Melo255 wrote:GotowarMissAgnes wrote:Even good organizations make mistakes sometimes.
Exactly. Every team has plenty of players they have traded or cut that in retrospect would have helped them tremendously. It happens to every team in every sport. The Twins have been arguably the model franchise of the MLB and one mistake, even a really big one, is definitely excusable.
Yeah, I'd say their development of Johan Santana and Joe Mauer makes this one excusable.
Like everyone else said, the Twins had no idea what Ortiz would become. It happens to everyone, but it is interesting to think of what could have been.