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

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 […]

Meet the Twins’ September call-ups
via Aaron Gleeman September 01, 2015 at 02:15 PM

September 1 roster expansion means an assortment of new and sort-of-new players added to the Twins' roster for the final month of the season. Top pitching prospect Jose Berrios remains in the minors, where he's started 26 games and thrown 161 innings this season while the Twins compete for a Wild Card spot with a […]

Gleeman and The Geek #213: Spooning With Sano
via Aaron Gleeman August 30, 2015 at 06:57 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode included the Twins making it to September very much in Wild Card contention, a struggling Byron Buxton vs. a washed up Torii Hunter, whether the Twins will call up Jose Berrios to help a faltering rotation, the third annual Twins Daily pub crawl, feeling old at […]

Gleeman and The Geek #212: Crowded Roster Problems
via Aaron Gleeman August 27, 2015 at 08:51 AM

On this special midweek, podcast-only "Gleeman and the Geek" episode we watched the Twins-Rays game and talked about Byron Buxton's place on the roster, the Twins' crowded starting rotation, how the Twins' remaining schedule compares to their rivals, giving up your first born child, the turnaround of the bullpen, the joys of a pennant race, […]

Gleeman and The Geek #211: Sano + Buxton = Wins
via Aaron Gleeman August 23, 2015 at 08:21 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included Byron Buxton joining Miguel Sano for a bunch of wins, the Twins trading for Neal Cotts, Glen Perkins coming back sooner than expected, Aaron Hicks getting hurt, whether there's any hope for Joe Mauer, and gross middle-aged white guys. Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 211 […]

Gleeman and The Geek #210: Back To The Future
via Aaron Gleeman August 16, 2015 at 08:33 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included Phil Hughes getting hurt, Jose Berrios not being called up, Tyler Duffey's bounceback, being delayed by golf, sending your kids off to college, Torii Hunter getting old, Miguel vs. Miguel Sano, gambling problems, changing from a marathon to a sprint, strong-armed outfields, and celebrating the […]

Gleeman and The Geek #209: Buxton Gets Arcia’d
via Aaron Gleeman August 12, 2015 at 11:33 AM

Topics for this special midweek, podcast-only "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included Byron Buxton disappearing from the Twins' immediate plans, the possibility of trading Trevor Plouffe, Max Kepler's breakout season, Kurt Suzuki being skeptical of numbers, buying a mattress from Casper, clearing the 2016 outfield logjam, Terry Ryan's job security, and getting the meat sweats […]

Breakout season puts prospect Max Kepler in Twins’ long-term plans
via Aaron Gleeman August 11, 2015 at 02:57 PM

Max Kepler was signed out of Germany as a 16-year-old in 2009, receiving $800,000 the same year the Twins handed a record $3.15 million bonus to 16-year-old Dominican shortstop Miguel Sano. Six years later Sano is establishing himself as the Twins' best hitter while making the idea of his massive frame ever playing shortstop seem […]

Gleeman and The Geek #208: Free Fallin’
via Aaron Gleeman August 09, 2015 at 07:21 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included the Twins' collapse, rotation ugliness and Trevor May staying in the bullpen, Jose Berrios' timetable, Byron Buxton's rehab, Aaron Hicks' extreme splits, Tyler Duffey's rough debut, Chris Herrmann vs. Eric Fryer, Carlos Correa being a superstar already, the Tigers firing Dave Dombrowski, and reviewing Lollapalooza […]

Twins Notes: Duffey, May, O’Rourke, Hicks, Sano, Mauer, and Hendriks
via Aaron Gleeman August 06, 2015 at 02:45 PM

• Tyler Duffey allowed a grand total of one homer in 540 plate appearances between Double-A and Triple-A this season and then served up two homers in his Twins debut, including one to the second MLB hitter he faced. Based on the "game score" statistic Duffey had the seventh-worst debut start in Twins history. Who […]

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 […]