12-31-2012, 04:28 PM #1
Article: 2013 Roster & Payroll Page
You can view the page at http://twinsdaily.com/content.php?r=...r-Payroll-Page
12-31-2012, 05:31 PM #2
One thing I should have mentioned in the post and didn't...
Depending on how many guys open the season on the D.L., the Twins Opening Day payroll will be just short of $80 million.
Right now, projecting one player on the D.L. the payroll is at $79,120,000. So, in theory, it will take having three guys on the D.L. to break the $80 million Opening Day threshold.
01-01-2013, 02:25 AM #3
We're embarking upon the fourth year in Target Field, and it's safe to say that the veneer has worn off, which is unfortunate to see in such a beautiful ballpark. The last estimate I saw was $79 million, which means we are quickly regressing to Metrodome era numbers, which completely defeats the arguments and justifications Jerry Bell sold on the public, amid threats of contraction and relocation. I'm not going to say that the team wasn't due for a rebuild, but where exactly are the superstars that Target Field was built to attract? Joe Mauer is an excellent player, and I'm happy to see him wearing the the 'TC', but I personally feel a bit cheated that he is the only player signed or extended who exists on that level. It's one thing to save the money to spend on '14 or later, but with a systematic scaling back of spending on the team, and a general unwillingness to sign a starting pitcher that could stick around longer than 2 years to lay a base for the rotation of the future (Jackson and Sanchez come to mind), it's easier to think that the front office is lowering payroll to return to the "Twins way", which is stale and outdated at best. As a Twins fan I do appreciate the frugal nature of building a team through drafting and development, as well as the growing relationship of a player like Cuddyer and a fan base that watched him develop, but not to see them walk after we as a ticket purchasing public gave the organization what they claimed would prevent exactly that. This is getting long, but the general point here is the mounting evidence that we as a fanbase have been misled, and unless we're in for a massive shopping spree in the near future the front office got us to invest in them, the time for them to return the favor is quickly approaching, if it hasn't already passed.
Last edited by GoMNTwins; 01-01-2013 at 02:37 AM.
01-01-2013, 07:04 PM #4
01-01-2013, 09:19 PM #5
And, of course, for a snapshot look at the Twins major league roster, and minor league roster (A-ball and above) go to: 2013 Minnesota Twins Roster - Majors View I'll try and keep it up-to-date with people released and such, but won't switch out assignments until it does actually happen. If want to spend some time looking at the Twins, just go back thru the roster years and see was a Twin, major league and minor league!
01-02-2013, 05:46 AM #6
01-02-2013, 09:19 AM #7
I must admit that I am beginning to get pretty annoyed. Originally I was saying,
"what does anybody expect?" when the Greinkes and Sanchezs of the world went to other teams. That said, with 80 million on the books I am get pretty frustrated thinking about the 2 year contracts that are being signed for FA pitching. Besides Correa, I like the off season moves. Along with them, what would it do to our club to have McCarthy and Marcum? That would put Payroll up to the 95k range, allow a better chance for some more wins in '13 and the team could still be working on rebuilding. The x factor is that those people have to want to play for the Twins. Also, I know this post is the same as a 1000 others this off season and a little late. For some reason I was a bit more level headed about this until recently. Now, as we slide into February, I am becoming annoyed. Please sign another guy.