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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Direct download: Ep_279_The_Derek_Falvey_Era.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins 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 EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' ongoing front office search and break down the reported candidates, wonder about the value of Jim Pohlad's vote of confidence for Paul Molitor, dig into Jose Berrios tipping his pitches, reminisce about running into each other at the Iron Door Pub, look ahead to a top-two pick in the draft, wonder about a possible Joe Mauer-Kennys Vargas platoon, and try (and mostly fail) not to get overly excited about Byron Buxton's hot streak.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

79 – Who closes games next year?

82 – What is the Twins rotation next year?

And a whole lot more....

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

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

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

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

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

- the limited roster battles the Twins have in spring training

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

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

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

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

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

Direct download: Crowded_Roster_Problems.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:52pm EDT
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Aaron and 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 EDT
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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 EDT
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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 EDT
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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 EDT
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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 EDT
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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 EDT
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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 EDT
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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 EDT
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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 EDT
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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 EDT
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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 EDT
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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 EDT
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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 EDT
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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 EDT
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Aaron and John get together for a special midweek, podcast-only episode to discuss the Twins' draft picks led by No. 6 overall selection Tyler Jay, the history of college relievers as top-10 picks, and sleeping like a baby on a Casper mattress.

Direct download: Ep_197_Midweek_Draft_Spectacular.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:59pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins demoting Danny Santana to Triple-A and bringing back Kennys Vargas, the latest shockingly good start from Mike Pelfrey, projecting the Twins' first-round pick, the closing window of opportunity for Oswaldo Arcia, appreciating Carlos Gomez and his flaws, Ricky Nolasco's ankle injury and Tommy Milone's role, the No. 1 sellers at Target Field, and whether or not to pay $120 for a Lil Wayne concert.

 

Direct download: GATG_06072015_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:56pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' pitching depth vanishing with one Ricky Nolasco injury, whether Oswaldo Arcia is even wanted back, Casey Fien's return to the bullpen, Chris Colabello hurting and helping his old team, sending kids off into the world as adults, Trevor May's new approach, Tasseldega Nights, Josmil Pinto not knocking down the door, answering Meatsauce's mailbag questions, and the great corn dog vs. corn on the cob debate.

Direct download: GATG_05312015_final2.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:30pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins actually getting competent starting pitching, what they'll do when Ervin Santana's suspension ends, Alex Meyer's move to the bullpen at Triple-A, Kennys Vargas crushing Triple-A, Tim Stauffer getting way more trust than he deserves, running away from the regression monster, Brian Dozier picking up where he left off in 2014, and whether or not to demote Danny Santana.

Direct download: GATG_05_24_15_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:09pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins calling up Aaron Hicks and demoting Kennys Vargas, how they've figured out how to beat every team except the Tigers, Jordan Schafer's place on the team whenever he's healthy, reviewing Comerica Park and Mad Max, Tommy Milone thriving at Triple-A, wanting someone who can actually hit in the DH spot, and answering mailbag questions from listeners.

Direct download: GATG_05172015_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:17pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' refusal to lose, calling up Eddie Rosario over Aaron Hicks, evaluating Paul Molitor's early managing, Ron Gardenhire striking out in Milwaukee, Torii Hunter's crazy streak, hitting .320 with runners in scoring position, buying an Apple Watch, and the next Andre David.

Direct download: GATG_05102015_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:15pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins clawing their way above .500 after a brutal start, Ricky Nolasco's return and Tommy Milone's departure, Ron Gardenhire looking for a job and the White Sox possibly having an opening, good Mike Pelfrey going away quickly, Byron Buxton catching fire at Double-A, and what to do with Tim Stauffer and Lester Oliveros.

Direct download: GATG_05032015_fINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:18pm EDT
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Aaron and John return to KFAN radio and talk about Trevor May's promising start, Joe Mauer's changed approach, Torii Hunter and Trevor Plouffe playing at extremes, Byron Buxton's timetable, Danny Santana turning back into a pumpkin, small crowds at Target Field, what to hope for with Ricky Nolasco, and bumper music choices.

Direct download: GATG_04192015_Final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:21pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' rough opening week, Torii Hunter struggling in the cleanup spot, Trevor May joining the rotation, John's trip to Vegas, Blaine Boyer going as badly as expected, Harry's Razors giving listeners a nice discount, Gleeman Disciples' initiation rites, Paul Molitor's willingness to platoon, where the Twins' top 40 prospects can be found in the minors, and hanging out at Mason's Barre.

Direct download: Ep_189_The_Opening_Week_Blues.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:09pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Ervin Santana being suspended for 80 games, over/under win totals for the Twins and other AL Central teams, laughing at a funeral, Josmil Pinto losing the backup catcher job, Mike Pelfrey getting his wish, Kyle Gibson needing to step up, and basically everyone outside of Minnesota predicting the Twins will stink again.

Direct download: Episode_188_Santanas_Suspension_and_AL_Central_Over-Unders.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:29pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk and/or argue about nearly everything the Twins did in the past week, including demoting Alex Meyer, Trevor May, Aaron Hicks, and Eddie Rosario to Triple-A, choosing Tommy Milone for the rotation, moving an angry Mike Pelfrey to the bullpen, signing Brian Dozier to a $20 million contract, trusting spring training numbers, and what to drink at Mason's Barre. And then they give away a pair of 20-game Twins season tickets courtesy of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association.

Direct download: Ep_187_Roster_Moves_and_Dozier_Extension.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:29pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Paul Molitor showing stat-head tendencies, Ron Gardenhire going full-on dad mode, gambling on the over/under win totals for AL East and AL West teams, giving away season ticket packages from the Minnesota Farm Growers, top prosopects Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, Jose Berrios, and Alex Meyer going to the minors, and the best and worst leadoff hitters in Twins history.

Direct download: Ep_186_AL_Over-Unders.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:01am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Eddie Rosario's chance of stealing the center field job from Aaron Hicks, Mark Hamburger's case for a bullpen spot, another chance to win Twins season tickets from the Minnesota Corn Growers at MNFarmTeam.com, Spider-Man the internet repair guy, Joe Nathan being a mess, Kevin Correia finding a new home, eating salads at Mac's Industrial, getting into soccer, big spoons and little spoons, and AL Central cliches.

Direct download: Ep_185_Rosario_and_the_Iron_Door.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:05pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about whether the Twins should sign Brian Dozier to an extension, Paul Molitor's quotes about managing philosophies, chatting with Adam Czech of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association about a season ticket package giveaway contest for listeners, 612 Brew's new cans and where to get them, Mike Pelfrey as a starter only, and the difference between live radio and recorded podcasts with a drunk, show-crashing woman.

Direct download: Dozier_Extension_and_Season_Ticket_Giveaway.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:40am EDT
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Aaron and John sample beers at Lynlake Brewery and talk about everyone (except them) being in the best shape of their lives, Paul Molitor's new clubhouse rules, Torii Hunter's oft-discussed leadership, Johan Santana's latest comeback with the Blue Jays, the power of rehetoric versus analysis, Jordan Schafer vs. Aaron Hicks, the Twins trying to find a leadoff hitter, managing expectations for Miguel Sano, and mailbag questions.

Direct download: Episode_183_The_Best_Shape_Of_His_Life.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' top 10 prospects, Ron Gardenhire's plans for 2015, the big Miguel Sano comeback, eating and drinking at New Bohemia, Nick Punto's retirement, billion-dollar TV deals, how to get a proper anti-social haircut, Jose Berrios going topless, moving day, and mailbag questions.

Direct download: Episode_182_Topless_Aaron_and_Talkless_Haircuts.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:31am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Bovada's over/under line for the Twins' win total, James Shields finding a home, Andrew Wiggins vs. Byron Buxton, Jared Burton joining Scott Baker on the Yankees, how much the Twins rotation needs to improve, the best Twins rotations of the Ron Gardenhire era, the front office's expectations for 2015, Joe Mauer's past pitch-framing, and lots of mailbag questions.

Direct download: Episode_181_Twins_Killers_71_wins_and_Wiggins_vs_Buxton.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:54pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about projecting the Twins' rotation and bullpen, Parker Hageman fathering another human, whether the Twins could have and/or should have signed James Shields, getting razors delivered from Harrys.com, burning cars, betting millions on Tommy Milone, baby-making and baby-sleeping, and almost getting into a fight with a drunk guy next to them (who later fell asleep and was kicked out).

Direct download: Pitching_Fatherhood_and_Drunken_Rappers.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:17am EDT
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Aaron and John sample lot of beers at Lynlake Brewery, review Winter Meltdown talks with Minnesota Twins President Dave St. Peter and outfielder Jacque Jones, shift blame from John to Aaron for last week's lack of a podcast, speculate on the differences between Ron Gardenhire and Paul Molitor, wonder if the Twins will REALLY be the worst team in the American League, debate the Twins Opening Day Roster (hitters only), review Aaron's career as a point guard, talk scotch and answer mailbag questions. 

Direct download: Ep_179_Meltdown_Recap_and_Roster_Projection.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:46am EDT
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Aaron and John hang out at 612 Brew and talk about the Twins' arbitration settlements, whether to offer Trevor Plouffe a long-term deal, FanGraphs' unfavorable projections for the Twins in 2015, the art on 612's new beer cans, Byron Buxton compared to Carlos Gomez, the perfect setting for Aaron's bachelor party, David Price's record-breaking arbitration salary, and next weekend's "Winter Meltdown" event.

Direct download: Arbitration_Extensions_and_Projections.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:40pm EDT
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Aaron and John meet at Mason's and talk about Jacque Jones' career and his upcoming appearance at the Twins Daily Winter Meltdown event, Joe Mauer's contract, crying babies, adding Blaine Boyer to the bullpen mix, staying away from Nick Punto, mailbag questions, and meeting the parents.

Direct download: Ep_177_Jacque_Jones_and_Meeting_The_In-Laws.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:31am EDT
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Aaron and John meet at Stella's and discuss:

1:00 – Free agents and  MLB payrolls

7:00 – Phil Hughes Extension

21:00 – Tim Stauffer signing

36:00 – Ballpark effects

39:00 – Aaron’s Birthday

44:00 – Twins Daily Meltdown

46:00 – Farewell Chris Parmelee

52:00 – Twins catchers

55:00 – Going to Korea

59:00 – National Perception of the Twins

61:00 – Top 30 Tweeters

64:00 – Spring Training

68:15 – Aaron’s worst analogy ever

 

72:00 – Super Bowl Weekend

Direct download: Ep_176_Hughes_and_Stauffer.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:42pm EDT
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Aaron and John visit Mac’s Industrial Sports Bar and speculate on the Minnesota Twins remaining offseason plans, grill owner Michael Curry about how he bought his first bar, review the Twins new minor league coaching assignments, praise bad decisions on Christmas night, rank the Twins rotation versus the rest of the AL Central, eat WAY too much, anticipate Nick Punto’s return, encourage Aaron’s new foodie leanings and run through a mailbag. 

Direct download: Ep_175_Ranking_Rotations_and_Buying_Bars.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins signing Ervin Santana for $55 million, picking J.R. Graham in the Rule 5 draft, revisiting the Ricky Nolasco signing, using Harry's Razors for your holiday shopping, incident-free press conferences, full rotations, dropping Chris Parmelee and Chris Colabello, signing Shane Robinson, payroll debates, and Eduardo Escobar rumors.

Direct download: Episode_174_Ervin_Santana.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:05pm EDT
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Aaron and John visit Sociable Cider Werks and talk about the Minnesota Twins signing Torii Hunter, the varied paths of Carleton grads, a tutorial on defensive metrics, and reactions to Hunter's press conference comments.

Direct download: Talking_Torii.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:03pm EDT
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Aaron and John welcome special guest Steve "Randball's Stu" Neuman for beers at Summit Brew Hall and talk about filling out the Twins' coaching staff, having Torii Hunter feelings, Miguel Sano and 40-man roster additions, good charities and $100,000, The Sportive podcast, and trying out for The Voice.

Direct download: Episode_172_BSing_with_Stu.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the free agent outfielders available to the Minnesota Twins, the process arbitration and this offseason's decisions, introducing Starflyer 59's latest album, the latest (in-house) additions to Paul Molitor’s coaching staff, donating to Aaron Purmont’s family,and reviewing Fritos Chili Pizza.

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Direct download: Episode_171_Free_Agent_Outfielder.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:40pm EDT
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Aaron and John go to Town Hall Brewery and talk about Paul Molitor officially being hired as Twins manager, a Torii Hunter reunion, Tom Brunansky returning as hitting coach, last week's impromptu chat with Tim McIntosh, thoughts from Molitor's press conference, bad newspaper columnists, good bourbon, and being woken up by Molitor on a Saturday morning. 

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Direct download: Ep_170_New_Regime_and_Town_Hall_Brewery.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:01pm EDT
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Aaron and John start the podcast at New Bohemia talking about the the weird way that the news broke that Paul Molitor will be the next Twins manager and what it might mean, then run into a guy with a World Series ring, then find out he used to play with Molitor, then talk to the guy, then talk more about Molitor, and then argue about LaTroy Hawkins and Matt Capps for twenty minutes. So, basically, pretty much just like every other episode. 

Direct download: Ep_169_Paul_Molitor.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:37am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' three managerial finalists, the possibility of Joe Maddon entering the mix late, giving Aaron's money to listeners at Harrys.com, declining Jared Burton's option, Paul Molitor's path to replacing Ron Gardenhire, moving to a deluxe apartment in the sky, selling Kris Johnson to Japan, knowing your kids, Rick Anderson's future, the value of a great GM, and how NOT to parent at Liquor Lyle's.

Direct download: Episode_168_Dreaming_of_Joe_Maddon.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:03pm EDT
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Aaron and John take the podcast to the brand new LynLake Brewery and talk about the Twins' lack of spending, Parker Hageman's lengthy interview with Terry Ryan for the TwinsCentric Offseason Handbook, how Ron Gardenhire's exit probably happened, the value of outfield defense, fans going from frustrated to angry, playoff payrolls, imagining the Twins as the Vikings, and mailbag questions from listeners.

Direct download: Ep_167_Payrolls_and_Terry_Ryan_Quotes_at_LynLake_Brewery.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:32pm EDT
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Aaron and John and are joined by Robert Kasak of 612 Brew and revisit their preseason predictions, find out how one makes "pre-prohibition" beer, talk about the latest developments in the Twins managerial search, and wonder at the daring and brilliant strategies of Ned Yost. 

Direct download: Ep_166_OverUnder_Recap_at_612_Brew.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:45am EDT
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Aaron and John are joined by special guest Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press at New Bohemia to drink beer, eat an enormous pretzel and talk about the Twins' managerial search and expectations for the offseason.

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

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

Direct download: Episode_163_Wrapping_Up_Another_Season.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:36pm EDT
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Aaron and John are joined by special guest Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune to talk about Ron Gardenhire handling all the losing, Trevor May's turnaround, Danny Santana's rookie season, whether the timetable for contention has been pushed back, Tommy Milone being damaged goods, the value of stealing bases beyond the numbers, Doug Mientkiewicz as a managerial candidate, comparing Delmon Young to Carlos Boozer, the value of a pitching coach and why it's hard for a baseball fan to be a beat reporter.

Direct download: Beers_with_a_reporter_starring_Phil_Miller.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:16pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about returning to podcast-only mode at Mason's Barre after another season on the radio, breaking down the September call-ups, whether the Twins "get it" or not, the bullpen implosion, brand surveys and Keith Olbermann, comparing the Twins to the United States Postal Service, how much to believe in Eduardo Escobar, and the life of a parent with special guest David Brauer.

Direct download: Ep_161_Tone_Deaf.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:39pm EDT
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In a shortened show, Aaron and John broadcast live to an enthralled audience at the Minnesota State Fair. They discuss the odd roster move that cost the team Sam Deduno, the miserable year that top Twins prospects endured and then tackle the decisions the Twins will (or should) make in the upcoming offseason. 

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

Direct download: GATG_082414_complete.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:14pm EDT
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Aaron and guest co-host Parker Hageman talk about trading Josh Willingham to the Royals, Byron Buxton's incredibly scary injury, what to expect from Ricky Nolasco, where Danny Santana should be playing defensively, what to make of Oswaldo Arcia through one full season, appreciating Phil Hughes' excellence, the launch of Vikings Journal, and whether or not to freak out about hair in your food.

Direct download: 8-17_whole.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:04pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Kevin Correia's long-awaited departure, Trevor May's shaky arrival, upside vs. known quantities, Joe Mauer's impending return, Francisco Liriano and Vance Worley thriving together, playing Danny Santana at shortstop, the good and bad of Twitter, penthouse plans, and car-buying 101.

Direct download: GATG_081014_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:22pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about swapping Sam Fuld for Tommy Milone, extending Kurt Suzuki, calling up Kennys Vargas, being a curmudgeon, looking for Alex Meyer and Trevor May, learning new things that sound dirty, overvaluing prospects, claiming Jordan Schafer off waivers, checking in on Aaron Hicks, Oswaldo Arcia struggling versus lefties, and moving into the penthouse.

Direct download: GATG_080314_complete.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:20pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about how thin the ice is for Ron Gardenhire and maybe even Terry Ryan, trading Kendrys Morales to Seattle, other potential trades before the July 31 deadline, John's rap knowledge, Chuck Knoblauch, Kirby Puckett and the Twins' Hall of Fame, broken clocks being right, cutting Matt Guerrier, and the beauty of mini donuts.

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

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

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

Direct download: GATG_062914_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:12pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the pleasure of dominating the White Sox, Yohan Pino's impressive debut, Aaron Hicks going back to switch-hitting, Kyle Gibson's good run, Joe Mauer showing signs of life, Oswaldo Arcia swinging "too hard," Tony Gwynn's lasting legacy, and how to have fun and injure yourself at a 25-year reunion.

Direct download: gleeman_and_the_geek__0_1403462769.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:44pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Sam Deduno being on thin ice, pitching prospects Alex Meyer and Trevor May being almost ready, the Twins sending mixed messages about now vs. later, Josmil Pinto's demotion, weird phobias, Trevor Plouffe and Aaron Hicks getting hurt, the end of the line with Jason Kubel, Vance Worley rising from the ashes in Pittsburgh, and how to become a cat person in one week.

Direct download: GATG_061514_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:09pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Kendrys Morales signing, Josmil Pinto's future being in flux, John's amazing dance moves at the KFAN party, Jason Kubel being let go, Nick Gordon and the Twins' draft picks, when to cut bait on Kevin Correia, trolling the Joe Mauer waters, wedding dock collapses, mailbag questions from listeners, and when not to get married for money.

Direct download: GATG_060814_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:16pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Phil Hughes' impressive first two months, beating the new-look Yankees, why Jason Kubel is stealing at-bats from Josmil Pinto, Oswaldo Arcia and Josh Willingham returning, Aaron Hicks giving up switch-hitting, Jon Jay trade rumors, technical difficulties, Joe Mauer's struggles, and Ben Revere's shocking home run.

Direct download: GATG_060114_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:15pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Oswaldo Arcia and Josh Willingham being ready to return, what the Twins will do with the No. 5 overall pick in the draft, how much time Aaron Hicks has left to show something, Alex Meyer and Trevor May doing well at Triple-A, biting someone's ear off, Glen Perkins' underrated excellence, Pat Neshek bouncing back in St. Louis, back-to-back Tinder dates, not having good stories any longer, and scouting college and high school players with special guest Jeremy Nygaard.

Direct download: GATG_052514_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:58pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' surprisingly decent first quarter of the season, management calling out Aaron Hicks through the media, Brian Dozier being one of the league's best players, Oswaldo Arcia going back to the minors, Chris Colabello turning back into a pumpkin, Kurt Suzuki proving to be a fine investment, and whether the Twins have something in Eduardo Escobar.

Direct download: GATG_051814_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:02pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about MLB kicking them off iTunes, Byron Buxton re-injuring his wrist, falling in love with Danny Santana, Keith Olbermann sticking up for them, Matt Guerrier and Chris Parmelee returning to the majors, the size of Aaron's ego, ignoring their mothers, demoting Pedro Florimon, Phil Hughes and Ricky Nolasco improving, Johan Santana's comeback, more concussions, and insurance denying MRI exams.

Direct download: GATG_051114_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:10pm EDT
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Aaron and John review a plethora of weird roster moves, wonder about the impact of Joe Mauer's bat, discuss pineapple sauce with Lindsey Guentzel, endorse Eduardo Escobar, compare John's facial hair to Jack Morris' and interview Aaron's favorite bartender at Stella's. 

Direct download: Ep_144_Mauers_Back_and_Stellas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:38am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about th Twins' no-swing approach, Alex Meyer's new pitch, car problems, dumping Mike Pelfrey, waiver wire madness, Josmil Pinto's first 40 game, ugly rotation numbers, seeing each other out in the wild, Paul McCartney, and how not to party.

Direct download: GATG_042714_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:10pm EDT
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Aaron and guest co-host Parker Hageman talk about the Twins' surprisingly good offense and unsurprisingly bad pitching, claiming Sam Fuld off waivers, Kyle Gibson's upside, Jason Bartlett's retirement, Aaron Hicks running out of time, winning awards from City Pages, what to make of Phil Hughes and Ricky Nolasco, dating your sister, new podcasts to try, and blindfolding women on Hennepin Avenue.

Direct download: GATG_042014_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:39pm EDT
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Aaron and John get kicked off KFAN, head back to Mason's downtown, and talk about everyone going Joe Crazy crazy, torn ACLs, Oswaldo Arcia and Josh Willingham getting hurt, trading for Eduardo Nunez, the pros and cons of calling someone "babygirl," Brian Dozier's continued power, hockey riots, Jason Kubel turning back time, listening to the "Talk To Contact" podcast, not being able to keep Byron Buxton safe, Uber vs. taxis, and special guests David Brauer, Renee, Lou, Lucas, and Tanya.

Here's the minute-by-minute breakdown:

2 Twins Game

4 Torn ACL

14 Rib Tips

18 DL Moves

26 Masons Food

27 Twins Trade

38 Bartlett’s Future

42 Babygirl

44 Trevor’s Defense

46 Aaron’s Stories

48 More Babygirl

56 Talk To Contact

64 Our Bar

68 Twitter’s Brand

74 Brian Dozier

76 Aaron Hicks

79 Return of Tanya

81 Buxton’s Wrist

83 Where’s Eddie?

84 Lou’s Return

86 Mauer’s Week

91 Mauer Buying A Car

98 Rioting Roommates

101 Hiring Randballstu

 

103 Why Taxis Stink

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:09pm EDT
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Aaron and John are back on the radio at KFAN and talk about the Twins' opening week, Ron Gardenhire's milestone win and place in history, getting home opener tickets, Chris Colabello's great story, choosing Derek Jeter's career, Twitter slap fights, trading producers, the changing bullpen roles, college tours, and The Church of Mase.

Direct download: GATG_040614_ALL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:09pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' Opening Day roster, going back on KFAN, Scott Diamond and Chris Parmelee passing through waivers, Old Man Gleeman hurting his knee, Byron Buxton's injury, selling Vance Worley, jumping into the Tinder pool, Jason Bartlett's "super" role, losing Alex Presley, over/under predictions for Twins position players, finally getting an iPhone, and podcasting from Freehouse.

Here's the breakdown:

0 Aaron’s Knee

4 KFAN

8 Freehouse

11 25-man roster

12 Kyle Gibson

13 Wrong Aaron

14 Sam Deduno

17 Losing Worley

21 Losing Presley

23 Oysters

28 Keeping Bartlett

33 Bullpen moves

35 More Barltett

40 Keeping Guerrier

41 Powered by Cheese Curds

42 Buxton’s injury

46 Embracing “youth”

49 Lineup over-under

50 Brian Dozier

54 Kurt Suzuki

56 Joe Mauer

60 Josh Willingham

64 Oswaldo Arcia

68 Jason Kubel

70 Trevor Plouffe

73 Aaron Hicks

75 Pedro Florimon

77 Josmil Pinto

78 Losing kids

81 $1000 burger

85 Aaron’s iphone

94 Tinder 

Direct download: Episode_139_Final_Roster_and_Lineup_Preview.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:46pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about picking over/under win totals for each team, Kyle Gibson vs. Scott Diamond and Aaron Hicks vs. Alex Presley, Sam Deduno moving to the bullpen, drinking Hammerheart beer and eating all kinds of good stuff at New Bohemia, Vance Worley clearing waivers, how not to get an iPhone, Josmil Pinto and the catcher situation, Padres fan bartenders, and succulent sausages.

Here's the breakdown...

1:30 – Australian Twins

4:30 – Hammerheart/New Bohemia

7:45 – Running Sap

11:30 – Starter Race

22:30 – Assembling dreck

25:00 – Hicks return

31:00 – Batting 2nd

35:30 - Succulent Sausages

39:00 – Fattening up

40:30 – Vance Worley

43:00 – Twins catchers

43:50 – Bench speculation

48:00 – Shaving letters

49:00 – Aaron’s iphone

53:45 – Over-unders

57:25 – Houston Astros

58:30 – Beer flights

1:05:00 - Seattle Mariners

1:08:30 – LA Angels

1:13:00 – Texas Rangers

1:16:30 – Oakland A’s                    

1:20:30 – Blue Jays

1:24:30 – Baltimore Orioles

1:27:00 – Yankees

1:30:30 – Red Sox

1:32:00 - Tampa Bay

1:33:30 – White Sox

1:35:00 – Cleveland Indians

1:37:00 – KC Royals

1:39:30 – Detroit Tigers

1:42:00 – Minnesota Twins

1:46:00 – San Diego Padres

 

1:47:00  - Next week

 

Direct download: Episode_138_Roster_Decisions_and_Over-Under_Picks.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:15pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Glen Perkins' contract extension, St. Patrick's Day craziness, what the plan is for Josmil Pinto and Aaron Hicks, unwanted apartment guests, drinking and eating at Mason's downtown, Ricky Nolasco starting Opening Day, running into KFAN producer Ryan Donaldson and his crew, waitresses in short shorts, out-of-options Twins, and getting too excited about spring training stats.

Direct download: Perkins_Extension_and_St_Patricks_Day.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:19pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about going to Twins spring training in Florida, Byron Buxton and the first batch of Twins cuts, drunken women debating the quality of their butts during the podcast, Johan Santana signing with the Orioles, hanging out at Mason's Restaurant downtown, housewarming gifts, singing bartenders, the Miguel Sano aftermath, giving shoutouts, and Twitter tabs.

Direct download: Ep_136_Spring_Training_and_Memorable_Butts.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:38am EDT
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Aaron and guest co-host Parker Hageman talk about Miguel Sano needing Tommy John elbow surgery and what it means for his future, Johan Santana's sad comeback, Josmil Pinto's weight issues, technical difficulties, Bud Lights vs. Old Fashioneds, cop listeners, the history of Tommy John surgery, over/under 70.5 wins in 2014, Florida weddings, and being way too explicit.

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:21pm EDT
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Aaron and John go on a tour of Aaron's new place in Uptown and talk about Matt Garza reportedly turning down the Twins' sizable offer, Pedro Florimon's grasp on the shortstop job, when not to use someone's bathroom, Liam Hendriks' waiver wire tour, investing in a marriage, working from coffee shops, Josh Willingham's future, our survey, mailbag questions from listeners, hanging out at Bar Abilene with Meatsauce, speed dating, and the joys of parking. Here's the breakdown:

0:30 – Aaron’s new Uptown Bachelor Pad tour.
6:00 – Getting stuck in the snow
11:30 – Aaron Gleeman = Scott Seekins
13:30 – Coffee shop etiquette
16:05 – Bar Abilene
19:00 – Pedro Florimon
21:30 – Shortstop options
25:30 – Becoming Yankee fans
27:40 – Matt Garza
38:00 – Josh Willingham Wants To Stay
41:20 – Matt Guerrier delay
43:30 – Matt Capps is hurt
45:30 – CC Sabathia
48:00 – Playing basketball
51:15 - Liam Hendriks
53:30 – CenturyLink and bathroom etiquette
1:02:00 – Working from a coffee house
1:05:00 – Modern Marriage
1:17:00 – Uptown Notes
1:18:40 – Speed Dating Event
1:21:20 – Our Survey
1:23:00 – Mailbag

Direct download: Ep_134_Cribs_Matt_Garza__Bathroom_Etiquette.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:54pm EDT
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Aaron and John visit Rye Deli on the same day the offseason ends and discuss what we want to see from the 2014 Twins, what to expect from the pitching staff and how to start their own bar with zero experience. Here's the breakdown:

2:00 - Aaron’s moving update

3:30 – Brunch

4:20 – Players in the best shape of their life

8:00 – John & Aaron’s public speaking schedule

14:00 – John meeting Aaron’s Mom

17:30 – Twins claiming LHP Brooks Raley 

24:30 – Underrating and overrating Derek Jeter

37:20 – Rye Deli owner David Weinstein tutors John & Aaron on how to start a restaurant/bar with no experience

44:30 – What’s important for the Twins 2014 season?

59:40 – What can we expect from the starting rotation in 2014?

1:05:00 – Valentine’s Day

1:12:00 – Mailbag

1:29:00 – The first kiss

1:31:30 – Parker’s Second Chance Video 

 

Direct download: Episode_133_Pitchers_and_Catchers_Report.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:42pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about potential spring training position battles, Miguel Sano's timetable, late-signing free agent pitching, new theme songs from New Zealand, a sponsor's resume, bar crawls, Terry Ryan's cancer diagnosis, mailbag questions from listeners, choosing an Olympic sport to pair up in, slumming it on other podcasts, and how to stupidly avoid moving at all costs.

Direct download: Position_Battles.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:47pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins choosing Ricky Nolasco over Matt Garza, dreaming on Byron Buxton and the recent history of No. 1 prospects, recapping the "Winter Meltdown" event, Matt Guerrier's return, HammerHeart's support selling Andrew Albers to Korea, smoking after close, Taylor Swift amusement, Hebrew school reunions, crush contests, on-air interventions, swapping wives, and Super Bowl parties.

Direct download: Episode_131_Meltodwn_Garza_and_Crushing.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:20pm EDT
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Aaron and John are joined live onstage at Twins Daily's inaugural "Winter Meltdown" event by special guests Twins president Dave St. Peter, former Cy Young runner-up Scott Erickson, and Miguel Sano documentary filmmaker Jon Paley, along with Parker Hageman, Seth Stohs, and 300 of their closest friends.

Direct download: Episode_130_Live_In_Concert_From_The_Winter_Meltdown.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:54pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the often confusing arbitration process and what it means for Trevor Plouffe, apartment shopping and kite festivals, Paul Molitor embracing video and analytics, Metrodome memories and Russian difficulties, Delmon Young going to Baltimore, pretending to be a soccer fan, brunch as a way of life, mailbag questions from listeners, and supermanning beer pong tables.

Direct download: Episode_129_Arbitration_and_Kite_Festivals.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:06pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, and the Twins' spring training invitees, Aaron's reason for going to New Zealand, unsigned big-name free agents, HammerHeart's smokey experiments, turning baseball into soccer, where all the ex-Twins have landed, having really smart relatives, grandmas and fate, when to retire, and celebrating one million listeners.

Direct download: Ep_128_Spring_Training_In_New_Zealand.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:29pm EDT
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Aaron and John take the podcast to Town Hall Lanes and talk about Eddie Rosario's "drug of abuse" suspension, the state of the Twins' overhauled rotation, turning 31 years old and putting yourself out there, Twitter power rankings, how not to complain about the weather in Minnesota, paying money to podcast, Chris Kluwe and picking fights, Matt Garza rumors, Philadelphia for Christmas, being out of options, and buying women drinks.

Direct download: Episode_127_For_Medicinal_Purposes_Only.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:28pm EDT
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Aaron and guest co-host Parker Hageman of Twins Daily talk about partying at The House That Blog Built, Alex Meyer the substitute teacher, dropping Darin Mastroianni from the 40-man roster, throwing televisions off balconies, hypothesizing about Masahiro Tanaka, the Hall of Fame and Jack Morris, Kurt Suzuki threatening Josmil Pinto, mailbag questions from listeners, and drinking at 612 Brew.

Direct download: Party_Boys.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:58pm EDT
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Aaron and John take the podcast to Summit Brewing Company and talk about re-signing Mike Pelfrey for two years, trading Ryan Doumit to the Braves, Kurt Suzuki's chances of starting over Josmil Pinto, taking Danny Valencia on a first date, real life colliding with the podcast, Christmas with the Bonnes family, wondering about the Twins' payroll, the pros and cons of double-dipping, people being way too nice to trust, and moving to Uptown.

Direct download: Episode_125_Mike_Pelfrey_Ryan_Doumit_and_Kurt_Suzuki.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:56am EDT
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Aaron and John visit HammerHeart Brewing Company and talk about Jason Kubel's return to Minnesota, the insanity of a two-year offer to Mike Pelfrey, the challenges and rewards of starting a brewery, losing Liam Hendriks on waivers, a sold out Meltdown event, the bizarre roster decisions the Twins will face on Opening Day, Ron Coomer's new job, joining Stitcher, and the joys of having someone bring you beer.

Direct download: Ep_124_Jason_Kubel_and_Mike_Pelfrey.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:11pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about missing out on A.J. Pierzynski and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Joe Nathan going to Detroit, a Twins Daily event during TwinsFest that you won't want to miss, Liam Hendriks being dropped from the roster, podcasting from Hammerheart Brewing next week, Justin Morneau going to Colorado, what to make of Robinson Cano's contract, saying "I love you" to Amber, mailbag questions from listeners, podcast reviews from beautiful women, eating giant ice cream cakes at a bar, and being the bad boy of Minnesota Twins baseball bloggers.

Direct download: Episode_123_Musical_Catchers_Event_Planning_and_Love.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:59pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins signing Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes for a combined $73 million, a possible A.J. Pierzynski reunion, what the rotation might look like in 2016, how to have a successful first date, rooting against Mike Pelfrey's return, recapping Thanksgiving, secondary stats versus ERA, ranking the best brunch options, mailbag questions from listeners, wearing cardigan sweaters, and crying at Stella's.

Direct download: Ricky_Nolasco_and_Phil_Hughes.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:29pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about what the early free agent pitching signings mean for the Minnesota Twins, protecting prospects from the Rule 5 draft, puking in cabs, weird Duke Welker moves, finding the Jewish guy anywhere, the Tigers trading away Prince Fielder, getting married for $100,000, the best minor league organization in baseball, bachelor parties, Kris Johnson's upside, and the beauty of constructive criticism.

Direct download: Episode_121_Taxicab_Confessions.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:09pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Joe Mauer moving from catcher to first base, being sponsored by another Twins podcast, the Twins' odds of actually signing Ricky Nolasco or another big-money free agent pitcher, recapping Dave Chappelle's marathon show at First Avenue, Jason Bartlett rejoining the Twins, Hebrew school reunions, Pedro Hernandez' 2014 ERA, Twitter beefs, John breaking his toe, and Aaron getting married.

Direct download: Episode120_Moving_Mauer.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:23pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Minnesota Twins' interest in Johan Santana, Alex Meyer's impressive Arizona Fall League, the $4,700 exploding tire, injuries to Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano, redoing or undoing the Denard Span and Ben Revere trades, beer-soaked iPads, realistic expectations for Twins offseason spending, tailgating at a Gophers game, weddings in Dallas, mailbag questions from listeners, feuding with "The Sportive" podcast, and going to see Dave Chappelle.

Direct download: Episode_119_Ex-Twins_and_Payroll.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:03am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the free agent starters available to the Twins this offseason, why a Johan Santana reunion might make some sense, credit card roulette, Twitter for single people, trimming the 40-man roster further, Aaron's dream bar, reviewing the Jason Isbell concert, being in or out for Movember, how to ruin the rims on your car, mailbag, and the worst possible ending to a podcast ever.

Direct download: Episode_118_Free_Agent_Pitching_Options.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:53pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Paul Molitor finally joining the Twins' coaching staff, Terry Ryan's interview with Twins Daily, missing the point on payroll, being invited to podcast at Cub Foods, starting a comedy club club, MLB vs. NFL television ratings, avoiding dancing at all costs, getting ready for Jason Isbell, swapping social lives, and how to deal with people not realizing you're joking with special guest Randball's Stu.

Direct download: Episode_117_Coach_Molitor_and_Recapping_Ryans_Interview.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:00am EDT
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Aaron and John visit a rainy Nordeast Big River Brew Fest and talk about why the Twins let David Ortiz go, finishing the Justin Morneau trade with Duke Welker, East Side Neighborhood Services, Metrodome-like attendance figures, Joe Nathan and Matt Capps going opposite directions, John Sickels' top 20 Twins prospects, "Singles Night" at Xcel Center, podcast Hall of Famers, the White Sox spending $68 million on a Cuban import, mailbag questions from listeners, and singing Boyz II Men.

Direct download: Ep116_Big_River_Big_Papi_and_Big_Timbre.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT
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Aaron and John take the podcast to the Minnesota Blogger Conference and talk about their preseason over/under picks, Twins payroll projections, Justin Morneau limping to the finish line, missing those old Twins playoff arguments, NHL first impressions, seeing Gilbert Gottfried in person, Uptown dating parody, and special guest David Brauer on the future of blogging.

Direct download: Ep_115_Minnesota_Blogger_Conference_and_Over-Under_Review.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:19pm EDT
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Aaron and John take the podcast to 612 Brew's inaugural Octoberfest and talk about Ron Gardenhire's two-year contract extension, why no one knows anything about managers, Rick Anderson and the entire coaching staff staying on one-year deals, the first batch of 40-man roster cuts, getting together to watch Francisco Liriano and Justin Morneau, big fish and survival of the fittest, and starting your own craft brewing business.

Direct download: Ep_114_Gardenhire_Stays.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:14pm EDT
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Aaron and John take their Minnesota Twins podcast to Target Field for the final series of the season and talk about Ron Gardenhire's job status, Terry Ryan's aversion to spending money, Joe Mauer being shut down, Josmil Pinto's impressive September, Jumbotron proposals and the Kiss Cam, going back to journalism school, Jack Moore's triumphant return, 1981 World Series tickets, mailbag questions from listeners, and singing Al Green songs.

Direct download: Episode_113_Live_From_Target_Field.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:20pm EDT
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Aaron and John take the podcast to the New Bohemia Octoberfest and talk about last week's Grand Drunk Railroad experience, Glen Perkins buying beers from the bullpen, who the Twins should purge from the 40-man roster, Joe Mauer's ongoing absence, Aaron Hicks not getting a September call-up, why everyone should use Ticket King, when and where baseball started, mailbag questions from listeners, and being hassled by the cops.

Direct download: Ep_112_New_Bohemia_40-Man_Moves__Police_Stories.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:15pm EDT
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Aaron and John are joined at stops along the Grand Drunk Railroad by special guests David Brauer of MinnPost, Jack Moore of Sports on Earth, and Kate Agnew of Girls in Tech to talk about the Twins' season ticket holder survey, hanging onto Josh Willingham, maximizing your investment in tickets, moving to Minnesota from Wisconsin, the value of pitch-framing, fitting the lineup pieces together for 2015, the Brewers' closing window, and fighting for "official couple" status.

Direct download: Ep_111_Grand_Drunk_Railraoad.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:56pm EDT
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Aaron and John take the podcast to Summit Brewing's "Backyard Bash" and talk about the status of Joe Mauer's concussion, position switching Hall of Fame credentials, Josmil Pinto's hot start for the Minnesota Twins, top prospects going to the Arizona Fall League, a new "official couple of the podcast" contender, Trevor Plouffe's ticking clock, the minor league affiliates' playoff runs, mailbag questions from listeners, and sweating to death.

Direct download: Ep_110_Backyard_Bash_and_Mauers_Concussion.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:03pm EDT
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Aaron and John say goodbye to KFAN by broadcasting live from the Minnesota State Fair and topics included the Twins trading Justin Morneau to the Pirates for Alex Presley and (maybe) Duke Welker, not trading Josh Willingham to the Orioles, Josmil Pinto's call-up and future role, the level of optimism surrounding Brian Dozier, rebuilding versus scorching the earth, and how not to freak out over technical difficulties.

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:30am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Joe Mauer's concussion and potential position switch, September call-up possibilities, dating at the State Fair, where Aaron Hicks starts next season, runners in scoring position problems, staying up all night, the plan for Kyle Gibson, mailbag questions from listeners, not eating Justin Morneau's contract, trying to stay realistic with Miguel Sano, and hypothesizing about turn-ons for women.

Direct download: GLEEMANGEEK_082513_Complete.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:26am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Justin Morneau going unclaimed on waivers, the rotation being heavy on mediocrity for 2014, getting blocked by a documentary film crew, free agent pitching options for the offseason, how to be a fan by way of Andrew Albers, adventures in dog-sitting, drinking vs. not drinking, winning bets on Nick Blackburn, and Doug Mientkiewicz brawling.

Direct download: gatg_8-181.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:22pm EDT
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Aaron and special guest co-host Nick Nelson from Twins Daily talk about Jamey Carroll being traded mid-show, Oswaldo Arcia's long-term upside, Justin Morneau's power binge and possible trade value, how not to get into a Samuel Deduno argument, white rappers then and now, Josh Willingham's return from the disabled list, what the rotation looks like for 2014 and beyond, mailbag questions from listeners, "Breaking Bad" excitement, and throwing up on a light rail.

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:21pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Minnesota Twins' lack of trade deadline moves, Aaron's trip to Philadelphia for the SABR convention, Oswaldo Arcia's return and Aaron Hicks' long-delayed demotion, bonding with people over Jim Thome, Drew Butera's departure, standing behind Delmon Young, what goes into the August waiver process, the looming roster logjam, and drinking all of the Jack Daniels.

Direct download: gatg_8-41.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:09pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' options at the trade deadline, Miguel Sano's benching at Double-A, Justin Morneau's place in team history, what to make of Samuel Deduno (again), Mike Pelfrey and Kevin Correia going in opposite directions, the light rail pub crawl/Twins game on September 14, Joe Mauer's paternity leave, and answering mailbag questions from listeners.

Direct download: gatg_7-281.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:02pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about what to expect from the trade deadline, Scott Diamond's demise, John reviewing ballparks and beer from his West Coast vacation, criticizing an opposing manager for once, analyzing the Twins' defense, dating by way of pitching matchups, eating money to move Justin Morneau, what to buy from the Metrodome wreckage, golf vs. baseball and the notion of clutch, and time traveling to kill middle infielders.

Direct download: gatg_7-211.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:08pm EDT
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Aaron and special guest co-host Parker Hageman talk about the Twins finishing the first half by beating the Yankees, Ron Gardenhire on the hot seat, Oswaldo Arcia and Chris Parmelee being demoted back to Triple-A, the upcoming light rail pub crawl/Twins game on September 14, Glen Perkins' trade value, mailbag questions from listeners, and Aaron's chances of being the new Fox Sports North Girl.

Direct download: gatg_7-141.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:08pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about falling out of love with this year's Twins team, Josh Willingham's frustrating injury situation, Aaron Hicks' return, cutting bait on P.J. Walters, Jared Burton and the bullpen imploding, Brian Dozier showing signs of life, John's motorcycle-related idiocy, million-dollar teenagers, and which of the seven former Twins who made the All-Star team were mistakes.

Direct download: gatg_7-71.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:08pm EDT
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Aaron and John completely forget that it's their 100th episode and talk about Kyle Gibson's debut, what to do with Aaron Hicks when he's healthy, who Mike Pelfrey should bump in the rotation, being sad about Glen Perkins trade rumors, the demise of the Yankees, Polish pride, Josh Willingham and playing through pain, mailbag questions from listeners, Brad Radke's acedom, and sugar mamas.

Direct download: gatg_6-301.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:02pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Kyle Gibson's long-awaited arrival, Mike Pelfrey going on the disabled list, whether Aaron Hicks will still have a job waiting once he's healthy, Wilkin Ramirez and the sad story of concussions, being curious about Antoan Richardson, getting excited about Oswaldo Arcia, getting sick of trade speculation, answering mailbag questions from listeners, and planning for a zombie apocalypse.

Direct download: gatg_6-231.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:04pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about their night in a Target Field suite, praying for Samuel Deduno, Oswaldo Arcia showing he belongs again, Clete Thomas subbing for Aaron Hicks, the Byron Buxton experience, Trevor Plouffe coming off the disabled list hot, grumpy Bonnes and sunny Gleeman, starting a team from scratch, releasing Anthony Slama, mailbag questions from listeners, and being chased by the cops.

Direct download: gatg_6-161.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:55pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Miguel Sano's promotion to Double-A, first-round pick Kohl Stewart and the rest of the Twins' draft, John's incredible bus-dancing ability, Mase as a unit of time measurement, Kyle Gibson being trapped in Rochester, turning pro out of high school, Alex Wimmers' comeback, Jamey Carroll nearing the end, and heckling golfers from party decks.

Direct download: gatg_6-91.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:06pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about feeling some rare Twins optimism, trying to figure out who will fall to the No. 4 pick in the draft, wondering if Pedro Florimon is a multi-year starter, mailbag questions from listeners, how much longer Mike Pelfrey will be allowed to struggle, Kevin Correia coming back down to earth, Ron Gardenhire's job status, and what happens when Aaron shows up in the newspaper.

Direct download: gatg_6-2.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:06pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' free fall amid tons of roster changes, sending down Oswaldo Arcia, not calling up Kyle Gibson, losing Joe Benson on waivers, options for the No. 4 pick in the draft with Twins Daily's Jeremy Nygaard, what happened to Justin Morneau's power, Chris Parmelee in center field, and meeting listeners at the Apple Store.

Direct download: gatg_5-261.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:13pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins suddenly living up/down to expectations, Kyle Gibson's timetable and other possible call-ups, Joe Mauer's ridiculous hot streak, remembering David Ortiz as a Twin, putting Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton in prospect context, more injury hijinks, John's trip to New York, Aaron's trip to the Apple Store, and missing "The Sandlot."

Direct download: gatg_5-191.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:02pm EDT
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Aaron and special guest co-host Parker Hageman of Twins Daily talk about whether the Twins are a legitimately decent team or a mirage, Joe Mauer's hot streak and high strikeout rate, funneling food into your face to become a star, Kyle Gibson's timetable, Mother's Day hijinks, Vance Worley's struggles, Glen Perkins being a nerd again, the pros and cons of cursing, and updating the bar-buying plans.

Direct download: gatg_5-121.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:07pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about getting kicked off the radio, Aaron Hicks and Oswaldo Arcia learning on the fly, Joe Mauer's slump, moving to Vancouver, Ticket King's local focus, Justin Morneau's trade value, when to promote Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton, mistaking Nick Punto for Albert Pujols, rotation questions, Ben Revere vs. Vance Worley, podcast reviews, Kevin Slowey's comeback, making bad decisions, and taking a bus to St. Cloud.

Direct download: Slumming_It.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:01pm EDT
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Aaron and John return to the radio at KFAN and talk about the Twins' surprisingly decent April, how wrong they've been about Kevin Correia, Aaron Hicks heating up offensively and making mistakes defensively, leash lengths for Trevor Plouffe and Chris Parmelee, shifting positions helping Brian Dozier, Mike Pelfrey's rough comeback, and dropping weight and licking palms.

Direct download: APRIL28_gg1.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:13pm EDT
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Aaron and John are joined by special guests Parker Hageman of Twins Daily and Adam Schill of 612 Brew to talk about what Oswaldo Arcia means for Chris Parmelee's future, more disabled list hijinks with Darin Mastroianni, what goes into making beer, David Ortiz's speech to Boston, Dick Bremer and Bert Blyleven weighing in on "cybermetrics," the youngest players in Twins history, the Minnesota Business magazine subscription drive, Miguel Sano's timetable, and where Jamey Carroll has been hiding.

Direct download: Episode_90_Star-Studded_Brewing.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:16pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Aaron Hicks' awful start, Oswaldo Arcia's promotion and Liam Hendriks' demotion, whether or not they should buy the bar they're recording in, returning to KFAN on April 28, loving Matt Harvey, the Twins somehow striking out even fewer hitters than before, curling up into the fetal position, batting practice takebacks, the lesser of two shortstop evils, charging the mound, and meeting Delilah.

Direct download: Ep_89_Hicks_Arcia_Rain_and_Scouting_Our_Bar.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:32am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Minnesota Twins' winning opening week, bouncing back from last week's controversial episode, what to make of Aaron Hicks' slow start, Glen Perkins' excellence and managing the bullpen, appreciating Roger Ebert, the upcoming "Tix For Tots" event featuring John and Paul Molitor, close games and late-inning heroics, Tyler Robertson's goodbye, and "The Running Man" coming true.

Direct download: Episode_88_Opening_Week_Intervention.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:23pm EDT
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John and Aaron talk about loving Opening Day at the ballpark and on the couch, the Twins' lowest expectations ever, moving Joe Mauer up and Brian Dozier down in the batting order, what to do with Justin Morneau, appreciating the greatness of Johan Santana, bullpen and bench usage issues, finding what you need on Ticket King, exactly how bad the rotation can get, and why baseball is so damn comforting.

Direct download: Opening_Day.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:49am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins officially naming Aaron Hicks their starting center fielder, Drew Butera's demotion to Triple-A, the Twins Daily get-together at 612 Brew, the rotation with Scott Diamond on the disabled list, meeting podcast listeners and smart fans, realistic expectations for prospects, trying to get to second base without passing out, Joe Benson's future, remembering their debut episode, feeling old because of Tupac, trying not to hate Duke, and Las Vegas vs. Mystic Lake.

Direct download: Hello_Hicks_Demoted_Drew_and_Schmoozing.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:06pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins assigning Kyle Gibson to Triple-A early, going to Dinkytown on St. Patrick's Day eve to see John Mulaney, Samuel Deduno starring in the World Baseball Classic, whether the Twins are becoming more aggressive promoting minor leaguers, the Brass Kings' upcoming show, the differences between baseball and football playoffs, Deolis Guerra's scary injury, the lack of Jim Thome news, going deeper down the bar-buying path, and inviting listeners to have a beer with them on Saturday.

Direct download: Ep_85_Kyle_Gibson_John_Mulaney_and_St_Patricks_Day.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:58pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Aaron Hicks' odds of being the Twins' Opening Day center fielder, the pros and cons of service time shenanigans, dreaming of buying a bar together, betting on the over/under win totals for every American League team, why the AL Central is once again underwhelming, the dangers of parallel parking, Ryan Doumit and evaluating catcher defense, unprofessional bathroom breaks, and the stability of one-run games.

Direct download: Aaron_Hicks_Bar_Dreams_and_OverUnder.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:18am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Ron Gardenhire's future, the latest with Jim Thome, Tom Kelly's opinion of Brian Dozier, Liam Hendriks' place in Australian history, late-night World Baseball Classic watching, storming the court, Joe Mauer's twins, questionable television viewing habits, one half of the podcast's "official couple" looking for new league members, going global, and being full of beans.

Direct download: Gardenhires_fate_Thomes_chances_and_Full_of_Beans.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:10pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins possibly bringing back Jim Thome, mailbag questions submitted by listeners, Baseball America's top 100 prospects, Jennifer Lawrence at the Oscars, snarking on Twitter, attendance and revenue, choosing sides on blondes vs. brunettes for charity, Kyle Gibson's velocity, fighting the entire world, and an unplanned cameo by a member of Aaron's family.

Direct download: Talking_Thome_and_Blondes_versus_Brunettes.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:09pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins signing Rafael Perez, which arms will be healthy, stuffing seven relievers into two bullpen spots, how much a person is allowed to like Brian Dozier, ornery insomnia, casting CSI:GATG, why Joe Benson should be left-handed, unprofessional bathroom breaks, Liam Hendriks vs. Kyle Gibson, snowshoes and the Vinland Center's "winter walkabout" charity, and the importance of spring training.

Direct download: Spring_Training_Questions.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:31pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about braving the blizzard in the name of podcasting, Anthony Swarzak's horseplay, Scott Diamond's setback, the Twins' pitching curse, Joe Saunders choosing "dollars and years" somewhere else, where the Twins' farm system ranks, reaching 500,000 downloads, bad mug shots, The Voice of Reason's evil twin, Lifetime Hockey's annual camp, and drinking vodka like water.

Direct download: Driving_Miss_Aaron_and_Horseplay.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:36pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Super Bowl festivities, breaking down the other four teams in the AL Central, last week's star-studded Twins Fest get-together, Matt Capps staying in the division, Aaron's chances with Kate Mara, feeling sorry for Carl Pavano, Dave St. Peter's dimples, the latest on Joe Saunders, meeting people from Twitter, "IAMACEO" by Starflyer 59, and the beauty of Andrew Dice Clay.

Direct download: Super_Bowl_Hot_Tubs_and_Scouting_the_Enemy.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:00am EDT
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Aaron and John are joined by Twins president Dave St. Peter while at the Metrodome for Twins Fest and talk about unspent payroll room, revenue sharing, attendance and season ticket renewals, television contracts, the joys of Twitter, Aaron Hicks' timeline, the future of Twins Fest, why John owes Aaron $20 because of a ruptured spleen, going back to school, and Delmon Young's be-less-fat clause.

Direct download: Ep_78_TwinsFest_and_Dave_St_Peter.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:15pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Drew Butera and evaluating catcher defense, Brian Duensing starting or relieving, pursuing Joe Saunders, drinking at noon, gay athletes, online dating, the vetting process for weirdos, talking prostitution during a haircut, interviewing Dave St. Peter, the arbitration process, preparing for TwinsFest, Nick Blackburn's wrist surgery, Elliott Gould's chest hair, grading the Twins' offseason, and playing hooky.

Direct download: Ep_77_Joe_Saunders_Drew_Butera_and_Haircut_Banter.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:50pm EDT
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Aaron and John's Minnesota Twins podcast starts with a lot of talk about John's month-long trip to New Zealand and Australia, the Bar Mitzvah circuit and turning 30 years old. Then they talk about wanting the Twins to make some kind of effort for 2013, flirting with waitresses, why the Twins' free agent pitching decisions make little sense, what happend to all that Target Field money, trying to ignore the Hall of Fame and the BBWAA's quest for irrelevance.

Direct download: Ep_76_Reunited.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:46pm EDT
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Aaron and special guest co-host Parker Hageman from Twins Daily talk about examining the Twins' involvement in sabermetrics, projecting the Opening Day roster, why no one wants Kyle Lohse, Shaun Marcum and the best of the remaining free agent pitchers, saying something nice about Samuel Deduno, New Year's resolutions, and making friends with drunk women.

Direct download: Sabermetric_Twins_Roster_Projections_and_Drunk_Voting.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:19pm EDT
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Aaron and special guest co-host Nick Nelson from Twins Daily talk about re-setting expectations for 2013, which free agent pitcher contracts they liked this offseason, why pitching will be even more expensive next winter, what to make of the Twins' current low payroll, how they'd handle Aaron Hicks' timetable, making peace with being hungover, and Aaron's mom renting out her basement to other bloggers.

Direct download: Pitching_Preferences_Payroll_and_Aaron_Hicks.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:41pm EDT
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Aaron and special guest co-host Darren Wolfson from KSTP and 1500-ESPN talk about why John is halfway across the world, the Twins signing Mike Pelfrey and Rich Harden, whether they're done shopping for rotation help, identifying the Kevin Correia alternatives, why Scott Baker didn't re-sign, remembering Billy Bullock for Scott Diamond, betting on the Opening Day starter, and growing up in St. Paul with Doogie.

Direct download: Pelfrey_Harden_and_Christmas_with_Doogie.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:52pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins signing Kevin Correia for $10 million, Jared Burton's contract extension, how the podcast will cope with John halfway across the world, why Aaron wants to get punched in the face every day, Doug Mientkiewicz's return to the organization, more changes in the team's newspaper coverage, Ben Revere's power plan, thinking Nick Punto wasn't so bad after all, and predictable rejection.

Direct download: Correias_Arrival_and_Burtons_Extension.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:30am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins trading Ben Revere to the Phillies for Vance Worley and Trevor May, what it means for team's 2013 plans, how much everyone is counting on Aaron Hicks, what John and Aaron did after the last podcast, why Darrin Mastroianni suddenly has a big role, what the farm system looks like after back-to-back big trades, the Rule 5 draft, whether Justin Morneau and Josh Willingham are next up on the trading block, and John's dog's digestive system.

Direct download: Episode_71_Ben_Revere_for_Vance_Worley_and_Trevor_May.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:35pm EDT
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Aaron and John record an emergency podcast to talk about the trade sending Denard Span to the Nationals for pitching prospect Alex Meyer, what it means for Chris Parmelee, how Span went from prospect bust to underrated big leaguer, why letter grades for prospects can lead to arguments, dropping Deolis Guerra from the 40-man roster, adding Jeff Clement for Triple-A depth, and why Hulkamania will never die.

Direct download: Ep_70_Denard_Span_for_Alex_Meyer.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:18pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' lack of activity compared to last offseason, Denard Span and Josh Willingham trade scenarios, 40-man roster additions, prospect lists and the men who love them, Tsuyoshi Nishioka getting a raise back in Japan, Brett Myers rumors, avoiding Jeremy Guthrie, and the joys of Thanksgiving.

Direct download: Ep_69_Inactivity_Prospect_Lists_and_40-Man_Moves.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:12pm EDT
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Aaron and John are at GleeManor being filmed for a documentary and talk about Scott Baker signing with the Cubs, Torii Hunter's post-Twins career and return to the AL Central, poor Mike Redmond, how the local media has and hasn't changed in their decade of blogging, why the Tigers and Blue Jays seem more willing to make big moves than the Twins, and their planned trip to see Hannibal Buress.

Direct download: Ep_68_Live_from_GleeManor.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:05pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about trade rumors, last week's aftermath and "the older gentleman" not paying his bar tab, terrible facial hair, local media moves, which starting pitchers Twins fans should dream about, having a Joe Maddon fetish, Claire Forlani and effective advertising, Denard Span versus James Shields, targeting Braves and Rays, and where to hide the dead prostitutes before next week's episode.

Direct download: Ep_67_Claire_Forlani_and_Trade_Rumors.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:27pm EDT
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Aaron and John are joined by a few special guests dropping in and talk about John's lengthy interview with Terry Ryan in the Offseason Handbook, the end of the Alexi Casilla era, the arrival of Josh Roenicke and Tommy Field, Artie Lange and Kirby Puckett, Samuel Deduno's smoke and mirrors, the market for Scott Baker, manager Mike Redmond, promoting from within, and punching each other in the face.

Direct download: Ep_66_Interviewing_Terry_Ryan.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:31am EDT
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Aaron and John yell over Wolvhammer at Surly Darkness Days and talk about adventures in motorcycling, saying goodbye to Matt Capps, the Minnesota Twins' reconfigured coaching staff, trying to re-sign Scott Baker, trimming the 40-man roster, how much the Twins would miss Ron Gardenhire, paying off a beer debt from six months ago, John's chat with Terry Ryan, and Luis Perdomo-fueled beard analysis.

Direct download: Warm_And_Fuzzy_WolfHammer.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:02pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about previewing the Minnesota Twins' offseason, figuring out how much money they have to spend, appreciating Jim Rantz, saying mazel tov to "class act" Delmon Young, breaking down the free agent market position-by-position, YouTube stardom, MLB-ready prospects, trying to predict Josh Hamilton's contract, clearing out the 40-man roster, adventures in dog-sitting, and a transaction tutorial.

Direct download: Ep_64_Offseason_Primer_and_Transcation_Tutorial.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:20pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the incredibly exciting postseason, pros and cons of dog-sitting, the Twins' improved farm system, reveal what they're reading and listening to, give a quick tutorial on a bunch of sabermetric stats and concepts, and note the many ex-Twins in the playoffs.

Direct download: Ep_63_SABR_School.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 3:46pm EDT
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The Minnesota Twins blow up their coaching staff, so Seth Stohs joins Aaron and John to talk about Ron Gardenhire's leash, the TwinsCentric Offseason Handbook, what the shopping plans are for free agent pitching, casting ballots for team MVP, why no one seems to want Paul Molitor, the futures of Trevor Plouffe and Liam Hendriks, how to lessen the upcoming outfield logjam, and why long podcasts are the best podcasts.

Direct download: Ep_62_Coaching_Changes_and_Seth_Stohs.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:48pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the end of the Tsuyoshi Nishioka era, potential coaching staff changes, how safe Ron Gardenhire and Terry Ryan should be, the benefits of drinking outside, reviewing our over/under predictions from spring training, blessing animals, why Aaron is like Kiefer Sutherland, and thanking everyone for sticking with the podcast all season despite the Minnesota Twins' record. If you want to chat about the topics, let us know....

Direct download: Ep_61_Nishioka_No_More_and_Losing_Las_Vegas.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:41pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about pink drinks, locked-in starters, our listener survey, revisiting the free agent pitcher market, Joe Mauer, batting titles, and MVPs, going back to the scene of car trouble, moving from Beloit to Cedar Rapids, what the new MLB television deals mean for payrolls, running from religion, Miguel Sano, Oswaldo Arcia, B.J. Hermsen, and minor league awards, and Liam Hendriks getting over the hump.

Direct download: Ep_60_Tickle_Me_Pink.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:10am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the upcoming free agent starting pitchers available to the Twins, Chris Herrmann's sooner-than-expected arrival, Aaron's "healthy" new look, Pedro Florimon and next year's middle infield options, Scott Diamond turning into a pumpkin, Cole De Vries' season-ending injury, and how listeners can get a free audiobook.

Direct download: Ep_59_Buying_Starting_Pitching.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:49am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Ben Revere's defense and future, what to make of the Twins' middle infield options, why the rotation is the obvious offseason priority but the bullpen isn't, revenue and payroll projections for 2013, mailbag questions from listeners, and getting philosophical (or maybe just sleepy) about parenting advice, the value of experience, and life lessons about aging.

Direct download: Ep_58_Rating_Revere_and_Late_Night_Life_Decisions.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:50am EDT
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Aaron and John return to their podcast (and beer-drinking roots) after 20 weeks on the radio and talk about September call-ups that don't involve Brian Dozier, Denard Span finally going on the disabled list, Joe Mauer waiver wire silliness, Las Vegas vacation, poor Anthony Slama, Chris Parmelee in the outfield, Arizona Fall League participants, and Jacqueline Bisset versus Steve McQueen.

Direct download: Doziers_Sept_Snub_and_Back_To_Beer.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:02pm EDT
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Aaron and John's final KFAN broadcast of the season is live from the Minnesota State Fair and they talk about the Twins' slide, September call-ups, reports that the Dodgers pursued Justin Morneau, the aftermath of "Girls Gone Gleeman," living in the MLB Fan Cave and trying to build a media career with special guest Lindsay Guentzel, Sweet Martha's Cookies, and why Aaron shouldn't lead with his hair on first dates.

Direct download: Ep_56_State_Fair_Combined.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Brian Dozier's demotion to Triple-A, Nick Blackburn's ongoing awfulness, whether the Twins are collapsing down the stretch again, the latest "day-to-day" injury proving anything but, where and when Chris Parmelee will play, KFAN producer Ryan Donaldson's puking story, and preparing for the return to full-time podcasting.

Direct download: GATG_8-191.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:51pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' odds of contending or rebuilding in 2013, where Chris Parmelee eventually fits into the lineup, a possible minor league affiliation shuffle, exactly how bad Tsuyoshi Nishioka looked, whether Nick Blackburn should stick around with a 7.50 ERA, Liam Hendriks' and Brian Dozier's long-term outlook, which of them would make a worse Olympian, Bert Blyleven vs. Patrick Reusse, and why Gleeman won't go to Las Vegas with Bonnes.

Direct download: GATG_8-121.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:58pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about dumping Danny Valencia, bringing back Tsuyoshi Nishioka, what the trade deadline inactivity means, what can be done about the Twins' medical staff, John's new motorcycle, Alex Wimmers' elbow surgery, and a report about Miguel Sano and the Beloit prospects from special guest Seth Stohs.

Direct download: GATG_8-51.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:51pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Francisco Liriano trade, break down the prospects from the White Sox and the Twins' reasoning for the deal, get sad with Otis Redding, welcome back Danny Valencia, look ahead to potential other moves before the deadline, marvel at Lew Ford, update Alex Wimmers' health, and then John leaves and Aaron does a solo podcast with the help of Twitter questions.

Direct download: GATG_7-291.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:42pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Francisco Liriano's constantly fluctuating trade value, whether Denard Span will also be on the move before July 31, why Aaron can't make friends, John's mid-life crisis, Matt Capps joining Carl Pavano on the disabled list, reviewing The Dark Knight Rises, Scott Diamond's return to earth, Aaron Hicks' recent bounceback, and mailbag questions from Twitter.

Direct download: GATG_7-221.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:06pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about once again rooting for the worst team in the league, why Francisco Liriano is like religion, what defines an "A" or "B" prospect in trade talks, how passing on Mark Appel makes even more sense now, celebrating our 50th episode, Matt Capps' return, Carl Pavano's non-return, Aaron's refined drinking habits, and a whole bunch of mailbag questions from listeners via Twitter.

Direct download: GATG_7-151.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:06pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the endless game of musical pitchers, revisit their preseason over/under predictions, answer Twitter questions from listeners, try to decide who comes off worse owning the same shirt, wonder if Nick Blackburn is worth having in the 2013 plans, review Samuel Deduno's first start, and try to keep Aaron from coughing up a lung.

Direct download: GATG_7-81.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:59pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Joe Mauer making the All-Star team while Josh Willingham got snubbed, Aaron's vodka-filled experience at the SABR convention in Minneapolis, Ryan Doumit's contract extension, John returning from his East Coast ballpark tour, Trevor Plouffe staying hot, whether the Twins should be in full-on sell mode, the Francisco Liriano dilemma, and why Pizza Luce at 3:00 am is a bad life decision.

Direct download: GATG_7-11.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:05pm EDT
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Aaron and special guest co-hosts Joe Nelson and Nick Nelson talk about Matt Capps' injury and the closer replacements, Trevor Plouffe's case for the All-Star game, what to do with Francisco Liriano, the buyer versus seller debate, Brian Duensing's move back into the rotation, more Josh Willingham heroics, Byron Buxton's pro debut, and why John Bonnes shouldn't even bother coming back from vacation.

Direct download: GATG_6-241.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:57pm EDT
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Aaron and special guest co-hosts Parker Hageman and Joe Nelson talk about Trevor Plouffe's power explosion, Liam Hendriks' long-ball troubles, whether or not the Twins should be looking to trade Denard Span, Josh Willingham, Justin Morneau, and other veterans, why a filthy Twitter is a good thing, the development of power pitchers, and a phone call from a vacationing John Bonnes.

Direct download: GATG_6-171.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:04pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' youth-led turnaround, Byron Buxton and the power arm-filled draft class, Trevor Plouffe's homer binge, Scott Diamond's ace impression, Chris Parmelee's return from Rochester, Ben Revere's long-term upside, Liam Hendriks' impending re-arrival, the wisdom of re-signing Ryan Doumit, Jason Marquis in pitcher heaven, Brian Dozier's struggles, and the exciting life on Aaron's balcony.

Direct download: GATG_6-101.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:07pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton versus Mark Appel versus Carlos Correa, why Monday is the most important day of the Twins' season, first-hand scouting reports on Miguel Sano, Eddie Rosario, and the Beloit team from special guest Seth Stohs, how Carl Pavano is the new Shannon Stewart, what to make of Francisco Liriano's impressive start, their PickPointz MVP picks, Ben Revere's bunting, and how Aaron looks in a black evening gown.

Direct download: GATG_6-31.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:04pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Justin Morneau's resurgence, the Twins' options with the No. 2 pick, Jason Marquis' departure, Francisco Liriano's move back into the rotation, the best baseball movies of all time, first impressions of Cole De Vries, their PickPointz MVP picks, Johan Santana's return to greatness, and why Anthony Slama can't catch a break.

Direct download: gatg_5-271.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:01pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Jason Marquis' implosion and the state of an increasingly ugly rotation, Drew Butera and Ben Revere turning into Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron, how the Twins handled Chris Parmelee, the Van Halen concert-going experience, Nick Blackburn's return to the disabled list, their PickPointz MVP picks, and Lewwwwww!

Direct download: BASEBALLWEEKLY_052012_HR1v2.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:14pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Danny Valencia's demotion to Triple-A and Francisco Liriano's move to the bullpen as part of yet another roster shakeup, Aaron's mom calling in for Mother's Day, votes of confidence, Scott Diamond's unexpected gems, Dan Osterbrock's outspoken tweets, our PickPointz contest winners from last week and predictions for this week, and what the future holds for Trevor Plouffe and Joe Benson.

Direct download: gatc_5-131.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:54pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Justin Morneau's latest injury, Brian Dozier's arrival, swapping Clete Thomas for Erik Komatsu, giving Scott Diamond a chance in place of Liam Hendriks, their new PickPointz game, Ron Gardenhire's job security, bad news for Danny Valencia and Alexi Casilla, answering questions submitted by listeners via Twitter, and the latest from the minor leagues with special guest Seth Stohs.

Direct download: gatc_5-61.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:04pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' terrible starting pitching, why Delmon Young won't be invited to any Hanukkah parties, booing Joe Mauer, putting previous division titles in perspective, Ben Revere's brief return, skipping Francisco Liriano and dipping him in chocolate, what happened to the farm system, our PickPointz selections, Ron Gardenhire's odd bullpen usage, and jinxing anything and everything.

Direct download: gatc_4-291.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:08pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about what to do with Francisco Liriano, Luke Hughes leaving via the waiver wire, why the only thing worse than Aaron's basketball skills is getting old, the clock ticking on Alexi Casilla and Danny Valencia, evaluating the surprisingly decent bullpen, our PickPointz selections, phone calls from listeners, and the Single-A monster known as Miguel Sano.

Direct download: gatc_4-22_1.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT
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Aaron and John take the podcast to the radio with their KFAN debut and talk about Clete Thomas' big first impression, Ben Revere's demotion to Triple-A, what the rotation looks like after injuries to Scott Baker and Nick Blackburn, why Liam Hendriks is sticking around, and what the future holds for Francisco Liriano and Alexi Casilla.

Direct download: gatg_4-151.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:56pm EDT
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Aaron and John make a big announcement and talk about the Twins' ugly start, why spring training suddenly means nothing, Miguel Sano's power, what the rotation looks like if everyone gets healthy, remembering the 2002 team that got them started blogging, looking ahead to a rough schedule, and how close we should be to the panic button.

Direct download: Ep_36_Bad_Starts_and_New_Beginnings.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:16am EDT
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Aaron and John are joined by special guest Ben Goessling of the St. Paul Pioneer Press and talk about the Opening Day roster, what Drew Butera losing his "scholarship" means for the bench, how injuries shaped the pitching staff, Trevor Plouffe's ever-changing role, Justin Morneau's new position, reporters versus bloggers, and writing about Joe Mauer.

Direct download: Ep_35_Scholarship_and_Access_with_Ben_Goessling.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:08am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the outfield realignment and Ben Revere's role, what Chris Parmelee means for Justin Morneau, returning Rule 5 pick Terry Doyle to the White Sox, why grandparents hate Drew Butera, schmoes versus schlubs versus schmucks, drugs of abuse, Delmon Young's claims, The Hunger Games, and the folly of spring training numbers.

Direct download: Ep_34_Schmoes_Schlubs_and_Schmucks.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:07am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Tsuyoshi Nishioka's demotion to Triple-A, Scott Baker's elbow problems and potential rotation replacements, Justin Morneau's latest health issues, what to make of spring training performances, why optimistic injury updates often aren't worth a damn, and remembering Brad Radke.

Direct download: Ep_33_Nishi_Baker_and_Bullpen_Ace_Makers.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:08am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Glen Perkins' new contract and the Twins' history of long-term extensions, Las Vegas' over/under win totals for AL teams, Jamie Moyer keeping John feeling young, Omar Vizquel's case for the Hall of Fame, Aaron leaving the suburbs and the dangers of city parking, fatso feedback, and a new theme song.

Direct download: Ep_32_Perkins_and_Vegas.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:56pm EDT
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Aaron and John host a get-together to watch the Twins' first televised game of spring training, take live questions from the audience, and talk about Joel Zumaya's bum elbow, J.R. Towles' chances of unseating Drew Butera, platooning Ben Revere and Trevor Plouffe, Aaron's new car, and J.J. Hardy's comments about the coaching staff. Oh, and John sings and Nick Nelson does poetry.

Direct download: Ep_31_Spring_Training_TV.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:18pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about pitchers and catchers reporting for spring training, Justin Morneau's discouraging quotes about his health status, Sean Burroughs' odds of making the roster, Aaron's ongoing car saga, John's marriage, and a bunch of mailbag questions.

Direct download: Ep_30_Morneau__Mailbag_-_2-25-12.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT
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Aaron and John record their first show in front of an audience with a variety of special guests, introduce a new theme song, take a pitcher-by-pitcher look at the rotation and bullpen, bleep out Bonnes' filthy mouth, project Francisco Liriano's future, argue about Carl Pavano and Scott Baker, and discuss the new mega-blog addition to the Twins blogosphere at TwinsDaily.com.

Direct download: Pitching_Pitching_and_More_Pitching.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:08pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the long-awaited death of Aaron's car and whether to buy or lease a replacement, claiming Darin Mastroianni off waivers from the Blue Jays, Luke Hughes' shoulder injury, comparing the Twins' payroll to the MLB average, a hitter-by-hitter breakdown of Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau, and all the position players as spring training nears, including which cars they resemble.

Direct download: Ep_28_My_Twin_The_Car.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:10am EDT
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Aaron and John are joined by FSN on-air talent and "MLB Fan Cave" hopeful Lindsay Guentzel to discuss the good and bad sides of female baseball fandom, Ron Gardenhire's preferred Opening Day lineup, the lack of veteran relief help, John's payroll chat with Dave St. Peter, Aaron's incredible nerdiness, and pursuing a career in sports media.

Direct download: Baseball_Boyfriends_w_Lindsay_Guentzel.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:09am EDT
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John called in sick, so instead of skipping a week Aaron decided to pour himself a scotch and do a solo show discussing how John is like Joe Mauer and Aaron is like Michael Cuddyer, buying a Macbook, the latest reliever non-signings, Saturday night's blogger get-together, aligning the outfield, judging the rotation, congratulating Tom Kelly and Camilo Pascual, and answering listener questions.

Direct download: Ep_Gleeman_and_NO_Geek.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:31pm EDT
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Aaron and John get interrupted by a drunk woman showing them her bra, but recover enough to talk about Kevin Slowey returning to the AL Central, Prince Fielder signing with the Tigers, Justin Morneau's health status, what to expect from the Tigers, White Sox, Indians, and Royals, and why re-signing Matt Capps keeps looking worse.

Direct download: Ep_25_AL_Central__Cleavage.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:27am EDT
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Aaron and John are joined by special guest Nick Nelson and talk about the Joel Zumaya signing, Glen Perkins, Alexi Casilla, Francisco Liriano, and the arbitration process, Roy Oswalt rumors, Delmon Young's contract with the Tigers, Victor Martinez's injury, and looking back at the top Twins prospects of 2011.

Direct download: Ep_24_Zumaya__Arbitration.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:18am EDT
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Aaron and John open up the mailbag and take questions from readers about a wide range of topics including the payroll drop, what happens if Justin Morneau can't play, the search for righty relief, disliked players and the media, Danny Valencia's future, Levi Michael's timetable, and Moneyball.

Direct download: Ep_23_Mailbag_3.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:22am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Jason Marquis filling out the rotation, whether the Twins will sign a right-handed reliever, Jack Morris' case for the Hall of Fame, Jose Mijares making more money elsewhere, the possibility of a dating podcast, and a 29th birthday.

Direct download: Ep_22_Marquis_and_Morris.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:14am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Jose Mijares' departure, Bill Smith's return, Prince Fielder's likely home, waiving Jim Hoey, signing former top prospects to minor-league deals, slashing $15 million off the payroll, Jacque Jones' post-playing career, Joe Mauer's love life, and dieting tips from a fatboy.

Direct download: Ep_21_Minors_Moves.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about swapping Michael Cuddyer for Josh Willingham, Jason Kubel's departure, Christmas vs. Hanukkah, projecting the Twins' lineup, outfield defense, how to use the leftover payroll on pitching, a Ben Revere-Trevor Plouffe platoon, first impressions of Ricky Rubio, and what not to drink at a party.

Direct download: Ep_20_Swapping_Outfielders.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:30am EDT
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Aaron and John are joined by special guest Seth Stohs (and Phil Loadholt, sort of) to talk about the good old days of blogging, Rule 5 pick Terry Doyle, the White Sox blowing things up, the over/under on Twins wins in 2012, Alexi Casilla vs. Luke Hughes vs. Trevor Plouffe, and a whole bunch of prospect stuff.

Direct download: Ep_19_Three_Amigos.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:34pm EDT
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It's the middle of the winter meetings and the Twins are making news, so Aaron Gleeman and John Bonnes discuss Matt Capps' return and breaking away from an ugly relationship, Kevin Slowey's departure and playing the blame game, Michael Cuddyer's options, Twitter fights, Jason Kubel alternatives, the winter meetings, scaring John's son, and loud karaoke.

Direct download: Ep_18_Winter_Meetings.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:52am EDT
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Episode 17: Mailbag (with Joe Busch and Kate Agnew)

Aaron and John are joined by podcast fan Joe Busch and his girlfriend Kate Agnew, who set the whole thing up as a surprise birthday present and then joined in to answer mailbag questions submitted by listeners on a wide variety of Twins topics.

Direct download: Ep_17_Mailbag_2.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:18am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Joe Nathan's departure, Ryan Doumit's arrival, karaoke choices, Glen Perkins' role, Matt Capps' possible return, other closer options, the impact of MLB's new collective bargaining agreement, Richard Lewis, beer snobbery, and what not to say while cutting hair.

Direct download: Ep_16_Nathan_and_Doumit.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:44am EDT
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Aaron and John are joined by Minneapolis Star Tribune online sports editor and Twins blogger Howard Sinker to discuss the Jamey Carroll signing, backup catcher options, candidates for the Twins' Hall of Fame, getting married at Target Field, and the state of blogs, newspapers, and new media.

Direct download: Ep_15_Carroll_and_New_Media.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:27am EDT
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Aaron and John hold an emergency podcast to talk about the Twins firing Bill Smith as general manager and replacing him with Terry Ryan, which leads to philosophical differences, recalibrating offseason plans, and Aaron wanting to punch John in the face.

Direct download: Ep_14_Philosophical_Differences.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:46pm EDT
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Aaron and John discuss hangovers and getting old, claiming Matt Maloney and Jeff Gray off waivers, Mike Radcliff interviewing with the Orioles, Halloween, poutine, Tom Brunansky becoming the Triple-A hitting coach, free agent compensation rankings, Jason Kubel's best plan, answering Twitter questions, Aaron Hicks' development, splicing together a super prospect, drinking game rules, shortstop options, making love to the microphone, and "Straight Outta Warroad."

Direct download: Ep_13_Halloween.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:25am EDT
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In part two of the super-sized show Aaron and John go through an offseason blueprint for the Twins, argue about Ron Gardenhire's stance on platooning hitters, imitate Bill Smith, analyze Aaron's sexiness levels, and close down a bar.

Direct download: Ep_11_Part_2_-_Offseason_Blueprint.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:28pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Joe Nathan's future with the Twins, Jim Thome's next team, 40-man roster moves, blog comments and thick skin, and the stasis of the medical staff.

Direct download: Ep_11_Part_1_-_Twins_News.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:01am EDT
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Aaron and John are joined by a special guest, Jason Collette from Baseball Prospectus and DRaysBay, and talk about the original Delmon Young trade, how the Rays and Twins compare on and off the field, why a team's division shapes the way their success is perceived, television ratings and attendance numbers, the end of the Matt Tolbert era, payroll limitations saving teams from bad long-term contracts, and what it's like to blog about an organization that's fluent in sabermetrics.

Direct download: Ep_10_Twins_and_Rays.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:56pm EDT
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Aaron and John open up the mailbag to answer questions from listeners and end up discussing a wide variety of topics in the longest episode yet.

Direct download: Ep_9_Mailbag.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:16am EDT
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Aaron and John meet another groupie and talk about preparing for a payroll drop, hoping for Denard Span, dueling diets, betting on Joe Nathan, looking back at the terrible bullpen, parsing Jim Pohlad's quotes, Pulitzer Prize winners, acquiring power arms, missing Ozzie Guillen, improving the injury situation, trusting prospects, the level at which a sample size is no longer too small, how much to fear the Tigers, and revisiting Delmon Young.

Direct download: ep_8_bunnys.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:46am EDT
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Aaron and John are at the TwinsCentric get-together in White Bear Lake and talk about how much blame to place on Bill Smith, revisiting re-signing Michael Cuddyer and Jason Kubel, veterans most likely to be traded, celebrating positives in a negative year, Rene Tosoni's future, rushing prospects to the majors, looking back at the Johan Santana trade, Chris Parmelee's impressive September, when does a rebuilding job make sense, how the defense killed Carl Pavano, front office trust despite ugly deals, and missing Terry Ryan.

Direct download: Ep_7_Tosoni_Kubel_Pavano.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:12am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about this weekend's TwinsCentric get-together, the Twins' involvement in statistical analysis, playing out the string with Double-A and Triple-A prospects, Chris Parmelee's future, the 2012 payroll situation, the danger of long-term contracts, Joe Mauer going down the Ted Williams path, targeting arbitration-eligible upgrades, avoiding the next Juan Castro, betting on Danny Valencia, putting a bow on the Jim Thome trade, and the Ben Revere excitement.

Direct download: Ep_6_Parmelee_and_Revere.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:57am EDT
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Aaron and John are joined by several special guests following an advance screening of "Moneyball" and talk about the movie, the Twins' minor-league shakeup, why John isn't drinking beer, Drew Butera's historic ineptitude, their shared love of Mayim Bialik, and why the 2012 draft will be hugely important for the Twins.

Direct download: Ep_5_-_Moneyball.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:43am EDT
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Aaron and John meet their first groupie and talk about September call-ups, explaining Kim Kardashian to grandparents, Joe Mauer's frustrating year, Kyle Gibson's surgery, Alex Wimmers' comeback, the relationship between dimples and favorable press, Trevor Plouffe's progress, Barry White versus James Earl Jones, the local media's coverage of injuries, and the great unknown of concussions.

Direct download: ep_4_09-06-2001.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:01am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Justin Morneau's latest setback, package kicking, possible free agent targets, Anthony Swarzak's future role, next season's middle infield, disabled list shenanigans, Brian Dozier's moment in the sun, Danny Valencia's view from the doghouse, what John ate at the state fair, more possible free agent targets, botching Occam's razor, speaking directly to Seth Stohs, betting on Nick Blackburn, and Aaron's basketball career.

Direct download: 2011-08-30_v1.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:30am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Brian Duensing's struggles as a starter, what the 2012 rotation will look like, whether Jim Thome and Jason Kubel should be traded, J.J. Hardy's return to Minnesota, the origins of Aaron's weird accent, Joe Nathan's chances of staying, Michael Cuddyer's price tag, why talking about Kevin Slowey is like making fat jokes, Tsuyoshi Nishioka's future, Joe Benson's upside, and Lester Oliveros' debut.

Direct download: Aaron-John-2011-08-23.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:44am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Jim Thome's 600th home run and the Delmon Young trade.

Direct download: Aaron-John-2011-08-15.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 3:22am EDT
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