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How scary would the Twins be if they still had D. Ortiz?

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Postby sportsaddict » Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:34 am

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. :-b

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.
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Postby chinch sacs » Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:00 pm

I'm not saying the desision was a bad one at the time, it just leaves a bad taste in their mouth I'm sure...

They are a great francise, they need to figure out 3B though, Terry Tiffee, Tony Buatista and Nick Punto the last couple of years is pathetic.
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Postby ChipperJonesFanatic » Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:42 pm

I have a solution....

A-Rod :-b
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Postby BlueBandit24 » Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:43 pm

Ortiz definitely would have improved and been a staple of the lineup, but I don't think he would have reached the level of success he has had in Boston. Hitting in front of Manny in a hitters ballpark has certainly helped and the Red Sox has seemingly given him more freedom than the Twins ever did. Ortiz in Boston has been good for baseball so I can't really regret the move the Twins did make.
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Postby teddy ballgame » Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:44 pm

RocketsDWM wrote:Yep, every team has one of these guys that they shouldnt have let go.

Red Sox and Clemens for instance.

That's completely different. He was already an elite pitcher when they didn't resign him. A player leaving through free agency to get paid happens multiple times every year in every sport.
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