Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:52 PM
A few glaringly obvious questions that id like to have answered by someone in the organization:
1). Why start Jay for so long? If it's about "speeding up his path to the majors," on a bottom dwelling team, why wasn't this the case before? What changed since last year (honest question)?
2). If there is such a glaring need in the bullpen, why not sign some veterans for a few million bucks + on short a contract? Some actual helpful bullpen arms, instead of minor league deals. You know, taxpayer funded stadium, piles of cash, etc, etc.
3). Weren't we told they didn't need bullpen arms recently, hence no free agents (outside of minor league deals)? Now, is there a surplus of SPs?
4). Back to "quickest path to the majors". He's at AA. Are you planning on him breaking camp, or getting a June call up? If not, what's the big timeline difference, here? If he makes strides this year as a starter, it's conceivable for him to get starts with the Twins next year.
I'm not even saying it's the wrong move. But, It's absolutely dumbfounding how they handle some of these players, botch their development, then roll out these thoughtless contradictory for convenience. Like they can't be bothered to take the time explain the real reason to the serfdom, because it's beyond our understanding.
Frankly, the tax payers lining their pockets deserve better than the brain-trust repeatedly frosting turds, and trying to sell them as Milky Ways. Just admit you're a turd salesman.