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: 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 […]

To catch a prospect: Where to find the Twins’ top minor leaguers
via Aaron Gleeman April 10, 2015 at 08:39 AM

One of the ways Twins fans can attempt to avoid losing their minds during what looks likely to be a fifth straight forgettable season at Target Field is to keep tabs on what's happening down on the farm. Thanks to high draft picks and veteran-for-prospect trades the Twins have amassed one of MLB's two or […]

Ervin Santana suspended 80 games, Twins turn back to Mike Pelfrey
via Aaron Gleeman April 07, 2015 at 09:45 PM

Well, at least Mike Pelfrey is happy again. This offseason the Twins signed Ervin Santana to a four-year, $55 million deal that stands as the largest free agent contract in team history and now, before he could even throw a pitch in a game that counts, he's been suspended for half the season. Santana tested […]

Gleeman and The Geek #188: Santana’s Suspension and AL Central Over/Unders
via Aaron Gleeman April 05, 2015 at 11:03 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included Ervin Santana being suspended for 80 games, over/under win totals for the Twins and other AL Central teams, laughing at a funeral, Josmil Pinto losing the backup catcher job, Mike Pelfrey getting his wish, Kyle Gibson needing to step up, and basically everyone outside of […]

Season preview: Are the Twins ready to stop losing?
via Aaron Gleeman April 03, 2015 at 08:57 AM

Nearly everyone involved with the Twins, from players and new manager Paul Molitor to general manager Terry Ryan and owner Jim Pohlad, seems convinced the team is poised to take a big step forward. Nearly everyone not involved with the Twins, from national writers and Las Vegas oddsmakers to numbers-driven projection systems and cranky local […]

Opening Day roster takes shape as Twins choose veterans over upside
via Aaron Gleeman March 31, 2015 at 12:15 PM

Some were expected and some were unexpected, but all of the Twins' slew of roster moves skew toward veteran mediocrity. Jordan Schafer is the starting center fielder and Shane Robinson is his backup, with both Aaron Hicks and Eddie Rosario sent to Triple-A. Tommy Milone is the fifth starter, Mike Pelfrey stays on the roster […]

Gleeman and The Geek #187: Roster Reactions and Dozier’s Deal
via Aaron Gleeman March 29, 2015 at 03:33 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included the Twins demoting Alex Meyer, Trevor May, Aaron Hicks, and Eddie Rosario to Triple-A, choosing Tommy Milone for the rotation, moving an angry Mike Pelfrey to the bullpen, signing Brian Dozier to a $20 million contract, trusting spring training numbers, what to drink at Mason's […]

Twins sign Brian Dozier to four-year, $20 million contract
via Aaron Gleeman March 24, 2015 at 10:09 PM

Second baseman Brian Dozier and the Twins have agreed to a four-year, $20 million contract, which begins immediately by bumping his 2015 salary from the MLB minimum to $2 million and then covers his three arbitration seasons at a cost of $3 million in 2016, $6 million in 2017, and $9 million in 2018. Dozier […]

Gleeman and The Geek #186: Stathead Molitor, Dad Gardy, and Over/Unders
via Aaron Gleeman March 22, 2015 at 09:45 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included Paul Molitor showing stat-head tendencies, Ron Gardenhire going full-on dad mode, gambling on the over/under win totals for AL East and AL West teams, giving away season ticket packages from the Minnesota Farm Growers, top prospects Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, Jose Berrios, and Alex Meyer […]

When should the Twins call up Buxton, Sano, and Berrios?
via Aaron Gleeman March 18, 2015 at 06:09 AM

Putting an early end to all the "will they make the Opening Day roster?" questions, the Twins sent top prospects Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, and Jose Berrios to the minor-league side of camp. All three players are expected to begin the season at Double-A, where they'll likely be joined by fellow top-15 prospects Jorge Polanco, […]

Gleeman and The Geek #185: Rosario Time?
via Aaron Gleeman March 15, 2015 at 11:21 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included Eddie Rosario's chances of stealing the center field job from Aaron Hicks, Mark Hamburger's case for a bullpen spot, winning Twins season tickets from the Minnesota Corn Growers, Spider-Man the internet repair guy, Joe Nathan being a mess, Kevin Correia finding a new home, eating […]

via Aaron Gleeman March 13, 2015 at 08:51 AM

• I'll bet the guys in Lifehouse were super pumped about their super fun plane concert and then they saw Jonah Keri's tweets. • My dad was on WCCO news being interviewed about getting free tickets from Kevin Garnett. • Stephon Marbury scored 38 points to beat likely top-five pick Emmanuel Mudiay's team in the […]

Top 40 Twins Prospects of 2015: System Overview
via Aaron Gleeman March 10, 2015 at 09:45 PM

Also in this series: 1-5, 6-10 11-15, 16-20, 21-25, 26-30, 31-35, 36-40. My annual series ranking and profiling the Twins' top prospects concluded last week, so here's the complete list of 40 players along with links to each individual write-up and an overview of the farm system as a whole: 1. Byron Buxton, CF 21. […]

Gleeman and The Geek #184: Molitor’s Philosophies and Extending Dozier
via Aaron Gleeman March 08, 2015 at 11:33 AM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included whether the Twins should sign Brian Dozier to an extension, Paul Molitor's quotes about managing philosophies, talking with Adam Czech of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association about a season ticket package giveaway contest for listeners, 612 Brew's new cans and where to get them, Mike […]

Top 40 Twins Prospects of 2015: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
via Aaron Gleeman March 03, 2015 at 09:05 PM

Also in this series: 11-15, 16-20, 21-25, 26-30, 31-35, 36-40. 5. Kohl Stewart | Starter | DOB: 10/94 | Throws: Right | Draft: 2013-1 YEAR LV G GS ERA IP H HR SO BB 2013 RK- 6 3 1.69 16.0 12 0 16 3 RK+ 1 1 0.00 4.0 1 0 8 1 2014 A- […]