Aaron and John conduct an emergency long-distance podcast about the Minnesota Twins signing Logan Morrison and then go back to talking about various other topics, including listener questions. Sponsored by Sota Stick and Bark Box.

Direct download: Episode_357_Logan_Morrison.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:09pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Minnesota Twins signing Jake Odorizzi and Anibal Sanchez, not signing Yu Darvish, Jermaine Palacios' scouting report, the value of reverse splits, old friends Trevor Plouffe and Hector Santiago finding new MLB homes, projected payroll levels, the impact of Josh Kalk, and the state of the Twins' starting rotation. Sponsored by Pick and Shovel Wear and Casper Matresses

Direct download: Ep_356_Jake_Odorizzi_and_Anibal_Sanchez.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:05pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Ervin Santana's finger surgery, Trevor May, Tyler Duffey, and the Twins' other in-house options for replacing Santana in the rotation, the price tag to acquire Chris Archer, how to look good, PECOTA comps for Miguel Sano and other prominent Twins, drinking beer at Modist Brewing, how to make Valentine's Day plans, the Twin Cities' best restaurants, and mailbag questions from listeners.

Direct download: Ep_355.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 2:20pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Super Bowl week in Minnesota, watching the Eagles' victory in person, debating the slow offseason's causes, recapping the Minneanalytics Sportcon event, and revealing Baseball Prospectus' PECOTA projections for Minnesota Twins players and the overall team. Sponsored by Harry's Razors.

Direct download: Ep_354_Super_Bowl_And_PECOTA.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:00am EST
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Aaron and John talk about the latest Yu Darvish rumors, Glen Perkins' retirement, Joe Nathan's appearance at the Winter Meltdown, returning to KFAN for another season, exploding tires and ruined lunches, Super Bowl festivities, the Brewers' big push, and $36 guacamole. Sponsored by Bombfell and Simple Contacts.

Direct download: 180128_final.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:32pm EST
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Aaron, John, and the Twins Daily crew are joined by Twins great Joe Nathan and Twins official scorekeeper Stew Thornley in front of 500 people at the fifth annual Winter Meltdown event. Sponsored by Sota Stick

Direct download: Episode_352_Winter_Meltdown_2018.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:20pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Minnesota Twins signing free agent reliever Addison Reed and what it means for the rest of the offseason, all while pre-gaming at Iron Door Pub. Sponsored by RxBar and Casper Mattresses

Direct download: Ep_351_Addison_Reed.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:33pm EST
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Aaron and John answer questions from listeners about Kennys Vargas, Joe Mauer, Wikipedia pages, A.J. Pierzynski, superhero movies, The Last Jedi, traveling to Brazil, underrated moves, Stephen Gonsalves, Fernando Romero, and the Jorge Polanco of 2018. Sponsored by Pick and Shovel and by RxBar.

Direct download: Ep_350_Mega_Mailbag.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:00pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the pros and cons of the Twins signing reliever Zack Duke, the overall state of the Twins' bullpen, assault allegations against Miguel Sano, Mike Napoli rumors, brunch at Iron Door Pub, the sold out Winter Meltdown event, and waiting on Yu Darvish. (Sponsored by Harry's Razors and RxBar.)

Direct download: Ep_349_Duke_And_Sano.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 11:00pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins optimism surrounding signing Yu Darvish, a summer of the Fernando Rodney Experience, the future-oriented baseball deal for Michael Pineda, the Twins gains and losses in MLB Rule 5 draft and their secret admirers in the Nippon Ham Fighters front office.  Sponsored by Sota Stick Co

Direct download: Ep_348_Fernando_Rodney_Is_Friday_Night_Pizza.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:42pm EST
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Aaron and John are at Tin Whiskers and talk about the Minnesota Twins' latest front office addition Josh Kalk, trading spending room for baseball prospects Jacob Pearson and David Banuelos, signing Yunior Severino for $2.5 million, Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees, Shohei Ohtani to the Angels, the court battle over sports gambling, Thad Levine being true to this word, and the first batch of MLB free agent pitcher signings.

Direct download: Episode_347_-_Zero_to_100_Real_Quick.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 4:00pm EST
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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
Category:general -- posted at: 5:18pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about 40-man roster additions and unprotected prospects, a couple of juicy baseball trade rumors for young aces, the Minnesota Twins' history in the Rule 5 MLB draft, targeting contract extensions for Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, and more, what to do with Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer after next season, payroll optimism and pessimism, Jason Castro one year later, and remembering Terry Doyle.

Direct download: Ep_345_Protected_Prospects_and_Extension_Candidates.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:20pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Paul Molitor winning Manager of the Year, targeting right-handed hitters for an outfield role, giving up a draft pick to sign a free agent, voiding Jelfrey Marte's contract, the odds signing Shohei Ohtani, playing poker in Vegas with Lou Piniella, and doing your holiday shopping with our sponsors.

Direct download: Episode_344_MOY.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 4:00pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' free agent options for bullpen help, new bench coach Derek Shelton, Byron Buxton and Brian Dozier winning Gold Glove awards, another round of 40-man roster trimming, Michael Tonkin being sold to Japan, Doug Mientkiewicz as Ron Gardenhire's understudy, and Mitch Garver's path to playing time.

Direct download: Ep_343_Reliever_Roulette.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 5:00pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' offseason needs, limited free agent starting pitching options, Miguel Sano's surgery to insert a titanium rod into his leg, Twins Daily's Offseason Handbook, losing Daniel Palka and Randy Rosario on waivers, Rick Anderson joining Ron Gardenhire in Detroit, Duck Duck Gray Duck, Francisco Liriano winning a World Series, and reviewing the preseason AL Central over/under picks.

Direct download: Ep_342.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:38pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' new pitching coach Garvin Alston, the appropriate level of happiness or anger for Gold Glove awards, Glen Perkins' future, pitching coach musical chairs, the Yankees firing Joe Girardi, reviewing the AL East preseason over/under bets, and BBQ Buddies.

Direct download: Episode_341.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 5:00pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Ron Gardenhire's return to the AL Central with the Tigers, the Twins' pitching coach search, their Friday night activities, Baseball America editor-in-chief John Manuel joining the Twins' scouting department, betting on Nick Blackburn, plugging books and handbooks, Delmon Young's clean slate in Australia, and the results of the preseason AL West over/under picks.

Direct download: Episode_340The_Return_of_Gardy.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:00pm EST
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Aaron and John react to the Twins manager Paul Molitor's contract extension, preview how much the Twins will have to spend this offseason, debate Brian Dozier's future with the Twins, and discuss whether or not Miguel Sano should play third base next year.

Direct download: Episode_339_Molitor_Extension_and_Twins_Payroll.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:54pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about whether anything can be learned from the Wild Card game, John's trip to New York, the rumors and reports about an extension for Paul Molitor, and setting up the offseason, all from the Rock 4 Rescues event at Sociable Cider Werks.

Direct download: Episode_337_Whats_up_with_Molitor.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:22pm EST
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Aaron and Eric Nordquist recap the Twins' loss to the Yankees and take calls, including one from John Bonnes in New York.

Direct download: kfxn-407.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:49am EST
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Aaron and John preview the Minnesota Twins' Wild Card game versus the New York Yankees.

Direct download: Ep_336_Twins_vs_Yankees.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:00pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins being on the verge of a playoff spot, lining up the rotation for New York, buying playoff tickets, the long journey from 59-103 to the postseason, Paul Molitor's job status, the biggest improvements in Twins history, choosing a Wild Card game roster, ugly WPA numbers vs. the Yankees, and mailbag questions from listeners.

Direct download: Episode_335_Magic_Number.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:34pm EST
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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
Category:general -- posted at: 12:23am EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins re-taking the Wild Card lead, Trevor Hildenberger and Matt Belisle stepping up, ending an era of Royals baseball, Byron Buxton's ongoing hand problems, Ehire Adrianza's surprising pop, vintage Joe Mauer, late-night scoreboard watching, and Robbie Grossman at the bottom of the lineup.

Direct download: Ep_333_Frontrunners.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:42am EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins entering September with the Wild Card in their sights, a missed opportunity against the Royals, Byron Buxton's miracle recovery, Jorge Polanco's crazy power surge, Joe Mauer hitting like the old days, Kyle Gibson getting everyone's hopes up again, Joe Nathan's retirement, and the new analytics hire.

Direct download: 9-3_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:34pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton's monster game, Kyle Gibson pulling everyone back in, the pillow fight that is the second Wild Card spot, last-minute trade options, September call-ups, Miguel Sano's injury and bad columnists, the dangers of foul balls with Bye, Goff, and Rohde, and Jason Castro's concussion.

Direct download: 827_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:02pm EST
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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
Category:general -- posted at: 4:04pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the maturation of the Twins' young lineup, their soft schedule coming up, Byron Buxton's transformation, the buzzkill around Miguel Sano's injury, Glen Perkins' return, Mitch Garver replacing an injured Robbie Grossman, looking stylish with Bombfell, Andy MacPhail and Michael Cuddyer going into the Twins' Hall of Fame, and potential August waiver trades.

Direct download: 820_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:59pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' surge back into contention, including an ugly speed bump Saturday in Detroit, plus the post-Brandon Kintzler bullpen, Eddie Rosario and Miguel Sano trending in opposite directions, Paul Molitor's decision-making, Brian Dozier in the leadoff spot, Royce Lewis' quick promotion, Byron Buxton's last half-season, RXBAR making us feel less out of shape, Bartolo Colon being in command again, and time traveling in the name of romance.

Direct download: 2017-08-12_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:26pm EST
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Twins general manager Thad Levine sat down for an interview with Aaron at Target Field for the Baseball Prospectus event, followed by a roundtable discussion with Aaron, John, Parker Hageman, and Nick Nelson. Plus marveling at Bartolo Colon's complete game, assessing the trade deadline decisions a week later, thinking about Paul Molitor's job security, and putting Zack Granite's Hall of Fame case on hold, presented by Brady Mason.

Direct download: Aug_6_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:47pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' trade deadline, including moves that were made (Brandon Kintzler, Jaime Garcia) and moves that weren't (Ervin Santana, Brian Dozier), all while gorging themselves at Iron Door Pub.

Direct download: Episode_326_Trade_Deadline_2017.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:29pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the short but sweet Jaime Garcia era, the odds of Brandon Kintzler, Ervin Santana, and Brian Dozier also being on the move, what to expect from prospects Zack Littell and Dietrich Enns, the collapse of Taylor Rogers, Eddie Rosario's future role, building a statue of Zack Granite, MLB's latest lawsuit with Bye, Goff, and Rhode, and trading John Ryan Murphy for Gabriel Moya.

Direct download: 730_GATG_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:09pm EST
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Aaron and guest co-host Parker Hageman talk about the Jaime Garcia trade that wasn't, Byron Buxton's return and what it means for Zack Granite, Glen Perkins working his way back, the pros and cons of Bartolo Colon, Jorge Polanco's shrinking role, Brent Rooker's quick promotion, and hitting the ball 600 feet.

Direct download: 721_whole.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:04pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Bartolo Colon's upcoming Twins debut, Byron Buxton's injury and the domino effect on the defense, whether the Twins should be buying or selling at the trade deadline, Brandon Kintzler and Taylor Rogers saving the bullpen, Zack Granite's short-term opportunity, Ervin Santana's crazy numbers, the 1987 team reunion and matching shirt from Pick and Shovel Wear, and beer vs. burgers after the St. Paul Saints event.

Direct download: 716FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:23pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins signing Bartolo Colon and calling up Zack Granite, review the Twins' first half by picking team MVPs, biggest disappointments, and biggest surprises, plus go over which prospects might get the call in the second half, Byron Buxton's amazing sprint home, break down Angel Hernandez's lawsuit with Bye, Goff, and Rhode, and what to do with Jorge Polanco.

Direct download: 79_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:08pm EST
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Aaron and John record a special midweek episode to check in on the Twins' prospects, breaking down the good, the bad, and the ugly of their first halves and examining which players might be shopped for MLB help at the trade deadline. Recorded over beers at Lynlake Brewery.

Direct download: Episode_321_Midseason_Prospects_Check-in.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:55am EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' never-ending pitching problems, falling into a second-place tie with the Royals, how much longer the leash is for Hector Santiago, Thad Levine's quotes about the Twins' trade deadline approach, investing $3 million in 16-year-old Jelfry Marte, Kyle Gibson vs. Jered Weaver, and the latest changes to Byron Buxton's swing.

Direct download: 72_part_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:23pm EST
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Aaron and John host 100 Twins fans at Tin Whiskers and discuss:


6 – the new importance of Paul Molitor’s game-time decisions
21 – Our Last Fan Standing Game: which big time MLB players crushed the Twins?
33 – Zach Granite’s path to the Twins roster
38 – for which Twins player does our heart overrule our head?
42 – Berrios’ chances of being named and All-Star
53 – our three favorite Twins all-time
58 – the long-term plan with the outfield
60 – Robbie Grossman as trade bait
63 – Byron Buxton’s value if he never hits above .220.

Direct download: Episode_319_Tuesday_Taproom_Tour_-_Tin_Whiskers.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:36pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins sweeping the Indians and re-taking first place, the tough upcoming schedule giving little time to celebrate, spending over slot to sign the draft class, getting to know Alan Busenitz and Trevor Hildenberger, the legalities of the Indians' mascot with Bye, Goff, and Rhode, the status of Hector Santiago and Phil Hughes, and LaTroy Hawkins being a breath of fresh air on the Twins' television broadcast.

Direct download: GATG_06_25_17_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:17pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Indians sweeping the Twins out of first place, recapping the Twins' draft and no. 1 pick Royce Lewis signing for $6.7 million, Byron Buxton's underappreciated defense, in-house options to address the Twins' growing rotation and bullpen problems, Eddie Rosario putting the Zach Granite talk on hold, and Jorge Polanco vs. Eduardo Escobar.

Direct download: GATG_06_18_17_Final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:17pm EST
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In a special midweek show, Aaron and John dissect the Twins' draft picks and draft strategy, beginning with no. 1 overall pick Royce Lewis and the outrage that followed, plus Brent Rooker, Landon Leach, and Blayne Enlow, all while visiting Sisyphus Brewing.

Direct download: Episode_316_Draft_DRAFT_DRAFT.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:40am EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins trying to decide on Hunter Greene, Brendan McKay, Kyle Wright, or Royce Lewis for the no. 1 pick, Nik Turley's debut, Eddie Rosario walking onto thin ice, the bullpen being both bad and not as bad as it looks, and Ervin Santana and Jose Berrios versus the rest of the rotation.

Direct download: FINAL_611.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:48pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the state of the Twins' bullpen and their future options, Kennys Vargas' demotion and Robbie Grossman's ascension, the five-year anniversary of the 2012 draft, Glen Perkins' comeback status, skipping Kyle Gibson, using "VOTESANO" at PickAndShovelWear.com, and mailbag questions from listeners.

Direct download: FINAL_64.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:20pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' view from atop the AL Central division, the increasingly shaky back of the rotation with Phil Hughes hurt and Kyle Gibson struggling again, debating whether Tyler Duffey deserves another shot to start, weird Ervin Santana trade rumors, Miguel Sano's cold stretch, Nick Burdi and J.T. Chargois falling off the bullpen radar, more Hunter Greene vs. Brendan McKay draft speculation, 

Direct download: GATG_052817_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:09pm EST
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Aaron and John are joined by 100 listeners are hosted at 612 Brew for our Tuesday Taproom Tour. We watch Ervin Santana throw a 2-hit shutout, answer audience questions, sing along to a tuba, and play a new "Last Fan Standing" game. 

Direct download: Episode_312_Tuesday_Taproom_Tour_at_612_Brew.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 3:30pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Jose Berrios' dominant 11-strikeout start, rainouts and doubleheaders making life difficult for the Twins' pitching staff, Robbie Grossman's on-base skills and overall role, Kennys Vargas' pinch-hit homer, the Twins' young lineup and prospect breakthroughs, how to save $20 on Twins tickets with SeatGeek, what is now a three-way battle for the no. 1 pick, and why Miguel Sano's batting average on balls in play is both good and bad.

Direct download: Ep_311_Rain_Rain_Go_Away.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:06pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Jose Berrios' excellent return to the Twins' rotation, Danny Santana going to Atlanta, Michael Tonkin sticking around at Triple-A, over-working Brandon Kintzler because of a shaky setup corps, upgrading our wardrobe with Bombfell, John Bonnes and Miguel Sano both celebrating birthdays, and the state of superhero movies.

Direct download: GTAG_050724_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:07pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about an up and down week for the Twins, pushing Kyle Gibson, Danny Santana, and Michael Tonkin off the roster, what the time is for Jose Berrios to get a chance, a new rumored name in the MLB draft, Joe Mauer's clutch hitting, how you can win a Michael Cuddyer autographed official baseball from PickAndShovelWear.com and to whom the Twins will turn next for their rotation.

Direct download: GTAG_050717_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:16pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' winning April, Miguel Sano's breakout season, Byron Buxton's small steps in the right direction, Joe Mauer's ongoing decline, the impact of a vastly improved defense, class-action concussion lawsuits with Tracy Tool and Bob Parsons of Bye, Goff and Rhode, recapping the first Tuesday Taproom Tour event, and putting J.T. Chargois call-up plans on hold, all presented by the Minnesota Corn Growers

Direct download: GG430Combined.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:23pm EST
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Aaron and John are joined by 100 listeners at Northgate Brewing to watch the Twins thump the Rangers, answer Twins questions and generally mess around. Whether you attended the event or just listened to the podcast, we would love your feedback on this episode.

Direct download: Ep_307_Tuesday_Taproom_Tour_at_Northgate.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:40am EST
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Aaron and guest co-host Parker Hageman return to KFAN and talk about the Twins looking more and more like the bad team many expected, Byron Buxton's ongoing struggles, swapping Adalberto Mejia for Kennys Vargas, Hunter Greene vs. Brendan McKay for the no. 1 pick, choosing the wrong Korean league slugger, and an eye for an eye, all sponsored by the Minnesota Corn Growers.

Direct download: Twins_Weekly_423.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:18pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton's extreme struggles, Miguel Sano's walks-and-homer show, chef Jeff's duck pastrami salad at Iron Door Pub, raising eyebrows at the Twins' pitching and especially Phil Hughes, detailing some not-so-minor injuries down on the farm, remind you to hang out with them and Twins general manager Thad Levine, and interrupt a potential date, all sponsored by the Minnesota Corn Growers.

Direct download: Episode_305_Hey_Girl.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:04pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' excellent first week, reunite at Tin Whiskers, rehash the decision to carry 13 pitchers, debate the logic and mysticism behind the Twins' batting order, detail the Baseball Prospectus event at Target Field, wonder about the struggles of Byron Buxton, talk way too much about Michael Tonkin, explain why Aaron bought another Casper mattress, evaluate the Twins' improved defense, and discuss college tours.

Direct download: Episode_304.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:33pm EST
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Aaron and guest co-host Nick Nelson talk about the Twins setting their Opening Day roster, keeping 13 pitchers, sending down Byungho Park, Kennys Vargas, and Jose Berrios, the winner of the Adalberto Mejia vs. Tyler Duffey rotation battle, Ricky Nolasco atop the Angels' rotation, Target Field getting rid of Butcher and the Boar rib tips, and early impressions of the Derek Falvey/Thad Levine front office.

Direct download: Final_Cuts_and_Thirteen_Pitchers.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:32pm EST
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Aaron is joined by guest co-hosts Parker Hageman and Dan Anderson to talk about the Twins demoting Jose Berrios and J.T. Chargois to Triple-A, what that means for Tyler Duffey and the Opening Day pitching staff, Byron Buxton's new(ish) hitting approach, Kennys Vargas vs. Byungho Park, announcing the Minnesota Corn Growers season ticket giveaway winner, why the Twins did nothing to address a weak bullpen, selling out four events in four hours, and the outfield alignment of Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario.

Direct download: BerriosChargois.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:32am EST
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Aaron and John are at Northgate Brewery to announce their Tuesday Taproom Tour, preview the AL Central (and Twins) using Vegas' over/under projections, delve into the legality of sports betting, review the Twins' latest spring training cuts, and release the last keyword for kernelnation.com free Twins tickets. 

Direct download: Episode_301_AL_Central_and_Taproom_Tour.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:22am EST
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Aaron and John talk about Trevor May's season-ending elbow surgery, eat a bunch of Japanese food at Kyatchi, make their over/under picks for American League East teams, and reveal the weekly keyword to win a pair of 20-game Twins season ticket packages at KernelNation.com.

Direct download: Episode_300_Trevor_May_and_AL_East_Over-Under.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:20pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' offseason shopping being done, mourn the loss of Alex Kirilloff's 2017 season, share the new keyword to win Twins tickets at KernelNation.com, place their bets on the teams in the AL West, reveal what Aaron does the night before he travels, and drop hints about their new Tuesday Taproom Tour.

Direct download: Ep_299_AL_West_Over-Under.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:12pm EST
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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 EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' top 10 prospects for 2017, rank the Twins' best 25-and-under players, return to the scene of the Winter Meltdown at Brothers Minneapolis, reveal the secret word that can win listeners a pair of 20-game Twins season ticket packages from Minnesota Corn Growers, predict the upcoming fifth-starter decision, tell you how to get a free Harry's Razor, and revel in the glow of their pale legs. 

Direct download: Episode_297.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:38pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about adding Matt Belisle and Craig Breslow to the Twins' bullpen mix, just how far out of favor Byung Ho Park has fallen, PECOTA actually liking the Twins more than anyone else, devouring multiple courses at Iron Door Pub, the correct pronunciation of Ehire Adrianza, condo news and the search for a new Casper mattress, and Boyz II Men then and now.

Direct download: Episode_296.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:55pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' rotation battles, evaluate the available free agent starters they could still add, recap the fourth annual Winter Meltdown event, dig into the Dodgers' trade for a second baseman not named Brian Dozier, keep up to speed on Kurt Suzuki, Joe Nathan, and Adam Walker, and delve into the scary world of talking on the phone.

Direct download: Episode_295_2017-02-02.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:00pm EST
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Live from the "Winter Meltdown" event, with special guests LaTroy Hawkins, Twins director of baseball research Jack Goin, Parker Hageman, Nick Nelson, Seth Stohs, and emcee David Sitrick.

 

Direct download: Ep_294_Winter_Meltdown_2017.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:18pm EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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Aaron and John are joined by Robert Kasak of 612 Brew to:

  • discuss whether Brian Dozier will stay a Twin,
  • take a quiz on the MLB Draft and gauge its significance,
  • review the Twins spring training non-roster invitees and what it says about about the team's management and their new philosophies and
  • reveal additional details about the Winter Meltdown on Jan 28th.  
Direct download: Episode_291_No_Dozier_and_Non-Roster.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:00pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins getting "final offers" for Brian Dozier, whether they have free agent pitching plans, waffles vs. pancakes, cake vs. pie, Trevor Plouffe's modest market, Oswaldo Arcia's latest stop, and mailbag questions from listeners.

Direct download: Episode_290.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:21pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Brian Dozier trade rumors, the possibility of an Ervin Santana trade, the Twins' payroll limits, their holiday gift-giving tips (including a special deal from Harry's Razors), the perceived no. 1 overall pick in the MLB draft, touring 612 Brew's new brewing equipment with Robert Kasak, and giving a little info on this year's Winter Meltdown event.

Direct download: Episode_289_More_Dozier_And_Top_Pick_Talk.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:59pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Rule 5 pick Justin Haley, Brian Dozier trade rumors, Terry Ryan's new job, Paul Molitor re-thinking Byron Buxton, face tattoos, Hunter/Cuddyer/Hawkins rejoining the organization, wedding gift rules, Wilson Ramos vs. Jason Castro, and Northgate Brewery's hanging canoe.

Direct download: Episode_288_Beach_Formal.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:15pm EST
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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 EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins signing catcher Jason Castro for $24.5 million, how pitch framing helps a pitching staff, where Miguel Sano and Jorge Polanco will play, John Ryan Murphy vs. Mitch Garver for a backup job, Pat Dean going to Korea, Brian Dozier trade rumors, and recapping Thanksgiving.

Direct download: Episode_286_Jason_Castro_Signs.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:40pm EST
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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 EST
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Aaron and John talk about rising free agent prices and new revenue streams, the Twins' rumored pursuit of Jason Castro and the catching market, the firing of hitting coach Tom Brunansky, Levine vs. LaVine with Robert Kasak of 612 Brew, the odds of a Brian Dozier trade, buying nostalgia with NES Classic Edition, and answering mailbag questions from listeners.

Direct download: Episode_284_Framed.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:46pm EST
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Aaron and John break down the Twins' introductory press conference for chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine, discuss the benefits of Casper Mattresses while sipping Scotch, and then argue too much about retaining Rob Antony.

Direct download: Ep_283_Leveraging_Collaborative_Synergies.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:49pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Derek Falvey choosing Thad Levine to be the Twins' new GM, compare the Indians and the Cubs to the Twins, and answer a bunch of mailbag questions from listeners while doing shots at Iron Door Pub.

Direct download: Ep_282_Thad_Levine_Right-Handed_Man.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:25pm EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins Daily pub crawl, Aaron's new job, the Twins' front office search nearing a decision, and talking beer and baseball with Parker Hageman of Twins Daily and Robert Kasak of 612 Brew

Direct download: Ep_278_Crawling_To_A_Hire.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:02pm EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton's spectacular return weekend, Brian Dozier's spectacular three months, Paul Molitor changing his mind on Jorge Polanco, why the pitching staff remains the biggest problem, the upside and downside of finishing a book, Trevor Plouffe's future hanging on the balance, saying goodbye to KFAN for the season, and re-watching the 1987 and 1991 World Series.

Direct download: gatg_9_4_16_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:12pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' losing skid, six-year run of awful pitching, the planned front office regime change beyond just a new GM, similarities with Tom Kelly, Andy MacPhail, and Carl Pohlad, Tyler Duffey and Jose Berrios demotions, filling the roster with replacement-level talent, and Oswaldo Arcia's ongoing journey across baseball.

Direct download: gatg_8_28_16_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:02pm EST
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Aaron and guest co-host Nick Nelson talk about the Twins' ugly series in Kansas City, the next wave of pitching prospects, shopping for a catcher this offseason, the pros and cons of trading Brian Dozier, Jorge Polanco as a shortstop, Adalberto Mejia's debut, Hector Santiago's awful start, and Oswaldo Arcia hitting the waiver wire.

Direct download: gatg_8_21_16_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:14pm EST
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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 EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' pitching and defense bringing them back to reality, Byron Buxton's latest stint in the minors, pitching staff comings and goings, Kurt Suzuki on trade waivers, Brian Dozier refusing to stop hitting homers, Miguel Sano's elbow problems, what to do with Trevor May, and the worst decisions you can make with food after the bar closes.

Direct download: gatg_8_14_16_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:05pm EST
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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 EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins deciding to send down Byron Buxton after rumors of a Miguel Sano demotion, recapping the trade deadline, the run to avoid 90 losses, Max Kepler's power explosion, Jose Berrios rejoining the rotation, Eddie Rosario catching fire, and what to do about Jorge Polanco.

Direct download: gatg_8_7_16_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:56pm EST
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Aaron and John recap the trades the Twins made (Eduardo Nunez, Ricky Nolasco, Alex Meyer, Fernando Abad) and didn't make (Kurt Suzuki, Ervin Santana) while drinking beer and eating a Royale with Cheese at Lyn-Lake's Iron Door Pub. Thanks to the MN Corn Growers.

Direct download: Episode_268_Trade_Deadline_Recap.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:32pm EST
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Aaron and John rank Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton, Jose Berrios, Max Kepler, and the rest of the Twins' top 10 most valuable long-term assets while eating like kings at Kyatchi and getting clean shaves with Harry's Razors.

Direct download: Ep_267_Twins_Top_Ten.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:50pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the start of the Rob Antony era, belated reactions to Terry Ryan's firing, trade deadline quotes and realities, Miguel Sano's defense, Jose Berrios' latest great start at Triple-A, Roy Smalley's broadcasting upgrade, and touring U.S. Bank Stadium.

Direct download: gatg_7_24_16_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:17pm EST
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Aaron and John have an emergency podcast at New Bohemia to discuss and debate the the Twins firing Terry Ryan. 

Direct download: Ep_265_Replacing_Terry_Ryan.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:04pm EST
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Aaron and John talk abut the suddenly productive and crowded Twins lineup, wonder when some AAA arms could be recalled, speculate on the return the Twins could get for Ervin Santana and answer questions from producer Joltin' Joe Perovich and their listeners. Sponsored by MN Corn Growers. 

Direct download: gatg_7_17_16_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:55pm EST
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Aaron and John get their Human Resources groove on at New Bohemia, giving each of the Twins their personal performance reviews, including who is Nagana, Nagana, Nagana work here any more. Thanks to Harrys.com for sponsoring this midweek episode.

Direct download: Episode_263_Performance_Review.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:32pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Max Kepler and the Twins' lineup doing big damage, Kennys Vargas making the most of his (last?) chance, Trevor Plouffe's broken rib and the Twins' medical staff, Eduardo Nunez making the All-Star team, Daniel Palka moves up to Triple-A, the power of Twitter, midseason prospect rankings, and Terry Ryan saying (again) the Twins are open for business.

Direct download: gatg_7_10_16_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:03pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Miguel Sano's return, Byung Ho Park's demotion, the plans for Eddie Rosario, disabled list avoidance and roster shuffling, Max Kepler living up to the hype, Jim Pohlad's latest quotes, and saying goodbye to Kevin Jepsen.

Direct download: gatg_7_3_16_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:17pm EST
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Aaron and John feast at Iron Door Pub's first anniversary party and talk about Phil Hughes' surgery to relieve thoracic outlet syndrome, Brian Dozier's hot streak and late All-Star bid, the simplicity for Harry's razors, and answer listener's mailbag questions.

Direct download: Thoracic_Mailbag.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:18pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Tyler Duffey's gem vs. the Yankees, Brian Dozier's hot stretch, Oswaldo Arcia finding a new home in Tampa Bay, Terry Ryan's promise to be active at the trade deadline, voting for Jesse Ventura, Miguel Sano's rehab stint, thanking the Minnesota Corn Growers, Glen Perkins' surgery, and House Shopping 101.

Direct download: gatg_6_26_16_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:04pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about time running out on Oswaldo Arcia, Max Kepler stepping up, Glen Perkins' season-ending shoulder injuries, Byron Buxton's ongoing struggles, trying to find the point of Kevin Jepsen, swapping out Pat Dean for Tommy Milone, Danny Santana's return, the Minnesota Corn Growers, and Miguel Sano's timetable.

Direct download: gatg_6_19_16_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:59pm EST
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