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  1. Gleeman & the Geek Ep 36: Bad Starts and New Beginnings

    Aaron and John share some exciting news about the podcast and the unexciting news surrounding the Twins 0-4 start. Here are:

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  2. Chasing Offense

    Let me count the ways in which the Twins focused on adding offense this year:

    • Of the ~$18M the Twins spent this offseason, $14M were spent on adding hitters. The only exceptions were bargain-shopping acquisitions of Jason Marquis and Joe Zumaya.
    • Jamey Carroll was one of the first free agents signed this offseason, and he was given a 2-year deal, despite being limited defensively and being 38 years old? Why? Because he could get on base. He doesn’t have a hit this year.
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  3. Series Preview: Angels By The Numbers

    Series Preview: The Angels By The Numbers

    92.5 – The “over/under” estimate from casinos on the number of games the Angels will win this year. That’s the highest number of any team in the AL West.

    73 - The “over/under” estimate from casinos on the number of games the Twins will win this year.

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    317,500,000 – The dollars the Angels guaranteed to pitcher CJ Wilson and slugger Albert Pujols when they signed them this offseason.
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  4. YOUR Target Field Food Tour

    I know this comes as a shock to a lot of you, but I like to eat. And drink. And I like baseball. And especially outdoor baseball. So when I find out there is a Food Preview at my favorite outdoor baseball park, there is roughly a 3050% chance the I'm going to be there, with or without access. That's how yesterday played out, but I was conscientious enough to at least tweet about it and take a bunch of pictures. Let's roll through them and you can pick out for yourself what you're craving this year ...
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  5. Gleeman & the Geek Ep 35: Scholarships and Access (with Ben Goessling)

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ID:	484Pioneer Press sports reporter Ben Goessling joins Aaron and John to talk about the Twins final roster decision and media access. Here are:

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  6. Series Preview: Orioles By The Numbers

    I know the Twins still have five days until they get to play the Orioles, but I can’t wait. The roster is set. There are a couple more meaningless games against the Rays, because you can’t play enough meaningless games against the Rays. And then a game versus the Miracle? Really? I’ll be damned if I’m not going to look forward to Friday.
    Orioles By The Numbers

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    69.5 – The over/under Vegas set for Orioles wins this year. Which means if they go 70-92, they ...
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  7. Threatening The Media

    "My gawd - THEY are afraid of US? Really?"

    That's the thought that went through my head last night when a flame war broke out on Twitter between two local groups that had established a uneasy truce in recent years: corporate media and independent writers, commonly labeled bloggers. The critical topic? Baseball.

    Or rather, that’s the subject matter about which the involved parties write. The topic was the power of independent writers and the checks and balances ...
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  8. TwinsDaily Update: A Half Million Strong

    Five weeks. Just five weeks. Here's what you magnificent people have been doing in the five weeks since pitchers and catchers reported:

    • We’re up to 1100 registered members, and nearly 500 of them have contributed to the community.
    • The forum holds 500 discussion threads that have generated over 5000 individual posts, or about 100/1000 per week.
    • 321 individual blog posts by our members on 62 blogs, or about nine every day.
    • Those have been read by 34,765 unique visitors who have
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  9. Gleeman & the Geek Ep 34: Schmoes, Schlubs and Schmucks

    Big roster announcements prompt a debate about the Twins making decisions based on spring training performances. Here are:

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  10. Good Days & Bad Days

    Fueled by interviews with assistant GM Rob Antony and manager Ron Gardenhire, yesterday became the best day of the year for Twins spring training news. The result? Almost every projected lineup you saw this offseason was probably wrong. Instead, you’ll like see a whole lot of Josh Willingham playing left field, Ryan Doumit playing right field, Justin Morneau as the designated hitter and Chris Parmelee playing first base.

    The shakeup happens twelve days before the regular season starts ...
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  11. Mining For Twins

    When the Twins sent Tsuyoshi Nishioka down, they admitted that they might need to replace him with a guy from another team’s roster. They’re right. Looking at the guys that remain in camp, there isn’t another really good option, at least not one that can play shortstop.

    Fortunately, this is the right time to find just such a player. At the end of spring training, teams make all kinds of guys available: players without options, Rule 5 draft picks or just guys that are dropped from the ...
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  12. Gleeman & the Geek Ep 33: Nishi, Baker and Bullpen Ace Makers

    In this week's episode, John and Aaron sip some Nordeast and talk about Nishi's demotion, Baker's injury, some surprising Twins performances, and what it all means for the Twins Opening Day roster. Here are:

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  13. Can The Twins Afford Scott Baker?

    The news that Scott Baker is injured….
    Geek Chorus: Hold it – NEWS? Is that really news? At this point, wouldn’t it be news if Baker got out of spring training completely healthy? Isn’t “Scott Baker is injured in spring training” the status quo? Nobody says it’s news when it’s 70 & sunny in San Diego. It’s only news here because it’s March and Minnesota.

    Touché. Anyway, with Baker taking those first critical steps to yet another underachieving and frustrating season, ...
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  14. Springtime Hope Blooms In The Bullpen

    It’s still early in spring training – early enough so that our eyes could be fooling us from this bright sun thing – but maybe there’s some hope for the Twins bullpen after all.

    The bullpen has been a sore spots for Twins fans for…wow…how long has it been? This offseason, obviously. Last season, for sure. 2010 was a bit of respite, though there was enough panic to trade away Ramos Wilson for Matt Capps. In 2009 it struggled beyond Joe Nathan and Matt Guerrier. 2008 was REALLY bad up ...
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