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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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