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

via Aaron Gleeman November 21, 2014 at 11:05 AM

• Nora Purmort and Aaron Purmort are sort of the official couple of Twin Cities Twitter. They are beloved, both online and in person, and their young son Ralphie Purmort is an Instagram superstar because he's basically the cutest kid of all time. Aaron was diagnosed with a brain tumor shortly after they got married […]

Arbitration-eligible Twins: Tender or non-tender?
via Aaron Gleeman November 18, 2014 at 09:41 PM

December 2 is the deadline for teams to tender 2015 contracts to arbitration-eligible players and the Twins have seven such decisions to make this offseason. There are some no-brainers to keep, some no-brainers to non-tender, and some calls that could go either way. Below you'll find MLB Trade Rumors' projected 2015 salaries for the Twins' […]

Gleeman and The Geek #171: Free Agent Outfielders
via Aaron Gleeman November 16, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included breaking down Torii Hunter and the free agent outfielders available to the Twins, explaining the arbitration process and this offseason's decisions, Starflyer 59's latest album, the latest (in-house) additions to Paul Molitor's coaching staff, donating to Aaron Purmont's family, drinking at Devil's Advocate, and reviewing […]

via Aaron Gleeman November 13, 2014 at 09:17 PM

• Longtime Purdue basketball coach Gene Keady finally got rid of his infamous/hideous combover in the name of love and saving $600 per week. • Craziest story of the week: Robert Swift, former NBA first-round draft pick, is now "a heavily armed heroin addict" who was arrested with "a military-style grenade launcher." • Sad headline […]

Examining the Twins’ free agent options: Outfielders
via Aaron Gleeman November 11, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Most teams coming off four straight 90-loss seasons have obvious holes all over the roster, but the Twins' lineup is pretty well set for 2015. Kurt Suzuki has a new two-year deal at catcher and first baseman Joe Mauer is signed through 2018. Brian Dozier isn't going anywhere at second base and shortstop will be […]

Gleeman and The Geek #170: The New Regime
via Aaron Gleeman November 09, 2014 at 06:11 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included Paul Molitor officially being hired as Twins manager, a Torii Hunter reunion, Tom Brunansky returning as hitting coach, last week's impromptu chat with Tim McIntosh, drinking and talking beer at Town Hall Brewery, thoughts from Molitor's press conference, bad newspaper columnists, good bourbon, and being […]

Twins hire Paul Molitor as manager
via Aaron Gleeman November 04, 2014 at 11:59 AM

It took five weeks and interviews with at least a half-dozen candidates, but in the end the Twins' new manager is the guy everyone always assumed would get the job: Paul Molitor. Molitor is a Minnesota native with a long history in the organization and spent this season on the coaching staff, so hiring him […]

Gleeman and The Geek #169: Paul Molitor!(?)
via Aaron Gleeman November 02, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included the Twins hiring Paul Molitor as their new manager, the odd way the news broke, randomly meeting someone with a World Series ring at New Bohemia, talking to him, and finding out he knows Molitor and a lot more, Byron Buxton's latest injury, Joe Maddon […]

via Aaron Gleeman October 31, 2014 at 11:05 AM

• Shea Serrano at Grantland paid tribute to my beloved Mase and it's basically perfect. • Rapid City, South Dakota native Becky Hammon is now the first female full-time coach in NBA history and Howard Beck wrote an excellent article about her life. • Pitches of 97 miles per hour or faster this season: Royals […]

Twins Notes: Molitor, Maddon, Lovullo, Colabello, Buxton, and chafing
via Aaron Gleeman October 29, 2014 at 11:05 AM

• After interviewing a surprising (to me, at least) number of outside candidates to replace Ron Gardenhire the Twins have settled on a final three of Paul Molitor, Doug Mientkiewicz, and Torey Lovullo. Molitor was on Gardenhire's coaching staff, Mientkiewicz managed the Twins' high Single-A team, and they're both longtime members of the organization. Lovullo […]

Gleeman and The Geek #168: Dreaming Of Joe Maddon
via Aaron Gleeman October 26, 2014 at 09:29 PM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included the Twins' three managerial finalists, the possibility of Joe Maddon entering the mix late, declining Jared Burton's option, getting razors the easy way with Harrys.com, Paul Molitor's path to replacing Ron Gardenhire, selling Kris Johnson to Japan, Rick Anderson's future, the value of a great […]

via Aaron Gleeman October 24, 2014 at 11:05 AM

• Last year I went to Legend's to have drinks and watch the Vikings vs. Giants on Monday Night Football with some friends, in part because it was Josh Freeman's debut. That game proved to be one of the worst I've ever seen, Freeman never started again for the Vikings, and the whole experience was […]

Twins decline $3.6 million option on Jared Burton; bullpen overhaul next?
via Aaron Gleeman October 22, 2014 at 04:41 PM

Rather than keep right-hander Jared Burton around for next season at a cost of $3.6 million the Twins declined his 2015 option and paid him a $200,000 buyout, making the 33-year-old reliever a free agent. Burton was a great scrap-heap pickup for the Twins after his career was derailed by injuries with the Reds and […]

Gleeman and The Geek #167: Payroll and Terry Ryan Quotes
via Aaron Gleeman October 19, 2014 at 08:29 PM

This week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode was recorded at the brand new LynLake Brewery and topics included the Twins' lack of spending, Parker Hageman's lengthy interview with Terry Ryan, how Ron Gardenhire's exit probably happened, the value of outfield defense, fans going from frustrated to angry, playoff payrolls, imagining the Twins as the Vikings, […]

via Aaron Gleeman October 17, 2014 at 11:05 AM

• Approximately one million people sent me the New York Times' "brunch is for jerks" article, but here's the thing: Combining breakfast food and booze is undeniably great. End of story. • UFC announcer Mike Goldberg did play-by-play for the Vikings-Lions game and it was a mess, with botched names and confused calls throughout. Afterward […]

How much payroll space do the Twins have and will they actually spend it?
via Aaron Gleeman October 14, 2014 at 09:35 PM

In the Twins' second season at Target Field their payroll rose to a franchise-record $113 million, but that dropped to $100 million the next year and then dipped below $90 million in each of the past two seasons as general manager Terry Ryan declined to spend a significant portion of the ownership-approved budget. Here's what […]

Gleeman and The Geek #166: Over/Under at 612 Brew
via Aaron Gleeman October 13, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included revisiting our preseason over/under predictions, marveling at the success of Ned Yost, talking beer with Robert Kasak at 612 Brew, the Twins actually bringing in some outside manager candidates, trying to remember the Twins' last playoff win, other teams wanting Ron Gardenhire, the J.J. Hardy […]

My hypothetical Twins MVP ballot
via Aaron Gleeman October 09, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Most Valuable Player of a 70-92 team isn't the most prestigious award, but within their struggles the Twins had plenty of good individual performances. Here's my attempt to rank them: • 1. Phil Hughes I've always found arguments against pitchers being MVPs lacking, because while they don't pitch every day their influence on the games […]

Gleeman and The Geek #165: Mike Berardino and Manager Searches
via Aaron Gleeman October 07, 2014 at 11:05 AM

On this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode we're joined by special guest Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press for beers at New Bohemia and topics included the Twins' manager search, expectations for the offseason, and eating a giant pretzel. Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 165 In addition to the direct download link […]

WAR in the Gardenhire Era
via Aaron Gleeman October 06, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Now that Ron Gardenhire's tenure as Twins manager is over, here are the team's Wins Above Replacement leaders during the 13-season Gardenhire era of 2002-2014: WAR Joe Mauer 46.3 Johan Santana 35.1 Justin Morneau 23.5 Torii Hunter 21.7 Joe Nathan 18.4 Denard Span 17.2 Scott Baker 16.0 Brad Radke 13.4 Michael Cuddyer 12.4 Corey Koskie […]