Another long summer, Part 1: 2014 not looking much better for Twins

  • Article by: PHIL MILLER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 26, 2013 - 6:03 AM

The Twins’ plan appears to be to wait on their prospects, meaning a quick turnaround is unlikely.

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caferevSep. 21, 13 8:42 PM

Nothing will get better until Terry Ryan is gone. We"re on our way to another 94 or 95-loss season and, my god, the stench emanating from Ryan's hubris...this isn't "rebuilding," my friends; this is complete and utter ineptness. You can talk about the past all you want, but the truth is clear: Ryan hasn't fielded a competent team in almost a decade. His ideas are tired, tattered, and obsolete.

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BallFourSep. 21, 13 8:43 PM

Signing free agents might not win a division. It will almost certainly put an end to 90-loss seasons.

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detachedSep. 21, 13 8:46 PM

Sounds like the Twins already know that if you're not going to buy your way to contention through free agency and if you don't have big names to trade (except a $23mil singles hitter with a no trade clause), you have to have a well-oiled farm system. So what have the Twins been doing with their farm system that has led to such dismal records for the last three years and next one or two at least?

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thome2011Sep. 21, 13 8:51 PM

Unless we wake up tomorrow and the Pohlads have sold the team, not a dang thing is going to change. I'm done with this team and will not spend another dime on anything Twins related. I'm tired of being insulted and played for a fool.

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samihoustonSep. 21, 13 9:17 PM

Great. 2014: Another summer with no baseball.

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The Master speaksSep. 21, 13 9:28 PM

Poor Joe Mauer....he is being wasted on this team, let him come to NY...he would look good in pinstripes. The Pohlads Twins will make money next year.....that is priority 1 for the Pohlads.

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themarvmeyerSep. 21, 13 9:36 PM

There is little hope and certainly no faith that Ryan will lead us anywhere but further down the rabbit hole. With Morneau and Mauer no doubt talking about how it feels to play on a contender, I wonder if Joe might be open to a trade. Certainly, he will be on the downside of his contract before we are anything but pretenders.

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lehun14Sep. 21, 13 9:49 PM

I made a note on my calendar to look for Twins tickets in 2017. Until then......

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twinsajsfSep. 21, 1310:19 PM

Master--well said; both Mauer and Gardy deserve better than to be connected to this abysmal team. I hope Gardy is freed and able to find another managing job that is worthy of his talent. I realize that will not happen with Mauer, so I can only hope that we assemble a combination of newly acquired and homegrown talent in the next few years to make his talent relevant.

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raskelmanSep. 21, 1310:21 PM

Gardy's comments make it sound like he is coming back.

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