03-08-2013, 07:49 PM #121
I think the outrage that some people have over payroll is not the overpaying for a Grienke, but the fact that there were plenty of cheap options out there that would have been huge upgrades and were ignored. The Twins could have easily retained Scott Baker had they wanted to. They could have gotten several other pitchers as well. They didn't. They could have found modest upgrades up the middle. They didn't. They could have spent 100M and put a team out with a decent chance of winning 80 games. They didn't.
They had no problems taking taxpayer money though. I can see why fans are angry about this. If I lived in Minnesota and had to pay those taxes, I'd be livid.
03-08-2013, 07:53 PM #122
I was on the Grienke boat... just sayin. Not that I think it would matter too much this season, but add Grienke to this team and 2014 on should be competitive years.Do or do not. There is no try.
03-08-2013, 07:58 PM #123
Just read all the posts...wow...deep...kinda scary for those of us who skew towards pollyannishness (kinda want that to be my new nickname). I think Patrick R. is a curmudgeon. Kinda like a baseball Andy Rooney. He wrote some great pieces back in the glory days about Hrbek, Puckett, Gaetti, and others, and a columnist should get people talking and he certainly has done that today. I just want some pitching. I want guys who can go seven innings, who can get our guys off defense in a timely fashion, who know how to pitch to major league hitters. I don't care where or how much, but if we don't have some quality starting pitching this year we will be doomed to repeat the awfulness that was the last two years. I loved being in a division race....I want to feel that again.
03-08-2013, 08:06 PM #124
And another thing about this Reusse thing, centering right at Hicks:
Yesterday the kid had the day of his life. Nope. He had the day of any baseball player's life. Celebrate that. We all as Twins' fans did. I am sure he did, I am sure his buddies did.
Check the Strib write up: Yada, yada, yada, and then talk about how he missed the cut off man in a play on the field and hints about that not being the "Twins' way".
I really puked a bit in my mouth when I read that.
and put that into perspective and then talk about negativity and where it is coming from....-----
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