Friday, November 23, 2007
Torii Hunter's recently signed deal with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim does not change the stance I made on my previous entry. Hunter would like to win a World Series ring with the Twins more than any other team. The Angels' offer (5 years, $85-90 million) to play next to Vladimir Guerrero, Garrett Anderson and/or Gary Matthews Jr. on grass in an outdoor stadium was nearly impossible to decline. Beyond Mr. Hunter himself, Torii must think of his wife and two children. As for Minnesota's next move, it'll be to do whatever is possible to battle for 3rd place in the 2008 American League central race.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
The Minnesota Twins signing of Craig Monroe is very reminiscent of that of Rondell White two seasons ago. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? We're yet to find out; but, one suspects a Torii Hunter signing is on the horizon. The currently longest tenured Twin is a free agent this off-season. Sure, he's weighing his options; but, I believe he would like to win a World Series with the Twins more than any other team - including the New York Yankees and the Texas (where he resides) Rangers. The MLB nation will have to wait and see, but new GM Bill Smith is undoubtedly doing what he can (within Carl Pohlad's financial reasoning) to sign the seven-year Gold Glove Hunter.
Friday, November 2, 2007
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