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  • Gleeman and the Geek, Episode 122: Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes

    Aaron and John talk about the Twins signing Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes for a combined $73 million, a possible A.J. Pierzynski reunion, what the rotation might look like in 2016, how to have a successful first date, rooting against Mike Pelfrey's return, recapping Thanksgiving, secondary stats versus ERA, ranking the best brunch options, mailbag questions from listeners, wearing cardigan sweaters, and crying at Stella's. You can listen by clicking below, download us from iTunes or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com.
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    Comments 4 Comments
    1. Don't Feed the Greed Guy's Avatar
      Don't Feed the Greed Guy -
      You guys tossed around ten or so names for the 4th and 5th starter, behind Nolasco, Hughes, and Correia. One name you did not mention was Anthony Swarzak. Swarzak was very effective in long relief, posting a 2.91 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP over 96 innings. Any chance of seeing Swarzy in the rotation out of Spring Training?
    1. Twins Twerp's Avatar
      Twins Twerp -
      Hope to hear some more Twins talk than usual this week. Streaming now...
    1. twinsfaninsaudi's Avatar
      twinsfaninsaudi -
      Pat Maholmes is a good rapper name.
    1. Wookiee of the Year's Avatar
      Wookiee of the Year -
      Haven't quite finished the podcast yet, but tell Luke ("What book should I get on sabermetrics?") to try Baseball Between the Numbers: Why Everything You Know About the Game is Wrong, by Baseball Prospectus. It's probably not exactly what he's looking for in that it's not written as a pure introduction to sabermetrics, but it's absolutely aimed at those who are new to sabermetrics and walks through sabermetrician-style reasoning while introducing the foundational concepts as needed. It's definitely the best modern primer I'm aware of.
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