Actually, the Twins' front office is even more idiotic than we first thought, as they don't even understand MLB's contract rules.
The biggest reduction they can offer is 20%. Which means, AT MINIMUM, Craig Monroe will earn $3.84 million next season.
What a waste.
And, it scares the crap out of me that the Twins GM pulled the trigger on the deal before he understood the rules. What's next? Sending a double A lefty to Arizona for Mark Grace only to realize afterward that Gracey's retired? Terry Ryan's success was always about attention to detail and solid research. So far, the new Twins' front office regime isn't showing either.
Could we be in for another rebuilding decade? Holy heck I hope not.
By the way, why the hell are the URL's over at mlb.com so freaking long? Very annoying for the average cut and paster.
Also, the article contains some good news about Blackburn down in the AFL. Check it out.
The Twins have so much GOOD and YOUNG pitching in their system. Sooner or later they are going to need to part with a couple arms if they want to bolster their lineup.