Aaron Gleeman

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Aaron Gleeman is the poster boy for Twins Blogging, and sports blogging in general. Unable to find his way into Journalism school, he established his personal blog back when "blog" was a little known term.

He has become one of the most established names in sports blogging and is currently employed by NBC Sports. He still finds time to provide some of the best Twins content around on his site, despite his many other writing gigs.

Latest Content from Aaron Gleeman

Gleeman and The Geek #224: Aaron Hicks for John Ryan Murphy
via Aaron Gleeman November 15, 2015 at 09:15 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode included the Twins trading Aaron Hicks to the Yankees for John Ryan Murphy, whether Hicks will be another Carlos Gomez, the new odds of trading Trevor Plouffe or playing Miguel Sano in the outfield, other catcher options the Twins bypassed for Murphy, getting something for Chris […]

Twins trade Aaron Hicks to Yankees for John Ryan Murphy
via Aaron Gleeman November 11, 2015 at 02:59 PM

In a move that clears some of their outfield logjam and brings in a much-needed alternative to Kurt Suzuki behind the plate, the Twins traded 26-year-old center fielder Aaron Hicks to the Yankees for 24-year-old catcher John Ryan Murphy. It's a classic example of dealing from an organization-wide area of strength (young outfielders) to address […]

Twins secure Byung-ho Park negotiating rights with $12.85 million bid
via Aaron Gleeman November 10, 2015 at 09:05 AM

In one of the most unexpected, out-of-nowhere moves in team history the Twins out-bid 29 other MLB teams for exclusive negotiating rights to Korean first baseman Byung-ho Park. Their high bid was $12.85 million, which goes to his Korean Baseball Organization team for a 30-day window in which to negotiate a separate contract with Park. […]

Gleeman and The Geek #223: Byung-ho Park
via Aaron Gleeman November 10, 2015 at 08:23 AM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode included anything and everything Byung-ho Park and the Twins' winning $12.85 million bid for the Korean slugger. Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 223 In addition to the direct download link above you can also subscribe to the podcast via iTunes. This week's blog content is sponsored […]

Examining the Twins’ free agent options: Catchers
via Aaron Gleeman November 08, 2015 at 06:11 PM

Kurt Suzuki signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Twins two winters ago and then parlayed a good first half into a two-year, $12 million extension six months later only to resume being the same terrible hitter from 2010-2013. He ranked 24th among 28 regular catchers with a .610 OPS and posted poor pitch-framing […]

Gleeman and The Geek #222: Torii and Gardy
via Aaron Gleeman November 01, 2015 at 09:23 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode included Torii Hunter's retirement and place in Twins history, Ron Gardenhire finishing runner-up for a job and being a Halloween costume, Justin Morneau on the open market, why "general manager" has a new meaning in some front offices, why Rick Anderson has been AWOL, shaving heads […]

Trevor Plouffe, Miguel Sano, and the Twins’ future at third base
via Aaron Gleeman October 28, 2015 at 04:23 AM

Trevor Plouffe was a high school shortstop from California when the Twins drafted him with the 20th overall pick in 2004. At the time some teams preferred Plouffe's upside as a pitcher, but the Twins viewed him as a shortstop and that's where he played year after year in the minors. In all Plouffe logged […]

Gleeman and The Geek #221: Hot Dogs and Sushi
via Aaron Gleeman October 25, 2015 at 05:53 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode included a possible Twins reunion with A.J. Pierzynski, Ron Gardenhire's rejection letters, hot dogs, beer, and sushi at Kyatchi, searching for bullpen help, the first batch of 40-man roster cuts, how to pronounce cauliflower, the magic of Tom Selleck, putting odds on the Twins' rotation next […]

Gleeman and The Geek #220: Aaron The Bookie
via Aaron Gleeman October 19, 2015 at 09:33 AM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode included previewing the offseason by discussing the Twins' future budget, Kurt Suzuki's future platoon partner, Trevor Plouffe's future employer, Eduardo Escobar's future role, Torii Hunter's future salary, Byron Buxton's future location, stuffing maws with Iron Door Pub's food, saving money with Harry's Razors, and answering Twitter […]

My hypothetical Twins MVP ballot
via Aaron Gleeman October 13, 2015 at 10:33 PM

After four straight 90-loss seasons the Twins re-emerged as a competitive team, going 83-79 and remaining in the Wild Card hunt until the final weekend of the season. Here's my attempt to rank the most valuable individual performances behind the team-wide turnaround: • 1. Miguel Sano It's difficult to be the most valuable player on […]

Gleeman and The Geek #219: Jackalopes
via Aaron Gleeman October 11, 2015 at 10:27 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode included watching the playoffs and trying to imagine the Twins making a deep run, reviewing our good and (mostly) bad preseason over/under picks, Ron Gardenhire's ongoing job search, eating Jackalope and drinking beer at New Bohemia, how to become the subject of a gossip column, and […]

Who will the Twins purge from the 40-man roster this offseason?
via Aaron Gleeman October 09, 2015 at 06:09 AM

At the beginning of each offseason every team goes through the ritual housecleaning of shedding players from the 40-man roster to prepare for a winter of adding new players and protecting new prospects. Despite improving from one of MLB's worst teams to a Wild Card contender the Twins have no shortage of marginal big leaguers […]

Eight big positives to take from the Twins’ half-full, half-empty season
via Aaron Gleeman October 06, 2015 at 10:33 AM

There are half-full and half-empty ways to view the Twins' season. On the half-full side they won 83 games compared to a Las Vegas over/under of 72.5 and local optimism topping out around 78, emerging as a contender ahead of schedule. On the half-empty side they made plenty of decisions on playing time, player evaluation, […]

Gleeman and The Geek #218: The Weekend That Wasn’t
via Aaron Gleeman October 04, 2015 at 07:09 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode included saying goodbye to another Twins season, falling just short of the second Wild Card spot, half-full vs. half-empty, how to assess Torii Hunter, what to expect from the offseason, Paul Molitor's first year on the job, getting razor's from Harrys.com, Brian Dozier's strikeout record, Miguel […]

Gleeman and The Geek #217: Do Or Die
via Aaron Gleeman September 28, 2015 at 02:51 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode included the final week of the season, breaking down the wild card contenders' schedules, Tyler Duffey and which mediocre starter inspires the most hope, going nuts at the Verizon store, Max Kepler's debut, super moons at LynLake Brewery, not forgetting about Byron Buxton, and trying to […]

Gleeman and The Geek #216: Clinging To The Wild Card
via Aaron Gleeman September 20, 2015 at 11:21 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode included the Twins' playoff odds being on life support, Paul Molitor on experience vs. youth, riding or dying with Mike Pelfrey, recapping the Twins Daily pub crawl, Torii Hunter coming back to life, getting razors from Harrys.com, the least of the rotation evils, strikeouts vs. double […]

Will the Twins use Trevor May as a starter or reliever?
via Aaron Gleeman September 15, 2015 at 11:33 PM

Turning failed starting pitchers into successful relief pitchers is common practice across baseball and the Twins have done it frequently for decades, finding most of the top closers and many of the top setup men in team history that way. Trevor May looks likely to be their latest starter turned reliever after thriving in the […]

Gleeman and The Geek #215: September Contenders
via Aaron Gleeman September 14, 2015 at 09:27 AM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode included going back to podcast-only, bar-hopping mode, hitting the over on 72.5 wins, beating up the White Sox, Eddie Rosario's odds of turning back into a pumpkin, Eduardo Escobar's hot streak, Torii Hunter showing signs of life, Trevor May's future role, not calling up Max Kepler […]

Gleeman and The Geek #214: Three Men And The Geek
via Aaron Gleeman September 06, 2015 at 10:33 PM

For the first time in four years of the show I had a planned absence for a "Gleeman and The Geek" episode, so John Bonnes brought in three different co-hosts to replace me and talk about ... I dunno, I wasn't there. Listen and find out. Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 214 In addition to […]

Eduardo Escobar can be the Twins’ shortstop solution … if they let him
via Aaron Gleeman September 02, 2015 at 09:45 PM

Shortstop has been a weakness for the Twins since ... well, forever, basically. Roy Smalley is the best shortstop in team history, Zoillo Versalles won the AL MVP award in 1965, and Greg Gagne was a solid all-around starter for two World Series winners, but for the most part Twins shortstops have been an underwhelming […]