Aaron and John talk about the Twins' ongoing front office search and break down the reported candidates, wonder about the value of Jim Pohlad's vote of confidence for Paul Molitor, dig into Jose Berrios tipping his pitches, reminisce about running into each other at the Iron Door Pub, look ahead to a top-two pick in the draft, wonder about a possible Joe Mauer-Kennys Vargas platoon, and try (and mostly fail) not to get overly excited about Byron Buxton's hot streak.

Direct download: Episode_277_Front_Office_Bosses.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:23am EDT
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Aaron is at Wesslemania, so John is joined by Nick Nelson and Parker Hageman of TwinsDaily.com at the Summit Backyard Bash. They ask each other questions to frame the Twins offseason, including:

5:00 – What should the priority be for finding a catcher?

16 – How can the Twins improve the starting rotation this offseason?

36 – Why do the Twins Daily guys need to use Harry’s Razors?

39 – Should the new GM concentrate on patching the roster or starting over?

47 – Who are the best possible trade partners for Brian Dozier?

73 – What plans does John have for a local music podcast?

76 – Should Miguel Sano be at third base next year?

79 – Who closes games next year?

82 – What is the Twins rotation next year?

And a whole lot more....

Direct download: Ep_276_Offseason_Questions_v2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:58pm EDT
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It's a special midweek all-mailbag edition as Aaron and John enjoy 30th anniversary beers at Summit Brewery and answer listener questions about the Twins, Bob Mould in concert, foul balls and their first lie with frequent interruptions by The Voice of Reason. 

Direct download: Episode_272_August_Mailbag.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27pm EDT
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Aaron and John drink for a cause (Pause for Pause) at Northgate Brewing and review the good, bad and in-between from the American League, until The Voice of Reason interrupts the podcast to make a surprise announcement about Harry's Razors

Direct download: Episode_270_AL_-_Gone_To_The_Dogs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:21pm EDT
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Aaron leaves the state and the Twins go on a winning streak. John breaks it down with special guests Parker Hageman and Jeremy Nygaard as they discuss Joe Mauer's and Miguel's Sano hot bats, wonder what is going on with Phil Hughes, summarize how the Twins are getting squeezed by money in the MLB draft, note Pat Dean's surprising strikeouts, review options for replacing Kurt Suzuki, and discuss the Twins future starting rotation and Brian Dozier's obliques. Thank you to MNCorngrowers at MNFarmTeam.com for their support of this show. 

Direct download: gatg_5_29_16_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:17pm EDT
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Aaron and John meet up at the new New Bohemia Lake St and discuss:

- the Twins giving Byron Buxton every chance to win the center field job

- the limited roster battles the Twins have in spring training

- how you can win a pair of 20-game Twins season tickets from the MN Corn Growers

- how Carlos Quentin picked the wrong year to be a Twin and

- review Vegas' Over-Under lines for the AL East and

- how you can play along and win a free Truman Set from Harrys.com.

Direct download: Episode_239_Over-Under_the_AL_East.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:11pm EDT
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Aaron and John watch the Twins defeat the Rays while talking about Buxton's place on the roster, the Twins crowded starting rotation, how you can promote your own future star at Harrys.com, how the Twins schedule compares to their rivals, giving up your first born child, the turnaround of the Twins bullpen and the joys of a pennant race, Miguel Sano statistics porn and west coast baseball. 

Direct download: Crowded_Roster_Problems.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:52pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Eddie Rosario's chance of stealing the center field job from Aaron Hicks, Mark Hamburger's case for a bullpen spot, another chance to win Twins season tickets from the Minnesota Corn Growers at MNFarmTeam.com, Spider-Man the internet repair guy, Joe Nathan being a mess, Kevin Correia finding a new home, eating salads at Mac's Industrial, getting into soccer, big spoons and little spoons, and AL Central cliches.

Direct download: Ep_185_Rosario_and_the_Iron_Door.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:05pm EDT
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Aaron and John sample beers at Lynlake Brewery and talk about everyone (except them) being in the best shape of their lives, Paul Molitor's new clubhouse rules, Torii Hunter's oft-discussed leadership, Johan Santana's latest comeback with the Blue Jays, the power of rehetoric versus analysis, Jordan Schafer vs. Aaron Hicks, the Twins trying to find a leadoff hitter, managing expectations for Miguel Sano, and mailbag questions.

Direct download: Episode_183_The_Best_Shape_Of_His_Life.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48pm EDT
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Aaron and John sample lot of beers at Lynlake Brewery, review Winter Meltdown talks with Minnesota Twins President Dave St. Peter and outfielder Jacque Jones, shift blame from John to Aaron for last week's lack of a podcast, speculate on the differences between Ron Gardenhire and Paul Molitor, wonder if the Twins will REALLY be the worst team in the American League, debate the Twins Opening Day Roster (hitters only), review Aaron's career as a point guard, talk scotch and answer mailbag questions. 

Direct download: Ep_179_Meltdown_Recap_and_Roster_Projection.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:46am EDT
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