Wednesday, January 13, 2010
The Link Blotter
Good Wednesday, All! I pretty much passed out last night after my podcast, but I wanted to get up early this morning and at least provide you with some links!
∑ First of all, I thought that last nightís SethSpeaks.net Weekly Minnesota Twins Podcast was a very good one. Twins pitching prospect Blayne Weller was the first guest, and he did a tremendous job answering a lot of questions. Then Doogie Wolfson joined us, prior to his appearance last night on Fox 9ís Sports with Jim Rich (who made an appearance on our show too!). Finally, Parker from Over the Baggy called in and he and I talked Twins topics for about eight minutes beyond the live podcast. So, check it out if you havenít already.
∑ Baseball America just posted its Top 10 Twins Prospects. Itís a good, interesting list, so be sure to check that out. John Manuel did a great job on the list. Iím going to try to have him on next weekís Twins podcast. He has said heíd like to do that, so it should work.
∑ Speaking of, the Twins Geek is going to be on Twins Talk, Fanatic Jackís Podcast, tonight at 9:00. So check that out. The Twins Geek also was on Monday nightís Travis Talks Minnesota Sports podcast. †
∑ Star Tribuneís Michael Rand did a nice Q&A with Pat Neshek.
∑ Yesterday, Joel Sherman of the NY Post noted that the Yankees have signed former Twins minor league IF/OF David Winfree to a minor league contract. I have mixed feelings on that, of course. First, after looking at my Twins minor league roster projections, I thought that the Twins could use a right-handed power bat for right field in Rochester. Second, I met David Winfree for the first time at Twins Fest several years ago. He was just walking around the Dome, and no one recognized him. I stood next to him and we talked for 10 minutes. Each year after that, we would talk a bit as well. He is a terrific guy. But at the same time, the Twins have clearly made the decision that he does not fit into their plans at all, so this is a good move for him. Obviously I wish him well.
∑ Finally, you can feel free to add me as a friend on Facebook, or you can Follow me at Twitter (www.Twitter.com/SethTweets). †††
Thatís it for now, have a great day! Any thoughts?