I really enjoy writing this blog, but you wouldn't know that by looking at the recent history.
As exciting as some of the off season trades and news is, it's not exciting enough in my mind to write about.. I love following the trades and free agent signings as much as the next blogger, but I can't seem to find enough interesting things about the deals to warrant a post.. And I basically refuse on principle to write about the Mitchell report or any of the Congressional hearings..
The biggest piece of news to come out of this month, in my opinion happened just yesterday with the Santana trade.
Most experts and writers out there seem to feel that the Twins got the short end of the stick with this deal.. However according to Baseball America and Mvn.com, the Twins received the Met's #2,3,4 and 7th ranked prospects..
That's really not a terrible deal, but the consensus seems to be that none of the prospects taken are major league ready. Which is a lot different from the packages the Yankees and Red Sox were offering earlier this winter. In each of those packages, the Twins would have received at least 2 major league ready players.
I do think the Twins and their ownership over played their hand. We're in a era right now where teams, even the big market ones, are protecting their best prospects more and more. The Twins sat back and hoped that the Yankees or Red Sox would throw an over-the-top offer at them, but that didn't happen. They were left with a decent deal from the Mets, but it's probably not as good as the ones they could have had if they had pulled the trigger when the Yankees and Red Sox came calling.
It's a lovely 43 degrees outside today, which is considerably warmer then it has been.. As the weather goes up, so will the amount I'm posting on this blog. Stay tuned!