Posted 26 April 2014 - 12:33 AM
Well, I guess we just keep reading Brad's hillarious writing.
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Posted 26 April 2014 - 06:25 AM
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.
Posted 26 April 2014 - 08:09 AM
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.
Posted 26 April 2014 - 06:03 PM
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.
Posted 27 April 2014 - 06:31 AM
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.
Posted 27 April 2014 - 07:48 AM
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.