Overpay yes, but "significantly"? Would the pitcher the Tigers just signed have demanded $20 million more from the Twins vs. Detroit? I doubt it.Minnesota is almost always going to have to significantly overpay to get top starting pitchers. Just paying a little bit more than everyone else won’t get it done most times. I love having an outdoor stadium but it does put us at a big disadvantage when trying to attract top arms. Development and trades are our best bet.
The Twins have almost zero guaranteed $ committed beyond 2023. They can afford two top-end starters and to lock up Buxton. Failure to do so is 100% on the front office.