Monday Morning Update
Finally, that football game is over and people can start focusing on the proper sport now, baseball. Here are some quick thoughts and other links to enter the week with.
∑ Baseball fans who are proponents of a salary cap will certainly look at this Super Bowl. Indianapolis and New Orleans were the NFLís best teams throughout the 2009 season. These two cities do not even have Major League baseball teams. Instead, each hosts a Triple-A team. The Indianapolis Indians are the AAA affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The New Orleans Zephyrs are the AAA affiliate of the New York Mets.
∑ Dudes in underwear apparently was the theme of the year in the Super Bowl ads.
∑ I am curious what people think of the new Twins advertisement. I enjoy the animation, and I think it was a solid commercial. Honestly, in my mind, it wasnít one of their best commercials. What do you think?
∑ Another discussion question for today is what the wins will do with their 40 man roster to accommodate the addition of Orlando Hudson. Could they trade Alexi Casilla, Glen Perkins or Matt Tolbert? Who could be released? LaVelle wonders if it could be Luke Hughes. I canít imagine that. Some have mentioned Drew Butera or even Trevor Plouffe. I canít see either of those things happening. So, what would you do?
∑ Speaking of things that should create discussion, I definitely encourage you to check out Travisís AL Central Preview. He goes position-by-position and ranks players from each team. He and I had an interesting discussion on some of his choices, but I enjoy reading blogs like that because it creates discussion, and thatís always a good thing.
∑ Over the weekend, Josh Johnson posted his choice for the Twins Prospect #18.
∑ †Be sure to check out Rogerís Weekly Minor League Update from this weekend.
∑ Briefly, be sure to check back later. Over the weekend, Travis, Josh, Roger and I conducted a 22 round Twins minor league draft. I had done this a couple of years ago, and it was fun to look back and see how we drafted. Anyway, this time around, there were four team, and 22 picks, so 88 Twins prospects taken. Someday, I think it would be fun to work with the Twins during their minor league camp and put together a three game round-robin tournament of these teams. Except, weíll look back at in 2-3 years, so it was just a fun exercise. Anyway, expect to see the results of our draft, probably starting later this week or early next week.
∑ Aaron Gleeman posted his choices for Twins prospects 21-25 today.
∑ Nick Nelson discusses and Offseason for the Ages.