Beware of the Pohlad's five year plan!
by, 02-28-2012 at 08:52 PM (711 Views)
Fellow Twins fans,
I can not understand how all of you and especially our ridiculously non-critical Minnesota media misses it, but can anyone see the five year plan the Pohlad crew has in store for you? Lets start by reminding everyone that both the Pohlad boys flat out admitted while pops was alive that they had no interest what so ever in operating or owning the Minnesota Twins......But then the money machine that runs the blood of the Pohlad's pointed out the cash cow that could be achieved if they were able to coax a new stadium out of us silly tax payers, they were instantly "huge" baseball fans. Now seeing there five year plan, i cant blame them! Its a simple plan really....and it goes like this. Convince the silly state that you live in that to compete and play on a level field in MLB you need the revenue that a new stadium will generate. Once said stadium is built, start counting the simply unbelievable amount of money you are making and KNOW that every stadium has a wonderful grace period where expectations are Nil and the stadium itself will draw people to empty there wallets to you. Next, fire the general manager who admittedly had a bad year but actually wanted to increase payroll to go out and upgrade the team and put a decent product on the Field. Next, rehire the media darling who refers to all media members by first name, as your GM and quickly announce you are cutting the payroll my 15 million and amazingly have no one criticize you at all! Then continue to cut payroll for the next three years all the while listen to Mr. Ryan say that payroll is no object (ya right....remember Luis Castillo and how Alexi was ready and it had nothing to do with money???) and that he will make moves that make sense...unless that increases payroll of course. Next cash in on that all-star game and finally have the Pohlad boys announce they are selling the team and watch them walk away with a half billion dollars in revenue! Only in Minnesota can this be done while nobody criticizes it.....Goodness people, this is your baseball team and this is the Pohlad plan for all of us! Enjoy!