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

Who will the Twins purge from the 40-man roster this offseason?
via Aaron Gleeman October 09, 2015 at 06:09 AM

At the beginning of each offseason every team goes through the ritual housecleaning of shedding players from the 40-man roster to prepare for a winter of adding new players and protecting new prospects. Despite improving from one of MLB's worst teams to a Wild Card contender the Twins have no shortage of marginal big leaguers […]

Eight big positives to take from the Twins’ half-full, half-empty season
via Aaron Gleeman October 06, 2015 at 10:33 AM

There are half-full and half-empty ways to view the Twins' season. On the half-full side they won 83 games compared to a Las Vegas over/under of 72.5 and local optimism topping out around 78, emerging as a contender ahead of schedule. On the half-empty side they made plenty of decisions on playing time, player evaluation, […]

Gleeman and The Geek #218: The Weekend That Wasn’t
via Aaron Gleeman October 04, 2015 at 07:09 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode included saying goodbye to another Twins season, falling just short of the second Wild Card spot, half-full vs. half-empty, how to assess Torii Hunter, what to expect from the offseason, Paul Molitor's first year on the job, getting razor's from Harrys.com, Brian Dozier's strikeout record, Miguel […]

Gleeman and The Geek #217: Do Or Die
via Aaron Gleeman September 28, 2015 at 02:51 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode included the final week of the season, breaking down the wild card contenders' schedules, Tyler Duffey and which mediocre starter inspires the most hope, going nuts at the Verizon store, Max Kepler's debut, super moons at LynLake Brewery, not forgetting about Byron Buxton, and trying to […]

Gleeman and The Geek #216: Clinging To The Wild Card
via Aaron Gleeman September 20, 2015 at 11:21 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode included the Twins' playoff odds being on life support, Paul Molitor on experience vs. youth, riding or dying with Mike Pelfrey, recapping the Twins Daily pub crawl, Torii Hunter coming back to life, getting razors from Harrys.com, the least of the rotation evils, strikeouts vs. double […]

Will the Twins use Trevor May as a starter or reliever?
via Aaron Gleeman September 15, 2015 at 11:33 PM

Turning failed starting pitchers into successful relief pitchers is common practice across baseball and the Twins have done it frequently for decades, finding most of the top closers and many of the top setup men in team history that way. Trevor May looks likely to be their latest starter turned reliever after thriving in the […]

Gleeman and The Geek #215: September Contenders
via Aaron Gleeman September 14, 2015 at 09:27 AM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode included going back to podcast-only, bar-hopping mode, hitting the over on 72.5 wins, beating up the White Sox, Eddie Rosario's odds of turning back into a pumpkin, Eduardo Escobar's hot streak, Torii Hunter showing signs of life, Trevor May's future role, not calling up Max Kepler […]

Gleeman and The Geek #214: Three Men And The Geek
via Aaron Gleeman September 06, 2015 at 10:33 PM

For the first time in four years of the show I had a planned absence for a "Gleeman and The Geek" episode, so John Bonnes brought in three different co-hosts to replace me and talk about ... I dunno, I wasn't there. Listen and find out. Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 214 In addition to […]

Eduardo Escobar can be the Twins’ shortstop solution … if they let him
via Aaron Gleeman September 02, 2015 at 09:45 PM

Shortstop has been a weakness for the Twins since ... well, forever, basically. Roy Smalley is the best shortstop in team history, Zoillo Versalles won the AL MVP award in 1965, and Greg Gagne was a solid all-around starter for two World Series winners, but for the most part Twins shortstops have been an underwhelming […]

Meet the Twins’ September call-ups
via Aaron Gleeman September 01, 2015 at 02:15 PM

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. Top pitching prospect Jose Berrios remains in the minors, where he's started 26 games and thrown 161 innings this season while the Twins compete for a Wild Card spot with a […]

Gleeman and The Geek #213: Spooning With Sano
via Aaron Gleeman August 30, 2015 at 06:57 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode included the Twins making it to September very much in Wild Card contention, a struggling Byron Buxton vs. a washed up Torii Hunter, whether the Twins will call up Jose Berrios to help a faltering rotation, the third annual Twins Daily pub crawl, feeling old at […]

Gleeman and The Geek #212: Crowded Roster Problems
via Aaron Gleeman August 27, 2015 at 08:51 AM

On this special midweek, podcast-only "Gleeman and the Geek" episode we watched the Twins-Rays game and talked about Byron Buxton's place on the roster, the Twins' crowded starting rotation, how the Twins' remaining schedule compares to their rivals, giving up your first born child, the turnaround of the bullpen, the joys of a pennant race, […]

Gleeman and The Geek #211: Sano + Buxton = Wins
via Aaron Gleeman August 23, 2015 at 08:21 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included Byron Buxton joining Miguel Sano for a bunch of wins, the Twins trading for Neal Cotts, Glen Perkins coming back sooner than expected, Aaron Hicks getting hurt, whether there's any hope for Joe Mauer, and gross middle-aged white guys. Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 211 […]

Gleeman and The Geek #210: Back To The Future
via Aaron Gleeman August 16, 2015 at 08:33 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included Phil Hughes getting hurt, Jose Berrios not being called up, Tyler Duffey's bounceback, being delayed by golf, sending your kids off to college, Torii Hunter getting old, Miguel vs. Miguel Sano, gambling problems, changing from a marathon to a sprint, strong-armed outfields, and celebrating the […]

Gleeman and The Geek #209: Buxton Gets Arcia’d
via Aaron Gleeman August 12, 2015 at 11:33 AM

Topics for this special midweek, podcast-only "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included Byron Buxton disappearing from the Twins' immediate plans, the possibility of trading Trevor Plouffe, Max Kepler's breakout season, Kurt Suzuki being skeptical of numbers, buying a mattress from Casper, clearing the 2016 outfield logjam, Terry Ryan's job security, and getting the meat sweats […]

Breakout season puts prospect Max Kepler in Twins’ long-term plans
via Aaron Gleeman August 11, 2015 at 02:57 PM

Max Kepler was signed out of Germany as a 16-year-old in 2009, receiving $800,000 the same year the Twins handed a record $3.15 million bonus to 16-year-old Dominican shortstop Miguel Sano. Six years later Sano is establishing himself as the Twins' best hitter while making the idea of his massive frame ever playing shortstop seem […]

Gleeman and The Geek #208: Free Fallin’
via Aaron Gleeman August 09, 2015 at 07:21 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included the Twins' collapse, rotation ugliness and Trevor May staying in the bullpen, Jose Berrios' timetable, Byron Buxton's rehab, Aaron Hicks' extreme splits, Tyler Duffey's rough debut, Chris Herrmann vs. Eric Fryer, Carlos Correa being a superstar already, the Tigers firing Dave Dombrowski, and reviewing Lollapalooza […]

Twins Notes: Duffey, May, O’Rourke, Hicks, Sano, Mauer, and Hendriks
via Aaron Gleeman August 06, 2015 at 02:45 PM

• Tyler Duffey allowed a grand total of one homer in 540 plate appearances between Double-A and Triple-A this season and then served up two homers in his Twins debut, including one to the second MLB hitter he faced. Based on the "game score" statistic Duffey had the seventh-worst debut start in Twins history. Who […]

Gleeman and The Geek #207: Kevin Jepsen, Trade (For) Me Maybe
via Aaron Gleeman August 02, 2015 at 09:15 PM

Parker Hageman of Twins Daily stepped in as co-host on this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode and topics included the Twins trading for Kevin Jepsen, Tommy Milone's injury, Tyler Duffey joining the rotation, Aaron Hicks' improvement, Byron Buxton's next step, Danny Santana and Jorge Polanco going to the minors, whether or not to worry […]

Deadline deal: Twins acquire reliever Kevin Jepsen from Rays
via Aaron Gleeman July 31, 2015 at 04:21 PM

Faced with clear weaknesses at shortstop, catcher, and reliever heading into Friday afternoon's trade deadline the Twins addressed only the bullpen, acquiring right-hander Kevin Jepsen from the Rays in exchange for pitching prospects Chih-Wei Hu and Alexis Tapia. Their lack of activity should come as no surprise, in part because the Twins are typically fairly […]