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Ramos Over-reaction

Well, this is my first attempt at actually writing something, and a lot of you may feel its garbage (and it probably is) but I just felt an overwhelming urge to say something:

Everyone needs to take a deep breath before we freak out about what the Twins are going to do with Wilson Ramos anymore.  There are some extremely intelligent baseball fans on this site (probably a collection of some of the most passionate and informed Twins fans on the planet), but I really feel like a lot of people have absolutely lost their minds in the face of Ramos' recent success.

Rewind one month - what percentage of average Twins fans knew who Wilson Ramos was?  How many of you (some of the most informed fans around) knew anything more about him than that he was a highly touted catching prospect?

Do you really think Ramos is that much more valuable now than he was a week or two ago? So he's had a stellar debut at the dish in 4 games... you really think that "caught the eye" of GM's across the league? You think Bill Smith sat back the other night and thought, "Holy Shit - this kid's actually pretty good!"?  I guarantee you the Twins had a pretty good idea of how talented Ramos is and so does every other executive in baseball.  If it wasn't right for the Twins to trade him last month, then why now? Where's the fire? Why can't we just enjoy his success thus far and be patient?  Who knows what happens a year down the road - maybe our needs change entirely, or maybe Ramos' has a monster year and his stock grows even more.

The point is, why are we all losing our minds debating what to do with him?  The kid's had less than 100 at-bats above AA ball.  You think his stock is sky-high because he had a great couple of games?  Trading him now makes no more sense than it did a month ago or it would two months from now.  His value isn't going to go up or down drastically in the next several months.  Let's all just take a deep breath before we blow our potentially biggest trade chip before we even know what he's worth and what we really need. 

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