He said he'd be open to it, I guess. Would be one way to avoid putting him through waivers.
That is true. I'm just telling you what I think of Ryan.
I'm not here to convince anyone. But people so vastly overstate a manger's impact on a baseball game. And you're expected to lose playoff series against teams with more talent. The record is glaring in the postseason, I know. Also a pretty small sample size and never with a team that blew you away.
I don't like to give gambling advice...
Players speak highly of his influence even before he joined the staff. Random guesses: Fewer pickoffs, higher stealing percentage.
The model in baseball right now should be to surround a crop of very good, young (cheap) talent with several well-chosen free agents and a stellar rotation.
Experience is overrated because experienced players are expensive.
Boy, I don't know, that lineup starts to look fairly imposing.
Buxton, Hicks, Mauer, Sano, Arcia, Dozier is a good start
I think they brought is Suzuki to start. But I agree with you.
Wouldn't want that... I like the idea of giving the most at-bats to your best players.
I don't know who is No. 3. Spring training could help shape that decision.
Fair. They've started targeting power arms more recently. But they're behind the times.
No and you're perverse for asking, Joe.
You can, but just don't make mistakes on long-term contracts to players who block future pieces.
Rooting for it. I've been yet unable to confirm, though.
Instantly their best hitter. All due respect.
My Twitter account is @DerekWetmore if you need to reach me before our next chat. Until then!
(Had to sneak in that last one because he's right. Formidable.)