January 14, 2013

“Gleeman and The Geek” #76: Reunited

After a month-long vacation far, far away John Bonnes comes back for this week's episode of "Gleeman and The Geek" and topics included life in New Zealand and Australia, the value of getting drugged up on long flights, cricket versus baseball, the Bar Mitzvah circuit, turning 30 years old, wanting the Twins to make some kind of effort for 2013, flirting with waitresses, why the Twins' free agent pitching decisions are confusing, and trying to ignore the Hall of Fame.

Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 76

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  • Matt K

    Haven’t listened to the podcast yet, but I’m hoping it features at least a bit of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26J0uDIGErM

  • JS

    Stick to baseball, Buste… I mean Kla… I mean Gleeman.

    Re: Hicks’ free agency, I’m pretty sure bringing him up to start the season will have no effect on his free agency, only arbitration (super two). Unless he ends up missing a full season worth of service time during his option years?

    From MLB.com:
    Q: When does a player become eligible for free agency?
    A: A player with six or more years of Major League service who has not executed a contract for the next season is eligible to become a free agent.

    Also, I’m done with the BBWAA. They can pick whoever they want for the Hall of Fame or MVP or whatever, but I don’t have to care. The newspaper business is dying for a reason.

  • http://aarongleeman.com aarongleeman

    Re: Hicks’ free agency, I’m pretty sure bringing him up to start the season will have no effect on his free agency, only arbitration (super two). Unless he ends up missing a full season worth of service time during his option years?

    No, you’re wrong. This is a fairly well-known thing that determines when prospects are called up every season. It impacts when a player reaches the necessary six years of service time for free agency.

  • JS

    You’re right, if he started the season and stuck for 6 full seasons, he’d be a FA. The reason I thought it was only super two was because I usually hear about it when a prospect is dominating in early May and the team has a need.