Posted 10 March 2016 - 10:14 PM
One....again...I liked Nolasco initially. The team was floundering and needed help. He wasn't my first choice, that was Kazmir, but I thought it was a solid move at the time.
It just hasn't worked out. It happens. To loosely paraphrase Bull Durham: "baseball is filled with bad moves (trades)". I absolutely hate May in the pen, though I get it, he helps a bunch for now, and the rotation has depth...but...COME ON. But I get it. But at a certain point in this situation, doesn't the money aspect have to be ignored?
I mean, the Twins have paid for 2 seasons of injury and poor/lousy performance. And no matter what, they are on the hook for 2 more seasoms, whether Nolasco is jnjured, or stinks, or performs well in whatever capacity. Right? And I get that you'd like to receive something positive to show for your investment, but unless Nolasco really, really cranks it up in big time fashion, is he really going to be better than and out perform Duffey, Milone and Berrios, (possibly May) at this point? All guys that weren't here when he was initially signed.
Forget cost, again, it's sunk, if you really think he makes the club better by being part of the pen over a second lefty, or a youngster like Pressly or Graham or whoever, then keep him and do it. You are the Twins...you are signing the checks...it's your sunk money...it's your team that you are supposed to be taking care of, and putting the best one on the field to compete. You tell him to pitch, in whatever capacity you want, or go home. Too much for a reliever? Yep. Too much on the hook to just dump him? Yep. But it's been this way for two years now already! Sooner or later, this just has to about what's best for the team on the field, and money has to be left out of it.
"Nice catch Hayes...don't ever f*****g do it again."