Aaron and John are joined at stops along the Grand Drunk Railroad by special guests David Brauer of MinnPost, Jack Moore of Sports on Earth, and Kate Agnew of Girls in Tech to talk about the Twins' season ticket holder survey, hanging onto Josh Willingham, maximizing your investment in tickets, moving to Minnesota from Wisconsin, the value of pitch-framing, fitting the lineup pieces together for 2015, the Brewers' closing window, and fighting for "official couple" status.

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:56pm EST
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Aaron and John take the podcast to Summit Brewing's "Backyard Bash" and talk about the status of Joe Mauer's concussion, position switching Hall of Fame credentials, Josmil Pinto's hot start for the Minnesota Twins, top prospects going to the Arizona Fall League, a new "official couple of the podcast" contender, Trevor Plouffe's ticking clock, the minor league affiliates' playoff runs, mailbag questions from listeners, and sweating to death.

Direct download: Ep_110_Backyard_Bash_and_Mauers_Concussion.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:03pm EST
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Aaron and John say goodbye to KFAN by broadcasting live from the Minnesota State Fair and topics included the Twins trading Justin Morneau to the Pirates for Alex Presley and (maybe) Duke Welker, not trading Josh Willingham to the Orioles, Josmil Pinto's call-up and future role, the level of optimism surrounding Brian Dozier, rebuilding versus scorching the earth, and how not to freak out over technical difficulties.

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:30am EST
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Aaron and John talk about Joe Mauer's concussion and potential position switch, September call-up possibilities, dating at the State Fair, where Aaron Hicks starts next season, runners in scoring position problems, staying up all night, the plan for Kyle Gibson, mailbag questions from listeners, not eating Justin Morneau's contract, trying to stay realistic with Miguel Sano, and hypothesizing about turn-ons for women.

Direct download: GLEEMANGEEK_082513_Complete.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:26am EST
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Aaron and John talk about Justin Morneau going unclaimed on waivers, the rotation being heavy on mediocrity for 2014, getting blocked by a documentary film crew, free agent pitching options for the offseason, how to be a fan by way of Andrew Albers, adventures in dog-sitting, drinking vs. not drinking, winning bets on Nick Blackburn, and Doug Mientkiewicz brawling.

Direct download: gatg_8-181.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:22pm EST
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Aaron and special guest co-host Nick Nelson from Twins Daily talk about Jamey Carroll being traded mid-show, Oswaldo Arcia's long-term upside, Justin Morneau's power binge and possible trade value, how not to get into a Samuel Deduno argument, white rappers then and now, Josh Willingham's return from the disabled list, what the rotation looks like for 2014 and beyond, mailbag questions from listeners, "Breaking Bad" excitement, and throwing up on a light rail.

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:21pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Minnesota Twins' lack of trade deadline moves, Aaron's trip to Philadelphia for the SABR convention, Oswaldo Arcia's return and Aaron Hicks' long-delayed demotion, bonding with people over Jim Thome, Drew Butera's departure, standing behind Delmon Young, what goes into the August waiver process, the looming roster logjam, and drinking all of the Jack Daniels.

Direct download: gatg_8-41.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:09pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' options at the trade deadline, Miguel Sano's benching at Double-A, Justin Morneau's place in team history, what to make of Samuel Deduno (again), Mike Pelfrey and Kevin Correia going in opposite directions, the light rail pub crawl/Twins game on September 14, Joe Mauer's paternity leave, and answering mailbag questions from listeners.

Direct download: gatg_7-281.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:02pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about what to expect from the trade deadline, Scott Diamond's demise, John reviewing ballparks and beer from his West Coast vacation, criticizing an opposing manager for once, analyzing the Twins' defense, dating by way of pitching matchups, eating money to move Justin Morneau, what to buy from the Metrodome wreckage, golf vs. baseball and the notion of clutch, and time traveling to kill middle infielders.

Direct download: gatg_7-211.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:08pm EST
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Aaron and special guest co-host Parker Hageman talk about the Twins finishing the first half by beating the Yankees, Ron Gardenhire on the hot seat, Oswaldo Arcia and Chris Parmelee being demoted back to Triple-A, the upcoming light rail pub crawl/Twins game on September 14, Glen Perkins' trade value, mailbag questions from listeners, and Aaron's chances of being the new Fox Sports North Girl.

Direct download: gatg_7-141.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:08pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about falling out of love with this year's Twins team, Josh Willingham's frustrating injury situation, Aaron Hicks' return, cutting bait on P.J. Walters, Jared Burton and the bullpen imploding, Brian Dozier showing signs of life, John's motorcycle-related idiocy, million-dollar teenagers, and which of the seven former Twins who made the All-Star team were mistakes.

Direct download: gatg_7-71.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:08pm EST
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Aaron and John completely forget that it's their 100th episode and talk about Kyle Gibson's debut, what to do with Aaron Hicks when he's healthy, who Mike Pelfrey should bump in the rotation, being sad about Glen Perkins trade rumors, the demise of the Yankees, Polish pride, Josh Willingham and playing through pain, mailbag questions from listeners, Brad Radke's acedom, and sugar mamas.

Direct download: gatg_6-301.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:02pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Kyle Gibson's long-awaited arrival, Mike Pelfrey going on the disabled list, whether Aaron Hicks will still have a job waiting once he's healthy, Wilkin Ramirez and the sad story of concussions, being curious about Antoan Richardson, getting excited about Oswaldo Arcia, getting sick of trade speculation, answering mailbag questions from listeners, and planning for a zombie apocalypse.

Direct download: gatg_6-231.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:04pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about their night in a Target Field suite, praying for Samuel Deduno, Oswaldo Arcia showing he belongs again, Clete Thomas subbing for Aaron Hicks, the Byron Buxton experience, Trevor Plouffe coming off the disabled list hot, grumpy Bonnes and sunny Gleeman, starting a team from scratch, releasing Anthony Slama, mailbag questions from listeners, and being chased by the cops.

Direct download: gatg_6-161.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:55pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Miguel Sano's promotion to Double-A, first-round pick Kohl Stewart and the rest of the Twins' draft, John's incredible bus-dancing ability, Mase as a unit of time measurement, Kyle Gibson being trapped in Rochester, turning pro out of high school, Alex Wimmers' comeback, Jamey Carroll nearing the end, and heckling golfers from party decks.

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:06pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about feeling some rare Twins optimism, trying to figure out who will fall to the No. 4 pick in the draft, wondering if Pedro Florimon is a multi-year starter, mailbag questions from listeners, how much longer Mike Pelfrey will be allowed to struggle, Kevin Correia coming back down to earth, Ron Gardenhire's job status, and what happens when Aaron shows up in the newspaper.

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:06pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' free fall amid tons of roster changes, sending down Oswaldo Arcia, not calling up Kyle Gibson, losing Joe Benson on waivers, options for the No. 4 pick in the draft with Twins Daily's Jeremy Nygaard, what happened to Justin Morneau's power, Chris Parmelee in center field, and meeting listeners at the Apple Store.

Direct download: gatg_5-261.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:13pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins suddenly living up/down to expectations, Kyle Gibson's timetable and other possible call-ups, Joe Mauer's ridiculous hot streak, remembering David Ortiz as a Twin, putting Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton in prospect context, more injury hijinks, John's trip to New York, Aaron's trip to the Apple Store, and missing "The Sandlot."

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:02pm EST
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Aaron and special guest co-host Parker Hageman of Twins Daily talk about whether the Twins are a legitimately decent team or a mirage, Joe Mauer's hot streak and high strikeout rate, funneling food into your face to become a star, Kyle Gibson's timetable, Mother's Day hijinks, Vance Worley's struggles, Glen Perkins being a nerd again, the pros and cons of cursing, and updating the bar-buying plans.

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:07pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about getting kicked off the radio, Aaron Hicks and Oswaldo Arcia learning on the fly, Joe Mauer's slump, moving to Vancouver, Ticket King's local focus, Justin Morneau's trade value, when to promote Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton, mistaking Nick Punto for Albert Pujols, rotation questions, Ben Revere vs. Vance Worley, podcast reviews, Kevin Slowey's comeback, making bad decisions, and taking a bus to St. Cloud.

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:01pm EST
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Aaron and John return to the radio at KFAN and talk about the Twins' surprisingly decent April, how wrong they've been about Kevin Correia, Aaron Hicks heating up offensively and making mistakes defensively, leash lengths for Trevor Plouffe and Chris Parmelee, shifting positions helping Brian Dozier, Mike Pelfrey's rough comeback, and dropping weight and licking palms.

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:13pm EST
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Aaron and John are joined by special guests Parker Hageman of Twins Daily and Adam Schill of 612 Brew to talk about what Oswaldo Arcia means for Chris Parmelee's future, more disabled list hijinks with Darin Mastroianni, what goes into making beer, David Ortiz's speech to Boston, Dick Bremer and Bert Blyleven weighing in on "cybermetrics," the youngest players in Twins history, the Minnesota Business magazine subscription drive, Miguel Sano's timetable, and where Jamey Carroll has been hiding.

Direct download: Episode_90_Star-Studded_Brewing.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:16pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Aaron Hicks' awful start, Oswaldo Arcia's promotion and Liam Hendriks' demotion, whether or not they should buy the bar they're recording in, returning to KFAN on April 28, loving Matt Harvey, the Twins somehow striking out even fewer hitters than before, curling up into the fetal position, batting practice takebacks, the lesser of two shortstop evils, charging the mound, and meeting Delilah.

Direct download: Ep_89_Hicks_Arcia_Rain_and_Scouting_Our_Bar.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:32am EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Minnesota Twins' winning opening week, bouncing back from last week's controversial episode, what to make of Aaron Hicks' slow start, Glen Perkins' excellence and managing the bullpen, appreciating Roger Ebert, the upcoming "Tix For Tots" event featuring John and Paul Molitor, close games and late-inning heroics, Tyler Robertson's goodbye, and "The Running Man" coming true.

Direct download: Episode_88_Opening_Week_Intervention.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:23pm EST
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John and Aaron talk about loving Opening Day at the ballpark and on the couch, the Twins' lowest expectations ever, moving Joe Mauer up and Brian Dozier down in the batting order, what to do with Justin Morneau, appreciating the greatness of Johan Santana, bullpen and bench usage issues, finding what you need on Ticket King, exactly how bad the rotation can get, and why baseball is so damn comforting.

Direct download: Opening_Day.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:49am EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins officially naming Aaron Hicks their starting center fielder, Drew Butera's demotion to Triple-A, the Twins Daily get-together at 612 Brew, the rotation with Scott Diamond on the disabled list, meeting podcast listeners and smart fans, realistic expectations for prospects, trying to get to second base without passing out, Joe Benson's future, remembering their debut episode, feeling old because of Tupac, trying not to hate Duke, and Las Vegas vs. Mystic Lake.

Direct download: Hello_Hicks_Demoted_Drew_and_Schmoozing.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:06pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins assigning Kyle Gibson to Triple-A early, going to Dinkytown on St. Patrick's Day eve to see John Mulaney, Samuel Deduno starring in the World Baseball Classic, whether the Twins are becoming more aggressive promoting minor leaguers, the Brass Kings' upcoming show, the differences between baseball and football playoffs, Deolis Guerra's scary injury, the lack of Jim Thome news, going deeper down the bar-buying path, and inviting listeners to have a beer with them on Saturday.

Direct download: Ep_85_Kyle_Gibson_John_Mulaney_and_St_Patricks_Day.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:58pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Aaron Hicks' odds of being the Twins' Opening Day center fielder, the pros and cons of service time shenanigans, dreaming of buying a bar together, betting on the over/under win totals for every American League team, why the AL Central is once again underwhelming, the dangers of parallel parking, Ryan Doumit and evaluating catcher defense, unprofessional bathroom breaks, and the stability of one-run games.

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:18am EST
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Aaron and John talk about Ron Gardenhire's future, the latest with Jim Thome, Tom Kelly's opinion of Brian Dozier, Liam Hendriks' place in Australian history, late-night World Baseball Classic watching, storming the court, Joe Mauer's twins, questionable television viewing habits, one half of the podcast's "official couple" looking for new league members, going global, and being full of beans.

Direct download: Gardenhires_fate_Thomes_chances_and_Full_of_Beans.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:10pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins possibly bringing back Jim Thome, mailbag questions submitted by listeners, Baseball America's top 100 prospects, Jennifer Lawrence at the Oscars, snarking on Twitter, attendance and revenue, choosing sides on blondes vs. brunettes for charity, Kyle Gibson's velocity, fighting the entire world, and an unplanned cameo by a member of Aaron's family.

Direct download: Talking_Thome_and_Blondes_versus_Brunettes.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:09pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins signing Rafael Perez, which arms will be healthy, stuffing seven relievers into two bullpen spots, how much a person is allowed to like Brian Dozier, ornery insomnia, casting CSI:GATG, why Joe Benson should be left-handed, unprofessional bathroom breaks, Liam Hendriks vs. Kyle Gibson, snowshoes and the Vinland Center's "winter walkabout" charity, and the importance of spring training.

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:31pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about braving the blizzard in the name of podcasting, Anthony Swarzak's horseplay, Scott Diamond's setback, the Twins' pitching curse, Joe Saunders choosing "dollars and years" somewhere else, where the Twins' farm system ranks, reaching 500,000 downloads, bad mug shots, The Voice of Reason's evil twin, Lifetime Hockey's annual camp, and drinking vodka like water.

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:36pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Super Bowl festivities, breaking down the other four teams in the AL Central, last week's star-studded Twins Fest get-together, Matt Capps staying in the division, Aaron's chances with Kate Mara, feeling sorry for Carl Pavano, Dave St. Peter's dimples, the latest on Joe Saunders, meeting people from Twitter, "IAMACEO" by Starflyer 59, and the beauty of Andrew Dice Clay.

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:00am EST
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Aaron and John are joined by Twins president Dave St. Peter while at the Metrodome for Twins Fest and talk about unspent payroll room, revenue sharing, attendance and season ticket renewals, television contracts, the joys of Twitter, Aaron Hicks' timeline, the future of Twins Fest, why John owes Aaron $20 because of a ruptured spleen, going back to school, and Delmon Young's be-less-fat clause.

Direct download: Ep_78_TwinsFest_and_Dave_St_Peter.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:15pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Drew Butera and evaluating catcher defense, Brian Duensing starting or relieving, pursuing Joe Saunders, drinking at noon, gay athletes, online dating, the vetting process for weirdos, talking prostitution during a haircut, interviewing Dave St. Peter, the arbitration process, preparing for TwinsFest, Nick Blackburn's wrist surgery, Elliott Gould's chest hair, grading the Twins' offseason, and playing hooky.

Direct download: Ep_77_Joe_Saunders_Drew_Butera_and_Haircut_Banter.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:50pm EST
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Aaron and John's Minnesota Twins podcast starts with a lot of talk about John's month-long trip to New Zealand and Australia, the Bar Mitzvah circuit and turning 30 years old. Then they talk about wanting the Twins to make some kind of effort for 2013, flirting with waitresses, why the Twins' free agent pitching decisions make little sense, what happend to all that Target Field money, trying to ignore the Hall of Fame and the BBWAA's quest for irrelevance.

Direct download: Ep_76_Reunited.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:46pm EST
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Aaron and special guest co-host Parker Hageman from Twins Daily talk about examining the Twins' involvement in sabermetrics, projecting the Opening Day roster, why no one wants Kyle Lohse, Shaun Marcum and the best of the remaining free agent pitchers, saying something nice about Samuel Deduno, New Year's resolutions, and making friends with drunk women.

Direct download: Sabermetric_Twins_Roster_Projections_and_Drunk_Voting.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:19pm EST
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Aaron and special guest co-host Nick Nelson from Twins Daily talk about re-setting expectations for 2013, which free agent pitcher contracts they liked this offseason, why pitching will be even more expensive next winter, what to make of the Twins' current low payroll, how they'd handle Aaron Hicks' timetable, making peace with being hungover, and Aaron's mom renting out her basement to other bloggers.

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:41pm EST
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Aaron and special guest co-host Darren Wolfson from KSTP and 1500-ESPN talk about why John is halfway across the world, the Twins signing Mike Pelfrey and Rich Harden, whether they're done shopping for rotation help, identifying the Kevin Correia alternatives, why Scott Baker didn't re-sign, remembering Billy Bullock for Scott Diamond, betting on the Opening Day starter, and growing up in St. Paul with Doogie.

Direct download: Pelfrey_Harden_and_Christmas_with_Doogie.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:52pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins signing Kevin Correia for $10 million, Jared Burton's contract extension, how the podcast will cope with John halfway across the world, why Aaron wants to get punched in the face every day, Doug Mientkiewicz's return to the organization, more changes in the team's newspaper coverage, Ben Revere's power plan, thinking Nick Punto wasn't so bad after all, and predictable rejection.

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:30am EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins trading Ben Revere to the Phillies for Vance Worley and Trevor May, what it means for team's 2013 plans, how much everyone is counting on Aaron Hicks, what John and Aaron did after the last podcast, why Darrin Mastroianni suddenly has a big role, what the farm system looks like after back-to-back big trades, the Rule 5 draft, whether Justin Morneau and Josh Willingham are next up on the trading block, and John's dog's digestive system.

Direct download: Episode_71_Ben_Revere_for_Vance_Worley_and_Trevor_May.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:35pm EST
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Aaron and John record an emergency podcast to talk about the trade sending Denard Span to the Nationals for pitching prospect Alex Meyer, what it means for Chris Parmelee, how Span went from prospect bust to underrated big leaguer, why letter grades for prospects can lead to arguments, dropping Deolis Guerra from the 40-man roster, adding Jeff Clement for Triple-A depth, and why Hulkamania will never die.

Direct download: Ep_70_Denard_Span_for_Alex_Meyer.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:18pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' lack of activity compared to last offseason, Denard Span and Josh Willingham trade scenarios, 40-man roster additions, prospect lists and the men who love them, Tsuyoshi Nishioka getting a raise back in Japan, Brett Myers rumors, avoiding Jeremy Guthrie, and the joys of Thanksgiving.

Direct download: Ep_69_Inactivity_Prospect_Lists_and_40-Man_Moves.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:12pm EST
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Aaron and John are at GleeManor being filmed for a documentary and talk about Scott Baker signing with the Cubs, Torii Hunter's post-Twins career and return to the AL Central, poor Mike Redmond, how the local media has and hasn't changed in their decade of blogging, why the Tigers and Blue Jays seem more willing to make big moves than the Twins, and their planned trip to see Hannibal Buress.

Direct download: Ep_68_Live_from_GleeManor.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:05pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about trade rumors, last week's aftermath and "the older gentleman" not paying his bar tab, terrible facial hair, local media moves, which starting pitchers Twins fans should dream about, having a Joe Maddon fetish, Claire Forlani and effective advertising, Denard Span versus James Shields, targeting Braves and Rays, and where to hide the dead prostitutes before next week's episode.

Direct download: Ep_67_Claire_Forlani_and_Trade_Rumors.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:27pm EST
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Aaron and John are joined by a few special guests dropping in and talk about John's lengthy interview with Terry Ryan in the Offseason Handbook, the end of the Alexi Casilla era, the arrival of Josh Roenicke and Tommy Field, Artie Lange and Kirby Puckett, Samuel Deduno's smoke and mirrors, the market for Scott Baker, manager Mike Redmond, promoting from within, and punching each other in the face.

Direct download: Ep_66_Interviewing_Terry_Ryan.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:31am EST
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Aaron and John yell over Wolvhammer at Surly Darkness Days and talk about adventures in motorcycling, saying goodbye to Matt Capps, the Minnesota Twins' reconfigured coaching staff, trying to re-sign Scott Baker, trimming the 40-man roster, how much the Twins would miss Ron Gardenhire, paying off a beer debt from six months ago, John's chat with Terry Ryan, and Luis Perdomo-fueled beard analysis.

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:02pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about previewing the Minnesota Twins' offseason, figuring out how much money they have to spend, appreciating Jim Rantz, saying mazel tov to "class act" Delmon Young, breaking down the free agent market position-by-position, YouTube stardom, MLB-ready prospects, trying to predict Josh Hamilton's contract, clearing out the 40-man roster, adventures in dog-sitting, and a transaction tutorial.

Direct download: Ep_64_Offseason_Primer_and_Transcation_Tutorial.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:20pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the incredibly exciting postseason, pros and cons of dog-sitting, the Twins' improved farm system, reveal what they're reading and listening to, give a quick tutorial on a bunch of sabermetric stats and concepts, and note the many ex-Twins in the playoffs.

Direct download: Ep_63_SABR_School.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 3:46pm EST
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The Minnesota Twins blow up their coaching staff, so Seth Stohs joins Aaron and John to talk about Ron Gardenhire's leash, the TwinsCentric Offseason Handbook, what the shopping plans are for free agent pitching, casting ballots for team MVP, why no one seems to want Paul Molitor, the futures of Trevor Plouffe and Liam Hendriks, how to lessen the upcoming outfield logjam, and why long podcasts are the best podcasts.

Direct download: Ep_62_Coaching_Changes_and_Seth_Stohs.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:48pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the end of the Tsuyoshi Nishioka era, potential coaching staff changes, how safe Ron Gardenhire and Terry Ryan should be, the benefits of drinking outside, reviewing our over/under predictions from spring training, blessing animals, why Aaron is like Kiefer Sutherland, and thanking everyone for sticking with the podcast all season despite the Minnesota Twins' record. If you want to chat about the topics, let us know....

Direct download: Ep_61_Nishioka_No_More_and_Losing_Las_Vegas.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:41pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about pink drinks, locked-in starters, our listener survey, revisiting the free agent pitcher market, Joe Mauer, batting titles, and MVPs, going back to the scene of car trouble, moving from Beloit to Cedar Rapids, what the new MLB television deals mean for payrolls, running from religion, Miguel Sano, Oswaldo Arcia, B.J. Hermsen, and minor league awards, and Liam Hendriks getting over the hump.

Direct download: Ep_60_Tickle_Me_Pink.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:10am EST
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Aaron and John talk about the upcoming free agent starting pitchers available to the Twins, Chris Herrmann's sooner-than-expected arrival, Aaron's "healthy" new look, Pedro Florimon and next year's middle infield options, Scott Diamond turning into a pumpkin, Cole De Vries' season-ending injury, and how listeners can get a free audiobook.

Direct download: Ep_59_Buying_Starting_Pitching.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:49am EST
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Aaron and John talk about Ben Revere's defense and future, what to make of the Twins' middle infield options, why the rotation is the obvious offseason priority but the bullpen isn't, revenue and payroll projections for 2013, mailbag questions from listeners, and getting philosophical (or maybe just sleepy) about parenting advice, the value of experience, and life lessons about aging.

Direct download: Ep_58_Rating_Revere_and_Late_Night_Life_Decisions.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:50am EST
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Aaron and John return to their podcast (and beer-drinking roots) after 20 weeks on the radio and talk about September call-ups that don't involve Brian Dozier, Denard Span finally going on the disabled list, Joe Mauer waiver wire silliness, Las Vegas vacation, poor Anthony Slama, Chris Parmelee in the outfield, Arizona Fall League participants, and Jacqueline Bisset versus Steve McQueen.

Direct download: Doziers_Sept_Snub_and_Back_To_Beer.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:02pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Brian Dozier's demotion to Triple-A, Nick Blackburn's ongoing awfulness, whether the Twins are collapsing down the stretch again, the latest "day-to-day" injury proving anything but, where and when Chris Parmelee will play, KFAN producer Ryan Donaldson's puking story, and preparing for the return to full-time podcasting.

Direct download: GATG_8-191.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:51pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' odds of contending or rebuilding in 2013, where Chris Parmelee eventually fits into the lineup, a possible minor league affiliation shuffle, exactly how bad Tsuyoshi Nishioka looked, whether Nick Blackburn should stick around with a 7.50 ERA, Liam Hendriks' and Brian Dozier's long-term outlook, which of them would make a worse Olympian, Bert Blyleven vs. Patrick Reusse, and why Gleeman won't go to Las Vegas with Bonnes.

Direct download: GATG_8-121.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:58pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about dumping Danny Valencia, bringing back Tsuyoshi Nishioka, what the trade deadline inactivity means, what can be done about the Twins' medical staff, John's new motorcycle, Alex Wimmers' elbow surgery, and a report about Miguel Sano and the Beloit prospects from special guest Seth Stohs.

Direct download: GATG_8-51.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:51pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Francisco Liriano trade, break down the prospects from the White Sox and the Twins' reasoning for the deal, get sad with Otis Redding, welcome back Danny Valencia, look ahead to potential other moves before the deadline, marvel at Lew Ford, update Alex Wimmers' health, and then John leaves and Aaron does a solo podcast with the help of Twitter questions.

Direct download: GATG_7-291.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:42pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Francisco Liriano's constantly fluctuating trade value, whether Denard Span will also be on the move before July 31, why Aaron can't make friends, John's mid-life crisis, Matt Capps joining Carl Pavano on the disabled list, reviewing The Dark Knight Rises, Scott Diamond's return to earth, Aaron Hicks' recent bounceback, and mailbag questions from Twitter.

Direct download: GATG_7-221.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:06pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about once again rooting for the worst team in the league, why Francisco Liriano is like religion, what defines an "A" or "B" prospect in trade talks, how passing on Mark Appel makes even more sense now, celebrating our 50th episode, Matt Capps' return, Carl Pavano's non-return, Aaron's refined drinking habits, and a whole bunch of mailbag questions from listeners via Twitter.

Direct download: GATG_7-151.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:06pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the endless game of musical pitchers, revisit their preseason over/under predictions, answer Twitter questions from listeners, try to decide who comes off worse owning the same shirt, wonder if Nick Blackburn is worth having in the 2013 plans, review Samuel Deduno's first start, and try to keep Aaron from coughing up a lung.

Direct download: GATG_7-81.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:59pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Joe Mauer making the All-Star team while Josh Willingham got snubbed, Aaron's vodka-filled experience at the SABR convention in Minneapolis, Ryan Doumit's contract extension, John returning from his East Coast ballpark tour, Trevor Plouffe staying hot, whether the Twins should be in full-on sell mode, the Francisco Liriano dilemma, and why Pizza Luce at 3:00 am is a bad life decision.

Direct download: GATG_7-11.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:05pm EST
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Aaron and special guest co-hosts Joe Nelson and Nick Nelson talk about Matt Capps' injury and the closer replacements, Trevor Plouffe's case for the All-Star game, what to do with Francisco Liriano, the buyer versus seller debate, Brian Duensing's move back into the rotation, more Josh Willingham heroics, Byron Buxton's pro debut, and why John Bonnes shouldn't even bother coming back from vacation.

Direct download: GATG_6-241.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:57pm EST
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Aaron and special guest co-hosts Parker Hageman and Joe Nelson talk about Trevor Plouffe's power explosion, Liam Hendriks' long-ball troubles, whether or not the Twins should be looking to trade Denard Span, Josh Willingham, Justin Morneau, and other veterans, why a filthy Twitter is a good thing, the development of power pitchers, and a phone call from a vacationing John Bonnes.

Direct download: GATG_6-171.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:04pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' youth-led turnaround, Byron Buxton and the power arm-filled draft class, Trevor Plouffe's homer binge, Scott Diamond's ace impression, Chris Parmelee's return from Rochester, Ben Revere's long-term upside, Liam Hendriks' impending re-arrival, the wisdom of re-signing Ryan Doumit, Jason Marquis in pitcher heaven, Brian Dozier's struggles, and the exciting life on Aaron's balcony.

Direct download: GATG_6-101.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:07pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton versus Mark Appel versus Carlos Correa, why Monday is the most important day of the Twins' season, first-hand scouting reports on Miguel Sano, Eddie Rosario, and the Beloit team from special guest Seth Stohs, how Carl Pavano is the new Shannon Stewart, what to make of Francisco Liriano's impressive start, their PickPointz MVP picks, Ben Revere's bunting, and how Aaron looks in a black evening gown.

Direct download: GATG_6-31.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:04pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Justin Morneau's resurgence, the Twins' options with the No. 2 pick, Jason Marquis' departure, Francisco Liriano's move back into the rotation, the best baseball movies of all time, first impressions of Cole De Vries, their PickPointz MVP picks, Johan Santana's return to greatness, and why Anthony Slama can't catch a break.

Direct download: gatg_5-271.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:01pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Jason Marquis' implosion and the state of an increasingly ugly rotation, Drew Butera and Ben Revere turning into Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron, how the Twins handled Chris Parmelee, the Van Halen concert-going experience, Nick Blackburn's return to the disabled list, their PickPointz MVP picks, and Lewwwwww!

Direct download: BASEBALLWEEKLY_052012_HR1v2.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:14pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Danny Valencia's demotion to Triple-A and Francisco Liriano's move to the bullpen as part of yet another roster shakeup, Aaron's mom calling in for Mother's Day, votes of confidence, Scott Diamond's unexpected gems, Dan Osterbrock's outspoken tweets, our PickPointz contest winners from last week and predictions for this week, and what the future holds for Trevor Plouffe and Joe Benson.

Direct download: gatc_5-131.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:54pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Justin Morneau's latest injury, Brian Dozier's arrival, swapping Clete Thomas for Erik Komatsu, giving Scott Diamond a chance in place of Liam Hendriks, their new PickPointz game, Ron Gardenhire's job security, bad news for Danny Valencia and Alexi Casilla, answering questions submitted by listeners via Twitter, and the latest from the minor leagues with special guest Seth Stohs.

Direct download: gatc_5-61.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:04pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' terrible starting pitching, why Delmon Young won't be invited to any Hanukkah parties, booing Joe Mauer, putting previous division titles in perspective, Ben Revere's brief return, skipping Francisco Liriano and dipping him in chocolate, what happened to the farm system, our PickPointz selections, Ron Gardenhire's odd bullpen usage, and jinxing anything and everything.

Direct download: gatc_4-291.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:08pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about what to do with Francisco Liriano, Luke Hughes leaving via the waiver wire, why the only thing worse than Aaron's basketball skills is getting old, the clock ticking on Alexi Casilla and Danny Valencia, evaluating the surprisingly decent bullpen, our PickPointz selections, phone calls from listeners, and the Single-A monster known as Miguel Sano.

Direct download: gatc_4-22_1.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:00pm EST
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Aaron and John take the podcast to the radio with their KFAN debut and talk about Clete Thomas' big first impression, Ben Revere's demotion to Triple-A, what the rotation looks like after injuries to Scott Baker and Nick Blackburn, why Liam Hendriks is sticking around, and what the future holds for Francisco Liriano and Alexi Casilla.

Direct download: gatg_4-151.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:56pm EST
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Aaron and John make a big announcement and talk about the Twins' ugly start, why spring training suddenly means nothing, Miguel Sano's power, what the rotation looks like if everyone gets healthy, remembering the 2002 team that got them started blogging, looking ahead to a rough schedule, and how close we should be to the panic button.

Direct download: Ep_36_Bad_Starts_and_New_Beginnings.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:16am EST
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Aaron and John are joined by special guest Ben Goessling of the St. Paul Pioneer Press and talk about the Opening Day roster, what Drew Butera losing his "scholarship" means for the bench, how injuries shaped the pitching staff, Trevor Plouffe's ever-changing role, Justin Morneau's new position, reporters versus bloggers, and writing about Joe Mauer.

Direct download: Ep_35_Scholarship_and_Access_with_Ben_Goessling.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:08am EST
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Aaron and John talk about the outfield realignment and Ben Revere's role, what Chris Parmelee means for Justin Morneau, returning Rule 5 pick Terry Doyle to the White Sox, why grandparents hate Drew Butera, schmoes versus schlubs versus schmucks, drugs of abuse, Delmon Young's claims, The Hunger Games, and the folly of spring training numbers.

Direct download: Ep_34_Schmoes_Schlubs_and_Schmucks.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:07am EST
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Aaron and John talk about Tsuyoshi Nishioka's demotion to Triple-A, Scott Baker's elbow problems and potential rotation replacements, Justin Morneau's latest health issues, what to make of spring training performances, why optimistic injury updates often aren't worth a damn, and remembering Brad Radke.

Direct download: Ep_33_Nishi_Baker_and_Bullpen_Ace_Makers.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:08am EST
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Aaron and John talk about Glen Perkins' new contract and the Twins' history of long-term extensions, Las Vegas' over/under win totals for AL teams, Jamie Moyer keeping John feeling young, Omar Vizquel's case for the Hall of Fame, Aaron leaving the suburbs and the dangers of city parking, fatso feedback, and a new theme song.

Direct download: Ep_32_Perkins_and_Vegas.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:56pm EST
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Aaron and John host a get-together to watch the Twins' first televised game of spring training, take live questions from the audience, and talk about Joel Zumaya's bum elbow, J.R. Towles' chances of unseating Drew Butera, platooning Ben Revere and Trevor Plouffe, Aaron's new car, and J.J. Hardy's comments about the coaching staff. Oh, and John sings and Nick Nelson does poetry.

Direct download: Ep_31_Spring_Training_TV.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:18pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about pitchers and catchers reporting for spring training, Justin Morneau's discouraging quotes about his health status, Sean Burroughs' odds of making the roster, Aaron's ongoing car saga, John's marriage, and a bunch of mailbag questions.

Direct download: Ep_30_Morneau__Mailbag_-_2-25-12.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:00pm EST
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Aaron and John record their first show in front of an audience with a variety of special guests, introduce a new theme song, take a pitcher-by-pitcher look at the rotation and bullpen, bleep out Bonnes' filthy mouth, project Francisco Liriano's future, argue about Carl Pavano and Scott Baker, and discuss the new mega-blog addition to the Twins blogosphere at TwinsDaily.com.

Direct download: Pitching_Pitching_and_More_Pitching.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:08pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the long-awaited death of Aaron's car and whether to buy or lease a replacement, claiming Darin Mastroianni off waivers from the Blue Jays, Luke Hughes' shoulder injury, comparing the Twins' payroll to the MLB average, a hitter-by-hitter breakdown of Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau, and all the position players as spring training nears, including which cars they resemble.

Direct download: Ep_28_My_Twin_The_Car.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:10am EST
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Aaron and John are joined by FSN on-air talent and "MLB Fan Cave" hopeful Lindsay Guentzel to discuss the good and bad sides of female baseball fandom, Ron Gardenhire's preferred Opening Day lineup, the lack of veteran relief help, John's payroll chat with Dave St. Peter, Aaron's incredible nerdiness, and pursuing a career in sports media.

Direct download: Baseball_Boyfriends_w_Lindsay_Guentzel.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:09am EST
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John called in sick, so instead of skipping a week Aaron decided to pour himself a scotch and do a solo show discussing how John is like Joe Mauer and Aaron is like Michael Cuddyer, buying a Macbook, the latest reliever non-signings, Saturday night's blogger get-together, aligning the outfield, judging the rotation, congratulating Tom Kelly and Camilo Pascual, and answering listener questions.

Direct download: Ep_Gleeman_and_NO_Geek.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:31pm EST
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Aaron and John get interrupted by a drunk woman showing them her bra, but recover enough to talk about Kevin Slowey returning to the AL Central, Prince Fielder signing with the Tigers, Justin Morneau's health status, what to expect from the Tigers, White Sox, Indians, and Royals, and why re-signing Matt Capps keeps looking worse.

Direct download: Ep_25_AL_Central__Cleavage.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:27am EST
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Aaron and John are joined by special guest Nick Nelson and talk about the Joel Zumaya signing, Glen Perkins, Alexi Casilla, Francisco Liriano, and the arbitration process, Roy Oswalt rumors, Delmon Young's contract with the Tigers, Victor Martinez's injury, and looking back at the top Twins prospects of 2011.

Direct download: Ep_24_Zumaya__Arbitration.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:18am EST
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Aaron and John open up the mailbag and take questions from readers about a wide range of topics including the payroll drop, what happens if Justin Morneau can't play, the search for righty relief, disliked players and the media, Danny Valencia's future, Levi Michael's timetable, and Moneyball.

Direct download: Ep_23_Mailbag_3.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:22am EST
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Aaron and John talk about Jason Marquis filling out the rotation, whether the Twins will sign a right-handed reliever, Jack Morris' case for the Hall of Fame, Jose Mijares making more money elsewhere, the possibility of a dating podcast, and a 29th birthday.

Direct download: Ep_22_Marquis_and_Morris.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:14am EST
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Aaron and John talk about Jose Mijares' departure, Bill Smith's return, Prince Fielder's likely home, waiving Jim Hoey, signing former top prospects to minor-league deals, slashing $15 million off the payroll, Jacque Jones' post-playing career, Joe Mauer's love life, and dieting tips from a fatboy.

Direct download: Ep_21_Minors_Moves.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:00pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about swapping Michael Cuddyer for Josh Willingham, Jason Kubel's departure, Christmas vs. Hanukkah, projecting the Twins' lineup, outfield defense, how to use the leftover payroll on pitching, a Ben Revere-Trevor Plouffe platoon, first impressions of Ricky Rubio, and what not to drink at a party.

Direct download: Ep_20_Swapping_Outfielders.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:30am EST
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Aaron and John are joined by special guest Seth Stohs (and Phil Loadholt, sort of) to talk about the good old days of blogging, Rule 5 pick Terry Doyle, the White Sox blowing things up, the over/under on Twins wins in 2012, Alexi Casilla vs. Luke Hughes vs. Trevor Plouffe, and a whole bunch of prospect stuff.

Direct download: Ep_19_Three_Amigos.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:34pm EST
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It's the middle of the winter meetings and the Twins are making news, so Aaron Gleeman and John Bonnes discuss Matt Capps' return and breaking away from an ugly relationship, Kevin Slowey's departure and playing the blame game, Michael Cuddyer's options, Twitter fights, Jason Kubel alternatives, the winter meetings, scaring John's son, and loud karaoke.

Direct download: Ep_18_Winter_Meetings.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:52am EST
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Episode 17: Mailbag (with Joe Busch and Kate Agnew)

Aaron and John are joined by podcast fan Joe Busch and his girlfriend Kate Agnew, who set the whole thing up as a surprise birthday present and then joined in to answer mailbag questions submitted by listeners on a wide variety of Twins topics.

Direct download: Ep_17_Mailbag_2.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:18am EST
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Aaron and John talk about Joe Nathan's departure, Ryan Doumit's arrival, karaoke choices, Glen Perkins' role, Matt Capps' possible return, other closer options, the impact of MLB's new collective bargaining agreement, Richard Lewis, beer snobbery, and what not to say while cutting hair.

Direct download: Ep_16_Nathan_and_Doumit.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:44am EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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