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    Super Moderator All-Star twinsnorth49's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
    Just to be clear for those who've just joined the thread, while the forgoing argument has gone off the rails, the original question was this:

    What's the best way to make the Twins a competitive team again?

    Some have said that the Twins should try to lose for several years (4+) in order to accumulate higher draft picks during that time. Some us believe that a culture of losing is more harmful in the short and long run, pointing to the Pirates and Royals as evidence that losing in contagious and infectious, requiring decades to change... even with numerous high draft picks. There are further considerations about revenue and fan support to consider that no one has mentioned.
    Ok, maybe a bit sidetracked, I don't believe you can bottom this team out for 4+ years, the cost is too high. The team needs to give hope to the buying public that they can be remotely competitive in order to afford the kind of team and players everybody wants. That being said, the stable on the farm needs refilling and obtaining prospects who can move through the system faster is the only way we're going to contend again.

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    What a complete disaster of a series. Not one good thing to take away from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    What a complete disaster of a series. Not one good thing to take away from it.
    Blackburn hastened his demotion back to AAA?
    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ballÖ and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
    - Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's

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    Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
    Blackburn hastened his demotion back to AAA?
    This.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinsnorth49 View Post
    I don't believe you can bottom this team out for 4+ years, the cost is too high. The team needs to give hope to the buying public that they can be remotely competitive in order to afford the kind of team and players everybody wants. That being said, the stable on the farm needs refilling and obtaining prospects who can move through the system faster is the only way we're going to contend again.
    The above statement makes a lot of sense. Player acquistion, player development, and fielding a competitive team, depends on the Pohlads. They will decide(the Pohlads) when this team will be competitive again. I don't know how important fielding a winning team is to them? Remember, this is the ownership that tried to sell the team a few years ago, and also would have contracted the team a few years later.

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