Originally Posted by JB_Iowa
The Twins first goal is to put a winning team on the field. Regular season wins has shown to increase attendance. More attendance= revenue. Their first goal was a competitive team, building for the future second.
If a Scott Baker continues to develop and not injured and if Liriano continues to what his potential was, the outcomes for the last two years are totally different, as would be your attitude.
Did the Twins have what was needed to trade for a stud player? NO. Good players for potential prospects if they had a willing partner (the list that left as free agents), but no prospects that were far enough along to get a prime player for a few of them
If doing poor moves satisfies you, there is not much to be said for you. Nishi and two stiffs for Hardy is about as poor as it gets. Doing something that sets you back is a gain in your book?
As I have said in the past, the Twins lack the player that will carry the team. They have not had one since Puckett. Rarely can you trade for such player. Rarely do they become available as free agents. Without that player a thin team like any Twins team will be will not be g be great in the playoffs.
Long before 2010 it was evident the Twins lacked an ace pitcher, and a catalyst on the offense needed for a championship. Winning seasons appeared to be enough for the public, see attendance figures for proof. If you foresaw the injuries and lack of development back in 2010 that have beset this team, I would not believe you. Hindsight