Podcast: Hall debates, Quentin, Giants

Welcome to a new year for the Baseball Today podcast! Mark Simon and I resumed podcast operations on Tuesday and had a blast talking recent news, Hall of Fame and reminiscing with a special guest!

1. Gar Ryness, also known fondly as the batting stance guy (www.battingstanceguy.com), joined us to discuss his favorite players to impersonate, how he spends his offseason and New Year’s resolutions!

2. By this time next week we’ll know if the Hall of Fame will have pending members like Barry Larkin and Jeff Bagwell, and Mark and I debate the merits of not only some deserving players, but how the Hall decides things.

3. Of course, we’re also keeping up with the latest news! Omar Quintanilla is a New York Met! Yes, the NL East just got far tougher. OK, Carlos Quentin to the San Diego Padres? Why?

4. We’ve got emails! Should former players vote for the Hall of Fame? Are the Giants in danger of losing key rotation pieces? And is the stat total bases calculated correctly? Send more emails to baseballtoday@espnradio.com.

5. Seriously, Omar Quintanilla? OK, we do examine what R.A. Dickey is up to, literally, and talk resolutions and new punter-like stats to follow!

So join us on the first Baseball Today podcast of 2012! It promises to be a great year for baseball, and Baseball Today!