Give it a listen: Aaron Gleeman on the Bucs Dugout podcast

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I was a guest on the Bucs Dugout podcast, previewing the Pirates-Twins interleague series that begins tonight and also talking about what it’s like to spend 10 years blogging about the same team.

Check it out, because host Charlie Wilmoth does a great job with the podcast and it was a fun chat:

Bucs Dugout Podcast: Previewing The Twins with Aaron Gleeman

(And if you’re not sick of me just from that you can also check out my own weekly podcast, Gleeman and The Geek.)

Report: Nationals sign reliever Brandon Kintzler to a two-year deal

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Both a Kinsler and a Kintzler made headlines at the Winter Meetings. After the Angels acquired second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Tigers, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Nationals have inked reliever Brandon Kintzler to a two-year contract, pending a physical. Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reports that the deal is worth $10 million and includes a third-year option worth $6 million.

Kintzler, 33, spent the latter half of his 2017 campaign with the Nationals after the Twins traded him. Between both clubs, he put up an aggregate 3.03 ERA with 29 saves and a 39/16 K/BB ratio in 71 1/3 innings.

Sean Doolittle will handle save situations for the Nationals. Kintzler and Ryan Madson will bridge the gap to him in the seventh and eighth innings.