Well, with Torii Hunter signing with the Angels for $90 million, the Twins have surely saved enough money to continue their pursuit of A-Rod! They can probably offer A-Rod as much as $7 million a year! Haha...kidding aside, it's sad to see Torii go, but I can't really blame him. $90 million dollars for playing a game is ridiculous money. That's setting up every single one of your relatives and offspring for many, many generations. That's starting a kajillion foundations to do charitable work. That's more than the GNP of some countries. My prediction is that Torii will have two or three really good years with the Angels, and then taper off. He's a little old to be offering a 5-year deal to. The scuttlebutt is that the Twins offered him $45 million for 3 years, but he wanted a longer deal.
Anyway, as the Twins prepare to deal Johan Santana, all I can say is, let the rebuilding begin! It'll be fun opening the new stadium in 2010 with Joe Mauer and...all those other guys who will be there...like, um...Nick Punto? I just hope the Twins get some good players for Santana. I'm glad the Twins traded Matt Garza, simply for the fact that I can't stand watching him pitch on TV! He always looks like he just tasted something really gross, or he has peanut butter on the roof of his mouth, so he's always flicking his tongue, it's very strange. And he does this literally all the time, like he has OCD or something. Take your tongue flicking to Tampa Bay, Matt Garza!