03-01-2012, 07:27 PM #21
A common argument is that the Twins are taking the "cheap" route by bringing in all these "retreads". There is a glut of these has-beens, right? Well, logic would tell you to hold off until the prices go dowm, especially if your cheap SOB's like the Twins. So, explain to me why the Twins were early in signing guys, not late. To fill their allottment with the absolute cheapest guys?
I really think that's what some of you believe. How about this for an alternative explanation? They did their homework and signed some guys they actually think have a chance.
03-01-2012, 09:22 PM #22
03-02-2012, 12:28 PM #23
Do you have a chronic need to get the last word in, Nick ?
03-02-2012, 08:22 PM #24
What a ridiculous straw-man article.
Nobody is saying that you can't fill bullpen spots with non-descript guys. Nobody is saying you can't have an open competition for some non critical roles in the pen.
What people are rightly negative about is how irresponsible it is to not bring in guys who are proven and not coming of major injury. Just one 1 RH pitcher for 2 mil would do it.
Instead they chose not to and save that 2 mil for....what?
Last edited by clutterheart; 03-02-2012 at 09:04 PM. Reason: dumb
03-02-2012, 08:46 PM #25
And this comes from someone who does not think much (and been fairly vocal about it for a long time) of Gardenhire, Anderson, Vavra, Scotty, Terry Ryan and the "Twins' way 2.0"
But not signing another reliever (that you might know) other than Zumaya (and Capps - even though they overpaid for Capps) is not a bad thing... They signed a whole bunch of relievers in decent contracts, some veterans some not that veteran. And some on the relievers in the organization can step up.
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03-03-2012, 03:13 PM #26
03-04-2012, 11:16 PM #27
The Twins have had an excellent past with retreads, I think they are probably thinking we got some kids in the minors who are real close to being able to contribute. Who those kids are, no one knows.