Aaron and John discuss the Twins late season collapse, what it means for the future, and whether the Falvey/Levine regime has been a success or failure.

Direct download: Ep_596.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:05pm EDT

Aaron and John take stock of the Twins and their playoff chances just prior to the big five-game showdown versus the Guardians.

Direct download: Ep_595_High_Noon_in_Cleveland.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:26am EDT

Aaron and John talk about the Twins' series in New York and upcoming showdowns vs. Cleveland, Louie Varland's debut, Tyler Mahle's odd injury, Carlos Correa's first signature Twins moment, and why counting on help from injured players is always wishful thinking.

Direct download: Ep_594_Escape_from_New_York.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:05pm EDT

Aaron and John talk about another streaky week on the Twins rollercoaster, including the magic of Jhoan Duran, Tyler Mahle being ready to return, September call-ups Billy Hamilton and Austin Davis, Nick Gordon and Jake Cave as saviors, and what to make of Carlos Correa in clutch spots.

Direct download: September_Starts.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:26pm EDT

Aaron and John talk about the Minnesota Twins' first extended losing streak of the season, why the lineup has vanished at the worst possible time, injury updates on Byron Buxton and Tyler Mahle, and how the new MLB schedule will probably hurt the AL Central.

Direct download: Ep_592_Abandon_Ship.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:22am EDT

Aaron and John talk about Tyler Mahle's shoulder problems, why the Wild Card standings are now very relevant for the Twins, Sonny Gray and other starters the third time through lineups, missing Kyle Garlick, and Caleb Thielbar saving everyone's butts.

Direct download: Ep_591_Knocking_On_Wood.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:34am EDT

Aaron and John talk about the Twins falling out of first place, Rocco Baldelli's ejection, releasing Tyler Duffey but not Emilio Pagan, the need for Carlos Correa and veteran pitchers to produce, Alex Kirilloff's wrist surgery, and Byron Buxton's knee injury.

Direct download: Ep_590.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:53am EDT

Aaron and John talk about the Twins' deadline day trades for Tyler Mahle, Jorge Lopez, and Michael Fulmer, why giving Emilio Pagan and Tyler Duffey more chances to blow leads is a bad idea, the likely end of the Miguel Sano Era, and ever-ending outfield injuries.

Direct download: Ep_589_Going_For_It.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:03pm EDT

Aaron and John talk about the Twins' obvious need for pitching help at the trade deadline, the difference between good value and good players, how many current pitchers can be trusted in the playoffs, never-ending injuries knocking out Josh Winder, Bailey Ober and Jorge Alcala, and why no one actually wants to live in a $60,000 house.

Direct download: Ep_588_Will_They_or_Wont_They.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:58am EDT

Aaron and John frame the upcoming trade deadline season by going through both obscure and obvious trade targets for the Twins, such as Luis Castillo, Frankie Montas and David Robertson, and what it will cost the team.

Direct download: Ep_587_2022_Twins_Trade_Targets.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:23pm EDT

Aaron and John talk about the Twins ending the first half on a low note, the need for pitching help before the trade deadline, Ryan Jeffers' thumb surgery, Miguel Sano's ticking clock, and why Brooks Lee and Connor Prielipp were a best-case scenario on draft day.

Direct download: Ep_586_Limping_Into_The_Break.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:44pm EDT

Aaron and John discuss the Twins' growing divisional lead, the latest bullpen implosions, and how soon fans can expect some relief.

Direct download: Ep_585_Zen_and_the_Art_of_Bullpen_Patience.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:15am EDT

Aaron and John talk about the Twins' bullpen meltdowns in Cleveland, the shocking departure of pitching coach Wes Johnson for LSU, and why the need for more relief talent is a bigger issue than anything else.

Direct download: Ep_584_Bullpen_Blech.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:23am EDT

Aaron and John discuss how the Twins can "Find a Reliever," Byron Buxton's knee injury, and more about the "drunken bar fight" series versus Cleveland.

Direct download: Ep_583_First_Place_But.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:54am EDT

Aaron and John talk about the Twins' eight upcoming games vs. the Guardians, Royce Lewis' torn ACL and the future at shortstop, when Alex Kirilloff will return from crushing Triple-A, the domino effect of the rotation getting healthier, and how ready the world is to see more of John Bonnes dancing.

Direct download: Ep_582_Showdown_with_Cleveland.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:53am EDT

Aaron and John talk about the Twins-Yankees series, Byron Buxton breaking out of his slump in a huge way, the state of the bullpen, how close the rotation is to getting healthy, why the lineup is showing good signs against high-end pitchers, and Josh Donaldson's return to Minnesota.

 
 
Direct download: Ep_581_Damn_Yankees_2022_Edition.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:24am EDT

Aaron and John talk about the Twins' ugly series in Detroit, the unvaccinated players skipping the series in Toronto, Royce Lewis avoiding another worst-case scenario, and Jhoan Duran's role in the bullpen.

Direct download: Ep_580_Covid_and_Totonto_Trip.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:23am EDT

Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton's slump, the vibes in the Twins clubhouse, taking the long-term view with short-term decisions, Devin Smeltzer's place on the roster, and telling managers about promo codes.

Direct download: Ep_579_The_Gong_Show.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:19am EDT

Aaron and John talk about Carlos Correa returning, Royce Lewis being sent back to Triple-A, Byron Buxton getting days off, Alex Kirilloff trying to get right in St. Paul, and Chris Paddack having elbow surgery.

Direct download: Ep_578_Lewis_Buxton_and_Kirilloff.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:56am EDT

Aaron and John talk about Chris Paddack's elbow problem, Yennier Cano's debut, the Twins getting swept by the Astros, the roster having a Triple-A feel because of so many injuries, the odds of Royce Lewis sticking around, and Alex Kirilloff's struggles.

Direct download: Ep_577_Horse_Memes_and_Flushing_It.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:44am EDT

Aaron and John talk about the Twins' streak of one-run wins, Carlos Correa's injury and Royce Lewis' debut, Jose Miranda stepping in for Miguel Sano, Gilberto Celestino swimming instead of sinking, and Josh Winder and Jhoan Duran remaking the pitching staff on the fly.

Direct download: Ep_576.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:46pm EDT

Aaron and John talk about the Twins' rise to first place in the AL Central, Aaron's return from the injured list, Jose Miranda's big-league debut, Miguel Sano's knee injury, Jhoan Duran's first chance in the closer role, and how this team is starting to resemble the early 2000s version.

Direct download: Ep_575_First_Place_Seriously.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:49am EDT

Aaron and John talk about the Twins' ongoing hitting issues, Byron Buxton's return, Joe Ryan's slider, Nick Gordon's upside, Jhoan Duran's new bullpen role, and Lewis Thorpe's release.

Direct download: Ep_574_Throwing_Smoke_and_Slinging_Sliders.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:49am EDT

Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton's knee injury, Alex Kirilloff's wrist injury, Trevor Larnach's return to the majors, Jhoan Duran's future role, and Clayton Kershaw's perfect game that was never going to happen.

Direct download: Ep_573_Buxton_and_Kirilloff_Deja_Vu.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:28pm EDT

Aaron and John compare notes on the Minnesota Twins' opening weekend, including Byron Buxton's superhero origin story, the surprising trade of Taylor Rogers, and Gary Sanchez's redemption tour. 

Direct download: Ep_572_Opening_Weekend.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 9:47am EDT

Aaron and John evaluate the addition of Chris Archer, speculate on the Minnesota Twins' final roster moves, and then give their over/under picks on the American League teams, including the Twins' 2022 win total. 

Direct download: Ep_571_Season_Preview.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:59pm EDT

Aaron and John recap all things Carlos Correa, wonder if help is still coming for the Twins' rotation, and discuss other notes from spring training.

Direct download: Carlos_Correa_Arrives.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:42am EDT

Aaron and John (from Dublin!) recap a wild week of Twins moves, including trading away Josh Donaldson, Mitch Garver, and Chase Petty, and look ahead to the remaining moves that could/should be coming, from Trevor Story and Frankie Montas to uncertain pivot plans.

Direct download: Ep_569_Thats_what_the_money_is_for.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:02pm EDT

Aaron and John (live from a moving ferry!) talk about the long-awaited end of the MLB lockout, the upcoming start of the Twins' season, and the many changes to the CBA, big, small, and unintended.

Direct download: Ep_568_Play_Ball.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:16am EDT

Aaron and John (from Scotland!) talk about MLB canceling Opening Day, how the lockout puts Royce Lewis and the Twins in a tough spot, why the Rule 5 draft could be in jeopardy, and whether the Twins or the Timberwolves are ready to do more winning.

Direct download: Ep_567_Vainlla_Cupcake.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 2:52pm EDT

Aaron and John revert back to their normal roles while evaluating the potential delay of the MLB season, weigh options for an extended postseason, and discuss the Twins' prospects who are getting extra attention this year in spring training. 

Direct download: Ep_566_Teachers_Pets_and_Ticking_Clocks.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:35am EDT

Aaron and John talk about a critical week for CBA negotiations, the 10th anniversary and initial reaction to Twins Daily, how underdogs win championships too, and variations in Twins' prospect rankings.

Direct download: Ep_565_Baseball_Soon.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:53am EDT

Aaron and John review ZIPS' projections for the AL Central, discuss Byron Buxton's career path and wonder how close we are to spring training. 

Direct download: Ep_564_Projecting_the_AL_Centralv2.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:05pm EDT

Aaron and John take The Athletic's Twins fan survey and review the results, plus talk about the signings of Tim Beckham and Daniel Robertson.

Direct download: Ep_563_Taking_the_Minnesota_Twins_Fan_Survey.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:14am EDT

Aaron and John discuss David Ortiz's election into MLB's Hall of Fame, what offseason starting pitching trades look like, the rhetoric surrounding a nerd being named the Vikings new GM, and why Aaron is once again excited about an in-person event. 

Direct download: Ep_562.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:56am EDT

Aaron and John discuss the additions of Cesar Tovar, Ron Gardenhire and Dan Gladden to the Twins Hall of Fame, along with where "prospects plus" rank in the prospect hierarchy and the disturbing lack of absolutes present in following a career path.

Direct download: Ep_561.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:06pm EDT

Aaron and John discuss Aaron's rankings of the Twins' 40 top prospects. 

Direct download: Ep_560_Twins_Top_Prospects.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:55am EDT

Aaron and John talk about the Twins' best path to building a better bullpen, the New York Times buying The Athletic and what it means, and why so many starter prospects become relievers. 

Direct download: Ep_559.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:14pm EDT

Aaron and John compile clips of their favorite Patreon podcast interviews with Glen Perkins, Parker Hageman, Patrick Reusse, Dan Hayes, and Betsy Helfand.

For access to the full Patreon podcast archive, subscribe here: patreon.com/gleeman

Direct download: Ep_558_Best_of_Patron_Interviews.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:01pm EDT

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