Thursday, March 13, 2008
Good morning everyone! Had a late flight last night and don't have it in me to think today, so today will be another Ask Seth day. So please post your questions in the Comments section and I will answer them throughout the day as I have some time. Thank you to everyone who posted their comments on the Twins CF and 2B situations the last couple of days. Just a couple of quick notes before calling it a day:
If you haven't seen the new Twins commercial featuring friend of SethSpeaks Pat Neshek, you can see it here. I think it's hilarious!
Francisco Liriano gave up three runs on four hits and two walks in just two innings. My thoughts? Who cares? The numbers themselves don't matter. He threw 25 strikes and 28 balls. Important? Not idea, but not important. The key number in my mind is 53. Liriano, in just his second stint in a game situation, is already up to 53 pitches and the most important thing is that he felt fine after the game. That is what matters. The results will take care of themselves. Maybe he won't be ready to start the season in the Twins rotation, or able to go five or six innings right away. Did anyone expect that he would? The Twins have never said that he would. So, in my mind, it was a good day for the Twins!
Josh's Thoughts on the Twins 2B situation .
Looks like I wasn't the only one intrigued by the Twins signing of R.A. Dickey to a minor league contract last November. Then he was taken by the Mariners in the Rule V draft. There is a chance that he won't make the Mariners roster and would have to be offered back to the Twins. If he, in fact, has an 85 mph knuckleball, I am intrigued! That would be worth bringing back (although he never really was with the Twins other than on paper).
Finally, I want to remind people that I will be accepting your votes for the Six Twins Prospects that you would like to see in the Prospect Watch during the 2008 season. I will be accepting your votes through today, and remember that there is incentive to send in your vote! For details, click here.
Post your Questions for Seth in the Comments below. Of course, you can always feel free to e-mail me.