- May 17, 2013
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They had no one to sell. Or are you saying they should do a complete rebuild? Because that would be insane. Two of three additions will be around next year. So not a big deal if they don’t go anywhere this year.
Agreed. Absolutely ridiculous to entertain the idea of a complete rebuild this year while sitting in first place in your division. The ongoing negativity towards the front office of this team is tired and lazy, in my view. Frankly, they have not acted like their own reputation would suggest. That isn't to say all the moves have worked out as hoped.
- They were extremely aggressive before the season started in acquiring Urshela, Sanchez, Paddock, and Pagan. Urshela and Sanchez have been solid. Paddock has been injured. Pagan has been horrible. They succeeded in getting rid of Donaldson's contract. Garver is out for the year. Rogers has been terrible for the Padres before getting traded. Rohrvedt is not a major league caliber player. They sent money to the Padres to play some of Rodgers salary. You can argue none of these moves were hugely impactful for any of the teams involved but I still don't dislike any of the moves today.
- They were willing to send away one of their elite prospects in the offseason to bring back a top end starter in Sonny Gray. The ink won't be dry on this one for awhile but I still like the move.
- They signed the biggest free agent on the board in Correa in a very team friendly contract in terms of length and dollars. If he does opt out after the year, he kept the seat warm for the organization's top prospect. If he doesn't opt out, you have an elite player at shortstop and will need to figure something out for Lewis. This was always going to be a win unless Correa fell off the map or got injured.
- They were hyper aggressive yesterday in adding three/four players in areas of need and gave up a number of prospects in un-Twins like fashion but did manage to not give away any of their current big league talent or from their elite prospect tier. They added a couple guys that will help them next year in the process.
All that being said, I still prefer the Twins approach this year over the White Sox and Guardians. You try to get into the playoffs and at least get the losing streak monkey off your back and go from there.