Posted 23 July 2014 - 05:15 PM
We are currently in 8th place and 6 games out for the 1rst pick next draft.
1. Texas 40 - 60
2. Colorado 40 - 60 Tie
3. Chicago C 41 - 57 2.0
4. Houston 42 - 58 2.0
5. Philadelphia 43 - 57 3.0
6. San Diego 43 - 56 3.5
7. Arizona 44 - 57 3.5
8. Minnesota 46 - 54 6.0
We have some ground to make up but surely we can trade enough talent away for future prospects to get a better than 8th pick in next years draft.
Posted 23 July 2014 - 05:27 PM
Also be mindful that for the Twins to be doing worse than they are now means that the players brought in to substitute for the ones let go were in aggregate worse than what they replaced. In a trying to win mode then Ryan was better of trying what he did than utilizing what he had.
Edited by old nurse, 23 July 2014 - 05:35 PM.
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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:44 AM
If you take away Correia, Willingham, and Morales, how many more games will the Twins lose than if they kept them?
I think Suzuki being traded could be the only potential change that would cause the Twins to lose games on par with these other teams.
I feel like this is a good thing. The Twins are not so terrible this year.
Posted 24 July 2014 - 08:18 AM
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Posted 25 July 2014 - 10:48 PM
I'll start cheering for the Twins again to win when they bring up good prospects or next season, when I suspect we will hit .500 or better. But for now its all about the spot in the draft order.
Posted 27 July 2014 - 02:32 AM
I don't really care as long as they stay in the top ten.Despite signing Nolasco they will still have money to spend and a FA like Ervin Santana could slip in FA for a bargain again.There is no way that they can justify losing pick #11 but losing pick #45 is justifiable.
Unlike many I actually would like to see them win some games and create a better clubhouse atmosphere.It's something to build on next year.
Is 2016 the year that a good pitching prospect is truly blocked by 5 good pitchers in the starting rotation?
Posted 27 July 2014 - 04:59 AM
They are also tied for the 7th to worst record. They are 8 games out of the wild card spot, and 5.5 games out of the first pick in the draft.
I don't like rooting for them to lose. But this season is toast, they are in sell mode, and every pick higher they move means significant amounts of extra draft cap space. If they had been able to move to third last year (they tied for fourth), they could have gotten Rodon.