February 18, 2013

Gleeman and The Geek #81: Spring Training Questions

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included the Twins signing Rafael Perez, which arms will be healthy, stuffing seven relievers into two bullpen spots, how much a person is allowed to like Brian Dozier, ornery insomnia, casting CSI:GATG, why Joe Benson should be left-handed, unprofessional bathroom breaks, Liam Hendriks vs. Kyle Gibson, snowshoes and the Vinland Center's "winter walkabout," and the importance of spring training.

Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 81

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Our podcasting setup at Rye Deli in Uptown last night:

podcasting at rye


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  • NTR

    Things to think about with Aaron’s top40 prospect list. 6 years ago the Twins minor leaguers who have performed the best in the majors so far (as judged by fWAR) are as follows

    29. Denard Span 15.9
    1. Matt Garza 15.7
    4. Kevin Slowey 7.3
    32. Brian Duensing 5.9
    3. Glenn Perkins 5.1
    6. Alexi Casilla 2.9
    33. Danny Valencia 2.0
    28. Jose Mijares 1.6
    7. Pat Neskek 1.4
    2. Chris Parmelee 1.0
    5. Anthony Swarzak .9

    nobody else higher than .2 (#12Manship, #31Plouffe, #37Durbin, #30Burnett, #40Matt Fox all .1 or .2). 18 of the 40 from 2007 never made the major leagues.