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 9, 2020 101 min

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

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August 2, 2020 95 min

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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June 28, 2020 98 min

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. 

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June 21, 2020 98 min

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.

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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.

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June 7, 2020 95 min

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.

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May 24, 2020 99 min

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.

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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.

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

Watch along on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Gv0b1CTno0

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April 26, 2020 99 min

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

Watch along on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Gv0b1CTno0

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April 5, 2020 101 min

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. 

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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. 

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March 22, 2020 87 min

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.

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March 15, 2020 78 min

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

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March 7, 2020 93 min

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.

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February 29, 2020 101 min

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.

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