...with the unattainable financial parameters established at $125-million-plus for Johan Santana, it’s only a matter of time before he is traded.Boy. Just when I had forgotten about how much that sucked. Thanks for the reminder.
When that happens, there will be only dismal short-term prospects for a team that dropped 17 games in the standings last season with Hunter, Silva and Santana on the roster.
Losing Santana, Silva and Matt Garza — dealt for Delmon Young — will mean losing exactly half the starts (81) and just more than 500 innings from last year’s staff.Yeah. It's a little terrifying to think about. And maybe Liriano will come back with a vengeance...but you never know after tommy john....so Those Girls are preparing themselves for the possibility of Scott Baker as our Opening Day pitcher. Pitching to Torii Hunter. We're trying to be excited about it. After all, save that one time, Scotty Baker tends to pitch phenomenal games when we're in attendance. Mostly, I just feel a little nauseous though.
That will leave a rotation of Liriano, Bonser and a handful of candidates with little big-league experience led by Scott Baker and Kevin Slowey. At least Liriano is expected to be ready to go in spring training after missing all of last season.
And you certainly can envision a July 31 trade-deadline scenario where the Twins part with Nathan, whose contract is up after next season, for more young pieces of the new puzzle.
Unfortunately, you also can envision the 2008 scenario of the Twins being more concerned with dropping behind the White Sox and Royals than catching the Indians and Tigers in the AL Central.
This is the worst sentence ever. I can't go back to the late 90s. I can't do it. Dear Sweet Jesus, don't make me go back.
Anybody know who these T-Wolves fans are? Maybe they will let us borrow their bags.