Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included hanging out at 612 Brew, the Twins' arbitration settlements and non-settlements, whether to offer Trevor Plouffe a long-term deal, FanGraphs' unfavorable projections for the Twins in 2015, Byron Buxton compared to Carlos Gomez, David Price's record-breaking arbitration salary, and next weekend's "Winter Meltdown" event.
Twins Daily's second annual "Winter Meltdown" event is January 24 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on the Saturday night coinciding with Twins Fest. It'll be at Mason's Barre, one block from Target Field, and guests include Twins president Dave St. Peter, former Twins outfielder Jacque Jones, and former Twins catcher Tim Laudner. Plus me, John Bonnes, Parker Hageman, Seth Stohs, Nick Nelson, and various other Twins bloggers and local media members.
For just $30 you get exclusive access to the private event, including Q&A sessions with St. Peter, Jones, and Laudner, along with two free beers courtesy of 612 Brew, a custom-made, limited edition "Winter Meltdown" pint glass featuring the logo shown above, admittance into a raffle for Opening Day tickets, and all-night drink specials. Last year's event was incredibly fun and sold out beforehand, so you'll want to get tickets now and secure a spot. Click here to sign up.
Who: Gleeman, Bonnes, Hageman, Stohs, Nelson, St. Peter, Jones, Laudner, lots of Twins fans
What: Twins Daily's second annual "Winter Meltdown" event
Where: Mason's Barre at 528 Hennepin Avenue, one block from Target Field downtown
When: Saturday, January 24 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Why: Because if we're going to root for a losing team we might as well have fun doing it.
Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included Jacque Jones' career and his upcoming appearance at the Twins Daily "Winter Meltdown" event, Joe Mauer's contract, crying babies, adding Blaine Boyer to the bullpen mix, Scott Erickson's good time at last year's event, staying away from Nick Punto, mailbag questions, and meeting the parents.
• Twins Daily is throwing their second annual "Winter Meltdown" event on the Saturday of Twins Fest--which January 24--and you're all invited. Tickets go on sale Monday and last year the event sold out in four hours. This year's special guests include Twins president Dave St. Peter and two popular former Twins players, although Scott Erickson will not be making a return appearance after shocking everyone with his handsomeness last year.
Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included signing Phil Hughes to a $42 million extension, adding Tim Stauffer to the bullpen, payrolls rising across MLB, being forced to take birthday shots at Stella's, planning for the second annual Twins Daily "Winter Meltdown" event, saying goodbye to Chris Parmelee, mailbag questions from listeners, and why everyone should go to spring training.