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 August 28, 2014 at 11:41 PM

• We're broadcasting next week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode live from the KFAN booth at the State Fair from 4-6 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Come sit in the bleachers and stare at us. And also bring me some Sweet Martha's Cookies. • On a related note, Sweet Martha's Cookies generates the most State Fair revenue […]

Hardball Dynasty league openings
via Aaron Gleeman August 27, 2014 at 11:17 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 #159: What To Watch In September
via Aaron Gleeman August 24, 2014 at 07:17 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included Terry Ryan all but saying Ron Gardenhire will be back in 2015, broadcasting live from the Twins Daily light rail pub crawl with various special guests, and discussing things we want to see in September including Joe Mauer, Danny Santana, Aaron Hicks, Phil Hughes, Brian […]

via Aaron Gleeman August 22, 2014 at 11:05 AM

• Ron Gardenhire admitted to knowing of Fan Graphs and, despite this being 2014 and his being a highly paid baseball manager, everyone was rightfully shocked. Which is funny, but also not. • I mean, did someone really "fake their own death" if one phone call to their parents immediately blows up the entire scheme? […]

Phil Hughes, Ace
via Aaron Gleeman August 20, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Phil Hughes has been the Twins' best starter with a 3.76 ERA in 25 starts, yet that good but not great ERA vastly understates just how well he's actually pitched. He ranks 10th in the league with 140 strikeouts while issuing just 15 walks in 158 innings for a 9.3-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio that leads all […]

Gleeman and The Geek #158: Just a Concussion and The Purge
via Aaron Gleeman August 17, 2014 at 07:17 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included trading Josh Willingham to the Royals, Byron Buxton's incredibly scary injury, what to expect from Ricky Nolasco, where Danny Santana should be playing defensively, what to make of Oswaldo Arcia through one full season, appreciating Phil Hughes' excellence, the launch of Vikings Journal, and whether […]

via Aaron Gleeman August 14, 2014 at 10:11 PM

• From the same doofuses who brought you Twins Daily comes a new Minnesota sports website on which you can kill countless hours while at work: Vikings Journal. • Shocked and appalled that Gleeman-Bonnes didn't make the New York Times' extensive "Twitter power couples" list. • Twins fans know all too well that there's no […]

Twins trade Josh Willingham and Kevin Correia
via Aaron Gleeman August 13, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Any realistic potential for the Twins to make a major move at the trade deadline likely revolved around dealing away All-Star catcher Kurt Suzuki, but instead they signed the impending free agent to a two-year, $12 million contract extension and chose only to make a handful of minor deals to remove veterans from the margins […]

Gleeman and The Geek #157: Oodbye Evin Orreia
via Aaron Gleeman August 10, 2014 at 07:47 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included Kevin Correia's long-awaited departure, Trevor May's shaky arrival, upside vs. known quantities, Joe Mauer's impending return, Francisco Liriano and Vance Worley thriving together, playing Danny Santana at shortstop, the good and bad of Twitter, penthouse plans, and car-buying 101. Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 157 […]

via Aaron Gleeman August 07, 2014 at 10:41 PM

• Former general manager turned media member Jim Bowden had a very rough trade deadline and made things worse for himself at every stop along the way. • I'm so sick of these nerds like Glen Perkins trying to act like they know so much about baseball when they never even played the game. • […]

Oswaldo Arcia, lefties on lefties, and swinging “too hard”
via Aaron Gleeman August 05, 2014 at 11:23 PM

After a promising rookie campaign last year Oswaldo Arcia has been a mess for most of this season, hitting .199 with 56 strikeouts in 44 games since homering in back-to-back games in early June. He's been particularly helpless versus left-handed pitching, hitting .180 with 24 strikeouts in 68 plate appearances for the season, and Ron […]

Gleeman and The Geek #156: Trade Deadline Recap
via Aaron Gleeman August 03, 2014 at 07:23 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included swapping Sam Fuld for Tommy Milone, extending Kurt Suzuki, calling up Kennys Vargas, being a curmudgeon, looking for Alex Meyer and Trevor May, learning new things that sound dirty, overvaluing prospects, claiming Jordan Schafer off waivers, checking in on Aaron Hicks, Oswaldo Arcia struggling versus […]

Twins trade Sam Fuld for Tommy Milone, sign Kurt Suzuki to extension
via Aaron Gleeman August 01, 2014 at 11:05 AM

This year's otherwise hectic and blockbuster-filled trade deadline came and went yesterday afternoon without a big splash from the Twins, but they did make one trade and one non-trade by sending outfielder Sam Fuld to the A's for left-hander Tommy Milone and signing catcher Kurt Suzuki to a two-year, $12 million contract extension with a […]

Twins Notes: Morales, Pryor, Guerrier, Pressly, Worley, and Buxton
via Aaron Gleeman July 30, 2014 at 11:05 AM

• The money meant nothing to a team $20 million under budget, but signing Kendrys Morales carried more downside for the Twins than commonly believed because his performance was tough to predict after sitting out the first two months of the season and the move meant stalling Josmil Pinto's development in favor of a potentially inferior […]

Gleeman and The Geek #155: Ron Gardenhire’s Donut Machine
via Aaron Gleeman July 27, 2014 at 07:59 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included how thin the ice is for Ron Gardenhire and maybe even Terry Ryan, trading Kendrys Morales to Seattle, other potential trades before the July 31 deadline, John Bonnes' rap knowledge, Chuck Knoblauch, Kirby Puckett, and the Twins' Hall of Fame, the August 23 pub crawl, […]

via Aaron Gleeman July 24, 2014 at 11:35 PM

• More on this later, probably, but here's my quick write-up of the Twins cutting bait on Kendrys Morales and actually getting something potentially useful in return. • Last year's "Light Rail Pub Crawl" was a huge success and incredibly fun, so we've decided to do it again (well, mostly Twins Daily, but I tag […]

What are the Twins’ trade deadline options?
via Aaron Gleeman July 23, 2014 at 11:05 AM

As the Twins stumble toward a fourth consecutive losing season next week's trade deadline is an opportunity to acquire young talent to aid the ongoing rebuilding effort. But will any of the Twins' obvious trade candidates be in enough demand to actually fetch significant long-term help? And does it make sense for the Twins to […]

Gleeman and The Geek #154: Sellers!
via Aaron Gleeman July 20, 2014 at 07:59 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included the All-Star experience, the Twins making it clear they should be sellers at the trade deadline, what to do with Kurt Suzuki, my illnesses, John Bonnes' dancing, paying to get rid of Ricky Nolasco, details on the August pub crawl, why Danny Santana is rushed […]

Reviewing the Twins’ first half: Pitchers
via Aaron Gleeman July 18, 2014 at 11:05 AM

For all the talk about and money spent on improving their starting pitching the Twins' rotation ranks 28th in ERA among the 30 teams. Last year they ranked 30th. Two years ago they ranked 29th. Three years ago they ranked 26th. And even with some pretty good relief work included the Twins' pitching staff has […]

Reviewing the Twins’ first half: Hitters
via Aaron Gleeman July 17, 2014 at 11:05 AM

After getting on base at a .353 clip and averaging 5.5 runs per game in April to inspire talk of a new, ultra-patient offensive approach the Twins have a .310 on-base percentage and 3.9 runs per game since May 1. Overall they're in the middle of the pack in offense, walking a lot and hitting […]