I was on 970 ESPN in Pittsburgh this afternoon for my weekly segment with David Todd. The podcast can be heard below. Here is a summary of what we talked about this week, along with links to relevant articles.
**We discussed Alen Hanson, and how he has been lost in the mix this Spring. I wrote about what Hanson has been working on, and what he needs to do to reach the majors this year. He's got a chance to arrive this year, but needs to find consistency with the bat. He has the hitting skills to eventually be a starting second baseman.
**I wrote last week about how Harold Ramirez has been dealing with conditioning issues. He's back in games now, and should be ready close to the start of the season. We talked about the trend with conditioning problems with Luis Heredia and Ramirez.
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