06-01-2012, 07:06 PM #81
Last edited by jokin; 06-01-2012 at 07:09 PM.
06-01-2012, 09:11 PM #82
Maholm is a National league pitcher. That makes him worse than comparible stats from the American league.
Twins need to find out how many of their minor league outfielders will make the grade, I have serious doubts about Benson ever being major league quality.
Unless TR gets a deal he can't refuse, Willingham should be here this year and to the middle of next
You have to pitch to win, but bying 3 type 3 or better SP will be expensive.
Doumit will be a much better trade canidate this year as will Span.
06-01-2012, 09:38 PM #83
Hell, I'm not even convinced Twins management is ready to admit the severity of the situation to themselves or the public today. There's a certain, I don't know, arrogance to the whole Twins management regime that hasn't evaporated yet.
06-01-2012, 11:53 PM #84
Rule 1. Never pay a Closer for a non contending Team.
Ryan paid over 4.5 million tight budget dollars + 1st round draft pick for a Closer.
A. Ryan must have believed that the Twins would be a contender.
B. Ryan has turned stupid the second time around.
Which is it? It has to be one or the other!
Last edited by Highabove; 06-01-2012 at 11:59 PM.
06-02-2012, 01:07 AM #85
If the Twins do indeed intend on trading the likes of Willingham, Span, or whomever, they better have their eyes focused on a grand prize. MLB GM's are tight fisted when it comes to giving up top prospects. That is the game now. You need an upper echelon player to fetch upper echelon prospects. Willingham and Span are very good players, but do not constitute that brand. We would better off holding on to them rather than trading them for a supposed future #4 Starter. As a fan, if that kind of trade went down, that would most definitely sink my ship.
06-02-2012, 03:01 AM #86
06-02-2012, 12:44 PM #87
To me, the Twins' decision to keep Duensing in the bullpen is more about playing to his strengths. The guy is elite when it comes to shutting down lefty hitters and you really mask that skill by playing him as a starter and letting opponents stack their lineups with righties. With that being said, I think he's a better option than some of the guys the club's throwing out there right now (such as Swarzak and DeVries... possibly Blackburn) so at this point I'm not opposed to giving him a shot even if it's not ideal.
Originally Posted by USAFChief
I'm not saying the Twins felt they had NO chance to compete this year. I just think they felt like the odds were slim enough that it wasn't worth investing $10M to add one extra pitcher. And they were right.
Originally Posted by Highabove