07-25-2012, 11:29 PM #61
Yesterday Corey in the booth said there were 15 scouts in the stands...watching whom. I would not take Looney...Parmaleee should be able to replicate that offense line. Right now, the Twins would be better served with a salary dump and building for 2014...assuming you play to lose this year and spend another $20 million on draftees, supplementing your minor leagues with some prospects obtained this year. And IF the Twins can play halfway servicable ball and keep attendance above 30,000 (can they?)...keep whatever savings you have in salary to gamble PLEASE down the line. Sadly, in baseball, when teams underspend one year, they don't overspend in another year.
07-25-2012, 11:36 PM #62
yeah, Morneau has been playing better lately, but I don't think he will ever hit .300 again. With that said, I only support trading him if that money goes into pitching in the offseason
07-26-2012, 03:21 PM #63
I wrote earlier this year that I was in no hurry to see Morneau traded, just because I wanted to be there for the big finish. And I think he's exceeded expectations and I think he'll be even better next year.
But if another team was willing to grab him and pay all of his salary, I'd trade him for lint. I want that $14M and I'll risk Parmelee's production at 1B. It's a no-brainer in my mind.
07-26-2012, 03:24 PM #64
Um, they won't be spending $20MM no draftees, not even close. They'll spend a lot less next year than this year, as they won't have as many picks, not even close.Win Twins.
07-26-2012, 03:39 PM #65
Yeah, only possible comp pick next year is if they offer Liriano the qualifying offer, and all reports say Liriano is 100% going to be traded. They weren't even in the lottory for the small market/low revenue comp round. Of course the Tigers were, yet somehow they managed to sign Prince Fielder this off-season.
Twins will have another top five pick but then not again until round 2.
07-26-2012, 04:25 PM #66