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

Twins call up Miguel Sano to take over at designated hitter
via Aaron Gleeman July 01, 2015 at 06:33 PM

Miguel Sano is on his way to the majors and the 22-year-old top prospect will make his MLB debut at designated hitter rather than third base, stepping into a position that has been horribly unproductive for the Twins this season. Six players have started at least one game at DH for the Twins--led by Kennys […]

Listen to me on the “No Juice” podcast
via Aaron Gleeman July 01, 2015 at 08:33 AM

I made my annual guest appearance on the "No Juice" podcast with Parker Hageman and Dan Anderson. We discussed Byron Buxton and Brian Dozier, but mostly veered away from the Twins to cover hard-hitting topics like cargo shorts, bachelorette parties and Vince Vaughn. I think you'll like the episode, because we had fun recording it. […]

Byron Buxton and the curse of the elite Twins prospect
via Aaron Gleeman June 30, 2015 at 08:51 AM

Byron Buxton is expected to miss six weeks after suffering a sprained thumb in his 10th game for the Twins, knocking out the team's best prospect less than two weeks into his MLB career and right when he'd gotten back on the track to stardom following an injury wrecked 2014. Buxton had a trio of […]

Gleeman and The Geek #201: Sexy Beasts
via Aaron Gleeman June 28, 2015 at 07:51 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included Byron Buxton's injury and the curse of the elite Twins prospect, Aaron Hicks' re-opened window, Alex Meyer's debut as a reliever, Ervin Santana joining the rotation soon, Danny Santana vs. Eduardo Escobar vs. Eduardo Nunez, Deolis Guerra finally getting to the majors, Ron Gardenhire possibly […]

Twins call up former top starter prospect Alex Meyer as a reliever
via Aaron Gleeman June 25, 2015 at 02:57 PM

Two weeks after calling up No. 1 prospect Byron Buxton the Twins have added another top-100 prospect to the roster, promoting 6-foot-9 flame-thrower Alex Meyer from Triple-A for his MLB debut. Stalled development and ongoing control problems from a 25-year-old starter repeating Triple-A prompted the Twins to shift Meyer from the rotation to the bullpen […]

Gleeman and The Geek #200: Non-Stop Prospect Talk
via Aaron Gleeman June 24, 2015 at 11:33 AM

In a special midweek, podcast-only "Gleeman and The Geek" episode we go player-by-player through the Twins' preseason top-40 prospects to see how their stock has changed and how close some of the high-end prospects like Miguel Sano and Jose Berrios are to reaching the majors. Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 200 In addition to the […]

Gleeman and The Geek #199: Prospects Are Human Too
via Aaron Gleeman June 21, 2015 at 07:21 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included Byron Buxton putting his Hall of Fame induction on hold, where all the Twins' run scoring went, what happens to the rotation when Ervin Santana returns, releasing Jordan Schafer, Chris Herrmann's job security, first-round draft pick Tyler Jay signing for $3.9 million and going to […]

via Aaron Gleeman June 18, 2015 at 11:39 PM

• Well, well, well. Now the Twins storing everything on floppy disks doesn't look so dumb, does it? • Friend of AG.com Matt Hollinger got literally stuck in a Taco Bell drive-through in Iowa. • One of my favorite writers, Greg Howard, wrote a really good look at Ken Shamrock's sad final act vs. Kimbo […]

When will Miguel Sano join Byron Buxton in Minnesota?
via Aaron Gleeman June 17, 2015 at 10:15 AM

Within minutes of the Twins calling up No. 1 prospect Byron Buxton the ever-present "when will he be in Minnesota?" questions shifted to No. 2 prospect Miguel Sano, who's spent all season in Chattanooga batting behind Buxton in the Double-A lineup. Sano is six months older than Buxton and has more upper-minors experience, playing 67 […]

Byron Buxton’s first career hit
via Aaron Gleeman June 16, 2015 at 07:27 AM

Your browser does not support iframes. Byron Buxton's first career hit was a stand-up triple. Of course. I'd bet a lot of money on Buxton finishing his career with more than one inside-the-park homer. In the meantime, here are the Twins' all-time leaders in triples: Rod Carew 90 Cristian Guzman 61 Kirby Puckett 57 Zoilo […]

Gleeman and The Geek #198: Byron Buxton Day
via Aaron Gleeman June 14, 2015 at 06:51 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included BYRON BUXTON (and some other stuff). Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 198 In addition to the direct download link above you can also subscribe to the podcast via iTunes. This week's blog content is sponsored by Uber, which is offering a free ride to first-time […]

The future is now: Twins call up top prospect Byron Buxton
via Aaron Gleeman June 13, 2015 at 06:15 PM

In the midst of an ugly 1-7 stretch the Twins have delivered some exciting news to their fans, calling up stud center field prospect Byron Buxton from Double-A. Buxton will make his MLB debut Sunday at 21 years and 178 days old, arriving three years and 10 days after the Twins selected him with the […]

What happened to Joe Mauer?
via Aaron Gleeman June 11, 2015 at 04:21 PM

Joe Mauer's accomplishments as a catcher through age 30 are nearly unmatched in the history of baseball. As a 23-year-old he became the first AL catcher to win a batting title, the first catcher in either league to win a batting title in six decades, and the first catcher in MLB history to lead all […]

Gleeman and The Geek #197: Midweek Draft Spectacular
via Aaron Gleeman June 09, 2015 at 11:39 PM

In a special midweek "Gleeman and The Geek" episode we break down the Twins' draft picks, led by No. 6 overall selection Tyler Jay. Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 197 In addition to the direct download link above you can also subscribe to the podcast via iTunes. This week's blog content is sponsored by Uber, […]

Twins draft Illinois left-hander Tyler Jay with No. 6 pick
via Aaron Gleeman June 08, 2015 at 10:09 PM

In selecting University of Illinois reliever Tyler Jay with the No. 6 pick the Twins made it clear they think he can develop into a starter and according to Baseball America that's an opinion shared by some, but not all, teams. Jay saved 14 games with a 0.60 ERA and 70/7 K/BB ratio in 60 […]

Gleeman and The Geek #196: Santana Down, Vargas Up
via Aaron Gleeman June 07, 2015 at 10:51 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included the Twins demoting Danny Santana to Triple-A and bringing back Kennys Vargas, the latest shockingly good start from Mike Pelfrey, projecting the Twins' draft pick, Oswaldo Arcia's closing window of opportunity, appreciating Carlos Gomez and his flaws, Ricky Nolasco's ankle injury and Tommy Milone's role, […]

Listen to me talk Twins on Baseball Prospectus’ “Effectively Wild” podcast
via Aaron Gleeman June 05, 2015 at 07:09 AM

With the Twins suddenly winning games everyone is trying to figure out if they're for real or not, so Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller of Baseball Prospectus had me as a guest on their "Effectively Wild" podcast for a half-hour chat about the first-place Twins. And for perhaps the first time in my entire life […]

Alex Meyer and the familiar path of starter prospects moving to the bullpen
via Aaron Gleeman June 02, 2015 at 09:09 PM

Alex Meyer was considered a potential top-of-the-rotation starter when the Twins acquired him from the Nationals in exchange for center fielder Denard Span in November of 2012. At the time he was a 22-year-old former first-round pick coming off a strong season at Single-A and rated as a consensus top-100 prospect. Meyer made his Twins […]

Gleeman and The Geek #195: You Can Rub Anything For Luck
via Aaron Gleeman May 31, 2015 at 08:21 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included the Twins' pitching depth vanishing with one Ricky Nolasco injury, whether Oswaldo Arcia is even wanted back, Casey Fien's return to the bullpen, Chris Colabello hurting and helping his old team, sending kids off into the world as adults, Trevor May's new approach, Josmil Pinto […]

via Aaron Gleeman May 28, 2015 at 10:57 PM

• No matter what happens in the NBA Finals it's going to be awfully tough to beat this for the best moment of the playoffs. • Wait, the Twins are winning? How did that happen? • "Area Baseball Satirist 'Completely Flummoxed' By Twins' Competence" is peak Stu Neuman. • Everyone involved with "The Simpsons" seems […]