Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Where have you gone Terry Ryan?

It is frustrating being a Minnesota Twins fan. What in the world was Bill Smith thinking today when he traded away Johan Santana for crap. He got absolutely nothing in return. The 4 losers he picked up from the Mets will most likely not even contribute this year - possibly never. I understand that he works for the biggest tight-wad (east of bidwell) in sports...but still, make a better deal. As bad as it would have been to trade him to the Yankees, at least we would have gotten Hughes, Cabrera and a couple of other no-namers. Instead he sat on it and ended up with nothing. Apparently he was jealous that there were crappier teams with smaller payrolls out there so he did the only thing he could to compete with them. AUGH! This is so frustrating.

2 comments:

Mr. Anderson said...

Lang,

I agree with you about Smith and Pohlad. They should have pulled the trigger earlier and gotten more in return. However, we have had some trades that looked bad in the past but turned out pretty good. The thing that upsets me the most about this is the fact that Pohlad is a tight wad. He is 175 years old and thinks that he should still be saving his money for the future. I just wished he decided to reward the greatest fans in baseball with a few years of spending...

Skippy said...

Sometimes I think my deep hatred of Steinbrenner comes from an intense jealousy.