October 19, 2011
This week's episode of "Gleeman and The Geek" was recorded at Senser's in Bloomington and my beer of choice was Sam Adams Octoberfest. And after embarrassingly sticking exclusively to water for the past month John Bonnes was finally back on/off the wagon. We were joined by a special guest, Baseball Prospectus, DRaysBay, and Rotowire writer Jason Collette, who was in town from Florida and immediately fit right in while drinking Grain Belt Nordeast.
Topics included the original Delmon Young trade, how the Rays and Twins compare on and off the field, why a team's division shapes the way their success or failure is perceived, television ratings and attendance numbers, the end of the Matt Tolbert era, payroll limitations saving teams from regrettable long-term deals, and what it's like to blog about an organization that's fluent in sabermetrics. It's our longest show yet and Jason was a great guest, so check it out:
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