After years of threatening I finally took the leap and started a podcast, along with my fellow Twins blogger John “Twins Geek” Bonnes.
We taped it last night and discussed, among other things, the Delmon Young trade, Jim Thome hitting his 600th homer, and the Twins’ mess of a season.
Keeping in mind that it was our first try at podcasting, we have no idea what we’re doing, and we drank three pitchers of beer while recording it at a bar, I actually think it turned out pretty well.
Please give it a listen and let me know what you think:
Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 1
Mike Napoli suffered a torn right ACL and meniscus while playing for Triple-A Columbus the other night. The injury will require season-ending surgery.
Given that Napoli will turn 37 this year, given that he will need 10-14 months of rehab and given that, as it was, he was unable to find a major league gig, it’s almost certain that this injury will end Napoli’s career.
Napoli was off to a 1-for-24 start at Columbus after signing a minor league contract with the Indians this spring. He hit .193/.285/.428 for the Rangers in 2017. If this is it for Napoli, he’ll end his career with a line of .246/.346/.475 with 267 homers and 744 driven in. He appeared in the World Series with the 2011 Rangers, the 2013 Red Sox and the 2016 Indians, winning a ring with Boston.