White Sox and Twins: Rebuilding
by, 03-31-2014 at 04:26 PM (338 Views)
The contrast in rebuild between the a White a Sox and Twins is shown in the acquisition of 27 and under players since last opening day.
Conor Gilaspie almost makes the list. He was acquired last spring training.
Phil Hughes (actually it is his age 28 season and he is older than any of the White Sox 7)
There has been an argument that the Twins can't go young because they don't gave any young players. Maybe they need to go out and acquire them. Maybe they need to let Willingham go and create the need for an Adam Eaton. Maybe they need to deal a Perkins to get a young talent like Avisail Garcia.
It has been said that it can't hurt to sign guys like Bartlett, Kubel and Guerrier. Maybe it does hurt. Maybe it keeps the Twins from looking for younger options.
Teams need young players to rebuild. The Twins enter this season with 14 players in their 30s. I don't know if it is an opening day record for them. I do know that only the 1991 Twins ended the season having played more players in their 30s. They played 15. They weren't rebuilding. They were going for it with a core that was getting older. What are these Twins doing?