02-26-2014, 09:02 AM #41
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Some time ago I read an article where Jim Pohlad acknowledged baseball is cyclical. They were in the process of forming a committee to study and try to alter this phenomenon. Our favorite team dominated the Central from 2002-2010 and they have every intention of doing it again.
02-26-2014, 09:16 AM #42
I wouldn't do it with Meyer or any of our pitchers personally. (Not that quickly at least) it only takes one arm injury to completely destroy a career, where as a position player doesn't have to worry about that as much.
With pitchers I think you at least wait 2-3 years into their major league career so you have some guess on how they can hold up."You miss 100% of the shots you don't take"- L. Harvey Oswald
02-26-2014, 09:29 AM #43
Should the Twins consider this option? Absolutely, if the stars line up and it makes sense for everyone - go nuts. But, as far as I can tell, this has happened for a significant player only twice in league history and one of those two guys is another roiding error away from being an awful investment. The stars don't align often, it shouldn't be planned on nor advocated as a common strategy IMO.
02-26-2014, 09:33 AM #44
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02-26-2014, 09:51 AM #45
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I think early long term contracts will soon become the norm for every club not named Yankees, Red Sox, Angels, and Dodgers. And Mike Trout's mega deal would be the most likely reason why.
02-26-2014, 12:30 PM #46
Don't mean to pile on, but I'll start worrying about the Jackson comp once Buxton starts suiting up for the VikingsBring a song and a smile for the banjo,
Better get while the gettin's good
Catch a ride to the end of the highway
Where the neons turn to wood
02-27-2014, 02:07 AM #47I just started the blog Troy Williamson's Hands which is about MN sports and whatever else I want to write--you can find it at http://troywilliamsonshands.blogspot.com/