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.

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:20pm EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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.

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:39pm EST
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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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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.

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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
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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
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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 EST
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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
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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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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
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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 EST
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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.

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:47pm EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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.

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:58pm EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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.

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:29pm EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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.

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:15pm EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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.

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:26am EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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