Toronto DFA Tommy Hottovy a few minutes ago , even though he is older he did have a good ERA and 11Ks/9 and under 3W/9
wouldnt he be a cheap pickup to give Robertson some competition in spring training?
What happened to the promises that were made when they begged for money for a new stadium?
If justin is traded and we pay only 7 million of his salary then our payroll is less then 73 million ,about what it was in the dome days.
It is very posible we open 2014 with a payroll of less then 60 million....
So yes Terry is having the last laugh, as St. Pete orders more brinks trucks ....
2012 Minnesota Twins American League 66 96 .407 22.0 2,776,354 2011 Minnesota Twins American League 63 99 .389 32.0 5 3,168,107 2010 Minnesota Twins American League 94 68 .580 - 1 3,223,640 2009 Minnesota Twins American League 87 76 .534 - 1 2,416,237 2008 Minnesota Twins American League 88 75 .540 1.0 2 2,302,431 2007 Minnesota Twins American League 79 83 .488 17.0 3 2,296,347 2006 Minnesota Twins American League 96 66 .593 - 1 2,285,018 2005 Minnesota Twins American League 83 79 .512 16.0 3 2,034,243 2004 Minnesota Twins American League 92 70 .568 - 1 1,911,490 2003 Minnesota Twins American League 90 72 .556 - 1 1,946,011 2002 Minnesota Twins American League 94 67 .584 - 1 1,924,473 2001 Minnesota Twins American League 85 77 .525 6.0 2 1,782,926
Meanwhile, Kyle Lobtein (age 23) was a year younger than Pressly, has played to the same level as Pressly (AA), has better minor league numbers than both Pressly and Swarzack to the same point in their respective careers, and has yet to fail as a Starter. He was brought up through an organization (Rays) that has a reputation for developing pitchers; unsurprisingly, he apparently was blocked by even better prospects.
He actually demonstrated in the draft that there was more than passing interest in him, the Mets drafted him and immediately flipped him for cash to the Tigers. Trusting that the Twins had a decent look at him, they felt he was a little riskier than Pressly and passed (A comp might be DeVries, who remains in SP Twins pitching depth, Lobstein is 4.5 years youngers with better minor league stats to the same point in development). The stats suggest that, given the Twins desperate need for starters, it might have been worth the exta risk.
The main argument was about passing on Lara in the 2nd round. Virtually nothing was at risk in kicking the tires on a very rare skill set. Head-scratching that anyone would criticize such a move for a team currently grasping at any possible color of straw to fill their woeful pitching needs (Read Phil Mackie's best-case Twins scenario for simply an attempt at pitching mediocrity: 1500 ESPN Twin Cities ? Minnesota Sports News & Opinion (Twins, Vikings, Wolves, Wild, Gophers))
Regarding the Marlins, you really demonstrated your lack of appreciation for irony---- but sincere grasp of the obvious.
70charger liked this. Of course he did...
The problem that is becoming increasingly obvious is that you know nothing about the players that you are talking about. You are so completely infatuated with Lara's 100 mph fastball that you don't even notice that he completely sucked AND CAN'T EVEN K A BALL HITTERS. there's a reason why EVERY MLB TEAM passed on him AT LEAST ONCE. There are plenty of things to criticize the Twins about but rule 5 picks are not it. I'll certainly take the Twins analysis over the some random guy on the internet that has never seen any of the talked about players EVER play.
Here's an example of your analysis that is questionable and show that you don't know what you are talking about:
Pressly is not a soft tosser and the Tigers didn't take Lobstein as a starter. He would have been an interesting pick but he's been relatively unimpressive and has unimpressive stuff.Quote:
Originally Posted by jokin
I have no idea what you are talking about regarding the Marlins. If you're saying that you like the direction of that franchise then WOW! Things are much worse in Miami. I would not trade places with a Marlins fan at all.