Aaron and John talk about the Twins' horrible stretch of losses to the Rays, Yankees, and Reds, plus Byron Buxton's health status, the best start of Kyle Gibson's career, Luke Bard and Tyler Kinley losing the Rule 5 gambit, bullpen musical chairs, Mitch Garver vs. Jason Castro, and the ghost of Ron Davis. Sponsored by Bye, Goff & Rohde, RxBar, Rover and Pick & Shovel

 

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Aaron and John talk about
- The slow start of the offseason & why we blame Derek Jeter (5:00)
- Minnesota Twins chances of signing Shohei Ohtani (17)
- the Twins pursuit of top free agent starting pitchers (34)
- The departure of Byung-Ho Park (42)
- Arbitration non-decisions (63)
- A few (very) minor league signings (71)
- Minor league coaching musical chairs (79)
- The 10 year anniversary of training for Delmon Young (92)
- Terminator: both the movie and the Twins closer (99)
- How the Wolves won a customer for life (104).

Direct download: Episode_346_The_Shohei_Show.mp3
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' crucial series against the Yankees, the remaining schedules for the Twins and Angels, firing Doug Mientkiewicz, the fourth annual Twins Daily Touch 'Em All Pub Crawl, Kyle Gibson's latest turnaround, beating PECOTA, Blue Jays fans taking over Target Field, the history of the AL Central, Max Kepler's struggles, and bringing your own mayo.

Direct download: Ep_334.mp3
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Aaron and John watch Aaron's favorite players, Kyle Gibson and Kennys Vargas, lead the Twins to a victory over the White Sox while answering questions from listeners at Fair State Coop

 

Direct download: Ep_330_Tuesday_Taproom_Tour_at_Fair_State.mp3
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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
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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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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. 

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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. 

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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
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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
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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
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Aaron and John visit Mac’s Industrial Sports Bar and speculate on the Minnesota Twins remaining offseason plans, grill owner Michael Curry about how he bought his first bar, review the Twins new minor league coaching assignments, praise bad decisions on Christmas night, rank the Twins rotation versus the rest of the AL Central, eat WAY too much, anticipate Nick Punto’s return, encourage Aaron’s new foodie leanings and run through a mailbag. 

Direct download: Ep_175_Ranking_Rotations_and_Buying_Bars.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18pm EDT
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Aaron and John are joined by special guest Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press at New Bohemia to drink beer, eat an enormous pretzel and talk about the Twins' managerial search and expectations for the offseason.

Direct download: Ep_165_Mike_Berardino_and_Manager_Searches.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:37am EDT
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Aaron and John have a late-night breakfast at Mason's and digest the news that Ron Gardenhire has been dismissed by the Twins. 

Direct download: Episode_164_Gardenhires_Dismissal.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:31am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the end of another Twins season, the fates of Ron Gardenhire, Terry Ryan, and Rick Anderson, Phil Hughes and his $500,000 bonus, which players to purge from the 40-man roster, Glen Perkins pitching hurt, pitchers and MVP awards, Ricky Nolasco being not terrible, and getting shoutouts during Derek Jeter's last game.

Direct download: Episode_163_Wrapping_Up_Another_Season.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:36pm EDT
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In a shortened show, Aaron and John broadcast live to an enthralled audience at the Minnesota State Fair. They discuss the odd roster move that cost the team Sam Deduno, the miserable year that top Twins prospects endured and then tackle the decisions the Twins will (or should) make in the upcoming offseason. 

Direct download: Episods_160_Live_From_The_State_Fair.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:29pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Terry Ryan all but saying Ron Gardenhire will be back in 2015, broadcast live from the Touch Em All Pub Crawl with a variety of guests, and discuss what they want to see in September including Joe Mauer, Danny Santana, Aaron Hicks, Phil Hughes, Brian Dozier, Ricky Nolasco, Kyle Gibson, Alex Meyer, Trevor May, and Josmil Pinto. 

Direct download: GATG_082414_complete.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:14pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about how thin the ice is for Ron Gardenhire and maybe even Terry Ryan, trading Kendrys Morales to Seattle, other potential trades before the July 31 deadline, John's rap knowledge, Chuck Knoblauch, Kirby Puckett and the Twins' Hall of Fame, broken clocks being right, cutting Matt Guerrier, and the beauty of mini donuts.

Direct download: GATG_072714_complete.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:21pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the All-Star experience, the Twins making it clear they should be sellers at the trade deadline, what to do with Kurt Suzuki, Aaron's illnesses, John's dancing, paying to get rid of Ricky Nolasco, details on the August pub crawl, why Danny Santana is rushed but young pitchers aren't, ex-girlfriends in the wild, Josh Willingham falling apart, and dwindling television ratings.

Direct download: GATG_072014_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:19pm EDT
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Aaron has the sniffles, so John, Parker Hageman & Kate Butler discuss the Kurt Suzki dilemna, the Twins buy/stand-pat decision, how to rework the home run derby and then play the much-rumored-but-rarely-heard "Beauty and the Beast" version of the Gleeman and the Geek theme song. For the second half, John goes to the Futures Game where he joins Jeremy Nygard and Seth Stohs in reviewing the progress and decline of the top prospects in the Twins systems at the traditional midway point while John tries not to dance to Panic At The Disco. 

Direct download: Ep_153_All-Star_Break.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:13am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the starting pitching (and podcast hosts) falling apart, Jorge Polanco's rushed arrival, Alex Meyer and Trevor May having issues in the minors, Chris Parmelee as a center fielder, puking in cabs, throwing out backs, Joe Mauer turning things around, Eduardo Escobar returning to earth, Aaron Hicks going back to Double-A, and Clayton Kershaw vs. Johan Santana.

Direct download: GATG_062914_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:12pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Phil Hughes' impressive first two months, beating the new-look Yankees, why Jason Kubel is stealing at-bats from Josmil Pinto, Oswaldo Arcia and Josh Willingham returning, Aaron Hicks giving up switch-hitting, Jon Jay trade rumors, technical difficulties, Joe Mauer's struggles, and Ben Revere's shocking home run.

Direct download: GATG_060114_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:15pm EDT
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Aaron and John review a plethora of weird roster moves, wonder about the impact of Joe Mauer's bat, discuss pineapple sauce with Lindsey Guentzel, endorse Eduardo Escobar, compare John's facial hair to Jack Morris' and interview Aaron's favorite bartender at Stella's. 

Direct download: Ep_144_Mauers_Back_and_Stellas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:38am EDT
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Aaron and John's final KFAN broadcast of the season is live from the Minnesota State Fair and they talk about the Twins' slide, September call-ups, reports that the Dodgers pursued Justin Morneau, the aftermath of "Girls Gone Gleeman," living in the MLB Fan Cave and trying to build a media career with special guest Lindsay Guentzel, Sweet Martha's Cookies, and why Aaron shouldn't lead with his hair on first dates.

Direct download: Ep_56_State_Fair_Combined.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44pm EDT
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