The Pohlads have very little interest in wining. If it is a happy accident then great!! I don't recall anytime in the last 30 yrs that they have gone out and paid to bring in a top flight player as a free agent from another team. They rank where they do in revenue partly because fans get sick of being taken year after year. I'd be happy to pay more for tickets if I thought they were trying to win. As is I refuse to go to games as long as the staus quo continues. I'm happy to pay for Vikings tickets. Maybe they don't win the big game but there is no doubt they have made to effort to do so. That's all I ask.
On the Fan they say they don't expect them to shell out 200-300 million for free agents. Why not? There is enough interest that the fans would love it and deal with increased ticket prices. maybe they would command a better tv contract as well. I really don't understand how the tv contract works to be honest but I would think it would increase in short time. I believe we could be a top ten revenue team if it wasn't run like crap.
lol my little rant. Feel free to disagree but I'm tired of the same old crap.
How many are truly in on Harper and Machado...the Twins have spent on Cruz, Erv, Willingham, Reed, Nolasco, etc. just in the last couple. The biggest thing is spending money in a smart way and not overpay for Pelfrey, Nolasco, Correia, Hughes (after he was already signed)....if the can get Kimbrel and Kuechel at reasonable rates you do it......I really wouldn't mind Gio either.
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