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

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#1 Brad Swanson

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 10:52 PM

You can view the page at http://twinsdaily.co...aaaay-too-early

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 12:08 AM

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



Awesome stuff.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 12:33 AM

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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#4 Joe A. Preusser

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 06:13 AM

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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Posted 26 April 2014 - 06:21 AM

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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Posted 26 April 2014 - 06:25 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.

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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Posted 26 April 2014 - 06:28 AM

great article

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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.

#9 Monkeypaws

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 08:48 AM

The Hoey bit is brilliant. Well done!

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 11:11 AM

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.

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If you are a law student, I deeply apologize for this slander.


Ha! Make it 501.

#11 Joe A. Preusser

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 05:39 PM

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

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 05:54 PM

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.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 06:03 PM

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.

#14 Joe A. Preusser

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 06:03 PM

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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Posted 26 April 2014 - 06:46 PM

David Ortiz.

#16 twinsfaninsaudi

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 06:47 PM

This is satire right?

#17 Tibs

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 07:10 PM

This is satire right?


Nope!
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#18 twinsfaninsaudi

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 06:31 AM

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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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.

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 12:01 PM

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