July 30, 2012
“Gleeman and The Geek” #52: Liriano to the White Sox
Topics for this week's episode of Gleeman and The Geek included the Francisco Liriano trade, breaking down the White Sox's prospects and the Twins' reasoning for the deal, getting sad with Otis Redding, welcoming back Danny Valencia, looking ahead to potential other moves before the deadline, marveling at Lew Ford, updating Alex Wimmers' health, and me doing a solo segment with the help of Twitter after John Bonnes abandoned our listeners.
Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 52
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One thing that went unmentioned in the analysis of Hernandez was his GO/FO numbers. Most guys (like say Scott Diamond) that get by with lesser stuff get a lot of grounders. Hernandez has a 1.43 GO/FO ratio over his minor league career, which is not good at all. That many flies with that stuff probably means a lot of home runs.
Comment by Kevin — July 29, 2012 @ 6:51 pm
Always follow the buck. Twins never include cash on there end. My guess is there were better offers – except those included cash going from to the Twins to the other team – esentially buying up a better prospect. Twins hold on to their cash pretty tight.
Comment by bob — July 30, 2012 @ 1:47 pm
As a White Sox fan, it appears to me Kenny Williams was able to offer the type of players the Twins consistently overvalue. A “gritty” middle infielder that provides value defensively, but almost nothing with the bat. Along with a pitcher that doesn’t strike anybody out, but also posts low walk rates.
Comment by Dude — July 30, 2012 @ 1:48 pm