Article: Twins need more from Morneau and Willingham
Posted 14 June 2013 - 08:21 AM
"You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time." -- Jim Bouton, "Ball Four"
Posted 14 June 2013 - 10:55 AM
Posted 16 June 2013 - 12:43 AM
Posted 16 June 2013 - 07:06 AM
I've always believed the Twins FO made a mistake not trading Willinham midseason last year knowing they wouldn't be serious contenders this season
It's definitely looking that way, though we don't know what was on the table for him. Willingham had a history of injury going into last year and was just starting a 3 year deal. I doubt teams were willing to give up a lot of value to pay a guy the remaining 17M on the deal so that he could spend a lot of time on the DL, as well, there wasn't anyone to replace him. Ryan may have gambled on this one, but I highly doubt he was turning down offers of Dylan Bundy for him.... something tells me that he wasn't even getting an offer of Tony Cingrani for him.
Posted 16 June 2013 - 10:08 AM