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 #207: Kevin Jepsen, Trade (For) Me Maybe
via Aaron Gleeman August 02, 2015 at 09:15 PM

Parker Hageman of Twins Daily stepped in as co-host on this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode and topics included the Twins trading for Kevin Jepsen, Tommy Milone's injury, Tyler Duffey joining the rotation, Aaron Hicks' improvement, Byron Buxton's next step, Danny Santana and Jorge Polanco going to the minors, whether or not to worry […]

Deadline deal: Twins acquire reliever Kevin Jepsen from Rays
via Aaron Gleeman July 31, 2015 at 04:21 PM

Faced with clear weaknesses at shortstop, catcher, and reliever heading into Friday afternoon's trade deadline the Twins addressed only the bullpen, acquiring right-hander Kevin Jepsen from the Rays in exchange for pitching prospects Chih-Wei Hu and Alexis Tapia. Their lack of activity should come as no surprise, in part because the Twins are typically fairly […]

Gleeman and The Geek #206: Calm Before The Trade Storm?
via Aaron Gleeman July 26, 2015 at 07:33 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included the Twins' ugly series loss to the Yankees, trade deadline targets big and small, Trevor May moving into a setup role, Byron Buxton being out longer than expected, Johnny Cueto coming to the AL Central, why Danny Santana is getting so much leeway, Yankees-loving girlfriends, […]

Gleeman and The Geek #205: Troy Tulowitzki, Mayor of Speculation City
via Aaron Gleeman July 23, 2015 at 10:27 AM

Topics for this special midweek, podcast-only "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included the Twins lusting after Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, the ups and downs of Twins midseason trades since 2000, which Twins prospects have the potential to make everyone sad, misremembering Doug Mientkiewicz, drinking beer and making friends on the rooftop patio at LynLake Brewery, […]

What should the Twins do at the trade deadline?
via Aaron Gleeman July 21, 2015 at 12:57 PM

For the past four seasons the only questions surrounding the Twins at the trade deadline were about whether they should trade away veteran players and whether any of the veteran players they might trade away would even interest contending teams, but this season is very different. Not only have they emerged as surprise contenders by […]

Gleeman and The Geek #204: Stumbling Out Of The Break
via Aaron Gleeman July 19, 2015 at 07:09 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included Twins' rough start to the second half, Miguel Sano's ankle injury, Glen Perkins' imperfection, potential big-name trade deadline targets, the appeal of fixing the bullpen from within, where to bat Brian Dozier in the lineup, what to do with a struggling Kurt Suzuki, television ratings, […]

Reviewing the Twins’ first half: Pitchers
via Aaron Gleeman July 16, 2015 at 08:09 AM

Twins pitching was abysmal from 2011-2014, ranking second-worst in ERA and worst in strikeouts among 30 teams. This year they're 15th in ERA, putting them on pace to allow 145 fewer runs per 162 games. However, they're still dead last in strikeouts and have improved to just 26th in xFIP. Vastly improved defense has played […]

Reviewing the Twins’ first half: Hitters
via Aaron Gleeman July 14, 2015 at 07:51 AM

Last season the Twins ranked fifth among AL teams in both OPS and runs scored, but the lineup has taken a step backward. They've hit .254/.307/.399 to rank 11th out of 15 teams in OPS, but the offense has out-performed those overall numbers to rank seventh in runs scored thanks to hitting .283 with runners […]

Gleeman and The Geek #203: Halfway Home
via Aaron Gleeman July 12, 2015 at 09:15 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included reviewing the Twins' remarkable first half, including team MVP ballots and player-by-player breakdowns, plus plenty of fawning over Miguel Sano. Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 203 In addition to the direct download link above you can also subscribe to the podcast via iTunes. This week's […]

Miguel Sano’s first career home run
via Aaron Gleeman July 08, 2015 at 08:27 AM

Your browser does not support iframes. Miguel Sano blasted his first career home run Tuesday night in his sixth career game. Sano is off to a great start, hitting .450/.542/.700 since being called up, and if you want to start dreaming a little bit here are the Twins' all-time leaders in home runs: Harmon Killebrew […]

Who is Ryan O’Rourke and why is he replacing Aaron Thompson?
via Aaron Gleeman July 07, 2015 at 08:57 AM

Aaron Thompson was among the Twins' final cuts in spring training, officially being optioned to Triple-A on March 31, but he was recalled and added to the bullpen four days later following Ervin Santana's suspension. Thompson almost immediately worked his way past Brian Duensing to become the primary left-handed setup man and manager Paul Molitor […]

Gleeman and The Geek #202: Say Hello to Santana and Sano
via Aaron Gleeman July 05, 2015 at 06:45 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included the Twins calling up Miguel Sano for his MLB debut, Ervin Santana joining the rotation after an 80-game suspension, demoting Trevor May to the bullpen instead of Mike Pelfrey or Tommy Milone, reviewing the St. Paul Saints' new ballpark, Alex Meyer's quick return to Triple-A, […]

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 […]