Tom H. brings you two conversations with our new lefty:
- A conversation between Randy Wolf and Tom H. himself. There's an interesting nugget about making adjustments after leaving pitcher-friendly San Diego to hitter-friendly Houston.
- An interview with Buck Martinez on Sirius, where the personal visit from Melvin in California helped seal the deal. As Al would say (and has), I'm sure the money didn't hurt. Still, when all suitors are offering crates and crates of cash, I wonder if the smaller gestures, like a $1000 plane ride, really do make a difference. I think every time Melvin tries to sign someone, he should send them a case of Sprecher root beer to help grease the skids a little. :)