Well, it’s all but official now. Michael Cuddyer is heading to the Colorado Rockies for 3 years and $31.5 million. I’m not going to get too in depth about it just in case Seth wants to write a
Gleeman-length Seth-length posting about it in the near future.
We all knew this was coming once the Twins inked Josh Willingham. Can anyone fault the Twins front office for thinking with their wallets instead of their hearts?
I could do a comparison between Cuddyer and Willingham to show how similar the end result should be offensively, but I’m pretty sure you’ve already read a well written blog entry about that.
Yes, Cuddyer seems like a heck of a good guy, and he’s more of a known commodity to us based on our familiarity with him over Willingham. But at the end of the day, being a good guy and having spent his entire professional career with the Minnesota Twins organization doesn’t make Cuddyer worth $3.5 million more per season than Willingham.
And of course the Twins net 2 extra top 100 draft picks for losing Cuddyer. They are certainly far from a sure thing, but I’ll take the chance to add some extra talent to the minor league system.
Anyhoo, I guess the main thing is to say thanks for the memories and good luck in Colorado, Cuddy!
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