Well, another winter is ending and another spring is about to start. I don't know why but it seems the older I get the faster the dead days btwn seasons feel shorter.
Anyway, it's been another quiet offseason for the Twins. Feels more like the typical offseason for the Twins instead what Mr. Smith did last year. In comparison to most offseasons, last offseason felt like a drunken night on the town. One of the things I'm looking forward to finding out is whether young Mr. Young will bounce back or still look like a bad circus act in LF.
There is a part of me that feels fine w/ the Twins not signing Blake, or Crede, or Gagne. I like that the team feels that they have what they need already up or ready to come up this season. Afterall, I seem to remember the Twins doing the same when they had the UN infield and Radke, Milton, and Mays on the mound. Yes, I know they didn't win any rings then but they were fun to watch. I don't know if this batch of players matches up to those teams but once again the Twins seem to want to win on their terms or not at all. Avoiding injury I think the Twins will give us fans another fun season to follow.
They might be following this philosophy to a fault, afterall, wasn't there better arms for the 8th inning than what we got? but I'm not surprised by the quiet winter. Seems to me that, that is the norm and I've grown fine w/ that. I think the Rays showed MLB that a young team can compete for a WS title. I guess it is ok that the Twins want to win their way b/c if they do it will be that much sweetier.
Looking forward to another season,