Aaron and John talk about Joe Ryan avoiding a serious injury, Andrelton Simmons not being allowed into Canada, how this year's team compares to 1990 and 1986, Ryan Jeffers vs. Mitch Garver at catcher, and the 100th version of the same conversation about Miguel Sano.

Direct download: Ep_544.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:26pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Joe Ryan's first impression, Nick Gordon's future role, Jovani Moran's upside, Byron Buxton's power display, and the difference between tanking and just being really bad.

Direct download: Ep_543.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:28am EDT
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Aaron and John discuss Kenta Maeda's Tommy John surgery, Joe Ryan's debut, Randy Dobnak's return, the Twins' offseason payroll situation, and how all of the above impacts the rebuild of the team's starting rotation. 

Direct download: Ep_542.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:25pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton's return, Kenta Maeda's elbow surgery and where it leaves the 2022 rotation, Joe Ryan's odds of being a September call-up, Josh Donaldson's impossible task, and Miguel Sanó doing it again.

Direct download: Ep_541.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:02am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' winning ways predictably coming to an end vs. the Yankees, Trevor Larnach's demotion, Kenta Maeda's latest injury, Byron Buxton's impending return, the end of Bonnes' month-long road trip, and Joe Ryan's post-trade debut.  

Direct download: Ep_540.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:14am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins winning three straight series vs. first-place teams, Nelson Cruz being back weirdly soon, Byron Buxton's impending return, the 1991 World Series team reunion, Michael Pineda's injury, and why Andrelton Simmons is still on the roster.

Direct download: Ep_539.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:15pm EDT
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John joins Aaron from his baseball road trip in Houston, and the two discuss Jorge Polanco's resurgence, the Twins' decisions around veteran and rookie playing time, Josh Donaldson's injury status, and MLB's ratings and streaming problems.

Direct download: Ep_538_Live_From_Houston.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:41am EDT
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Aaron and John discuss the Twins' trade deadline moves, including trading away Jose Berrios, and what it means for the future of the team.

Direct download: Ep_537.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:14pm EDT
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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, 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 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 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 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 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 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 Miguel Sano's return from the disabled list, the Twins trading Phil Hughes in a deal that had very little to do with Phil Hughes, Byron Buxton looking lost and hurt, Fernando Romero's great first five starts, Chris Carter and Nick Gordon joining Triple-A Rochester, and the brutal nature of walk-off losses. Sponsored by Billoto's Sauce, Sota Stick, Rover & Away Travel.

Direct download: Ep_370.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:43pm EDT
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Aaron and John answer questions from listeners about Kennys Vargas, Joe Mauer, Wikipedia pages, A.J. Pierzynski, superhero movies, The Last Jedi, traveling to Brazil, underrated moves, Stephen Gonsalves, Fernando Romero, and the Jorge Polanco of 2018. Sponsored by Pick and Shovel and by RxBar.

Direct download: Ep_350_Mega_Mailbag.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins optimism surrounding signing Yu Darvish, a summer of the Fernando Rodney Experience, the future-oriented baseball deal for Michael Pineda, the Twins gains and losses in MLB Rule 5 draft and their secret admirers in the Nippon Ham Fighters front office.  Sponsored by Sota Stick Co

Direct download: Ep_348_Fernando_Rodney_Is_Friday_Night_Pizza.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:42pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about 40-man roster additions and unprotected prospects, a couple of juicy baseball trade rumors for young aces, the Minnesota Twins' history in the Rule 5 MLB draft, targeting contract extensions for Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, and more, what to do with Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer after next season, payroll optimism and pessimism, Jason Castro one year later, and remembering Terry Doyle.

Direct download: Ep_345_Protected_Prospects_and_Extension_Candidates.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:20pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Ron Gardenhire's return to the AL Central with the Tigers, the Twins' pitching coach search, their Friday night activities, Baseball America editor-in-chief John Manuel joining the Twins' scouting department, betting on Nick Blackburn, plugging books and handbooks, Delmon Young's clean slate in Australia, and the results of the preseason AL West over/under picks.

Direct download: Episode_340The_Return_of_Gardy.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT
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Aaron and John react to the Twins manager Paul Molitor's contract extension, preview how much the Twins will have to spend this offseason, debate Brian Dozier's future with the Twins, and discuss whether or not Miguel Sano should play third base next year.

Direct download: Episode_339_Molitor_Extension_and_Twins_Payroll.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:54pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about whether anything can be learned from the Wild Card game, John's trip to New York, the rumors and reports about an extension for Paul Molitor, and setting up the offseason, all from the Rock 4 Rescues event at Sociable Cider Werks.

Direct download: Episode_337_Whats_up_with_Molitor.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:22pm EDT
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Aaron and Eric Nordquist recap the Twins' loss to the Yankees and take calls, including one from John Bonnes in New York.

Direct download: kfxn-407.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:49am EDT
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Aaron and John preview the Minnesota Twins' Wild Card game versus the New York Yankees.

Direct download: Ep_336_Twins_vs_Yankees.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins being on the verge of a playoff spot, lining up the rotation for New York, buying playoff tickets, the long journey from 59-103 to the postseason, Paul Molitor's job status, the biggest improvements in Twins history, choosing a Wild Card game roster, ugly WPA numbers vs. the Yankees, and mailbag questions from listeners.

Direct download: Episode_335_Magic_Number.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:34pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins re-taking the Wild Card lead, Trevor Hildenberger and Matt Belisle stepping up, ending an era of Royals baseball, Byron Buxton's ongoing hand problems, Ehire Adrianza's surprising pop, vintage Joe Mauer, late-night scoreboard watching, and Robbie Grossman at the bottom of the lineup.

Direct download: Ep_333_Frontrunners.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:42am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins entering September with the Wild Card in their sights, a missed opportunity against the Royals, Byron Buxton's miracle recovery, Jorge Polanco's crazy power surge, Joe Mauer hitting like the old days, Kyle Gibson getting everyone's hopes up again, Joe Nathan's retirement, and the new analytics hire.

Direct download: 9-3_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:34pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton's monster game, Kyle Gibson pulling everyone back in, the pillow fight that is the second Wild Card spot, last-minute trade options, September call-ups, Miguel Sano's injury and bad columnists, the dangers of foul balls with Bye, Goff, and Rohde, and Jason Castro's concussion.

Direct download: 827_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:02pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the maturation of the Twins' young lineup, their soft schedule coming up, Byron Buxton's transformation, the buzzkill around Miguel Sano's injury, Glen Perkins' return, Mitch Garver replacing an injured Robbie Grossman, looking stylish with Bombfell, Andy MacPhail and Michael Cuddyer going into the Twins' Hall of Fame, and potential August waiver trades.

Direct download: 820_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:59pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' surge back into contention, including an ugly speed bump Saturday in Detroit, plus the post-Brandon Kintzler bullpen, Eddie Rosario and Miguel Sano trending in opposite directions, Paul Molitor's decision-making, Brian Dozier in the leadoff spot, Royce Lewis' quick promotion, Byron Buxton's last half-season, RXBAR making us feel less out of shape, Bartolo Colon being in command again, and time traveling in the name of romance.

Direct download: 2017-08-12_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:26pm EDT
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Twins general manager Thad Levine sat down for an interview with Aaron at Target Field for the Baseball Prospectus event, followed by a roundtable discussion with Aaron, John, Parker Hageman, and Nick Nelson. Plus marveling at Bartolo Colon's complete game, assessing the trade deadline decisions a week later, thinking about Paul Molitor's job security, and putting Zack Granite's Hall of Fame case on hold, presented by Brady Mason.

Direct download: Aug_6_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:47pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' trade deadline, including moves that were made (Brandon Kintzler, Jaime Garcia) and moves that weren't (Ervin Santana, Brian Dozier), all while gorging themselves at Iron Door Pub.

Direct download: Episode_326_Trade_Deadline_2017.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:29pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the short but sweet Jaime Garcia era, the odds of Brandon Kintzler, Ervin Santana, and Brian Dozier also being on the move, what to expect from prospects Zack Littell and Dietrich Enns, the collapse of Taylor Rogers, Eddie Rosario's future role, building a statue of Zack Granite, MLB's latest lawsuit with Bye, Goff, and Rhode, and trading John Ryan Murphy for Gabriel Moya.

Direct download: 730_GATG_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:09pm EDT
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Aaron and guest co-host Parker Hageman talk about the Jaime Garcia trade that wasn't, Byron Buxton's return and what it means for Zack Granite, Glen Perkins working his way back, the pros and cons of Bartolo Colon, Jorge Polanco's shrinking role, Brent Rooker's quick promotion, and hitting the ball 600 feet.

Direct download: 721_whole.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:04pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Bartolo Colon's upcoming Twins debut, Byron Buxton's injury and the domino effect on the defense, whether the Twins should be buying or selling at the trade deadline, Brandon Kintzler and Taylor Rogers saving the bullpen, Zack Granite's short-term opportunity, Ervin Santana's crazy numbers, the 1987 team reunion and matching shirt from Pick and Shovel Wear, and beer vs. burgers after the St. Paul Saints event.

Direct download: 716FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:23pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins signing Bartolo Colon and calling up Zack Granite, review the Twins' first half by picking team MVPs, biggest disappointments, and biggest surprises, plus go over which prospects might get the call in the second half, Byron Buxton's amazing sprint home, break down Angel Hernandez's lawsuit with Bye, Goff, and Rhode, and what to do with Jorge Polanco.

Direct download: 79_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:08pm EDT
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Aaron and John record a special midweek episode to check in on the Twins' prospects, breaking down the good, the bad, and the ugly of their first halves and examining which players might be shopped for MLB help at the trade deadline. Recorded over beers at Lynlake Brewery.

Direct download: Episode_321_Midseason_Prospects_Check-in.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:55am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' never-ending pitching problems, falling into a second-place tie with the Royals, how much longer the leash is for Hector Santiago, Thad Levine's quotes about the Twins' trade deadline approach, investing $3 million in 16-year-old Jelfry Marte, Kyle Gibson vs. Jered Weaver, and the latest changes to Byron Buxton's swing.

Direct download: 72_part_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:23pm EDT
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Aaron and John host 100 Twins fans at Tin Whiskers and discuss:


6 – the new importance of Paul Molitor’s game-time decisions
21 – Our Last Fan Standing Game: which big time MLB players crushed the Twins?
33 – Zach Granite’s path to the Twins roster
38 – for which Twins player does our heart overrule our head?
42 – Berrios’ chances of being named and All-Star
53 – our three favorite Twins all-time
58 – the long-term plan with the outfield
60 – Robbie Grossman as trade bait
63 – Byron Buxton’s value if he never hits above .220.

Direct download: Episode_319_Tuesday_Taproom_Tour_-_Tin_Whiskers.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:36pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins sweeping the Indians and re-taking first place, the tough upcoming schedule giving little time to celebrate, spending over slot to sign the draft class, getting to know Alan Busenitz and Trevor Hildenberger, the legalities of the Indians' mascot with Bye, Goff, and Rhode, the status of Hector Santiago and Phil Hughes, and LaTroy Hawkins being a breath of fresh air on the Twins' television broadcast.

Direct download: GATG_06_25_17_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:17pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Indians sweeping the Twins out of first place, recapping the Twins' draft and no. 1 pick Royce Lewis signing for $6.7 million, Byron Buxton's underappreciated defense, in-house options to address the Twins' growing rotation and bullpen problems, Eddie Rosario putting the Zach Granite talk on hold, and Jorge Polanco vs. Eduardo Escobar.

Direct download: GATG_06_18_17_Final.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:17pm EDT
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In a special midweek show, Aaron and John dissect the Twins' draft picks and draft strategy, beginning with no. 1 overall pick Royce Lewis and the outrage that followed, plus Brent Rooker, Landon Leach, and Blayne Enlow, all while visiting Sisyphus Brewing.

Direct download: Episode_316_Draft_DRAFT_DRAFT.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:40am EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins trying to decide on Hunter Greene, Brendan McKay, Kyle Wright, or Royce Lewis for the no. 1 pick, Nik Turley's debut, Eddie Rosario walking onto thin ice, the bullpen being both bad and not as bad as it looks, and Ervin Santana and Jose Berrios versus the rest of the rotation.

Direct download: FINAL_611.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:48pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the state of the Twins' bullpen and their future options, Kennys Vargas' demotion and Robbie Grossman's ascension, the five-year anniversary of the 2012 draft, Glen Perkins' comeback status, skipping Kyle Gibson, using "VOTESANO" at PickAndShovelWear.com, and mailbag questions from listeners.

Direct download: FINAL_64.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:20pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' view from atop the AL Central division, the increasingly shaky back of the rotation with Phil Hughes hurt and Kyle Gibson struggling again, debating whether Tyler Duffey deserves another shot to start, weird Ervin Santana trade rumors, Miguel Sano's cold stretch, Nick Burdi and J.T. Chargois falling off the bullpen radar, more Hunter Greene vs. Brendan McKay draft speculation, 

Direct download: GATG_052817_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:09pm EDT
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Aaron and John are joined by 100 listeners are hosted at 612 Brew for our Tuesday Taproom Tour. We watch Ervin Santana throw a 2-hit shutout, answer audience questions, sing along to a tuba, and play a new "Last Fan Standing" game. 

Direct download: Episode_312_Tuesday_Taproom_Tour_at_612_Brew.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Jose Berrios' dominant 11-strikeout start, rainouts and doubleheaders making life difficult for the Twins' pitching staff, Robbie Grossman's on-base skills and overall role, Kennys Vargas' pinch-hit homer, the Twins' young lineup and prospect breakthroughs, how to save $20 on Twins tickets with SeatGeek, what is now a three-way battle for the no. 1 pick, and why Miguel Sano's batting average on balls in play is both good and bad.

Direct download: Ep_311_Rain_Rain_Go_Away.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 10:06pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Jose Berrios' excellent return to the Twins' rotation, Danny Santana going to Atlanta, Michael Tonkin sticking around at Triple-A, over-working Brandon Kintzler because of a shaky setup corps, upgrading our wardrobe with Bombfell, John Bonnes and Miguel Sano both celebrating birthdays, and the state of superhero movies.

Direct download: GTAG_050724_FINAL.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:07pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about an up and down week for the Twins, pushing Kyle Gibson, Danny Santana, and Michael Tonkin off the roster, what the time is for Jose Berrios to get a chance, a new rumored name in the MLB draft, Joe Mauer's clutch hitting, how you can win a Michael Cuddyer autographed official baseball from PickAndShovelWear.com and to whom the Twins will turn next for their rotation.

Direct download: GTAG_050717_COMPLETE.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:16pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about the Twins' winning April, Miguel Sano's breakout season, Byron Buxton's small steps in the right direction, Joe Mauer's ongoing decline, the impact of a vastly improved defense, class-action concussion lawsuits with Tracy Tool and Bob Parsons of Bye, Goff and Rhode, recapping the first Tuesday Taproom Tour event, and putting J.T. Chargois call-up plans on hold, all presented by the Minnesota Corn Growers

Direct download: GG430Combined.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:23pm EDT
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Aaron and John are joined by 100 listeners at Northgate Brewing to watch the Twins thump the Rangers, answer Twins questions and generally mess around. Whether you attended the event or just listened to the podcast, we would love your feedback on this episode.

Direct download: Ep_307_Tuesday_Taproom_Tour_at_Northgate.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:40am EDT
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Aaron and guest co-host Parker Hageman return to KFAN and talk about the Twins looking more and more like the bad team many expected, Byron Buxton's ongoing struggles, swapping Adalberto Mejia for Kennys Vargas, Hunter Greene vs. Brendan McKay for the no. 1 pick, choosing the wrong Korean league slugger, and an eye for an eye, all sponsored by the Minnesota Corn Growers.

Direct download: Twins_Weekly_423.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:18pm EDT
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Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton's extreme struggles, Miguel Sano's walks-and-homer show, chef Jeff's duck pastrami salad at Iron Door Pub, raising eyebrows at the Twins' pitching and especially Phil Hughes, detailing some not-so-minor injuries down on the farm, remind you to hang out with them and Twins general manager Thad Levine, and interrupt a potential date, all sponsored by the Minnesota Corn Growers.

Direct download: Episode_305_Hey_Girl.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 11:04pm EDT
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