I’m glad the Red Sox won the series. They’re my #2 team, so I’m a happy camper. Especially since my #1 team (the Twins) happen to be the most disorganized, backwards acting team in the world right now.
They extended Joe Nathan‘s contract for another year – $6 million for another year as the closer. Never mind we’ve got this fantastic relief pitcher named Pat Neshek that didn’t even make $400,000 last year. Yeah, Nathan’s proven himself for the past few years, but Neshek could do the job. He didn’t have the greatest last half of the season this year, but it’s not like there was anyone else on the Twins roster that deserved to be in the post-season. Besides Torii Hunter.
Speaking of Torii Hunter… The Twins have 15 days to talk Carl Pohlad into opening up his wallet and doing what they can to resign the most awesome player on the entire team. He’s 32 and wants a five year deal; basically, that kinda leads me to believe he wants to retire with the Twins. He’s the freakin’ spokesperson of the Twins. Nobody else on the roster has enough personality or passion to deal with the media on a day-to-day basis. If they don’t sign up, then what? We lose a player people love watching and we’ll wind up with another season where we all complain about how we need some hitters in the line up.
It doesn’t make much sense to me, but then again, this could probably be why I don’t work in the Twins front office. Or anywhere for that matter.