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  1. Gleeman and the Geek: Ep 53: Goodbye Danny, Hello Nishi

    Aaron and John talk about dumping Danny Valencia, bringing back Tsuyoshi Nishioka, what the trade deadline inactivity means, what can be done about the Twins' medical staff, John's new motorcycle, Alex Wimmers' elbow surgery, and a report about Miguel Sano and the Beloit prospects from special guest Seth Stohs. Here are:



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  2. State Of The Community Update

    The trade deadline is a significant event in Twins Dailyís calendar and now that itís over, I thought we might give an update on how the community is faring.


    • We have 1923 registered users and 963 of them have contributed at least one post to the site.
    • We have 2209 threads with 40,120 posts. Each month, the number of posts has been increasing by 24%.
    • 133 members have tried blogging and produced 1342 posts.
    • Over 150,000 unique visitors have stopped by the site since we
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  3. Other Voices

    Two weeks ago on Gleeman and the Geek, Aaron Gleeman and I argued about Francisco Liriano. In Liriano's previous outing he had struck out 15 batters but lost the game when he gave up a grand slam in the fourth inning. Aaron chaffed at the portrayal of Liriano as "mentally weak" while I felt that Liriano, at the very least, had trouble pulling himself out of a nosedive when he started struggling.

    Anyone who listens to the podcast knows that Aaron and I arguing some perceived point into ...
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  4. Gleeman and the Geek: Ep 52 Liriano to the White Sox

    Aaron and John talk about the Francisco Liriano trade, break down the prospects from the White Sox and the Twins' reasoning for the deal, get sad with Otis Redding, welcome back Danny Valencia, look ahead to potential other moves before the deadline, marvel at Lew Ford, update Alex Wimmers' health, and then John leaves and Aaron does a solo podcast with the help of Twitter questions. Here are:


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  5. Ten Things I HATE About The Liriano Trade

    Ten Things I HATE About The Liriano Trade

    I started making a list of the top 10 things I hate about this trade for todayís Gleeman and the Geek podcast. Iím up to #28.

    (Kill me. Or better yet, add on in the comments section.)

    1. I hate that after waiting out the market so Liriano was the best remaining rental, the Twins traded him after his one terrible start in the last two months and less than 24 hours before a possible redeeming start.

    2. I ...
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  6. Evaluating Francisco Lirianoís Trade Market

    Two big pitching trades have been made this week and several more have been close. With all that activity, could it be that Terry Ryan has missed his chance to maximize his return on Francisco Liriano?

    I donít think so, but I also doubt weíll see a move soon.

    Still Lots Of Interest
    The Tigers acquired Anibal Sanchez on Monday and the Pirates traded for Wandy Rodriguez on Tuesday. Both are top notch pitchers that could be viewed as comparable (or better) than Liriano. ...
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  7. Big Trades Impact Twins

    Two huge trades went through yesterday and both of them impact the Twins to some degree.

    Yankees Acquire Ichiro Suzuki
    Yesterday the Yankees acquired Ichiro Suzuki (and cash) for little more than a lesser prospect and a waiver wire pickup. It had been reported that they had explored trades for both Denard Span and Shane Victorino of the Phillies, so this gives the Twins one less suitor to court. But it doesnít properly reflect the market.

    In nearly all respects except ...
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  8. Gleeman & the Geek Ep 51: Trade Deadline Rises

    Aaron and John talk about Francisco Liriano's fluctuating trade value, whether Denard Span will also be on the move, why Aaron can't make friends, John's mid-life crisis, the Dark Knight Rises, Aaron Hicks' bounceback, and mailbag questions from Twitter. Here are:


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  9. Trade Target Team Profile: Red Sox

    The Big Picture

    The Red Sox season has been a mess. Check that Ė the Red Sox season, offseason and end of last season has been a Hoarders-episode-sized mess. There was last Septemberís meltdown, firing the coach, firing/losing their GM, naming a new GM, overruling the GM about the new coach, who then alienates several team leaders one of whom ends up being tradedÖ.

    And theyíre still just one game out of BOTH wild card spots.

    There are a lot of desperate ...
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  10. Gleeman & the Geek Ep 50: Waving the White Flag

    Aaron and John talk about once again rooting for the worst team in the league, why Francisco Liriano is like religion, what defines an "A" or "B" prospect in trade talks, how passing on Mark Appel makes even more sense now, celebrating our 50th episode, Matt Capps' return, Carl Pavano's non-return, Aaron's refined drinking habits, and a whole bunch of mailbag questions from listeners via Twitter. Here are:



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  11. Trade Target Team Profile: The Pittsburgh Pirates

    The Big Picture
    The Pirates are in first place at the All-Star Break. Oops - hold on. I didnít say that with the right emphasis. Let me try again. The PIRATES are in FIRST F*$%ING PLACE at the ALL-STAR BREAK.

    Wha? How?
    Thatís a fair question, considering their offense has scored 345 runs this year, 21st in the majors. The answer is that their pitching and defense has been outstanding, resulting in the 5th best team ERA in the league.

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  12. The Twins 2013 Payroll Crunch

    How low can it go? Not a whole lot lower.

    According to USAToday, the Minnesota Twins dropped their payroll $18.5M from last year ($112M) to this year ($94M). And while the mantra coming out of Target Field is that ďpayroll isnít that importantĒ ask youself: where this team would be with another $18.5M worth of starting pitching?

    Thatís the bad news, but itís old bad news.

    The worse (and new) news is that the team is again in last place and attendance is ...
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  13. Gleeman & the Geek Ep 49: Overs, Unders, and Mailbag

    Aaron and John talk about the endless game of musical pitchers, revisit their preseason over/under predictions, answer Twitter questions from listeners, try to decide who comes off worse owning the same shirt, wonder if Nick Blackburn is worth having in the 2013 plans, review Samuel Deduno's first start, and try to keep Aaron from coughing up a lung. Here are:


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  14. What Would A Francisco Liriano Contract Extension Look Like?

    If the Twins want to sign Francisco Liriano to an extension, it will need to be in the parameters of what Liriano will make on the free agent market this winter. But its hard to know even roughly how much heíll command. Partly thatís because of his mercurial performance. But that problem is compounded by a free agent class that is unprecedented in pitching depth.

    It starts with two 28-year-olds, right-hander Zach Greinke and left-hander Cole Hamels that are both better than anyone ...
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