Sun, 8 July 2012
Aaron and John talk about the endless game of musical pitchers, revisit their preseason over/under predictions, answer Twitter questions from listeners, try to decide who comes off worse owning the same shirt, wonder if Nick Blackburn is worth having in the 2013 plans, review Samuel Deduno's first start, and try to keep Aaron from coughing up a lung.
There is absolutely no way that the trainwreck that is the Twins will be back on the rails any time soon. The quote by Jim Pohlad that he realizes players need to go and personnel needs to be changed but will leave those decisions to Ryan and Gardenhire is very telling. How can you get rid of an incompetent manager if he is in on the decision making process as to personnel? The Twins have absolutely no plan and are still denying that they are (or should be) in rebuilding mode. The Royals are still struggling but they at least have a plan and are slowly moving toward progress and the fans have hope. Do the Twins' fans have any hope? Really? Gardenhire, Vavra and Anderson should be the first three out the door after this season and Ryan needs to get busy convincing Pohlad that he needs to spend some money to make the Twins competitive and some of the players need to be traded before the deadline because they can't let players walk like Cuddyer and Kubel did for draft picks under the changes which have been made. Liriano, Span, Morneau still have value and need to be traded.