If I was a Pohlad or concerned about the Twins bottom line, I chose the win now path versus rebuild mode to win 2 years from now. I think you trade Morneau to dump his salary and go with Parmalee at first. Keep Span and Revere, and bring in two starting pitchers.
You're failing to acknowledge an entire decade of Twins baseball history, other than the meaningless references to 2006 and 2010. "Just make the playoffs" resulted in the one of the most embarrassing postseason losing streaks in the history of sports.
Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp
The glass is pretty full. They need two players to make an enormous difference, but they would be two BIG players.
They need a guy to hit behind Morneau who has the ability to hit like Shane Mack did. Doumit is an okay player, but this guy needs to hit further down in the order.
They need an Ace/Stopper/Staff Horse. That guy will make everyone better and give them confidence, take pressure off them, and allow them to relax and not try to do too much.
That is two guys who will cost the Twins a lot of money. But it would be better than 5 guys who would cost the same amount or less that weren't capable of the same kind of impact.
It didn't even take 90 wins to grab the division this year. You can expect the same next year.
And until May most people thought he was AAA filler. And people keep saying nothing went well.....
Originally Posted by kab21
Don't forget the bullpen, which outperformed expectations, and whose coach was fired today...
Originally Posted by TheLeviathan