Thought the survey topic that the Minnesota Twins sent Darren Wolfson and his responses on Twitter as a likely season ticket holder was interesting.
On a scale of 1 to 10 how committed to winning a World Series do you feel the Minnesota Twins are?
The responses on Twitter do not bode well for Twins fans loyalty or to how Twins fans are feeling about the franchise right now. I'm doubting the Twins really will do anything with this survey but you never know.
This is an intersting survey question, we as fans would like to think this answer would be a 9 to 10, with the last four years many of us would likely rate the Twins comittment to winning a World Series at about a .5 to a 2 on that 10 scale,
Objectively right now I would give them about a 6-7 In drafting and scouting talent they have improved quite a bit the last three years in the minor leagues. In Free agency I would give them about a4 so a D minus even with the Hughes signing as an outlier. In player development of younger players at the major league level I would give them a 1 to 2. Only really two young players showing much the last few years in Santanna and Vargas in there first call ups to the big leagues.
On a comittment level you feel as a fan from the ownership group I would give them a -.5 They continue to cut payroll every year and have invested in some pretty bad contracts the last two years, in Nolasco and Pelfrey and the fact that they continue to employ Rick Anderson as pitching coach and Ron Gardenhire as manager. This is almost like the Hughes signing is cancelled out by Nolasco and Pelfrey. Worst team ERA in baseball for two consecutive years does not lead to competitive winning baseball teams. Until the Twins fix the starting pitching not a lot of what they do otherwise is going to matter.
What is a fair evaluation of the Minnesota Twins comittment to winning a World Series?
How many posters feel like even if the Twins do not like the results from the Survey they will continue with the status quo and pay lip service to making real organizational change? On a scale of 1-10 I would rate the chance of the Twins ownership making any changes to there management at about a 0 to 1 chance.
Edited by jaimedude2, 02 September 2014 - 05:03 PM.