Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton turning down the Twins' contract offer, Nelson Cruz being traded to Tampa Bay, Alex Kirilloff's season-ending surgery, and what's ahead in what figures to be a drama-filled week leading up to the MLB trade deadline.

Direct download: Ep_536.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:29pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Minnesota Twins' contract negotiations with Byron Buxton, a terrible series in Detroit, Mitch Garver's return from the injured list, Josh Donaldson's trade value, and J.A. Happ's continued presence in the rotation.

Direct download: Ep_535_Will_the_Twins_Extend_Buxton.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:42am EDT
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After one of the more exciting wins of the season, Aaron and John discuss the state of the team, Josh Donaldson trade rumors, Nelson Cruz's health, Mitch Garver's return, and the players the Twins selected in the first round of MLB's draft.

Direct download: Ep_534.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:52am EDT
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Aaron and John recap Josh Donaldson's eventful week and evaluate whether he and several other Twins will be traded before the deadline. 

Direct download: Ep_532_Twins_Most_Likely_To_Be_Traded.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:58am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton's latest injury, whether or not the Twins are playing well enough to change the arc of the season, eating Josh Donaldson's contract, the long-term pitching outlook taking a bad turn, and Bonnes' upcoming stand-up comedy debut.

Direct download: Ep_532.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:11pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins sweeping Texas, Byron Buxton's long-awaited return, Josh Donaldson and Nelson Cruz getting hurt, rebuilding vs. reloading, and the rash of pitching prospect injuries.

Direct download: Episode_531_Reloading_vs_Rebuilding.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:05pm EDT
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Aaron and John come to grips with the lost season for the Twins and what that means for the trade deadline, plus the latest on Byron Buxton and Kenta Maeda, a breakdown of Rocco Baldelli's controversial bullpen moves, and MLB's ongoing foreign substance controversy

Direct download: FINAL_EP_530.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:30pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' underwhelming 13-game stretch heading into series against the Yankees and Astros, Gilberto Celestino and Ryan Jeffers joining a prospect-filled roster because of more injuries, and which players are prime trade candidates between now and the July 30 deadline.

Direct download: Ep_529_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:15pm EDT
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Aaron and John discuss a sour ending to a good week, the Twins' continued roster shuffling, a second generation of Gleeman and the Geek listeners and the heartening play of Trevor Larnach and Alex Kirilloff. 

Direct download: Ep_528.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:56pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Miguel Sano's latest season-saving homer binge, the Twins' never-ending injury bug hitting Kenta Maeda and half the lineup, the silliness between Willians Astudillo and Yermin Mercedes, and why the next two weeks are absolutely essential if the Twins are going to turn things around.

Direct download: ep_527_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:04pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about another frustrating week for the Twins filled with blown opportunities and injuries, plus Miguel Sano's big moment, Donaldson's big error, Alexander Colomé's march back, early impressions of Trevor Larnach, and the point of no return.

Direct download: Ep_526.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:39am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the historic ineptitude of the Twins' bullpen, injuries knocking out Byron Buxton and Alex Kirilloff, calling up Trevor Larnach ahead of schedule, and what the future holds for Miguel Sano in Minnesota.

Direct download: Final_5-9.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:04pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins up and down week, signs of life from the lineup, the impact of Alex Kirilloff, Byron Buxton's number porn and what to do with Alex Colome. 

Direct download: FINAL_5-2.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:17pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins digging an even bigger hole, Alex Kirilloff's arrival, why the team needs Andrelton Simmons back, the math behind Byron Buxton's signature moments, why Nick Gordon came up to sit on the bench, Alexander Colome vs. Ron Davis, and Mitch Garver vs. Ryan Jeffers.

 
 
Direct download: FINAL_04-25-2021.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:13pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about one of the weirdest weeks in Twins history, what happens next following multiple positive COVID tests and canceled games, the domino effects of Josh Donaldson's return, why it might be time for Alex Kirilloff's arrival, and the 60/40 nature of baseball decisions.

Direct download: 4-18_final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:08pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about amazing starts for Byron Buxton, Nelson Cruz, and Luis Arraez, not-so-amazing starts for Jorge Polanco, Alexander Colome, and Miguel Sano, the maddening nature of extra-inning losses in 2021, Josh Donaldson's impending return, and GatG's return to KFAN.

Direct download: Final_Version.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:27pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about a very good opening weekend for the Twins that was almost great, Josh Donaldson's latest leg injury, Byron Buxton's scary power, Jose Berrios vs. Corbin Burnes, Luis Arraez the hitting machine, and the state of the bullpen.

Direct download: Ep_520.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:58pm EDT
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Aaron and John dissect the latest Twins' news, break down the team, their concerns and hopes, and give their official predictions on the number of Twins' wins.  

Direct download: Ep_519.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:40pm EDT
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Aaron and John preview the American League by dissecting Vegas' over/under win totals for each team. 

Direct download: Episode_518.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:49pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the return of 10,000 fans to Target Field, Randy Dobnak's new slider, Jake Odorizzi's deal with the Astros, some Tyler Duffey worries, and the latest on Josh Donaldson, Andrelton Simmons, and J.A. Happ.

 
 
Direct download: Ep_517_Fixed.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:23pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about potential Byron Buxton and Jose Berrios contract extensions, Jake Odorizzi signing with the Astros, Trevor Larnach as an underrated prospect, Andrelton Simmons reporting to camp, and the Twins' late-inning bullpen plan.

Direct download: Ep_516_TikTok.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:58am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Royce Lewis' knee injury, the Twins' first spring training game and the presence of fans at the ballpark, Alex Kirilloff's chances of being on the Opening Day roster, Lewis Thorpe's improved outlook, and why Jake Odorizzi is still unsigned.

Direct download: Ep_515.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:55pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins filling out the rotation with Matt Shoemaker, how another option changes Lewis Thorpe's outlook, details of the Saints' first season as a Twins affiliate, Luis Arraez in left field, low-maintenance individuals, and Sergio Romo signing with Oakland.

Direct download: Ep_514.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:57pm EDT
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On the verge of spring training, Aaron and John discuss Nelson Cruz's attitude after signing a one-year deal, the teams the St. Paul Saints will play in 2021, why PECOTA loves the Minnesota Twins and hates the White Sox, and Aaron's long road to BBWAA membership. 

Direct download: Ep_513.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:29pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about a very busy week that saw the Twins re-sign Nelson Cruz, sign Alex Colome, and add two hard-throwing pitchers to the bullpen mix, plus a breakdown of the payroll situation and the moves that might still be to come.

Direct download: Ep_512.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:46pm EDT
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Aaron and John discuss the Twins' new shortstop Andrelton Simmons, new contract talks with Nelson Cruz, losing Eddie Rosario to Cleveland and why they miss the Winter Meltdown.

Direct download: Ep_511.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:26pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins signing veteran left-hander J.A. Happ for $8 million, re-set the free agent market for pitchers, big bats, and infielders, react to several potential Twins targets signing elsewhere, and freak out about how soon spring training starts.

Direct download: Ep_510_JA_Happ.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about why Twins fans shouldn't be freaking out over the team's lack of moves, what's left of the free agent market once they do start spending, two new international prospects worth keeping tabs on, reactions to Corey Kluber and Liam Hendriks signing elsewhere, and getting unblocked on Twitter.

Direct download: Ep_509.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:35pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Cleveland trading Francisco Lindor and what it means for the Twins, the latest on Nelson Cruz, the pros and cons of long-term contracts, another good reliever off the board, why the offseason is still dragging on so slowly, and why they can't remember your name. 

 
 
Direct download: Ep_508.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:51pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins signing Hansel Robles, the remaining free agent reliever market and how high they should be shooting, Luis Arraez trade speculation, Terry Ryan's promotion in Philadelphia, and the wisdom of long-term deals.

Direct download: Ep_507.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 3:49pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Fernando Romero going to Japan, Thad Levine not going to Philadelphia, Rocco Baldelli's new plan for Taylor Rogers and the Twins' bullpen, and the odds of a minor-league signing making an impact.

Direct download: Ep_506.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:25pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Minnesota Twins' affiliation with the St. Paul Saints finally becoming official, the other restructuring of the minor leagues, losing two players in the Rule 5 draft, trying to make sense of the Matt Wisler departure, and the latest on Nelson Cruz's contract talks.

Direct download: Ep_505.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:10pm EDT
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Aaron and John discuss the departure of Eddie Rosario, Trevor May, and Matt Wisler, the retention of Twins General Manager Thad Levine, and how the Twins might fit into a flush free agent shortstop market. 

Direct download: Ep_504_arb_deadline.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:22pm EDT
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Aaron and John explain why Eddie Rosario will probably not be a Minnesota Twin next week, other impacts of Wednesday's non-tender deadline, and a couple impact starting pitchers reportedly available in trades.

Direct download: Ep_503_Eddie.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:57pm EDT
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Aaron and John discuss the likelihood of Minnesota Twins re-signing Nelson Cruz, free agent options if they can't, and the implications of the St. Paul Saints becoming the Twins' AAA team.

Direct download: Ep_502_Big_Bats_and_Saints.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:21pm EDT
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Aaron and John look at the suddenly diminished free agent starting pitcher market, including NL Cy Young winner Trevor Bauer, and try to find who fits best for the Minnesota Twins.

Direct download: Ep_501_Free_Agent_Starting_Pitchers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:43pm EDT
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Aaron, John and Judi gather around the Gleeman family's kitchen table and talk growing up Gleeman, reminisce about the early days of the podcast, and talk a little Twins. 

Direct download: Ep_500_Aarons_Mom.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:51pm EDT
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Aaron and John discuss the Twins turning down Sergio Romo's option, two new bullpen additions, negotiations with Nelson Cruz, rewatching Game 163, the AL Central's managerial merry-go-round and Aaron's favorite night ever.

Direct download: Ep_499.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:05pm EDT
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Aaron and John dive into the Twins payroll situation for the 2021 season, discuss why it matters, and review their "Big Board" draft, including why Josh Donaldson didn't make their lists.

Direct download: Ep_498.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:43am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about their Twins MVP ballots, review their preseason AL Central over/under picks, and catch up on the playoffs and some offseason news.

Direct download: Ep_497_MVP_and_Over-Under.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:23pm EDT
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Aaron and John walk through each of the Twins' impending free agents and discuss whether or not a path exists in which they return to the team. 

Direct download: Ep_496_Free_Agent_Frenzy.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:18pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about another disappointing, early playoff exit for the Twins and go position-by-position through the lineup in search of a cure for 2021.

Direct download: FINAL_2020-10-3.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 3:24pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the final week of the regular season, wonder about the health of the Twins lineup, rank the quality of the postseason rotation, and reflect on Ron Gardenhire's Twins career.

Direct download: FINAL_2020-9-26.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 3:21pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' best and worst potential playoff matchups, if avoiding New York is the only thing that matters, Mitch Garver's return creating a catching debate, Josh Donaldson getting ejected after a homer, and the state of the rotation heading into the final week.

Direct download: Final_2020-09-19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:31pm EDT
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Aaron and John take over KFAN on a Saturday afternoon, revel in a strong start in the Cleveland series showdown, get excited about Kenta Maeda's ascension to staff ace, dissect a number of anticipated roster moves, and look at the Twins' postseason picture.

Direct download: FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 3:34pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about an up-and-down week that saw the Twins snap a long losing streak, go on a winning streak, welcome back Josh Donaldson, Byron Buxton, and Michael Pineda, and call up Brent Rooker and Willians Astudillo.

Direct download: FINAL_2020-09-06.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:43pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' worst week of the season, what to expect at the trade deadline, the lineup's shocking decline vs. left-handed pitching, Michael Pineda's return, the latest of many injury updates, and why the new playoff format might actually help save for the Twins.

Direct download: FINAL-2020-08-30.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:12pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins hanging onto first place despite never-ending injuries, this week's big series in Cleveland, Kenta Maeda's near no-hitter, Ryan Jeffers' unexpected debut, and Miguel Sano crushing the ball again.

Direct download: FINAL_MIX_2020-08-23.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:18pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Jose Berrios' struggles and the Twins' in-flux rotation, the strategy behind a surprising safety squeeze, how the Twins dramatically improved their defense, what to make of slow starts by Miguel Sano and Mitch Garver, and whether or not John Bonnes is a heartthrob.

Direct download: FINAL_2020-08-16.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:11pm EDT
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Aaron and John commiserate about the Twins four-game losing streak and count down the news that matters. 

Direct download: Gleeman__Geek_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:37pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins taking three out of four from Cleveland at Target Field, unexpectedly great pitching, a soft upcoming schedule, injuries starting to test the depth, and a navel-gazing discussion about the history of Twins blogging.

Direct download: final_2020-08-02.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:14pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' season-opening series win over the White Sox, preview the upcoming week against the Cardinals and Indians, marvel at the ageless Nelson Cruz, and imagine crazy scenarios about Dustin Morse tracking down home run balls.

Direct download: 2020-07-26_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:22pm EDT
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Aaron and John preview the AL Central by way of their annual over/under picks, plus the latest on Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton, Jake Odorizzi, Willians Astudillo, and the 30-man roster decisions with Opening Day right around the corner.

Direct download: Ep_484_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:23pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' advantages with the 60-game schedule, Rich Hill grunting his way into the rotation, hitters and pitchers both hating the robot ump, the surreal experience of games in an empty ballpark, Nelson Cruz's leadership skills, and returning to KFAN for another season.

Direct download: Episode_483.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:41pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the first few days of Twins summer camp, the decisions surrounding the 60-player pool, Miguel Sano and Willians Astudillo testing positive for COVID-19, Nelson Cruz's constant leadership, and the surreal experience of trying to cover baseball right now.

Direct download: Ep_482.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:40pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the return of baseball and the long-awaited start of the Twins' season, including 60-man squads, Miguel Sano's legal status, secondary camp in St. Paul, Gleeman vs. Baldelli, Michael Pineda's suspension, and the endless new details to know. For midweek shows, check out our patreon.com/gleeman. 

Direct download: Ep_481.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:17pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the latest "this is the week" for MLB's owner vs. player negotiations, the Twins' decision to remove Calvin Griffith's statue from Target Field, the Pohlad family changing their reputation for the better, and mailbag questions from listeners.

Direct download: Ep_480.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:53pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Aaron Sabato and the Twins' other picks in a very weird, very abbreviated MLB draft, plus a lengthy discussion about why it looks like there will be an MLB season despite the owners and players not agreeing to much of anything.

Direct download: Ep_479.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:14pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the rapidly closing window for a 2020 baseball season, how the Twins will approach a draft that is very different this year, Gophers star Max Meyer's chances of being a top-10 pick, and why the time for change is now.

Direct download: Ep_478.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 5:13pm EDT
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Aaron and John go in-depth about the numbers, stats, and metrics baseball uses to evaluate hitting, from OBP and SLG to WAR and Pythag, explaining the pros and cons of each, the history behind them, and why new things are often building off old concepts with added technology.

Direct download: Ep_477.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 4:27pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the details of MLB's plan for a 2020 season, whether the Twins would be helped or hurt by the proposed changes, Rich Hill's rehab status, how to sell a Michael Jordan rookie card, and mailbag questions from listeners.

Direct download: 2020-05-16_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:51pm EDT
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Join Aaron and John as they watch the second half of Game 6 of the 1991 World Series.

Watch along on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Gv0b1CTno0

Direct download: Ep_475.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 5:22pm EDT
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Join Aaron and John as they watch Game 6 of the 1991 World Series.

Watch along on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Gv0b1CTno0

Direct download: 200426_1322.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:19pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about actual Twins roster moves (sort of), a new view of the Buxton-for-Syndergaard rumors, a baseball season possibly starting soon in South Korea, and Aaron's stint as the Twins' baseball manager. 

Direct download: Ep_473.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT
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Aaron and John break down the announced agreement between MLB and the players' union and how it impacts the Twins, including when and where games might be played, how much players will get paid, who will become free agents and how the next MLB Draft will work. 

Direct download: Ep_472.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 2:18pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the odds of 2020 featuring zero games vs. games with no crowds vs. games with crowds, plus the search for toilet paper, how paychecks and service time will work, and whether the Twins are helped or hurt by a sprint instead of a marathon.

Direct download: Ep_471_Will_There_Be_A_Season.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:12pm EDT
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Aaron and John discuss the MLB shutdown and what is next.

Direct download: Ep_470_Oh_My.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 2:03pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' many team MVP candidates, Byron Buxton's comeback status, Eddie Rosario's self-aware future in Minnesota, Miguel Sano's work at first base, and Aaron's terrifying dental history.

Direct download: Ep_469.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:15pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' fifth-starter battle, staying healthy (knock on wood) in spring training, 13th pitcher and 13th hitter competitions, Uber with Al Newman, and dressing for the job you want.

Direct download: Ep_468_Boys_Are_Back_In_Town.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:17pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' least-replaceable players, Jose Berrios' spring debut, DMV trips, Fernando Romero's visa problems, analytics flowing freely, Josh Donaldson's over/under, and KFAN returns.

Direct download: Ep_467.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:34pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about their first week together covering Twins spring training in Fort Myers, including news about Josh Donaldson, Kenta Maeda, Byron Buxton, Marwin Gonzalez, Miguel Sano, and serial killers in Houston.

Direct download: Episode_466_from_spring_training.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the never-ending Brusdar Graterol drama, why the Red Sox are holding up a huge trade, Jose Berrios losing his arbitration case to the Twins, holding vs. selling prospects, and heading to spring training for podcasts in the sun.

Direct download: Ep_465_64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:03pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the pros, cons, and side effects of Brusdar Graterol shifting to the bullpen, trading Ryne Harper to make room for Josh Donaldson, Marwin Gonzalez's link to the 2017 Astros' cheating, feeling bad for Derek Shelton, and the value of being right in theory only.

Direct download: Ep_464_The_Brusdar_Graterol_Question.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 10:10pm EDT
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Aaron and John are live from Twins Daily's seventh annual Winter Meltdown event, with special guests Kent Hrbek, Trevor Plouffe, and 400 of our closest friends.

Direct download: Ep_463_Winter_Meltdown_Hrbek_Plouffe.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT
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Aaron and John revel in Josh Donaldson joining the Twins, search for the best Twins batting order, and marvel at the sign-stealing scandal.

Direct download: Ep_462_Donaldson_and_Lineup.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 2:18pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins signing Miguel Sano to a long-term extension, arbitration settlements with everyone except Jose Berrios, the latest on Josh Donaldson, the basics of the arbitration process, and a special clip from the Patreon podcast interview with Glen Perkins.

Direct download: Ep_461_Signing_Sano.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:09pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Josh Donaldson end game, what the rotation plan looks like after signing Rich Hill and Homer Bailey, year-end podcast numbers, the Twins' newest outside-the-box hire, going out for a birthday meal.

Direct download: Ep_460_Hill_and_Bailey_and_Donaldson.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:46pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about forming very strong opinions on a Twins offseason that isn't actually finished, the latest on Hyun-Jin Ryu and Josh Donaldson, which free agent contracts the Twins should have happily handed out, quotes people wish they could take back, and mailbag questions from listeners.

Direct download: Ep_459.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:22pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins coming up empty in their pursuit of "impact pitching" via free agency, shooting their final shot for Josh Donaldson, beefing up the bullpen with fan favorite Sergio Romo and BABIP god Tyler Clippard, losing out on Madison Bumgarner, whether the Indians or the White Sox are scarier, and a bonus clip of our Patreon-only interview with Dustin Morse. 

Direct download: Ep_458.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:09pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about what's left of the Twins' chances of signing a big-time free agent, what pivoting to the trade market for pitching help would entail, Eddie Rosario and Jake Cave trade rumors, getting scouting reports on middle relievers from drunk women in bars, and the war zone that is Twins Twitter.

Direct download: Episode_457.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:21pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins re-signing Michael Pineda, replacing Jason Castro with Alex Avila, and how they can stick the landing of a great offseason with Madison Bumgarner, Hyun-Jin Ryu, or a big trade.

Direct download: Ep_456_Pineda_Avila.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:54am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Kyle Gibson's unexpectedly big contract with the Rangers, how the C.J. Cron decision is much bigger than it looks, Derek Shelton and Jeremy Hefner becoming the latest ex-Twins coaches, and giving thanks for a great 2019 on and off the field.

Direct download: Ep_455.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:33pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' tough Rule 5 draft decisions, the future of Wander Javier, the White Sox pushing to make the AL Central a three-team race, signing away your entire career for $24 million, the pros and cons of C.J. Cron, and mailbag questions.

Direct download: GATGA_Ep_454.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:45pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Jake Odorizzi accepting the Twins' qualifying offer, the Astros' sign-stealing scandal, the ETA for the Twins' next big move, Rocco Baldelli winning Manager of the Year, and contract extensions for everyone.

Direct download: Ep_453.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:16pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Jake Odorizzi's big decision, trying to bring back Sergio Romo and Jason Castro, losing Kohl Stewart and Stephen Gonsalves, front office promotions, emailing with the mayor's wife, and big ideas for the infield corners.

Direct download: Ep_452.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:36pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the many paths the Twins can take to rebuild their rotation, saying goodbye to Sam Dyson, claiming Matt Wisler, how to approach the qualifying offer with Jake Odorizzi and Michael Pineda, and Derek Shelton remaining in limbo.

Direct download: ep_451.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:28pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins losing hitting coach James Rowson, Royce Lewis winning MVP of the Arizona Fall League, the team's most valuable long-term building blocks, what happened 28 years ago, and the making of playoff legacies.

Direct download: Ep_450.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 5:20pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about their preseason over/under bets, why the Twins need to finally take some risks, the less-juiced playoff baseball, Rocco Baldelli being nice at Brasa, and the Yankees losing to someone other than the Twins again.

Direct download: Ep_449.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 1:39pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the ALDS and its depressing end, and then set up the offseason with payroll, arbitration, and free agent decisions to come.

Direct download: Ep_448.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:17pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' ALDS Game 1 loss to the Yankees and the lead up to Game 2. 

For postgame episodes for Game 2, Game 3 and beyond, check out our midweek Patreon podcast at Patreon.com/Gleeman.

Direct download: Ep_447.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins winning the AL Central and look ahead to another playoff matchup against the New York Yankees.

Direct download: ep_446.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:25pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the state of the Twins' bullpen (good!) and rotation (bad!) heading into the playoffs, Ron Gardenhire playing a weird part in all of this, Nelson Cruz and Miguel Sano crushing in tandem, and what an ideal playoff lineup might look like.

Direct download: Ep_445.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' big series win in Cleveland, losing Michael Pineda and Byron Buxton for the season, Brusdar Graterol getting loose, Miguel Sano's knockout blow, and the latest on the Twins' many injured hitters.

Direct download: Ep_444.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:50pm EDT
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Aaron and John react in real time to the news of Michael Pineda's season-ending suspension, and also talk about potential playoff roster scenarios and the first game of the Cleveland series.

Direct download: EP_443.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 3:37pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins increasing their AL Central lead and shattering home run records, Brusdar Graterol's triple-digit debut, Byron Buxton's unexpected return, getting to know the September call-ups, and problems throughout the rotation.

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Direct download: Ep_442.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:14pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Jose Berrios' struggles, Byron Buxton's impending return, Brusdar Graterol's estimated time of arrival, Ryne Harper's demotion, another major injury for the Indians, what can be done to fix the Twins' defense, and tidbits from Thad Levine and Daniel Adler.

Direct download: Ep_441.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:50pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' impressive road trip, Sam Dyson's return and Brusdar Graterol's possible arrival, Jose Berrios' worrisome struggles, Marwin Gonzalez catching fire at the best time, Jorge Polanco's throwing errors, and the Phillie Phanatic lawsuit.

Direct download: Ep_440.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:23pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about a bad week at Target Field dragging the Twins into a tie with the Indians atop the AL Central, Nelson Cruz's ruptured wrist being "good news" somehow, the lineup setting all kinds of home run records, the wheels coming off the starting rotation, and Taylor Rogers running on fumes.

Direct download: Ep_439_Tied.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 7:31pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about what can or can't be done to prevent more Byron Buxton injuries, Sam Dyson's post-deadline implosion and injury, Devin Smeltzer making a case to stick around, our crushes on Nelson Cruz, the biggest week of games at Target Field since 2010, and blogging, fantasy, and gambling.

Direct download: Ep_438_Mommy_and_Daddy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:57pm EDT
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