The True Shape of the Hole
Reading the Mauer thread and the claims of Jokin that the Joe Mauer contract has paralyzed the organization.
I offer a different opinion that calls for a different thread.
On Joe Mauer... Yes he appears to be falling short of the 23 million dollar yearly value of the contract. However, I look at it in a positive light. To me his contract signifies the willingness to actually spend large money on large players. That was and is a new club in the Twins Bag and in the future can come into play again when the time is right. The time just may not be... RIGHT NOW!!! Yeah it's negative that Joe is taking up 23 million of the payroll for the production and health we have received but it's an overall positive that the money was spent.
I think this organization is in a hole because of failure to keep a decent farm system supply line. Specifically MLB ready pitching.
So... How did they get in this hole?