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  1. peterb18's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fanatic Jack
    I agree the Pohlad family is tighter than a Cuban cigar. However, I have complete faith in GM Terry Ryan moving forward. Despite a small payroll he will find a way to make the Twins a winner. It sure as hell won't be in 2012 that is for sure.
    Fantastic Jack, your basically right in your analysis of the Twins philosophy, etc. However, I'm concerned that so many Media types that work for the station that announce Twin games are not capable of being objective. That is one reason we never get criticism of the Pohlads. This cutting payroll after a few years is completely disheartening. I do think that the reason that Smith was fired was because he wanted to increase payroll and be competitive.
    There is enough financial assets available now in the organization to be competitive until the lower minor players are ready-- if the Pohlads are willing!
  2. J-Dog Dungan's Avatar
    I think that you need to have more faith in the fact that Terry Ryan has been doing his job very well for longer than I have been alive. He knows what needs to be done to win, and if anyone in baseball could prove that making "Moneyball"-esqe decisions actually do help your team, I would choose none other than Ryan or Billy Beane himself to lead the team. He has an idea of what to do, unlike Smith, and he has the know-how and experience to pull it off. The Twins just need to prove to the rest of baseball that they have overcome the struggles from the troubles they had last year, and everyone will be saying how smart the Twins were for picking and choosing who they did to come or go.
  3. Jim Crikket's Avatar
    When you use the trade of Luis Castillo as your prime example in support of your argument, your credibility is kind of strained.
  4. Fanatic Jack's Avatar
    I agree the Pohlad family is tighter than a Cuban cigar. However, I have complete faith in GM Terry Ryan moving forward. Despite a small payroll he will find a way to make the Twins a winner. It sure as hell won't be in 2012 that is for sure.
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