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 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 […]

Wait, the Twins are winning? How did that happen?
via Aaron Gleeman May 26, 2015 at 11:27 PM

Coming off four straight 90-loss seasons the Twins were projected to finish in last place by nearly everyone, myself included, but instead they have the third-best record in the American League at 27-18. Since a brutal opening week of the season in which they went 1-6 and were outscored by 33 runs the Twins are […]

Gleeman and The Geek #194: Too Much Pitching? (What?)
via Aaron Gleeman May 24, 2015 at 07:03 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included the Twins actually getting competent starting pitching, what they'll do when Ervin Santana's suspension ends, Alex Meyer's move to the bullpen at Triple-A, Kennys Vargas crushing Triple-A, Tim Stauffer getting way more trust than he deserves, running away from the regression monster, Brian Dozier picking […]

Tommy Milone is dominating at Triple-A, but does it matter?
via Aaron Gleeman May 21, 2015 at 08:03 AM

For the second season in a row Tommy Milone got demoted to Triple-A despite being at an age, experience, and performance level where players rarely get sent to the minors. Last season he had a 3.55 ERA through 16 starts in early July when the A's demoted him to Triple-A and later traded Milone to […]

Twins demote Kennys Vargas to Triple-A
via Aaron Gleeman May 19, 2015 at 10:33 PM

Last season when the Twins dumped Kendrys Morales and his remaining salary on the Mariners in late July they called up Kennys Vargas to replace him as the starting designated hitter. It was an unexpected move because Vargas was a good but not great prospect putting up good but not great numbers at Double-A as […]

Gleeman and The Geek #193: Hicks up, Vargas down
via Aaron Gleeman May 17, 2015 at 07:39 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included the Twins calling up Aaron Hicks (again) and demoting Kennys Vargas, how they've figured out how to beat every team except the Tigers, Jordan Schafer's place on the team whenever he's healthy, reviewing Comerica Park and Mad Max, Tommy Milone thriving at Triple-A, wanting someone […]

Appreciating the greatness of Glen Perkins
via Aaron Gleeman May 13, 2015 at 09:51 PM

Glen Perkins struggling in September before being shut down with forearm and elbow injuries last season was the rotten cherry on top of a rancid Twins sundae, turning one of the team's few bright spots into a question mark at the end of a fourth straight 90-loss season. Perkins had been his usual brilliant self […]

Third time’s a charm? Twins call up Aaron Hicks from Triple-A
via Aaron Gleeman May 12, 2015 at 11:39 AM

Last week, when the Twins needed a fill-in for the injured Oswaldo Arcia, they bypassed Aaron Hicks in favor of Eddie Rosario despite the latter's struggles dating back to last year and vastly inferior Triple-A production in the same Rochester outfield. Now with Shane Robinson having a family emergency the Twins have called up Hicks, […]

Gleeman and The Geek #192: Parade-Planning Edition
via Aaron Gleeman May 10, 2015 at 07:33 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included the Twins' refusal to lose, calling up Eddie Rosario over Aaron Hicks, evaluating Paul Molitor's early managing choices, Ron Gardenhire striking out in Milwaukee, Torii Hunter's crazy streak, Chicago and Cleveland being terrible, hitting .320 with runners in scoring position, buying an Apple Watch, the […]

via Aaron Gleeman May 07, 2015 at 11:39 PM

• Headline of the week/weak: "Police rescue man stuck in basketball hoop." • Sometimes when a Yankees fan tries to catch a foul ball something much better happens. • David Letterman's lengthy chat with David Itzkoff of the New York Times was really good. • Greg Howard of Deadspin wrote a fascinating take-down of Jason […]

Twins bypass Aaron Hicks for Eddie Rosario to replace Oswaldo Arcia
via Aaron Gleeman May 04, 2015 at 08:27 PM

It's common for the Twins to cite a prospect's lack of "consistency" in the minors as an excuse for why they haven't been called up. Most recently they did so with Triple-A reliever Lester Oliveros, who has a 1.65 ERA and 109 strikeouts in 76 innings since last season. Sustained dominance like that makes the […]

Gleeman and The Geek #191: Above .500!
via Aaron Gleeman May 03, 2015 at 08:27 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included the Twins clawing their way above .500 after a brutal start, Ricky Nolasco's return and Tommy Milone's departure, Ron Gardenhire looking for a job and the White Sox possibly having an opening, good Mike Pelfrey going away quickly, Byron Buxton catching fire at Double-A, and […]

Listen to me on “The Sportive” podcast
via Aaron Gleeman May 01, 2015 at 09:39 AM

Last night, during the first round of the NFL draft and the Twins-White game, I was a guest on "The Sportive" podcast with Jon Marthaler, Randball's Stu, Brandon Broxey, and Clarence Swamptown. We reacted live to the Vikings' first-round pick, previewed the Wild-Blackhawks series, and determined once and for all if Ted Thompson is a […]

Casey Fien’s injury opens the door for Michael Tonkin in Twins’ bullpen
via Aaron Gleeman April 30, 2015 at 08:57 AM

It's unfortunate that it took an injury to the team's best setup man for this to happen, but with Casey Fien headed to the disabled list the Twins have called up Michael Tonkin from Triple-A. Rochester's bullpen is packed with intriguing relievers, several of whom look like better options than members of the Twins' bullpen, […]

Twins Notes: Mauer, Hughes, Gibson, Perkins, Santana, and Gardenhire
via Aaron Gleeman April 27, 2015 at 01:57 PM

• He's still not showing any power, but Joe Mauer is doing his usual thing (.299 batting average, .392 on-base percentage, 11/11 K/BB ratio) despite dramatically changing his approach at the plate by being more aggressive early in counts and pulling more balls in the air. Whether it will ultimately lead to a better overall […]

The art of platooning: Molitor vs. Gardenhire and Arcia vs. lefties
via Aaron Gleeman April 21, 2015 at 11:27 PM

Paul Molitor barely has his feet wet as Twins manager, but one noticeable change from Ron Gardenhire is the willingness to platoon. In his 13 seasons as manager Gardenhire essentially never platooned based on handedness, instead treating left-handed bats like Jacque Jones and Jason Kubel as everyday players despite their inability to handle left-handers and […]

Gleeman and The Geek #190: Shane Robinson’s Priest Collar
via Aaron Gleeman April 19, 2015 at 09:45 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included returning to the radio on KFAN, Trevor May's promising start, Joe Mauer's changed approach, Torii Hunter and Trevor Plouffe playing at extremes, Byron Buxton's timetable, Danny Santana turning back into a pumpkin, small crowds at Target Field, what to hope for with Ricky Nolasco, and […]

via Aaron Gleeman April 17, 2015 at 08:03 AM

• "Gleeman and The Geek" is officially back on the radio, starting our fourth season on KFAN this Sunday at 4:00 pm. As always you can listen live on 100.3-FM and KFAN.com streaming audio or you can continue to listen to the show as a podcast via however you've been doing that already. We broadcast […]

Don’t act surprised: Twins build bad bullpen, get bad relief pitching
via Aaron Gleeman April 14, 2015 at 08:03 PM

As part of the frustrating decision-making process that led to choosing the older, lower-upside option to fill nearly every up-for-grabs roster spot coming out of spring training the Twins now have a bullpen stocked with marginal big leaguers. To make matters worse their best setup man, Casey Fien, has been hurt and their lone standout […]

Gleeman and The Geek #189: The Opening Week Blues
via Aaron Gleeman April 12, 2015 at 08:27 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included the Twins' rough opening week, Torii Hunter struggling in the cleanup spot, Trevor May joining the rotation after all, Blaine Boyer going as badly as expected, Harry's Razors giving listeners a nice discount, John Bonnes' trip to Las Vegas, Paul Molitor's willingness to platoon, where […]