Gleeman and The Geek - An Unauthorized Minnesota Twins Podcast
By Aaron Gleeman and John Bonnes
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Aaron Gleeman and John Bonnes talk about that baseball team in Minnesota over a beer at this week's favorite watering hole. Many THANKS to James Richter for his music and technical support & Kirsten Brown of kbrobaseball.com for our logo.
||CleanEpisode 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.||3/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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..||3/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||3/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||2/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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,...||2/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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,...||2/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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.||1/31/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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.||1/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||1/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||1/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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....||1/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 405: Boom! Twins Sign Nelson Cruz||Aaron and John talk about the Minnesota Twins signing six-time All-Star slugger Nelson Cruz.||12/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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..||12/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||12/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||12/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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,...||12/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||11/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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,...||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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.||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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..||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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.||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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.||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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..||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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.||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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,...||9/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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'...||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||8/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||8/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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.||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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..||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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..||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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,..||7/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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.||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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..||6/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 372: Ranting and Raving||Aaron and John talk about the Twins' bullpen and their WPA, Jake Cave's big game and potential role, ranting about looking ahead to the trade deadline too soon, Miguel Sano's ongoing struggles, where first-round pick Trevor Larnach fits among the...||6/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 371: Eddie! Eddie! Eddie!||Aaron and John talk about Eddie Rosario's monster game giving the Twins a series win versus the Indians, Byron Buxton's short-lived and misguided return from the disabled list, our upcoming Tuesday Taproom Tour, Ervin Santana's rehab setback,...||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 370: At A (Walk-Off) Loss For Words||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..||5/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 369: What's In A Name||Aaron and John talk about Joe Mauer joining the Twins' crowded disabled list, Jake Cave's call-up, Jason Castro's season-ending surgery, the clock ticking on Lance Lynn, opening the floodgates on sports gambling with our friends from Bye, Goff &...||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 368: Back In The Race||Aaron and John talk about Kyle Gibson's latest breakthrough, return timetables for Trevor May and Ervin Santana, Lance Lynn refusing to throw strikes, Eddie Rosario's continued mashing, Fernando Romero vs. Shohei Ohtani, the Twins' bullpen showing...||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 367: The Flying Fernandos||Aaron and guest co-host Nick Nelson talk about the Twins getting back on track against the White Sox, Fernando Romero's great debut, Jason Castro's knee injury, Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton recovering slowly, Joe Mauer and Brian Dozier flipping, and...||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Gleeman & Geek Awesome Show Great Job!
I really like these guys. Very insightful while keeping it fun. Also, I picture them looking like Eric Wareheim and Tim Heidecker.
I value and respect the opinions of both men.
A whole episode about Mayer whining. So some people don’t like Maurer. Get over it. It not everyone, and here is more interesting things to talk about.
I don't get the hang up with Jim Souhan whining. Did Gleeman even read the article? Sano DOES a need to watch his weight, it will only get worse as he gets older. What's the gripe? Nothing worse than a self proclaimed morally superior sports podcaster. Seem to have a number of them in Minnesota for some reason. Must be a good friend of Tony Abbott. One POV and everyone else is an awful human being.
Lately this podcast is more about getting a free meal than talking about the Twins. Between the meals, beer, the weekend, Gleeman's personal grudges, BSing with the restaurant staff, family, other baseball teams, other sports, etc. sometimes only 25 or so minutes can involve the Twins at all. Make sure you keep your finger on the skip button. Especially, if Gleeman dances around his little political jabs. The show is completely unbearable when they bring on the sponsored bottom feeder "legal team" with NO alternate POV, as usual. Let's litigate for every dime. Sad.