Kelly’s Westport Inn and The Kansas City Baseball Vault Present: Jason Adam and Brian Polberg 2013

We opened the show with a discussion of the news that Ervin Santana is seeking a five-year, $100 million contract this offseason and tried to answer the question of where the Royals fit into those demands and what the market might really end up looking like. We compared his contract to others, and discussed it more as a negotiation ploy than what the final number will be.

Then we talked about the lack of activity so far. Dayton Moore has usually made a trade shortly after the World Series but so far, he hasn’t made that move. Maybe this is a lesson learned after moving before the market settles itself? We also talked about Gold Gloves, team defense, and Kauffman Stadium as attractive perks to potential free agents.

From there, we talked about the George Brett incident involving an autograph hound and what it means for Brett’s legacy (if anything) and the strangeness of the whole thing.

We also got a hold of Jason Adam to get his thoughts on his 2013 season, the Arizona Fall League, baseball roommates, and what the next steps are for him.

Finally, on the end, you’ll hear audio shared with us by Lee Warren of MinorLeagueBall.com from the announcement of Brian Poldberg as new manager of the Omaha Storm Chasers. A big thank you goes out to Lee for sharing this with us.

Kelly’s Westport Inn and the Kansas City Baseball Vault Present: Extended Minor League Season 2013

This week, we wanted to take a look at some Arizona Fall League happenings, including checking in on Jason Adam, Jorge Bonifacio, Noel Arguelles, and Orlando Calixte, among others.

We also discussed other prospects – the big names, like Hunter Dozier, Bubba Starling, Cheslor Cuthbert, Sean Manaea, etc. Dozier and Cuthbert especially came up while talking about Mike Moustakas and the significance of his assignment to winter ball in Venezuela.

We took a look at the 40 man roster and guessed at which players might be dropping off this winter, what implications that may mean for the Rule 5 draft in December, and talked about guys like Ryan Verdugo, Michael Mariot, and guessed at the fate of Arguelles.