Below you will find some links from the past week:
- I hosted the SethSpeaks.net Weekly Minnesota Twins podcast on Tuesday night. I cover the AFL, the GM shuffle, and free agency in the half hour show.
- A Facebook group has been set up to try and get Tony Oliva into the Hall of Fame.
- Seth Stohs did a great piece around the question, "Could Cuddyer Leave?"
- The Baseball Outsider has been dissecting the Bill Smith era in a series of posts: Introduction, Payroll, Injuries and rehab
- There is a push being made by Joe Christensen to put Camilo Pascual in the Twins Hall of Fame.
- There have been some hideous uniforms in the history of baseball. Here is a look at the five best uniform changes in the last 20 years.
- In an interview for 1500 ESPN, Denard Span said there is "no question" that he will be ready to go next season.
- Dave St. Peter was a guest on the Inside Pitch podcast put together by Dez Tobin of 612 Sports.
- Free agent Michael Cuddyer was in Philadelphia this week for a meet-and-greet with the Phillies organization.
- After signing with the Phillies in the last week, Jim Thome has become a recruiter.
- Jim Crikket from the Knuckleballs blog looked at the winners and losers in the Twins regime change.
- Is there a difference between re-tooling and rebuilding? Andrew from Twins Fan From Afar tried to tackle this question.
- Parker Hageman at Over the Baggy did a good job of breaking down all of the trades Bill Smith made and how the hindered the Twins.
- The 2012 SABR Convention will be held in the Twin Cities and they have some cool things planned.
- Terry Ryan did a Q&A with the Star Tribune after he was named General Manager
- One of my favorite writers for the Star Tribune hunted down an ex-Twin, Bernardo Brito.
- Denard Span was on MLB Network Radio and discussed some of the dangers of playing Winter Ball in Venezuela.
- Gardenhire wants Nick Punto back... you have been warned.
- The Twins are looking at ex-Cubs manager Mike Quade for their open managerial spot in AAA.
- Joe Mauer won't be the cover athlete for MLB 12 The Show.
My posts from this week:
- Monday: Hot Stove Report: Barmes, Cuddyer, Pavano, Slowey
- Thoughts on the Twins GM shuffle
- Tuesday: Dozier shows skills in Rising Stars Game
- Wednesday: $100 million payroll will limit Twins
- Thursday: 5 predictions for the Twins new direction
- Twins send letter to season ticket holders
VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Wilson Ramos had a great rookie campaign and this scary kidnapping situation is tough to process. Here is a look at one of his great moments from this year: