Sid Hartman: Twins farm system suffering drought

  • Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 29, 2011 - 12:29 AM

Only Denard Span and Danny Valencia have emerged as position players in recent years; no one else is ready.

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rhinohornMay. 28, 11 9:05 PM

What did the Pohlads do with the consession money from the Killebrew salute?

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tmack24May. 28, 11 9:10 PM

I honestly cannot believe I read that; the Twins fans are spoiled by the team's past success in the division. How about the playoff record? I wonder what Doug Woog thinks when he reads something like that. We were told they couldn't compete without a new ball park, plain and simple. They have a new ball park and are in last place, and the fans are spoiled?? Perhaps the front office should stop being spoiled by counting the income they are getting from the fans, and wake up and listen to the fans and read these postings and change things. Every time any of the front office personnel are asked about the revenue coming in the answer is always the same, they are not going to tell us what it is, but it has surpassed their wildest dreams. Okay, great, you demanded a new ball park in order to compete, you got it, and now the fans get to see this type of last place baseball, and the fans are spoiled? Can someone help me out here, if I am being spoiled I think I should be alot more pleased with the investment in the new ball park, what do you think Mr. Woog? Whom is spoiled: the fans, or the front office? By the way, haven't heard from them lately. Not suprising, probably too busy counting cash to see what we are seeing.

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stanbobMay. 28, 11 9:36 PM

If the twins took the profits from one bag of popcorn and used it to resign cuddyer they would be over spending.

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rwindremMay. 28, 11 9:42 PM

Another player besides the ones you mentioned averaged a double-double this season. Deron Williams also averaged a double double, in fact a 20 and 10 season. The ones you mention averaged 10+ points and 10+ rebounds. Williams averaged double figures in points and assists, which also counts.

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PooOnUMay. 28, 11 9:57 PM

I bet Kris Humphrey's mother is so proud. When the Nets played the Wolves at Target Center, Kris' mom was seated far away from his bridge to be. Most have been a certain movie well traveled on the Internet.

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bearcat22May. 28, 1111:22 PM

We dont need to worry about signing Cuddyer. That would be worse than the Hardy for Hoey move. Let Cuddyer and Nathan walk.

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lindy_frank123May. 28, 1111:48 PM

If getting to the playoffs is getting "spoiled"Sid you don't know what spoiled is. Note here Joe Mauer is the face oh the Twins so why wasn't he at Zharmons tribute? He 's turned into a selfish prima Donna. Trade him and his huge salary to the Yankees for picking and catching. He's not helping this club by "calling the shots ".

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boss302May. 28, 1111:51 PM

I love how all of the unimpressive minor league reinforcements Sid listed have a higher batting average than "Major League Catcher" Drew Butera

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maypowMay. 29, 11 2:03 AM

Sid....Humphries...a Gopher "standout"...he deserted the program after a year....that is not a standout.

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RebelMay. 29, 11 6:35 AM

Lindy Frank, I believe Mauer is in Florida trying to get back into shape so he can get back to "calling the shots." So you would rather him fly back to Mpls, lose two days of rehab to shed a tear? Come on and get real with your comment.

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