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    Article: Five Players the Twins Gave Up On Waaaaaaay Too Early.

    Works on contingency? No, money down!
    Kevin Slowey was Framed!

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    This article > Luis Rivas in a knife fight > Jeff Gray



    Awesome stuff.

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    I can't wait to find out what Bill Smith does after he's out of the organization. Wait... even after the Twins gave up on him, they didn't really give up on him. dang.

    Well, I guess we just keep reading Brad's hillarious writing.

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    I admit to swallowing hook, line, sinker. I read the title, saw Torii's pic, and blasted through the link ready to shout out how we offered him 75 mil. Well done, and funny article.

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    Loved the article. And to Joe's point on Torii. Yes, though I thought it was 3 years for $15M and he got 5 for $75M? I could be totally mistaken...

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    Joe...I'm sorry I questioned you...it seems we offered him $15/yr for 5 years they offered him $18M/yr for 5 years.

    Man a poor investment for Torii there!! California taxes and cost of living. I guess maybe as a player it's to 'save face' as the gross number gets tossed around, not the net number.

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    great article

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinsfan34 View Post
    Joe...I'm sorry I questioned you...it seems we offered him $15/yr for 5 years they offered him $18M/yr for 5 years.
    Not to detract from this delightful, fact-based article, but I am pretty sure the Twins offer to Torii was only 3/45.

    Like the Johan offer at the time (4/80), the Twins were competitive in AAV but wanted a significant "hometown discount" in terms of years.

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    The Hoey bit is brilliant. Well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad Swanson View Post
    Plus, as an added bonus, Gray will create a unified sense of scorn as he explains the difference between libel and slander for the 500th time.

    ...

    If you are a law student, I deeply apologize for this slander.
    Ha! Make it 501.

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    My recollection is that we offered 75/5 and he took 90/6. Just 1 more year with same AAV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe A. Preusser View Post
    My recollection is that we offered 75/5 and he took 90/6. Just 1 more year with same AAV.
    He did have multiple offers in the 5/75 neighborhood (Royals, White Sox, Rangers), but not from the Twins, every report I ever read had them at the 3/45.
    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
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    The team was in a tough position at that point. Santana and Hunter were close to leaving, Morneau and Mauer were due contracts in the next few years.

    I'm not really a fan of how it all went down but giving Hunter the money he got from the Angels would have been a massive risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
    He did have multiple offers in the 5/75 neighborhood (Royals, White Sox, Rangers), but not from the Twins, every report I ever read had them at the 3/45.
    It was quite a while ago, I could easily be wrong.

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    David Ortiz.

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    This is satire right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinsfaninsaudi View Post
    This is satire right?
    Nope!
    I couldn't be a player because of bad eyesight, so I decided to be an umpire instead.

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    Nope!
    Ok, so I want to be clear here. If I tell people that the guy the Twins traded JJ Hardy for (who the Twins traded Carlos Gomez for) is now a 9th grade math teacher in New Jersey, I'm telling the truth? And I'm not making a fool of myself? thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
    He did have multiple offers in the 5/75 neighborhood (Royals, White Sox, Rangers), but not from the Twins, every report I ever read had them at the 3/45.
    I'm not even sure the Twins made an offer in the offseason. I also remember 3/45 but I think it was made during the season or in spring training. Basically the Twins had to make an offer to show that they tried but they didn't really make a serious offer.

    Now he's turning 39 in July and he's still going.

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    Just in case anyone needs some decoration for their bedroom wall: http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Jeff-G...et=53105862943

    Check out all of the framing options!

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