March 12, 2013

Gleeman and The Geek #84: Aaron Hicks, Bar Dreams, and Over/Under

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included Aaron Hicks' odds of being the Twins' Opening Day center fielder, the pros and cons of service time shenanigans, dreaming of buying a bar together, betting on the over/under win totals for every American League team, why the AL Central is once again underwhelming, the dangers of parallel parking, Ryan Doumit and evaluating catcher defense, unprofessional bathroom breaks, and the stability of one-run games.

Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 84

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  • AM.

    Couple of angles on the Hicks deal I think you didn’t mention:

    1)If he starts at MLB and hits .175 for a month, do they send him down? It turns into a disaster. If, on the other hand, he starts in AAA and hits .175 or .400, the result is easy either way.

    2)Starting him at MLB because he is the best option…ok, but really? He may have the best long-term prospect to excel at CF for the Twins, but I have serious doubts about a rookie skipping AAA putting up significantly better performances for a month+ to make a difference in the team’s win total.

    It’s a no-brainer to me.