01-29-2013, 10:39 AM #81
Lots of commentators sure seem to be putting a lot of faith in Diamond...
Wish I had the same faith.
01-29-2013, 10:44 AM #82
01-29-2013, 04:29 PM #83
Look, all the level-headed realists are saying has been obviously clear for some time. The Twins have 2 former MVPs at top dollar and a brand new stadium and they can't decide if they are rebuilding or getting up off the 2011 canvass to take advantage of their 2 special core players for a quick reload back to relevancy. Playing the "big-picture" game on the fence rarely, if ever works. I've loudly and constantly advocated for full rebuild, but since the Twins are going to play it in the middle, I've recommended moves that help in the long run and keep the team economically viable until the next wave is firmly ensconced. The Red Sox are where the Twins were a year ago and look at what they've done, I'd just like to see the Twins attempt a similar though admittedly-restriced and smaller economic model along the same lines. It really isn't that difficult to comprehend.
I never once uttered "win as many games as you can", I have no idea where that came from.
Originally Posted by oldnurse
Last edited by jokin; 01-29-2013 at 04:43 PM.
01-29-2013, 04:46 PM #84
01-29-2013, 04:48 PM #85
I hear ya Jokin... I'm not convinced that Mauer with 23 Million hanging on him will fetch much. I don't know for sure... But I gotta think that 23 Million a year will lower the return significantly.
I kinda lean toward the rebuild you are talking about but I think that rebuild would have to be done with Mauer on the roster.
01-29-2013, 10:52 PM #86