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

via Aaron Gleeman January 30, 2015 at 11:05 AM

• 612 Brew's top-selling beer was called "R Rated" and then the Motion Picture Association of America threatened to sue them. • My first question after reading this story: Are there warranties on sewn-back-on penises? • Adult human sports writers tell readers to boycott Skittles because Marshawn Lynch won't give them quotes, but that still […]

Twins Notes: Parmelee, Swarzak, Pelfrey, Boyd, Gladden, and Santana
via Aaron Gleeman January 28, 2015 at 11:05 AM

• Dave St. Peter and Jacque Jones were great guests at the second annual "Winter Meltdown" event Saturday night, but unfortunately due to technical issues their interviews were not properly recorded for "Gleeman and The Geek" purposes. We'll do our best to recap all the details on the next episode, but for better or worse […]

Arbitration settlements and taking a guess at the Opening Day roster
via Aaron Gleeman January 25, 2015 at 09:59 PM

Last time the Twins actually completed an arbitration hearing with a player was Kyle Lohse in 2005 and 2006, so not surprisingly they reached pre-hearing settlements with six of their seven arbitration-eligible players and released the seventh, Anthony Swarzak. They'll pay a total of $14.225 million to Trevor Plouffe, Tommy Milone, Brian Duensing, Jordan Schafer, […]

Got a question for Dave St. Peter or Jacque Jones?
via Aaron Gleeman January 23, 2015 at 11:05 AM

Saturday night at Twins Daily's second annual "Winter Meltdown" event we'll be joined by special guests Dave St. Peter and Jacque Jones. I'll be interviewing them live in front of the audience at the event and it'll also be recorded for next week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode. I have plenty of questions for both […]

ZiPS: When bad projections for the Twins aren’t so bad for the Twins
via Aaron Gleeman January 21, 2015 at 11:05 AM

Dan Szymborski of ESPN and FanGraphs has a projection system called ZiPS that is consistently among the best and most detailed around. As discussed on this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode, he published the Twins' projections for 2015 and ... well, it ain't pretty. I'm sure most fans will focus on that, because the […]

Gleeman and The Geek #178: Arbitration, Extensions, and Projections
via Aaron Gleeman January 18, 2015 at 10:41 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included hanging out at 612 Brew, the Twins' arbitration settlements and non-settlements, whether to offer Trevor Plouffe a long-term deal, FanGraphs' unfavorable projections for the Twins in 2015, Byron Buxton compared to Carlos Gomez, David Price's record-breaking arbitration salary, and next weekend's "Winter Meltdown" event. Gleeman […

Twins Daily’s second annual “Winter Meltdown” event
via Aaron Gleeman January 15, 2015 at 11:05 AM

Twins Daily's second annual "Winter Meltdown" event is January 24 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on the Saturday night coinciding with Twins Fest. It'll be at Mason's Barre, one block from Target Field, and guests include Twins president Dave St. Peter, former Twins outfielder Jacque Jones, and former Twins catcher Tim Laudner. Plus me, John Bonnes, Parker […]

Gleeman and The Geek #177: Jacque Jones and Meeting the Parents
via Aaron Gleeman January 13, 2015 at 11:05 AM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included Jacque Jones' career and his upcoming appearance at the Twins Daily "Winter Meltdown" event, Joe Mauer's contract, crying babies, adding Blaine Boyer to the bullpen mix, Scott Erickson's good time at last year's event, staying away from Nick Punto, mailbag questions, and meeting the parents. […]

via Aaron Gleeman January 09, 2015 at 11:05 AM

• Twins Daily is throwing their second annual "Winter Meltdown" event on the Saturday of Twins Fest--which January 24--and you're all invited. Tickets go on sale Monday and last year the event sold out in four hours. This year's special guests include Twins president Dave St. Peter and two popular former Twins players, although Scott […]

Hardball Dynasty league openings
via Aaron Gleeman January 08, 2015 at 11:05 AM

I'm addicted to WhatIfSports.com's excellent "Hardball Dynasty" game and run a pair of leagues called "Gleeman World" and "Gleeman World 2." Seasons last about four months, so that means I'm frequently looking for new owners to fill openings. Hardball Dynasty is not fantasy baseball and in fact has nothing to do with fantasy baseball. It's […]

Gleeman and The Geek #176: Hughes and Stauffer
via Aaron Gleeman January 05, 2015 at 11:05 AM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included signing Phil Hughes to a $42 million extension, adding Tim Stauffer to the bullpen, payrolls rising across MLB, being forced to take birthday shots at Stella's, planning for the second annual Twins Daily "Winter Meltdown" event, saying goodbye to Chris Parmelee, mailbag questions from listeners, […]

Power Rankings: Top 30 Twin Cities Tweeters Of 2014
via Aaron Gleeman December 30, 2014 at 09:17 PM

I guess this is an annual thing now. Last year, in response to Maggie LaMaack ranking the "Top 20 Twin Cities Twitterers" for a City Pages article, I did my own ranking. Sure, it was controversial and ruined many friendships, but it also got people to step up their Twitter game. And that's all we […]

Twins sign Tim Stauffer to one-year, $2.2 million contract
via Aaron Gleeman December 28, 2014 at 10:23 PM

When the Twins declined their $3.6 million option on Jared Burton for 2015 it seemed like the first step toward a possible bullpen overhaul designed to usher in some younger, harder-throwing arms to surround closer Glen Perkins. Instead they tendered arbitration eligible Brian Duensing a contract for a projected $2.5 million, keeping the low-upside lefty […]

Twins sign Phil Hughes to three-year, $42 million contract extension
via Aaron Gleeman December 23, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Last offseason the Twins signed free agent Phil Hughes to a three-year, $24 million contract in the hopes that a change of scenery would help get his career back on track after an inconsistent, disappointing, and ultimately sub par seven-season run with the Yankees. They got that and so much more in the first season […]

Gleeman and The Geek #175: Ranking Rotations and Buying Bars
via Aaron Gleeman December 21, 2014 at 07:17 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included how the Twins' rotation compares to the rest of the AL Central, a promotion for Doug Mientkiewicz, buying and running a bar with special guest Michael Curry of Mac's Industrial, Alex Meyer's potential as a reliever, whether or not the Twins will make any other […]

Restaurant Review: Spoon and Stable
via Aaron Gleeman December 18, 2014 at 10:41 PM

I'm not and will never be a "foodie," but I like to eat (a little too much of late, unfortunately) and since moving to Minneapolis last winter I've gone to a lot of restaurants for the first time, so when one stands out as an especially good dining experience I thought it would be worthwhile […]

Twins Notes: Parmelee, Graham, Gilmartin, and Morales
via Aaron Gleeman December 16, 2014 at 09:53 PM

• Needing to make room on the 40-man roster for Torii Hunter and Ervin Santana the Twins first dropped Chris Colabello--who was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays--and have now designated Chris Parmelee for assignment. Parmelee was previously dropped from the 40-man roster during spring training, but passed through waivers unclaimed, stayed in the […]

Gleeman and The Geek #174: Ervin Santana
via Aaron Gleeman December 14, 2014 at 08:05 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included the Twins signing Ervin Santana for $55 million, picking J.R. Graham in the Rule 5 draft, revisiting the Ricky Nolasco signing, using Harry's Razors for your holiday shopping, incident-free press conferences, full rotations, dropping Chris Parmelee and Chris Colabello, signing Shane Robinson, payroll debates, and […]

Twins sign Ervin Santana to four-year, $55 million contract
via Aaron Gleeman December 11, 2014 at 04:59 PM

Last offseason Ervin Santana turned down the Royals' one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer in order to hit the open market as a free agent. Once there he found most teams unwilling to give him a multi-year contract for big money and forfeit a top-60 draft pick, so he ended up settling for a one-year, $14.1 million […]

Twins Notes: Arbitration, defensive numbers, coaches, and Colabello
via Aaron Gleeman December 09, 2014 at 09:17 PM

• Faced with seven arbitration-eligible players, the Twins tendered 2015 contracts to everyone but Anthony Swarzak. Cutting ties with Swarzak makes sense given his lack of upside and mediocre performance in a low-leverage role, but in previewing their arbitration-based decisions last month Tommy Milone, Brian Duensing, and Eduardo Nunez also struck me as potential non-tender […]