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  • Gleeman and the Geek, Episode 153: All-Star Break

    Aaron has the sniffles, so John, Parker Hageman & Kate Butler discuss the Kurt Suzki dilemna, the Twins buy/stand-pat decision, how to rework the home run derby and then play the much-rumored-but-rarely-heard "Beauty and the Beast" version of the Gleeman and the Geek theme song. For the second half, John goes to the Futures Game where he joins Jeremy Nygard and Seth Stohs in reviewing the progress and decline of the top prospects in the Twins systems at the traditional midway point while John tries not to dance to Panic At The Disco. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com.
    Comments 4 Comments
    1. sleepydew's Avatar
      sleepydew -
      Ignore what you were taught and spell dilemma with "M Twins"! Wish I was at happy hour with you all tonight...
    1. BenB's Avatar
      BenB -
      They can try to flip Suzuki for some long shot prospect but who is going to catch Meyer/May if they get called up. I would imagine their current top pitching prospects would benefit more from a reliable backstop that can keep the ball in front of them and call a good game than any value they receive in some unknown future commodity.
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Quote Originally Posted by BenB View Post
      They can try to flip Suzuki for some long shot prospect but who is going to catch Meyer/May if they get called up. I would imagine their current top pitching prospects would benefit more from a reliable backstop that can keep the ball in front of them and call a good game than any value they receive in some unknown future commodity.
      They've worked with Fryer and Pinto and Herrmann all year... there is a trust and a confidence there. Accumulate talent. Then... bring him back as a free agent in the offseason.
    1. jorgenswest's Avatar
      jorgenswest -
      A correction...

      John said that Aaron Hicks was hitting .149 against right handed pitching in New Britain. I think he clicked on splits in the BR site. Those game logs and splits include both major and minor league numbers and the .149 is a major league number.

      Minor league central has splits. I think whether he is batting right handed or left handed is in question of both BR and minor league central.

      The split is 306/414/469. It says R on R but I think it is L or R. In any case it is far better than the .149 we heard on the show.
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