Aaron and John recover at Fair State Coop and discuss Jorge Polanco's midyear move to shortstop, PECOTA's optimistic view on the Twins defense, the keyword that can get you a pair of 20-game Twins season tickets at kernelnation.com, recovery timelines for Phil Hughes and Glen Perkins, Twins Daily's 5th anniversary, Byung-Ho Park's (mis)perceived weaknesses, how a Co-op works, Aaron's new podcast, listener mailbag questions and why they both need to recover from Friday night.

Direct download: Episode_298.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:24am EDT
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Aaron and John talk through their projections for the hitters on the Twins 25-man roster and learn from Tin Whiskers owner Jeff Moriarty about how craft beer relates to NASA. 

Direct download: Episode_293.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:24pm EDT
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Aaron and John visit Brothers Bar & Grill, home of the 2017 Winter Meltdown, and examine the three veterans the Twins signed this week, arbitration agreements, Winter Meltdown speaker LaTroy Hawkins' extended career, where the Twins payroll ranks, bone-in vs boneless wings and Aaron's pint glass collection. 

Direct download: Ep_292_Miscellaneous_Moves__Meltdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:50pm EDT
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In the light of rumors regarding the Dodgers piquing the interested of the Twins, John is joined by Nick Nelson and Parker Hageman at Iron Door Pub to evaluate possible trade returns for Brian Dozier, the new Twins hitting coach, Aaron's Casper mattress infatuation, the Twins arbitration decisions, Rule 5 draft pick options and John's insane wingspan. 

Direct download: Ep_287_Unpacking_Dozier_Rumors.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:04am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins parting ways with Trevor Plouffe, whether Hector Santiago might actually stick around, dropping Adam Walker's power, Thanksgiving recipes made easy, adding six prospects to the 40-man roster, trying Harry's Razors for free, Ron Gardenhire's new gig, and paying tribute to friend of the podcast Adam Czech.

Direct download: Episode_285_The_Breakfast_Club.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT
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Aaron and John discuss the last time the Twins went outside of the organization to hire a GM and then frame up the payroll, roster and arbitration decisions that Derek Falvey will face as GM, while they munch on sausages and mini corn dogs at New Bohemia Roseville

Direct download: Episode_281.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about why Aaron can't sleep and then review the MLB season by recalling each other's pre-season wagers while drinking beer and failing to finish off an enormous pretzel at New Bohemia in Eagan

Direct download: Ep_280_MLB_Review_and_Over-Under_Results.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:38pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins hiring Indians assistant general manager Derek Falvey to replace Terry Ryan, Byron Buxton's monster September, drinking beer and talking Red Sox at Fair State Brewing, guest Brandi Brown on stand-up comedy and being anti-baseball, and the worst season in Twins history mercifully coming to an end.

Direct download: Ep_279_The_Derek_Falvey_Era.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14pm EDT
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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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