Comments on: How much payroll space do the Twins have and will they spend it? http://aarongleeman.com/2013/10/09/how-much-money-do-the-twins-have-to-spend-and-will-they-spend-it/ Baseball news, insight and analysis from Aaron Gleeman Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:08:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: andy4butler http://aarongleeman.com/2013/10/09/how-much-money-do-the-twins-have-to-spend-and-will-they-spend-it/comment-page-1/#comment-37208 Fri, 11 Oct 2013 18:10:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=108089#comment-37208 I agree with this with my whole heart. I am unfortunately a Twins fan stuck in Chicago and this has been “sold” to the Cubs fans where it is accepted. If they would just admit that they are planning for 2015, I wouldn’t mind. After all I wouldn’t trade a couple of our A prospects this off season for two years of David Price, would you? Look what Kansas City did. Trading for James Shields got them competitive, but are they closer or further away from the World Series by losing Wil Meyers in the deal.

The Twins just have to embrace a plan that goes all in for 2015.

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By: TC http://aarongleeman.com/2013/10/09/how-much-money-do-the-twins-have-to-spend-and-will-they-spend-it/comment-page-1/#comment-37206 Fri, 11 Oct 2013 01:00:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=108089#comment-37206 The Pohlad’s seem to be profit-taking and recouping their outlay on what they spent on Target Field. The good news is that we’ll — oops, I mean you’ll — have Ron Gardenhire and Rick Anderson next year. The Twins are dead to me.

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By: Lemko http://aarongleeman.com/2013/10/09/how-much-money-do-the-twins-have-to-spend-and-will-they-spend-it/comment-page-1/#comment-37205 Thu, 10 Oct 2013 15:02:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=108089#comment-37205 I disagree, most the pitchers in FA have more upside than the dregs that
the twins have. There are a few with potential upside that could be
around for the next winning team. Sure money needs to be spent-but its
not like the Twins are banking all of this savings for a future
year-budgeting a business does not work that way-its going into pockets
never to be seen again. Personally i would be ecstatic if the Twins threw money at the following pitchers: Feldman (30), Floyd (31), Gaudin (31), Hammel (31), Hughes (28), Johnson (30), Kazmir(30), Lincecum (30), Nolasco (31), Santana (31), Volquez (30). However all are young enough and have a K/9 rate that makes them non-targets for the twins.

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By: GagneWithASpoon http://aarongleeman.com/2013/10/09/how-much-money-do-the-twins-have-to-spend-and-will-they-spend-it/comment-page-1/#comment-37204 Thu, 10 Oct 2013 13:48:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=108089#comment-37204 The Twins’ playoff window is unlikely to reopen before 2015. They know it, we know it, and free agents know it. Why should we expect worthwhile free agents to want to sign with the Twins in 2014? The Twins have the best farm system in all of baseball right now. Letting our prospects grow, avoiding multi-year deals with mediocre players to save MLB roster space for those prospects when their time comes, and accepting that a poor record in 2014 will come with the silver lining of a high draft pick: that is the Twins’ strategy, and it’s sound. Cheap free agents willing to sign one-year deals with a losing team are cheap and willing for a reason. So next year will be tough, but the Twins are on the right track.

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By: Evan http://aarongleeman.com/2013/10/09/how-much-money-do-the-twins-have-to-spend-and-will-they-spend-it/comment-page-1/#comment-37203 Thu, 10 Oct 2013 00:09:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=108089#comment-37203 Agree totally. With the end of the steroid era, worthwhile free agents are going to be far rarer than they used to be. All teams are going to have to increasingly rely on drafting and player development.

The Twins drafting and development of starting pitchers over the past decade has been particularly terrible. Nothing can change that going into 2014. Even if they were to spend $40 million to try and shore up the staff, I doubt they could put a playoff caliber rotation together.

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By: joeyk22 http://aarongleeman.com/2013/10/09/how-much-money-do-the-twins-have-to-spend-and-will-they-spend-it/comment-page-1/#comment-37202 Wed, 09 Oct 2013 23:39:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=108089#comment-37202 If you think of the Twins as being more like a Country Club rather than a MLB team their decisions make more sense.

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By: JC http://aarongleeman.com/2013/10/09/how-much-money-do-the-twins-have-to-spend-and-will-they-spend-it/comment-page-1/#comment-37201 Wed, 09 Oct 2013 19:00:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=108089#comment-37201 you would be laughing that hard too if you worked for a MLB team who’s main goal is too turn a profit, not win therefore all you need to do is not spend money and ownership is happy.

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By: haplito http://aarongleeman.com/2013/10/09/how-much-money-do-the-twins-have-to-spend-and-will-they-spend-it/comment-page-1/#comment-37200 Wed, 09 Oct 2013 17:47:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=108089#comment-37200 This is the perfect picture for the post.

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By: steve http://aarongleeman.com/2013/10/09/how-much-money-do-the-twins-have-to-spend-and-will-they-spend-it/comment-page-1/#comment-37199 Wed, 09 Oct 2013 17:09:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=108089#comment-37199 I want to know where/when this picture was pulled of Terry Ryan. I like the guy but didn’t think he had a any sense of humor – especially not to be laughing as hard as he is in the background. Must have been a pretty good joke…

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By: mackypinky http://aarongleeman.com/2013/10/09/how-much-money-do-the-twins-have-to-spend-and-will-they-spend-it/comment-page-1/#comment-37198 Wed, 09 Oct 2013 15:40:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=108089#comment-37198 WAITING WITH BAITED BREATH!!! Actually, I’m enjoying watching good teams play meaningful October baseball and letting my Twins worries melt away. Who’s with me?

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