Sid Hartman: Steinbach says young Twins require time to grow

  • Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 21, 2013 - 11:25 PM

The first-year coach, who spent the weekend filling in for manager Ron Gardenhire, sees promise on the roster.

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rshacklefordJul. 22, 13 2:53 AM

"Steinbach says young Twins require time to grow." ---- Hello?! The Twins team's new Peoples' Baseball Stadium broke ground on August 30, 2007 and that should have been the "GO" date when the "talent" should have started to want to play here starting in 2010. Will the 100 game loss season be this one? There are only two players that are marketed/advertised, those being Mauer and Morneau, and they're playing like they're saving themselves physically for golf in their later years. I don't blame them for that at all as they already have all the money they'll ever need so why risk their health? Morneau will be traded but Mauer will not. At least not until every ounce of marketability is squeezed from his name, TV commercials, and cheery family life. After that, the excuse will be that he costs a lot and he should get a chance to "play for a REAL contender." Which, again, means the Twins never deserved a new stadium paid for by the people.

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bruisedupJul. 22, 13 6:40 AM

Indifference is arriving for Twins fans and that's when you know things have gone from bad to worse. People are becoming indifferent to the losing and nothing being done about it. This Twins organization is training us to be that way. The message is to wait...and wait...and wait......

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JIMGAVIGSJul. 22, 13 7:01 AM

Given the Twins recent record on identifying 'prospects', they have as much chance at getting something valuable for Morneau as Stevie Wonder has picking out matching socks.

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minneg56Jul. 22, 13 7:12 AM

I was around for the last 2 stadium 'hand outs' and not likely to be around for the next one. But I can guarantee about 26 years from now the Twins owners will say they need a new stadium to be competitive ... For you Viking Stadium boosters ... the Vikes will be in the same spot as the Twins are right now very shortly after the ink dries on the last document signed to complete the stadium.

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kev5115Jul. 22, 13 8:55 AM

The current roster has to many AAA players. Playing in the Big Leagues and getting experience isn't going to help these guys because they simply aren't major league material to start with.

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pogofanJul. 22, 13 9:06 AM

But the Pirates also know that Morneau will be a free agent at the end of the season, so unless they're in full go-for-broke mode, they may not be willing to offer much for a three-month rental.

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partskcojJul. 22, 1310:27 AM

Sid The Tool Pohlads #1 Pocket Protector.....Pohlad is committed to maximizing the bottom line not winning a championship. He's no different than Carl The Contractor. He's just stuffing his pockets with cash and will do so as long as his new stadium can deliver it. Most folks just call it Greed!

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zammanJul. 22, 13 1:55 PM

Terry has already taken on the Gardy role. take it one day at a time. We do not have time to wait. Do something and get someone who will kick some butts of players and get them playing. You want a manager, not a friend....Where is Billy martin when you need him.

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zeldacJul. 22, 13 8:40 PM

How did Steinie get in the picture? I will tell you. The Twins rolled him out to take the heat off Gardy. Who can get mad at a new coach and one from Minnesota.

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BCanniffJul. 23, 13 1:31 PM

Wait till next year, or the year after that... when the kids they just drafted are ready to play. But what about wasting 3 seasons of Joe's prime years already? Even Tom Kelley is perplexed at why our super-rich owners can't even keep the few good players we have.

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