In 2004 the team could have used a bat and and arm. Instead they went to the postseason with Lew Ford and the terrified rookie Jason Kubel at DH, and the hittable sinkerballer Silva as the 3rd starter.
In 2006, Ryan's major acquisition was Phil Nevin to join Jason Tyner as quite possibly the worst DH platoon ever assembled. Not to mention nothing done to bolster a pitching staff with Brad Radke's shredded shoulder hanging on by a thread.
In 2007 he said they were buyers and instead traded Castillo for nothing. That was officially the moment where Santana basically said "get me the hell out of here".
When you're good, you trade prospects and go for broke. When you're bad, you trade veterans for prospects and rebuild. The Twins? They do neither. They just kind of wallow around in the middle, unsure of what the hell they want to do, so they just do nothing. NO DIRECTION WHATSOEVER. Doesn't there just come a time where you gut the front office and coaching staff and start over? I've never seen an organization so stale. So behind the times. They need new blood. New ideas. New philosophies. IT'S TIME.
Edited by Kenneth Kitsom, 18 June 2013 - 11:48 PM.