Wednesday, November 10, 2010
SethSpeaks.net Weekly Twins Podcast
Last night’s SethSpeaks.net Weekly Minnesota Twins podcast was packed. I was able to discuss the Twins six-year minor league free agents, the guys that became free agents this week, as well as the guys that the Twins were able to sign to minor league deals. I also discussed the Eric Hasker signing and the Twins attempt to win the bid for Japanese RHP Hisashi Iwakuma. We talked about Joe Mauer winning his third straight Gold Glove award. I also gave a quick update of the players playing in various Winter Leagues, from the Arizona Fall League, to Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, not to mention the new Australian Baseball League. But the primary portion of the show was spent thinking about the offseason needs of the Twins AL Central top competitors, the White Sox and the Tigers. We talked Tigers with John Parent of MotorCityBengals.com. We talked about the $60 million they have coming off the books, the signings of Brandon Inge and Jhonny Peralta, their core players, positions of need, trade/free agent targets and more. We also talked to JJ Stankewitz who writes the White Sox content for Examiner.com. We talked about the Paul Konerko situation, the core players, the role of Chris Sale, non-tender candidates, and trade targets. It was a fun show, so hopefully you can have the opportunity to listen to it and provide me with any feedback.