January 23, 2015

Got a question for Dave St. Peter or Jacque Jones?


Saturday night at Twins Daily's second annual "Winter Meltdown" event we'll be joined by special guests Dave St. Peter and Jacque Jones. I'll be interviewing them live in front of the audience at the event and it'll also be recorded for next week's "Gleeman and the Geek" episode. I have plenty of questions for both the Twins president and the former Twins outfielder, but I thought it would be a good idea to open up the floor for questions from AG.com readers as well.

If you've got questions for St. Peter or Jones please post them in the comments section below.


  1. For Jacque: Did you ever feel sad about not being able to play center field for the Twins because Hunter was around?

    Comment by UCONNTwinsFan — January 23, 2015 @ 8:39 am

  2. For Jacque: On May 10, 2005, in the 10th inning, you hit a HR off Steve Kline. I am an Orioles fan. I also had you on my fantasy team. I cheered for you. Was I being a bad fan?

    Comment by Al — January 23, 2015 @ 8:55 am

  3. For Jacque: (In the Chris Farley fanboy voice) Remeber in the 2002 season opener at Kauffman Stadium when you hit a homerun to open the game? That was cool.

    Comment by Scott — January 23, 2015 @ 8:59 am

  4. For DSP: The Twins were historic strengths were defense and overall farm system. Defense has been disappointing and few prospects have made a big impact in the majors in the last 5 years. Can you point to anything that changed in the front office that led to this?

    Comment by Matt — January 23, 2015 @ 9:13 am

  5. For Dave STP:

    Maybe this is more of a managerial question and not a front office one, but was there or has there been any internal discussion about moving Joe Mauer to either 3B or a corner outfield spot in order to capitalize on his athleticism and also allow for more at-bats for DH/1B types who don’t have the defensive versatility to move to another position?

    Why or why not?

    Comment by elliotmann — January 23, 2015 @ 9:16 am

  6. For Jacque Jones: When you left the twins did you notice the stark change in hitting philosophy that David Ortiz, and JJ Hardy described when they left the team?

    For DSP: What are the odds of a exhibition game taking place in the new Vikings stadium once it is completed? Perhaps last game of spring training vs. the Gophers.

    Comment by carlpavanosmustache — January 23, 2015 @ 9:52 am

  7. Dave St. Peter,

    What would you say…you do here?


    Comment by Neil — January 23, 2015 @ 2:32 pm

  8. For Dave: What is the status of changing the Blackout rules so those of us in Iowa will be able to watch the Twins games on MLB.tv this year.

    Comment by Brent — January 23, 2015 @ 4:01 pm

  9. For DSP: What is the Twins stand on lobbying MLB to increase the pay scale for minor leaguers,

    Comment by Kevin — January 23, 2015 @ 4:52 pm

  10. For Frenchy: What happened on that throw against the Yankees in the playoffs? Does he ever think about it?

    Comment by Matt #3 — January 23, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

  11. For Dave St. Peter:
    In your opinion, currently, which car brand is most similar to the Twins

    …All undertones aside, I’m legitimately curious what Dave’s straight
    answer to this question would be.

    Comment by Wookiee of the Year — January 23, 2015 @ 6:30 pm

  12. For Dave St. Peter: Lennon or McCartney…explain why

    Comment by Lee Metzgy — January 23, 2015 @ 8:29 pm

  13. Dave St. Peter: beyond wins and losses, what are your thoughts on best methods for evaluating managers and GMs?

    Comment by Lee Metzgy — January 23, 2015 @ 8:31 pm

  14. Jacque: what are your thoughts on roles and value that advanced stats play in baseball. Is it something you used/disregarded in your paying days?

    Comment by Lee Metzgy — January 23, 2015 @ 8:34 pm

  15. For Jacque: “If you could compare yourself to one player, who would it be?”

    For Dave: “Ketel One is on us next time I see you (bartender at Target Field).”

    Comment by Tom Roller — January 24, 2015 @ 1:02 am

  16. Why don’t the twins do a golden ticket hunt since they got their new stadium? It was always the best way to get out and about in the parks and get excited for baseballs’ return. Also great post mortum for the winter carnival medallion hunt..

    Comment by lumpy — January 24, 2015 @ 2:58 am

  17. You didn’t specify whether Ted Danson would be there… I’ve always wanted to know what his favorite episode of MASH is. Please ask your guests. If Ted does show, please ask him if they were right.

    Comment by mark — January 24, 2015 @ 9:22 am

  18. for DSP:

    What would you do differently if you had a budget of $130 million?

    Obviously you can’t cite specific players you’d sign; but what kinds of things would that open up that you can’t do now? Any examples of the kinds of people you had to pass on for budgetary reasons but would otherwise have loved to sign? How much better would the Twins be?

    Comment by anonymous — January 24, 2015 @ 2:17 pm

  19. For Mr. St. Peter – how about a Lyman Bostock bobblehead day?

    Comment by Matty Robinson — January 24, 2015 @ 4:30 pm

  20. For both guests: He’s a MN fan favorite, and has MiLB coaching experience…Do you foresee (can we hope to see) Jacque Jones coaching in the Twins organization in the future?

    Comment by Angela — January 24, 2015 @ 6:19 pm

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