I was perplexed when the team didn't trade Span last year, and there were plenty of fans and media members who felt the same way. So finally the team does the right thing and pulls the trigger.
And what's the first thing I see about it?
Now, this is a smart person who posted this. Maybe this was his favorite player. But if not this is a classic example of Twins fan of the post-"Get to know 'em/Piranna's/Smell 'em" era: damned if you do, damned if you don't.
Every move, rightful or not, as been skewed by Twins Territory. The organization made some bad moves, yes. But guess what? They fired their GM. They've gotten rid of many of the head cases. They won't admit it but they're in rebuild mode.
That's fine if if you're angered by this since Target Field is fairly new, but before you make that argument answer a question: Were you a Hennepin County taxpayer from 2006-2009? If no skip the next part. If yes do this:
Google "Miami Marlins Trade".
Who can hate the Twins dumping $11 million in payroll for a centerfielder when there's a better centerfielder on the team (Ben Revere)?
A position that will be played better in two years by one of the top prospects in the organization (Aaron Hicks)?
Who can hate the fact that they traded for a player who does something a handful of other guys in the whole organization do (throw in the mid-90's) and has a higher upside than (be a front of the rotation starter?) any pitcher in the minors currently?
I hate the Johan Santana trade, I hate the Matt Cappa trade, I sure don't hate this one.