The Twins kick off tonight’s action in line to have the sixth pick in next year’s amateur draft, but they’re within three games of picking as high as fourth and as low as fifteenth. While the Twins are out of postseason contention, there are still thirty three games left on the Twins schedule that hold a whole lot of value. There might not be a big difference in value between the sixth and tenth picks, but if the Twins fall past that tenth spot they would no longer have a protected draft pick, which means they would not be given a compensatory draft pick the following year if they were unable to sign their 2014 selection.
I’m certainly not arguing that the Twins should go out and try and lose games, just that the real goal for the remainder of the season should be on finding out what kind of talent is available in the system and seeing that talent on the field in Minnesota.
|Kansas City Royals||
|Gordon, A, LF||Dozier, 2B|
|Bonifacio, 3B||Herrmann, C, RF|
|Hosmer, 1B||Morneau, 1B|
|Butler, B, DH||Willingham, LF|
|Perez, S, C||Doumit, C|
|Lough, RF||Colabello, DH|
|Getz, 2B||Plouffe, 3B|
|Escobar, A, SS||Thomas, C, CF|
|Dyson, J, CF||Florimon, SS|
|_Shields, P||_Correia, P|
So Kevin Correia went seven innings without giving up a run and the Twins’ bullpen blew it?
That’s not the way it’s supposed to work. – JC