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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Aaron and John gather at Insight Brewing, debate each others' levels of being antisocial, and answer a whole lot of mailbag questions. Sponsored by Harrys.com.

Direct download: Episode_257_Introverted_Mailbag_64k.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:57pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about injuries to Phil Hughes and Trevor May, first-round draft pick Alex Kirilloff, Glen Perkins' setback, J.T. Chargois' short stay, waiver claim Neil Ramirez, Byron Buxton's bad follow-up week, Tommy Milone slicing up Triple-A hitters, clicking around the Minnesota Corn Growers' website, and Justin Morneau sleeping with the enemy.

Direct download: gatg_6_12_16_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:11pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton's red hot return to the majors, Max Kepler subbing for an injured Miguel Sano, how long the Twins can stick with Kevin Jepsen at closer, choosing a Twins rep for the All-Star game, going to Wrigley Field during a long weekend in Chicago, why Brian Dozier is treated so carefully, why you should check out MNFarmTeam.com, and what to do with Phil Hughes.

Direct download: gatg_6_5_16_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:13pm EST
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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 EST
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Aaron and John podcast midweek from Lynlake Brewery’s rooftop and discuss Neil Allen’s DWI and the non-ending battle with addiction, when we can expect Rochester’s youth to rejoin the Twins, an easy Father’s Day idea from Harrys.com, the Twins 2016 All-Star representative, and how Dick Bremer’s announcing is like Aaron’s favorite Chinese food.

Direct download: Episode_253_Waiting_On_Youth.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:10pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Eddie Rosario's demotion and Robbie Grossman's arrival, Jose Berrios' disaster start, Phil Hughes' shoulder problems, Minnesota Corn Growers' groundskeeper contest, Brian Dozier's ongoing struggles, and Terry Ryan's quotes about the sorry state of the team.

Direct download: GATG_5-22-16_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:14pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins getting right in Cleveland, the surprising AL Central pecking order, the legend of Juan Centeno, Tyler Duffey and Ervin Santana carrying the rotation again, Joe Mauer leading off, Byron Buxton on fire at Triple-A, Byung Ho Park looking better and better, and finding the unexpected on the Minnesota Corn Growers' website.

Direct download: GATG_5-15-16_FINAl.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:11pm EST
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Aaron and John meet up at 612 Brew to walk through myriad mailbag questions and discuss John's dolphin-smooth shave courtesy of Harry's Razors.

Direct download: Episode_250_May_Mailbag.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:53am EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' total system failure, the pros and cons of Terry Ryan as general manager, whether Paul Molitor deserves some of the blame, and "Caddyshack" via the Minnesota Corn Growers.

Direct download: 5-8-16_Gleeman_and_the_Geek_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:10pm EST
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Aaron and guest co-host Parker Hageman talk about the youth-filled rotation, early trade deadline speculation, Miguel Sano's defense, Eddie Rosario's hacking, holding the front office responsible, Joe Mauer's ongoing greatness, stat-heads taking over Holy Angels baseball, and how cats are like infant children.

Direct download: 5-1-16_-_Gleeman_and_Hageman.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:13pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton's demotion, Jose Berrios' debut, David Murphy's retirement, Joe Mauer's resurgence, Ervin Santana and Kyle Gibson going on the disabled list, Alex Meyer getting another chance, buying razors from Harrys.com, Kevin Jepsen's grip on the closer role, Miguel Sano's first 100 games, and eating rattlesnake at New Bohemia.

Direct download: Episode_247_Buxton_Down_Berrios_Up.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:01pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' mortality, Tyler Duffey's spot start, Ron Gardenhire's return to the organization, Miguel Sano coming out of his funk, Byron Buxton drifting toward a demotion, watching you be a Twins groundskeeper, Brian Dozier chasing high heat, losing John Hicks for nothing, Chris Colabello's suspension, and partying for Prince.

Direct download: Episode_246_Dead_Or_Alive.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:47pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins breaking through with their first wins of the season, Oswaldo Arcia reminding everyone he can hit, Glen Perkins' latest injury, Joe Mauer's great start, Byung Ho Park's huge power, being a Twins groundkeeper for a day, signing David Murphy to a minors deal, hot-hitting Eduardo Nunez, Byron Buxton vs. Eddie Rosario, and Bonnes refusing not to dance like a maniac.

Direct download: 4-17-16_Gleeman_and_the_Geek_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:00pm EST
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Aaron and John recap their experience at the Twins' home opener, apply sabermetrics to lifetime beer consumption, and wonder what the team can do to fix itself in a special midweek episode sponsored by Harry's.com.

Direct download: Episode_244_Home_Opener_Musings.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:11pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' brutal 0-6 start, over-managing Miguel Sano, "messing" up tater tots, Joe Mauer quietly having a big week, assessing Byung Ho Park, a special Home Opener GATG podcast, Danny Santana getting hurt, Paul Molitor tinkering constantly, Ricky Nolasco coming up big, buying a mattress from Casper, Glen Perkins struggling again, and Max Kepler filling in.

Direct download: Episode_243_Wheres_The_Restart_Button.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:41pm EST
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Aaron and John say goodbye to the too-long offseason, get back on KFAN, and preview the Twins season by asking 10 key questions, thanks to the Minnesota Corn Growers

Direct download: GATG_4-3-16_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:25pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Tyler Duffey vs. Ricky Nolasco, newspaper columns about Miguel Sano, making over/under picks for the AL Central teams, unemployment pluses and minuses, Carlos Quentin asking for his release, Byron Buxton at the bottom of the lineup, mac and cheesing it up at Mason's Barre, and choosing the winner for the 20-game Twins season ticket package giveaway from MN Corn Growers.

Direct download: Ep_241_AL_Central_Over-Under.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:19pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins sending Jose Berrios, Kennys Vargas, and Nick Burdi to the minors, Trevor May officially going to the bullpen, over/under picks for the American League West, a last chance to win a pair of 20-game Twins season ticket packages, Carlos Quentin making things interesting, Tinder super likes, the therapeutic properties of macaroni and cheese at Mason's, and a new basketball podcast from Britt Robson and David Brauer.

Direct download: Episode_240_AL_West_Over-Under.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:37pm EST
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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 EST
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Aaron is joined by guest co-hosts Parker Hageman and Dan Anderson to discuss John Bonnes' sickness in Florida, an early over/under 78.5, Tyler Duffey in the rotation, batting order choices, sleeping well on a Casper mattress, banning hoverboards, Phil Hughes' bounce back odds, and giving away a 20-game Twins season ticket package.

Direct download: 3-6.m4a
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:46pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Miguel Sano being outfield only, Byron Buxton's expectations, Jose Berrios' service time, counting down the Twins' top 10 prospects, barking it up at Northgate Brewery, Jimmy Rollins coming to the AL Central, last call on qualifying offer free agents, getting a good shave with Harrys.com, and helping the Minnesota Corn Growers give away a 20-game Twins season ticket package.

Direct download: Episode_237_Dog_Day_Afternoon.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:00pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Kurt Suzuki vs. John Ryan Murphy, Ricky Nolasco being the fly in the rotation's ointment, how you can win Twins season tickets thanks to the Minnesota Corn Growers, Miguel Sano's non-weight loss, Aaron's cat obsession with our friends at Iron Door Pub, Baseball Prospectus projections, Brian Duensing going to Kansas City, and tons of mailbag questions from listeners.

Direct download: Episode_236_PItchers_and_Mailbag_Report.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:17pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Joe Mauer's blurred vision, Delmon Young's ongoing quest to be the worst, Byron Buxton being second again, the good and bad of prospect rankings, getting a clean shave with Harry's, signing up for another season of KFAN, the first Vegas lines, and taking flight at LynLake Brewery.

Direct download: Episode_235_Prospects_and_Blurred_Vision.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:43am EST
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Aaron and John talk about Carlos Quentin's minor-league deal with the Twins, Winter Meltdown highs and lows, Terry Ryan's quotes about Ricky Nolasco and Danny Santana, what happened to Episode 233, Tim Laudner's anti-stats stance, sleeping well on a Casper mattress, Miguel Sano's non-weight loss, Byron Buxton's still-strong prospect rankings, and changing recipes at 612 Brew.

Direct download: Episode_234_Carlos_Quentin_and_The_Lost_Recordings.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:00am EST
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Aaron and John preview the Twins Daily Winter Meltdown, featuring Carl Pavano, Meatsauce & 612 Brew at the Pourhouse, proceed to meltdown at each other about the Twins starting rotation, and answer Family Feud questions. 

Direct download: Episode_232_Previewing_The_Meltdown_And_Then_Melting_Down.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:14pm EST
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In a special mid-morning podcast, Aaron and John preview the Twins hitters by debating ZIPS projections, cover the news around Twins arbitration eligible players, cringe at Aaron’s apartment/petri dish, note how Harrys.com is affecting your football commercials, and speculate what Aaron would do for $400,000.

Direct download: Episode_231_Arbitration_and_ZIPS.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:23pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the most depressing losses in Minnesota sports history, project the Twins' rotation and bullpen, check in on Denard Span and Ben Revere, wonder where Josmil Pinto will wind up, sleep well on Casper mattresses, debate arms versus legs, and answer mailbag questions from listeners.

Direct download: Ep_230_-_Chicken_Soup_for_Vikings_Fan_Soul.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:26pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' continued lack of moves, projecting the Opening Day roster, a hangover-causing birthday party, why the Twins can't have an announcer like Jim Petersen, Major League vs. Bull Durham, shaving with the help of Harrys.com, Oswaldo Arcia's remaining window, Aroldis Chapman to the Yankees, New Year's resolutions, and whether Kent Hrbek liked to party.

Direct download: Episode_229_2016-01-03.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:19pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Trevor May being bullpen bound, Fernando Abad possibly joining him, all the AL Central teams going for it in 2016, projecting Byung Ho Park from numbers and scouting, when to swear on a podcast, Johnny Cueto's big but reasonable contract with the Giants, eating way too much food at Iron Door Pub, and preparing for New Year's Eve with Harrys.com.

Direct download: Episode_228_Not_Such_Abad_Episode.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:47am EST
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Aaron and John talk through a quiet week at the Winter Meetings, the escalating cost of relievers, new signs that Trevor Plouffe might stay a Twin, Aaron finally getting rid of his old mattress for his Casper's mattress (and how you can save $50 using the code word 'Gleeman', Danny Santana's future, beer & jewelry at LynLake Brewery, losing a Rule 5 flamethrower and mailbag questions.

Direct download: Ep_227_Much_Ado_About_Nothing.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:33pm EST
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Aaron and John dissect the affordable contract of Byung-Ho Park, wonder about Miguel Sano's move to the outfield, debate the wisdom of hanging onto Trevor Plouffe, give holiday gift ideas from Harrys.com, evaluate the Twins' arbitration offers to Casey Fien and Eduardo Nunez, recall their Saturday together, provide background on new Twins catching addition John Hicks, snicker at Aaron's man-crush on Joe Benson and discuss the escalating MLB free agent market.

Direct download: Ep_226_Park-Sano-Plouffe_Love_Triangle.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:39pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about adding Adam Brett Walker and other prospects to the 40-man roster, losing Josmil Pinto and A.J. Achter on waivers, Paul Molitor getting Manager of the Year votes, Jacque Jones' new coaching gig, Ron Gardenhire possibly joining a front office, and the dangers of podcasting next to multiple Packers fans at Mason's Barre.

Direct download: Ep_224_40_Man_Roster_Moves.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:03am EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins trading Aaron Hicks to the Yankees for John Ryan Murphy, whether Hicks will be another Carlos Gomez, the new odds of trading Trevor Plouffe or playing Miguel Sano in the outfield, Harry's coming in handy for Movember, other catcher options the Twins bypassed for Murphy, getting something for Chris Herrmann, and drinking beer at the new Able Brewery and Seedhouse in Northeast.

Direct download: Ep_224_Trading_Aaron_Hicks_for_John_Ryan_Murphy.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:47pm EST
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Aaron and John talk anything and everything Byung-ho Park and the Twins' winning $12.85 million bid for the Korean slugger over beers at New Bohemia.

Direct download: Ep_223_Byung-ho_Park.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:29am EST
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Aaron and John talk about Torii Hunter's retirement and place in Twins history, Ron Gardenhire finishing runner-up for a job and being a Halloween costume, Justin Morneau on the open market, Aaron's annual shave with Harry's Razors, why "general manager" has a new meaning, why Rick Anderson has been AWOL, shaving heads at Mason's Barre, and answering mailbag questions from listeners.

Direct download: Ep_222_Torii_and_Gardy.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:46pm EST
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Aaron and John discuss the possible return of A.J. Pierzynski, Ron Gardenhire’s rejection letters, hot dogs, beer, and Japanese food at Kyatchi, 40-man roster moves, how to pronounce cauliflower, the odds of various starters making the rotation, Aaron's infatuation on Tom Selleck, the depth of turnover in the bullpen, and lessons from the postseason.

Direct download: Ep_221_-_Sushi_and_Pitching_Preview.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:22pm EST
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Aaron and John preview the offseason by discussing the Twins future budget, Kurt Suzuki’s future platoon partner, Trevor Plouffe’s future employer, Eduardo Escobar’s future role, Torii Hunter’s future salary, and Byron Buxton’s future location - all while stuffing their maws with Iron Door Pub’s food, berating you for not saving money at Harry’s Razors and finally answering Twitter questions.

Direct download: Ep_220___Aaron_The_Bookie_-_The_Hitters.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:52am EST
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Aaron and John talk about watching the playoffs and trying to imagine the Twins making a deep run, reviewing the good and (mostly) bad preseason over/under picks, Ron Gardenhire's ongoing job search, eating Jackalope and drinking beer at New Bohemia, how to become the subject of a gossip column, and living your life around a living room mattress.

Direct download: Ep_219_Over-Under_Review.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:51pm EST
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Aaron and John say goodbye to another Twins season and talk about falling just short of the Wild Card spot, half-full vs. half-empty, how to assess Torii Hunter, what to expect from the offseason, Paul Molitor's first year on the job, getting razor's from Harrys.com, Brian Dozier's strikeout record, Miguel Sano's full counts, KFAN's ratings dominance, and bat-flipping for fun and profit.

Direct download: Ep_218_The_Weekend_That_Wasnt.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:39pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the final week of the season, breaking down the wild card contenders' schedules, Tyler Duffey and which mediocre starter inspires the most hope, going nuts at the Verizon store, Max Kepler's debut, super moons at LynLake Brewery, not forgetting about Byron Buxton, and trying to figure out Eddie Rosario.

Direct download: Ep_217_Stars_Align.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:26pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' playoff odds being on life support, Paul Molitor on experience vs. youth, riding or dying with Mike Pelfrey, recapping the Twins Daily pub crawl, Torii Hunter coming back to life, getting razors from Harrys.com, the least of the rotation evils, strikeouts vs. double plays, eating macaroni and cheese at Mason's, and snapping a 15-year no-vomit streak.

Direct download: Ep_214_Clinging_To_The_Wild_Card.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:16pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about going back to podcast-only, bar-hopping mode, hitting the over on 72.5 wins, playing the White Sox, Eddie Rosario's odds of turning back into a pumpkin, Eduardo Escobar's hot streak, Torii Hunter showing signs of life, Trevor May's future role, not calling up Max Kepler or Jose Berrios, what to make of Byron Buxton so far, and Oktoberfest at 612 Brew.

Direct download: Episode_215_September_Contenders.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:14am EST
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John is joined by the incomparable Steve Neuman, SABR historian Dan Levitt, and Hans Van Slooten of Baseball Reference while Aaron trains kittens to fight in the terrifying wilds of central Wisconsin. They talk about how the Twins can fix their bullpen, where Terry Ryan ranks in comarison to other MLB general managers, some vintage #SanoPorn, the end of JO Berrios' season, Byron Buxton's next three weeks, contemplate what alien/good-intentioned ghost has taken over Eduardo Escobar's body, the emergence of Tyler Duffey, Glen Perkins' various maladies (with a Twitter update from Perkins himself), and if the Twins' "hero of the week" method can get them to the postseason.

Direct download: GATG_09062015_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:03pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins making it to September very much in Wild Card contention, a struggling Byron Buxton vs. a washed up Torii Hunter, whether the Twins will call up Jose Berrios to help a faltering rotation, the third annual Twins Daily pub crawl, feeling old at high school reunions, sweating in studios, and Miguel Sano as the big spoon.

Direct download: GATG_08302015_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:13pm EST
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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 EST
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Aaron and guest co-host Parker Hageman of Twins Daily talk about Byron Buxton joining Miguel Sano for a bunch of wins, the Twins trading for Neal Cotts, Glen Perkins coming back sooner than expected, Aaron Hicks getting hurt, whether there's any hope for Joe Mauer, and gross middle-aged white guys.

Direct download: GATG_08232015_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:17pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Phil Hughes getting hurt, Jose Berrios not being called up, Tyler Duffey's bounceback, being delayed by golf, sending your kids off to college, Torii Hunter getting old, Miguel vs. Miguel Sano, gambling problems, changing from a marathon to a sprint, strong-armed outfields, and celebrating the four-year anniversary of "Gleeman and The Geek."

Direct download: GATG_08162015_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:40pm EST
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Aaron and John get together for a special midweek episode and talk about Byron Buxton disappearing from the Twins' immediate plans, the possibility of trading Trevor Plouffe, Max Kepler's breakout season, Kurt Suzuki being skeptical of numbers, buying a mattress from Casper, clearing the 2016 outfield logjam, Terry Ryan's job security and getting the meat sweats at Iron Door Pub.

Direct download: Episode_209_Buxton_Gets_Arciad.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:09am EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' collapse, rotation ugliness, Jose Berrios' timetable, Byron Buxton's rehab, Aaron Hicks' extreme splits, Tyler Duffey's rough debut, Chris Herrmann vs. Eric Fryer, Carlos Correa being a superstar already, the Tigers firing Dave Dombrowski, and reviewing Lollapalooza as a 70-year-old.

Direct download: GATG_08092015_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:15pm EST
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Aaron and guest co-host Parker Hageman talk about the Twins trading for Kevin Jepsen, Tommy Milone's injury, Tyler Duffey joining the rotation, Aaron Hicks' improvement, Byron Buxton's next step, Danny Santana and Jorge Polanco going to the minors, whether or not to worry about Glen Perkins, and recording your children doing embarassing things for future use.

Direct download: GATG_08022015_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:14pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' ugly series loss to the Yankees, trade deadline targets big and small, Trevor May moving into a setup role, Byron Buxton being out longer than expected, Johnny Cueto coming to the AL Central, why Danny Santana is getting so much leeway, Yankees-loving girlfriends, Ervin Santana missing the playoffs, and being naked and cold.

Direct download: GATG_07262015_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:20pm EST
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Aaron and John get together for a midweek, podcast-only episode to talk about the Twins lusting after Troy Tulowitzki, the ups and downs of midseason trades since 2000, making your face look good with Harry's razors, which prospects have the potential to make everyone sad, misremembering Doug Mientkiewicz, having beer on the rooftop patio at LynLake Brewery, and mailbag questions from listeners.

Direct download: Episode_205_Troy_Tulowitzki_Mayor_of_Speculation_City.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:34am EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' rough start to the second half, Miguel Sano's ankle injury, Glen Perkins' imperfection, potential trade deadline targets, the appeal of fixing from within, where to bat Brian Dozier in the lineup, what to do with a struggling Kurt Suzuki, television ratings, and being confident in not collapsing.

Direct download: GATG_07192015_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:12pm EST
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Aaron and John review the Twins' remarkable first half, including team their MVP ballots and player-by-player breakdowns, plus plenty of fawning about Miguel Sano.

Direct download: Episode_203_Half_Way_Home.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:37pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins calling up Miguel Sano for his MLB debut, Ervin Santana joining the rotation after an 80-game suspension, demoting Trevor May to the bullpen instead of Mike Pelfrey or Tommy Milone, reviewing the St. Paul Saints' new ballpark, Alex Meyer's quick return to Triple-A, Jose Berrios and Jorge Polanco moving one step closer, and why singing on a podcast is generally a bad idea.

Direct download: GATG_07052015_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:45pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton's injury and the curse of the elite Twins prospect, Aaron Hicks' re-opened window, Alex Meyer's debut as a reliever, Ervin Santana joining the rotation soon, Danny Santana vs. Eduardo Escobar vs. Eduardo Nunez, Deolis Guerra finally getting to the majors, Ron Gardenhire possibly in Philadelphia, the best Twins leadoff men of all time, and the meaning of being a Sexy Beast.

Direct download: GATG_06282015_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:31pm EST
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Aaron and John do a special midweek episode to review the seasons of the top Minnesota Twins prospects, whether their status has moved up or down, and how Harry's Razors are like elite prospects.

Direct download: Episode_200_Midseason_Prospect_Update.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:48am EST
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Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton putting his Hall of Fame induction on hold, where all the Twins' run scoring went, what happens to the rotation when Ervin Santana returns, a July 3rd Saints game you can attend with Aaron and John, releasing Jordan Schafer, Chris Herrmann's job security, first-round pick Tyler Jay signing for $3.9 million, what to do and not to do while on the toilet, and Towns vs. Okafor.

Direct download: GATG_06212015_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:24pm EST
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Aaron and John talk about BYRON BUXTON (and some other stuff).

Direct download: GATG_06142015_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:10pm EST
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