October 9, 2008
Part of the allure of doing the SethSpeaks.net Weekly Twins Podcast will be a way for me to provide new content (hopefully interesting, thought-provoking content) and yet with the show being complete, all I have to do is link to it here and you can listen to it, and I can actually get some sleep during the offseason! So, please understand that when I do podcasts, they will be on live, but you will be able to hear them at www.BlogTalkRadio.com/SethSpeaks until the next show. I will post the link to the podcast with a couple of notes/highlights, and then I’ll see if I can find a couple of quick bullet point notes, and then call it a day.
With that, the Wednesday night podcast went quite well. After rambling for several minutes about various topics, including what I made myself for supper, Nick Nelson of Nick & Nick’s Twins Blog called in and joined the discussion. Soon after, Parker Hageman, the man behind Over the Baggy joined the discussion. And finally, John Bonnes, the Twins Geek and the man behind Gameday Magazine, joined the podcast. We briefly talked about the 2008 season, but spent most of the time talking about the upcoming offseason as we look forward to the 2009 season. The Twins have a really good nucleus of young players, but there are still a lot of question marks as we look forward. 3B? SS? The Bullpen? The Outfield? Trades? Free agents? Please listen to the podcast, and if you do, please tell me your thoughts and what you would like to see from a weekly podcast.
With that, a couple bulleted thoughts:
· Last weekend, I did a Q&A for Kevin Lewis of a new Twins blog called Twin Nation. I checked out the site again today and saw that he has now posted a Q&A with Jeff Manship, so be sure to check that out, along with Jeff’s Arizona Fall League blog.
· Jeff Manship said that he will make his pitching debut for the Phoenix Desert Dogs on Thursday. The Desert Dogs were playing again tonight. They are ahead 6-4 in the sixth inning as I type this. No Twins pitchers have appeared in the game, but likely will. To this point, Steve Tolleson is batting second and playing SS. He is 1-3 with a walk and an RBI single. Danny Valencia is playing 3B and batting fifth. He is 1-3 with a double. Dustin Martin is batting 6th and DHing. He is 2-3 with a single and a two run double. He also has a stolen base. So, good representation from the Twins farm hands so far.
· The Twinkie Town Top Twins Prospects voting continues, with the #3 prospect ranking up for grabs. Ben Revere was voted the #2 prospect with Danny Valencia being #1. The vote for #3 will continue until about noon on Thursday when a winner will be named and we will begin the vote for #4.
· One more note… I mentioned Jeff Manship’s AFL Blog. Well, the Cleveland Indians’ AFL Blogger is pitcher Neil Wagner. Who? Wagner is a pitcher from Eden Prairie who went to North Dakota State University. I know there are several readers from North Dakota and central Minnesota and throughout the Twin Cities that might be interested in that.