Aaron and John talk through a quiet week at the Winter Meetings, the escalating cost of relievers, new signs that Trevor Plouffe might stay a Twin, Aaron finally getting rid of his old mattress for his Casper's mattress (and how you can save $50 using the code word 'Gleeman', Danny Santana's future, beer & jewelry at LynLake Brewery, losing a Rule 5 flamethrower and mailbag questions.

Direct download: Ep_227_Much_Ado_About_Nothing.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:33pm EST
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Aaron and John dissect the affordable contract of Byung-Ho Park, wonder about Miguel Sano's move to the outfield, debate the wisdom of hanging onto Trevor Plouffe, give holiday gift ideas from Harrys.com, evaluate the Twins' arbitration offers to Casey Fien and Eduardo Nunez, recall their Saturday together, provide background on new Twins catching addition John Hicks, snicker at Aaron's man-crush on Joe Benson and discuss the escalating MLB free agent market.

Direct download: Ep_226_Park-Sano-Plouffe_Love_Triangle.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:39pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about adding Adam Brett Walker and other prospects to the 40-man roster, losing Josmil Pinto and A.J. Achter on waivers, Paul Molitor getting Manager of the Year votes, Jacque Jones' new coaching gig, Ron Gardenhire possibly joining a front office, and the dangers of podcasting next to multiple Packers fans at Mason's Barre.

Direct download: Ep_224_40_Man_Roster_Moves.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:03am EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins trading Aaron Hicks to the Yankees for John Ryan Murphy, whether Hicks will be another Carlos Gomez, the new odds of trading Trevor Plouffe or playing Miguel Sano in the outfield, Harry's coming in handy for Movember, other catcher options the Twins bypassed for Murphy, getting something for Chris Herrmann, and drinking beer at the new Able Brewery and Seedhouse in Northeast.

Direct download: Ep_224_Trading_Aaron_Hicks_for_John_Ryan_Murphy.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:47pm EST
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Aaron and John talk anything and everything Byung-ho Park and the Twins' winning $12.85 million bid for the Korean slugger over beers at New Bohemia.

Direct download: Ep_223_Byung-ho_Park.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:29am EST
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Aaron and John talk about Torii Hunter's retirement and place in Twins history, Ron Gardenhire finishing runner-up for a job and being a Halloween costume, Justin Morneau on the open market, Aaron's annual shave with Harry's Razors, why "general manager" has a new meaning, why Rick Anderson has been AWOL, shaving heads at Mason's Barre, and answering mailbag questions from listeners.

Direct download: Ep_222_Torii_and_Gardy.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:46pm EST
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Aaron and John discuss the possible return of A.J. Pierzynski, Ron Gardenhire’s rejection letters, hot dogs, beer, and Japanese food at Kyatchi, 40-man roster moves, how to pronounce cauliflower, the odds of various starters making the rotation, Aaron's infatuation on Tom Selleck, the depth of turnover in the bullpen, and lessons from the postseason.

Direct download: Ep_221_-_Sushi_and_Pitching_Preview.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:22pm EST
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Aaron and John preview the offseason by discussing the Twins future budget, Kurt Suzuki’s future platoon partner, Trevor Plouffe’s future employer, Eduardo Escobar’s future role, Torii Hunter’s future salary, and Byron Buxton’s future location - all while stuffing their maws with Iron Door Pub’s food, berating you for not saving money at Harry’s Razors and finally answering Twitter questions.

Direct download: Ep_220___Aaron_The_Bookie_-_The_Hitters.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:52am EST
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Aaron and John talk about watching the playoffs and trying to imagine the Twins making a deep run, reviewing the good and (mostly) bad preseason over/under picks, Ron Gardenhire's ongoing job search, eating Jackalope and drinking beer at New Bohemia, how to become the subject of a gossip column, and living your life around a living room mattress.

Direct download: Ep_219_Over-Under_Review.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:51pm EST
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Aaron and John say goodbye to another Twins season and talk about falling just short of the Wild Card spot, half-full vs. half-empty, how to assess Torii Hunter, what to expect from the offseason, Paul Molitor's first year on the job, getting razor's from Harrys.com, Brian Dozier's strikeout record, Miguel Sano's full counts, KFAN's ratings dominance, and bat-flipping for fun and profit.

Direct download: Ep_218_The_Weekend_That_Wasnt.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:39pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the final week of the season, breaking down the wild card contenders' schedules, Tyler Duffey and which mediocre starter inspires the most hope, going nuts at the Verizon store, Max Kepler's debut, super moons at LynLake Brewery, not forgetting about Byron Buxton, and trying to figure out Eddie Rosario.

Direct download: Ep_217_Stars_Align.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:26pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' playoff odds being on life support, Paul Molitor on experience vs. youth, riding or dying with Mike Pelfrey, recapping the Twins Daily pub crawl, Torii Hunter coming back to life, getting razors from Harrys.com, the least of the rotation evils, strikeouts vs. double plays, eating macaroni and cheese at Mason's, and snapping a 15-year no-vomit streak.

Direct download: Ep_214_Clinging_To_The_Wild_Card.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:16pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about going back to podcast-only, bar-hopping mode, hitting the over on 72.5 wins, playing the White Sox, Eddie Rosario's odds of turning back into a pumpkin, Eduardo Escobar's hot streak, Torii Hunter showing signs of life, Trevor May's future role, not calling up Max Kepler or Jose Berrios, what to make of Byron Buxton so far, and Oktoberfest at 612 Brew.

Direct download: Episode_215_September_Contenders.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:14am EST
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John is joined by the incomparable Steve Neuman, SABR historian Dan Levitt, and Hans Van Slooten of Baseball Reference while Aaron trains kittens to fight in the terrifying wilds of central Wisconsin. They talk about how the Twins can fix their bullpen, where Terry Ryan ranks in comarison to other MLB general managers, some vintage #SanoPorn, the end of JO Berrios' season, Byron Buxton's next three weeks, contemplate what alien/good-intentioned ghost has taken over Eduardo Escobar's body, the emergence of Tyler Duffey, Glen Perkins' various maladies (with a Twitter update from Perkins himself), and if the Twins' "hero of the week" method can get them to the postseason.

Direct download: GATG_09062015_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:03pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins making it to September very much in Wild Card contention, a struggling Byron Buxton vs. a washed up Torii Hunter, whether the Twins will call up Jose Berrios to help a faltering rotation, the third annual Twins Daily pub crawl, feeling old at high school reunions, sweating in studios, and Miguel Sano as the big spoon.

Direct download: GATG_08302015_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:13pm EST
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Aaron and guest co-host Parker Hageman of Twins Daily talk about Byron Buxton joining Miguel Sano for a bunch of wins, the Twins trading for Neal Cotts, Glen Perkins coming back sooner than expected, Aaron Hicks getting hurt, whether there's any hope for Joe Mauer, and gross middle-aged white guys.

Direct download: GATG_08232015_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:17pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Phil Hughes getting hurt, Jose Berrios not being called up, Tyler Duffey's bounceback, being delayed by golf, sending your kids off to college, Torii Hunter getting old, Miguel vs. Miguel Sano, gambling problems, changing from a marathon to a sprint, strong-armed outfields, and celebrating the four-year anniversary of "Gleeman and The Geek."

Direct download: GATG_08162015_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:40pm EST
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Aaron and John get together for a special midweek episode and talk about Byron Buxton disappearing from the Twins' immediate plans, the possibility of trading Trevor Plouffe, Max Kepler's breakout season, Kurt Suzuki being skeptical of numbers, buying a mattress from Casper, clearing the 2016 outfield logjam, Terry Ryan's job security and getting the meat sweats at Iron Door Pub.

Direct download: Episode_209_Buxton_Gets_Arciad.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:09am EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' collapse, rotation ugliness, Jose Berrios' timetable, Byron Buxton's rehab, Aaron Hicks' extreme splits, Tyler Duffey's rough debut, Chris Herrmann vs. Eric Fryer, Carlos Correa being a superstar already, the Tigers firing Dave Dombrowski, and reviewing Lollapalooza as a 70-year-old.

Direct download: GATG_08092015_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:15pm EST
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Aaron and guest co-host Parker Hageman talk about the Twins trading for Kevin Jepsen, Tommy Milone's injury, Tyler Duffey joining the rotation, Aaron Hicks' improvement, Byron Buxton's next step, Danny Santana and Jorge Polanco going to the minors, whether or not to worry about Glen Perkins, and recording your children doing embarassing things for future use.

Direct download: GATG_08022015_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:14pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' ugly series loss to the Yankees, trade deadline targets big and small, Trevor May moving into a setup role, Byron Buxton being out longer than expected, Johnny Cueto coming to the AL Central, why Danny Santana is getting so much leeway, Yankees-loving girlfriends, Ervin Santana missing the playoffs, and being naked and cold.

Direct download: GATG_07262015_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:20pm EST
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Aaron and John get together for a midweek, podcast-only episode to talk about the Twins lusting after Troy Tulowitzki, the ups and downs of midseason trades since 2000, making your face look good with Harry's razors, which prospects have the potential to make everyone sad, misremembering Doug Mientkiewicz, having beer on the rooftop patio at LynLake Brewery, and mailbag questions from listeners.

Direct download: Episode_205_Troy_Tulowitzki_Mayor_of_Speculation_City.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:34am EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' rough start to the second half, Miguel Sano's ankle injury, Glen Perkins' imperfection, potential trade deadline targets, the appeal of fixing from within, where to bat Brian Dozier in the lineup, what to do with a struggling Kurt Suzuki, television ratings, and being confident in not collapsing.

Direct download: GATG_07192015_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:12pm EST
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Aaron and John review the Twins' remarkable first half, including team their MVP ballots and player-by-player breakdowns, plus plenty of fawning about Miguel Sano.

Direct download: Episode_203_Half_Way_Home.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:37pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins calling up Miguel Sano for his MLB debut, Ervin Santana joining the rotation after an 80-game suspension, demoting Trevor May to the bullpen instead of Mike Pelfrey or Tommy Milone, reviewing the St. Paul Saints' new ballpark, Alex Meyer's quick return to Triple-A, Jose Berrios and Jorge Polanco moving one step closer, and why singing on a podcast is generally a bad idea.

Direct download: GATG_07052015_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:45pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton's injury and the curse of the elite Twins prospect, Aaron Hicks' re-opened window, Alex Meyer's debut as a reliever, Ervin Santana joining the rotation soon, Danny Santana vs. Eduardo Escobar vs. Eduardo Nunez, Deolis Guerra finally getting to the majors, Ron Gardenhire possibly in Philadelphia, the best Twins leadoff men of all time, and the meaning of being a Sexy Beast.

Direct download: GATG_06282015_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:31pm EST
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Aaron and John do a special midweek episode to review the seasons of the top Minnesota Twins prospects, whether their status has moved up or down, and how Harry's Razors are like elite prospects.

Direct download: Episode_200_Midseason_Prospect_Update.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:48am EST
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Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton putting his Hall of Fame induction on hold, where all the Twins' run scoring went, what happens to the rotation when Ervin Santana returns, a July 3rd Saints game you can attend with Aaron and John, releasing Jordan Schafer, Chris Herrmann's job security, first-round pick Tyler Jay signing for $3.9 million, what to do and not to do while on the toilet, and Towns vs. Okafor.

Direct download: GATG_06212015_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:24pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about BYRON BUXTON (and some other stuff).

Direct download: GATG_06142015_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:10pm EST
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Aaron and John get together for a special midweek, podcast-only episode to discuss the Twins' draft picks led by No. 6 overall selection Tyler Jay, the history of college relievers as top-10 picks, and sleeping like a baby on a Casper mattress.

Direct download: Ep_197_Midweek_Draft_Spectacular.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:59pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins demoting Danny Santana to Triple-A and bringing back Kennys Vargas, the latest shockingly good start from Mike Pelfrey, projecting the Twins' first-round pick, the closing window of opportunity for Oswaldo Arcia, appreciating Carlos Gomez and his flaws, Ricky Nolasco's ankle injury and Tommy Milone's role, the No. 1 sellers at Target Field, and whether or not to pay $120 for a Lil Wayne concert.

 

Direct download: GATG_06072015_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:56pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' pitching depth vanishing with one Ricky Nolasco injury, whether Oswaldo Arcia is even wanted back, Casey Fien's return to the bullpen, Chris Colabello hurting and helping his old team, sending kids off into the world as adults, Trevor May's new approach, Tasseldega Nights, Josmil Pinto not knocking down the door, answering Meatsauce's mailbag questions, and the great corn dog vs. corn on the cob debate.

Direct download: GATG_05312015_final2.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:30pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins actually getting competent starting pitching, what they'll do when Ervin Santana's suspension ends, Alex Meyer's move to the bullpen at Triple-A, Kennys Vargas crushing Triple-A, Tim Stauffer getting way more trust than he deserves, running away from the regression monster, Brian Dozier picking up where he left off in 2014, and whether or not to demote Danny Santana.

Direct download: GATG_05_24_15_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:09pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins calling up Aaron Hicks and demoting Kennys Vargas, how they've figured out how to beat every team except the Tigers, Jordan Schafer's place on the team whenever he's healthy, reviewing Comerica Park and Mad Max, Tommy Milone thriving at Triple-A, wanting someone who can actually hit in the DH spot, and answering mailbag questions from listeners.

Direct download: GATG_05172015_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:17pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' refusal to lose, calling up Eddie Rosario over Aaron Hicks, evaluating Paul Molitor's early managing, Ron Gardenhire striking out in Milwaukee, Torii Hunter's crazy streak, hitting .320 with runners in scoring position, buying an Apple Watch, and the next Andre David.

Direct download: GATG_05102015_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:15pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins clawing their way above .500 after a brutal start, Ricky Nolasco's return and Tommy Milone's departure, Ron Gardenhire looking for a job and the White Sox possibly having an opening, good Mike Pelfrey going away quickly, Byron Buxton catching fire at Double-A, and what to do with Tim Stauffer and Lester Oliveros.

Direct download: GATG_05032015_fINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:18pm EST
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Aaron and John return to KFAN radio and talk about Trevor May's promising start, Joe Mauer's changed approach, Torii Hunter and Trevor Plouffe playing at extremes, Byron Buxton's timetable, Danny Santana turning back into a pumpkin, small crowds at Target Field, what to hope for with Ricky Nolasco, and bumper music choices.

Direct download: GATG_04192015_Final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:21pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' rough opening week, Torii Hunter struggling in the cleanup spot, Trevor May joining the rotation, John's trip to Vegas, Blaine Boyer going as badly as expected, Harry's Razors giving listeners a nice discount, Gleeman Disciples' initiation rites, Paul Molitor's willingness to platoon, where the Twins' top 40 prospects can be found in the minors, and hanging out at Mason's Barre.

Direct download: Ep_189_The_Opening_Week_Blues.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:09pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Ervin Santana being suspended for 80 games, over/under win totals for the Twins and other AL Central teams, laughing at a funeral, Josmil Pinto losing the backup catcher job, Mike Pelfrey getting his wish, Kyle Gibson needing to step up, and basically everyone outside of Minnesota predicting the Twins will stink again.

Direct download: Episode_188_Santanas_Suspension_and_AL_Central_Over-Unders.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:29pm EST
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Aaron and John talk and/or argue about nearly everything the Twins did in the past week, including demoting Alex Meyer, Trevor May, Aaron Hicks, and Eddie Rosario to Triple-A, choosing Tommy Milone for the rotation, moving an angry Mike Pelfrey to the bullpen, signing Brian Dozier to a $20 million contract, trusting spring training numbers, and what to drink at Mason's Barre. And then they give away a pair of 20-game Twins season tickets courtesy of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association.

Direct download: Ep_187_Roster_Moves_and_Dozier_Extension.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:29pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Paul Molitor showing stat-head tendencies, Ron Gardenhire going full-on dad mode, gambling on the over/under win totals for AL East and AL West teams, giving away season ticket packages from the Minnesota Farm Growers, top prosopects Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, Jose Berrios, and Alex Meyer going to the minors, and the best and worst leadoff hitters in Twins history.

Direct download: Ep_186_AL_Over-Unders.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:01am EST
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Aaron and John talk about whether the Twins should sign Brian Dozier to an extension, Paul Molitor's quotes about managing philosophies, chatting with Adam Czech of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association about a season ticket package giveaway contest for listeners, 612 Brew's new cans and where to get them, Mike Pelfrey as a starter only, and the difference between live radio and recorded podcasts with a drunk, show-crashing woman.

Direct download: Dozier_Extension_and_Season_Ticket_Giveaway.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:40am EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' top 10 prospects, Ron Gardenhire's plans for 2015, the big Miguel Sano comeback, eating and drinking at New Bohemia, Nick Punto's retirement, billion-dollar TV deals, how to get a proper anti-social haircut, Jose Berrios going topless, moving day, and mailbag questions.

Direct download: Episode_182_Topless_Aaron_and_Talkless_Haircuts.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:31am EST
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Aaron and John talk about Bovada's over/under line for the Twins' win total, James Shields finding a home, Andrew Wiggins vs. Byron Buxton, Jared Burton joining Scott Baker on the Yankees, how much the Twins rotation needs to improve, the best Twins rotations of the Ron Gardenhire era, the front office's expectations for 2015, Joe Mauer's past pitch-framing, and lots of mailbag questions.

Direct download: Episode_181_Twins_Killers_71_wins_and_Wiggins_vs_Buxton.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:54pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about projecting the Twins' rotation and bullpen, Parker Hageman fathering another human, whether the Twins could have and/or should have signed James Shields, getting razors delivered from Harrys.com, burning cars, betting millions on Tommy Milone, baby-making and baby-sleeping, and almost getting into a fight with a drunk guy next to them (who later fell asleep and was kicked out).

Direct download: Pitching_Fatherhood_and_Drunken_Rappers.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:17am EST
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Aaron and John hang out at 612 Brew and talk about the Twins' arbitration settlements, whether to offer Trevor Plouffe a long-term deal, FanGraphs' unfavorable projections for the Twins in 2015, the art on 612's new beer cans, Byron Buxton compared to Carlos Gomez, the perfect setting for Aaron's bachelor party, David Price's record-breaking arbitration salary, and next weekend's "Winter Meltdown" event.

Direct download: Arbitration_Extensions_and_Projections.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:40pm EST
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Aaron and John meet at Mason's and talk about Jacque Jones' career and his upcoming appearance at the Twins Daily Winter Meltdown event, Joe Mauer's contract, crying babies, adding Blaine Boyer to the bullpen mix, staying away from Nick Punto, mailbag questions, and meeting the parents.

Direct download: Ep_177_Jacque_Jones_and_Meeting_The_In-Laws.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:31am EST
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Aaron and John meet at Stella's and discuss:

1:00 – Free agents and  MLB payrolls

7:00 – Phil Hughes Extension

21:00 – Tim Stauffer signing

36:00 – Ballpark effects

39:00 – Aaron’s Birthday

44:00 – Twins Daily Meltdown

46:00 – Farewell Chris Parmelee

52:00 – Twins catchers

55:00 – Going to Korea

59:00 – National Perception of the Twins

61:00 – Top 30 Tweeters

64:00 – Spring Training

68:15 – Aaron’s worst analogy ever

 

72:00 – Super Bowl Weekend

Direct download: Ep_176_Hughes_and_Stauffer.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:42pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins signing Ervin Santana for $55 million, picking J.R. Graham in the Rule 5 draft, revisiting the Ricky Nolasco signing, using Harry's Razors for your holiday shopping, incident-free press conferences, full rotations, dropping Chris Parmelee and Chris Colabello, signing Shane Robinson, payroll debates, and Eduardo Escobar rumors.

Direct download: Episode_174_Ervin_Santana.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:05pm EST
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Aaron and John visit Sociable Cider Werks and talk about the Minnesota Twins signing Torii Hunter, the varied paths of Carleton grads, a tutorial on defensive metrics, and reactions to Hunter's press conference comments.

Direct download: Talking_Torii.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:03pm EST
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Aaron and John welcome special guest Steve "Randball's Stu" Neuman for beers at Summit Brew Hall and talk about filling out the Twins' coaching staff, having Torii Hunter feelings, Miguel Sano and 40-man roster additions, good charities and $100,000, The Sportive podcast, and trying out for The Voice.

Direct download: Episode_172_BSing_with_Stu.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:30pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the free agent outfielders available to the Minnesota Twins, the process arbitration and this offseason's decisions, introducing Starflyer 59's latest album, the latest (in-house) additions to Paul Molitor’s coaching staff, donating to Aaron Purmont’s family,and reviewing Fritos Chili Pizza.

Don't forget, you can subscribe to GATG using iTunes or Stitcher

 

Direct download: Episode_171_Free_Agent_Outfielder.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:40pm EST
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Aaron and John go to Town Hall Brewery and talk about Paul Molitor officially being hired as Twins manager, a Torii Hunter reunion, Tom Brunansky returning as hitting coach, last week's impromptu chat with Tim McIntosh, thoughts from Molitor's press conference, bad newspaper columnists, good bourbon, and being woken up by Molitor on a Saturday morning. 

Don't forget, you can subsribe to GATG using iTunes or Stitcher

Direct download: Ep_170_New_Regime_and_Town_Hall_Brewery.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:01pm EST
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Aaron and John start the podcast at New Bohemia talking about the the weird way that the news broke that Paul Molitor will be the next Twins manager and what it might mean, then run into a guy with a World Series ring, then find out he used to play with Molitor, then talk to the guy, then talk more about Molitor, and then argue about LaTroy Hawkins and Matt Capps for twenty minutes. So, basically, pretty much just like every other episode. 

Direct download: Ep_169_Paul_Molitor.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:37am EST
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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: 9:03pm EST
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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: 4:32pm EST
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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: 7:45am EST
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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: 10:16pm EST
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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: 10:39pm EST
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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: 7:04pm EST
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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: 7:22pm EST
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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: 7:20pm EST
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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: 6:44pm EST
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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: 7:09pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Kendrys Morales signing, Josmil Pinto's future being in flux, John's amazing dance moves at the KFAN party, Jason Kubel being let go, Nick Gordon and the Twins' draft picks, when to cut bait on Kevin Correia, trolling the Joe Mauer waters, wedding dock collapses, mailbag questions from listeners, and when not to get married for money.

Direct download: GATG_060814_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:16pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Oswaldo Arcia and Josh Willingham being ready to return, what the Twins will do with the No. 5 overall pick in the draft, how much time Aaron Hicks has left to show something, Alex Meyer and Trevor May doing well at Triple-A, biting someone's ear off, Glen Perkins' underrated excellence, Pat Neshek bouncing back in St. Louis, back-to-back Tinder dates, not having good stories any longer, and scouting college and high school players with special guest Jeremy Nygaard.

Direct download: GATG_052514_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:58pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' surprisingly decent first quarter of the season, management calling out Aaron Hicks through the media, Brian Dozier being one of the league's best players, Oswaldo Arcia going back to the minors, Chris Colabello turning back into a pumpkin, Kurt Suzuki proving to be a fine investment, and whether the Twins have something in Eduardo Escobar.

Direct download: GATG_051814_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:02pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about MLB kicking them off iTunes, Byron Buxton re-injuring his wrist, falling in love with Danny Santana, Keith Olbermann sticking up for them, Matt Guerrier and Chris Parmelee returning to the majors, the size of Aaron's ego, ignoring their mothers, demoting Pedro Florimon, Phil Hughes and Ricky Nolasco improving, Johan Santana's comeback, more concussions, and insurance denying MRI exams.

Direct download: GATG_051114_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:10pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about th Twins' no-swing approach, Alex Meyer's new pitch, car problems, dumping Mike Pelfrey, waiver wire madness, Josmil Pinto's first 40 game, ugly rotation numbers, seeing each other out in the wild, Paul McCartney, and how not to party.

Direct download: GATG_042714_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:10pm EST
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Aaron and guest co-host Parker Hageman talk about the Twins' surprisingly good offense and unsurprisingly bad pitching, claiming Sam Fuld off waivers, Kyle Gibson's upside, Jason Bartlett's retirement, Aaron Hicks running out of time, winning awards from City Pages, what to make of Phil Hughes and Ricky Nolasco, dating your sister, new podcasts to try, and blindfolding women on Hennepin Avenue.

Direct download: GATG_042014_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:39pm EST
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Aaron and John get kicked off KFAN, head back to Mason's downtown, and talk about everyone going Joe Crazy crazy, torn ACLs, Oswaldo Arcia and Josh Willingham getting hurt, trading for Eduardo Nunez, the pros and cons of calling someone "babygirl," Brian Dozier's continued power, hockey riots, Jason Kubel turning back time, listening to the "Talk To Contact" podcast, not being able to keep Byron Buxton safe, Uber vs. taxis, and special guests David Brauer, Renee, Lou, Lucas, and Tanya.

Here's the minute-by-minute breakdown:

2 Twins Game

4 Torn ACL

14 Rib Tips

18 DL Moves

26 Masons Food

27 Twins Trade

38 Bartlett’s Future

42 Babygirl

44 Trevor’s Defense

46 Aaron’s Stories

48 More Babygirl

56 Talk To Contact

64 Our Bar

68 Twitter’s Brand

74 Brian Dozier

76 Aaron Hicks

79 Return of Tanya

81 Buxton’s Wrist

83 Where’s Eddie?

84 Lou’s Return

86 Mauer’s Week

91 Mauer Buying A Car

98 Rioting Roommates

101 Hiring Randballstu

 

103 Why Taxis Stink

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:09pm EST
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Aaron and John are back on the radio at KFAN and talk about the Twins' opening week, Ron Gardenhire's milestone win and place in history, getting home opener tickets, Chris Colabello's great story, choosing Derek Jeter's career, Twitter slap fights, trading producers, the changing bullpen roles, college tours, and The Church of Mase.

Direct download: GATG_040614_ALL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:09pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' Opening Day roster, going back on KFAN, Scott Diamond and Chris Parmelee passing through waivers, Old Man Gleeman hurting his knee, Byron Buxton's injury, selling Vance Worley, jumping into the Tinder pool, Jason Bartlett's "super" role, losing Alex Presley, over/under predictions for Twins position players, finally getting an iPhone, and podcasting from Freehouse.

Here's the breakdown:

0 Aaron’s Knee

4 KFAN

8 Freehouse

11 25-man roster

12 Kyle Gibson

13 Wrong Aaron

14 Sam Deduno

17 Losing Worley

21 Losing Presley

23 Oysters

28 Keeping Bartlett

33 Bullpen moves

35 More Barltett

40 Keeping Guerrier

41 Powered by Cheese Curds

42 Buxton’s injury

46 Embracing “youth”

49 Lineup over-under

50 Brian Dozier

54 Kurt Suzuki

56 Joe Mauer

60 Josh Willingham

64 Oswaldo Arcia

68 Jason Kubel

70 Trevor Plouffe

73 Aaron Hicks

75 Pedro Florimon

77 Josmil Pinto

78 Losing kids

81 $1000 burger

85 Aaron’s iphone

94 Tinder 

Direct download: Episode_139_Final_Roster_and_Lineup_Preview.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:46pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about picking over/under win totals for each team, Kyle Gibson vs. Scott Diamond and Aaron Hicks vs. Alex Presley, Sam Deduno moving to the bullpen, drinking Hammerheart beer and eating all kinds of good stuff at New Bohemia, Vance Worley clearing waivers, how not to get an iPhone, Josmil Pinto and the catcher situation, Padres fan bartenders, and succulent sausages.

Here's the breakdown...

1:30 – Australian Twins

4:30 – Hammerheart/New Bohemia

7:45 – Running Sap

11:30 – Starter Race

22:30 – Assembling dreck

25:00 – Hicks return

31:00 – Batting 2nd

35:30 - Succulent Sausages

39:00 – Fattening up

40:30 – Vance Worley

43:00 – Twins catchers

43:50 – Bench speculation

48:00 – Shaving letters

49:00 – Aaron’s iphone

53:45 – Over-unders

57:25 – Houston Astros

58:30 – Beer flights

1:05:00 - Seattle Mariners

1:08:30 – LA Angels

1:13:00 – Texas Rangers

1:16:30 – Oakland A’s                    

1:20:30 – Blue Jays

1:24:30 – Baltimore Orioles

1:27:00 – Yankees

1:30:30 – Red Sox

1:32:00 - Tampa Bay

1:33:30 – White Sox

1:35:00 – Cleveland Indians

1:37:00 – KC Royals

1:39:30 – Detroit Tigers

1:42:00 – Minnesota Twins

1:46:00 – San Diego Padres

 

1:47:00  - Next week

 

Direct download: Episode_138_Roster_Decisions_and_Over-Under_Picks.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:15pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Glen Perkins' contract extension, St. Patrick's Day craziness, what the plan is for Josmil Pinto and Aaron Hicks, unwanted apartment guests, drinking and eating at Mason's downtown, Ricky Nolasco starting Opening Day, running into KFAN producer Ryan Donaldson and his crew, waitresses in short shorts, out-of-options Twins, and getting too excited about spring training stats.

Direct download: Perkins_Extension_and_St_Patricks_Day.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:19pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about going to Twins spring training in Florida, Byron Buxton and the first batch of Twins cuts, drunken women debating the quality of their butts during the podcast, Johan Santana signing with the Orioles, hanging out at Mason's Restaurant downtown, housewarming gifts, singing bartenders, the Miguel Sano aftermath, giving shoutouts, and Twitter tabs.

Direct download: Ep_136_Spring_Training_and_Memorable_Butts.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:38am EST
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Aaron and guest co-host Parker Hageman talk about Miguel Sano needing Tommy John elbow surgery and what it means for his future, Johan Santana's sad comeback, Josmil Pinto's weight issues, technical difficulties, Bud Lights vs. Old Fashioneds, cop listeners, the history of Tommy John surgery, over/under 70.5 wins in 2014, Florida weddings, and being way too explicit.

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:21pm EST
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Aaron and John go on a tour of Aaron's new place in Uptown and talk about Matt Garza reportedly turning down the Twins' sizable offer, Pedro Florimon's grasp on the shortstop job, when not to use someone's bathroom, Liam Hendriks' waiver wire tour, investing in a marriage, working from coffee shops, Josh Willingham's future, our survey, mailbag questions from listeners, hanging out at Bar Abilene with Meatsauce, speed dating, and the joys of parking. Here's the breakdown:

0:30 – Aaron’s new Uptown Bachelor Pad tour.
6:00 – Getting stuck in the snow
11:30 – Aaron Gleeman = Scott Seekins
13:30 – Coffee shop etiquette
16:05 – Bar Abilene
19:00 – Pedro Florimon
21:30 – Shortstop options
25:30 – Becoming Yankee fans
27:40 – Matt Garza
38:00 – Josh Willingham Wants To Stay
41:20 – Matt Guerrier delay
43:30 – Matt Capps is hurt
45:30 – CC Sabathia
48:00 – Playing basketball
51:15 - Liam Hendriks
53:30 – CenturyLink and bathroom etiquette
1:02:00 – Working from a coffee house
1:05:00 – Modern Marriage
1:17:00 – Uptown Notes
1:18:40 – Speed Dating Event
1:21:20 – Our Survey
1:23:00 – Mailbag

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:54pm EST
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Aaron and John visit Rye Deli on the same day the offseason ends and discuss what we want to see from the 2014 Twins, what to expect from the pitching staff and how to start their own bar with zero experience. Here's the breakdown:

2:00 - Aaron’s moving update

3:30 – Brunch

4:20 – Players in the best shape of their life

8:00 – John & Aaron’s public speaking schedule

14:00 – John meeting Aaron’s Mom

17:30 – Twins claiming LHP Brooks Raley 

24:30 – Underrating and overrating Derek Jeter

37:20 – Rye Deli owner David Weinstein tutors John & Aaron on how to start a restaurant/bar with no experience

44:30 – What’s important for the Twins 2014 season?

59:40 – What can we expect from the starting rotation in 2014?

1:05:00 – Valentine’s Day

1:12:00 – Mailbag

1:29:00 – The first kiss

1:31:30 – Parker’s Second Chance Video 

 

Direct download: Episode_133_Pitchers_and_Catchers_Report.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:42pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about potential spring training position battles, Miguel Sano's timetable, late-signing free agent pitching, new theme songs from New Zealand, a sponsor's resume, bar crawls, Terry Ryan's cancer diagnosis, mailbag questions from listeners, choosing an Olympic sport to pair up in, slumming it on other podcasts, and how to stupidly avoid moving at all costs.

Direct download: Position_Battles.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:47pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins choosing Ricky Nolasco over Matt Garza, dreaming on Byron Buxton and the recent history of No. 1 prospects, recapping the "Winter Meltdown" event, Matt Guerrier's return, HammerHeart's support selling Andrew Albers to Korea, smoking after close, Taylor Swift amusement, Hebrew school reunions, crush contests, on-air interventions, swapping wives, and Super Bowl parties.

Direct download: Episode_131_Meltodwn_Garza_and_Crushing.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:20pm EST
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Aaron and John are joined live onstage at Twins Daily's inaugural "Winter Meltdown" event by special guests Twins president Dave St. Peter, former Cy Young runner-up Scott Erickson, and Miguel Sano documentary filmmaker Jon Paley, along with Parker Hageman, Seth Stohs, and 300 of their closest friends.

Direct download: Episode_130_Live_In_Concert_From_The_Winter_Meltdown.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:54pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the often confusing arbitration process and what it means for Trevor Plouffe, apartment shopping and kite festivals, Paul Molitor embracing video and analytics, Metrodome memories and Russian difficulties, Delmon Young going to Baltimore, pretending to be a soccer fan, brunch as a way of life, mailbag questions from listeners, and supermanning beer pong tables.

Direct download: Episode_129_Arbitration_and_Kite_Festivals.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:06pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, and the Twins' spring training invitees, Aaron's reason for going to New Zealand, unsigned big-name free agents, HammerHeart's smokey experiments, turning baseball into soccer, where all the ex-Twins have landed, having really smart relatives, grandmas and fate, when to retire, and celebrating one million listeners.

Direct download: Ep_128_Spring_Training_In_New_Zealand.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:29pm EST
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Aaron and John take the podcast to Town Hall Lanes and talk about Eddie Rosario's "drug of abuse" suspension, the state of the Twins' overhauled rotation, turning 31 years old and putting yourself out there, Twitter power rankings, how not to complain about the weather in Minnesota, paying money to podcast, Chris Kluwe and picking fights, Matt Garza rumors, Philadelphia for Christmas, being out of options, and buying women drinks.

Direct download: Episode_127_For_Medicinal_Purposes_Only.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:28pm EST
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Aaron and guest co-host Parker Hageman of Twins Daily talk about partying at The House That Blog Built, Alex Meyer the substitute teacher, dropping Darin Mastroianni from the 40-man roster, throwing televisions off balconies, hypothesizing about Masahiro Tanaka, the Hall of Fame and Jack Morris, Kurt Suzuki threatening Josmil Pinto, mailbag questions from listeners, and drinking at 612 Brew.

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:58pm EST
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Aaron and John take the podcast to Summit Brewing Company and talk about re-signing Mike Pelfrey for two years, trading Ryan Doumit to the Braves, Kurt Suzuki's chances of starting over Josmil Pinto, taking Danny Valencia on a first date, real life colliding with the podcast, Christmas with the Bonnes family, wondering about the Twins' payroll, the pros and cons of double-dipping, people being way too nice to trust, and moving to Uptown.

Direct download: Episode_125_Mike_Pelfrey_Ryan_Doumit_and_Kurt_Suzuki.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:56am EST
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Aaron and John visit HammerHeart Brewing Company and talk about Jason Kubel's return to Minnesota, the insanity of a two-year offer to Mike Pelfrey, the challenges and rewards of starting a brewery, losing Liam Hendriks on waivers, a sold out Meltdown event, the bizarre roster decisions the Twins will face on Opening Day, Ron Coomer's new job, joining Stitcher, and the joys of having someone bring you beer.

Direct download: Ep_124_Jason_Kubel_and_Mike_Pelfrey.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:11pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about missing out on A.J. Pierzynski and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Joe Nathan going to Detroit, a Twins Daily event during TwinsFest that you won't want to miss, Liam Hendriks being dropped from the roster, podcasting from Hammerheart Brewing next week, Justin Morneau going to Colorado, what to make of Robinson Cano's contract, saying "I love you" to Amber, mailbag questions from listeners, podcast reviews from beautiful women, eating giant ice cream cakes at a bar, and being the bad boy of Minnesota Twins baseball bloggers.

Direct download: Episode_123_Musical_Catchers_Event_Planning_and_Love.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:59pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins signing Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes for a combined $73 million, a possible A.J. Pierzynski reunion, what the rotation might look like in 2016, how to have a successful first date, rooting against Mike Pelfrey's return, recapping Thanksgiving, secondary stats versus ERA, ranking the best brunch options, mailbag questions from listeners, wearing cardigan sweaters, and crying at Stella's.

Direct download: Ricky_Nolasco_and_Phil_Hughes.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:29pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about what the early free agent pitching signings mean for the Minnesota Twins, protecting prospects from the Rule 5 draft, puking in cabs, weird Duke Welker moves, finding the Jewish guy anywhere, the Tigers trading away Prince Fielder, getting married for $100,000, the best minor league organization in baseball, bachelor parties, Kris Johnson's upside, and the beauty of constructive criticism.

Direct download: Episode_121_Taxicab_Confessions.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:09pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Joe Mauer moving from catcher to first base, being sponsored by another Twins podcast, the Twins' odds of actually signing Ricky Nolasco or another big-money free agent pitcher, recapping Dave Chappelle's marathon show at First Avenue, Jason Bartlett rejoining the Twins, Hebrew school reunions, Pedro Hernandez' 2014 ERA, Twitter beefs, John breaking his toe, and Aaron getting married.

Direct download: Episode120_Moving_Mauer.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:23pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Minnesota Twins' interest in Johan Santana, Alex Meyer's impressive Arizona Fall League, the $4,700 exploding tire, injuries to Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano, redoing or undoing the Denard Span and Ben Revere trades, beer-soaked iPads, realistic expectations for Twins offseason spending, tailgating at a Gophers game, weddings in Dallas, mailbag questions from listeners, feuding with "The Sportive" podcast, and going to see Dave Chappelle.

Direct download: Episode_119_Ex-Twins_and_Payroll.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:03am EST
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Aaron and John talk about the free agent starters available to the Twins this offseason, why a Johan Santana reunion might make some sense, credit card roulette, Twitter for single people, trimming the 40-man roster further, Aaron's dream bar, reviewing the Jason Isbell concert, being in or out for Movember, how to ruin the rims on your car, mailbag, and the worst possible ending to a podcast ever.

Direct download: Episode_118_Free_Agent_Pitching_Options.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:53pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Paul Molitor finally joining the Twins' coaching staff, Terry Ryan's interview with Twins Daily, missing the point on payroll, being invited to podcast at Cub Foods, starting a comedy club club, MLB vs. NFL television ratings, avoiding dancing at all costs, getting ready for Jason Isbell, swapping social lives, and how to deal with people not realizing you're joking with special guest Randball's Stu.

Direct download: Episode_117_Coach_Molitor_and_Recapping_Ryans_Interview.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:00am EST
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Aaron and John visit a rainy Nordeast Big River Brew Fest and talk about why the Twins let David Ortiz go, finishing the Justin Morneau trade with Duke Welker, East Side Neighborhood Services, Metrodome-like attendance figures, Joe Nathan and Matt Capps going opposite directions, John Sickels' top 20 Twins prospects, "Singles Night" at Xcel Center, podcast Hall of Famers, the White Sox spending $68 million on a Cuban import, mailbag questions from listeners, and singing Boyz II Men.

Direct download: Ep116_Big_River_Big_Papi_and_Big_Timbre.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 3:45pm EST
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Aaron and John take the podcast to the Minnesota Blogger Conference and talk about their preseason over/under picks, Twins payroll projections, Justin Morneau limping to the finish line, missing those old Twins playoff arguments, NHL first impressions, seeing Gilbert Gottfried in person, Uptown dating parody, and special guest David Brauer on the future of blogging.

Direct download: Ep_115_Minnesota_Blogger_Conference_and_Over-Under_Review.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:19pm EST
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Aaron and John take the podcast to 612 Brew's inaugural Octoberfest and talk about Ron Gardenhire's two-year contract extension, why no one knows anything about managers, Rick Anderson and the entire coaching staff staying on one-year deals, the first batch of 40-man roster cuts, getting together to watch Francisco Liriano and Justin Morneau, big fish and survival of the fittest, and starting your own craft brewing business.

Direct download: Ep_114_Gardenhire_Stays.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:14pm EST
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Aaron and John take their Minnesota Twins podcast to Target Field for the final series of the season and talk about Ron Gardenhire's job status, Terry Ryan's aversion to spending money, Joe Mauer being shut down, Josmil Pinto's impressive September, Jumbotron proposals and the Kiss Cam, going back to journalism school, Jack Moore's triumphant return, 1981 World Series tickets, mailbag questions from listeners, and singing Al Green songs.

Direct download: Episode_113_Live_From_Target_Field.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:20pm EST
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Aaron and John take the podcast to the New Bohemia Octoberfest and talk about last week's Grand Drunk Railroad experience, Glen Perkins buying beers from the bullpen, who the Twins should purge from the 40-man roster, Joe Mauer's ongoing absence, Aaron Hicks not getting a September call-up, why everyone should use Ticket King, when and where baseball started, mailbag questions from listeners, and being hassled by the cops.

Direct download: Ep_112_New_Bohemia_40-Man_Moves__Police_Stories.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:15pm EST
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