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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pleiss View Post
    I don't think the Twins will be competing for a WS championship in the next 2 seasons, so I think the smart move is to say no to the high dollar free agents that would cost a draft pick in return. Play for the long haul, and when (hopefully) our propspects in the mid-low levels of the system start to perform, then you go out and add a piece here or there and pay the price, be in draft picks or prospects, to put the team in contention for a WS title.

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    So, 3 more years of sucking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JP3700 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by johnnydakota View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
    Players who were offered Qualifying Offers:

    OF Josh Hamilton
    OF Michael Bourn
    OF Nick Swisher
    RHP Hiroki Kuroda
    RH RP Rafael Soriano
    RHP Kyle Lohse
    OF BJ Upton
    1B Adam Laroche

    I believe that is it, so I would say no, I wouldn't give up a pick for any of them.
    grienke was given a offer?
    No, Seth's list is correct. Greinke was traded mid season so he doesn't qualify for draft pick compensation.
    thanks i had forgotten the entire year rule

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike wants wins View Post
    So, 3 more years of sucking?
    depends on who takes over for the 3 stooges and when ...could be another 70s decade for us ,if jipppy pohlad doesnt cut bait and start fishin

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike wants wins View Post
    So, 3 more years of sucking?
    Tossing tons of money into an overpriced market and giving away high draft picks sounds like a good recipe to guarantee you suck down the line for only a marginal shot at being ok next year. This is not how you build a strong organization.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnydakota View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mike wants wins View Post
    So, 3 more years of sucking?
    depends on who takes over for the 3 stooges and when ...could be another 70s decade for us ,if jipppy pohlad doesnt cut bait and start fishin
    You're like a broken record. You're like Peter Griffin playing "Surfin' Bird." Just shut up with that schtick already.

    And by the way, I think Paul Pleiss is right. We're not contending very soon, so stay away from the high-dollar guys, start winning a bit more each year, and build from your farm system up.

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    So you are basically saying, " suck for 2 to 3 more years". That is the effect of not signing free agents for the going rate and not trading for guys, isn't it? They have no pitching. It isn't even that they have bad pitching, I am not sure they even have 5 starters on the 40 man roster. If that is your plan, you have to deal every veteran, right?

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    What's the point they aren't going to sign any of those guys anyway!
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