Gleeman and The Geek - An Unauthorized Minnesota Twins Podcast

By Aaron Gleeman and John Bonnes

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Episode Date
Episode 487: Rolled by the Royals

Aaron and John commiserate about the Twins four-game losing streak and count down the news that matters. 

Aug 10, 2020
Episode 486: Crushing Cleveland

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.

Aug 03, 2020
Episode 485: Beating Up the White Sox

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.

Jul 27, 2020
Episode 484: Sano, Buxton, and Over/Unders

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.

Jul 20, 2020
Episode 483: Schedules, Scrimmages, and Screams

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.

Jul 12, 2020
Episode 482: Ready Or Not ... Baseball!

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.

Jul 05, 2020
Episode 481: Baseball Is Back

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 

Jun 28, 2020
Episode 480: Do The Right Thing

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.

Jun 21, 2020
Episode 479: Draft Day and Divvying Dollars

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.

Jun 14, 2020
Episode 478: The Time Is Now

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.

Jun 07, 2020
Episode 477: Baseball Stats 101

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.

May 24, 2020
Episode 476: MLB's Plan To Start The Season

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.

May 16, 2020
Episode 475: Game 6 — Kirby's Home Run

Join Aaron and John as they watch the second half of Game 6 of the 1991 World Series.

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May 03, 2020
Episode 474: Game 6 — The Catch

Join Aaron and John as they watch the first half of 1991's World Series Game 6. Watch along here:

Apr 26, 2020
Episode 473: Alternate Realities

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. 

Apr 05, 2020
Episode 472: Why Everybody Wants To Play

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. 

Mar 29, 2020
Episode 471: Will There Be A Season?

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.

Mar 22, 2020
Episode 470: Now What?

Aaron and John discuss the MLB shutdown and what is next.

Mar 15, 2020
Episode 469: Choose Your Twins MVP

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.

Mar 07, 2020
Episode 468: The Boys Are Back In Town

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.

Feb 29, 2020
Episode 467: This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us

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.

Feb 24, 2020
Episode 466: Best Twins Team Since [Blank]

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.

Feb 16, 2020
Episode 465: Midnight Plane To Florida

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.

Feb 08, 2020
Episode 464: The Brusdar Graterol Question

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.

Jan 31, 2020
Episode 463: Winter Meltdown 2020 with Kent Hrbek and Trevor Plouffe

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.

Jan 26, 2020
Episode 462: The Best Lineup In Baseball?

Aaron and John revel in Josh Donaldson joining the Twins, search for the best Twins batting order, and marvel at the sign-stealing scandal.

Jan 19, 2020
Episode 461: Signing Sano

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.

Jan 11, 2020
Episode 460: Hill and Bailey (and Donaldson?)

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.

Jan 04, 2020
Episode 459: End of Year Deep Thoughts

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.

Dec 29, 2019
Episode 458: Donaldson or Bust?

Aaron and John talk about the Twins shooting their final shots for Hyun-Jin Ryu and 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. 

Dec 22, 2019
Episode 457: Shrinking Options and Backup Plans

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.

Dec 14, 2019
Episode 456: Pineda and Avila (and Bumgarner?)

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.

Dec 06, 2019
Episode 455: Gibson, Cron, and Poached Coaches

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.

Dec 01, 2019
Episode 454: Three-Team Race?

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.

Nov 24, 2019
Episode 453: The Return of Odorizzi

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.

Nov 17, 2019
Episode 452: Odorizzi's Big Decision

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.

Nov 10, 2019
Episode 451: The Pitching Plan

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.

Nov 02, 2019
Episode 450: Re-Drafting the Future

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.

Oct 27, 2019
Episode 449: Gambling and Risk Taking

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.

Oct 20, 2019
Episode 448: Season Ends, Offseason Begins

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.

Oct 12, 2019
Episode 447: ALDS Game 1

Aaron and John talk about the Twins' ALDS Game 1 loss to the Yankees and the lead up to Game 2. 

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Oct 05, 2019
Episode 446: Yankees Week

Aaron and John talk about the Twins winning the AL Central and look ahead to another playoff matchup against the New York Yankees.

Sep 28, 2019
Episode 445: Playoff Pitching

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.

Sep 24, 2019
Episode 444: In the Driver's Seat

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.

Sep 16, 2019
Episode 443: The Pineda Bomb

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.

Sep 07, 2019
Episode 442: Expanded Rosters and Expanded Leads

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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Sep 01, 2019
Episode 441: Berrios, Buxton, and Brusdar

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.

Aug 25, 2019
Episode 440: Road Warriors

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.

Aug 18, 2019
Episode 439: Tied

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.

Aug 11, 2019
Episode 438: Mommy and Daddy Are Fighting Again

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.

Aug 04, 2019
Episode 437: Sergio Romo and the Next Move

Aaron and John talk about the Twins' trade for reliever Sergio Romo, what's next between now and the trade deadline, recovering from the Yankees by beating up the White Sox, resetting the AL Central race, Byron Buxton's triumphant return, Nelson Cruz's three-homer game, and losing faith in the Twins' rotation.

Jul 28, 2019
Episode 436: Slipping Away?

Aaron and John talk about the Indians closing the gap on the Twins, the lineup's frustrating lack of clutch hits, wholesale changes in the bullpen, Marcus Stroman rumors and other trade deadline speculation, Rocco Baldelli micro-managing when things get tense, and the boys from discussing an umpire's lawsuit against MLB.

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Jul 21, 2019
Episode 435: Trade Target Deep Dive

Aaron and John talk about every possible impact trade the Twins could make, matching up with Cleveland to start the second half, creating a super Mitch Garver, Miguel Sano's turnaround, Luis Arraez's emergence, and how much bullpen one Taylor Rogers can carry.

Jul 13, 2019
Episode 434: Now It's A Fight

Aaron and John talk about the state of the Twins heading into the All-Star break with a 5.5-game lead, injuries for Jake Odorizzi, C.J. Cron, and Eddie Rosario, LaMonte Wade's very brief edge over Jake Cave, whether there's any reason to have faith in Adalberto Mejia, and highlighting a possible under-the-radar trade target.

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Jul 07, 2019
Episode 433: Aussies and All-Stars

Aaron and John talk about Lewis Thorpe's promising debut, all the Twins being snubbed for the All-Star game, Miguel Sano making adjustments on the fly, Eddie Rosario being the latest injury to keep the lineup from being whole, giving James Rowson a raise, and ghosting someone at a funeral.

Jun 30, 2019
Episode 432: Chasing Aces

Aaron and John talk about the Twins' first truly bad week, five ace starters the Twins could (and should) pursue at the trade deadline, adding Cody Allen on a minor-league deal, Miguel Sano's highs and lows, injuries reshaping the lineup, and being careful what you wish for.

Jun 23, 2019
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Jun 18, 2019
Episode 431: Mauer, Power, and Bullpen

Aaron and John talk about Joe Mauer weekend at Target Field, the latest batch of absurd Twins hitting numbers, another week spent thinking ahead to bullpen trades, the Twins' remaining schedule, sports betting and wearables, and Rocco Baldelli vs. Tom Kelly.

Jun 17, 2019
Episode 430: Announcements (and Astudillo)

Aaron and John announce big show news, say goodbye (for now) to Willians Astudillo, and talk about missing out on Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel, Byron Buxton's latest jaw-dropping highlight, Max Kepler's three-homer game, Keoni Cavaco and the Twins' draft class, and potential playoff matchups.

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Jun 09, 2019
Episode 429: Inviting Kimbrel and Keuchel to the Party

Aaron and John talk about the Twins lapping the AL Central, whether the Twins should be in the mix for Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel, if it's crazy to focus on the playoffs when making midseason moves, Miguel Sano and Mitch Garver returning, Nelson Cruz being on the verge of a return, Byron Buxton doing Byron Buxton things, and what to make of Devin Smeltzer.

Jun 02, 2019
Episode 428: Bomba

Aaron is attending a wedding in an apple orchard, so John is joined by Parker Hageman of Twins Daily. They talk about the the source of the Twins power surge, breakthroughs in the Twins attendance, the impace of Rocco Baldelli on the organization, how this year compares to the 2001 Twins season, and whether Joe Mauer's $23 million expiring contract is a key factor in this season's success. 

May 26, 2019
Episode 427: Next Man Up

Aaron and John talk about Nelson Cruz and Mitch Garver getting hurt, Miguel Sano and Willians Astudillo taking their place, calling up Luis Arraez for the first time, demoting Trevor Hildenberger to Triple-A, killing the win, saying goodbye to Addison Reed, and Byron Buxton's spot in the batting order.

May 19, 2019
Episode 426: The Best Record In Baseball

Aaron and John talk about the Twins boasting the best record in baseball, Willians Astudillo's return, Miguel Sano's impending return, what to do about a struggling Trevor Hildenberger, Mitch Garver refusing to stop, smart ideas to improve Target Field attendance, and breaking down the Twins' vastly improved defense.

May 12, 2019
Episode 425: Live At First Draft

Aaron and John do a live podcast with 150-plus listeners and special guest Tyler George at First Draft Taproom and Kitchen.

May 09, 2019
Episode 424: Are The Twins For Real?

Aaron and John talk about the Twins making it through hell week with a winning record, Miguel Sano nearing a comeback, Martin Perez's magical cutter, the unique nature of the rebuilt lineup, Rocco Baldelli learning how to manage a bullpen on the fly, and Mitch Garver's pitch-framing improvement.

May 05, 2019
Episode 423: Homers, Homers, Homers

Aaron and John talk about the Twins' record-shattering power numbers, preparing for one of the toughest weeks of the season, Willians Astudillo going on the injured list, Matt Magill returning to the bullpen, Justin Morneau vs. Bert Blyleven, and how the bullpen could evolve from weakness to strength.

Apr 28, 2019
Episode 422: Bashing Baltimore and Considering Kimbrel

Aaron and John talk about the Twins' fireworks show in Baltimore, debating the merits of pursuing Craig Kimbrel, Byron Buxton's doubles spree, Trevor Hildenberger the fire-fighter, Francisco Lindor rejoining the Indians, and spies reporting on John Bonnes in the wild.

Apr 21, 2019
Episode 421: Tigers and Tiger

Aaron and John talk about getting bumped by Tiger Woods, the end of constant off days on the Twins' schedule, big changes up and down the lineup, making sense of a three-headed catching monster, Tyler Austin's new home, embarrassing Donkey Kong skills, 612 Brew beers, and the latest injury updates on Miguel Sano, Addison Reed, and Matt Magill.

Apr 14, 2019
Episode 420: All Astudillo, All The Time

Aaron and John return to the radio and talk about the ever-growing legend of Willians Astudillo, early impressions of Rocco Baldelli, Tyler Austin's brief stay on the roster, Byron Buxton's promising start, Michael Pineda showing big-time stuff, and joining the Costco world.

Apr 07, 2019
Episode 419: Tuesday Taproom Tour at Able Brewery

Aaron and John talk Twins and watch a 5-4 Twins win with 100-plus listeners at Able Brewery.

Apr 03, 2019
Episode 418: Opening Day

Aaron and John record half the show before the Twins' home opener and half the show after the Twins' home opener, with a great day of baseball in between.

Mar 29, 2019
Episode 417: Minnesota Twins 2019 Season Preview

Aaron and John preview the Minnesota Twins' 2019 season, make their over/under bets for the Twins and the rest of the AL Central, react to the Twins' late roster moves, and announce this year's Tuesday Taproom Tour.

Mar 25, 2019
Episode 416: Over/Under 2019

Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton's hot spring, Max Kepler and Jorge Polanco atop the lineup, Tyler Austin vs. C.J. Cron, and previewing the AL East and AL West using Vegas' over/under numbers.

Mar 19, 2019
Episode 415: Baby Cakes

Aaron and John talk about Miguel Sano's latest setback and Marwin Gonzalez having his first problem to fix, Willians Astudillo's rising odds to make the Opening Day roster, Martin Perez throwing 105 mph (give or take), drinking beer and eating burgers at Invictus Brewing, and selling 22,000 words for five bucks.

Mar 10, 2019
Episode 414: Escape From Fort Myers

Aaron and John talk about first impressions of Rocco Baldelli, how Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton can't win for losing, Michael Pineda's expectations, "losing" Zack Granite, signing Craig Kimbrel versus signing Jim Pohlad, drinking beer at Chapel Brewing, and finding a reason to keep Willians Astudillo.  

Mar 03, 2019
Episode 413: Marwin Gonzalez

Aaron and John talk about the Twins signing super-utility man Marwin Gonzalez for $21 million, how to view an offseason that's half full and half empty, what Gonzalez's arrival means for Jake Cave, Willians Astudillo, and Ehire Adrianza, the bullpen breakdown and trusting Matt Magill, Ervin Santana's return to the AL Central, and what options are left for the Twins to actually add some pitching help.

Feb 24, 2019
Episode 412: Live from Fort Myers! (and Minneapolis)

Aaron and John talk about one of them being in Fort Myers for Twins spring training, contract extensions for Jorge Polanco and Max Kepler, the odds of Jose Berrios soon joining the extension club, news that Fernando Romero is headed to the bullpen, Miguel Sano showing up in better shape, and Rocco Baldelli's timeline for turning this thing around.

Feb 17, 2019
Episode 411: Projections and Objections

Aaron and John talk about the Twins' PECOTA projections, expectations on Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton, signing Lucas Duda, payroll theories, buying into Willians Astudillo, and the intrigue of minor-league deals. Sponsored by Barrel Theory, Native, and Pick and Shovel.

Feb 10, 2019
Episode 410: Runnin' Red-Ass

Aaron and John talk about Rocco Baldelli vs. Paul Molitor, Miguel Sano vs. Byron Buxton, Tyler Austin vs. Fernando Romero, attendance vs. television revenue, and a musical throwback.

Jan 31, 2019
Episode 409: Winter Meltdown 2019 (with Michael Cuddyer)

Live from Twins Daily's sixth annual Winter Meltdown event, with special guests Michael Cuddyer, Dan Hayes, Betsy Helfand, Do-Hyoung Park, Nick Nelson, and 400 of our closest friends.

Jan 27, 2019
Episode 408: Perez and Payroll

Aaron and John talk about the Twins signing Martin Perez just seconds before the show started, the nearly empty free agent reliever shelves, why the Twins' lack of spending should leave fans disappointed, returning to KFAN for another season on the radio, selling out the Winter Meltdown, and Willians Astudillo finishing runner-up to Delmon Young. 

Jan 20, 2019
Episode 407: Blake Parker and the Surprise Guest

Aaron and John talk about Blake Parker joining the Twins' bullpen, Miguel Sano and Willians Astudillo making winter ball headlines, announcing Michael Cuddyer as the Winter Meltdown special guest, arbitration settlements, Brian Dozier's new home, and the earliest over/under lines. Sponsored by Away Travel & Harry's Razors.

Jan 13, 2019
Episode 406: Bubble Butts and Sound Effects

Aaron and John talk about projecting Nelson Cruz, the shrinking reliever market, games by Robert Kasak, Adalberto Mejia's odds of snagging a rotation spot, Ron Gardenhire's anniversary, losing Aaron Slegers, and mailbag questions from listeners. Sponsored by Simple Contacts, Mack Weldon, RxBar & 612 Brew.

Jan 06, 2019
Episode 405: Boom! Twins Sign Nelson Cruz

Aaron and John talk about the Minnesota Twins signing six-time All-Star slugger Nelson Cruz.

Dec 28, 2018
Episode 404: Waiting for the Boom

Aaron and John talk about the Twins walking a fine line between patient and inactive, retiring Joe Mauer's number, Target Field vs. Metrodome payroll numbers, the latest on Nelson Cruz and free agent pitching help, the Winter Meltdown selling out, and mailbag questions from listeners. Sponsored by Robinhood

Dec 22, 2018
Episode 403: Meat Tornado

Aaron and John talk about Nelson Cruz and Edwin Encarnacion rumors, the Twins' remaining bullpen and rotation options, Byron Buxton's first public comments since September, Tyler Jay going unpicked in the Rule 5 draft, Lance Lynn getting a three-year deal, and lots of mailbag questions from listeners. Sponsored by Able Brewery + Seedhouse, Animales BBQ, Sota Stick and Away Travel

Dec 17, 2018
Episode 402: Mouthwash, Not Salt-N-Pepa

Aaron and John talk about the Twins signing All-Star second baseman Jonathan Schoop and utility infielder Ronald Torreyes, what the current payroll looks like, what's next on the offseason to-do list, agreeing with Ricky Nolasco about late-night pizza, and arguing about really dumb stuff. Sponsored by Casper Mattresses and Tin Whiskers Brewery

Dec 09, 2018
Episode 401: The Cron Zone

Aaron and John talk about the Twins adding C.J. Cron as Joe Mauer's replacement, non-tendering Robbie Grossman, where Tyler Austin stands, picking through the best of the non-tenders, why Cron might be closer to Eddie Rosario than to Logan Morrison, mailbag questions from listeners, and why the Bonneses are very much like the Legends. Sponsored by Pick and Shovel, Harry's Razors, and Simple Contacts.

Dec 03, 2018
Episode 400: Bullpen Buyers

Aaron and John talk about the Twins adding Nick Gordon and other prospects to the 40-man roster, not protecting Tyler Jay from the Rule 5 draft, reviewing the best free agent bullpen options, Paul Goldschmidt and Sonny Gray rumors, selling Alan Busenitz to Japan, Bill Evers adding some age to the coaching staff, and what to do when someone brings you 700 percent more food than you ordered. Sponsored by Pick & Shovel and Lynlake Brewery.

Nov 26, 2018
Episode 399: New Coaches and Old Starters

Aaron and John talk about pitching coach Wes Johnson and the rest of the Twins' new-look coaching staff, why college is such an untapped resource in baseball, the Twins' search for rotation help via free agency, how much of Zack Greinke's contract is too much, and the latest huge money score for MLB owners. Sponsored by Headflyer Brewing, Robinhood and Sota Stick

Nov 18, 2018
Episode 398: Joe Mauer Retires

Aaron and John talk about Joe Mauer making his retirement official, what his Hall of Fame case will look like in five years, the Twins' free agent options at first base and third base, Kennys Vargas going to Japan, reported interest in J.A. Happ, speculation about interest in Carlos Santana, and taking in the views at the new Bonnes Sky Cabin. Sponsored by Hopsy, Away Travel and Casper Mattresses

Nov 13, 2018
Episode 397: Shopping For Infielders

John and Aaron talk about big changes to the Twins' coaching staff, Bert Blyleven's reduced role with FSN, and the Twins' options for free agent help at second base and shortstop. Sponsored by 612 Brew, Harry's Razors, and Simple Contacts

Nov 06, 2018
Episode 396: Rocco Baldelli

Aaron and John talk about new Twins manager Rocco Baldelli, how he differs from Paul Molitor, his unique baseball path, the difficulty in evaluating any manager, and what the Twins' coaching staff may look like under him. Plus, buying a condo, a longtime scout sues the Twins, Eduardo Escobar stays in Arizona, and the identity of The Big Kielbasa. Sponsored by Utepils Brewing, SeatGeek, and Robinhood. 

Oct 28, 2018
Episode 395: Setting the Stage

Aaron and John pour their own beers at First Draft Taproom & Kitchen and talk about the Twins' narrowing their list of manager candidates, Derek Shelton's background and chances as an in-house option, Ryan Pressly's post-trade comments about working with the Astros vs. the Twins, laying out the 2019 payroll, upcoming arbitration decisions, and which areas the Twins definitely need to address this offseason. Sponsored by Sota Stick and Away Travel

Oct 22, 2018
Episode 394: Bam-Bam and Rocco

Aaron and John talk about the Twins' managerial search including Rocco Baldelli and Hensley Meulens, Miguel Sano making headlines for the wrong reasons again, the ever-changing use of relievers in the playoffs, and reviewing preseason over/under picks for each AL team. Sponsored by Casper Mattresses and RxBar

Oct 15, 2018
Episode 393: Firing Paul Molitor

Aaron and John talk about the Twins' decision to fire Paul Molitor, the good and bad of his four-year tenure as manager, what the front office might be looking for in his replacement, and names to watch as the interview process begins. Sponsored by Bombfell and Harry's Razors

Oct 08, 2018
Episode 392: Joe Mauer Is Pretty Neat

Aaron and John head to Target Field to see Joe Mauer's (probable) final game, and talk about Mauer's great Twins career and the Twins' not-so-great season. Sponsored by Robinhood and Simple Contacts.

Oct 01, 2018
Episode 391: John Bonnes, Designated for Assignment

Aaron goes solo to talk about The Legend of Willians Astudillo and the Twins' catching situation for 2019, plus lots of mailbag questions from listeners and a roundtable discussion featuring Baseball Prospectus and Twins Daily writers. Sponsored by Bombfell and SeatGeek.

Sep 23, 2018
Episode 390: Interview with Twins GM Thad Levine

Twins general manager Thad Levine sat down with Aaron for an extended interview as part of Baseball Prospectus Night at Target Field, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Sponsored by Sota Stick, RxBar, and Away Travel.

Sep 16, 2018
Episode 389: A Little Bit Pregnant

Aaron and John talk about returning to podcast-only mode after another season on KFAN, whether the Twins can reload or need another rebuild, the latest on Byron Buxton vs. the Twins, Stephen Gonsalves' very rough first taste of the majors, Miguel Sano being carted off the field, and mailbag questions from listeners. Sponsored by Eero, Casper Mattresses and Iron Door Pub.

Sep 09, 2018
Episode 388: Live From the Tuesday Taproom Tour at Able Brewing

Aaron and John watch Trevor May get shelled and Miguel Sano get injured while answering Minnesota Twins questions from the Tuesday Taproom Tour audience at Able Seedhouse + Brewing.  

Sep 06, 2018
Episode 387: The Byron Buxton Blues

Aaron and John talk about the Twins' decision not to make Byron Buxton a September call-up and what it means for his future, plus the pros and cons of "The Opener" strategy, trading Bobby Wilson for Chris Gimenez, Jorge Polanco's declining defense, Jake Cave forcing the issue, and mailbag questions from listeners. Sponsored by Harry's Razors, Pick and Shovel Wear and Bye, Goff & Rohde

Sep 02, 2018
Episode 386: Summer Breeze

Aaron and John talk about their night at Target Field with Twins GM Thad Levine and 150 friends, Joe Mauer's latest milestone and 2019 outlook, a too-early glance at the upcoming free agent market, Eddie Rosario's ups and downs, Stephen Gonsalves' rough first taste of the majors, Jake Cave's growing fan club, and mailbag questions from listeners. Sponsored by Rotowire, Seatgeek and Bye, Goff & Rohde.

Aug 26, 2018
Episode 385: Santana Out, Gonsalves In

Aaron and John talk about the end of Ervin Santana's Twins career, the beginning of Stephen Gonsalves career, Miguel Sano continuing to look good, Tyler Austin and Joe Mauer hitting homers, breaking down the possible payroll plans for 2019, and celebrating seven years of podcasting. Sponsored by Sota Stick, RxBar, Rotowire, Away Travel, and Bye, Goff and Rohde

Aug 19, 2018
Episode 384: The Experience Shoots Its Last Arrow

Aaron and John talk about the Twins trading Fernando Rodney, Logan Morrison's season mercifully coming to an end, Kohl Stewart's surprising call-up and MLB debut, Tyler Austin getting his big chance, Ervin Santana's bad pitching and headline-grabbing quotes, and the upcoming event at Target Field with general manager Thad Levine. Sponsored by Simple Contacts, Casper Mattresses and Bye, Goff & Rohde.

Aug 12, 2018
Episode 383: Live From the Tuesday Taproom Tour at Lynlake Brewery

Aaron and John answer questions about the Twins from the audience at their Tuesday Taproom Tour event at Lynlake Brewery

Aug 09, 2018
Episode 382: Dozier, Lynn, and Duke

Aaron and John talk about the Twins trading Brian Dozier, Lance Lynn, and Zach Duke at the deadline, updating the Twins' top prospect rankings to include trade pickups, looking ahead to the 2019 payroll and offseason plans, Free Johan!, and Trevor May's long comeback finally reaching the majors. Sponsored by Pick and Shovel, Simple Contacts, Harry's Razors, Seatgeek and Bye, Goff & Rohde

Aug 05, 2018
Episode 381: Escobar and Pressly

Aaron and John talk about the Twins trading Eduardo Escobar and Ryan Pressly, the scouting reports on the five prospects they received, the odds of Brian Dozier, Kyle Gibson, and others also being on the move before the deadline, Miguel Sano's rushed return, Ervin Santana's lack of velocity, and letting everyone slide into our DMs. Sponsored by Pick & Shovel, Simple Contacts, Eero, and Bye, Goff & Rohde.

Jul 29, 2018
Episode 380: Live from the Tuesday Taproom Tour at Utepils Brewery

Aaron and John are joined by Paul "Meatsauce" Lambert and 144 #MNTwins fans for their live broadcast at Utepils Brewing, where they talk about the Twins' options at the trade deadline. You can join them at their next live podcast Tuesday August 7th at Lynlake Brewing by visiting

Jul 26, 2018
Episode 379: Selling is the Only Option

Aaron and guest co-host Matthew Trueblood talk about the Twins laying an egg in Kansas City, Ervin Santana's "ready or not" return to the rotation, how much the Twins could get for Brian Dozier and Eduardo Escobar, why it might make sense to shop Kyle Gibson and Ryan Pressly too, and what the next two months have in store for Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton. Sponsored by Bye, Goff, and Rohde, RXBAR, and Simple Contacts.

Jul 22, 2018
Episode 378: Putting the First Half to Bed

Aaron and guest co-host Parker Hageman talk about a good final week of a rough first half, Kyle Gibson's slider-based turnaround, Brian Dozier getting back on track, the enigma of Max Kepler, trade deadline candidates, Logan Morrison and Addison Reed going on the disabled list, and how much longer the Twins can stick with Matt Belisle. Sponsored by Bye, Goff, and Rohde, SotaStick, and SeatGeek.

Jul 15, 2018
Episode 377: Have You Ever Panned For Gold?

Aaron and John talk about the Twins beating up on the lowly Orioles, looking ahead to a month of being sellers without a ton to actually sell, Jake Cave and the upside of fresh blood, Mitch Garver vs. Bobby Wilson, Jorge Polanco's return to shortstop, Byron Buxton's open-ended Triple-A stay, and The Purge. Sponsored by Bye, Goff & Rohde, Brady Mason, Casper Mattresses and Away Travel

Jul 08, 2018
Episode 376: Is It Over?

Aaron and John talk whether the Twins' playoff hopes are already over, the legend of Willians Astudillo, an ugly weekend in Chicago, Jorge Polanco's return from suspension, how many horrible things must happen for a team to look like this, Alan Busenitz vs. Matt Belisle, the next Tuesday Taproom Tour, Joe Mauer's loaded numbers. Sponsored by Bye, Goff & Rohde, Pick and Shovel, Mack Weldon and Harry's Razors

Jul 01, 2018
Episode 375: Live from the Tuesday Taproom Tour at Modist Brewing

Aaron and John podcast live from Modist Brewing and answer the audience's Minnesota Twins questions at their first Tuesday Taproom Tour stop. 

Jun 27, 2018
Episode 374: Jose Saves The Day

Aaron and John talk about Jose Berrios living up to the hype, Brian Dozier playing himself out of a qualifying offer, Fernando Romero going back to Triple-A, giving Alan Busenitz another look, more bad rehab updates for Ervin Santana, whether to blame Paul Molitor for awful baserunning, and how much of the 25-man roster is in the Twins' plans beyond 2018. Sponsored by Bye, Goff & Rohde, Molekule, Warby Parker, Simple Contacts, and RxBar.

Jun 24, 2018
Episode 373: Single-A Sano

Aaron and John talk about Miguel Sano's demotion to Single-A, the Twins reuniting with Matt Belisle, Joe Mauer returning from the disabled list, how injuries skew perceptions, Jorge Polanco's latest setback, and friend of the podcast Hans Van Slooten joining the Twins' front office. Sponsored by Bye, Goff & Rohde, Casper Mattresses, Seatgeek and Nutrafol.

Jun 17, 2018