Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:49 PM
Posted 11 June 2012 - 04:35 AM
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 06:35 AM
This is still a 90+ loss team just like they have been the last 2 years.
Agreed, the biggest reason for the "turnaround" is the fact that they are playing other teams that are just as bad as they are. Once they start playing more contenders, reality will return..
Posted 11 June 2012 - 07:03 AM
Posted 11 June 2012 - 07:25 AM
Posted 11 June 2012 - 07:40 AM
One extra comment- Joe Benson’s performance and injury makes me sad. I would very much like to see him get a handle on things, get healthy and turn it around.
Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:45 AM
Why do you have to throw water on good baseball. who knows if this can continue but can't we just enjoy the good baseball instead of saying they can't do this or do that. Just bothers me that instead of enjoying good baseball we feel the need to be skeptical if it continues just doesn't make sense to me.
Go read a Sid column if you're looking for fellatious drivel.
Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:53 AM
Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:44 AM
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 11:42 AM
My problem with selling is that often the Twins just sell to sell. Use the Denard Span trade talk for example, why trade a very good leadoff hitter and Center Fielder who is under contract for two more seasons and is still young and very much a part of this team's future for some mid-tier prospects they are likely to get in return. The only way the Twins should trade a guy like Span is if his replacement is ready to at the Major League level, and at this point that guy is not ready.
It seems like General Managing 101. Only sell guys who are free agents at the end of the year (Capps) or guys who have value but not close to their salary (Morneau, Mauer) and keep productive guys under team control for reasonable money (Span, Willingham). Unfortunately I never have thought the Twins front office knows anything about what it takes to manage a roster properly. I'm not confident this trade deadline will be much different than the past few. They probably sit on their hands to avoid getting fleeced.
Posted 11 June 2012 - 11:49 AM
I'm not confident this trade deadline will be much different than the past few. They probably sit on their hands to avoid getting fleeced.
I guess I'd rather have them sit on their hands...with the exception of our Capital C Closer for any potential pitching prospect.
Posted 11 June 2012 - 11:50 AM