June 27, 2006

The AL Central is a Cruel, Cruel Beast

After tonight's win over the Dodgers, the Twins have won five straight and 15 of their last 17- and in that time, have picked up only a half a game on first-place Detroit, and a game and a half on wild-card leader Chicago. Those Twins- they can't win even when they win. Then again, I guess it's payoff for all those years that the rest of the division sucked.

And now, just in the last three days two different national columnists (Stark, Rosenthal) and one local one (Souhan) have weighed in with just about the same column on what they'll do with Torii Hunter. I say, trade him at the deadline. It'll be painful, yes, but you don't give a long-term deal to a 30-year-old with declining offensive numbers, just so he can play in the new ballpark. Try to get a good young pitcher and third baseman in return.

Posted by Stephen Silver at June 27, 2006 01:40 AM

Who will get traded first? Garnett or Hunter? I think Hunter should stay (Lew Ford would be an awful centerfielder), but Garnett should be traded.

Posted by: Jeff S at June 27, 2006 07:16 AM

Ooooh the humanity. What do we have to do to gain a game on Detroit? This is insane!

Posted by: Jeff S at June 27, 2006 10:41 PM
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