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MLB Radio Archives: 01/2006
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Around the Minors
MLB.com Fantasy 411
  Jan 31, 2006
Baseball Today

Author Larry Hogan talks about his book on the Negro Leagues Shades of Glory
Padres reporter Lyle Spencer looks at what role Mike Piazza might play in San Diego

Around the Minors with Mayo

Mets 2005 first-round draft pick Mike Pelfrey talks about his contract negotiations over the offseason and looks forward to his first year as a professional
Tigers top pick Cameron Maybin talks about going to Spring Training for the first time and his hopes for the future

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Reds Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman talks about the team's new ownership and the continuing search for a GM
Columnist Mike Bauman on Theo Epstein's return to the Red Sox as GM

Under the Lights

Mark Zuckerman of the Washington Times takes a look at the Soriano situation and the stadium situation
Red Sox reporter Ian Browne tells how things in Boston weren't as dire as they seemed and how Sox Nation has calmed down a bit now that Theo is back

  Jan 30, 2006
Baseball Today

Peter King of Sports Illustrated talks about the similarities and differences of how baseball and football achieved parity
National writer Jim Street covers all the bases on Coco Crisp going to Boston, Mike Piazza to San Diego and Kenji Johjima's expected impact in Seattle

MLB.com Roundtable

The MLB.com Roundtable for January 30, 2006

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Sports Weekly's Paul White breaks down Mike Piazza's signing with the Padres and if the A's will ever retire Mark McGwire's number 25
KOGO's Craig Elsten on Piazza's signing with the Padres and whether he will be able to handle catching duties over a full season

Under the Lights

Pirates reporter Ed Eagle on the closer situation, who will fill out the starting rotation and if outfielder Jody Gerut will make the club
Reds reporter Mark Sheldon looks at whether Lou Piniella will join the club in some capacity and who the next GM may be

  Jan 27, 2006
Baseball Today

Jeff Fletcher of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat talks about the impact that Frank Thomas will have in the Oakland A's lineup
Braves reporter Mark Bowman on the questions involving the Atlanta bullpen and whether the loss of Leo Mazzone will hurt the team

Around the Minors with Mayo

Diamondbacks 2005 draft pick Justin Upton talks about signing with the team and getting ready for his first Spring Training
Pirates outfielder Chris Duffy talks about maintaining his intensity and going after the starting spot in center field for Pittsburgh in 2006
Pirates first baseman Brad Eldred talks about improving his game and what he might be able to learn from veteran teammate Sean Casey

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Andy Masur of WGN radio in Chicago on the additions the Cubs made in the offseason and if they're enough to challenge in the NL Central
Pirates left fielder Jason Bay talks about Pirate Fest, playing for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic and the upcoming season
Mets broadcaster Ed Coleman talks about Pedro Martinez's participation in the Classic and Omar Minaya's moves so far

Under the Lights

Nationals reporter Bill Ladson updates the stadium situation and the latest trade rumors
Marlins reporter Joe Frisaro talks about the new clean-shaven policy implemented by manager Joe Girardi and who to watch in 2006

  Jan 26, 2006
Baseball Today

Rangers reporter T.R. Sullivan talks about how Texas has upgraded their pitching staff and the teams drive to contend in 2006
Cubs pitcher Wade Miller on looking forward to pitching in Chicago and the progress of his shoulder rehab

MLB.com Fantasy 411

The MLB.com Fantasy 411 for January 26, 2006

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Dodgers pitcher Brett Tomko talks about pitching in Southern California and who will contend in the NL West
Astros broadcaster Carl Dukes gives his take on the Bagwell situation

Under the Lights

Dave Kaplan of the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center talks about the educational programs currently being offered and other upcoming events
White Sox reporter Scott Merkin talks about Frank Thomas' departure and the comments made by Paul Konerko

  Jan 25, 2006
Baseball Today

Bob Klapisch of The Record in Bergen County discusses the Piazza rumors to the Yankees, the Mets caravan and the trade of SP Kris Benson
Kevin Winter of ESPN radio in Boston talks about why GM Theo Epstein left and why he came back to the Red Sox

GM Corner

Devil Rays new GM Andrew Friedman on his feelings regarding new manager Joe Maddon and how the organization is moving forward
Rockies GM Dan ODowd talks about the health of slugging 1B Todd Helton as well as the improvement of the bullpen

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Philadelphia Daily News columnist Paul Hagen on the stalled Jason Michaels trade and how the Phillies have set up for the 2006 season
Indians broadcaster Matt Underwood on how the fans have reacted with the rumors about trading Coco Crisp to the Red Sox
Diamondbacks General Partners Jeff Moorad and Ken Kendrick on the state of the franchise
MLB.com host Brian McRae on the proposed renovation of Kauffman Stadium and the Jeff Bagwell situation

Under the Lights

A's reporter Mychael Urban breaks down the signing of DH/1B Frank Thomas
Mets reporter Marty Noble breaks down the Kris Benson deal and the effect it will have on the starting rotation in New York

El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas

El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas para el 25 de enero de 2006

  Jan 24, 2006
Baseball Today

Marc Lancaster of the Cincinnati Post comments on the passion of new Reds owner Robert Castellini and his search for a new general manager

Around the Minors with Mayo

Astros prospect Hunter Pence talks about how he is working on his hitting and the players whose stance he emulates
Kannapolis Intimidators teenage broadcaster Landon Sears on balancing school and calling professional baseball

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Mets pitcher Tom Glavine talks about participating in the Mets' Winter Caravan, being honored at the Baseball Assistance Team dinner and his outlook for the new season
Daryl Ruiter of WKNR radio in Cleveland addresses the rumored trade that would send Coco Crisp to the Red Sox
San Jose Mercury News writer Chris Haft reacts to Barry Bonds' decision not to play in the World Baseball Classic
Red Sox correspondent Mike Petraglia talks about Theo Epstein's return as general manager

Under the Lights

Blue Jays reporter Jordan Bastian talks about the risk factor in J.P. Ricciardi's moves and whether there are still more to be made
Jim Ingraham of the News Herald on what the Indians might take for Coco Crisp
Mets first baseman Carlos Delgado talks about being part of a star-studded lineup and playing in the World Baseball Classic
Mets outfielder Cliff Floyd wonders why Mike Piazza hasn't been able to sign with a team and discusses the ripple effects the Classic may have on teams
Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran on where he fits in with the upgraded Mets, Piazza's status and the Classic
Mets special assistant Darryl Strawberry talks about how much better prepared today's young players are and how content he is with his life now

  Jan 23, 2006
Baseball Today

Orioles reporter Spencer Fordin on whether new addition Kris Benson will be the answer in a questionable starting rotation
Mariners reporter Doug Miller on the strides the pitching staff has made with the signing of Jarrod Washburn and what to expect in the AL West this year
Brewers utilityman Bill Hall talks about making the Team USA roster and what his role will be with the Brewers in 2006

MLB.com Roundtable

The MLB.com Roundtable for January 23, 2006

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell reports on the status of his shoulder and whether or not he will be able to play in top form in 2006
New Reds CEO Bob Castellini announces the dismissal of GM Dan O'Brien
Sports Weekly's Paul White on the Bagwell situation in Houston and the trade rumors surrounding Coco Crisp
Craig Elsten of KOGO radio in San Diego looks at the possibility of batting Barry Bonds in the #2 hole and the anticipation surrounding the World Baseball Classic finals at PETCO Park

Under the Lights

Dan Graziano of the Newark Star-Ledger talks about the World Baseball Classic and how the Yankees added depth this offseason
Giants reporter Rich Draper on why Barry Bonds does not want to bat second and the team's young pitching staff

  Jan 20, 2006
Baseball Today

Team Canada manager Ernie Whitt talks about having Larry Walker on his staff and how his team matches up
Red Sox reporter Ian Browne on the signing of Bronson Arroyo and the return of Theo Epstein

Around the Minors with Mayo

Pirates prospect Neil Walker talks about the fortunes of his Pittsburgh Steelers and how eager he is to get back to playing baseball in 2006
Twins 2005 draftee Kevin Slowey on his love for the game and his dream of making the big leagues
Newly acquired Rockies prospect Josh Wilson talks about his goal of winning a roster spot coming out of Spring Training

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Robert Castellini is introduced to the media as the new owner of the Cincinnati Reds
Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Trupiano discusses Theo Epstein's return to the club

Under the Lights

Reds reporter Mark Sheldon looks at what's in store as new owner Robert Castellini tries to get the franchise back on the winning track
MLB.com correspondent Brian McRae discusses the World Baseball Classic and which teams improved the most during the offseason

  Jan 19, 2006
Baseball Today

Twins reporter Kelly Thesier looks at the upcoming arbitration for certain players and whether Torii Hunter will stay in Minnesota throughout 2006
Commissioner Bud Selig delivers the closing address at the owners' meetings

MLB.com Fantasy 411

The MLB.com Fantasy 411 for January 19, 2006

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Tigers pitcher Mike Maroth talks about his new two-year deal and how the pitching staff stacks up going into Spring Training
Boston Herald scribe Tony Massarotti comments on Bronson Arroyo's new contract and what moves the Red Sox are still looking to make

Under the Lights

Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle talks about Brad Lidge's offseason, the situation surrounding Jeff Bagwell and how likely Roger Clemens is to sign with anyone other than Houston
George Falkowski of News 12 New Jersey on Yankees old and new, the quiet manner in which the front office is rebuilding the team and the proliferation of independent minor-league baseball

  Jan 18, 2006
Baseball Today

Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper on the moves the team has made to follow up on the White Sox's success
Devil Rays infielder Jorge Cantu talks about the opportunity to represent Mexico in the World Baseball Classic and the rising stars in Tampa Bay

GM Corner

Royals GM Allard Baird sums up the offseason moves made so far and the team's willingness to stick to its rebuilding plan
Astros special assistant and Team Italy manager Matt Galante talks about his roster and how Italy will fare in the Classic

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins talks about possibly playing for Team USA and extending his 36-game hitting streak into 2006
Rockies broadcaster Jeff Kingery on how the young starting pitchers figure into the 2006 outlook
National reporter Barry Bloom updates the latest from the owners' meetings

Under the Lights

Rockies reporter Thomas Harding talks about the young pitching staff in Colorado and who has the best shot at winning the NL West in 2006
Marlins reporter Joe Frisaro on the rocky offseason in Florida and whether the team has a future there

El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas

El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas para el 18 de enero de 2006

  Jan 17, 2006
Baseball Today

Red Sox closer Mike Timlin on how his role has changed over the years and how the World Baseball Classic will affect participants in their preseason preparations
Team USA manager Buck Martinez talks about the appeal of the Classic and his strategy going in

Around the Minors with Mayo

Angels catching prospect Mike Napoli on his experience playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic and his hopes to make the big club out of Spring Training
Newly-acquired Devil Rays pitching prospect Chuck Tiffany on his move to the Sunshine State and how he plans to improve his game
Angels pitching prospect Jered Weaver talks about his brother Jeff and his own timetable for breaking into a rotation in the Major Leagues

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Astros closer Brad Lidge talks about being selected for the Team USA provisional roster and his new one-year deal
Indians pitcher C.C. Sabathia reacts to his selection for the Team USA roster
Sports Weekly's Paul White looks at the recent Devil Rays trade and the World Baseball Classic
Mark Stern of WTEM radio in Washington updates the Nationals' stadium dealings and the signing of Brian Schneider

Under the Lights

Dodgers beat writer Tim Brown of the Los Angeles Times reviews Ned Colletti's offseason moves to improve the team
Indians reporter Anthony Castrovince touches on the state of the bullpen as well as the World Baseball Classic and the team's upcoming media tour

  Jan 16, 2006
Baseball Today

Devil Rays reporter Bill Chastain discusses the Lance Carter and Danys Baez trades
A's outfielder Eric Chavez talks about his charity poker match and the A's 2006 season
Yankees first baseman Jason Giambi talks about participating in his high-school teammate Chavez's poker tournament for a good cause and looks forward to the Yankees' season
Our own Casey Stern previews the Team USA roster selections by USA Baseball GM Bob Watson

Under the Lights

Diamondbacks reporter Steve Gilbert talks about the optimism in Arizona with all the upgrades this offseason

MLB Radio Special

Casey Stern and Team USA GM Bob Watson announce the provisional roster for the United States in the World Baseball Classic

  Jan 13, 2006
Baseball Today

Nationals reporter Bill Ladson on the team's interest in Sammy Sosa and the stadium situation
East regional reporter Tom Singer talks about Kevin Millar's signing and his comments about baseball on the west coast

Around the Minors with Mayo

Devil Rays pitching prospect Jamie Shields talks about his success in the Arizona Fall League and his future in the organization
Astros pitching prospect Jason Hirsch on learning to deal with the media and the idea of replacing future Hall of Famer Roger Clemens in the starting rotation
Former big leaguer Jeff Reboulet talks about the importance of the rookie career development program and his role therein
Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman recounts his experience in the rookie career development program and the upside of playing close to home

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Around the Minors host Jonathan Mayo explains how the rookie career development program helps players make the transition to the Major Leagues
Diamondbacks starter Brandon Webb talks about his contract extension and the upgrades made to the pitching staff this offseason
Columnist Mike Bauman touches on Bruce Sutter's election to the Hall of Fame and the possibility of Mike Piazza heading out west
Carl Dukes of KTRH radio in Houston talks about the speculation surrounding whether or not Jeff Bagwell will play for the Astros in 2006
Yankees reporter Mark Feinsand looks at the team's revamped bullpen and how the starting rotation may shake down in Spring Training

Under the Lights

Cardinals reporter Matthew Leach talks about the dimensions of the new Busch Stadium and why the Cards didn't go after Preston Wilson
Central regional reporter Jim Molony on Jeff Bagwell's chances of playing this year and whether Jose Contreras will be traded

  Jan 12, 2006
Baseball Today

Houston Chronicle columnist Richard Justice addresses rumors of the Astros asking Jeff Bagwell to retire
Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune on Mark Prior's reaction to hearing his name associated with a rumored trade for Miguel Tejada
Hall of Famer Eddie Murray talks about returning to the Dodgers as hitting coach

MLB.com Fantasy 411

The MLB.com Fantasy 411 for January 12, 2006

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

White Sox reporter Scott Merkin on how GM Ken Williams continues to make improvements to a World Champion
Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle discusses the possibility of the A's trading Barry Zito this offseason
Angels broadcaster Steve Physioc on Darin Erstad moving back to center field and the team's interest in starting pitcher Jeff Weaver

Under the Lights

Mets broadcaster Ed Coleman of WFAN radio talks about the team's improved bullpen, the last remaining hole at second base and the signing of first-round pick Mike Pelfrey
Tigers reporter Jason Beck updates the status of closer Troy Percival and comments on Mike Maroth's multiyear deal

  Jan 11, 2006
El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas

El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas para el 11 de enero de 2006

Baseball Today

New Hall of Famer Bruce Sutter addresses the media after being elected on the 2006 ballot
BBWAA secretary-treasurer Jack O'Connell breaks down the voting percentages for the Hall of Fame candidates
Cardinals reporter Matthew Leach talks about how important it is for Redbirds fans to see that Sutter will go into the Hall as a Cardinal

GM Corner

Twins GM Terry Ryan talks about the team's offseason acquisitions and the latest on the stadium situation
Cardinals general manager Walt Jocketty on the challenges a GM faces replacing players lost to free agency
Diamondbacks special assistant to the general partner Will Clark talks about playing for USC coaching legend Rod Dedeaux in the 1984 Olympics, against Bruce Sutter and his current duties in Arizona

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Dodgers manager Grady Little goes over the process of putting together his coaching staff and the importance of having Hall of Famer Eddie Murray as batting coach
Tony Jackson of the L.A. Daily News talks about Little's coaching staff and other Dodgers news
Diamondbacks reporter Steve Gilbert goes over the remaining loose ends in the team's offseason plan
National reporter Barry Bloom offers his opinion on whether Mark McGwire will be elected to the Hall of Fame on the first ballot next year and updates the latest news from the business side of the game

Under the Lights

Reds reporter Mark Sheldon talks about the closer vacancy in Cincinnati and the immediate effects of new ownership
Braves reporter Mark Bowman looks at the closer and leadoff situations in Atlanta going into Spring Training

  Jan 10, 2006
Baseball Today

Former Major League third baseman Mike Pagliarulo shares his opinion on what makes a Hall of Famer
Former All-Star reliever Ron Davis remembers the years he spent playing with and against many of this year's Hall of Fame hopefuls
Hall of Fame President Dale Petroskey announces the 2006 inductees
Hall of Fame President Dale Petroskey joins Billy Sample after the announcement

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Newly-elected Hall of Famer Bruce Sutter talks about his reaction when he got the call
National baseball writer Bill Madden of the New York Daily News explains why Sutter got voted in and others didn't make it
Devil Rays broadcaster Dewayne Staats looks at how the team is set up for Spring Training

Under the Lights

The Hall of Fame holds a press conference after the Sutter announcement
Columnist Mike Bauman talks about Sutter's election to the Hall and offers his opinion on why other players fell short in the voting
Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter talks about his new job as manager of the Port St. Lucie Mets

  Jan 9, 2006
Baseball Today

Director of Yankees Fantasy Camp Patrick Scanlon talks about the fantasy-camp experience
National reporter Barry Bloom updates the latest on a potential move for the Marlins and buyers for the Nationals
Dodgers beat writer Steve Henson of the Los Angeles Times comments on Jeff Kent's decision to have wrist surgery and the failed negotiations to re-sign Jeff Weaver

MLB.com Roundtable

The MLB.com Roundtable for January 9, 2006

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Twins broadcaster and Hall of Fame candidate Bert Blyleven talks about possibly getting the call and takes a look at the team going into the new season
Reds broadcaster George Grande talks about participating in MLB's rookie-initiation program, the upcoming Hall of Fame class and the 2006 Reds
Sports Weekly's Paul White previews the Hall of Fame vote and looks at where Jeff Weaver may be playing this year
Craig Elsten of KOGO radio breaks down the Padres' pitching staff going into Spring Training

Under the Lights

Blue Jays reliever Pete Walker talks about his offseason so far and the heightened expectations in Toronto
Rockies reporter Thomas Harding discusses the signing of Eli Marrero and how the organization is beginning to develop players again

  Jan 6, 2006
Baseball Today

Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune talks about the rumors involving Corey Patterson and the Cubs' revamped outfield
Red Sox broadcaster Joe Castiglione on the loss of Johnny Damon and Manny Ramirez's latest about-face
Former Red Sox and Angels outfielder and USC alum Fred Lynn remembers his college coach Rod Dedeaux

Around the Minors with Mayo

Cubs outfield prospect Adam Greenberg talks about the journal he is writing for MILB.com while playing winter ball in Venezuela
Cal State-Fullerton coach George Horton shares his memories of USC coaching legend Rod Dedeaux
Phillies GM Pat Gillick remembers playing for Dedeaux at USC

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Astros GM Tim Purpura comments on the signing of Preston Wilson and Roger Clemens' and Jeff Bagwell's future with the club
Red Sox reporter Ian Browne updates the Manny saga
Brewers broadcaster Daron Sutton explains the move to get Dan Kolb and sums up the offseason so far

Under the Lights

Central regional reporter Jim Molony on whether or not Mark Prior will stay with the Cubs and which team in the AL Central has improved the most this offseason
Phillies reporter Ken Mandel delves into the trade rumors surrounding Bobby Abreu

  Jan 5, 2006
Baseball Today

Urban Youth Baseball Academy director Darrell Miller talks about the efforts being made to get inner-city kids into the game
Author Evan Weiner looks at the money side of the game as described in his book The Business and Politics of Sports

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Reds catcher Jason LaRue talks about his new two-year deal with the team

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Blue Jays broadcaster Jerry Howarth talks about heightened expectations for the team going into the new season
Former Texas Longhorn Brooks Kieschnick gloats over his football team's Rose Bowl victory
Dodgers GM Ned Colletti talks about the team's latest moves and his outlook for the upcoming season

Todd McFarlane Show

The Todd McFarlane Show for January 5, 2006

Under the Lights

Mariners reporter Jim Street talks about some of the borderline players on the Hall of Fame ballot and where Edgar Martinez may stand when he becomes eligible

  Jan 4, 2006
El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas

El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas para el 4 de enero de 2006

Baseball Today

Pirates assistant GM Doug Strange talks about the efforts to make the team more competitive in 2006
Cubs outfielder and former USC Trojan Jacque Jones stands by his alma mater in the Rose Bowl and talks about his new contract
Felix DeJesus and Beto Villa talk about their new show El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas

GM Corner

Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi sums up an active offseason and how the team currently stacks up in the AL East
Orioles bullpen coach Rick Dempsey comments on Miguel Tejada's reported discontent with the team and the addition of Leo Mazzone as pitching coach

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Brewers outfielder and USC alum Geoff Jenkins pulls for Troy in the Rose Bowl and looks ahead to 2006
Astros broadcaster Carl Dukes talks about the Preston Wilson signing and the future of Jeff Bagwell
Former Texas Longhorn and Golden Spikes Award winner Brooks Kieschnick looks forward to tonight's Rose Bowl matchup
National reporter Barry Bloom updates the Nationals' stadium situation and the preparations for the World Baseball Classic

Under the Lights

Astros reporter Alyson Footer offers her take on the Wilson signing and whether Bagwell will return to first base in 2006
Jeff Blair of The Globe and Mail in Toronto on the future of Eric Hinske and fans' renewed hope for 2006

  Jan 3, 2006
Baseball Today

Tim Lemke of the Washington Times discusses the latest on the stadium issue with the Nationals
Nationals beat writer Mark Zuckerman of the Washington Times looks at who will eventually play second base and whether that makes Jose Vidro tradeable
Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun on Miguel Tejada's unhappiness in Baltimore and the team's inability to sign free agents

Around the Minors with Mayo

Rangers prospect Taylor Teagarden touts his alma mater Texas in the upcoming Rose Bowl and talks about recovering from Tommy John surgery
Nationals pitching prospect Jack Spradlin picks his alma mater USC in the Rose Bowl and compares the Trojan baseball and football programs

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Rangers reporter Jesse Sanchez talks about the team adding Kevin Millwood and moves yet to be made
Sports Weekly's Paul White talks about the Blue Jays' offseason moves and where they stand now

Under the Lights

Outfielder Preston Wilson is introduced to the Houston media as the newest Astro
Diamondbacks reporter Steve Gilbert on the team's signing of Eric Byrnes