Any money saved has no bearings on the draft. Teams only get so much money to sign draft picks. The Twins don't need to cut salary they are raking in the cash clearing at least $100M. Any salary dumps is nothing much more than greed.
I would rather keep Correia in the rotation than adding Diamond or Worley to the rotation. If Alex Meyer was ready it would be a different answer.
As I said, money is fungible, money saved in one area can be allotted elsewhere- getting your draft money "paid for" gives you more options in areas to improve. And certainly, the Twins have not always spent all of their avalable funds in both of the prospect areas in the past. I hope that moving a salary for a rebuilding team would mean the chance for more flexibility for doing things like:
-Picking up a better player on an unexpired contract via trade.
-Signing Kendrys Morales in June at a discount for multiple years.
-Going over the International limit should there be a bidding war on a coveted prospect.
-Signing a prospective player from Cuba or other country, not subject to the established limits.
And I agree with you on Diamond and Worley at this point. But starting out with Gibson and Deduno might be worth considering.
Edited by jokin, 17 March 2014 - 09:42 PM.