Aaron and John talk about the big injury questions surrounding Royce Lewis, Carlos Correa, and Byron Buxton with the Twins on the verge of clinching the division title, plus the returns of Brock Stewart and Chris Paddack, and the complicated Wild Card picture.
Aaron and John talk about the Twins closing in on clinching the AL Central, the toughest playoff roster decisions, the latest on Byron Buxton, why getting and keeping everyone healthy is essential, and how the bullpen could look much different with Brock Stewart, Louie Varland, and Chris Paddack.
Aaron and John talk about the Twins all but knocking out the Guardians, how to change a team's focus to October, Louie Varland in the bullpen, Alex Kirilloff and the future of the lineup, playoff matchup preferences, and Walker Jenkins' great first 100 plate appearances.
Aaron and John talk about the Twins' biggest remaining test, the Guardians being big winners of waiver madness, Byron Buxton and Alex Kirilloff on the verge of returning, Joe Ryan vs. Kenta Maeda for the playoff rotation, and why the struggling bullpen could still get a boost.
Aaron and John talk about the Twins pulling away from the Guardians, Joe Ryan rejoining the rotation and what it means for Dallas Keuchel, when and where Byron Buxton and Alex Kirilloff could rejoin the lineup, and the increasingly worrisome state of the bullpen.
Aaron and John recap their Initials Game matchup with the help of Marney Gellner, and then talk about Royce Lewis' return to the Twins' lineup, when (and where) Byron Buxton might return, Ryan Jeffers' breakout season, young bats stepping up, and the state of the increasingly shaky bullpen.
Aaron and John talk about the Twins' inability to handle even the slightest success, Carlos Correa's season-long struggles, how much they should rely on veterans vs. youngsters down the stretch, Bailey Ober possibly running out of gas, and how the rotation could look come playoff time, and the 12th anniversary of the podcast.
Aaron and John talk about the Twins' empty trade deadline, Joe Ryan hiding a hamstring injury, Dallas Keuchel joining the rotation, and top prospect Brooks Lee getting bumped up to Triple-A
Aaron and John breakdown the Twins trading Jorge Lopez to the Marlins for Dylan Floro and look ahead to what other moves to expect before the trade deadline.
Aaron and John talk about how the Twins are handling Byron Buxton's struggles, Edouard Julien hitting so well they can't get rid of him, how to approach the trade deadline, Emilio Pagán and Max Kepler doing good work, and how friends can become enemies in a "loser retires" match.
Aaron and John preview the Twins' options and approach ahead of the August 1 trade deadline, break down the remaining schedules and odds in the AL Central as the second half begins, and discuss the good fortune of landing Walker Jenkins in the draft.
Aaron and John talk about Pablo López joining Joe Ryan in the shutout club, the Twins having MLB's best ERA, Jose Miranda replacing an injured Royce Lewis whether he's ready or not, and what happens in a players-only meeting.
Aaron and John talk about Joe Ryan ending the Twins' frustrating homestand on a high note, Byron Buxton breaking out of a slump while still not playing center field, Kenta Maeda returning to the rotation, and what to expect from the Dallas Keuchel signing.
Aaron and John talk about another week of the Twins hovering around .500, Byron Buxton's return, Jorge Polanco's latest injury opening the door for Edouard Julien, what to make of Trevor Larnach at this point, and Sonny Gray disagreeing with Rocco Baldelli's decision to pull him after a rough inning.
Aaron and John talk about the Twins clinging to their spot atop the worst division in baseball, why there are no easy solutions for the slumping, strikeout-prone lineup, Alex Kirilloff and Ryan Jeffers providing rare bright spots, and how much longer the Twins can possibly stick with Max Kepler.
Aaron and John talk about Carlos Correa's ongoing foot problems, how much longer the Twins can stick with Max Kepler at Matt Wallner's expense, the latest on the Bally Sports saga, and Royce Lewis' huge immediate impact.
Aaron and John talk about Carlos Correa's foot injury, Royce Lewis' imminent return, Edouard Julien and Matt Wallner getting chances to impress, and Byron Buxton running fast and getting up slow.
Aaron and John talk about the Twins bringing back bad memories with Emilio Pagán imploding and injuries piling up, plus the latest on Royce Lewis, Nick Gordon, Jorge Polanco, Joey Gallo, and a running game finally kicking into gear.
Aaron and John discuss the blessedly sad state of the AL Central, Tyler Mahle's Tommy John surgery, Jose Mirada's future as the Twins' third baseman, and Ale Kirilloff's impact on the lineup.
Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton being at the peak of his DH powers, why the Alex Kirilloff equation could be changing soon, Carlos Correa showing signs of life, Jose Miranda digging a deeper hole, and meat raffle investigations.
Aaron and John talk about beating the Yankees, injuries to Kenta Maeda and Tyler Mahle opening rotation spots for Bailey Ober and Louie Varland, why Alex Kirilloff is blocked, Byron Buxton, Jorge Polanco, and Joey Gallo leading the lineup, and the upside of Brock Stewart.
Aaron and John talk about the Twins signing Pablo López to a $73.5 million extension, how the lineup could look with Jorge Polanco and Alex Kirilloff on the verge of returning, why Bailey Ober is about to re-enter the rotation, and what to do with the bullpen when things get messy.
Aaron and John talk about blowing out the Yankees, the arrival of Edouard Julien, why Louie Varland is making a spot start, Kyle Farmer's long road back, and why the lineup could look way different soon.
Aaron and John review the highs and lows of the Minnesota Twins' series win over the Houston Astros, catch up on injury news, and preview Matt Wallner's contributions to the team.