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

Gleeman and The Geek #234: Carlos Quentin and The Lost Recordings
via Aaron Gleeman February 07, 2016 at 10:31 AM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode included Carlos Quentin's minor-league deal with the Twins, Winter Meltdown highs and lows, Terry Ryan's quotes about Ricky Nolasco and Danny Santana, what happened to Episode 233, Tim Laudner's anti-stats stance, Miguel Sano's non-weight loss, Byron Buxton's still-strong prospect rankings, and changing recipes at 612 Brew. […]

Top 40 Twins Prospects of 2016: 40, 39, 38, 37, 36
via Aaron Gleeman February 04, 2016 at 10:31 PM

40. Pat Dean | Starter | DOB: 5/89 | Throws: Left | Draft: 2010-3 YEAR LV G GS ERA IP H HR SO BB 2013 AA 22 22 4.68 125.0 151 12 61 17 AAA 6 6 2.02 40.0 38 0 22 5 2014 AA 26 26 4.81 144.0 192 20 83 31 2015 AAA […]

Gleeman and The Geek #232: Meltdown Preview (and Melting Down)
via Aaron Gleeman January 24, 2016 at 07:25 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode included Twins Daily's upcoming "Winter Meltdown" event featuring Carl Pavano, ZiPS projections for the Twins' starting rotation, avoiding arbitration with Kevin Jepsen, Family Feud, claiming Mike Strong off waivers, Terry Ryan's quotes about free agency, Justin Upton signing with the Tigers, and arguing until we can't […]

Gleeman and The Geek #231: Projecting the Twins’ Hitters
via Aaron Gleeman January 17, 2016 at 06:49 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode included examining the ZiPS projections for the Twins' hitters, explaining the arbitration process and the Twins' six cases for 2016, turning an apartment into a petri dish, murdering someone for $400,000, Chris Davis getting $161 million from the Orioles, Ian Kennedy getting $70 million from the […]

Gleeman and The Geek #230: Chicken Soup for the Vikings Fan Soul
via Aaron Gleeman January 11, 2016 at 09:43 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode included the most depressing losses in Minnesota sports history, projecting the Twins' rotation and bullpen, checking in on Denard Span and Ben Revere, asking if Tyler Duffey will get a fair shot, wondering where Josmil Pinto will wind up, remembering Joe Nathan, debating arms versus legs, […]

Gleeman and The Geek #229: Birthday Boys and No New Toys
via Aaron Gleeman January 03, 2016 at 07:49 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode included the Twins' continued lack of moves, projecting the Opening Day roster, a hangover-causing birthday party, why the Twins can't have an announcer like Jim Petersen, Major League vs. Bull Durham, Oswaldo Arcia's remaining window, Aroldis Chapman to the Yankees, New Year's resolutions, and whether Kent […]

Power Rankings: Top 30 Twin Cities Tweeters Of 2015
via Aaron Gleeman December 30, 2015 at 09:55 PM

Two years ago, in a half-joking response to City Pages publishing a "Top Twin Cities Twitterers" article, I came up with my own rankings. Despite stirring up incredible controversy and ruining many friendships I did it again last year. And now "third annual" makes it sounds like an actual thing, so here we are. Below […]

Gleeman and The Geek #228: Not Such Abad Episode
via Aaron Gleeman December 21, 2015 at 08:37 AM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode included Trevor May being bullpen bound, Fernando Abad possibly joining him, all the AL Central teams going for it in 2016, projecting Byung Ho Park from numbers and scouting, when to swear on a podcast, Johnny Cueto's big but reasonable contract with the Giants, eating way […]

Gleeman and The Geek #227: Much Ado About Nothing
via Aaron Gleeman December 15, 2015 at 06:19 AM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode included the Twins' slow week at the winter meetings, the escalating cost of good relief pitching, new signs that Trevor Plouffe will remain in Minnesota, mattress updates, Danny Santana's future, Michael Cuddyer's retirement, beer and jewelry at LynLake Brewery, losing Rule 5 flamethrower Zack Jones, and […]

Gleeman and The Geek #226: Park-Sano-Plouffe Love Triangle
via Aaron Gleeman December 06, 2015 at 09:15 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode included Byung Ho Park's affordable contract, Miguel Sano's move to the outfield, the wisdom of hanging onto Trevor Plouffe, the Twins' arbitration offers to Casey Fien and Eduardo Nunez, our big Saturday together, the latest catching addition John Hicks, a former man-crush on Joe Benson, and […]

Twins spend $25 million to add Korean slugger Byung Ho Park
via Aaron Gleeman December 01, 2015 at 09:15 PM

Three weeks after placing the high bid of $12.85 million to secure an exclusive, 30-day negotiating window with Korean slugger Byung Ho Park the Twins signed the 29-year-old first baseman to a four-year, $12 million contract that includes a $6.5 million team option for a fifth year. It's a very team-friendly deal and reports from […]

Gleeman and The Geek #224: Aaron Hicks for John Ryan Murphy
via Aaron Gleeman November 15, 2015 at 09:15 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode included the Twins trading Aaron Hicks to the Yankees for John Ryan Murphy, whether Hicks will be another Carlos Gomez, the new odds of trading Trevor Plouffe or playing Miguel Sano in the outfield, other catcher options the Twins bypassed for Murphy, getting something for Chris […]

Twins trade Aaron Hicks to Yankees for John Ryan Murphy
via Aaron Gleeman November 11, 2015 at 02:59 PM

In a move that clears some of their outfield logjam and brings in a much-needed alternative to Kurt Suzuki behind the plate, the Twins traded 26-year-old center fielder Aaron Hicks to the Yankees for 24-year-old catcher John Ryan Murphy. It's a classic example of dealing from an organization-wide area of strength (young outfielders) to address […]

Twins secure Byung-ho Park negotiating rights with $12.85 million bid
via Aaron Gleeman November 10, 2015 at 09:05 AM

In one of the most unexpected, out-of-nowhere moves in team history the Twins out-bid 29 other MLB teams for exclusive negotiating rights to Korean first baseman Byung-ho Park. Their high bid was $12.85 million, which goes to his Korean Baseball Organization team for a 30-day window in which to negotiate a separate contract with Park. […]

Gleeman and The Geek #223: Byung-ho Park
via Aaron Gleeman November 10, 2015 at 08:23 AM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode included anything and everything Byung-ho Park and the Twins' winning $12.85 million bid for the Korean slugger. Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 223 In addition to the direct download link above you can also subscribe to the podcast via iTunes. This week's blog content is sponsored […]

Examining the Twins’ free agent options: Catchers
via Aaron Gleeman November 08, 2015 at 06:11 PM

Kurt Suzuki signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Twins two winters ago and then parlayed a good first half into a two-year, $12 million extension six months later only to resume being the same terrible hitter from 2010-2013. He ranked 24th among 28 regular catchers with a .610 OPS and posted poor pitch-framing […]

Gleeman and The Geek #222: Torii and Gardy
via Aaron Gleeman November 01, 2015 at 09:23 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode included Torii Hunter's retirement and place in Twins history, Ron Gardenhire finishing runner-up for a job and being a Halloween costume, Justin Morneau on the open market, why "general manager" has a new meaning in some front offices, why Rick Anderson has been AWOL, shaving heads […]

Trevor Plouffe, Miguel Sano, and the Twins’ future at third base
via Aaron Gleeman October 28, 2015 at 04:23 AM

Trevor Plouffe was a high school shortstop from California when the Twins drafted him with the 20th overall pick in 2004. At the time some teams preferred Plouffe's upside as a pitcher, but the Twins viewed him as a shortstop and that's where he played year after year in the minors. In all Plouffe logged […]

Gleeman and The Geek #221: Hot Dogs and Sushi
via Aaron Gleeman October 25, 2015 at 05:53 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode included a possible Twins reunion with A.J. Pierzynski, Ron Gardenhire's rejection letters, hot dogs, beer, and sushi at Kyatchi, searching for bullpen help, the first batch of 40-man roster cuts, how to pronounce cauliflower, the magic of Tom Selleck, putting odds on the Twins' rotation next […]

Gleeman and The Geek #220: Aaron The Bookie
via Aaron Gleeman October 19, 2015 at 09:33 AM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode included previewing the offseason by discussing the Twins' future budget, Kurt Suzuki's future platoon partner, Trevor Plouffe's future employer, Eduardo Escobar's future role, Torii Hunter's future salary, Byron Buxton's future location, stuffing maws with Iron Door Pub's food, saving money with Harry's Razors, and answering Twitter […]