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 #162: Beers With A Reporter, Starring Phil Miller
via Aaron Gleeman September 14, 2014 at 11:05 PM

On this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode we were joined by Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune and topics included Ron Gardenhire handling the losing, Trevor May's turnaround, Danny Santana's rookie season, whether the timetable for contention has been pushed back, Tommy Milone being damaged goods, the value of stealing bases beyond the […]

via Aaron Gleeman September 11, 2014 at 10:59 PM

• Every night at the Arby's in Uptown at least one doofus tries to use the drive-through on foot and I've never once thought "I bet that's a fugitive." • Can someone please tell Gwyneth Paltrow thanks but not thanks. We're all set. • Taylor Swift and Katy Perry are feuding over John Mayer, whose […]

Twins Notes: Santana, Escobar, St. Peter, Thorpe, Mauer, and May
via Aaron Gleeman September 10, 2014 at 11:05 AM

• Danny Santana picked a bad season to be a .320-hitting rookie center fielder, because White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is hitting .317/.378/.590 with 33 homers and will run away with the Rookie of the Year award. However, assuming that he doesn't go into a prolonged slump down the stretch Santana's performance would be […]

Gleeman and The Geek #161: Back to the Bars and Tone Deaf
via Aaron Gleeman September 07, 2014 at 10:41 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included returning to podcast-only mode at Mason's Barre after another season on the radio, breaking down the September call-ups, whether the Twins "get it" or not, the bullpen implosion, brand surveys and Keith Olbermann, comparing the Twins to the United States Postal Service, how much to […]

via Aaron Gleeman September 05, 2014 at 11:05 AM

• As part of a "brand survey" sent out by the Twins' marketing department fans were asked the following question via e-mail: Those options are wildly optimistic for a team headed for a fourth consecutive 90-loss season and to ask fans if their brand is more "quality and luxury" or "efficient and forward-thinking" struck me […]

Meet the Twins’ September call-ups
via Aaron Gleeman September 03, 2014 at 11:05 AM

September 1 roster expansion means an assortment of new and sort-of-new players added to the Twins' roster for the final month of the season, so here's a look at the call-ups: • Aaron Hicks, 24-year-old outfielder Hicks has been bad enough in 129 games for the Twins--hitting .194 with poor defense--that his status as a […]

Gleeman and The Geek #160: Live From The State Fair
via Aaron Gleeman September 01, 2014 at 06:47 PM

This week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode was recorded live in front of an audience from the KFAN booth at the Minnesota State Fair. Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 160 In addition to the direct download link above you can also subscribe to the podcast via iTunes. Here's what we looked like during the show: […]

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 […]