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Monday, July 31, 2006

Twins have money to spend

The trade of Juan Castro June 13th (the day after the incredible run started) along with the trade today of Kyle Loshe, puts the Twins in position to take on 6 or 7 million in salary and not spending a dollar more then they intended opening day. I believe the Texas Rangers are on the hook for a portion of Alfonso Soriono's salary leaving whatever team trades for him on the hook for under $10 million a year. Add to that the revenue he would generate and financially it works for this year. Give up Torii Hunter to get him, and suddenly it makes financial sense long term.

Give them Torii Hunter, Scott Baker, and one or two of these guys (Boof Bonser, Glen Perkins, or the prospect they recived for Loshe), print the playoff tickets, and stick a guy hitting .290 with 32 HR's between Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau in the lineup. Reward the fans for their incredible support this weekend which also created considerable revenue.

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