What would it take (offseason moves) to get you interested in 2014?
by, 09-04-2013 at 12:45 PM (706 Views)
Since the front office will not use the language 'full rebuild'- let's take them at their word and approach offseason with dual purpose of setting us up with more depth for future while also fielding a more competitive team in 2014. While many postings are rightly talking up the minor league teams and speculating as to when/who will make impact, I'd like to know what realistic estimates would be for the following moves for 2014 as I believe this combination of trying to field a somewhat competitive team while building for future is right approach.
1) posting fee Masahiro Tanaka ($25mil?)
2) salary/yr to sign Tanaka ($10M/5yr?)
3) salary/yr and number of years Alexander Guerrero ($9M/4yr?)
4) salary/yrs to extend Pelfrey ($5M/2yr?)
5) salary/yrs to sign Maholm ($6M/2yr?)
4) flyer on Scott Baker (1.5M+inc/1yr?)
5) flyer on Johan Santana (1.5M+inc/1yr?)
How unrealistic is it to think the Twins might throw $25 as posting fee and $33 million to upgrade roster? 60% is to lock down SS and potential staff Ace into era of prospects rising. Am I high?
What are reasonable returns- hopefully pitching depth:
1) Dozier at winter meetings while value high
2) Willingham/Doumit at 2014 deadline assuming career average production through half season
? While I like where TR and the draft order benefit of sucking has taken our farm system, I am so ready to see the Twins take mentality of TRULY competing every year. Thoughts appreciated.