_and_ZIPS.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:23pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the most depressing losses in Minnesota sports history, project the Twins' rotation and bullpen, check in on Denard Span and Ben Revere, wonder where Josmil Pinto will wind up, sleep well on Casper mattresses, debate arms versus legs, and answer mailbag questions from listeners.

Direct download: Ep_230_-_Chicken_Soup_for_Vikings_Fan_Soul.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:26pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' continued lack of moves, projecting the Opening Day roster, a hangover-causing birthday party, why the Twins can't have an announcer like Jim Petersen, Major League vs. Bull Durham, shaving with the help of Harrys.com, Oswaldo Arcia's remaining window, Aroldis Chapman to the Yankees, New Year's resolutions, and whether Kent Hrbek liked to party.

Direct download: Episode_229_2016-01-03.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:19pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Trevor May being bullpen bound, Fernando Abad possibly joining him, all the AL Central teams going for it in 2016, projecting Byung Ho Park from numbers and scouting, when to swear on a podcast, Johnny Cueto's big but reasonable contract with the Giants, eating way too much food at Iron Door Pub, and preparing for New Year's Eve with Harrys.com.

Direct download: Episode_228_Not_Such_Abad_Episode.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:47am EST
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