There is one aspect of this off season that I don't think anybody has touched on, so I will give it a shot:
What if the Twins stand pat with pitching this off season?
An argument could be made for standing pat. The reasons for spending money have been discussed ad nauseum, lets look at some reasons not to spend:
- The Twins are expected to be at or near the bottom in the AL Central this year. If the Twins brass believe this, then spending any money on any
Jim Bowden is at it again.
In today's article, he writes about trade candidates for all 30 teams. For the Twins, he lists Justin Morneau. Even though the Twins have said they aren't trading him, and Willingham may be a more likely target. That being said, I can at least swallow that one. The rest of the article is the usual lazy work that he passes off.
Among the 30 players listed are pitchers:
Before I begin, a quick recap for those who don't know what has been going on.
A while back, Thrylos started a thread by posting that, according to a source, Scott Baker had signed a 3 year contract with the Twins. The deal had not been announced, but Thrylos said it was signed and done, and it would be announced. A few people responded in disbelief, Thrylos responded in a demeaning fashion. A few days ago, news came out that Baker actually signed with the Cubs. The thread turned
As we know, national pundits rarely go back and critique their own predictions. I wonder if our Twins Daily posters are made of stronger stuff.
I started a thread before the year asking for bold predictions for the year. This seems like a good time to revisit these. I will start with mine:
- Scott Baker will make less than 10 starts for the Twins, but they will pick up his option
The Twins did not make any deadline moves! Hide your women and children!
Anybody listed as non-player personnel in the Twins organization beware of flash mobs of angry Twins "fans" distrought over the fact that there were no trades today.
Ron Gardenhire - You will be doomed to write the same lineup as yesterday! The horror!
No trades to complain about how we were hosed!! No new players to mock and ridicule!!
Terry Ryan... can only