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

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 […]

Gleeman and The Geek #173: Talking Torii
via Aaron Gleeman December 07, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included Torii Hunter and ... well, that's basically it. Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 173 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 […]

via Aaron Gleeman December 05, 2014 at 11:05 AM

• At the press conference announcing his $10.5 million contract Torii Hunter used the "those nerds never played the game" cliche when asked about his terrible defensive numbers and then called Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press "a prick" four different times in response to questions about Hunter's very public and repeated stance […]

Twins sign Torii Hunter for $10.5 million
via Aaron Gleeman December 02, 2014 at 09:47 PM

Torii Hunter took a "re-sign with the Tigers or retire" stance shortly after the season ended, but once it became clear that Detroit wasn't interested having him back a reunion with the Twins was all but inevitable. Hunter talked about wanting to finish his career with a contender and reportedly had interest from 2014 playoff […]

Twins’ “new” coaching staff has a very familiar look
via Aaron Gleeman November 25, 2014 at 03:53 PM

When the Twins fired Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons as manager the idea of blowing up the coaching staff and rebuilding everything from scratch with outside hires sounded appealing given the organization's struggles, but choosing Paul Molitor over Torey Lovullo as the new manager squashed that notion. Molitor is the epitome of an in-house hire […]

Gleeman and The Geek #172: BS’ing with Stu
via Aaron Gleeman November 23, 2014 at 09:53 PM

On this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode we welcomed special guest Steve "Randball's Stu" Neuman for beers at Summit Brew Hall and topics included filling out the Twins' coaching staff, having Torii Hunter feelings, Miguel Sano and 40-man roster additions, good charities and $100,000, Curt Schilling spouting off, "The Sportive" podcast, and trying out […]

via Aaron Gleeman November 21, 2014 at 11:05 AM

• Nora Purmort and Aaron Purmort are sort of the official couple of Twin Cities Twitter. They are beloved, both online and in person, and their young son Ralphie Purmort is an Instagram superstar because he's basically the cutest kid of all time. Aaron was diagnosed with a brain tumor shortly after they got married […]

Arbitration-eligible Twins: Tender or non-tender?
via Aaron Gleeman November 18, 2014 at 09:41 PM

December 2 is the deadline for teams to tender 2015 contracts to arbitration-eligible players and the Twins have seven such decisions to make this offseason. There are some no-brainers to keep, some no-brainers to non-tender, and some calls that could go either way. Below you'll find MLB Trade Rumors' projected 2015 salaries for the Twins' […]

Gleeman and The Geek #171: Free Agent Outfielders
via Aaron Gleeman November 16, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included breaking down Torii Hunter and the free agent outfielders available to the Twins, explaining the arbitration process and this offseason's decisions, Starflyer 59's latest album, the latest (in-house) additions to Paul Molitor's coaching staff, donating to Aaron Purmont's family, drinking at Devil's Advocate, and reviewing […]

via Aaron Gleeman November 13, 2014 at 09:17 PM

• Longtime Purdue basketball coach Gene Keady finally got rid of his infamous/hideous combover in the name of love and saving $600 per week. • Craziest story of the week: Robert Swift, former NBA first-round draft pick, is now "a heavily armed heroin addict" who was arrested with "a military-style grenade launcher." • Sad headline […]

Examining the Twins’ free agent options: Outfielders
via Aaron Gleeman November 11, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Most teams coming off four straight 90-loss seasons have obvious holes all over the roster, but the Twins' lineup is pretty well set for 2015. Kurt Suzuki has a new two-year deal at catcher and first baseman Joe Mauer is signed through 2018. Brian Dozier isn't going anywhere at second base and shortstop will be […]

Gleeman and The Geek #170: The New Regime
via Aaron Gleeman November 09, 2014 at 06:11 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included Paul Molitor officially being hired as Twins manager, a Torii Hunter reunion, Tom Brunansky returning as hitting coach, last week's impromptu chat with Tim McIntosh, drinking and talking beer at Town Hall Brewery, thoughts from Molitor's press conference, bad newspaper columnists, good bourbon, and being […]

Twins hire Paul Molitor as manager
via Aaron Gleeman November 04, 2014 at 11:59 AM

It took five weeks and interviews with at least a half-dozen candidates, but in the end the Twins' new manager is the guy everyone always assumed would get the job: Paul Molitor. Molitor is a Minnesota native with a long history in the organization and spent this season on the coaching staff, so hiring him […]

Gleeman and The Geek #169: Paul Molitor!(?)
via Aaron Gleeman November 02, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included the Twins hiring Paul Molitor as their new manager, the odd way the news broke, randomly meeting someone with a World Series ring at New Bohemia, talking to him, and finding out he knows Molitor and a lot more, Byron Buxton's latest injury, Joe Maddon […]

via Aaron Gleeman October 31, 2014 at 11:05 AM

• Shea Serrano at Grantland paid tribute to my beloved Mase and it's basically perfect. • Rapid City, South Dakota native Becky Hammon is now the first female full-time coach in NBA history and Howard Beck wrote an excellent article about her life. • Pitches of 97 miles per hour or faster this season: Royals […]

Twins Notes: Molitor, Maddon, Lovullo, Colabello, Buxton, and chafing
via Aaron Gleeman October 29, 2014 at 11:05 AM

• After interviewing a surprising (to me, at least) number of outside candidates to replace Ron Gardenhire the Twins have settled on a final three of Paul Molitor, Doug Mientkiewicz, and Torey Lovullo. Molitor was on Gardenhire's coaching staff, Mientkiewicz managed the Twins' high Single-A team, and they're both longtime members of the organization. Lovullo […]