Gleeman and The Geek - An Unauthorized Minnesota Twins Podcast

Gleeman and The Geek - An Unauthorized Minnesota Twins Podcast

Aaron Gleeman and John Bonnes argue about the Minnesota Twins over a beer at this week's favorite watering hole.... Show More

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August 18, 2019 109 min

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.

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August 11, 2019 96 min

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.

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

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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. Want more Twins talk? Subscribe to our midweek "Off The Record" episodes via Patreon.com/Gleeman.

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July 21, 2019 101 min

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 ByeGoff.com discussing an umpire's lawsuit against MLB. Want more Twins talk? Subscribe to our midweek "Off The Record" episodes via Patreon.com/Gleeman.

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July 13, 2019 98 min

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.

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July 7, 2019 108 min

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. Want more Twins talk? Subscribe to our midweek "Off The Record" episodes via Patreon.com/Gleeman.

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June 30, 2019 98 min

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.

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June 23, 2019 106 min

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.

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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.

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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. To learn more about our midweek episodes, click here.

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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.

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May 26, 2019 94 min

Aaron is attending a wedding in an apple orchard, so John is joined by Parker Hageman of Twins Daily. They talk about the source of the Twins' power surge, breakthroughs in the Twins' attendance, the impact 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.

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May 19, 2019 106 min

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.

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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.

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May 9, 2019 74 min

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

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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.

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April 28, 2019 101 min

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.

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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.

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April 14, 2019 101 min

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.

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