From: Portland, Oregon
Cards just traded for Goldschmidt for essentially one year. I'm ok with one year contracts.
However, the Cards will try to sign Goldschmidt to a multi year deal before he becomes a free agent next winter. And if he costs too much, they will let him go. They were smart enough to let Albert Pujols go.
If Schoop has a decent season, a one year deal won't make any sense if the Twins don't try to sign him to a multi-year deal.
As the Preacher in Blazing Saddles said applies to the Twins' Front Office,
Oh Lord! Do we have the strength to pull off this mighty task in one night...or are we just jerking off?
I see it as the Twins making a one-year run in 2019. Because by 2020 the White Sox and the next wave of Indians prospects will be up and contributing, and this will be a very difficult division to win. The Indians are susceptible this season, and the Twins are the closest competition.
But, according to your same likely source.......
Buxton and Sano will be full blown SuperStars in 2020 and so will be Lewis Thorpe.
Which leads us to our next batch of full blown SuperStars in 2021, Lewis and Kiriloff.
There’s just so much Superstarring in the AL Central Division, I can’t stand up.
But reality says, we’re all chasing New York and Boston.
The Curse of Mauer is gone!