Three Quick Notes
Jeremy Affeldt headlined yesterday's entry examining my favorite low-cost bullpen targets, but sadly less than 24 hours later he's already off the market after becoming the first free agent of the offseason to sign. My suggestion was that the Twins should offer Affeldt a three-year deal worth $9 million and he ended up taking $8 million over two years from the Giants, which is a very nice deal for San Francisco. Apparently he wasn't even on the Twins' radar, which is a shame at that price.
I'll be on KFAN radio tonight from 8-9 with Doogie Wolfson and Phil Mackey. You can listen online by clicking here and my guess is that we'll probably be taking some phone calls, so feel free to call in with a question. Thanks to various guest spots with Doogie and my weekly Friday morning appearances on "The Power Trip Morning Show" during the baseball season I've learned to really enjoy doing in-studio radio, so talking Twins for an hour should be fun.
Actually, with a new year around the corner perhaps my goal for 2009 should be to land a regular radio gig, if only because it may be the only other job that would allow me to keep shaving no more than once per week, showering sporadically, and wearing sweatpants and flip-flops to work. Unlike my wonderful day job at Rotoworld doing regular radio stuff would involve actually leaving the house and interacting with other people, but in fairness not every gig can be completely perfect.
If you haven't already, please pre-order Seth Stohs' must-read Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook. Seriously, even if you're some sort of weirdo who wouldn't enjoy reading thousands upon thousands of words about Twins prospects from the blogger who covers the team's minor-league system far better than anyone else, consider buying the book a personal favor to me and the entire blogging community.
Once you're done here, check out my latest "Daily Dose" column over at Rotoworld.