The Baseball Show touches on the mental aspects & more

Today on The Baseball Show, co-host Mike Rosenbaum of The Golden Sombrero and I go for about an hour and half about the following topics:

* Adam Dunn: Clint’s favorite player and the White Sox new 1B/DH

* A.J. Pierzynski, Paul Konerko, and the Chicago White Sox

* The great career of Andruw Jones and what could have been…

* Adrian Gonzalez; the newest member of the Boston Red Sox

* Mariano Rivera, Jonathan Papelbon, and the Oakland A’s development of closer. Discussion about how the closer is a ‘movable part’ on most teams much like in fantasy baseball.

* We weave in the always-rare Joe Borowski name drop

* Troy Tulowitzki’s ginormous contract – we approve.

* What kind of extension Joey Votto might command and more on the Cincinnati Reds

* Miguel Tejada and the San Francisco Giants cluttered infield

* Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera’s contracts

* Shot in the dark: Javier Vazquez, Dontrelle Willis

* We share memories of the legendary Ron Santo.

* Jon Miller and Joe Morgan are gone; we like the potential the new crew: Orel Hershiser, Bobby Valentine, and Dan Shulman

There is a ton more on this track. As always the digression is where you find the hidden gems.