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MLB Radio Archives: 12/2006
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Around the Minors
MLB.com Fantasy 411
  Dec 22, 2006
Around the Minors

Then-Washington Nationals prospect Brendan Harris on returning to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina
Cardinals prospect Brendan Ryan on having new players come in and compete against him for a spot on the roster
Astros prospect Koby Clemens on playing in the same organization as his father and proving he is more than just a big leaguer's son
A's prospect Kurt Suzuki shares his excitement over playing in the All-Star Futures Game
State College Spikes manager Mark DeJohn gives Jonathan Mayo some words of advice on how to manage a team
Former Orioles infielder Cal Ripken Jr. joins Jonathan Mayo at the New York-Penn All-Star Game and tells what advice he gave the young players
Jackie Robinson's widow Rachel Robinson talks about the 60th anniversary of Jackie's lone season in the Minor Leagues and her participation in this year's Bricktown Showdown
Former Dodger George "Shotgun" Shuba talks about his time playing with Jackie Robinson
Devil Rays scout Brad Matthews remembers Rays pitching prospect Erik Walker

Baseball Today

Padres broadcaster Jerry Coleman on how important Greg Maddux will be to the staff, how Adrian Gonzalez was an important part of the offense and whether the bullpen can remain a strength in 2007

Hot Stove Show

New York Post reporter George King discusses the impact of Andy Pettitte and Kei Igawa on the Yankee starting rotation and who will be sharing time with Jason Giambi at first base
Dodgers special assistant the the chairman Tommy Lasorda explains how the signing of Jason Schmidt will influence the NL West
Chicago Tribune columnist Phil Rogers breaks down the White Sox rotation for 07 and who will start in the Cubs outfield on Opening Day

Under the Lights

Sun-Sentinel Marlins beat writer Juan Rodriguez discusses Dontrelle Willis' arrest this morning and how stadium plans are shaping up

  Dec 21, 2006
MLB.com Fantasy 411

Vinny Micucci and Cory Schwartz wrap up the year in fantasy baseball

Baseball Today

Executive Director of the Reds Hall of Fame Greg Rhodes about the unveiling of the Pete Rose exhibit, the many artifacts that are on display and why Pete Rose is so beloved in Cincinnati
Cubs assistant GM Randy Bush talks about his new role with the club, the many free agent acquisitions and how much of an impact Lou Piniella has already made

Hot Stove Show

San Francisco Chronicle reporter Susan Slusser talks about where Barry Zito will end up and how the As plan to cope without him
New Phillies catcher Rod Barajas is introduced to the Philadelphia media

Under the Lights

Brewers reporter Adam McCalvy talks about the clubs interest in starter Jeff Suppan and how the team could contend if people stay healthy
Beaver County Times Pirates reporter John Perrotto on whether the club offered SP Jeff Suppan a deal this week and how they can turn things around in 2007
Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte talks to the New York media via a conference call after signing a one-year deal to return to the Bronx

  Dec 20, 2006
El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas

El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas para el 20 de diciembre de 2006

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Cory Schwartz hints at what infielders may fly below the radar and what kind of impact Jason Jennings will have on the Astros' rotation
Newly acquired Astros pitcher Jason Jennings joins General Manager Tim Purpura in answering questions from the Houston media
Baseball Prospectus senior writer Joe Sheehan breaks down the latest free agent signings and takes phone calls and emails with Cory

Baseball Today

Sportsnet New York studio host Matt Yallof talks about the ongoing negotiations with free agent Barry Zito, what other options would the team have if Zito does not sign and whether Lastings Milledge is on the block
Astros pitcher Jason Jennings on making the transition from Colorado to Houston, having a chance to play in the postseason and what it might be like to be on the same staff as Roger Clemens
KNBR radio host Ray Woodson talks about the Giants potentially getting involved in the Barry Zito mix, how Bruce Bochy will manage this club and will Barry Bonds have a healthy 2007 season

Hot Stove Show

Rangers broadcaster Eric Nadel talks about the prospects of Barry Zito signing is Texas and how the bullpen could be much improved in 2007
Craig Elsten of KOGO radio in San Diego talks about the signing of Marcus Giles and how he may fit in the lineup in 2007
New Padres outfielder Marcus Giles is introduced to the San Diego media

Under the Lights

Phillies ball girl Jen on what it was like to work with Heiss last week and what it takes to be a Phillies ball girl
New York Post Mets beat writer Michael Morrissey discusses the Barry Zito sweepstakes and whether the club has any backup options

  Dec 19, 2006
Around the Minors

Newly named Greenville Drive manager Gabe Kapler talks about his decision to retire and why he wanted to get into managing
Indians pitching prospect Chuck Lofgren reflects on the 2006 season and winning a Carolina League Championship

Baseball Today

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Dejan Kovacevic talks about the ongoing Mike Gonzalez trade rumors, whether they can acquire another power hitter and the growing apathy the Pirates fan base has for the team not winning
ESPN.com writer Jerry Crasnick talks about the medical snag with J.D. Drew, the Mets brass meeting with free agent Barry Zito out west and whether the economic health in baseball has impacted the free agent market in a negative way

Hot Stove Show

Tigers broadcaster Dan Dickerson talks about locking up Jeremy Bonderman for 4 years and the impact Gary Sheffeld will have on the Detroit lineup
Twins pitcher Boof Bonser talks about having Brad Radke as a teammate and his own offseason activities so far
Mets broadcaster Ed Coleman on the team brass flying to the West Coast to meet with free agent pitcher Barry Zito
Twins pitcher Brad Radke announces his retirement at a press conference

Under the Lights

Reds reporter Mark Sheldon talks about how the club is shifting its focus to defense and small-ball hitting and why the Reds are placing Pete Rose in the Reds Hall of Fame
Twins reporter Kelly Thesier discusses starting pitcher Brad Radkes career after he retired today and how the team needs to lock up some of the veterans
A's reporter Mychael Urban talks about where Barry Zito could land and explains why he thinks San Francisco is the right choice

  Dec 18, 2006
MLB.com Fantasy 411

Vinny Micucci and Cory Schwartz explain why having a flexible draft strategy is important and step aside for Vernon Wells' press conference announcing his contract extension
Blue Jays center fielder Vernon Wells takes questions from the Toronto media on his contract extension

Baseball Today

New Red Sox broadcaster Dave O'Brien talks about seeing Daisuke Matsuzaka pitch during the World Baseball Classic, whether there is a surplus of pitching that can be offered in trade and whether the offseason rumors will affect Manny Ramirez
Blue Jays center fielder Vernon Wells on what his new deal means to the organization, how the addition of Frank Thomas will boost the lineup and whether Toronto can become a baseball town again
Central reporter Jim Molony takes a look at the Astros lineup after all their moves, how Toby Hall will help the White Sox and if the Pirates are shopping closer Mike Gonzalez for another bat in the lineup

Hot Stove Show

Newly acquired White Sox pitcher Andy Sisco talks about his new opportunity in Chicago
Sports Weekly's Paul White on how Vernon Wells' contract extension affects the balance of power in the AL East and where Barry Zito will eventually end up

Under the Lights

Red Sox reporter Ian Browne assures us that J.D. Drew will be on the Red Sox, updates Matt Clement's health status and looks at the holes in the roster that still need to be filled
White Sox reporter Scott Merkin discusses whether any more starters could be dealt and why Toby Hall is a great pickup

  Dec 15, 2006
Around the Minors

MiLB.com's Triple-A Starting Pitcher of the Year discusses the recent trade that has him packing his bags for Colorado

Baseball Today

Correspondent Fred Claire talks about the Red Sox signing Daisuke Matsuzaka and remembers his own negotiations with Hideo Nomo when he was the GM of the Dodgers
Astros legend Jeff Bagwell announces his retirement at a special press conference at Minute Maid Park
John Hickey of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer talks about the Mariners signing Miguel Batista, how close they are to trading for Jose Vidro and whether they could trade Ichiro Suzuki in the final year of his contract

Hot Stove Show

Newsday writer Dave Lennon follows the Mets' pursuit of Barry Zito and whether or not they would consider free-agent second baseman Marcus Giles

Under the Lights

Devil Rays reporter Bill Chastain on the signing of third baseman Akinori Iwamura and how the club will play regular-season games in Orlando next season
Blue Jays reporter Jordan Bastian looks at whether the club will seal the deal on Vernon Wells and where the club will find another pitcher
Phillies public-address announcer Dan Baker looks back at his 35-year career in Philly and where Ryan Howard rates among the great Phillies hitters

  Dec 14, 2006
Baseball Today

Jeff Blair of The Globe and Mail in Toronto talks about the Blue Jays' contract offer to keep Vernon Wells, the chances he will accept it and the options the team will have if he doesn't
Rockies broadcaster Jeff Kingery on the team acquiring Willy Taveras and Jason Hirsh from Houston and whether the team is ready for 2007 without making any additional moves

Hot Stove Show

Around the Minors host Jonathan Mayo talks about the Top 50 Prospects and how they were compiled
Jeffrey Ma, VP of research for Protrade on the signing of Daisuke Matsuzaka and how to figure out the value of recently signed free agents

Under the Lights

New Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka is introduced to the Boston media after signing a six-year contract
Mariners reporter Corey Brock talks about the deal to acquire second baseman Jose Vidro and why the team decided to non-tender pitcher Joel Pineiro
New York Daily News Mets beat writer Adam Rubin discusses the negotiations to sign Barry Zito

  Dec 13, 2006
El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas

El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas para el 13 de diciembre de 2006

GM Corner

White Sox Executive Advisor to the GM Roland Hemond recaps the team's Winter Meetings action and talks about the importance of scouting and player development
Cardinals GM Walt Jocketty talks about replenishing his pitching and how he has been surprised by this year's free agency market
New Royals pitcher Gil Meche is introduced to the Kansas City media

Baseball Today

Rangers broadcaster Tom Grieve talks about why the team chose not to re-sign Carlos Lee, Gary Matthews Jr. and Mark DeRosa, the Kenny Lofton one-year deal and how Eric Gagne impacts the bullpen
Royals broadcaster Ryan Lefebvre on the team signing Gil Meche and Octavio Dotel, how the starting staff could look next season and whether prospects Alex Gordon and Billy Butler can contribute in 2007

Hot Stove Show

National reporter Barry Bloom breaks down Barry Bonds' return to the Giants, the impact of Daisuke Matsuzaka on the league, and the Marlins' potential stadium deal
Dallas Morning Star writer Evan Grant takes a look at the signings of Eric Gagne and Kenny Lofton by the Rangers
Correspondent Brian McRae comments on the Royals' recent spending spree and the enormous expectations placed on Daisuke Matsuzaka's shoulders

Under the Lights

Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester talks about his battle with cancer and how he hopes to be back on the mound next season
New Dodgers acquisitions Jason Schmidt, Mike Lieberthal and Luis Gonzalez meet the Los Angeles media
Former Red Sox outfielder Gabe Kapler announces his retirement and plans to manage in the Sox's Minor League system
New Padres pitcher Greg Maddux chats with the San Diego media
This Year in Baseball Awards producer Mike Furno on how much fun it was to work on the project and its premiere tomorrow afternoon

  Dec 12, 2006
Around the Minors

Cincinnati Reds Rule 5 pick Josh Hamilton shares his excitement on being traded and how he hopes to prove himself so that he can stick with the Reds after Spring Training
Dodgers assistant director of player development Chris Haydock talks about the teams talented prospects and how he sees them having an impact in seasons to come

Baseball Today

Nationals reporter Bill Ladson on whether the team made a mistake not trading Alfonso Soriano during the season and the approach of new manager Manny Acta looking ahead
Reds reporter Mark Sheldon discusses the acquisition of Josh Hamilton via the Rule 5 Draft, the organization's philosophy for 2007 and whether the team will continue to work on the bullpen
Twins reporter Kelly Thesier on why the team has been relatively quiet this offseason, what areas they will try to improve and whether Justin Morneau, Joe Mauer and Michael Cuddyer can duplicate what they did in 2006

Hot Stove Show

New Royals pitcher Octavio Dotel is introduced to the Kansas City media
Red Sox president Larry Lucchino and GM Theo Epstein talk about the Daisuke Matsuzaka negotiations in a conference call
Red Sox reporter Ian Browne discusses the Matsuzaka dealings and debates whether a deal will get done by Thursday's deadline
Rockies reporter Thomas Harding takes a look at which Rockies players may be on the move this offseason

Under the Lights

Central regional reporter Jim Molony previews the trade between the Rockies and Astros en route to Minute Maid Park for the announcement
Astros GM Tim Purpura and Chairman and CEO Drayton McLane talk about the club acquiring SP Jason Jennings and RP Miguel Asencio from the Rockies
Houston Chronicle reporter Brian McTaggart talks about the trade to acquire SP Jason Jennings and RP Miguel Asencio from the Rockies and other moves the club could make this off-season
Royals manager Buddy Bell talks about his recent health concerns and some of the off-season moves the club has made thus far
Fort Worth-Star Telegram Rangers reporter Kat OBrien discusses the signing of Eric Gagne to a one-year contract and how the club is after both SP Barry Zito and Mark Mulder

  Dec 11, 2006
MLB.com Fantasy 411

Mike Siano and Cory Schwartz tell which stats to look at to predict whether a player will hit for power and explain why position scarcity is greatest in the outfield

Baseball Today

USA Today's Bob Nightengale debates whether teams are making sound financial decisions on their free-agent signings, whether the White Sox got enough in return for Freddy Garcia and which team has made the best upgrades so far
Central regional writer Jim Molony discusses the reasons why Andy Pettitte returned to the Yankees, how it impacts what Roger Clemens might do, what it does for the Astros rotation and how much the Cubs have improved so far

Hot Stove Show

Astros reporter Alyson Footer on Andy Pettitte's departure to New York and how the Astros plan on replacing him
Rangers reporter T.R. Sullivan recaps the acquisition of Kenny Lofton and updates the negotiations with Barry Zito
Correspondent Mike Petraglia has the latest on the Daisuke Matsuzka dealings and what needs to happen by Thursday's deadline

Under the Lights

MLB.com Fantasy 411 host Mike Siano breaks down the latest free-agent deals and how they may affect your fantasy lineup
Craig Elsten of KOGO radio talks about the impact of Greg Maddux on the Padres' rotation and who else might land in San Diego this offseason

  Dec 8, 2006
Around the Minors

The Top 50 Prospects Postseason Show with Jonathan Mayo and Vinny Micucci

Baseball Today

Red Sox broadcaster Joe Castiglione talks about how Manny Ramirez will still be accepted in Boston, the J.D. Drew signing and his take on the Daisuke Matsuzaka negotiations
Sporting News Radio host Mark Vasco talks about the controversy surrounding the White Sox trading Freddy Garcia to the Phillies, where Gavin Floyd fits in the rotation and the Cubs' plan to have Kerry Wood pitch out of the bullpen
Phillies broadcaster Chris Wheeler talks about the team acquiring an ace in Freddy Garcia, whether Pat Burrell will have a successful season and what kind of production Wes Helms should provide at third base

  Dec 7, 2006
MLB.com Fantasy 411

Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo joins Casey Stern on the Midday show to talk about what it was like to play with Manny Ramirez and his offseason plans
White Sox GM Ken Williams talks about the impact of last night's trade that saw Freddy Garcia go to the Phillies for Gio Gonzalez and Gavin Floyd
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel talks about having Freddy Garcia in his starting rotation

MLB Radio Special

Jonathan Mayo and Lisa Winston host the 2006 Rule 5 Draft
Jonathan Mayo and Lisa Winston preview the 2006 Rule 5 Draft
Jonathan Mayo and Lisa Winston recap the 2006 Rule 5 Draft
Padres VP of Scouting and Player Development Grady Fuson on how the Rule 5 Draft has changed over the years
Marlins VP of Player Development Dan Jennings on the team's Rule 5 Draft strategies and how they change during the draft
Brewers Director of Professional Scouting Dick Groch about how to scout for the Rule 5 Draft
Cubs Director of Player Development Oneri Fleita on drafting and trading Josh Hamilton
First pick in the Rule 5 Draft Ryan Goleski talks about being drafted from the Indians by the Devil Rays then being traded to the Oakland As

Baseball Today

White Sox GM Ken Williams and Phillies assistant GM Mike Arbuckle hold a joint press conference to announce the trade that sent Freddy Garcia to the Phillies in exchange for Gavin Floyd and Gio Gonzalez
Chicago Tribune writer Phil Rogers talks about the Cubs free agent signings of Alfonso Soriano, Mark DeRosa and Ted Lilly, the impact Soriano will have at the top of the lineup and the plan to have Kerry Wood pitch out of the bullpen
Phillies reporter Ken Mandel talks about the impact of the Phillies acquiring Freddy Garcia, why the Phillies decided to deal Gavin Floyd and Pat Gillick's creative approach to making a club better

Hot Stove Show

White Sox reporter Scott Merkin talks about the rumored trade of Jon Garland to Houston, the impact of the White Sox/Phillies trade and how important is was to acquire Gio Gonzalez in the trade
Yankees reporter Sweeny Murti of WFAN radio talks about how the Yankees have remained fiscally silent this off-season, if theres a real need to bring Andy Pettitte back and the emphasis of having role players on such a talented lineup
CBS Sportsline senior writer Scott Miller talks about the lack of blockbuster trades during the meetings, why the White Sox made the Freddy Garcia trade and whether the Gil Meche signing was a good one
Tigers reporter Jason Beck talks about the emphasis on pitchers working on defense this Spring Training, what kind of impact losing Jaime Walker will have on the club and where Mike Maroth fits into the rotation next season
Royals GM Dayton Moore announces the free agent signing of pitcher Gil Meche and the acquisition of pitcher Brian Bannister in a trade with the Mets

Under the Lights

Our own Peter McCarthy wraps up the Winter Meetings from Orlando
Correspondent Brian McRae talks about the new regime in Kansas City under GM Dayton Moore and what needs to happen between now and Spring Training for them to become competitive
New Royals pitcher Brian Bannister shares his excitement over going to Kansas City and pitching in a new league

  Dec 6, 2006
El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas

El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas para el 6 de diciembre de 2006

GM Corner

Angels manager Mike Scioscia talks with Casey Stern about the possibility of trading for Manny Ramirez and the impact Gary Matthews Jr. will have on the team
New Rockies pitcher LaTroy Hawkins talks with Casey Stern about contract negotiations from a player's point of view and his excitement over playing in Colorado
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire talks with Fred Claire about the importance of Spring Training as an opportunity for young players to move up in an organization
Brewers manager Ned Yost talks with Fred Claire about the holes they hope to fill and the young players we can expect to see in the big leagues next season
Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez talks about his team's pitching depth and what he is looking for in his first season as manager
Padres manager Bud Black talks about the role he hopes to fill with the team and the managers who influenced him the most
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel talks about signing Jamie Moyer and Adam Eaton, and the continued need for relief pitching
Mariners manager Mike Hargrove talks about helping his new players adjust and Adrian Beltre's impact on the lineup

Baseball Today

Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus talks about the lack of movement so far in the Winter Meetings, where Barry Bonds might end up and why the market for free-agent pitchers has skyrocketed
Cubs manager Lou Piniella talks about the loyalty of Cubs fans nationwide, where he plans to bat Alfonso Soriano in the order and the plan to have Kerry Wood start next season in the bullpen
Dodgers manager Grady Little talks about the return of Nomar Garciaparra, what impact Juan Pierre will have at the top of the lineup and what Randy Wolf will do for the rotation
Padres reporter Lyle Spencer talks about the Greg Maddux signing, the possibility of David Wells rejoining the team and what Kevin Kouzmanoff can do in the lineup
Rangers manager Ron Washington talks about the team's involvement in the Barry Zito sweepstakes, the re-signing of Vicente Padilla and Mike Piazza's chances of signing with the club
Mets GM Omar Minaya announces the trade of Brian Bannister for Ambiorix Burgos and missing out on signing free agent Julio Lugo
Royals GM Dayton Moore talks about the trade for Bannister and how he fits in the rotation
Tigers manager Jim Leyland talks about Pudge Rodriguez coming back for another season behind the plate, how proud he was of his team's postseason run and how tough the AL Central will be in 2007

Hot Stove Show

Royals manager Buddy Bell talks about the intangibles of the game that can't be measured with numbers, the acquisition of pitcher Brian Bannister and how he feels physically after undergoing surgery during this past season
Indians manager Eric Wedge talks about the signing of free agent David Dellucci, how Joe Borowski will contribute and how Josh Barfield upgrades the infield
Braves manager Bobby Cox on missing the postseason for the first time in 14 years and the new generation of young players he has now
Cardinals manager Tony La Russa talks about preparing for the new sesaon, how the bullpen may shape up and picking up second baseman Adam Kennedy
Yankees reporter Mark Feinsand talks about the team's relative silence in the free agent market so far, if they're serious about Ted Lilly and whether they will entertain any offers for Alex Rodriguez
Red Sox reporter Ian Browne talks about the J.D. Drew and Julio Lugo signings, whether the Manny Ramirez trade rumors were ever serious and where the Daisuke Matsuzaka negotiations stand
National reporter Barry Bloom talks about the Giants possibly re-signing Barry Bonds, what other teams may be involved and if there is a scenario where he might not play next year
Braves reporter Mark Bowman discusses the team's shrinking payroll over the last few years, the potential deal involving Adam LaRoche and the team not offering a contract to Tom Glavine

Under the Lights

Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch talks about being named the 2006 J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner, the differences in media markets and his years covering the Cardinals
Sports astrologist Andrea Mallis on the role of astrology in baseball
Cardinals reporter Matthew Leach talks about Chris Carpenter's extension and how the Cards shape up for 2007

  Dec 5, 2006
Around the Minors

Chicago Cubs Director of Scouting Tim Wilken examines the crop of young players in their organization and talks about being named the East Coast Scout of the Year
Toronto Blue Jays prospect Chip Cannon talks about being awarded the Arizona Fall League MVP and what aspects of his game he concentrated on improving in the AFL
Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin goes over his team's shopping list

Baseball Today

Orioles legend and 2007 Hall of Fame nominee Cal Ripken, Jr. answers questions regarding the HOF and the issue of steroids
Yankees bench coach Don Mattingly talks about his role at the Winter Meetings, how the team plans on replacing Gary Sheffield and the progress of his son Preston in his baseball career
Astros manager Phil Garner talks about the addition of Carlos Lee to the lineup, the importance of Woody Williams to the staff, where the team stands with Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte and what Craig Biggio means to the organization
Reds manager Jerry Narron talks about the key signing of shortstop Alex Gonzalez, the improvements made to the bullpen and the leadership of Ken Griffey Jr.
Red Sox manager Terry Francona talks about the ongoing Manny Ramirez rumors at the Winter Meetings, the Daisuke Matsuzaka negotiations and what other needs the club may have
Rockies manager Clint Hurdle talks about the clubs role at the Winter Meetings and the impact the young core of starters will have pitching at Coors Field
Mets manager Willie Randolph talks about the re-signing of Tom Glavine, where the team is in the pursuit of Barry Zito and potential improvements to upgrade the bullpen

Hot Stove Show

Devil Rays manager Joe Maddon talks about the transition from coaching with the Angels to managing the Devil Rays, the exciting young core of players and the emergence of Scott Kazmir
Giants manager Bruce Bochy talks about managing the MLB team in the Japan All-Star Series, the club re-signing Pedro Feliz, having Dave Roberts at the top of the order and what it would mean to have Barry Bonds back in the lineup
Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo talks about the recent additions to the bullpen, the potential of Hayden Penn in 2007 and the emergence of Bruce Chen last season
Reds outfielder Ken Griffey, Jr. talks about his offseason, what approach teammate Adam Dunn can take with trade rumors and what the new ownership has meant to the Reds organization
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons looks back at the strides the team made in 2006, discusses how Frank Thomas can be a positive influence on the younger players, how the Jays can compete in the AL East and the Vernon Wells trade rumors
Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander talks about winning the 2006 Baseball America Rookie of the Year award and pitching in the World Series
Tigers pitcher Andrew Miller talks about winning the 2006 Baseball America College Player of the Year award, going through the draft process and preparing for the 2007 season
Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski talks about winning the 2006 Baseball America Executive of the Year award, the trade acquiring Gary Sheffield and having talent depth in the organization
Dodgers GM Ned Colletti talks about winning the 2006 Baseball America Organization of the Year award, seeing the prospects meeting expectations at the big-league level in 2006 and how the baseball operations department stays on the same page
White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen talks about the dilemma of having six quality starters, the depth of the organization and what it will take for the White Sox to get back to the post-season in 2007
Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander accepts the Baseball America Rookie of the Year award
GM Corner host and former Dodgers GM Fred Claire reflects on his past experiences at the Winter Meetings, his thoughts on the Manny Ramirez to the Dodgers rumor and the controversy surrounding a clubs involvement with paying for the rights to sign Japanese free agents
Nationals manager Manny Acta talks about the challenges of his new job, going through the interview process the last few years and having the club in position to win when the new stadium opens in 2008
Former Major League catcher Brian Johnson explains his role at the Winter Meetings, his thoughts on the game today and his experience in playing for the Tigers and seeing them get to the World Series
Baseball Prospectus senior writer Joe Sheehan explains why the Winter Meetings work for baseball, his thoughts on the Manny Ramirez trade rumors and what pitchers have bigger marketability in free agency than others
Reds outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. accepts the Baseball America Lifetime Achievement Award
A's manager Bob Geren on being promoted to his first Major League managerial job from bench coach, his relationship with GM Billy Beane and why so many former catchers end up becoming managers

Under the Lights

Hall of Famer Tony Perez talks about what it takes to get into the Hall of Fame, makes an argument for former teammate Dave Concepcion and relives the days of the Big Red Machine
National columnist Mike Bauman talks about the lack of action throughout the Winter Meetings this year and discusses the current parity in the game today
Sports Illustrated national baseball writer Tom Verducci comments on the excessive money being spent in the free agent market

  Dec 4, 2006
MLB.com Fantasy 411

Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus joins the boys from the Winter Meetings in Orlando to run down the latest on Jason Schmidt, J.D. Drew and Carl Pavano

Baseball Today

Rangers reporter T.R. Sullivan talks about the Rangers' pursuit of Barry Zito and possibly Mark Mulder, the need to find a replacement for Gary Matthews Jr. in center field and whether they received enough in the Carlos Lee trade during the season
Central regional reporter Jim Molony follows the Manny Ramirez-to-the-Dodgers rumors, the Giants' need for another big bat and whether the Cubs will continue to upgrade

Hot Stove Show

National reporter Barry Bloom talks about the Giants re-signing Pedro Feliz and picking up Dave Roberts, whether Barry Bonds will return and what lies ahead for Barry Zito in the free agent market
MLB executive VP for baseball operations Jimmie Lee Solomon announces the creation of the Civil Rights Game to precede the opening of the 2007 season featuring the Indians and Cardinals at the Cards' Triple-A affiliate in Memphis
MLB executive VP for baseball operations Jimmie Lee Solomon joins us to explain the concept of the Civil Rights Game and how the idea came to fruition
Indians GM Mark Shapiro on the importance of his franchise participating in the inaugural Civil Rights Game and how the team will look in 2007
Cardinals GM Walt Jocketty discusses the Cards' role in the Civil Rights Game, especially since it is being held in the Cards' Triple-A affiliate Memphis Redbirds' AutoZone Park
L.A. Daily News reporter Tony Jackson talks about the influence Ned Colletti has had on the Dodgers, the job Grady Little did with the club in 2006 and whether the proposed Manny Ramirez deal will happen

Under the Lights

Mariners reporter Corey Brock talks about the team signing Jose Guillen to a three-year contract and who the team is looking for to fill the gaps in the starting rotation
Memphis Redbirds president/general manager Dave Chase on MLB's plan for the Civil Rights Game and what an honor it is to host it
Indians broadcaster Matt Underwood discusses the team's need for a closer and more veteran pitching, not to mention the importance of getting off to a good start next year

  Dec 1, 2006
Around the Minors

Albuquerque Isotopes GM John Traub how he approaches and what he finds beneficial about Winter Meetings
MLB Senior Manager of Minor League Operations Sylvia Lind explains how she prepares for the Winter Meetings and talks about how the league tries to foster relationships between the clubs and their affiliations

Baseball Today

Boston Herald reporter Tony Massarotti talks about the signing of Japanese pitcher Hideki Okajima, the ongoing negotiations with Daisuke Matsuzaka, and how the Manny Ramirez trade rumors may affect other offseason moves

Hot Stove Show

MLB.com correspondent Brian McRae talks about the Cubs' offseason moves to help get them to the postseason in 2007 and whether Boston could keep Manny motivated if he returns for 2007
Giants reporter Rich Draper on the Giants re-signing Ray Durham and what Rich Aurilia can do for them now that he has rejoined the team

Under the Lights

Newark Star-Ledger writer Don Burke talks about Tom Glavine's excitement about re-signing with the Mets and how this could impact Barry Zito coming to New York
National reporter Jim Street on the Mets re-upping Glavine and what the Red Sox rotation could look like if they got rid of Manny and used the money on another arm or two
Marlins reporter Joe Frisaro puts an end once again to the Dontrelle Willis trade talk and how they plan to fill holes in the bullpen