September 12, 2012

“Gleeman and The Geek” #58: Rating Revere and Late Night Life Lessons

This week's episode of Gleeman and The Geek is a Scotch-fueled, midnight recording and topics included Ben Revere's defense and future, what to make of the Twins' middle infield options, why the rotation is the obvious offseason priority but the bullpen isn't, revenue and payroll projections for 2013, mailbag questions from listeners, and getting philosophical (or maybe just sleepy) about parenting advice, the value of experience, and life lessons about aging.

Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 58

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  • Spoof Bonser

    As to your conversation about budget, projections, and payroll, I have to more agree with John, but not completely. John is right, I think, that the payroll is based on the projected budget, not last years earnings. That being said, the best tool for projecting a budget is the previous year’s projections and actuals(Aaron’s assumption). So in other words, no they didn’t expect another terrible year, but the bean counters knew it was a possibility and had to plan for it’s fruition, just in case.

    Also,the difference between a “tall” scotch and a “lowball” scotch is more ice and more mix, but it’s the same amount of scotch.

  • tborg

    Otis Nixon as a comp for Revere? Maybe. I’ve always thought that the best comp would be Lance Johnson, but I’ve never heard anyone make it.