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MLB Radio Archives: 12/2005
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Around the Minors
MLB.com Fantasy 411
  Dec 22, 2005
Baseball Today

Red Sox reporter Joe Castiglione talks about the fan reaction to the team not re-signing Johnny Damon
Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo comments on the passing of former player and bullpen coach Elrod Hendricks

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for December 22, 2005

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Mariners GM Bill Bavasi on signing Jarrod Washburn and unfinished offseason business
Sports Weekly's Bob Nightengale talks about the article he wrote on Matt Lawton

Under the Lights

Cardinals reporter Matthew Leach on the signing of Sidney Ponson and whether he will have a resurgence in 2004
National columnist Mike Bauman takes a look back at baseball in 2005
Craig Heist of WTOP radio in Washington discusses the passing of Elrod Hendricks and the D.C. stadium dealings
New York Post columnist Mike Vaccaro on how signing Damon to lead off allows Derek Jeter to move back to batting second where he is more effective

  Dec 21, 2005
Baseball Today

Tony Massarotti of the Boston Herald on the Red Sox losing Johnny Damon and how this will affect the team
Yankees broadcaster Ken Singleton talks about how adding Johnny Damon fills two holes for the team

GM Corner

Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Trupiano looks at ways the Sox can fill the hole Johnny Damon leaves behind in center field
Red Sox president Larry Lucchino and other team officials address the Boston media on the loss of Damon to the Yankees

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

New Astros broadcaster Brett Dolan talks about getting his first Major League job
Yankees reporter Mark Feinsand talks about how the team wooed Damon from the Red Sox
Astros broadcaster Carl Dukes on the Cubs filling holes in the outfield with Jacque Jones and Juan Pierre and a possible return to the Astros for Roger Clemens
National reporter Barry Bloom comments on the Yankees' reported financial losses and the latest on the sale of the Nationals

Under the Lights

Padres reporter Lyle Spencer breaks down the deal that sent Adam Eaton and Akinori Otsuka to the Texas Rangers
George Ofman of WSCR radio in Chicago answers questions on whether the Cubs overspent on Jacque Jones

  Dec 20, 2005
Baseball Today

Thom Loverro of the Washington Times talks about the Nationals possibly trading second baseman Jose Vidro
Chairman Mark Touhey of the D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission updates the status of the Nationals' stadium deal
Congressman Jose Serrano (D-Bronx, NY) on the efforts being made to allow Cuba to participate in the WBC

Around the Minors with Mayo

Marlins Rule 5 draftee Dan Uggla talks about having the opportunity to win the starting job at second base next spring
Dodgers prospect Andre Ethier on being traded from the A's organization and having a chance to be part of an upcoming youth movement in L.A.

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

John Hickey of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer comments on the Washburn signing and the Mariners' other moves this offseason
Sports Weekly's Paul White on the Dodgers' latest moves
Pirates pitcher C.J. Nitkowski talks about his offseason and what he plans to do after he finishes playing

Under the Lights

Mets beat writer Marty Noble looks at what options remain for the Mets at second base and whether the team still has any interest in Manny Ramirez

  Dec 19, 2005
Baseball Today

Steve Henson of the Los Angeles Times talks about Nomar Garciaparra's signing and the possible addition of Kenny Lofton
Sean McAdam of the Providence Journal updates Manny's status and the Red Sox's efforts to re-sign Johnny Damon

MLB.com Roundtable

The MLB.com Roundtable for December 19, 2005

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Nomar Garciaparra is introduced to the Los Angeles media as the newest member of the Dodgers
Chicago Tribune columnist Phil Rogers comments on the Nomar signing and what the Cubs will do with Corey Patterson

Under the Lights

Dodgers outfielder-first baseman Nomar Garciaparra talks about signing with his hometown team
Regional reporter Tom Singer looks at how Nomar will adjust to playing first base
Reds reporter Mark Sheldon talks about the signing of utility man Ryan Freel and Ken Griffey Jr.'s decision to play in the WBC

  Dec 16, 2005
Baseball Today

The Kansas City Royals announce the signing of several free agents
Royals reporter Dick Kaegel talks about the team's direction and how the free-agent acquisitions will help develop the younger players
Ed Price of the Newark Star-Ledger talks about Mike Myers' pitch to land Johnny Damon in the Bronx

Around the Minors with Mayo

Cubs prospect Jeff Culpepper talks about his success in the Minors and his interests outside baseball

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Tony Jackson of the Los Angeles Daily News looks at Dodgers GM Ned Colletti's interest in remaining free agents Johnny Damon and Nomar Garciaparra
Sweeny Murti of WFAN radio talks about how the Yankees plan to fill their hole in center field
Royals broadcaster Ryan Lefebvre on the team's new free-agent pickups
Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch talks about the Cardinals' revamped bullpen

Under the Lights

Mariners reporter Jim Street talks about how new catcher Kenji Johjima will handle the pitching staff and whether Ichiro will move to center field
Twins reporter Kelly Thesier breaks down the addition of third baseman Tony Batista and what moves the team may make next

  Dec 15, 2005
Baseball Today

White Sox special assistant to the owner Dennis Gilbert talks about his charity to help MLB scouts
Astros catcher Brad Ausmus talks about re-signing with the Astros and having the good fortune to play in the big leagues for 14 years
New York Times writer Murray Chass talks about the U.S. Treasury Department not allowing Cuba to compete in the WBC

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for December 15, 2005

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Marlins reporter Joe Frisaro talks about the current situation in Miami
Central regional writer Jim Molony discusses the possibilities for Nomar Garciaparra and the Central divisions
Dave Mahler of KJR radio in Seattle talks about the Carl Everett signing

Under the Lights

White Sox reporter Scott Merkin and the great offseason moves made by GM Ken Williams
Dodgers reporter Ken Gurnick talks about the signing of third baseman Bill Mueller and the strategy of finding short-term solutions until top prospects are ready

  Dec 14, 2005
Baseball Today

Cubs center fielder Juan Pierre is introduced to the Chicago media
Ron Blum of the Associated Press talks about the latest Hot Stove moves

GM Corner

Agent Adam Katz talks about the task of finding teams for several of his clients including Sammy Sosa and Bret Boone

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Jays outfielder Reed Johnson discusses the impact the new offseason additions will have on the team
Rangers GM Jon Daniels addresses trading Alfonso Soriano and signing Vicente Padilla
A's broadcaster Robert Buan talks about the trade for Milton Bradley and whether teams are still pursuing Barry Zito

Under the Lights

Diamondbacks reporter Steve Gilbert breaks down the deal that sent Javier Vazquez to the White Sox
Red Sox reporter Ian Browne sheds some light on where Manny Ramirez may end up and whether or not Theo Epstein will return to the team

  Dec 13, 2005
Baseball Today

Michael Morrissey of the New York Post talks about Anna Benson's plea to the Mets and the Yankees courting Nomar Garciaparra
A's reporter Mychael Urban discusses the possibility of Frank Thomas signing with the team
Noah Garden of the MLB Shop presents gift ideas for the holiday season

Around the Minors with Mayo

Newly-signed Orioles catcher Ramon Hernandez tells the Baltimore media why he chose to join the team
Pirates prospect Jonah Bayliss talks about being traded to the organization for Mark Redman
Mississippi Braves GM Steve DeSalvo talks about moving young players through the organization

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

National reporter Barry Bloom talks about the Miguel Tejada rumors and more
Nationals GM Jim Bowden discusses the Soriano trade and other offseason moves
A's reporter Mychael Urban reappears to discuss the trade for Milton Bradley

Under the Lights

Rockies reporter Thomas Harding looks at the team's offseason plans
Giants reporter Rich Draper talks about the Matt Morris signing

  Dec 12, 2005
Baseball Today

Nick Peters of the Sacramento Bee talks about the addition of Matt Morris to the Giants' starting rotation
Orioles broadcaster and Team USA manager in the World Baseball Classic Buck Martinez looks at the O's moves so far and the excitement surrounding the WBC

MLB.com Roundtable

The MLB.com Roundtable for December 12, 2005

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Paul White of Sports Weekly talks about the latest Hot Stove news
Ben Cherington and Jed Hoyer are introduced as co-general managers of the Red Sox
Braves broadcaster Bob Rathbun discusses Edgar Renteria's impact in 2006
Orioles broadcaster Fred Manfra addresses the Miguel Tejada trade rumors

Under the Lights

Pitcher Matt Morris is introduced to the San Francisco media as the newest Giant
Nationals reporter Bill Ladson looks at whether Alfonso Soriano will play second base or the outfield and what impact he will have on the team's offense in 2006
Pirates reporter Ed Eagle breaks down the Sean Casey deal and other offseason moves

  Dec 9, 2005
Baseball Today

Brewers reporter Adam McCalvy weighs the costs and benefits of the team's trade of Lyle Overbay and acquisition of Dan Kolb

Around the Minors with Mayo

Padres prospect Josh Barfield talks about having the opportunity to win a starting job in Spring Training
Astros pitching prospect Jason Hirsh talks about the pressure of possibly replacing Roger Clemens in the starting rotation

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

MLB Radio analyst Brian McRae breaks down the Winter Meetings
Asrros reporter Alyson Footer on the team's decision not to offer arbitration to Roger Clemens
Braves reporter Mark Bowman looks at the trade to acquire Edgar Renteria from the Red Sox

Under the Lights

Central regional writer Jim Molony talks about the Rangers' needs and the Overbay deal's impact on the Blue Jays
Indians reporter Anthony Castrovince on closer Bob Wickman's potential durability in 2006

  Dec 8, 2005
Baseball Today

Reds GM Dan O'Brien talks about trading Sean Casey to the Pirates
Pirates GM Dave Littlefield on getting Casey and hiring Jim Tracy to manage
Braves and Red Sox officials address the media regarding the Edgar Renteria trade
Reds manager Jerry Narron comments on the Casey trade

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 from the Winter Meetings in Dallas on December 8, 2005

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Columnist Tracy Ringolsby of the Rocky Mountain News on being named the 2005 J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner, enshrining him in the Hall of Fame
Orioles reliever LaTroy Hawkins is happy to be back in the American League as he talks about the trade that got him there
New Cubs centerfielder Juan Pierre talks about the trade that sent him to the friendly confines of Wrigley Field
National reporter Barry Bloom updates the stories from the Winter Meetings and weighs in on the transactions

Under the Lights

Under the Lights for December 8, 2005 live from the Winter Meetings

MLB Radio Special

The Rule 5 Draft for December 8, 2005 live from the Winter Meetings

Around the Minors with Mayo

Lisa Winston of Sports Weekly breaks down the Rule 5 Draft

  Dec 7, 2005
Baseball Today

Yankees third baseman and 2005 American League MVP Alex Rodriguez talks about playing in the WBC and choosing between representing the Dominican Republic and the United States
Rangers manager Buck Showalter provides a scouting report on his young infield and looks ahead to 2006
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel looks back at Jimmy Rollins' hot finish in 2005 and sizes up the National League East
Braves manager Bobby Cox talks about the "kids" that helped the Braves win the NL East in '05
Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin talks about working with new GM Josh Byrnes to improve the team for 2006
Mets manager Willie Randolph talks about the additions made so far and looks forward to 2006
Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo looks forward to his first full season as manager and comments on the movements in the AL East
Mariners manager Mike Hargrove looks at the holes the team still needs to fill in the offseason

GM Corner

Tony Massarotti of the Boston Herald reacts to the hiring of Grady Little to manage the Dodgers
New Tigers manager Jim Leyland looks ahead to the challenges awaiting him in bringing the team back into contention
Angels manager Mike Scioscia talks about losing Joe Maddon to the Rays and how his team stacks up in 2006

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Pirates manager Jim Tracy talks about his new situation in Pittsburgh
New Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal talks to Ben Platt about his new team moments after the team announced his signing
Rafael Furcal is presented to the media at the Winter Meetings as the newest Dodger
Braves GM John Schuerholz discusses the Johnny Estrada trade with Seth and Bone
A's manager Ken Macha looks at the team's options on the free-agent market
New Marlins manager Joe Girardi talks about the challenges he faces keeping his team competitive in 2006
Cubs GM Jim Hendry discusses the acquisition of Juan Pierre and what he does for their lineup
Pirates GM Dave Littlefield talks to the media about strengthening his lineup for next year
Padres manager Bruce Bochy looks at the improvements yet to be made to his club and hopes Trevor Hoffman can be part of that
Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo joins the show for a chat about the team's offseason moves so far
Dodgers manager Grady Little discusses his plans to help his team stay competitive in a wide-open NL West

MLB Radio Special

The San Diego Padres announce the re-signing of closer Trevor Hoffman

Under the Lights

Giants scout Pat Dobson laments losing Ned Colletti to the Dodgers
Padres GM Kevin Towers talks about re-signing Trevor Hoffman and what he means to the club
Free-agent reliever Jeff Nelson talks about wanting to pitch for the Yankees again
Astros GM Tim Purpura on the decision not to offer arbitration to Roger Clemens
Former big leaguer and Mississippi native Barry Lyons talks about his family's experiences in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa speaks to the media about the team's latest offseason strategies

  Dec 6, 2005
Baseball Today

Blue Jays president and CEO Paul Godfrey comments on the contract extension offered to GM J.P. Ricciardi
Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi discusses the contract extension
Future Hall of Famer Cal Ripken talks to the media about getting former players together to invest in Major League teams
Cal Ripken joins the show to talk about expanding baseball's audience

Around the Minors with Mayo

Minor League Baseball president and CEO Mike Moore talks about how far MILB has come and where it looks to go in the future
New Devil Rays manager Joe Maddon raves about the wealth of young talent he inherited when he took the job
Yankees prospect Eric Duncan looks at his future in the organization

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Cubs manager Dusty Baker updates the team's latest offseason moves
Astros manager Phil Garner talks about his team's needs for the upcoming season
White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen tells how important re-signing Paul Konerko will be to defending their championship
Brewers manager Ned Yost looks back at the steps taken in 2005 and where the team would like to go in 2006
Royals manager Buddy Bell looks ahead to next year with Ben Platt
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire marvels at the White Sox's success this year and looks at where his team needs to improve to catch them in 2006
A.J. Burnett is announced as the newest member of the Toronto Blue Jays
Blue Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi makes another appearance, this time to talk about Burnett
Jays manager John Gibbons talks about the changes made to the team heading into next year

MLB Radio Special

The Baseball Prospectus Hour for December 6, 2005, from the Winter Meetings in Dallas

Under the Lights

Former White Sox infielder Scott Fletcher talks about the instructional video he produced with former big-league catcher Don Slaught
New Dodgers manager Grady Little is presented to the gathered media at the Winter Meetings

  Dec 5, 2005
Baseball Today

Phillies reporter Ken Mandel looks at the team's Winter Meetings shopping list
A's reporter Mychael Urban updates the Barry Zito rumors and examines the A's needs at the Winter Meetings

MLB.com Roundtable

The MLB.com Roundtable from the Winter Meetings in Dallas

MLB Radio Special

The World Baseball Classic press conference from the Winter Meetings in Dallas, in which Team USA manager Buck Martinez was introduced and a preliminary roster of players presented

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

USA Baseball general manager Bob Watson joins Seth Everett and Darryl Hamilton to discuss the World Baseball Classic
MLB President and chief operating officer Bob DuPuy discussed the World Baseball Classic participation minutes after the announcement at the Winter Meetings
USA Baseball manager Buck Martinez talks about his new job and the task ahead for the World Baseball Classic
Agent Randy Hendricks talks to Ed Randall about client Roger Clemens' eagerness to participate in the WBC
Angels shortstop prospect Brandon Wood talks about his baseball future and his first glimpse at the Winter Meetings

MLB Radio Special

Cory Schwartz and Joe Sheehan of Baseball Prospectus talk about how the numbers stack up on the Baseball Prospectus Hour

Under the Lights

Longtime MLB scouts and advisors Mel Didier and Tom Giordano talk about a combined century-plus of service to baseball
Marlins reliever Ron Villone talks about what the team has been getting back for all these trades and how the future is brighter than it seems

  Dec 2, 2005
Baseball Today

Padres broadcaster Jerry Coleman talks about what Brian Giles means to the organization
Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas discusses the signing of Tom Gordon as their closer
White Sox broadcaster Ed Farmer on the team's new additions

Around the Minors with Mayo

Marlins VP for player development and scouting Jim Fleming talks about the prospects the team has acquired in its recent wave of trades
Phillies assistant GM for player development and scouting Mike Arbuckle breaks down what the team got from the White Sox for Jim Thome
New Marlins first baseman Mike Jacobs looks ahead to a new environment as part of the Carlos Delgado trade

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Rangers broadcaster Tom Grieve goes over the team's wish list going into the Winter Meetings
Dodgers reporter Ken Gurnick looks over the remaining candidates for the still-open managerial position
National reporter Barry Bloom talks about Barry Bonds and other stars playing in the WBC and updates the Marlins' and Nationals' off-field situations
Phillies broadcaster Scott Graham comments on the acquisition of Tom Gordon

Under the Lights

White Sox reporter Scott Merkin talks about the Konerko re-signing, the Thome deal and the departure of Frank Thomas
Rangers radio broadcaster Victor Rojas sheds some light on the trade rumors involving the team and which ones might actually come to fruition

  Dec 1, 2005
Baseball Today

White Sox broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson talks about Paul Konerko re-signing and the addition of Jim Thome
Marcus Hayes of the Philadelphia Daily News addresses the rumors involving a possible trade of Bobby Abreu from the Phillies for Manny Ramirez
New Columbus Clippers manager Dave Miley talks about getting the job with the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for December 1, 2005

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Yankees reporter Mark Feinsand updates the progress of the team's pursuit of Kyle Farnsworth
Padres outfielder Brian Giles addresses the San Diego media as he re-signs with the team
Red Sox fan Jeff Guinee talks about his efforts to keep Manny Ramirez in Boston through the petition on his website keepmanny.com
Angels broadcaster Jose Mota talks about his team's interest in Manny and shares his thoughts on the World Baseball Classic

Under the Lights

East regional reporter Tom Singer discusses potential moves for the Orioles and whether the O's, Jays and Rays can shake up the AL East
Mariners reporter Jim Street talks about Ichiro Suzuki playing for Japan in the WBC and Dave Niehaus' chances to win the Ford Frick Award