It takes guts to let a player like Cron go. However... it's ultimately a good thing that this front office has those guts.
The Twins took a long time to put together a roster that can compete and the reason it took so long was because we treated Trevor Plouffe (and others) like he was Nolan Arenado. This type of spending on average, and you keep your job commitment to average stopped us from finding someone who could play like Arenado.
I like that this front office is stopping this practice.
Maybe. Like, maybe it takes guts to do this. It could also been seen as cheap if we think Cron will produce simlar to last year. My take is that he isn't healing as well as they would like. He also doesn't play good defense and his drop in the ALDS killed the team.
It's gutsy if they intend to bring someone substantial in to play over there or 3B and move Sano. It's also gutsy if they name one of their minor league guys the starter from the start. However, if they try to patch it together with Marwin, etc, or sign some guy on a smaller deal, and don't use the money savings on a couple of nice starting pitchers, it will just look like more of the same for me anyway.