Winter Meetings Podcasts

2 Dec


Work has never been crazier than it has been this entire week. That may not slow down much. The weekend will be full of writing about Twins prospects for the upcoming Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook.

Starting Sunday night at 9:00, there will be nightly Twins/Winter Meetings podcasts. Fanatic Jack will host the show Wednesday night. I’ll host shows Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. The purpose will primarily be to discuss any rumors or transactions related to the Twins each day. We’ll take your phone calls with questions and comments. I’ll also be attempting to bring in two guests for each show. One will be a player, and one will be a fellow blogger to discuss any and all Twins topics. We’ve done this the last couple of years, and it ends up being a lot of fun. So, hopefully you’ll tune in live and participate. Here is the link to Sunday night’s show, so be sure to try it out.

Feel free to comment or ask questions for us to discuss.


7 Responses to “Winter Meetings Podcasts”

  1. Derek Syverson December 3, 2011 at 12:05 pm #

    I saw that Ramon Hernandez signed for 2 years/6.5 Million and Ramon Santiago signed for 2 years/4 million. Are the Carroll/Doumit signings just as costly as these for inferior players?

  2. Jhonny Ray December 3, 2011 at 11:26 pm #

    Here is one thing I would LOVE for you to discuss:

    I have no problem with Capps However, I think Terry Ryan does not understand the CBA. The Twins will be GIVEN A SUPPLEMENTAL PICK FOR FREE if they just let him walk. He is a 1 WAR reliever which are a dime a dozen. If Terry bungles up this situation by signing Capps he should be FIRED.

    This is a rebuilding team so how could you ever even consider letting this gift (free pick) slip thru your fingers?

    Seth, if you ever get a chance to talk to Mr. Ryan, please fill him in on the new CBA he appears to be clueless.

    • Seth December 4, 2011 at 12:37 pm #

      Talked to him yesterday… he knows this stuff…

  3. Steve Hoffman December 4, 2011 at 9:18 am #

    I agreeee, with not wanting Capps and instead taking the pick, HOWEVER, i think Terry Ryan knows perfectly well what the new CBA entails.

    Capps, at this point, is actually one of the better options out there given he should be so cheap. So, i won’t mind bringing him back in at 2.5MM or less but at 4.0MM or more I’d HATE it.

  4. Jhonny Ray December 4, 2011 at 12:28 pm #

    I think you miss the point Steve. There is no price where capps is a good deal. We have an asset that is a supplemental 1st round pick which we could assume with be around the 10-15th best prospect in our system. We are guaranteed to obtain this asset (pick) as long as we don’t sign capps.

    Why would any 70-80 win team like the twins trade your 10th-15th best prospect for a reliever when you can sign one for free and keep your prospect (pick)? If the Twins were to trade Kyle Gibson or Wimmers who probably fall in that range of prospect for a reliever it would be heavily criticized.

    I don’t think people realize that the twins would be trading an asset for Capps if they do sign him and for a 70-80 win team to give up anything of value for a reliever is a fireable offense in my opinion.

    • Seth December 4, 2011 at 12:40 pm #

      Listen, I 100% agree that signing Capps under any contract is a mistake for the reason you illustrate above. They got a gift from the new CBA. I’d be incredibly disappointed if they signed him and gave up that pick. You could get Dotel or Hawkins for the same price, or less and not give up anything.

    • mike wants wins December 4, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

      Agreed….they aren’t winning the WS next year, not with this pitching staff and the unlikelhood Span, Mauer, Morneau are healthy all year….rebuilding would be a good idea.

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