Here is the short recap for the HSL show from 11-19-08.
Thom was the host tonight since Marty was on a cruise. He talked about the Dempster deal, Pedroia being named MVP and the Yankees offering 5/80 to A.J. Burnett.
Thom thinks the Reds can contend for the wild card in 09 because of the starting pitching. He likes Herrera to replace Affeldt. He said he liked Micah Owings as the de facto 5th starter but changed his mind later when a caller brought up Ramon Ramirez.
Someone asked about Freel and Thom said he has a lot of fans here because of how he plays the game and he should get a lot of time filling in as a sub.
Someone brought up the possibility of the Reds getting Beltre and Thom was very intrigued by that suggestion.
He said he wouldn't mind bringing Hariston back but not to break the bank for him. He said the ST schedule is close to being completed and ST in AZ is gonna be great. He said that anyone who has experienced ST in FLA and AZ likes AZ better.
Someone asked about the catching situation and he said he isn't sure Hanigan can be that #1 guy and catch 120 games. He wouldn't mind getting Atkins but wouldn't give up a lot for him.
Someone asked if Ivan Rodriguez and Andruw Jones would be good additions to the Reds. Thom likes Pudge for a year but wouldn't touch Jones with a 10 ft. pole.