Aaron and John are joined by Minneapolis Star Tribune online sports editor and Twins blogger Howard Sinker to discuss the Jamey Carroll signing, backup catcher options, candidates for the Twins' Hall of Fame, getting married at Target Field, and the state of blogs, newspapers, and new media.

Direct download: Ep_15_Carroll_and_New_Media.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:27am EDT
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Aaron and John hold an emergency podcast to talk about the Twins firing Bill Smith as general manager and replacing him with Terry Ryan, which leads to philosophical differences, recalibrating offseason plans, and Aaron wanting to punch John in the face.

Direct download: Ep_14_Philosophical_Differences.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:46pm EDT
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Aaron and John discuss hangovers and getting old, claiming Matt Maloney and Jeff Gray off waivers, Mike Radcliff interviewing with the Orioles, Halloween, poutine, Tom Brunansky becoming the Triple-A hitting coach, free agent compensation rankings, Jason Kubel's best plan, answering Twitter questions, Aaron Hicks' development, splicing together a super prospect, drinking game rules, shortstop options, making love to the microphone, and "Straight Outta Warroad."

Direct download: Ep_13_Halloween.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:25am EDT
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In part two of the super-sized show Aaron and John go through an offseason blueprint for the Twins, argue about Ron Gardenhire's stance on platooning hitters, imitate Bill Smith, analyze Aaron's sexiness levels, and close down a bar.

Direct download: Ep_11_Part_2_-_Offseason_Blueprint.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:28pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Joe Nathan's future with the Twins, Jim Thome's next team, 40-man roster moves, blog comments and thick skin, and the stasis of the medical staff.

Direct download: Ep_11_Part_1_-_Twins_News.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:01am EDT
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Aaron and John are joined by a special guest, Jason Collette from Baseball Prospectus and DRaysBay, and talk about the original Delmon Young trade, how the Rays and Twins compare on and off the field, why a team's division shapes the way their success is perceived, television ratings and attendance numbers, the end of the Matt Tolbert era, payroll limitations saving teams from bad long-term contracts, and what it's like to blog about an organization that's fluent in sabermetrics.

Direct download: Ep_10_Twins_and_Rays.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:56pm EDT
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Aaron and John open up the mailbag to answer questions from listeners and end up discussing a wide variety of topics in the longest episode yet.

Direct download: Ep_9_Mailbag.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:16am EDT
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Aaron and John meet another groupie and talk about preparing for a payroll drop, hoping for Denard Span, dueling diets, betting on Joe Nathan, looking back at the terrible bullpen, parsing Jim Pohlad's quotes, Pulitzer Prize winners, acquiring power arms, missing Ozzie Guillen, improving the injury situation, trusting prospects, the level at which a sample size is no longer too small, how much to fear the Tigers, and revisiting Delmon Young.

Direct download: ep_8_bunnys.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:46am EDT
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Aaron and John are at the TwinsCentric get-together in White Bear Lake and talk about how much blame to place on Bill Smith, revisiting re-signing Michael Cuddyer and Jason Kubel, veterans most likely to be traded, celebrating positives in a negative year, Rene Tosoni's future, rushing prospects to the majors, looking back at the Johan Santana trade, Chris Parmelee's impressive September, when does a rebuilding job make sense, how the defense killed Carl Pavano, front office trust despite ugly deals, and missing Terry Ryan.

Direct download: Ep_7_Tosoni_Kubel_Pavano.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:12am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about this weekend's TwinsCentric get-together, the Twins' involvement in statistical analysis, playing out the string with Double-A and Triple-A prospects, Chris Parmelee's future, the 2012 payroll situation, the danger of long-term contracts, Joe Mauer going down the Ted Williams path, targeting arbitration-eligible upgrades, avoiding the next Juan Castro, betting on Danny Valencia, putting a bow on the Jim Thome trade, and the Ben Revere excitement.

Direct download: Ep_6_Parmelee_and_Revere.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:57am EDT
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