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

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, […]

Link-O-Rama
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 […]

Who are the worst All-Stars in Twins history?
via Aaron Gleeman July 15, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Because so many All-Star selections are based more on first-half performances than overall track records and there's a rule that every team must be represented by at least one player there have been plenty of head-scratching inclusions over the years. Glen Perkins and Kurt Suzuki are both deserving All-Stars this year, but that hasn't always […]

Gleeman and The Geek #153: All-Star Break
via Aaron Gleeman July 14, 2014 at 12:05 PM

I missed my first ever "Gleeman and The Geek" show because of strep throat and in my absence John Bonnes was joined by Parker Hageman, Kate Butler, Seth Stohs, and Jeremy Nygaard to discuss the Kurt Suzuki dilemma, the Twins buy or stand-pat decision, how to re-work the Home Run Derby, the much-rumored-but-rarely-heard "Beauty and […]

Twins Daily’s “Home Run Happy Hour”
via Aaron Gleeman July 11, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Monday before the Home Run Derby my podcast co-host John Bonnes and rest of the boys at Twins Daily are hosting a happy hour from 4:30 to 6:30 at Mason's Restaurant Barre downtown. I'll be there, along with Bonnes and Parker Hageman and several special guests who're in town for the All-Star festivities. Oh, and […]

Twins Notes: Nolasco, Buxton, Sano, Gordon, Parmelee, and Dozier
via Aaron Gleeman July 08, 2014 at 10:35 PM

• In signing Ricky Nolasco to a four-year, $49 million contract the Twins touted his durability as a major selling point, as the 31-year-old right-hander had started at least 30 games and logged at least 185 innings in five of the previous six seasons. Now, just four months into his Twins career and with an […]

Listen to me on the “No Juice” podcast
via Aaron Gleeman July 07, 2014 at 12:29 PM

There's no new "Gleeman and The Geek" episode this week for the first time in the show's nearly three-year existence because John Bonnes was on vacation and instead of doing the usual guest co-host thing we decided to just take the Fourth of July holiday weekend off, but you can listen to me as a […]

Link-O-Rama
via Aaron Gleeman July 04, 2014 at 11:05 AM

• Headline of the week/weak: "Thief Forgets To Log Off Facebook After Burglarizing Home." • Molly Fitzpatrick's illustrated guide to the best and worst sleeping positions for couples is all kinds of great. • In fairness, who among us hasn't gotten lost in a ... • Next month the A's are holding a "Jewish Heritage Night" […]

What does Jorge Polanco’s early Twins debut mean for his future?
via Aaron Gleeman July 02, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Jorge Polanco's first stint in the big leagues was a brief one and came in something resembling an emergency situation, as the Twins needed infield help and decided to promote a 20-year-old from Single-A rather than make changes to the 40-man roster for a more experienced call-up. In getting five at-bats before a return to […]

Gleeman and The Geek #152: Falling to Pieces In More Ways Than One
via Aaron Gleeman June 29, 2014 at 09:35 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included starting pitching (and podcast hosts) falling apart, Jorge Polanco's rushed arrival, Alex Meyer and Trevor May having issues in the minors, Chris Parmelee as a center fielder, puking in cabs, throwing out backs, Joe Mauer turning things around, Eduardo Escobar returning to earth, Aaron Hicks […]

Hardball Dynasty league openings
via Aaron Gleeman June 27, 2014 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 […]

Twins Notes: Berrios, Vargas, Dozier, Hughes, Hicks, Pino, and Perkins
via Aaron Gleeman June 25, 2014 at 11:05 AM

• Right-hander Jose Berrios and first baseman Kennys Vargas will represent the Twins in the Futures Game, which is MLB's annual prospect showcase as part of the All-Star festivities. Berrios was the Twins' supplemental first-round pick in 2012, going 30 spots after they snagged Byron Buxton. Last season a mediocre ERA hid what was a […]

Gleeman and The Geek #151: Beating the White Sox and Falling Out Of Trees
via Aaron Gleeman June 22, 2014 at 10:41 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included dominating the White Sox, Yohan Pino's impressive debut, Aaron Hicks going back to switch-hitting, Kyle Gibson's mind-changing run, Joe Mauer showing signs of life, Oswaldo Arcia swinging "too hard" for Ron Gardenhire's taste, Tony Gwynn's lasting legacy, and how to have fun and injure yourself […]

Link-O-Rama
via Aaron Gleeman June 20, 2014 at 11:05 AM

• Tony Gwynn: Great baseball player, better dude. • By using facial recognition software Match.com is offering to find someone who looks like your ex for the low, low price of $5,000. • Ryan Howard responded to Nickelback-listening allegations, which are very serious. • I've had this blog since 2002, so I'm biased, but it's […]

Gleeman and The Geek #150: Mixed Messages, Done Deduno, and Cat Fancy
via Aaron Gleeman June 15, 2014 at 08:41 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included Sam Deduno being on thin ice, pitching prospects Alex Meyer and Trevor May being almost ready, the Twins sending mixed messages about now vs. later, Josmil Pinto's demotion, weird phobias, Trevor Plouffe and Aaron Hicks getting hurt, the end of the line with Jason Kubel, […]