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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